Category: Management

Top 20 Innovation Articles of June 2015

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? Continue reading

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A healthy company culture is key to surviving change, and to general success. Continue reading

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In our saturated marketplace and overload information era, it is harder and harder to make personal connections and engage with customers. Customers are never more than a text, search, tweet, post or question to Google or Siri away from finding another option to fulfill their needs if you can’t get it done. Same process if they’re just not having the experience with you that they expected. Continue reading

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Given that homogeneity produces homogenous responses, it becomes insufficient when the time comes to deliver innovative responses. Therefore, innovation needs to break homogeneity and bring variety into the company. Continue reading

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Of course it’s a great idea to be original, but when you present your innovative business idea to others is wise to keep in mind that your executives or bankers are still as conservative as ever. They might praise you for your creativity. But, will they buy the idea and give you the resources to develop it after seeing a flash mob? 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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Luckily, there are some books that explain big ideas in simple, everyday language. They’re not dumbed down versions of other books, but are original, insightful and get right to the heart of the matter. So if you want to expand your mind this summer, it doesn’t have to be painful. Theses books are about powerful ideas, but are also a joy to read. Continue reading

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