Discussion Group 1

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Dear Students on April 2nd we will be presenting the first of the student lectures. The second half of the lecture we would like to organize a debate. Therefore, we ask kindly for your contribution and participation.The topic of the discussion is Adaptive Cycle & Innovation.

We ask you to submit a statement to this wiki page about innovation, or the adaptive cycle related to innovation. You can visit our group page in the meanwhile for some ideas about innovation and related topics. We will select a number of statements sent in by you, to debate in class. If your statement is selected, you will be asked to briefly explain your argument and a discussion will follow.


Please submit your statement in the following format, "Name: your statement" in the section below.

Keep in mind that your statement should only be one sentence, and should not contain a question or any arguments (i.e. because...). Finally, your statement should be 'debatable'.

Some examples:

Innovation is a creative process that cannot be managed.

Organizations only innovate when they are facing a crisis situation.

Submit your Statement

Valeria Pogadajeva: Innovation can easily become a reason of the crisis in the organization.
Alfred Baars 17:03, 19 March 2012 (CET) : Managers with order-based personalities (blue in the spiral dynamics) are unfit to lead innovative organizations/to lead an organization in times of innovation
Tycho Koning: Innovation is not absolutely necessary.
Susanne Primowees: Innovation is a way out of a financial crisis.
Gianantonio Me: Innovation is a mere business rhetoric.
Boris Rottmann: The goal of innovation is to create business value.
Jolanta Wos: The more revolutionary the innovation is, the more resistance it will encounter and the longer it will take to be adopted.
Adhil Parker: Innovation need not be about re-inventing the wheel.
Stefania Dangila: There is a connection between organizational innovation and organizational change.
Tobias van Oerle: Red tape within large organisations often stops the innovation that is needed to put the organisation back on track.
Bernhard Heyer: Substantial investment in R&D creates organisational resilience