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Your innovation program has a case of Corporate Antibodies. Now what?
The Innovation Manager

Your innovation program has a case of Corporate Antibodies. Now what?

This is one of my favorite tweets about crowdsourcing: There is such a fine line between crowdsourcing ideas and looking...

3 Tests All Ideas Must Pass - The Jobs To Be Done Theory
Methods & Frameworks

3 Tests All Ideas Must Pass - The Jobs To Be Done Theory

People don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill... they want a quarter-inch hole. Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business School...

4 Ways to Evaluate Your Company's Innovation Culture
People & Culture

4 Ways to Evaluate Your Company's Innovation Culture

Culture. "Culture" is one of those terms. Hard to define, but you know it when you see it, right? I mean, we all underst...

Harvesting Abundance in the Sharing Economy
Trends & Future Thinking

Harvesting Abundance in the Sharing Economy

The amateurs are coming! Are you ready? Over time, we have seen transitions in how goods and services are supplied to bu...

Avoid these 3 mistakes when asking for employee ideas
Ideation & Collaboration

Avoid these 3 mistakes when asking for employee ideas

Global advisory and research firm Ovum recently forecast 8% annual growth over the next five years for innovation manage...

What if customers evaluated your company’s ideas?
Ideation & Collaboration

What if customers evaluated your company’s ideas?

At the 2014 HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn, I hosted a roundtable that looked at Involving Customers in the Inno...

4 Fresh Ways to Generate Innovation Beyond Ideation
Ideation & Collaboration

4 Fresh Ways to Generate Innovation Beyond Ideation

Innovation requires something new that changes the way in which an activity gets done. In this formulation, ideation is ...

Keys to Success with an Innovation Reward Program
People & Culture

Keys to Success with an Innovation Reward Program

Cash, gift cards, electronics, extravagant trips…these are the rewards that make people innovate, right? Tee them up, an...

How Gamification Can Enhance Innovation in Your Business
Methods & Frameworks

How Gamification Can Enhance Innovation in Your Business

Analyst Brian Burke recently reformulated Gartner's definition of gamification. His objective was to sharpen the firm's ...

4 Personality Types Every Organization Needs for Innovation
People & Culture

4 Personality Types Every Organization Needs for Innovation

Innovation, done right, is an interactive flow of diverse contributions. For sure, it is a process of building on the kn...