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    A Myriad of Ways to Being Creative

    December 10, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Have you seen this equation: innovative = creative? Novelty always comes from “outside the box,” right? It’s a land of confusion to many, who then conclude they are just not the creative type. As a result, organizations lose out because being innovative is but one of a myriad of ways to being creative. All people can be creative—in their own way.

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    Why You Should Embrace Creativity Within Your Culture

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

    As a company grows, its creativity typically tends to decrease. What can be done to prevent a decrease in creativity within an organization?

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    Company Culture: A Driving Force For Innovation

    May 12, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Real innovation will starts with your company culture. Your shared values will help your business grow while stale company culture can sink you entirely. Your company culture can change in subtle ways over time but there are many ways to keep your infrastructure on task and in line with your overall mission. Simply stated, a good company culture drives innovation.

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    Boosting the Brain’s Creative Powers & Creating the Best Environment for Innovation

    April 30, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Creative thinking can be trained, and an environment for innovation can be purposefully built. Often plagued by a sense of urgency and pressure the modern office does not appear to be the ideal incubation opportunity for innovation – and yet there are strategies that can be used to defy the odds. So just how do we maximise the brain’s neurological capabilities in the midst of the busy contemporary working environment?

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    Ten Ways to Motivate Employees to be More Innovative

    April 4, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    You love your employees, and, obviously, you think they do awesome work, or else you probably wouldn’t have hired them. Yet, do you ever find yourself wishing they could become a little bit more innovative? After all, the companies that are thriving in today’s competitive marketplace are also some of the most creative.

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    Top 10 Eureka Moments: Shower, Sleep and Drive

    March 3, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Looking for new solutions, we brainstorm a lot. Getting together to generate new ideas for urgent challenges. And when it’s done professionally we even get a lot of ideas. But are they our best ones? That’s the question. Brainstorming is under a lot of criticism these days. Is this tool giving us the best ideas possible? Do we do it the right way?

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    Tips For Quicker And More Innovative Analogies

    January 10, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    In this article Dr. Stephen Sweid is sharing a few secrets of the analogy method that has been refined throughout the years. Suggested techniques render this method more user friendly, but also allow it to generate WOW type new ideas that are more compatible (for integration) and that work in the real world, e.g. in the market.

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    Leaders’ Dual Roles When Managing Innovation

    September 11, 2013 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology, Organization & Culture

    Leaders have dual roles when managing innovation. In a bottom-up role, they stimulate innovative results as they facilitate ideas and initiative coming from individuals and teams. In a top-down role, leaders are the primary means for the organization to realize its innovation goals and strategies. A fundamental challenge is to balance these two roles.

  • 10 Prospects and Trends for Open and Collaborative Innovation

    10 Prospects and Trends for Open and Collaborative Innovation

    September 2, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Over the last 5 years, Open Innovation has been evolving quite a lot in the ways it can be defined and implemented. Rather than proposing one more definition or describe one specific way to approach it, here is a set of trends I foresee based on the numbers of projects I have been involved in and the evolution of needs from organizations, would they be major corporations, SMEs or Public Services.

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    The Creative Process

    August 29, 2013 | By: | In: Serialized Books, The Innovation Master Plan

    There is one aspect of the creativity that is not often discussed in the vast literature, but it’s essential to achieving consistent creative results. This is a detailed understanding of the creative process itself.

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    How to Clear your Mind of Distractions and Free it up for Creative Thinking

    May 29, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    Do you ever find that distractions get in the way of your creative thinking time? Is your mind buzzing, heading off in many different directions, sapping your energy for brainstorming? Tom Wujec, author of Five Star Mind: Games & Puzzles to Stimulate Your Creativity & Imagination, offers a clever solution to this common problem.

  • Becoming a World-Class Innovator

    Becoming a World-Class Innovator

    May 27, 2013 | By: | In: Learning Programs, Organization & Culture, Training & Education

    A common misconception today is that innovators are innately creative people. Specifically, many people think that innovators are born with intuitive skills and views of the world that differsfrom the rest of the population. This is simply not true. Innovators aren’t born, they’re made. But we can learn from a few key attributes that leading innovators share.

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    Top Six Components of a Creative Climate

    May 22, 2013 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology

    Are you thinking about ways to transform your workplace into an environment more conducive to innovation? This article takes a closer look at six components of creative climates that have shown to be significant at facilitating creativity according to new research.

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    Rearrange the Process

    May 9, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    If you want to innovate with a process or a service then try focusing on this word – rearrange. Describe your current process as a series of steps. Draw them out as a block diagram. Now try moving the blocks around and see where this leads.

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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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