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    9 Ways to Convert Employees into Intrapreneurs

    June 21, 2017 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    Companies that encourage and reward intrapreneurship have a great advantage when it comes to retaining the best talents – especially important in today’s creative climate. Here are a few ways that your company can turn your employees into highly-engaged intrepreneurs.

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    The Innovator’s Dilemma: Lessons from Kodak

    May 24, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion, Life Cycle Processes

    I guess everyone knows the tragic story of the EastmanKodak Company: founded in the 19th century, dominating the photographic film market during most of the 20th century and finally collapsing into bankruptcy in the early 21st century, shaken by a new technology they had once decisively initiated.

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    Where to Start with Innovation? Begin by removing the Barriers

    May 24, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Strategies

    Surveys show that the large majority of senior executives see innovation as critical for their businesses but what if you want to make your organization more agile and innovative where should you start? You could launch a big initiative with grand statements, training classes and an ideas scheme but you tried all those last year and they fizzled out. It is better to begin with a brutally honest assessment of what is preventing innovation from happening today.

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    A New Emerging Practice: Innovation Communications

    May 22, 2017 | By: | In: Strategy

    Closed innovation is a thing of the past. Scalable, open innovation as a business practice has yielded the most dramatic and successful results – and communication and connection with your audience is essential to success. By engaging through at least four of eight channels (website, email, social, public relations, partners, events, offline, and beyond), a robust communications process and schedule can yield valuable insights to help you innovate better.

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    What Skills Are Rated Most Difficult When it Comes to Innovation? (The Answer Might Surprise You)

    May 9, 2017 | By: | In: Strategy

    A common misconception is that innovation can’t be taught. Similar to how some people believe that artists are born, not made – innovation has often seemed to be the purview of the great thinkers, the elite, people whose creativity is given, not a matter of practice…

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    A Simple Process Leads to a Complex Outcome: Interview with Luke Mansfield, VP, Innovation, PepsiCo

    May 2, 2017 | By: | In: Interviews

    At PepsiCo, beverages are developed in a new approach to breakthrough Innovation. Everybody wants Innovation to be simple, but whilst the result may be simple, getting there is anything but. At FEI Europe Luke Mansfield will share new thinking on process, tools and techniques and new ways to collaborate to launch multiple new global brands.

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    How Neuroscience is Supporting Innovative Corporations

    April 11, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture, Strategies

    Progressive business leaders are building innovative actions, climates and ultimately cultures that align with “brain-friendly” science. In this article we outline some steps that you can take to support this kind of innovative organization.

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    Citizen Science and Market Research: How the Public Can Help Prioritize

    April 3, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    Regardless of whether the workplace is a public or private entity, departments often struggle to prioritize assigned projects, and align individual projects with overall objectives. In this case study, we’ll explore how the National Cancer Institute implemented crowdsourcing to enable the research community and the public to submit ideas on how best to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer – and how as a result, they were able to prioritize existing research and initiatives into areas where additional resources were needed the most.

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    Managing Fundraising Innovation: the Dangers of the ‘Echo-Chamber’

    March 23, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology, Organization & Culture, Strategies

    This case study explores the results of an innovation research process undertaken by Oxfam, which compared internal feedback vs. general public feedback to identical sets of ideas. In comparing responses between these two audiences, Oxfam discovered an immediate and obvious divide between their staff’s opinions about which fundraising ideas would perform the best, versus what the general public preferred – an important lesson about avoiding the bubble of the echo chamber.

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    A Modern Reading of Drucker’s Classic “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

    March 21, 2017 | By: | In: Book Reviews

    Peter Drucker wrote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the 1980s as a book that for the first time put innovation as a regular management tool, side-by-side with strategy and operations in a managed business. It offers little mystification of the term “innovation” and there is much of a practical approach to where innovation is made—or might be made.

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    Innovators to Watch 2017

    March 21, 2017 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    Alongside the annual Innovation Leaders analysis of large organizations’ performance, we also identify upcoming companies that are seen as potential future catalysts for change. While these are organizations that are yet to achieve global scale, they are already making significant impact. They are the companies that are inventing new technologies, applying new business models and creating value in new ways that may well have significant global influence in the years ahead. Some are new ventures; others have been around for a few years and are building momentum.

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    What Do the Best Innovation Programs Have in Common?

    March 20, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    An in-house innovation program is becoming a common fixture in the most competitive organizations. However, in a recessed economy, these research & development programs can sometimes get eliminated, because they struggle to prove or articulate value.

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    Over 650 Projects Submitted to Campaign Bringing Tech&Science Closer to People

    February 6, 2017 | By: | In: News

    Over 650 submitted projects from all over the world, over 70 international partners including UNESCO, governments, NGOs and media – these are the first facts and figures from the Bringing tech&science closer to people campaign, launched in November 2016. All the best projects were officially presented on Closertopeople.com last week, the effect is mind-boggling.

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    Top 20 Most Influential Innovation Blogs from 2016

    January 13, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion, News

    Over the past few weeks we have done the analysis of all of the big innovation bloggers to find evidence of who really are the best innovation bloggers of 2016, and who you should look out for in 2017, ranked into the official Top 20 list.

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    Transformative Constraints — Why They’re Core to Innovation and Inventiveness

    November 25, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    They say creativity loves constraint. In fact, if you ask professional, creative people about their “limitations” they naturally see them as exciting and stimulating. Engineers and software designers for instance see constraints as absolutely fundamental to problem solving. So why does constraint get such a bad wrap? Why do so many people see them as things to be managed and talked around and spun? In this week’s episode, Adam Morgan delves deep into this topic and explains his process for creating a framework to understand constraint and a process to help people successfully manage it.

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