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Public sector innovation recognised at the Smarter Working Live awards

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18 award winners include Department for Education for Smarter Working Project of the Year London, United Kingdom. 27 November 2020 – Some of the most innovative and forward-looking public sector projects were recognised last night at the Smarter Working Live awards 2020.

Wazoku brings innovation services to Latin America via new partnership with Transforme

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Wazoku brings innovation services to Latin America via new partnership with Transforme Latest international expansion for idea management firm targets the rapidly growing innovation market in Latin America London, United Kingdom.

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Sustainable Innovation: SDG 13 – Our Journey to Wazoku becoming Carbon Neutral

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Wazoku is both a for-profit and a for-purpose business. We see innovation and sustainability as core pillar of our business.

UK local authorities join innovation programme that aims to save one billion pounds by 2022

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New £Billion Challenge encourages the sharing and development of innovation and income generation ideas to save and make money in local government.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

Wazoku partners with Schumpit to drive innovation in Spain, Catalonia and Portugal

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Idea management scale-up expands international reach via partnership that combines local market expertise with global technology London, United Kingdom.

Autumn 2020 Product Release

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Wazoku Announces Autumn 2020 Product Release Wazoku, a leading idea management platform announced its 2020 Autumn product release with new features to support a more integrated and frictionless workflow for managing innovation outcomes from idea to implementation.

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Simon Hill shortlisted for The TechXLR8 2020 Tech Leader of the Year Award

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Wazoku is a tech company with a big mission – To Change the World, One idea at a time. The brainchild of Simon Hill, Wazoku’s platform operates as a company’s global home for ideas.

Wazoku acquires US open innovation leader InnoCentive and raises additional £1.25M to support global growth

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Idea management scaleup creates unique proposition for crowdsourcing, idea management and open innovation on one platform London, United Kingdom.

The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Platforms, Q1 2020

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Forrester Reveals The 13 Most Significant providers in Innovation Management “Wazoku has a differentiating vision for idea sharing and innovation collaboration.”

Driving COVID-19 employee engagement with idea management

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Communication and engagement with employees are an essential part of business at any time. The benefits of an engaged workforce include improved employee retention and loyalty, a happier and more motivated workforce and better general well-being.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

An Innovative Culture: Define It, Cultivate It and Use It to Enable Transformation

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A culture of innovation is more than a buzzword. Many organisations struggle to first define what makes a culture innovative, let alone build an innovative culture. If these mark the beginning of the journey, how do you then take the innovative culture you’ve put so much effort into building, cultivate it for sustainability and use it to drive business transformation?

Wazoku Announces Spring 2020 Product Release and new Open Innovation Product

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Wazoku, a leading innovation and idea management platform, announced its Spring 2020 product release with features designed to get the right ideas in front of the right people at the right moment.

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Keep Calm and Create: A rallying cry to solve the world’s biggest challenges

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We’re living through unprecedented times as the COVID-19 pandemic takes grip, rearranging our day-to-day lives at breathtaking speed. The world is an uncertain place right now – with many of us now part of the coronavirus-enforced experiment in working exclusively from home.

Why you need to co-create to get ahead

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If I asked you to assess the knowledge and skills of the people you work with, would you say your company boasts the smartest workforce in the world?

How to thrive in the age of disruption

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Ah, the age of disruption! The future of work! The fourth industrial revolution! Futurists and thought leaders have been talking about this for some time. The world of work is changing – on a technological, political and social-cultural scale.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

10 steps you can take to prepare for the future of work

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Whatever our views are on the future of work, one thing’s for sure: times are changing. Advancing technologies are fuelling a robot-and-AI-filled future, which means we will need to innovate faster and with more agility if we hope to be relevant for the future of work.

Why collaboration is crucial for the future of work

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The workplace of today is so different to the workplace of 50 or even 25 years ago; it has changed completely. Everything is faster, more immediate, more accessible and more global.

Wazoku partners with InnoCentive to create the world’s most powerful innovation platform and community

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Global partnership delivers a unique proposition for any organisation seeking to solve business challenges and drive innovation.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Wazoku makes two senior hires as the idea management scaleup prepares itself for further growth in 2020

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30 January 2020 – Idea management scaleup ? Wazoku ?has has made two new senior hires, as the company readies itself for further growth in 2020.

