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This file unveils the details about the 8th out of 18 laps described into the "18 Laps....." story.
Note : if you have a perspective feeling of "Deja Vu" it is absolutely orthogonal, but you are on line and remembering of a DREAM is fine.
Innovation is partly in this rapid road-mapping and entanglement experience between different stories and dimensions.It is innovating for space-time contraction, and time re-allocation, fuel to DARE diving in deeper innovation.
Few companies organize to walk multiple paths to re-invent themselves.
Although this is what you ought to DO to keep or acquire a leading edge.
Few companies organize to 3 Disciplines, like run, bike and swim multiple paths to cross-invent themselves.
It is difficult enough to engage in change venues, for transitions between each are moments (called T1 and T2) where you loose time, as a start.
See : advanced managers would be inspired to benchmark the so dedicated and innovation oriented community of tri-athlets.
When on innovation winding trails, roads and waters, young impetuous and furious start-ups aim at getting on the one and early grown skill or product to speed-up delivery. So they stabilize and specialized on one single discipline and fast-track distance.
Likewise few companies set up the environment for individuals to recycle their own talents and personal creative process.
Neither train them as multi-discipline innovators, nor build a complete team covering all disciplines and events.
Most hire talents for specific skills, to be immediatly used on recurrent issues, or to maintain succesfull processes.
We interviewed a guy who experienced a counter-intuitive on the job training resembling a 18 laps race event inside the innovation pool into the same company.
Some kind of initiatic extensive workout for innovation talent development.
This story is 100% facts based.
It describes each experience as one swim stroke progression effort.
Lap 8 is all about space and time relativity control as a lever for innovation.
Only bias is a daring optimism, that is expected to contaminate peers with dreaming and daring ambitions.
We are talking a 20 years period.Laps are not chronologic.Lap 8 has been tested for 2 decades with a new application in 2012 in Thailand with proximity managers.
Rocks ('n'Roll) Time Experience with Team Leaders / Credit Shen Fen Yan 2012
The company where the "pool" hosted this swimming-like workout has grown with fast pace from 5 to 50 thousands employees in the considered time.
Daring to expand from regional to global Dream.
Although this organization is considered by analysts as innovative, no official program has been set up for such long distance and multi experience dive as the designated perspective alley.
Story-telling in this company is used with parcimony to help bridging solid roots past and race against the clock future.
For young recruits joining it is a mysterious speech, where everyone is expected to be very patient to get a chance to shine, while being without notice thrown into a pool without much buoyancy.
A recurrent quote is that the core trade basics require "5 years to learn how to float and keep an eye on the wall clock".
(For detailed oriented clues investigators you can notice between the entangled stories how verbal quotes can evolve through transmission...)
With few written materials about horizon management and how to save hours for dreaming and daring, coupled with a fast expanding company and individuals scopes, the guy interviewed rapidly understood that problems will come up quickly without much troubleshooting guide.
This was not about firefighting. All the opposite : with innovative grids for managing way above the over-simplified urgent vs important rule, not applicable any longer in the community world.
Young recruit and lap 8 experience fellows were de facto feeling like scouting and crawling on a "Terra Incognita".
Draft and incomplete maps provided were not representing the territory.
Basically a major switch of personal time management, as it is considered as the critical resource for an agile team.
Fairtrade is to switch from "Against the clock" routine to "Let's free up some time for breathing and dreaming"..
Our recruit is describing his professional experience as a swimming workout.
Lap 8 training is about developing the capability for leaders as much as challengers to realize that innovating means starting by visualizing and not necessarely from the brand new squeaky clean white page, stainless blueprint or empty lab board.
And by accepting to give a relay to a team member and accept to switch to the role of the coach for some time.
Many would prefer "18 holes experience green field" for a title.
And the story to lead through a nice golf course 3D HDMI picture.
Appealing outdoor demanding exercise.
Concentration and precision skills development drive.
Diversity in the landscape. Time for mind large screen simulation and relief computation.
