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Paul Hobcraft

Paul Hobcraft researches and works across innovation, looking to develop novel innovation solutions and frameworks where appropriate. He provides possible answers to many issues associated with innovation with a range of solutions that underpin his advisory, coaching, and consulting work at www.agilityinnovation.com. His aim is to support individuals, teams, and organizations in their innovation activity applying what he has learned to further develop core innovation understanding so clients can achieve positive and sustaining results from their innovating activities to extend and build their capacity and capabilities.

Paul's Posts

Ideation & Collaboration

The Future of Internal Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing has been interesting to me intellectually for some time, it seems to have the ability to help solve vexing...

Building a Compelling Business Case for an Integrated Innovation Framework
Methods & Frameworks

Building a Compelling Business Case for an Integrated Innovation Framework

All too often strategy is not influencing the behaviours and outcomes around innovation, it is simply allowing them to b...

Valuing an Integrated Framework -  Introducing the Executive Innovation Work Mat
Methods & Frameworks

Valuing an Integrated Framework -  Introducing the Executive Innovation Work Mat

Innovation stands in service to strategic goals such as growing market share, differentiation and disrupting adjacent ma...

The Integrated Innovation Framework
Methods & Frameworks

The Integrated Innovation Framework

We cannot get away from the reality that in most of our organizations we have a disconnect going on around innovation. R...

The Critical Aspects for an Innovation Vision
Strategy & Alignment

The Critical Aspects for an Innovation Vision

When we consider developing an innovation vision it's easy to get bogged down in details as we craft and then re-craft t...

Sorting Through the Management Tools and Trends
Methods & Frameworks

Sorting Through the Management Tools and Trends

We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. The numbers are accelerating, and if anyt...

How to Apply the Four Lenses of Innovation
Methods & Frameworks

How to Apply the Four Lenses of Innovation

Rowan Gibson wrote a book called “The Four Lenses of Innovation: A power tool for creating thinking” that came out earli...

Deeper Reading or Quick Summary- Often We Don’t Have the Time?
The Innovation Manager

Deeper Reading or Quick Summary- Often We Don’t Have the Time?

I recently wrote a post “Delving into a complex world- finding research to help you learn and adapt”. On reflection I sh...

Delving into a complex world - finding research to help you learn and adapt
The Innovation Manager

Delving into a complex world - finding research to help you learn and adapt

"The world has never been as complex, dynamic and uncertain as it is today and the pace of change will only increase." W...

The Challenge is for Organizations to Think Differently About Ecosystems
Trends & Future Thinking

The Challenge is for Organizations to Think Differently About Ecosystems

(This is part two of an article on ecosystems - read the first part here) Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us ...

Opening up our thinking towards ecosystems has a powerful effect
Trends & Future Thinking

Opening up our thinking towards ecosystems has a powerful effect

Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring. We are evaluating and changing o...