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    The New Race for Business Model Evolution

    December 22, 2016 | By: | In: Interviews

    Today we have the capabilities – and the increasing customer expectation – to have everything immediately available, easy to use or handle, but still totally tailored to each of us individually. We live in an age where personal tailoring on industrial scale is becoming the norm, not the exception. Michael Bednar-Brandt, Director Digital Transformation EMEA at Oracle, discusses the move from products to service models and how it has naturally started to impact business models.

  • An innovation training effort should be an integral part of any corporate innovation program/strategy. A concrete training effort gives a clear message that innovation should be taken serious and supports your employees that do not know how or where to begin.

    The (Non)Sense of Employee-Focused Innovation Training

    June 6, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    A lot has been written about Innovation Training in the recent past. At Culturevate, we clearly see the sense of such training, but there are some important conditions that needs to be met for these efforts to generate long-term impact for an organization. Not all companies understand these conditions, which often leads to mediocre results and missed opportunities. One extra difficulty is that a good Innovation Training should be driven by and aligned with several functional parts of a large corporate organization.

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    5 Steps to Embed Innovation in Your Daily Working Life

    July 20, 2015 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Innovation is a word that’s been heard on the lips of more CEOs, read in more broadsheet papers, and detailed in more business magazines in the last ten months than ever before. It’s well regarded that those businesses that fail to innovate risk death; consider the sad fates of longstanding companies like Woolworths, Polaroid, Blockbuster, and Borders over the last ten years. But how, as an individual, can you incorporate innovation and creative thinking into your everyday working life, all while keeping up with the already manic pace of modern business?

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    Taking the Guesswork Out of Innovation

    June 29, 2015 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Innovation has become a bit of a business buzzword. Every CEO and CIO worth their salt wants to be seen to be on the forefront, bringing new products and services to a market. However, it doesn’t always go to plan, and rushing in to things head first without the proper due diligence can land a company in hot water.

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    The Changing Front End of Innovation: Thoughts on the 2015 FEI USA Conference

    May 29, 2015 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    The 2015 Front End of Innovation USA conference was held last week at the Boston World Trade Center and Seaport. The event demonstrated the increasing sophistication around innovation, still a new corporate competency. During the sessions and within participant conversations, several key themes came through loud and clear. This article provides an overview of the event with a focus on the key themes that we observed.

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    The Value of Incremental Innovation

    May 13, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    In my first article in this series, I talked about the continued, and often misplaced, focus of corporate innovation leaders on developing disruptive innovation efforts. My basic argument within the article was the while “Big I” innovation can be a valid driver of growth. However, few companies are in the right position or have laid the appropriate groundwork to support and develop new, groundbreaking ideas, especially in the context of the existing organizational culture.

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    Do You Really Want Disruptive Innovation?

    April 29, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    What company wouldn’t want to come out with the next iPhone, online bookstore or Swiffer mop? In the right circumstances disruptive innovation can be a valid path to drive the long-term survival and growth of a mature organization. But Anthony Ferrier argues that most companies are not in that environment. They talk (a lot) about pursuing disruptive innovation, but the reality is that they don’t really want, or are able, to support it.

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    Innovation Stakeholder Management: Gain Success From My Failure

    April 15, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    In the second article on innovation stakeholder management, Anthony Ferrier focuses on two examples where he tried to generate broad support for innovation efforts with varying degrees of success. The lessons learned from these experiences provide insights for practitioners to successfully navigate stakeholder relations.

  • How to Do Business Model Innovation for the Established Firm

    Como Fazer Inovação em Modelo de Negócio para a Empresa Estabelecida

    June 18, 2014 | By: | In: Edição em português

    Este artigo fornece uma estrutura sistemática para ajudar executivos de organizações grandes e estabelecidas a identificar oportunidades de inovação em modelo de negócio e se organizar para perseguir essas oportunidades. Embora também aplicável para start-ups, este artigo se concentra principalmente em como definir, desafiar e renovar o modelo de negócio de uma organização existente.

  • Introducing: HYPE GO!

    在线创新管理平台HYPE GO背后的故事

    August 30, 2013 | By: | In: 创新管理 - 中文版块

    上周,创新管理软件提供商HYPE创新公司发布了HYPE GO!,这是一种定位于中小型企业,关于协作创新与创新管理的在线平台。我们采访了HYPE创新公司的软件运营服务主管克里斯蒂安·哈格梅尔,来了解一下这款软件背后的一些故事。

  • GO! for Collaborative Innovation on Demand

    GO! for Collaborative Innovation on Demand

    August 8, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture, Training & Education

    Innovation platforms that not only help to collect ideas but also to enrich, review and select the most promising ones are no longer only subject to large organizations. HYPE GO! is an on-demand, campaign-driven software for collaborative innovation that gets you started with your innovation initiative right away.

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    Introducing: HYPE GO!

    June 10, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Last week, innovation management software provider HYPE Innovation launched HYPE GO! – an online platform for collaborative innovation and innovation management – targeting the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. We talked to Christian Hagemeier, Director SaaS Business at HYPE Innovation, to learn more about the thinking behind the tool.

  • HYPE GO! An Innovation Platform for SMEs

    HYPE GO! An Innovation Platform for SMEs

    May 31, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Innovation has become a strategic priority for companies which strive to maintain their competitive edge. It is commonly praised as a top-3 goal for CEOs of the world’s largest organizations. But what about smaller companies – does the innovation imperative not also apply to their businesses? Do they not also have to innovate, grow, and compete?

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    Reflective Design and Marketing

    February 13, 2013 | By: | In: Around the Web

    Design thinking is an amalgamation of three aspects of design – visceral, behavioral and reflective. This trifecta comes into immediate play whenever we decide to buy a product or solution, be it for business or personal use. This article explains the three concepts and how to incorporate them into our marketing.

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    Creating Innovation Cultures in Companies: CEOs, People and Collaboration Tools

    February 1, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    This article shares two strategies that are proving most effective for CEOs that aim to make their companies more innovative: developing a creative culture (people’s behaviors) and applying new processes and technologies.