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    Generating Disruptive Ideas for the Hyper-Digital Era

    June 19, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    Disruptive ideas don’t just happen – they must be championed. In doing so, intrapreneurs must address two fundamental truths when leading big idea innovation: that of value creation and that of persuasive communication. If you want to learn how to scale innovation across your enterprise and create a disciplined approach for creating market-changing ideas, One Hour Innovator is a great place to start.

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    Implementation is Your New Competitive Advantage

    April 17, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    When it comes to implementation there are three things that companies ought to be thinking about in order to maintain a competitive advantage: process, feedback, and the importance of having multiple stakeholders from the beginning. Learn more in this Open Innovation Guide from IdeaScale.

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    What Do Innovators Look Like?

    January 23, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Crowdsourced innovation is a tactic used more and more often by government organizations as well as enterprise corporations. This means that innovation teams need to add a new skill set to their resumé: communications.

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    3 Advantages to Collaborating on Innovation as a Global Community

    January 16, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, News

    The list of problems that need to be solved is growing almost as fast as our solutions are. Some are concerned about the lack of food and water security, others worry about access to education and a whopping 45.2% of millennials think today’s most pressing problem is the destruction of natural resources. But with the proliferation of problems, organizations and enterprises are broadening their search for innovative solutions and many of them are looking to the crowd for ideas.

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    Is Open Government the Same as Open Innovation?

    December 5, 2016 | By: | In: Column & Opinion, Enabling Factors

    For many years, companies were convinced of the competitive advantage of closed research and development. They jealously protected their intellectual property behind closed doors and dramatically revealed it to the public after years of development. This old model has since been replaced by open innovation.

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    What are the Key Innovation Challenges?

    September 19, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    Innovation has become a business mantra and a word that threatens to lose all meaning every time it’s uttered at another conference or thrown into another book title. But in spite of its omnipresence it continues to be essential – a growing field – and one of the only practices that might save businesses from extinction.

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    3 Reasons Crowdsourcing is Good for Small Businesses

    August 15, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Running a small business is not easy, especially when the small business is just starting out. Any misstep, even well-intentioned, can cause a serious setback. But have no fear! There’s a whole untapped squad of people out there ready to work for you for free! Here are three ways crowdsourcing is good for small businesses.

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    Launching an Innovation Program: What You Don’t Know

    August 3, 2016 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Strategies

    Although innovation programs are becoming more and more embedded within the enterprise, it is still very common to find organizations that are just starting to experiment with formal, continuous innovation programs. Many IdeaScale clients that come to us are quietly launching pilot programs as proof-of-concept initiatives that will confirm innovation value for senior leadership.

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    Involving the Crowd in Product Development

    July 18, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    Even before the term was coined in Wired Magazine in 2006, crowdsourcing was utilized as a way to accomplish goals. The strategy had been used for several hundred years before it was officially given a name, but since being named, crowdsourcing has grown into a huge field, spawning subdivisions of the strategy and being used for a multitude of purposes. Wikipedia is one of the most recognizable and mainstream instances of crowdsourcing, designed to elicit and compile knowledge from the masses. Crowdsourcing has been used in real time to track public transportation and traffic updates with various apps.

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    5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Innovate

    July 7, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    Over the last few years, innovation has become a ubiquitous branding tool. Whether you are a blue-chip company or a local start-up, innovation has entered the everyday lexicon of CEOs and administrative staff. Compared to prior marketing trends, innovation is not a passive buzzword—it is critical to the success of your company.

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    Who Are the Great Innovators Among Us?

    June 20, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Humans are innately concerned with what makes up the creative inventors among us. We want to know how to cultivate our inner innovator and nurture those qualities that will serve us both as individuals and as employees.

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    5 Emerging Trends in the Financial Sector

    June 8, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    The financial landscape is changing and the crowd is uniquely suited to help banks and other financial institutions solve some of the challenges they face. In this article, we look at five tech trends and how they’re changing how financial institutions interact with their customers.

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    Why Crowdsourcing is Critical to the Future of Education

    May 16, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    Educational institutions have the reputation of being slow-moving behemoths, but this label is undeserved. According to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, the educational sector worldwide is more innovative than it gets credit for.

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    Do You Know the Seven Stages of Innovation?

    May 3, 2016 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    At IdeaScale, we define prolific innovators as organizations that have moved more than half of their ideas to the final stage. This doesn’t necessarily mean that every suggested idea became a value-generating, implemented reality. This means that the completed ideas had each been investigated, responded to, and a decision was made to move forward or not. But of course, at least a portion of those completed ideas generate measurable constructive outcomes.

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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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