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    5 Reasons Sustainability Drives Innovation

    February 20, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies, Trend Alert

    Sustainability is one of the key emerging trends in recent years. But much like innovation, it is a maturing discipline with few established business practices and lots of evolving methodologies. Sustainability champions at organizations often face the same challenges that innovation champions do: lack of senior level buy-in, lack of process, lack of resources. The benefits of successful sustainability and successful innovation are similar, as well: a competitive advantage, improved profit margins, and better brand sentiment from employees and customers.

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    Using Design Thinking to make your employees ready for the Internet-of-Things

    February 16, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    Recent advances in technology put Internet-of-things (IoT)-innovation on top of the management agenda across industries. It is predicted to increase economic value by $11.1 trillion in 2025 (McKinsey 2015). The Service Science Factory and Noventum collaborated on this article to present a state-of-the art view on the Internet of Things and how to implement this vision within organizations.

  • 10-skills-to-nurture-innovation

    10 Skills You Need to Nurture in Your Innovation Group

    February 13, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    Organizational innovation requires discipline. And like any other discipline, it requires monitoring and training to make sure that you’re on the cutting edge of your capabilities. But what skills should you focus on building and how can you track your progress?

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    How Business Intelligence Software can Help you Increase Operational Efficiency

    February 9, 2017 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Strategies

    Business Intelligence software is an essential tool for analyzing your company’s strengths and weaknesses. From inventory management, to accounting, to customer intelligence and beyond, there are many ways you can use BI software to inform your decision-making, increase operational efficiency, and gain a competitive edge.

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    Innovation Through Cross-Industry Learning: How is it Changing the World?

    January 17, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Cross industry learning, the transfer of technologies across industry boundaries, can revolutionize technology landscapes. We will illustrate the advantages of cross industry learning with a case study.

  • as-self-driving-cars-hit-the-road-innovation-is-outpacing-insurance

    As Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road; Innovation Is Outpacing Insurance

    December 22, 2016 | By: | In: News, Trend Alert

    The revolution in self-driving vehicles has advanced faster than insurance companies can react to it. These cars introduce unique factors that must be integrated into the models that are used to set insurance premiums. At this time, coverage for self-driving cars is set using the same formulas as for traditional cars. Not long ago, there was a fatality involving the Tesla Model S. This occurred while the vehicle’s Autopilot mode was active. The case brought new attention to the risks of using self-driving cars on the road, and insurance companies noticed.

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    Lab.Coop is the winner of the Management Innovator Award

    December 20, 2016 | By: | In: News

    This year’s Management Innovator Award was won by a team of experimenters for their unconventional approach to organizational governance. The Budapest-based Society of Management Innovators announced the results of the international competition on December 16th, 2016.

  • iot-changing-work-space

    How the IoT can Change your Workplace

    November 16, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Trend Alert

    The IoT (or “Internet Of Things”) is becoming a more popular topic of conversation these days. Many have already realized this with regard to individual use (say, through fitness trackers) or “smart homes.” But the IoT can also have a huge effect on the workplace – here’s how.

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    Foresight and Extreme Creativity: Strategy for the 21st Century

    October 25, 2016 | By: | In: Book Reviews

    Judging by experience, most top managers and innovators feel that they are in a maelstrom of change. For some, the rate of change and the magnitude of the consequences induced are so high that they feel a kind of ‘Present Shock’ – a term coined by Douglas Rushkoff, building upon Alvin Toffler’s concept of Future Shock, to describe the psychological impact that occurs when too much is happening simultaneously.

  • the-changing-face-of-corporate-intrapreneurship

    The Changing Face of Corporate Intrapreneurship

    September 26, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    In early September 85 smart people gathered for two days at the Pfizer conference center in New York City to talk about their practical experience in identifying, engaging, driving value from and (at times) failing with the most innovative employees in their respective businesses. The 2016 Corporate Intrapreneur Summit was 100% on point in targeting key areas of interest around how intrapreneurs in a corporate setting.

  • design-thinkers-innovators-connect-social

    40 Design and Innovation Leaders in Social

    September 12, 2016 | By: | In: Reports

    Design Thinking Leaders discover innovative ideas by working through challenging, and often chaotic, situations where disruptive opportunities are typically hidden. These creativity-minded professionals embrace the consumer’s perspective and balance that with the brand’s needs and aspirations. The result? Simple, yet radical solutions that seem so obvious in hindsight.

  • someone-may-have-solved-your-innovation-challenge

    Challenged by Innovation? Someone May Have Already Solved Your Problem

    July 12, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    In 1946, Soviet inventor and science fiction writer Genrich Altshuller developed a methodology called TRIZ. It became known as “the theory of inventive problem-solving” and was based on a simple premise: across different disciplines and applications, the same challenges occur again and again. Unfortunately, people keep solving nearly identical problems from scratch. The main lesson from TRIZ is this: if you understand how your innovation challenge is similar to someone else’s, you can reapply solutions that already exist, instead of reinventing the wheel time and again.

  • 5-emerging-trends-financial-sector

    5 Emerging Trends in the Financial Sector

    June 8, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    The financial landscape is changing and the crowd is uniquely suited to help banks and other financial institutions solve some of the challenges they face. In this article, we look at five tech trends and how they’re changing how financial institutions interact with their customers.

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    Innovation that Matters: Tomorrow’s Winning Cities

    May 31, 2016 | By: | In: News, Reports

    Innovation that Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy. It carves out critical trends every U.S. city leader can learn from and offers recommendations local leaders can adopt to strengthen their region’s digital competitiveness.

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    Themes and Trends from The Front End of Innovation Conference (Boston, 2016); And What They Mean for Your Business

    May 17, 2016 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, News

    I love a good quality innovation conference. There are plenty of crappy innovation events out there, but I have to say that this year’s Front End of Innovation conference in Boston (#FEI16, @FEI_innovation), provided a boat load of inspiration and occasional moments of delight. So I wanted to outline some of the key themes that I saw coming out of this year’s event.

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