Category: Management

When starting a new innovation initiative, understanding which innovation and engagement metrics are important can help you define your organization’s current innovation capacity. Jacqueline Zhou examines her experiences working with clients, and the eight most important metrics to measure your innovation capacity on a monthly basis. Continue reading

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Ideas are the lifeblood of innovation. Respond quickly to suggestions. Financially reward contributors. Implement the best ideas. Celebrate successful results. Continue reading

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Matthew Griffin sits down with the CTO of one of Europe’s largest utilities to understand what advice he’d give a Twentieth Century organisation trying to inject Twenty First Century DNA into their organisation. Continue reading

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of March 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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There is no such thing as “risk-free” innovation. But without taking some much needed risks, we as a society would be forever stunted and static rather than curious and dynamic. With just the right blend of logic, suspicion, community, and information, any organization can turn what may seem like a “risky choice” into an innovative game-changing idea. Learn more about the risk adverse culture. Continue reading

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Innovators Are Using HR Software to Engage Employees

The new generation of multi-tasking HR software solutions are easy-to-use (some might even say fun), and offer valuable data to management through embedded analytics. Formerly used solely by HR managers, these systems are now crossing departmental lines. Soon, as companies continue to chase better employee engagement, it’s possible that every worker will interact with an HR system regularly. Continue reading

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Employee engagement is still lagging, especially among Millennial workers. Here’s how to improve this critical workplace dynamic. Continue reading

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