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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...

How to handle rewards and motivation
Ideation & Collaboration

How to handle rewards and motivation

Rewards are often considered an essential part of idea campaigns, it seems natural to give out prizes to those people wh...

Benchmarking & KPIs - how to keep your program healthy and know when it's performing well
Governance

Benchmarking & KPIs - how to keep your program healthy and know when it's performing well

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - Albert Einstein In the inn...

Design Thinking: Inspiration, Ideation and Implementation
Ideation & Collaboration

Design Thinking: Inspiration, Ideation and Implementation

Finally I am completely surrounded. I have that feeling of being somewhat overwhelmed, I can’t twist and turn anymore, i...

How to get better ideas
Ideation & Collaboration

How to get better ideas

You've got your campaigns up and running, and your communications are working, people are coming to the party. Next your...

The Mighty Middle Manager
Governance

The Mighty Middle Manager

Getting top-management support and engagement is a critical success factor for large collaborative innovation initiative...

Cashless business models and the potential for modern barter
Trends & Future Thinking

Cashless business models and the potential for modern barter

April showers bring May flowers / That is what they say but if you are a business owner in Europe, the showers and flowe...

Getting communications right for collaborative innovation
The Innovation Manager

Getting communications right for collaborative innovation

There is a famous story - albeit perhaps an urban legend - about the development of a space pen back in the 1960’s. The ...

Using Campaigns to Generate Ideas in Your Company
Ideation & Collaboration

Using Campaigns to Generate Ideas in Your Company

In a recent Booz & Company study it was reported that only 40% of the 1,000 most innovative companies have a structu...

Organizational ambidexterity – a glimpse at the state-of-the-art
Trends & Future Thinking

Organizational ambidexterity – a glimpse at the state-of-the-art

In an older post from February I argued that creativity had become a prevailing buzzword in the business literature and ...

In the Kingdom of the Complex Corporation, the Innovator is King
The Innovation Manager

In the Kingdom of the Complex Corporation, the Innovator is King

Recently I spoke at the Front-end of Innovation Conference in Boston about the role of Innovation Advocates. Specificall...