innovation champions

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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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    A Closer Look at the Three Skill Sets that Enable Innovation

    October 10, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    In our previous posts, we’ve made two major points. One: innovation is vital for the long-term survival of any business. And two: a handful of crazy ideas won’t cut the mustard. Successful innovation is a complex process that requires a whole lot more than just riotous creativity. Based on academic research, and in close collaboration with professor Frederik Anseel (Ghent University), we’ve defined three innovation profiles: ideators, champions and implementers. Each of these personas has a crucial part to play in what we like to call ‘innovation dream teams’. What makes them unique and why do you need all three? Let’s take a closer look.

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    How to Reward Your Innovation Champions

    June 29, 2016 | By: | In: InnoView, Videos

    As companies increasingly look to drive innovative and intrepreneurial behavior with their employees, they are examining ways to recognize and reward around these efforts. Both Shannon Lucas (Director of Innovation, Vodafone Global Enterprise) and Anthony Ferrier (CEO, Culturevate) have deep levels of insight to this area of growing importance to innovation and HR leaders.

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    Full Team Engagement in the Innovation Culture

    May 21, 2015 | By: | In: The Innovation Formula

    The possibility of innovation is born when people transcend the beliefs that limit their thinking, and engage in the search for new and better ways. When people are doing this consistently and throughout your organization, you will see a pattern begin to emerge which you will discover is the dawning of the innovation culture.

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    Who Innovates: Creating the Innovation Culture with Geniuses, Leaders & Champions

    August 22, 2013 | By: | In: Serialized Books, The Innovation Master Plan

    Organizations that are successful at innovation naturally develop a strong innovation culture. But supposing an innovation culture doesn’t yet exist in your organization. Then how can you develop it?

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    Innovation Governance – How Well Does it Work?

    May 16, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    This series of articles has explored the definition and scope of innovation governance as well as the different organizational models that companies typically choose to allocate responsibility for innovation. This last article will discuss questions linked to the perceived general effectiveness or inadequacy of innovation governance endeavors, and it will characterize the managers’ level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the various organizational models that their companies have adopted.

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    9 Different Models in use for Innovation Governance

    May 8, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Research from Jean-Philippe Deschamps, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at IMD, indicates that there are at least nine possible models of innovation governance, some of which are more widely used than others. This second article in a series of three on the topic of Innovation Governance will review the various governance approaches or “models” that companies have put in place.

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    Making Ideation a Part of the ‘Innovation Project Machine’

    February 4, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    Why is the way we work with ideation so different than the way we normally execute projects? This article argues that the two ways of working can be combined into an ‘innovation project machine’ that more effectively captures new ideas and executes innovation, inspired by agile project management and with learning for managers.

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    Cultivating Innovation Champions

    January 30, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    In order for innovation to flourish in your organization, your innovation champions must be supported through properly structured responsibilities, goals and resources. Otherwise, they will leave to pursue other opportunities, taking their energy and ideas with them. That’s one of the core messages of Gerard J. Tellis’ new book, Unrelenting Innovation.

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    Bosses Think They Champion Innovation, Employees Know Better, Study Shows

    September 10, 2012 | By: | In: Around the Web

    Is your company a great place for innovation? That probably depends on whether you ask the boss or the underlings. According to a new study by Development Dimensions International, a human resources consulting firm, the boss and the workers could hardly disagree more.

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    Starting Innovation Seems Easier for Smaller Companies

    February 2, 2012 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation

    After polling innovation managers and experts from all over the world about the size of the organization in relation to the ease of starting an innovation initiative, Gijs Van Wulfen takes a look at the arguments.

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    Different Strokes for Different Open Innovation Folks

    August 31, 2011 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    Many firms discover in their search for unknown co-innovators that in different countries potential innovation partners react differently when they are approached by an Open Innovator. Frank Mattes looks at a recent study that may help shine light on the issue.

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    Management’s Tireless Champions

    April 1, 2011 | By: | In: Interviews

    What does it take to be successful at managing innovation? Patricia Seybold, founder and CEO of the Patricia Seybold Group and a New York Times best-selling author on the subject of innovation has a few ideas to share.

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    Innovation’s New Champion

    January 24, 2011 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Policy makers in the USA and EU are looking at how they can design innovation programmes that support global competitiveness. In this series we are looking at Europe’s new ‘Innovation Union’, which reflects the new growing significance of innovation in Government policy. We’ll be following up with more on US and Asian innovation thinking. In Part II of our Innovation Union series, we talked with Peter Droell, head of innovation at the European Commission.