José António Baldaia

José António Baldaia

José António Baldaia

José Baldaia is a Psychologist specializing in Organizational Behavior. He lives and works in Portugal as a consultant in Management and Innovation, mainly for SMEs with special attention to the roles and importance of HR in innovation process, and is also a successful facilitator for team building in interdisciplinary environments and behavior training. He is a researcher in the areas of innovation and tools of thought creativity, design thinking and service design; teaches New Organizational Context and Business Process Implementation – BPM; and has a degree in Psychology from the University of Porto

Articles by José António Baldaia

Rethinking Roles in Open Innovation Teams

In my role as a teacher in post-graduate Business Process Management I continually work with groups of students who are professionals from different organizations with different organizational cultures. One of the recurring major challenges within organizations that we have tried to resolve is the lack...

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Open Innovation or Co-creation and Coexistence of Business Models

We know (or we should know) that customers are the final judge of our performance in the markets and to remain in constant contact with them is a step towards innovation and consequently to the success of our organization.  To be in constant contact with our customers means to observe how people experience, emotionally and cognitively, the world around them and from that observation start the path to satisfy their needs. Inside organizations we found different teams typically seeking to identify significant changes in markets, where companies develop their activity, because these often indicate the need for new business models and new partnerships, where open innovation plays a crucial role. Partnerships between startups and SMEs can be a good example of these possible good partnerships. Those teams have to collect...

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Leadership Skills in Open Innovation: More Collaboration and Different Control

I think it happens often enough that when an organization opens its doors to the outside, even if it is just to watch the competition, a climate of insecurity or fear emerges within the leadership and management.

Organizations have lived for many years within closed environments, so the approaches that address the challenges from open innovation, puts some tension on leadership and management approaches.

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