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An Obituary for the Sneaky Worker
People & Culture

An Obituary for the Sneaky Worker

Working with humor is fun. Not only does laughing keep your skin young and agile, it is also a panacea to a lot of the s...

The benefits of standardization for innovation
The Innovation Manager

The benefits of standardization for innovation

It might seem unnecessarily provocative to say that innovation is a conservative profession but let me make the case for...

Corporate foresight: a tool to sustain innovation
Trends & Future Thinking

Corporate foresight: a tool to sustain innovation

Hindsight, foresight, flash foresight, sensing systems, future thinking, chocolate futurists, open future approach, peri...

Are you systematically listening to the input around you?
Ideation & Collaboration

Are you systematically listening to the input around you?

So where do ideas come from? The most popular one is the ‘voice of the customer’ yet this is one of the many ‘voices’ th...

Bitcoin - the big disruptive innovation in finance
Trends & Future Thinking

Bitcoin - the big disruptive innovation in finance

As some of you might know, I have been a banker for many years. I still have a natural interest in financial systems, so...

How to categorize your innovation efforts
Strategy & Alignment

How to categorize your innovation efforts

We all operate in very different market conditions, yet how often do we make the fatal mistake of applying a ‘broad brus...

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...

Going Beyond Ideas With a Crowdsourcing Platform
Ideation & Collaboration

Going Beyond Ideas With a Crowdsourcing Platform

The word idea is a loaded term, and it’s easy to become fixated on the ideation part, especially since the products are ...

Can Challenges Be Structured Around Transformation?
Ideation & Collaboration

Can Challenges Be Structured Around Transformation?

My feeling about the routines of ideation are that they drive innovative thinkers either towards their favoured ideas (g...

Co-design with your customers (part 3) – Translating concepts into winning products and services
Ideation & Collaboration

Co-design with your customers (part 3) – Translating concepts into winning products and services

Most companies are lost in translation According to research the biggest challenge innovation professionals face is tran...

Co-design with your customers (part 2) – New tools to access customer experience
Ideation & Collaboration

Co-design with your customers (part 2) – New tools to access customer experience

Different ways to access customer experience The different ways of accessing experience have evolved over time. Traditio...

What is Customer Co-Creation?
Ideation & Collaboration

What is Customer Co-Creation?

Collaboration within design and market research and social science is changing. We are moving from a user-centered desig...