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    4 Ways To Encourage Innovation In Your Startup Business

    March 18, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies, Support for SMEs

    As the market becomes saturated, it becomes difficult for many businesses, especially startup enterprises, to stay on top of their competitions. Technology has paved a way for firms to revolutionize their marketing and management strategies. Another tried and tested way to infiltrate their specific markets successfully is to inspire innovation within their offices, from employees to their brand. 

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    Building an Effective Corporate Incubator / Accelerator: A New Approach

    March 17, 2015 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    With so much focus on establishing corporate innovation incubators and accelerators, more attention needs to be paid to maintaining effective employee connections back into the business units that will support the newly formed ideas.

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    Overcoming the Challenges to Successful Open Innovation

    March 3, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    Before any organization can reap the economic benefits of open innovation, it must overcome a number of legal, operational and cultural challenges. In this article Peter von Dyck addresses the top three obstacles to open innovation: managing intellectual property issues and other legal risks, processing ideas quickly and establishing an efficient internal structure.

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    Starting an Innovation Program? A Strategic Approach to Create Success

    February 4, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    Many innovation leaders tend to be tactically driven, but their corporate leadership is looking for more strategic planning and analysis. This tension often contributes to high turnover in innovation management roles, based on a misalignment around leadership’s expectations. In this article Anthony Ferrier suggests perspectives and actions that should be considered part of your innovation strategy plan.

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    6 Mind Mapping Uses for Personal Productivity

    December 23, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    With the increase of, and dramatic improvement in, mind mapping software and its emergence as a value-adding toolkit conveniently available for use on our computers, laptops, tablets, etc. signifies that mind-mapping can be used within an every-day working environment. Jamie MacDonald takes a closer look at six uses for mind mapping in business situations that most of us engage in on a frequent basis.

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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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    Beyond Tech and Elusive Geniuses – The Everyday Innovation Heroes

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

    Apple, Google and General Electric success stories centre on groundbreaking characters and geniuses. But 99% of companies worldwide are unlike any of these. Most organisations are made up of people like you and me: reasonably proficient in innovation management but surrounded by innovation agnostics. People who can share with us the tough, yet stirring mission of pushing boundaries to shape a bit of future.

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    How to Effectively Run Innovation Initiatives in Multinational Organizations

    October 27, 2014 | By: | In: Roundtable Discussion

    The ultimate task for multinationals today is to efficiently harness their greatest asset: the knowledge and expertise of its people, spread across the organization and the globe. In this live IM Channel One Roundtable Discussion, hosted by Exago, we share experiences on how to run a cross borders idea management program, so as to achieve corporate alignment, employee’s engagement and seed a culture of innovation.

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    Methods of Measuring Ideas for Innovation

    October 23, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Turning ideas into numbers and knowing the characteristics of the Ideal Idea (0.00iur) is like having a compass and knowing the safe harbor where the minimal risks of innovation converge. Mathematically identifying desired ideas by users, extracted from simplified mathematical formulas, is the Holy Grail that eliminates uncertainties and passionate discussions, which are unhelpful in choosing ideas.

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    Corporate Open Innovation Portals, Part II: Two Successful Case Examples

    October 13, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Jos Tissen of Unilever, based in the Netherlands, and Shawn Heipp of Elmer’s Products, based in Ohio, USA, have something in common. Each manages his company’s corporate innovation portal, the website used to encourage technology solution submissions from external customers, suppliers, inventors, and businesses. Tissen and Heipp describe their unique portal implementation choices and their results to date.

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    Where Your Next Great Idea Comes From: 3 Great Ideas from Surprising Places

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

    Innovation without borders means that you’re no longer concerned about where your next great idea comes from – you’re only concerned with it being great. It means that there is no job title, mission parameter, or geography that curtails creativity or delivering on that creativity.

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    It Works! The ‘Results Equation’

    September 15, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    We are moved by goals. The resolve to reach the finish line pushes us forward: at work, in life. Why then do we keep idea management initiatives alive when it’s not clear what results they deliver (if any)? And how often have we yearned for a formula that definitely makes it all happen?

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    Forecasting Success in Innovation Teams

    May 28, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    A 2012 study by the Harvard Business Review surfaced several interesting findings about the practice of innovation for the enterprise, including the innovation ambition matrix, which details how “firms that excel at total innovation management simultaneously invest at three levels of ambition, carefully managing the balance among them.”

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    Innovation Golden Rules

    May 2, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    In a February 2014 presentation, Herman Wories of the DSM Innovation Center made a compelling statement about the role of innovation in any organization: “Innovation is no longer a competitive advantage: it’s a competitive necessity. In order to keep up, you need to continuously innovate.”

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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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