Through collaboration between
Knowledge Harvester and Know
Inc., we are now able to offer this initial operational
version of the software.
You can download a web version ($40)
or have a CD shipped to you
| For a
limited time only we offer the Knowledge Innovation®
set: a CD copy
of the software with a copy of the book - Innovation Strategy
for the Knowledge Economy - upon which the software is based
is available in several languages and comes complete with a free Study
Guide. It details the evolution of the movement, an
architectural foundation and new managerial concepts to be put
into practice. We strongly recommend using the text and the guide
to facilitate discussion.
Ordering availability is provided through KnowledgeShop.com.
At last... Software to Support an Internal
Organizations need innovative products and services to meet the demands of an increasingly
sophisticated clientele. An effective business strategy integrates a company vision with
competencies intended to meet the competition in the marketplace. Very few, however,
understand the importance of managing the innovation process for future sustainability.
Many confuse invention with innovation. Many confuse
innovation with creativity. Most are trying to manage according to a value-chain of
activities that are simply outdated in terms of the current economic environment in which
What is the process of innovation?
What are the economic, human and technological dynamics involved? Who leads the innovation
process? Is there a way to make the process explicit and thereby measure and monitor the
various aspects of innovation strategy? Indeed, there is.
International Ltd., in conjunction with Know,
Inc. has developed Assessment
of Knowledge Innovation®, software specifically designed for assessing the innovation
process within the corporate environment. Over a decade of research and numerous case
studies have been converted into a framework for the innovation dialogue. This assessment
methodology systematically analyzes your organization's ability to create new ideas, and
translates those ideas into viable products and services that can be expeditiously moved
into the marketplace
The ten modules in the Assessment of Knowledge Innovation® software provide an organized, effective tool
for calibrating the innovation strategy of an organization.
Unique features of the Knowledge Innovation Process
- Based upon the flow of knowledge, not the flow of technology.
- Based upon management systems research that created one of the
first management architectures in the world.
- Capitalizes upon systems dynamics.
- A universal process that applies to organizations of any size,
sector (i.e., profit and not-for-profit), industry, or region of the world.
- Designed to untap the tacit knowledge of an organization and
convert insights into actionable plans and programs.
- Can be customized to the language and the initiative of any given
- Designed to create a common language and shared purpose around
topics integral to managing for future success.
- Initiates a solid foundation upon which an organization can build
viable products and services.
Organization assessments usually focus upon what is missing (i.e.,
deficiencies, weaknesses, sub-standard results). In contrast, this assessment software is
designed to focus on organizational strengths, allowing participants to discover how their
own capabilities contribute to the organization as a whole. Only from a meaningful
analysis will come increased insight into the organization's potential for innovation. The
value of this approach - an innovation snapshot of the entire organization - lies in the
opportunity to step back from day-to-day operations, view the system as-a-whole as well as
the interrelationship of the parts.
This software tool and methodology will enable you to:
- Create a synergy of shared purpose among managerial experts across
multiple functions, sectors, industries and geographies.
- Measure the current competencies of your organization against
desired goals for optimal business success.
- Manage a dialogue among al stakeholders (e.g., suppliers, partners,
distributors, customers and even competitors).
- Leverage investments made in market research, education/training,
organization transformation, advertizing and the use of computer/communications
- Gain a structured method to observe the flow of knowledge - from
idea creation to commercialization.
- Translate your organization's vision into a plan of action to
maximize your ability to innovate.
Instructional guides available upon request.
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