Headlines from the Innovation Management Industry

  • Innovation’s Last Five Yards
    It is the last, hard five yards of all the work that went into something, which can make or break so much of the efforts that have gone into this emerging `commercial lifeī of our new innovation activities. Here are some steps to follow to make sure you get over the hurdle of the last final yards. Continue reading →
  • Research: Employee Engagement in the Innovation Process
    Last August, we introduced the key theme of the next IX Research report: the role employee engagement plays in the innovation process. We started with a premise that innovation thrives in organizations that have established a culture of innovation. But what exactly does "a culture of innovation" mea...
  • Customer Orientation Effects on Innovation
    There is a lot of dicussion around how customer orientation effects innovation. Ralph Ohr dives into research by V. Govindarajan, P. K. Kopalle and E. Danneels which studies the effects of customer orientation on a firmīs innovativeness. Continue reading →
  • Opening Up Innovation at Tata Steel
    Open Innovation (OI) is a well-established way to increase options for innovation. It is quite prominent in areas such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (CPG), but much less so in manufacturing industries. Kevin McFarthing recently find out more from Pete Longdon, who runs the OI programme at Tata Ste...
  • Anti-Summit Launches at Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, 26 Do-Tanks to Produce Outcomes
    The Innovation Excellence community is a place to experiment and try stuff and invite you to join in. The Anti-Summit, April 23-24, in NYC is one of those experiments! Continue reading →
  • Four Behaviors that Fuel Innovation
    Getting innovation right is a challenge for most businesses and leaders. There are specific actions an innovation leader can encourage to help guide the organic efforts of their firm. Yet if bad habits or poor execution exist, most of these efforts will fail to produce the step change in sustained i...
  • 10 Ways to Discover What You Donīt Know that You Donīt Know
    The mindset of innovation is characterized by a deliberate attempt to question what you know and explore what you donīt. In large organizations this manifests itself in a very simple equation;Innovation = reducing errors + increasing insights. It is this dilemma that plagues most organizations.. Continue reading →
  • FirstBuild Taps the Crowd to Hack the Home of the Future
    Evolving Business Models to make them "Disruption Ready": This is a finding from the 2014 GE Global Innovation Barometer, which provides insight on disruption, collaboration and the future of work. Continue reading →
  • FirstBuild Taps the Crowd to Hack the Home of the Future
    Evolving Business Models to make them "Disruption Ready": This is a finding from the 2014 GE Global Innovation Barometer, which provides insight on disruption, collaboration and the future of work. Continue reading →
  • Donīt Let Risk Stop you from Innovating
    There is no such thing as "risk-free" innovation. But without taking some much needed risks, we as a society would be forever stunted and static rather than curious and dynamic. With just the right blend of logic, suspicion, community, and information, any organization can turn what may seem like a ...
  • Innovation Should Change Your Perspective
    I've been thinking a lot about innovation lately. Well, I guess I've been thinking about innovation for over a decade, but for some reason the thinking has migrated from operational to philosophical. I've long wondered why.. Continue reading →
  • 20 Cognitive Biases that Impact Innovation
    Our everyday decisions, and those of our colleagues, our consumers, and our families are constantly influenced by hundreds of cognitive biases. Pete Foley shares in no particular order, 20 that are related to innovation, the innovation process, and innovation research. Continue reading →
  • Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days - Commentary
    Scott Anthony, David Duncan, and Pontus Sirenīs article in the December 2014 edition of the Harvard Business Review, "Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days," is a compelling read. The article introduces the concept of a minimum viable innovation system (MVIS), an approach to innovation performance improvement that suggests companies... Continue reading →
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