idea management

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    4 Stages for Innovation Refinement

    July 14, 2018 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    If you’re in charge of innovation, it means that you’re constantly being surprised. Not just because technology and trends are emerging that are impacting your business in new and unexpected ways, but almost every project that you’re working on continues to evolve and improve over time.

  • Innovation Management - How to Build an Enthusiastic Innovation Community

    How to Build an Enthusiastic Innovation Community

    April 23, 2018 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    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.

  • Innovation Management - The Six Step Innovation Lifecycle

    The Six Step Innovation Lifecycle

    April 9, 2018 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Innovation isn’t a one-time project. It’s a continuous activity. Which is why we are seeing numerous organizations adding an innovation department to their company infrastructure. In fact, in a recent survey of our client base, we were surprised to learn that almost 40% of our customers operate out of a dedicated innovation group.

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    Are You Looking Everywhere for Your Ideas?

    March 24, 2018 | By: | In: Strategies

    Lots of industries care about intellectual property and proprietary information, but perhaps none more so than the automotive industry where product development is seen as the competitive edge.

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    To Transform Your Business, Do This

    March 12, 2018 | By: | In: Strategies

    When the Commission for Environmental Cooperation launched a challenge to the youth of North America, they received hundreds of unique, green business proposals. The young entrepreneurs competed for seed funding and came up with some truly disruptive ideas.

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    What’s the Value of an Innovation Mentor?

    February 12, 2018 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    When I say “innovator,” what image comes to mind? A brilliant, but misunderstood figure hunched over a drawing board by the light of a single lamp in the middle of the night – cup of coffee dwindling slowly, pages of crumpled notes on the floor?

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    Is Your Innovation Program Successful?

    December 19, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    In an Innovation Point article, Founder Soren Kaplan notes that only one third of Fortune 1000 companies have defined innovation metrics. And yet 77% of business leaders see innovation as a priority. How is it possible that something that is so important to business leaders doesn’t have a defined set of KPIs?

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    Innovation and Cost Savings

    December 4, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    Even if your organization doesn’t yet have an embedded innovation program, I can guarantee that your organization cares about finding opportunities for savings. That’s why programs like LEAN and Six Sigma continue to do so well. There are always new ways to improve efficiency and time saved almost always means money saved.

  • Making Innovation More Of A Science And Less Of An Art

    Making Innovation More of a Science And Less of an Art

    February 21, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    One of the greatest challenges facing innovation professionals is to find the right approach to a given innovation problem. Whether that’s instilling the innovation mojo in a large corporation or simply helping teams become more innovative, the ways to do this seem to be more of an art than a science. However, during the last ten years there has been a strong push to turn this art form into more of a science.

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    The Catalyst Network: Expanding the Reach and Impact of your Innovation Team

    February 16, 2017 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    To amplify your company’s presence and scale your influence, innovation teams need to harness informal networks and not simply rely on formal structures to create a thriving innovation eco-system. Enter Innovation Catalysts: natural champions who are believers, idea generators, problem solvers, mentors and sponsors in your organization.

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    Collaborative Innovation – Hamburger Style

    February 7, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the other. After spending more than five years in the collaborative innovation space, I would advise going hamburger style!

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    Supporting Innovation with Autonomy and Accountability

    January 30, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Innovation tends to thrive in an environment where there are less bureaucratic restraints and an appetite for calculated risk. However, without a structured management system in place, experimentation can go awry and great ideas risk falling by the wayside. This is where accountability and autonomy can provide the essential framework to support the innovation process to its full potential.

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    Making Ideas Real

    January 25, 2017 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Videos

    We often think that a great new idea will speak for itself — that people will automatically see that it is awesome. But that’s often untrue. There are two other crucial components needed before an idea can truly change the world. Tim Kastelle explains more on the TEDx stage.

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    How Improvisation can Boost Innovation

    December 21, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    If you have an innovative culture already in place (meaning you’re working with stuff like agile project management, design thinking, lean, etc.) perhaps it’s time you consider Applied Improvisation Training. If instead you are a static and uncommunicative company, Applied Improvisation may even work against your innovation efforts. Edoardo Binda Zane explains more.

  • the-surprising-habits-of-original-thinkers

    The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

    December 7, 2016 | By: | In: Videos

    How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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