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    Five Ways to Make Your Innovation Culture Smell Better

    December 17, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    When it comes to fostering continuous innovation, most organizational cultures stink at it. Industry research provides some interesting statistics which highlight that innovation is not easily obtainable and that companies are not innovating fast enough to repel the unrelenting threat posed by new market entrants with declining barriers to entry.

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    Open Innovation: Lego and Bagels

    December 16, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    Arguably, the principle of Open Innovation was utilised for the first time by Professor James Murray in 19th Century Oxford, England. In the time that has passed since then, this concept has become infinitely easier to implement thanks to the development of Innovation Management technology, however some companies are yet to wake up to its potential.

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    How to Make Innovations Business Relevant

    December 5, 2014 | By: | In: Roundtable Discussion

    Innovations should clearly contribute to growth, optimization and protection of the business. However, CEOs often challenge innovations already at the beginning of respective discussions and huge amounts of ideas get lost, together with prospective business benefits. In this IM Channel One Roundtable Discussion we introduced EY’s way of utilizing innovation management to address the three most relevant board room challenges: top-line growth, bottom-line growth and business resilience.

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    Scale and Impact: Supercharging The Success of Your Innovation Efforts

    November 17, 2014 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    How do innovation leaders access additional resources to enhance the scale and impact of their efforts across complex, global organizations?

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    Only Engaged Innovation Teams Succeed

    October 22, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Engagement of teams is a must-have when addressing the key issues related to sustainable innovation programs. In the second of a series of articles focused on Innovation Culture, we are going to share our views about the way organizations should stimulate and encourage the creation of teams truly committed with innovation. Besides the more usual ad hoc requirements regarding team and individual creative performance, having a clear focus on team management is essential to achieve a more balanced and sound innovation program.

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    The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 08

    December 10, 2013 | By: | In: Serialized Books, The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age

    Part eight of the series finds our protagonist Charlie Bangbang working on the internal communications for launching the first collaborative innovation challenge at The Dirty Maple Flooring Company. How might he weave the business goals for the challenge into the introductory language?

  • Introducing the IDC Captivate Program for Collaborative Innovation

    Introducing the IDC Captivate Program for Collaborative Innovation

    August 20, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    People who pursue collaborative innovation wrestle with how best to describe the practice to their colleagues and to the larger community. How best to paint a compelling picture of the practice which encourages others to engage in ideation? In this article innovation architect Doug Collins paints a picture by way of drafting a communication from a senior practice leader to fictional organization Intriguing Design Corporation (IDC).

  • Crossed Signals: Things that Keep Us from Effective Collaborative Innovation

    Crossed Signals: Things that Keep Us from Effective Collaborative Innovation

    July 9, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies

    Sometimes we plan to go from point A to point B, but wind up at point C. What happens when point C turns out to be a dead end? In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores the crossed signals that can occur when organizations attempt to advance their practice of collaborative innovation, but find themselves someplace less promising.

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    The Innovation Disconnect

    July 4, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    CEOs talk enthusiastically about the need for innovation. Workers at the front line can see the needs and opportunities for fresh ideas. But somehow nothing happens. Ideas do not get implemented. Innovation grinds to a halt. This is the innovation disconnect and it has to be tackled head on.

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    How to Shock Management into Rethinking the Business Model – Prove They can be Blindsided by a Fingerprint

    May 15, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    Despite a detailed process with countless hours of work, and sincere efforts to take a longer-term, strategic look at where to play and how to win, many businesses fail to anticipate fundamental shifts that should cause them to rethink their entire business model. The results are often disastrous – too many businesses end up on life support. This article presents a new concept called “Competitive Fingerprints” that will allow readers to anticipate shifts and adapt their business model to capitalize on future market realities.

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    How to Build a Lean High Performance Innovation Team

    May 13, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    The world we live in is changing at a dizzying rate and sectors including energy, technology, entertainment, communications, finance, sports, manufacturing and engineering are all experiencing shifts on a seismic scale. Many of the innovative advances of the past ten years, from smart phones to digital cameras have become commoditised and creativity has become the currency of success. In this article author Matthew Griffin shows how large and small organisations alike can build lean, agile, high performance innovations teams and bridge any shift successfully.

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    What is Innovation Governance? – Definition and Scope

    May 3, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Innovation governance can be thought of as a system of mechanisms to align goals, allocate resources and assign decision-making authority for innovation, across the company and with external parties. In this series of articles, professor Jean-Philippe Deschamps delves deeper into this topic; what is innovation governance, what different models are there and which ones seem to be the most effective?

  • The Secret of Innovative Companies: It Isn’t R&D

    The Secret of Innovative Companies: It Isn’t R&D

    April 18, 2013 | By: | In: Learning Programs, Organization & Culture, Training & Education

    In rejecting the limiting belief that innovation is R&D’s job alone, leaders of highly innovative companies work hard to instill “innovation is everyone’s job” as a guiding organizational mission. In this article, co-creators of Innovator’s Accelerator, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen share insights and examples to follow in order to ensure innovation starts at the top and reaches the bottom of your organization.

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    Using Communications to Drive Innovation – How to Develop an Engaging and Sustainable Program

    March 29, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners, and those new to collaborative innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable enterprise program. Each article will address a different theme, will focus on clear actions any company can take, and highlight pitfalls to avoid. The first article in this series explained how software can help engage your enterprise in collaborative innovation; this article discusses the vital role communications can play in making your program sustainable.

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    How Smart Companies Welcome and Anticipate Creative Friction

    March 20, 2013 | By: | In: Around the Web

    All firms have strategies and cultures. But sometimes the quickest and surest way to gain valuable insight into their fundamentals is by asking, “What’s the most important argument your organization is having right now?” As author Michael Schrage puts it, it’s not about polite disagreement about ideas, but spirited debate about discerning a clear path forward.

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