idea management

  • 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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    Top Diagramming Techniques for more Efficient Meetings

    October 31, 2016 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Enabling Factors

    Do you ever find yourself stuck in a meeting that’s stalling? Does the agenda seem to accomplish no tangible outcomes? Perhaps you find yourself wondering what’s next after an important summit, or frustrated with the lack of direction after a meaningful brainstorm or discussion.

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    15 Clever Thinking Tools to Create Winning Ideas Quickly

    October 20, 2016 | By: | In: Book Reviews

    When faced with tricky business challenges, success is often linked with the ability to create new and meaningfully different experiences that are better than existing alternatives. Being different involves change, and implementing change and rethinking working practices is a big task for individuals and organisations.

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    The Changing Face of Corporate Intrapreneurship

    September 26, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    In early September 85 smart people gathered for two days at the Pfizer conference center in New York City to talk about their practical experience in identifying, engaging, driving value from and (at times) failing with the most innovative employees in their respective businesses. The 2016 Corporate Intrapreneur Summit was 100% on point in targeting key areas of interest around how intrapreneurs in a corporate setting.

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    Innovation: Knowing Where to Begin

    April 12, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Let me see if this situation sounds familiar: you’ve promised your boss that you’ll generate at least one percent growth over last year. You’ve been racking your brain with ideas about how to improve your product or develop a new offering or finding new efficiencies which will help your margins, but the few ideas that you’ve come up with haven’t had legs and pages keep coming off the calendar.

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    What Effect has Digital Innovation had on the World and your Business?

    April 5, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Life Cycle Processes

    The Internet has forever changed how we work with innovation. Author Marta Domínguez spent the last five years observing the causes and effects of the digital wave and has gathered a list of 22 impacts on the world and your business.

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    The Creativity Delta: How to Come Up with New Ideas

    April 4, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    In a study of 5,000 adults in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Japan conducted by Adobe about creativity, they came up with some interesting findings. To begin with, they asked every participant if they felt creativity was valuable to society and two-thirds of the respondents said “yes.” Perhaps even more significantly, 80% of them felt that unlocking creativity was critical to economic growth.

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    9 Ways to Elevate Your Business Performance with Mind Mapping

    February 10, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    How can mind mapping help businesses elevate performance and strive towards innovation? Every entrepreneur or business professional will agree that an exceptional business performance is what drives the company and exemplifies a solid base for success, amongst great competition and fast moving markets, always hungry for innovation and groundbreaking products or services.

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    5 Key Requirements for Innovation Management Platforms

    February 8, 2016 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Selecting an Innovation Management Platform for your organization can be challenging, and there are several key features to have on your requirements list.

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