Sorry, the journey sounds quite more repetitive, breath-taking but for no gorgeous scenery.
Against the clock.And bouncing back on a wall.
Our recruit is describing his professional experience as a swimming workout.
Here is the eigth out of 18 Questions & Answers giving details of the experience :
In/ In : Q8.Do your coach(es) and sponsors encourage you to carve out space for innovation in the midst of all the “busyness” that chokes out the time for innovation?
Freestyle John Linchpin: Yeap. 3D it is called !
I do coaching too. And in such context I train my team according to a personal adaptation (deviant is it really?) of a motto proposed in the years of 2001 to 2003 to the US region team members by a master coach who loved to prepare himself for raids to the great north on the Canadian soil or downunder pole, and applied it to teams.
A "Dream Dare Do" famous three tier proposal that I discuss to define a ratio for each individual and each season according to its own development stage (rookie of the year or master veteran).
Average starting point being "10/30/60". I use it to free up between 10 to 25% for "Dream" time and resources for the guys to envision, project, get ambitious, about something else and innovative for themselves, as a future opportunity door opener. Sponsors are aware of this contract.
Practically Lap 8 can very easily become an advanced sophrology session with a specialist coach ( a physical therapist with experience on athlets in our case) as well as a 10 km open water race entry on a gorgeous lake.Something that could drive new sensations or open eyes for next career and reconversion opportunities.
10/30/60 Open water race - Credits Audrey C. Depeige 2012
I have to admit it is not at all generalized and I most of my colleagues argue they do not have this luxury.So there is an hotel for improvement on that respect.
I mean Lots of rooms!
I try to hardly lobby about this approach but yet with much success to the sole benefit of my own squad.
Last summer of 2012 I introduced and tested a similar concept hidden into a new training for team leaders on the poolside in Thailand.
Leaders have to manage agenda ratio to free up time for continuous improvement (incremental) or innovative proposals (out of the box).
Thai Power of 3...L3 Cube Credit Frederic J.Leconte.
TIME is one of the 6 dimensions of the field managers cube .
The training is called SELF L3 (for SMART and Efficient Leaders on the Floor / Loft Lab Leaders = LCube) approved to be rolled-out early 2013 in India,China, Poland and French circuit.
Lesson 1. Every entrepreneur is a busy guy saving time on his well master routines to take risks for testing new tehniques.
Fuel for existing is to dare.Dream, especially when translated into clear vision overrates objections and can drive engagement from tem mates or sponsors.
Rasing passion, talents and Extra funds eventually..
Lesson 2. Collective intelligence may be develop to save more and more time.
Safety of approved time for innovation allocation allow daring individuals to call and groups to dive.
Lesson 3.Smart companies will benefit from setting up the environment for individuals to recycle their own talents and creative process.Official ratio such as 3D MIX exposed are more powerful because easy to read and translate into daliy agendas than traditional letter of mission and job assignments.
Innovation pipe will mechanically grow by training some individuals or groups as tri-time dimension athlets, able to transition from short term DO operations to mid-term DARING improvement actions and long-term DREAM and vision setting..
Lesson 4.Co-operative intelligence is the upper level where more "unsafe conditions" are the ultimate incentive for seeking unheard proposals, potential to go back quicker to the safe side, or even another new surface.
Unsafe conditions may be replaced by stretched goals in terms of timing or resources.
Speeding up may not be the smartest solution.
Lesson 5.Changing sequences can move a bottleneck on a collective agenda as simply as in an industrial or an administrative process.
Experience the value of daring and moving the lines is a workout that can change your entire career.
Not because you will innovate for every single challenge, but because you are confident it is eventually another option.
Just beside failure....
We consider such 3 tier horizon effort for a company to be a dedicated committment to innovation, a stretch goal, and daring step innovative by itself.
Rocks ('n'Roll) Time Experience with Team Leaders Credit Shen Fen Yan 2012
L3 Cube Credit Frederic J.Leconte 2012