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About Doug Collins
Doug Collins serves as an innovation architect. He helps organizations such as The Estee Lauder Companies, Jarden Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, The Procter & Gamble Company, and Ryder System navigate the fuzzy front end of innovation.
Doug develops approaches, creates forums, and structures engagements whereby people can convene to explore the critical questions facing the enterprise. He helps people assign economic value to the ideas and to the collaboration that result.
As an author, Doug explores ways in which people can apply the practice of collaborative innovation in his series Innovation Architecture: A New Blueprint for Engaging People through Collaborative Innovation. His bi-weekly column appears in the publication Innovation Management. Doug serves on the board of advisors for Frost & Sullivan's Global community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL).
Today, Doug works as senior practice leader at social innovation company Spigit, where he consults with a range of clients. He focuses on helping them realize their potential for leadership by applying the practice of collaborative innovation.
How might we create a culture of innovation in our organization?
How might we engage people in that culture through the practice of collaborative innovation?
Innovation architect Doug Collins has explored these questions with Fortune 1000 companies for the past 20 years. Now with leading innovation management firm Spigit, Inc., Doug offers his latest insights on this critical topic in Innovation Architecture Volume 2: A New Blueprint for Engaging People through Collaborative Innovation.
Volume 2 explores new applications of the simple, visual approach to the practice that Doug first introduced in Volume 1. The blueprint enables people who sponsor, manage, and participate in collaborative innovation to pursue their practice effectively, increasing the level of community engagement and increasing the likelihood that the practice delivers compelling, transformative ideas.
People who engage in collaborative innovation will value the pragmatic way in which Doug approaches the subject. His long-term work with clients grounds his perspective. At the same time, Doug continuously draws the reader’s attention to the transformative potential for leadership that the practice of collaborative innovation offers us all.
Now with Spigit, a leader in innovation management, Doug shares his insights in Innovation Architecture Volume 1: A New Blueprint for Engaging People through Collaborative Innovation.
Volume 1 introduces for the first time a blueprint for collaborative innovation. The blueprint helps people who lead collaborative innovation programs tell their story and share their vision for their practice on a page.
People who lead and participate in collaborative innovation within their organizations will appreciate the pragmatic way in which Doug approaches the subject. His years of field work grounds his perspective in reality. At the same time, Doug continuously draws the reader’s attention to the transformative potential for leadership that the practice of collaborative innovation offers.
Topics in Volume 1 include developing the strategic intent for a collaborative innovation program, forming innovation challenges in ways that lead to breakthrough ideation, and managing expectations between sponsors, program leaders, and the communities they convene to engage on the critical questions facing the organization.