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    Why Your Business Transformations Fail

    June 6, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Ambitious and impractical business schemes can often lack the fundamental elements needed to make them a reality, leaving huge expense and casualties of the blame game in their wake. The business world is littered with the remnants of unrealised programs and unsuccessful plans for development, several of them so high profile as to have attracted national notoriety.

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    A Profile of Open Innovation Managers in Multinational Companies

    March 9, 2017 | By: | In: Reports

    Open innovation is widely used in large companies and we know increasingly more about how to manage this process. In contrast, we know virtually nothing about the managers and practitioners who are driving open innovation in large companies. Who are the managers operating in open innovation teams or units? What is their profile? How long do they stay in an open innovation job, and what is their tenure in the company? This report tries to answer these questions based on an investigation of open innovation managers on LinkedIn.

  • Making Innovation More Of A Science And Less Of An Art

    Making Innovation More of a Science And Less of an Art

    February 21, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    One of the greatest challenges facing innovation professionals is to find the right approach to a given innovation problem. Whether that’s instilling the innovation mojo in a large corporation or simply helping teams become more innovative, the ways to do this seem to be more of an art than a science. However, during the last ten years there has been a strong push to turn this art form into more of a science.

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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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    Digital or Dead – An Expert Study

    January 3, 2017 | By: | In: Reports, Strategies

    Nearly all executives have acknowledged the relevance of digitization and related trends, such as the Internet of Things, connectivity, and industry 4.0. However, the full impact of digitization has usually not been understood in detail. Moreover, most firms struggle to implement digitization initiatives successfully.

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    Tech Employees on the Move

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

    Talent Management provider D​eepTalent​ has just released a new report showing to which companies employees of the biggest tech companies are going to.

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    Current Trends and Challenges Impacting Contact Centres

    August 2, 2016 | By: | In: Reports

    The trends and challenges impacting contact centre people, processes and technology, illustrated with case studies and in-depth Interviews with customer service leaders.

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    IMP³rove Report: Effective Innovation Management Support

    June 13, 2016 | By: | In: Reports, Support for SMEs

    This collection of case examples of IMP³rove innovation management support services for SMEs to gain competitive advantage illustrates the needs of key stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem. The case examples show how a wide variety of effective support services utilising the IMP³rove offerings address these needs.

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    Innovation: at the Heart of the Disruptive Machine

    July 11, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    Can the concept of disruptive innovation be applied in a systematc way? In this article the writer/researcher offers a retrospective view of the history of innovation, its incubation, periods of economically revolutionary change and how cultural, geographic and political influences gave rise to the evolvement of global organisations. It then goes on to explain the face of innovation setting a cultural consensus that could mean for the global 2000 in terms of a new incentivised direction.

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    The R&D department: From Innovation Engine to Part of the OI Machine?

    July 9, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    The success of Open Innovation hinges on many organizational aspects as we have discussed extensively on the MOOI forum in the past months and will continue to do so as of September 2014 onwards. To summarize, we have discussed corporate strategy, top management, organizational structures, HR, culture, and IP in light of Open Innovation.

  • Which Management Tools & Techniques are Used During Stage-Gate®?

    Which Management Tools & Techniques are Used During Stage-Gate®?

    August 16, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Best practices for the process, the gates and gate keepers during Stage-Gate® have been explained. But are there newer more innovative tools and techniques being used? Kevin Coughlan is currently studying project management at the UCD Smufit Graduate Business School in Dublin. This article is a description of his report and a request for assistance with research on the topic; which management tools and techniques are used to compliment the first three stages of the Stage-Gate® process?

  • how-to-innovate-the-innovation-process

    How to Innovate: The Innovation Process

    August 8, 2013 | By: | In: Serialized Books, The Innovation Master Plan

    Many people assume that creating new ideas is the beginning of the innovation process, but actually that’s not true. Ideation occurs in the middle of the disciplined innovation process, which we present in this chapter.

  • social-media-reinforce-competitive-and-innovative-abilities

    Social Media Reinforce the Competitive and Innovative Abilities

    September 16, 2011 | By: | In: News

    Last week, the Dutch Financial Times reported that the Netherlands moved up to the seventh place in the yearly competitiveness index by the World Economic Forum (WEF). To close the gap with the top five, social innovation needs to be tackled. Not only raising R&D budgets, but also better innovation management and work smarter.

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    Boosting Innovation by Integrating a Gender Perspective

    June 30, 2011 | By: | In: Column & Opinion, Organization & Culture

    Why does gender diversity matter when it comes to product and service innovation? What has research shown? And what does hard-won experience tell us? This article shows how businesses gain a competitive edge by integrating a gender perspective into their innovation work – a much needed boost as global competition becomes increasingly tough.

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