Manual on Innovation for Cooperatives

Material No.
103
Call No.
O.4.0.0-2019-9
Title
Manual on Innovation for Cooperatives
Author
Melissa Anne DS Balmaceda/ Aaron Angelo C. Frio
Management Function
Operations
Management Sub-function
Administering
Type of Material
Manual
Industry or Sector
Supplements
N/A
Issue Focus
Copyright By
National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO)
Copyright Year
2019
Published By
National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) & Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development, Inc.
Published in
Quezon City
Year of Setting
2019
Country of Setting
Philippines
Additional Topics
Design Thinking
Source (Course)
N/A
Body Length
65 pages
Annex/es Length
N/A

Abstract

Manual on Innovation for Cooperatives

The Innovation Manual aims to join cooperatives in their journey in pursuing innovation within their organizations. It intends to normalize the idea of innovation and give cooperatives more confidence in purposively searching for various gaps and opportunities in improving or developing its products, processes, systems and/or technologies. The framework used is an approach called Design Thinking which is composed of five main steps: (1) Empathy (2) Challenge Definition (3) Ideation (4) Prototyping and (5) Testing.  The manual not only guides the entire process of the problem- solving but also formalizes and documents the step-by-step implementation of the prototyped and tested solution through the second section of Innovation Management. It allows cooperatives to record all their innovation efforts with the intention of putting systems in place in order to establish the innovation culture and processes of the entire cooperative. After learning and accomplishing this manual, cooperatives should have been able to develop and implement more innovation efforts and hopefully, this would just be the beginning of a continuous improvement mindset in the organization so as to better serve their intended members and customers.

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