In-depth Articles

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    The New Strategic Talent Imperative: Why HR Leaders Should Be Setting An Organization’s Innovation Agenda

    July 25, 2018 | By:

    The increased focus of mature organizations in developing a more innovative culture and set of actions is a crucial opportunity for HR / Talent leaders to play a leadership role. This whitepaper examines a range of actions that HR / Talent leaders can take to drive this strategic imperative.

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    Disruption Planning 2- Creating Options and Pathways

    December 6, 2016 | By:

    In this in-depth article Haydn Shaughnessy discusses why traditional ROI decision making is becoming irrelevant and how options planning is a key element of competitiveness. In these uncertain times firms need to recognise and analyse their options thoroughly in order to be ready for inevitable change.

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    How to Make Business Model Innovation Happen

    July 2, 2012 | By:

    One of many good reasons for you to focus on your business model is that companies focusing on Business Model Innovation outperform their industry peers in terms of operating margin and total shareholder return. In this in depth article Marc Sniukas provides you with a framework to describe your business model in three easy steps; a process to start and drive Business Model Innovation within your company and an overview of tools and how they can be used in Business Model Innovation.

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    Best Practices and Common Pitfalls Associated with Suppliers Involvement in NPD

    January 16, 2012 | By:

    Involving suppliers in new product development provides organizations with a range of benefits, including shorter development time, better quality products, and lower cost of development. In this new in-depth article Dr Sanda Berar delves deeper into some of the best practices and the most common pitfalls associated with suppliers’ involvement in NPD.

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    Measuring for Innovation – A Guide for Innovative Teams

    October 10, 2011 | By:

    As innovation is a necessity for any organization today, the ability to assess and measure the progress and impact of your innovation efforts might be a true source of competitive advantage. This in-depth article offers fresh experiences, best practice and insights from how a number of multinational companies within the MedTech, telecom and manufacturing industries are working with establishing and implementing innovation measurement programs.

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    The Benefits of Partnering with US Universities in the Era of Open Innovation

    October 3, 2011 | By:

    Today’s University is a rich resource for companies seeking game-changing technological breakthroughs. In this in-depth article Melba Kurman looks at the benefits of open innovation partnerships between companies and American university researchers.

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    How to Successfully Implement Collaborative Idea Management

    September 26, 2011 | By:

    Are you effectively using the creative potential of your employees, customers and partners to address your innovation challenges? Collaborative idea management is a method to learn from the “wisdom of the crowd” in order to drive innovation. This in-depth article gives you an introduction including best practice from how Ericsson, the global telecom company worked with introducing and designing a successful collaborative idea management system.

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    How to Create a Culture that Supports Innovation

    July 14, 2011 | By:

    Innovation is actually easy – when the corporate culture is supporting it. Unfortunately today many companies show ”excellent” practise killing the innovative spirit. In this new in-depth article Dirk Loop explores the opportunities every employee – not just executives and innovation managers – has to enhance a culture of innovation. He gives a brief overview on common weaknesses within corporate process frameworks and shows hands-on solutions.

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    Four Approaches to Fostering Companies’ Innovation Capability

    June 29, 2011 | By:

    For many companies being and continuing to be innovative is essential. But how can companies become ‘more’ innovative? Carmen Kobe & Ina Goller asked experts, consultants, and managers how they experienced successful improvement of innovativeness in their business life. Out of the interviews four interventions that are used to develop companies’ innovation capabilities could be extracted.

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    How to Implement R&D-Driven Open Innovation

    June 22, 2011 | By:

    Transforming your firm in R&D innovation approach from a closed to an open one promises huge benefits. Increased agility and effectiveness, lowered risk and revenue growth through new products are some of them. In this In-Depth Article Frank Mattes shows how a firm can find the best approach to R&D-driven Open Innovation (Outside-in) based on the insights from a number of projects in this space.

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    Adaptive Approach to Managing Innovation – A Practical Guide for Managers

    June 15, 2011 | By:

    Innovation doesn’t have to be a mystery. It can be organized and managed by people who are not, themselves, innovators. But management’s usual command and control tools are not sufficient for this task. Innovation emerges from a system whose behavior is non-linear. For this reason, management tools must be flexible and adaptive.

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    Mastering Radical Innovation – Turning Threat into Opportunity

    June 15, 2011 | By:

    Radical innovation presents both a threat and an opportunity to firms. It has frequently turned entire industries on their heads. History shows us that large, successful firms may very suddenly become vulnerable when the underlying technology shifts. In this in-depth article Christian Sandström examines how radical innovation can be managed, despite the seemingly insurmountable problems created by the transition from one technology to another.

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    Creating a Culture of Innovation to Attract and Retain Top Talent

    February 17, 2011 | By:

    Many companies harbour narratives around overlooked opportunities that can come back to haunt them when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. What can we do to develop the right culture? Kathy Mast explores.

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    How to Manage Both Incremental and Radical Innovation Projects in Parallel

    January 25, 2011 | By:

    This in-depth article provides you with fresh experiences and insights from how SCA, a consumer goods multinational company, has developed and worked with a new model for managing both incremental and radical innovation projects.


    How to Unleash the Entire Innovation Potential with ‘Unconferences’

    December 14, 2010 | By:

    As already said so many times before; innovation is a necessity for any organization today. But how can you make it happen? In this in-depth article you will learn about an interesting approach to obtaining a huge innovation impulse, in addition to current innovation processes. The approach builds on semi-structured, physical get-togethers in which the principle of self-directness is paramount.