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    Lab.Coop is the winner of the Management Innovator Award

    December 20, 2016 | By: | In: News

    This year’s Management Innovator Award was won by a team of experimenters for their unconventional approach to organizational governance. The Budapest-based Society of Management Innovators announced the results of the international competition on December 16th, 2016.

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    Innovation, Suffocation & Trump Nation

    December 15, 2016 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    Innovation at best is like watering a nice healthy plant, making it grow and blossom; however, watering without the plant is just getting the dirt wet. Nothing happens. Currently, all over the world and with more than 100 major innovation themed events yearly, complete with great photo opportunities for local and national leadership, most nations have little to show for these super expensive efforts. It seems that we talk a lot about innovation and find ourselves stuck in the suffocation of great ideas. And, suddenly the Trump nation erupts on a high note!

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    Intrapreneurs, Catalysts, Champions, etc: The Changing Needs Within Innovation Development

    December 18, 2014 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    In part three of this series Anthony Ferrier considers why organizations are seeking ways to identify, engage and drive their employees towards innovative activities, with titles such as Intrapreneaurs, Innovation Catalysts, Innovation Champions, etc.

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    Activities To Support Your Employee Intrapreneurs

    December 8, 2014 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    In part two of this series looking at ways organizations can support intrapreneaurs, Anthony Ferrier suggests a list of strategies and approaches to improve the effectiveness of intrapreneurs in your organisation.

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    Should you Engage with Your Company Beyond your Job Description?

    July 28, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Benefits abound when organizations fully engage their employees. Deeply involved employees are more efficient—working longer hours and going beyond what is asked— and, organization-wide, engaged personnel directly impact financial results. A Towers Perrin study found a 6% higher profit margin in companies with engaged staff, while Gallup reported higher employee engagement scores positively correlate with increased earnings per share.

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    Social Product Innovation Challenges: Sustaining Processes

    April 19, 2012 | By: | In: Blogs

    A couple months ago I laid out the framework for the most common challenges companies face as they get started with their social product innovation initiatives. The most common challenges fall into five main buckets – strategy, people and culture, business processes, technology and sustainability. So let’s take a deeper look at typical sustainability challenges and some ideas for overcoming them.

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    Observation Grounds Collaborative Innovation

    April 3, 2012 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    The practice of collaborative innovation starts with observation: the discipline to see and grasp the nature of the work, the end user’s environment, or the world at large. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores how people who lead their organization’s collaborative innovation practice can reinforce community members’ observational skills.

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    Promoting a Mindset where “Problems” are Seen as Opportunities

    May 20, 2011 | By: | In: Interviews

    This week IM spoke with Daniel Åhlström who is currently the Technical Center Director at Autoliv Sverige AB in Vårgårda, Sweden. Daniel shares his views on the importance of creating a creative climate while at the same time establishing a productive process for new development and innovation.

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    Changing Mental Models to Make Innovation Work

    December 14, 2010 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Organization & Culture

    We see a lot of programs being run in companies in the name of innovation. Of course some of the large corporations need to run innovation programs for name sake. They need some window dressing for analysts and industry observers lambasting the same for not being innovative enough.