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The danger of saying “we’re all innovators” is that it dilutes the role of the teams whose primary responsibility is innovation. Unless responsibility and accountability for innovation are clear, confusion and inefficiency will potentially inhibit the output; innovation is then in danger of becoming a diminished buzzword. Continue reading

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Many of us are aware that we live within an interconnected world, enabled by technology, yet how many of us realize the deep implications and enact the possibilities and opportunities this connectedness allows us? Continue reading

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What can you take away from the 2014 World Cup and apply to your business to bolster your innovation efforts? Continue reading

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2014 innovation challenge

The end of the year is upon us and what a year it has been! From glacial ice and snow, a late spring heralded in one of the finest summers in years and as we basked in its warmth, so too did the economy with early faint shoots of recovery growing and taking firm hold across the UK… Continue reading

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Don't Dictate a Culture of Innovation - Influence It!

I often think that the way in which many organisations set off to meet the innovation challenge is strikingly similar to this children’s tale. The declaration of intent, the setting off on a route with no idea of what lies ahead, no planning and no thought, a few brief forays which seem to be getting somewhere and then when the true nature of the task becomes apparent the swift retreat into ‘business as usual’. Continue reading

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Culture Feasts on Innovation: Here's What you Can Do About It

You can have the best talent, best ideas, best processes, abundance of cash. If your culture does not align, being successful with innovating starts looking as if it’s a matter of luck. Continue reading

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Is Innovation Simple?

Getting to the “simple” stage can be quite difficult, and it set me thinking about the simplicity of innovation. This was going through my mind when I read a good post from Tim Kastelle recently. Continue reading

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