Category: collaboration

Why assemble a team of experts in different fields if you don’t have them working together? Reconsider whether your organization has fallen victim to silo thinking–and get people to tear down the walls that box them in. Continue reading

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Fighting for Innovation Attention

Apple, Lego, Philips, Samsung, IBM, GSK and, recently, Tata Steel, among many others – all have adopted open innovation initiatives to expand their organizations’ horizons. As competitive advantages enjoy shorter lives and the demand for external creative minds increases, you need to conquer the right audience to generate value. Continue reading

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One of the crucial steps towards true innovation is ideation, a collaborative process that requires the joint participation of a company’s New Product Development (NPD) and Leadership Team Development (LTD) departments. Visionaries are crucial to any company, but so is the collective effort. Continue reading

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Five Leading Practices for Collaborative Development Partner Selection and Management Continue reading

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As we learn to reach out and collaborate, exchanging perspectives and our different thoughts, it is in these interactions, in the many exchanges on-line and off-line that we move towards a real sense of achievement. Continue reading

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Rather than looking at startups as disruptors or threats, large companies need to start embracing the innovator’s mindset, where threats are often seen as opportunities. In this case, the opportunity to partner with nimble, emerging startups that are well positioned to exploit emerging trends and disruptive innovations is one worth exploring. Continue reading

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innovation excellence

Isn’t competition great? It often brings out the best in people, enabling them to do more than they even knew themselves. When ISPIM, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management, launched the Grand Prize 2015, to recognize excellence in innovation management, we had reasonable expectations for what would be submitted. But the entries surpassed our expectations. Continue reading

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