Innovation levers

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    5 Ways to Innovate Your Company’s Cash Flow

    November 22, 2017 | By:

    Good cash flow is essential to any business, no matter the size or sector, and we know that to maintain a healthy bank balance, it is important that cash outflow is smaller than cash inflow. Balancing is just one part of the equation, however – let’s take a look at a few ways to innovate your company’s cash flow.

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    6 Benefits of Ongoing Employee Development

    November 17, 2017 | By:

    In many organizations, work is pretty consistent and predictable: go into the office, perform your tasks, and go home. Many people spend years doing their jobs without much advancement or ongoing career development.

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    What are Circular Business Models (CBM)?

    November 16, 2017 | By:

    Shortly, the demands and needs of approximately nine billion people will be about three times the current resources. At this time challenges will accelerate for the deficiencies of resources and enormous production of waste. Circular Business Models (CBM) is the solution for not only improving resource management and decreasing waste production but also reducing costs and expanding firm performance.

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    How to Know Who Has the Right Skills for the Job

    November 15, 2017 | By:

    Hiring is a deeply imperfect process that probably has as many misses as hits. You’ve probably seen it in action: a new hire looks perfect on the paper and interviews well but has mediocre performance or clashes with co-workers constantly. Finding the person with the right skills is hard, but there are ways to pick more of the right candidates for a job.

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    How Innovative Brands Cut through the Commerce Cacophony

    October 31, 2017 | By:

    Three principles to navigate the blurring lines of retail, content, and new product development to simultaneously solve for consumer and commercial needs.

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    The i-Word

    October 27, 2017 | By:

    Is there any word more fundamental to the modern business lexicon than ‘innovation’? To say that it forms an important part of enterprise is probably an understatement.

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    Do Startups Need Auditing Early On?

    October 26, 2017 | By:

    Running a business is a complicated process, especially considering all the paperwork, accounting and financial statements which need to constantly be managed.

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    How do we Replace Plastics? Innovation Needed

    October 26, 2017 | By:

    With all the concern about plastics polluting our oceans it is time to think seriously about innovating with packaging.

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    7 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged All Year Round

    October 20, 2017 | By:

    When your employees are directly and fully engaged, you will notice that their morale and overall level of job satisfaction are high. They are motivated to work harder and smarter for your company, and the result is high productivity and perhaps less employee turnover.

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    Global Expansion – The First Things You Should Consider

    October 17, 2017 | By:

    Taking an innovation, product or other service global has many advantages, but also throws up many challenges. Overcome the challenges and what you are likely to see is a more robust and profitable concern – but get it wrong and you are likely to incur some losses and potentially damage your business.

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    Lean Start-Up and Digital Skills: Are They Enough?

    October 16, 2017 | By:

    If you’re like a lot of people, your company is trying to drive innovation internally, with a workforce that wasn’t really hired for that. It’s a tough nut to crack, and the very reason we started Swarm Vision.

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    Do Open-Concept Offices Promote Innovation?

    October 12, 2017 | By:

    Do open-concept offices live up to their hype when it comes to encouraging innovation and collaboration? Or do they hinder productivity by sacrificing privacy – and in some cases, comfort? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.

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    Design Thinking: the Road Towards Innovation

    October 11, 2017 | By:

    Design thinking is methodology that combines creativity and logic to improve operations, products, and decision-making. Its iterative cycle identifies a need or opportunity and ultimately improves profitability by adding to your knowledge, and boosting productivity.

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    Innovative Ideas for Combining Traditional and Digital Marketing

    October 10, 2017 | By:

    In 2010, Pepsi invested millions of dollars in the “Pepsi Refresh Project,” moving their entire marketing strategy to social media. The campaign was, of course, widely promoted via online networking channels and, in the beginning, it seemed like a huge success.

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    How Idea Implementation is Like Legislating

    October 2, 2017 | By:

    In a recent audit of site content on, site publishers noticed that although there is a great deal of information about how to architect and run idea management programs, there isn’t a whole lot of information about how to implement ideas.