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CURRENT ISSUES IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT I need all the answer Part – 1 Module – 1 Module – 2 Part – 2 Module – 1 Part – 3 Module – 1 Module – 2 Part – 1 Module 1: Innovation Exploration What is innovation? Who can be innovative? More specifically, why innovate in hospitality and tourism? Step 1: To begin to understand innovation, find a product or service in the hospitality industry that needs to be innovated. Sit in a common area and observe. This may be in your office, a coffee shop, a hotel lobby, restaurant, or on a park bench. Begin to look at the world around you. Take notes of common problems people have. Is there a way to make these problems disappear with an innovative product or service? Is there a way to make life more enjoyable, relaxing? Step 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=NKxNhkzfTWg 1. Watch Airbnb at 2. Research the product or service. 3. Research companies that currently own and use this product or service. http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/innovationsurvey/ Step 3: Use your Innovation Journal to complete this task. Innovation Idea- Complete Innovation Journal Notes 1 about the product/service, the company, and the changes. Module 2: Innovation Styles and Strategies This module will investigate styles and strategies in innovation. Step 1: 1. Research the Styles and Strategies in action. 1. Find 5 products or services that are known for Disruptive Innovation. 2. Find 5 products or services that use Lean Innovation 3. Research when open innovation is utilized. 4. Determine when to use Jugaad vs. systematic innovation. Step 2: Compare hospitality or tourism companies that use the different innovation styles and strategies. Step 3. 1. Begin to think about innovating your product in light of what you have learned from these companies. Determine what you will need to effectively innovate the product/ service. Step 4: Analyze innovation styles and strategies. Complete Innovation Journal 3 notes about innovation styles and strategies. 1. Complete the interactive module on styles and strategies. 2. Create a diagram that compares a minimum of 5 companies in a diagram. Clearly and accurately show what innovative strategies each company has employed, the effect of the strategy, and the product or service innovated. Includes pictures and stories of the service. Part – 2 Module – 1 Now it’s your turn to create and innovate the product or service. Keep in mind the final project. Step 1: Begin to plan how you will innovate the product or service. 1. Obtain a detailed description of the product or service. You may need to do a Patent Search at the PTO online. 2. Use Gogamestorm.com to brainstorm how to innovate your product/ service. Use Games such as Innovation Generator or Customer Centric to begin. 3. Tinker with the product or service. Use the article Tinkering in Class to learn more about First Mover Advantage. Step 2: Looking Forward 1. Determine what you will need to effectively innovate the product/ service 2. Determine what unique characteristics your innovated product or service must have. Step 3: Try to innovate the product or service using Jugaad, disruptive, open, systematic, or lean innovation. Step 4: Create and Innovate The Product or Service Complete Innovation Journal 4 notes about the innovation service Part – 3 Module 1 : Leadership in Innovation What special qualities are required to move out ahead of the competition? How can you become an innovative leader in the field? Step 1: What does an innovative leader look like? What does s/he do? How do they manage innovation? What strategies do they use? 1. Analyze leadership styles in innovative corporations such as Virgin Atlantic, Google, Marriott. 1. Watch Virgin Atlantic 2. • Leadership style and culture for innovation in hotel industry 3. • Employee Engagement: Who’s Sinking Your Boat? Step 2: 1. Research Lego's Innovation Management 1. Lego's Innovation 2. Lego Innovation Management 3. Lego Management Step 3: Research Crowdsourcing 1. 1. How is crowdsourcing used to innovate a product or service? 2. What are the benefits and detriments in using crowdsourcing? 3. Will crowdsourcing work for your product or service innovation? Step 4: 1. Complete the Innovation Journal 5 notes about innovative leaders. 2. Create an Infographic which provides clear, concise information that is easily accessible, readable, and engaging about leadership styles in innovation. All information presented must be accurate and appropriately cited. Include additional information through websites, pictures, other infographics, and articles. Module 2 What type of leader are you? Will you make a good innovation leader? Are there things you need to adjust in your leadership style? Step 1: You 1. 1. Look deeper into how you can lead innovation for the product or service. 2. Identify leadership characteristics you can incorporate into your leadership style. Step 2: Building a Team 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. Develop a plan to foster innovation amongst your team. Develop a list of characteristics you will need in the innovation team members. Decide whether the current company model will allow you to lead an innovation team. Develop a plan of how to convince leadership to allow you to lead this team. Step 3: The Kick Off Campaign 1. 1. Search for activities to kick off an innovation project. 2. Research ways to communicate the Kick Off. Step 4: 1. Complete Innovation Journal 6 notes about innovative leadership. 2. Create an innovation team plan. 1. Clearly and passionately display leadership potential for pulling together a team that is eager to see the product completed and successful. 2. Include team building activities. 3. Include Kick Off activities and a description of the campaign. 4. Include an innovation management plan. ...
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Innovation involves the application of a service in a better way to meet the new
requirements, existing market needs and unarticulated needs. It is achieved by making the
products, technologies, processes and business models that exist in the society, government and
markets more effective than they have been (Darroch, & McNaughton, 2002). It stands for
something more effective and original and thus, anything new, breaking into the society or the
market. Innovation has some relation to invention though not the same thing since innovation
involves a more apt practical implementation of the invention. Innovation involves improving to
create a significant impact on the society or market, but not all innovations need invention. It is
manifested through engineering processes when the issues being solved are of scientific or
technical nature. According to research that interviewed some 1,757 business executives, 43%
of these consider innovation as of competitive necessity to any organization (Tidd, Bessant, &
Pavitt, 2005). The figure is however expected to rise to 51% in a five year time.
Thus, anybody can be innovative but in most cases it businesses which need to be innovative
so that they provide better products and services in the society or market. Innovation is required
when new businesses are making an entry into the market for the first time. The process involves
identifying a problem that is affecting people in the society, or that is not offered in the market,
or that is offered but not in the right manner. Ways of solving the identified problems are then
analyzed, and then the firm starts providing services or products to cover the loophole
(Damanpour, Walker, & Avellaneda, 2009).. One such area that constantly requires innovation
is in the tourism and hospitality industry. The market involves the provision or services and

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products to people or travelers all over the world who travel for leisure. Since people are
constantly moving about, visiting new places, quality products and services are required to make
them enjoy the new places they move regarding accommodation, food and drinks, internet
connection, easy booking of space and check in, transport and many other services that come
with traveling for leisure. There are many loopholes and business opportunities and potential in
the industry that need to be tapped by new or existing businesses for survival. The process of
making improvements on what tourists have been enjoying or lacking involves innovation and
this explains why the aspect is very important in the industry.
Having explored the industry closely, I have come to notice that tourists and visitors are
not very comfortable at places they normally check in for their accommodation. Mostly, hotels
serve as the main targeted places of accommodation. As much as these visitors get comfortable
beds to sleep on, hot water for their bath, quality foods and drinks, they also need to enjoy their
stay in such places, and this enjoyment comes on top of the normal services and products. Owing
to the increasing technology, the connection of internet has come to be of necessity to enhance
the daily operations of people and businesses. In this case, businesses and people need to
constantly make use of the internet in their daily operations tha...

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