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    Risk, Great Ideas, and Your Business Model

    May 4, 2015 | By: | In: The Innovation Formula

    Where do great ideas come from? Obviously they come from many sources, which means that your systematic innovation process has to support and sustain multiple efforts at ideation in parallel. In the following article we will explore some promising ways that you may be able to find ideas that will take your own business forward.

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    An Innovation Portal…I Can Do That Myself

    February 23, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    Innovation portals have taken an important place in the open innovation landscape. Expectations are great in portal performance but often, for purely budgetary reasons, these portals are launched and managed internally by corporates themselves, to discover that they generate a number of community management issues that they are not used to coping with. Prior to launching a corporate portal it is a good idea to ask a few specific questions on whether to do this internally or through experienced third party innovation providers. Using external resources can often avoid pitfalls and align the portal success rate to corporate expectations, objectives and ambitions. Here six questions are asked that can help you take the decision whether to launch a managed portal internally or externally.

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    Learning From Innovation Hubs: Fluidity, Serendipity, and Community Combined

    December 15, 2014 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies

    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?

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    Community Innovation is Led by Positive Deviants

    October 16, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Positive Deviance (PD) is an idea which is based on the observed principle that in any community there are people who adopt unusual and successful approaches to problems that beset the whole community. These people are the ‘positive deviants.’

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    What Is An Employee Innovation Network, And Why Should You Care?

    August 22, 2014 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Front End of Innovation, Innovation Psychology

    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.

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    The Innovation Steering Committee as a Guiding Coalition to Change Culture

    August 18, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Today, meetings consume close to 40-50% of executive time. That’s 100 days per year! By some measures 80% of meeting time could be better invested in closing business, developing talent, recruiting new customers, conceiving new products or improving operations – just about anything other than gathering for another conversation without productive outcomes.

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    The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 07

    November 26, 2013 | By: | In: Serialized Books, The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age

    Organizations shake and remake themselves to survive and thrive in the Digital Age. What critical conversations need to happen? What processes need to change? How might the practice of collaborative innovation help people find their way forward?

  • Taking Open Innovation Management One Level Up

    November 1, 2013 | By: | In: Co-Creating, Concept Presentation, IM Channel One

    In this IM Channel One Concept Presentation, Prof. Henry Chesbrough, Prof. Wim Vanhaverbeke and Dr. Nadine Roijakkers present Project MOOI in detail and explain the benefits for managers and professionals that come from joining this new online project community.

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    How to Get the Most from your Innovation Software: Key Process Considerations

    August 19, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    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 explains how software can help engage your enterprise in innovation, yet also shares experiences from HYPE clients as to the other key activities required to make a ‘software-enabled’ program successful over many years.

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    Thinking of Creating an Innovation Centre of Excellence? Think again.

    August 14, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    Organizations create centers of excellence to distill and disseminate best practices on any number of topics. Using this approach to support collaborative innovation has certain drawbacks, however. In this article Doug Collins identifies the drawbacks and explores an alternative way to support collaborative innovation which respects the tenets of the practice by adopting principles from the Montessori Method.

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    You Can’t Innovate Alone

    June 27, 2013 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Organization & Culture

    You can invent on your own, but in an organization you can never innovate alone! You need an awful lot of colleagues and bosses to share your vision before a big change can truly take place.

  • How To Innovate The Expedition Way

    How To Innovate The Expedition Way

    June 10, 2013 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Organization & Culture

    Innovation is essential. But it is difficult and risky. Inspired by great explorers like Columbus, Magellan, Amundsen, Hillary and Armstrong a method for ideating new concepts was developed, designed as an expedition.

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    Driving Collaboration – Diverse Opinion is the Key to Innovation

    May 24, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners and those new to collaborative enterprise innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable program. In this article we share insights on driving collaboration between your employees.

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    An Introduction to the Book No Straight Lines: Making Sense of our Non-linear World

    March 20, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    In his book No Straight Lines: making sense of our non-linear world, author Alan Moore argues that humanity shifts gear when it demands fundamental change to its real world circumstances and that this moment stands as a turning point in the collective approach to the organisation of the economy and society as a whole. This deeply thought provoking work is relevant for innovation management professionals in all industries, as it: challenges how we think innovation gets done, and then offers up new viable alternatives; argues that innovation can be accelerated and costs reduced; demonstrates that we need a new vocabulary to describe non-linear innovation and finally, explains how innovation can also help build a more regenerative world.

  • Better Living through Collaborative Innovation

    Better Living through Collaborative Innovation

    March 19, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    Organizations big and small have begun to explore the practice of collaborative innovation as a way to increase engagement and to foment a culture of innovation. Let’s say you work for such an organization. What’s the quid pro quo when you find yourself part of the crowd from which wisdom is sought? In this article innovation architect Doug Collins wrestles with questions that you may want to ask the practice sponsors and yourself.

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