Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

Yes, Innovation Is Messy!

Today, innovation happens fast and the outcome is not always fully prepared for the customers. We see this fairly often within the IT industry and this is also the case with mobile payments at Starbucks.. Continue reading

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Does Your Incentive Program Reward Results or Behaviors?

Who gets rewarded for innovating in your organization? Is it only those teams that manage to successfully carry an idea all the way through to a lucrative reality? What happens to teams that work on ideas that did not pan out? Continue reading

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The Pain of Skeptic Executives - An Open Innovation Challenge

This should have been a short message to executives and other people in influential positions, who are skeptical towards opening up their corporate innovation efforts.. Continue reading

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Strategies for Dealing with Fast Change in the Context of Innovation

Corporate innovation teams need to be better prepared to deal with the fast pace of change in business and thus also in their work with innovation. Continue reading

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Innovation Fails Because of Corporate Antibodies

Here’s a big reason why open innovation efforts can fail: they are often killed by corporate antibodies resisting the changes brought by opening up to external partners. These antibodies can exist in both large and small companies. If you’re hearing statements such as these, corporate antibodies may be at hard at work, resisting change.. Continue reading

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Company Secrets for Disruptive Innovation

What are the secrets of companies that manage to bring disruptive innovation to market?
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9 Innovation Concepts & Methodologies to Embrace, Consider or Re-think

For decades, the key challenges on innovation management in large companies have evolved around four elements; strategy, structure/approach, culture and people. This has been a constant, but the innovation concepts and methodologies keep changing and they continue to impact how we deal with the key challenges. Continue reading

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