Category: Management

Design the Right Open Innovation Project - innovation excellence

Open Innovation is now widely recognized as a way to enhance options for innovation by accessing external assets. However it can mean many things to many people; from running a crowdsourced idea scheme like Lego Ideas or MyStarbucksIdea, through to large co-branded initiatives like Senseo. Continue reading

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The Importance of Engaged Employees to Growth

The numbers are grim: only 13% of the world’s 1.3 billion full-time employees are truly involved at work, according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace – Employee Engagement Insights for Business Leaders Worldwide. How many are fully engaged in your company? And, anyway, why does this matter for your growth prospects? Continue reading

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Six Ways to Raise Your Innovation Game

I just got back from speaking at a large conference of retail professionals in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bricks and mortar retailers these days are quickly becoming the proverbial “canary in the coal mine,” as economic and consumer trends hit them first. The death of Radio Shack, Borders, Comp USA, Blockbuster, A&P and others has energized this sector, and given rise to the notion that innovation is everybody’s business, not just the C-Suite. Continue reading

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The Flawed Crawl Walk Run Methodology

Many of you may have heard of the Crawl Walk Run project methodology. For those of you that haven’t the idea is that if a project team is trying to achieve something big, that sometimes you have to evolve your approach in stages rather than trying to make all the changes all at once. Many people are quite fond of this approach and can be heard repeating the mantra… Continue reading

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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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The Digital Innovation Talent Shortage

The sad truth is that most companies don’t realize that they need to begin thinking and acting like a technology business or they’ll go out of business. GE, based on this ad campaign, obviously does. I won’t re-visit all of the points in my previous article, but instead I encourage you to read it, and for now I’ll focus on additional thoughts emerging since then. Continue reading

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Una mirada el interior del acabado modelo de contratación corporativa

He estado leyendo con interés algunos textos de la reciente serie #HowIHire de Linkedin y, al hacerlo, ha sido interesante observar cómo muchas personas todavía están operando bajo el viejo y acabado paradigma de contratación cuando se trata del mercado de trabajo. El mejor del conjunto que he leído ha sido el de Beth Comstock “Usted está contratado. ¿Y ahora qué?”, que tiene más que ver… Continue reading

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