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Being the Innovation Manager
The Innovation Manager

Being the Innovation Manager

There can be few roles in corporate life with as much expectation attached to them as there is to the innovation manager...

Innovation Advocates: Build a New Culture of Innovation from the Bottom up
People & Culture

Innovation Advocates: Build a New Culture of Innovation from the Bottom up

As organizations realize the value and impact that involving their employees can have in their innovation programs, shar...

Are you opening up the Stage Gates to let the new innovating world in?
Governance

Are you opening up the Stage Gates to let the new innovating world in?

Surprisingly the Stage-Gate concept was created in the 1980’s and led to Robert G Cooper’s different evolutions of this ...

Disruptive Innovation – An opportunity for growth
Disruption & Transformation

Disruptive Innovation – An opportunity for growth

You cannot outperform a marketplace if you adhere to its conventions. Jean-Marie Dru, CEO TBWA Facebook, the largest soc...

How customer instinct can help you innovate
Ideation & Collaboration

How customer instinct can help you innovate

Forrester says “we live a world that is data rich but insight poor”. Many companies say they are Customer Centric and ha...

Stimulating Creativity in Enterprise Innovation Platforms - Part 2
Ideation & Collaboration

Stimulating Creativity in Enterprise Innovation Platforms - Part 2

In a previous post we looked at the importance of seed ideas, thinking in the future state, and ten tips for stimulating...

Fostering Hubs of Creativity: Big Cities and Online Communities
Ideation & Collaboration

Fostering Hubs of Creativity: Big Cities and Online Communities

The Winter 2014 special edition of Scientific American Mind is a treasure trove of insights on creativity. From why crea...

What formation flights and innovation ecosystems share in common
Trends & Future Thinking

What formation flights and innovation ecosystems share in common

Upwash exploitation and downwash avoidance by flap phasing in ibis formation flight is not your typical innovation read....

The Innovation Maturity Model – Becoming More Adaptive
Methods & Frameworks

The Innovation Maturity Model – Becoming More Adaptive

Earlier HYPE published a white paper on innovation maturity. I wrote it so I’d like to engage you in some of the issues....

Knowledge management? Think innovation management
The Innovation Manager

Knowledge management? Think innovation management

Earlier this month HYPE held its Regional Forum in Munich - covering the area of Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austr...

The 3 Laws of Humor in Social Media
People & Culture

The 3 Laws of Humor in Social Media

There is a saying that it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown. Why do we not incorporate such thinking in...

The 3 Laws of Humor in Collaboration
People & Culture

The 3 Laws of Humor in Collaboration

Let’s face it; organizations undergo unavoidable rituals including reorganizations, layoffs, cost cutting and change of ...