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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.

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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.

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.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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

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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.

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2019 Product Release

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Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Autumn 2019 product release with features designed to surface the right ideas, with the most relevant information, to the right people at the right time.

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.

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.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

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.

Event: Innovation Roundtable Summit 2019

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We’re excited to announce that Wazoku is a prime sponsor and roundtable host at the upcoming Innovation Roundtable Summit in November.

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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.

Building a high-growth scale up – What we learned from Upscale 4.0

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For 6 months in 2019, Wazoku was fortunate enough to be one of a cohort of 30 companies on the awesome Upscale programme, run by Technation UK. Having recently graduated from this programme I wanted to share some of my key learnings from it.

Building a high-growth scale up – What we learned from Upscale 4.0

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For 6 months in 2019, Wazoku was fortunate enough to be one of a cohort of 30 companies on the awesome Upscale programme, run by Technation UK. Having recently graduated from this programme I wanted to share some of my key learnings from it.

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

Award Winners Announced at the Prince’s Trust

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Last month The Prince’s Trust celebrated their first internal Innovation Awards. Colleagues submitted just under 100 nominations recognising one another for the amazing ideas they had collaborated on and developed since July 2018. Bringing innovation to the forefront.

Idea management – driving workforce empowerment and bottom-up innovation

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It’s no secret that happy, engaged and empowered employees, are more productive, perform better and have greater commitment to their role and company.

Continuous Improvement: To employees and beyond!

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Every change starts with an idea. At its inception, most of these changes are (or may seem) quite small changes. Did you know that Google started off as an academic experiment by two PhD students to understand how web pages link to each other? From little ideas great oak trees can grow!

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.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

The Architecture of Innovation

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Architecture is a fine balance of creativity and reality. That is, Architects must be creative within the constraints which they live. Applying that concept to building an innovation framework within your organisation is no different.

The 7 Worst – And Most Common – Mistakes in Idea Management

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We’ve helped companies completely transform themselves through idea management, but for many businesses it’s still a new concept, and a hard thing to get right.

Ministry of Defence selects Wazoku to improve innovation

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New platform looks to build on previous innovation successes. by increasing staff engagement and the volume of ideas.

Together with Wazoku helping to improve mental health and wellbeing for all

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Each year Wazoku chooses a charity partner to work with that affects the people in our business in some way or shape, as part of our corporate sustainable responsibility (CSR) strategy.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

The Importance of Celebrating Success

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When an organisation develops an innovation strategy , it must communicate it clearly across the entire organisation, commit to practicing innovation and make it safe to innovate.

Wazoku Announces Winter 2019 Product Release

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Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Winter 2019 product release full of features and tools to save administrators time and support innovation at scale across organisations.

From Global to Local: Aligning SDGs with your Business Goals

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A sustainable focus for 2019. The Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an action taken by the United Nations and the world to address global challenges related to poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice.

5 steps to engaging 7,000 customers in innovation

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If someone asked you how they could make your life easier, wouldn’t you tell them? You probably wouldn’t hesitate. This is, in essence, customer-centric or differentiated innovation. Why customers?

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Six ways to improve innovation through culture change

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Based on the Innov8rs webinar on the same topic where Nicola Darke, Customer Success Director at Wazoku, Tim Westall, Co-Founder of April Strategy, and Hans Gillior, Founder of the Goodwind Company, each shared two ways to improve innovation through culture change.

Innovation in the era of the 100-year life

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What would you do if you suddenly found out that you will live 30 years longer? Would you get excited and start planning activities or would you feel disheartened because of all the issues that age and elderly life are associated with?

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2018 Product Release

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London, United Kingdom – 18 October 2018 – Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Autumn 2018 product release, focused on driving engagement across the platform.

Calling all mumpreneurs! – Put your daily innovations into action

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What do toddlers, ideas and carrot sticks have in common? To some people, not very much, but to any parents desperately trying to instil some vitamins into their child – innovative ideas and disguised vegetables go hand in hand.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

How to get an idea up and running in 10 days

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Marketing departments, by their very nature, are populated by some very creative people. Ideas are the stock-in-trade and there is a process for taking those ideas from birth through to fruition.

The innovation spectrum and where to start

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The innovation spectrum. Innovation is not one specific thing, it is a spectrum. It can start with small, incremental changes and expand to radical innovation, creating brand new solutions or disrupting an entire industry.

Award-Winning Innovation in Scandinavia, Powered by Wazoku

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Last week saw the completion of two major innovation initiatives in Copenhagen: The Upcycle Challenge and Copenhagen Fintech Week. Both programmes embraced open innovation – powered by Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight.

The innovation cocktail – underestimate the challenge at your peril

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We asked our partner, Tim Westall, Co-founder of April Strategy , to share practical insights that would be useful to organisations juststarting out or already running ambitious innovation programmes.

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How User Acceptance Testing Can Save You Time and Money

Speaker: J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services, Seamgen

Before a new product or feature goes into development, you have to gauge whether it will be a worthwhile investment. But what’s the best way to do so - and how can you get honest insights from your end users? Join J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services at Seamgen, as he explores how to use wireframes and clickable prototypes to validate your product. He’ll discuss how user testing allows you to really understand your users - and how to use the insights to inform your product strategy.