From Professional Development to Professional Innovation
Innovation and disruption act without permission. Professions are lost, transformed, become liquid, digitized, smart, remote, and who knows what else. In today’s scenarios, common sense suggests that everyone’s level of commitment should be at maximum levels (thus increasing the time and resources devoted to their work) or should focus on growing their skills. Thus, the most enlightened people take training and all kinds of other courses. They face enormous pressure to become more technological, digital, social, always-on, etc. While definitely necessary, this can be totally useless unless the starting point is the concept of value: problems solved, desires satisfied, jobs that get done.
The question that needs to be asked is not “How do I become more visible, good and skillful?” but “How can I create the requested value and how can I make this sustainable for me?”
how workers innovate their work aka the way they acquire, create and distribute value.”
Fortunately you now can apply to work the same methods and logic of innovation: business modeling, work modeling, self marketing, personal branding, and design thinking. In his Business Model You book, Tim Clark’s idea was precisely this and allowed anyone to exploit such tools, even without strategic marketing knowhow. The same idea prompted us to release our Career Innovation ToolKit free of charge.
Professional Innovation applications
Professional Innovation is key when it comes to align innovation with people development. In this regard, we are pleased to announce that this is the exact topic of the other Tim Clark’s book: Business Model for Teams that includes two case studies from us.