March 17, 2015 | By: Anthony Ferrier
With so much focus on establishing corporate innovation incubators and accelerators, more attention needs to be paid to maintaining effective employee connections back into the business units that will support the newly formed ideas.
February 19, 2015 | By: Anthony Ferrier
As business leaders seek additional impact from Innovation Programs, new ways to leverage and scale existing resources are being explored. One approach is to link externally sourced ideas with networks of innovation-minded employees, to generate additional business impact.
December 18, 2014 | By: Anthony Ferrier
In part three of this series Anthony Ferrier considers why organizations are seeking ways to identify, engage and drive their employees towards innovative activities, with titles such as Intrapreneaurs, Innovation Catalysts, Innovation Champions, etc.
December 15, 2014 | By: Lidia Gryszkiewicz & Nicolas Friederici
Innovation hubs are popping up from Addis to Amsterdam and Boston to Bangalore. Fuelled by ideals of openness, community and collaboration, hubs aim to be the next orgware for innovation—beyond business incubators and R&D labs. Managers, policymakers and investors have taken note, but are grappling with how to engage. What makes hubs so appealing and can they teach innovation managers anything new?
December 8, 2014 | By: Anthony Ferrier
In part two of this series looking at ways organizations can support intrapreneaurs, Anthony Ferrier suggests a list of strategies and approaches to improve the effectiveness of intrapreneurs in your organisation.
December 1, 2014 | By: Anthony Ferrier
Cast your mind back, to pre-2008 times, when bright and bushy tailed graduates would come out of business school looking for roles in the relevant employers of choice. Generally those organizations were large businesses, providing incentives such as expensive dinners, a career advancement path and generous financial packages.
October 2, 2014 | By: Anthony Ferrier
Corporations tend to focus on fads, often packaged into corporate initiatives or programs, that roll in and out of favor over time. Attention from leadership around any single initiative doesn’t last forever, and it will shift to the next bright and shiny object at some point. How do you prepare for when this happens?
August 22, 2014 | By: Anthony Ferrier
As Innovation Program leaders look to expand their scope and influence across complex, global organizations, they are turning to the development of Employee Innovation Networks. This article examines what these networks can look like, and provides some high level overview of the value that they can generate.
March 24, 2014 | By: InnovationManagement
Today innovation is no longer “nice to have.” If your organization is going to stay ahead of increasing competition, it’s a “must have.” This is something every CEO will agree with. But how does one increase their innovation capabilities? The good news is that innovation skills can be learned, just like any other discipline. Help us map the options currently available and get a free copy of the IM Executive Report 2014 in return.
March 5, 2014 | By: Bengt Järrehult
It seems to be more or less a fact that the more mature a company is, the harder it is to produce something totally new that deviates substantially to what has been done earlier. In order to understand this phenomenon better Bengt Järrehult makes a comparison between human and industrial life, trying to elucidate the similarities and differences between the 2 worlds.
December 17, 2013 | By: Lars Andersson
2013 saw a lot of exciting development within the field of innovation management. A growing number of companies are realizing that innovation management is not “nice to have”, but rather a “must have”. And it is a discipline that can be learnt. This is also reflected in the launch of a growing number of high quality online training programs as well as attempts to create a standard for innovation management.
December 12, 2013 | By: Bengt Järrehult
How come that upper middle managers and entrepreneurs look at things in different ways? The answer lies partly in their personality types. It is known that certain personality types work better in certain situations than other. This is also valid for the innovation area, as Bengt Järrehult describes below.
December 4, 2013 | By: InnovationManagement
The innovation management service market has experienced a huge growth in the past years. A new report helps you understand the landscape and drivers, as well as provides key insights to be able to navigate in the future. The report is based on a series of surveys and interviews with over 500 innovation management service providers from all around the world, as well as in-depth interviews with experts in the field.
November 20, 2013 | By: Oana-Maria Pop
In October 2013 Professors Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Nadine Roijakkers, internationally renown for their contribution to the advancement of Open Innovation research, joined forces with InnovationManagement.se to launch project MOOI – an online Community where experienced innovation professionals of all backgrounds and from diverse industries actively discuss (and dissect!) Open Innovation themes closest to their lines of work. You too can be part of shaping the next important chapter(s) in OI literature and best practice. Read on to find out how.
September 11, 2013 | By: Leif Denti
Leaders have dual roles when managing innovation. In a bottom-up role, they stimulate innovative results as they facilitate ideas and initiative coming from individuals and teams. In a top-down role, leaders are the primary means for the organization to realize its innovation goals and strategies. A fundamental challenge is to balance these two roles.