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Wazoku Announces Winter 2019 Product Release

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Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Winter 2019 product release with features designed to equip organisations with better visibility into the value of their ideas and their innovation pipeline.

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network turns to Wazoku to capture the innovations to transform health in the West Midlands

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Innovation platform gathers ideas from business, tech, academia and more to combat obesity, low life expectancy and a range of other health challenges.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

InnoCentive partners with Habitat for Humanity to find innovative solutions for sustainable construction and demolition waste management

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Global nonprofit uses open innovation firm to proactively address the estimated 2.2 billion tons of debris the construction industry will generate by 2025 London, United Kingdom. 17 November, 2020 – Open innovation firm InnoCentive is supporting global housing nonprofit Habitat for Humanity in a new challenge that will run until 25 January 2021.

A brief history of work, innovation and skills in the UK

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There’s no question the world of work has evolved over time. Advances in mechanisation, mass production and, more recently, technology have shaped where and how we work, as well as what we produce.

Bournemouth University launches SPEED, part of a European funded project (Interreg 2 Seas) that aims to transform port logistics

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Implementing Innovative Ideas in The Conservative Environment of A Large Corporation

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Businesses know they must innovate to survive. Some companies are, some people within those companies are and others have unbeknownst innovative ideas tucked away. The real question as a large corporation is: how can we take advantage of these ideas and the depth of knowledge inside the minds of employees, partners or the wider business ecosystem?

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Do you have to be a start-up to be a disruptor?

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How we cultivate sustainability and help our customers do the same

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At Wazoku the tools and processes we recommend to our customers when generating ideas or solving business challenges are the same we adopt internally. Balbu, is what we’ve branded our own idea management platform instance in our organisation. We use Balbu to run internal competitions, test and develop product features and improve operational and business processes to name a few.

COVID-19: Solving challenges and leading through change

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There’s no doubt the coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, is causing mass disruption around the world. The outbreak is a human tragedy – the likes of which is a cause for great concern. It’s also having a growing impact on the global economy, forcing businesses to rethink their workforce strategies, putting health and safety first. These are Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) times.

10 Steps from idea generation to implementation

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Every successfully implemented idea/product is a result of a long and painstakingly supervised innovation process. While principles and methods of idea development are universal for all industries, there is no strict rule regarding the steps from idea generation to implementation. Image from dilbert.com. Here is a list of 10 steps that follow the idea management process from idea generation to implementation.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Wazoku Featured In The Open Assembly Quarterly

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Wazoku was featured in Open Assembly ‘s quarterly report, The State of Crowdsourcing. Get the report to learn: What is crowdsourcing and why use it in your organisation? Benefits for organisations of all sizes. How to begin or improve your crowdsourcing programme. Simon Hill, CEO and Founder, Wazoku, shares, “Every organisation has an army of potential innovators at its disposal—not only its staff, but customers, partners, and suppliers.

Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

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At this year's Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, I moderated a roundtable discussion on some of the challenges businesses face when trying to build a more agile organisation, grow a culture of innovation and navigate leadership and mindset. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the Q&A – all answers are anonymised and summarised. What have you found most interesting from your time at the conference so far?

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Daily improvements are innovation, here’s how

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Innovation is a necessity across all sectors and industries, and in an ever-changing competitive landscape, businesses are under more pressure than ever to showcase innovative outcomes. Incremental innovation involves making small scale improvements that can be implemented daily (or short-term) to existing processes, products or services. There are opportunities exist everywhere across all aspects of every business, to do things better, faster or in a more data-enabled way.

Modern leadership styles and innovation: The boss doesn’t always know best!

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For many modern businesses, the concept of the boss is somewhat outdated. I am the ‘boss’ at Wazoku, in that I co-founded the company and that ultimately the buck stops with me. But that’s about the only similarity with the traditional role of boss. At Wazoku we have a seven-strong executive and management team, which is collectively responsible for the major decisions the company makes. As the CEO, I don’t have a desk. I don’t have an office. I’m approachable.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!