Book Exchange Club

Type of record:
  • Micro method
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
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With the book exchange you get several effects within one action: The team fills up with knowledge, you increase the intrinsic motivation and strengthen the team spirit.

To start or prepare an innovation project, all team members receive a book on a specific innovation aspect. Everyone is encouraged to actively take notes in the book and then swap the book with another team member.

This process continues until each participant has read and commented on each book. This simple method is effective in many directions:
- The notes of the colleagues inspire to discover further.
- Colleagues' notes make reading book by book more efficient.
- A common and synchronous level of knowledge quickly emerges.
- The books show everyone through the notes that they have committed themselves.
- The method is a booster for an innovative mindset.

The method is inspired by the concepts of the public bookcase and bookcrossing.
  • Effective for all innovation types
  • Effective for disruptive innovations
  • Effective for highly complex challenges
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for low complex challenges
  • Effective for medium complex challenges
  • Effective for radical innovations
  • P1 Understanding (identify innovation fields - problem solving)
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