Innovation levers

  • IMse - Want to Drive Innovation

    Want to Drive Innovation? Talk to Your Customers

    May 22, 2018 | By:

    The customer is always right. The timeless aphorism holds truer now than it ever did before, as the customer truly drives the ever-changing trends and shapes the industry, with companies battling each other to stay relevant in the hearts and minds of their devoted audience.

  • IMse - Blockchain

    Blockchain: The Innovation Healthcare Needs Most

    May 15, 2018 | By:

    In a world constantly changed by the digital transformation, one industry consistently lags behind all the rest: healthcare. For those within the field, it is open knowledge that while other industries are quick to adopt and implement novel technologies, in healthcare the change comes slowly.

  • IMse- The Future of Database Technology

    The Future of Database Technology

    May 9, 2018 | By:

    Disruptive database technologies have mandated retailers to innovate to keep up with market trends and competition. While this may seem costly, it’s the only way businesses can stay relevant. Project managers are expecting a higher return and lower costs on technology projects.

  • IMse - 5 Innovative Technologies of the 21st Century

    5 Innovative Technologies of the 21st Century

    May 8, 2018 | By:

    The researchers and engineers of the 21st century have produced marvels such as personalized hover boards, self-driving cars and, of course, the societally pervasive smartphone. While the devices are commonplace now, just a decade and a half ago they were unfathomable.

  • IMse - Do Educational Institutions Need a Chief Innovation Officer

    Do Educational Institutions Need a Chief Innovation Officer?

    May 7, 2018 | By:

    IdeaScale’s second largest customer segment is in the field of education (our largest segment is our work in government innovation) and it’s been growing steadily over the past four years. One of the reasons that we think there’s a renewed focus on innovation in education, is because numerous emerging trends impact education at every level: from remote learning to the maker movement and the gig economy.

  • Innovation Management

    The Value of Innovation at a Time of Crisis

    May 2, 2018 | By:

    We often talk about the role of innovation in an age of constant, radical disruption, as defined by the 4th industrial revolution. Within this new environment, innovation leaders should play an essential role in helping the organization thrive and drive growth.

  • Innovation Management - Craft Beer

    The Innovation That Fuels The Craft Brew Revolution

    May 1, 2018 | By:

    Beer is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages. It was brewed around the ancient world at various times, in Mesopotamia (known today as Iraq), ancient Iran, ancient China, Egypt, and Armenia, ranging from 3,500 to 10,000 years ago. Beer was one of the first fermentation processes undertaken by humans.

  • Innovation Management - Healthcare

    Why Innovation is the Key to Improving Our Healthcare System

    April 30, 2018 | By:

    In the United States, American citizens receive treatments for diagnoses that at one time meant certain death, and they enjoy the longest lifespans in recorded history. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that its National Prevention Strategy centers on preventative medicine, an outcome that is greatly promoted by current legislation and technological advancement.

  • Little Ways for Companies to Save Money

    Little Ways for Companies to Save Money

    April 24, 2018 | By:

    Are you looking to save your business money? Cashflow is one of the major focuses for all types of businesses. You want to make as much money as possible, while also saving as much money as you can.

  • Innovation Management - How to Build an Enthusiastic Innovation Community

    How to Build an Enthusiastic Innovation Community

    April 23, 2018 | By:

    If you’re working with an innovation management platform, then you know the importance of building a community. The success of these programs is intrinsically linked to the spirit and engagement of your community: how much they participate, how they’re participating, why they’re participating.

  • Messy beats tidy

    Messy Beats Tidy

    April 18, 2018 | By:

    In his book, “Messy,” economist Tim Harford argues cogently that we are wrong to strive for order and tidiness because openness, adaptability and creativity are inherently messy. We should appreciate the benefits of untidiness.

  • Cyber Security: Best Practices You Should Implement

    Cyber Security: Best Practices You Should Implement

    April 17, 2018 | By:

    Dealing with cyber security issues had become increasingly important as more businesses, even ones that don’t think of themselves as inherently tech-centric, become more dependent on internet applications, databases and analytics.

  • 5 Effective Strategies for Motivating Employees

    5 Effective Strategies for Motivating Employees (That You May Not Have Considered)

    April 16, 2018 | By:

    There are literally thousands of articles on the internet giving advice on how to motivate employees — it’s not exactly the rarest of topics. However, this one is going to be a little different. I’m going to give you a list of five ways to motivate your employees that not only work, they’re also a little off the beaten path.

  • Want Innovative Employees

    Want Innovative Employees? Use These 6 Innovative Hiring Methods

    April 12, 2018 | By:

    How many times have you read a candidate’s cover letter and found yourself actually dozing off? How many times have you (figuratively) rolled your eyes when candidates answer the question “what’s your greatest weakness” with “perfectionism”? How many times have you bored yourself asking that question?

  • Innovation Management - Musings of an Apprentice

    Musings of an Apprentice: Business Thinking Meets Design Thinking to Create a Design-led company

    April 11, 2018 | By:

    Abstract: A perspective of a redesigned, reformed and transformed business design professional. The author shares her journey, experience, progress, and point of view on today’s often discussed “design thinking or building a design-led innovation culture.”

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