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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...

Provocation and Humor in Innovation: Why it is Awesome that Viagra Failed
People & Culture

Provocation and Humor in Innovation: Why it is Awesome that Viagra Failed

When it comes to art of provocation, getting it right (or in this case up) is where it’s at. Don’t think so? There are m...

Removing the disincentives to innovate
People & Culture

Removing the disincentives to innovate

It is common to see on the homepage of innovation management platforms a message from the CEO, or other senior leader in...

From I don’t know to Let’s find out: why experiments are so vital for innovation
People & Culture

From I don’t know to Let’s find out: why experiments are so vital for innovation

We are all familiar with the expressions “too big to fail” and “too big to innovate” – the former alluding to the expect...

Disruptive Innovation and the Retail Experience
The Innovation Manager

Disruptive Innovation and the Retail Experience

June was the month when disruptive innovation became headline news, thanks to a take-down of Clayton Christensen’s theor...