For its 22nd innovation meeting, the SYNNOV chose to address the theme of « Corporate Hacking ».
Indeed, accentuated by the digitalization phenomena, organizations suffer more than ever from a lack of agility. Companys ills are many: rigid hierarchies, long and complex innovation and decision making procedures, lack of motivation of employees, etc. The commotion around start-ups reflects this growing interest. Many dream of changing things.
During this breakfast conference, Marie-Noéline Viguié, one of the co-authors of the book « Makestorming, Corporate Hacking guide », that was published in the Diateino editions, shared her advice and her vision with us.
Then we exchanged and debated with the following special guests:
- Fabrice Poussière, spokesman and co-founder of the association « Les Hacktivateurs ».
- Robert Plana, Innovation and Ecosystem Director @GE Digital.
- Olivier Dario, Business Innovation Manager @Michelin
To retain, the main principles of corporate hacking:
#1 We find strength through unity.
We already know but tend to forget companies can be so « partitioned » that individuals no longer understand other business, the meaning of their work or why theyre together. Networking, simulating collective intelligence, creating common goods, uniting all the players, being open and so many other things to place at the heart of priorities.
#2 Disobedience to do things properly.
Dont just bare your work and the arbitrations Be daring in order to take pride in work well done!
#3 Action rather than the action plan.
The corporate hacker does not have the ambition but the realism of a project accept imperfection and take action to put reality above theory. Advance in an agile way in order to reach perfection.
#4 « Who does what? » rather than « who is who? »
Each team member must choose a role and place skills above knowledge. Regardless of the hierarchy level, remain trustful and develop your competencies permanently.
#5 Great power comes great responsibilities.
Having more freedom comes along with having more responsibilities. Be ambitious and dont be afraid of disagreements in order to preserve ambition and to create breaks.
Later, while exchanging with the other guests at the event, a question had been asked on the chapter of Human Resources: is middle management a brake or an accelerator for Innovation? This theme will be brought up again soon at our next innovation meeting.
A big thank you to all for your participation and your contributions. We will have the pleasure of inviting you to upcoming events.