Author Archives: Doug Williams

Innovation Management Fuels NPD Success

New product development exists in just about every company, yet the success rates for developing new products is often abysmal. Learn how adopting a structured innovation management process contributes to successful new product development. Continue reading

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Market leaders will not remain as market leaders without innovation. Communispace is an example of a firm that created a market and became the 800 lb. gorilla, and continued to look for ways to improve itself to maintain its dominant position. Continue reading

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Research: How Disruption Can Harm Innovation

Disruptive innovation is a good thing, but disruption to the innovation process is not. Our research shows that innovation communication breakdowns lead to significant disruption in the innovation process – yet this is an entirely avoidable situation. This article is the third of a three-part series exploring some of the findings from the latest IX Research report, “The Role of Communication in Successful Innovation.” Continue reading

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Research: Innovation Communication Breakdowns

Is a common innovation language really that important? Our research indicates that it is: 2 out of 3 innovation practitioners has experienced difficulty communicating about innovation in the past year, and for those that do, these breakdowns occur on a regular basis. This article is the second of a three-part series exploring some of the findings from the latest IX Research report, “The Role of Communication in Successful Innovation.” Continue reading

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New Research on Communicating Innovation

Innovation has emerged as the latest ubiquitous buzzword within business, but its meaning has become less clear. And that’s a problem. Why? Because in order for companies to develop a culture of innovation, the people involved in innovation (from the practitioners to the executives to the broader employee base) must be able to communicate effectively about innovation — and they aren’t. Continue reading

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Free eBook: The Power of Co-Creation in Healthcare Innovation

Douglas S. Williams, LeAnna J. Carey, and Kevin Riley have published a free eBook entitled, “The Power of Co-Creation in Healthcare Innovation,” which serves as a conversation starter about the ailing healthcare industry and how co-creation amongst key stakeholders can lead to its transformation. The eBook includes exclusive healthcare practitioner survey data as well as a mini-case study about how the authors co-created modelH, the business model canvas for healthcare. Continue reading

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IX Research, the research arm of Innovation Excellence, is conducting a very brief survey of people who work within the healthcare industry to get their perspective on these and other questions — and we’d love for you to participate! Continue reading

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