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    Community Innovation is Led by Positive Deviants

    October 16, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Positive Deviance (PD) is an idea which is based on the observed principle that in any community there are people who adopt unusual and successful approaches to problems that beset the whole community. These people are the ‘positive deviants.’

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    New Report: The State of Innovation in Latin America

    October 15, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture, Reports

    To understand the conditions around innovation in Latin America in detail, INSITUM conducted a qualitative and quantitative study with more than 300 of the biggest Latin American organizations. The study has brought to light many of the contexts, barriers, needs and outcomes around innovation in Latin American organizations. This article explores some of the results and offers a free download of the full report.

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    Why You Should Embrace Creativity Within Your Culture

    September 18, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    As a company grows, its creativity typically tends to decrease. What can be done to prevent a decrease in creativity within an organization?

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    What Is An Employee Innovation Network, And Why Should You Care?

    August 22, 2014 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Front End of Innovation, Innovation Psychology

    As Innovation Program leaders look to expand their scope and influence across complex, global organizations, they are turning to the development of Employee Innovation Networks. This article examines what these networks can look like, and provides some high level overview of the value that they can generate.

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    The Innovation Steering Committee as a Guiding Coalition to Change Culture

    August 18, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Today, meetings consume close to 40-50% of executive time. That’s 100 days per year! By some measures 80% of meeting time could be better invested in closing business, developing talent, recruiting new customers, conceiving new products or improving operations – just about anything other than gathering for another conversation without productive outcomes.

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    The 7 principles of highly effective innovation culture change programs (Part 2)

    August 5, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Nothing is more constant than change. Furthermore, the speed of change is accelerating. So for instance, the global knowledge is growing exponentially, disruptive megatrends (e.g. Internet Of Things, urbanization, demographic shifts) are shaping the innovation agendas and new approaches for capturing value by innovation (e.g. Business Model Innovation, Design Thinking) are becoming mainstream. Thus, new realities for innovation management are emerging and firms are forced to change their innovation management ever faster.

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    Leadership’s Influence Company’s Culture

    July 23, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    A company will always follow its leaders, but what influence do they play on the company culture?

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    The Role of Top Management in Open Innovation

    February 19, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    Implementing open innovation requires a shift in mindset and a change in culture. It requires individuals to be open for external ideas and to share knowledge. This is not the way innovation is managed traditionally. For individuals to behave in a way that fosters open innovation, support from the top management seems to be crucial. Is this really the case? Or are top executives too far away from the action when it comes to innovation and open innovation?

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    Tips For Quicker And More Innovative Analogies

    January 10, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    In this article Dr. Stephen Sweid is sharing a few secrets of the analogy method that has been refined throughout the years. Suggested techniques render this method more user friendly, but also allow it to generate WOW type new ideas that are more compatible (for integration) and that work in the real world, e.g. in the market.

  • Live Web Event: Promoting your Enterprise Innovation Program - Strategies, Tactics, Actions

    Live Web Event: Promoting your Enterprise Innovation Program – Strategies, Tactics, Actions

    November 6, 2013 | By: | In: Channel One Invitations

    One of the most crucial elements to success is the communication and promotion strategy of an innovation initiative. This is not only important during its launch, but throughout the lifetime of the program. Not paying enough attention to this topic from the beginning is likely to result in low participation and poor results. Join us on December 4th for the IM Channel One live webcast and learn more about how to promote an innovation program effectively to raise awareness and get sustainable engagement.

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    Innovators Aren’t Born – They’re Made

    September 20, 2013 | By: | In: IM Channel One, Learning Programs, Roundtable Discussion

    Today, the “business as usual” is not sufficient. What we experience at an increasing pace are razor-thin margins, heightened global competition and a rollercoaster economy. Innovation is the key to creating and sustaining a business’s competitive advantage. In fact, without it, the results can be catastrophic. But there is good news: research shows that anyone can learn the skills needed to become more innovative. In this Expert Roundtable Discussion learn more about how innovation can be learned, what the key innovation skills are, and how companies can support a culture of innovation.

  • Disappointed By Innovation Results? It’s The Culture, Stupid!

    Disappointed By Innovation Results? It’s The Culture!

    September 9, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Though companies invest into innovation they like results less and less. There seems to be a glass ceiling for driving innovation, which neither new tools and processes nor innovation consultants seem to crack. It is time to face the elephant in the room: company culture and its impact on innovation performance. Top management needs to learn deal with it. Then company culture will become a driver of innovation rather than getting in the way.

  • How to Find Customer Frictions

    How to Find Customer Frictions

    August 21, 2013 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Life Cycle Processes

    An innovation is a simple new solution for a relevant problem. That’s why at the start of innovation you should look out for relevant problems instead of ideas. But how do you find them?

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    How to Get the Most from your Innovation Software: Key Process Considerations

    August 19, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners, and those new to collaborative innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable enterprise program. Each article will address a different theme, will focus on clear actions any company can take, and highlight pitfalls to avoid. The first article in this series explains how software can help engage your enterprise in innovation, yet also shares experiences from HYPE clients as to the other key activities required to make a ‘software-enabled’ program successful over many years.

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    18 Top International Trend Sites

    August 7, 2013 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Life Cycle Processes

    As innovator you need to look ahead and prepare your organization for the future. Not an easy job, knowing the world is changing at an increasing pace. What’s going to happen? How will my market change? What new technology is out there? How are target groups changing? And what impact will it have on us?

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