Announcing the 2015 Global Innovation Survey

Imaginatik

Though innovation has become an executive imperative, it has yet to mature into an established company-wide core competence at most organizations. To help innovation leaders and forward-thinking companies do better, Imaginatik has launched the 2015 Global Innovation Survey.

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Nomination Wanted: 2015 Thinkers50

Matthew May

Contributor: The New York Times, Strategy+Business, Fast Company. NOMINATIONS CLOSE JULY 31, 2015. Not until this year’s Thinkers50 nominations would I have ever given the possibility of being nominated a glancing thought.

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WOIC 2015, Day 1

Open Innovation

Interestingly, two of the strongest papers were co-authored by senior academics with company executives who provided access to their firms. conferences WOIC 2015 World Open Innovation ConferenceToday we kicked off our first full day of #WOIC2015 here in Santa Clara.

59 Innovation Events for Q4 2015

Innovation Excellence

Earlier this year, Jason Williams shared a list of 46 Innovation Conferences for 2015. That list has grown to over 150 and provided the inspiration for Explorious Ventures.

Soren Kaplan’s April 2015 Leapfrogging Newsletter

Leapfrogging

The most innovative companies today realize that competitive differentiation comes as much from how they innovate as it does from what they’re innovating. 175k Innovation Prize 2015 – Deadline April 30, 2015. Global Millennial Conference 2015 – May 15, 2015, Columbus, OH. Social Innovation Summit 2015 – June 11-12, Washington, DC Sustained competitive advantage comes from innovating how we innovate.

World Open Innovation Conference 2015: Final Program

Open Innovation

World Open Innovation Conference 2015The #WOIC2015 program has been finalized, with last minute changes in titles and (alas) a few last-minute cancellations. Never having done this before, we (Marcel Bogers, Solomon Darwin and I) now have great sympathy for those that do this every year. Attached is the PDF we will be distributing, and below is an HTML version of the academic program.

Soren Kaplan’s Leapfrogging Newsletter – February 2015

Leapfrogging

Some companies know that products only get you so far, that services are the future-in fact, services already account for 75% of the global economy. The most innovative companies know that even when they’re selling a product, they’re actually selling the function that it provides. So how do you turn your product-based company into one that provides services? Social Innovation Summit 2015 – June 11-12, Washington, DC

Call for Papers: WOIC 2015

Open Innovation

Our Silicon Valley location will allow attendees to see how the principles of Open Innovation are being applied by the leading high-technology companies of the world. Deadlines June 21, 2015 (midnight PDT): extended abstract submission deadline July 15, 2015: notification of accepted papers August 15, 2015: registration deadline for accepted papers November 1, 2015: submission of completed papers November 19-20, 2015: conference in Santa Clara.

Why Companies are Turning to Innovation Centres

Destination Innovation

Nine out of ten companies believe that they are too slow to market with new products. Researchers interviewed leaders of such innovation units and conducted surveys of the 200 largest companies in the world.

The 2015 Global Innovation 1000 Study from Strategy&

Innovation Excellence

An overwhelming 94 percent of the world’s largest innovators now conduct elements of their R&D programs abroad, according to the 2015 Global Innovation 1000 study, our annual analysis of corporate R&D spending. These companies are.

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Large Size Company or SMEs: What Program of EngagementShould I Choose?

Imaginatik

Here's a question one of the participants asked us about our programs of engagement during our latest webinar: Do I have to choose a different program depending on the size of my company?

The 2015 Breakthrough Innovation Report

Innovation in Practice

Nielson released its 2015 BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION REPORT that features best practices from winning brands – with seven specific case studies from Pepsico, Kraft, MillerCoors, Kellogg’s, Nestle Purina, Atkins and L’Oreal Paris. Monster Energy Ultra, Monster Energy Company.

Companies should penalize employees for their inaction, not for their failures

Game-Changer

Unmindful of this, many companies punish their employees for making mistakes, and thus inadvertently create an environment where people just try to conform rather than experiment. Hence, companies that are driven to be innovative need the right incentive system.

Most Companies Fail at Innovation Because…

Braden Kelley

Most companies fail at innovation because they fail at change. There you go, there is the entire article in a single sentence. Please click the like button or leave a comment on your way out, and I’ll turn out the … Continue reading → Change Innovation Leadership Management change change management failure Innovation Management success

In business, you change with the times or flame out

Game-Changer

For those that use “disruption” to describe a company that wants to displace an existing industry, understand that disruption is not about slaying giants but about serving new customers. entrepreneurship Innovation Stephen Colbert Travis Kalanick Uber (company

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Spigit Webinar: Embedding Innovation into Company DNA, Featuring Cambia Health

Spigit

Since the launch of this program, innovation has become a core component of the company’s culture, and the dramatic increase in employee engagement has supercharged collaboration and transparency across the business. Upcoming Webinar: Embedding Innovation into Company DNA.

Employee Engagement 2015: Not Much Has Changed

The Human Factor

The mission/purpose of my company makes me feel my job is important. The post Employee Engagement 2015: Not Much Has Changed appeared first on More Than A Minute. Do you have an engaged, committed workforce? How do you know? Here’s one way to find out.

Babak Forutanpour on how to start a grass roots innovation program in a big company

Game-Changer

How do you start a grassroots innovation program within your company? What advice do you have for established companies that want to start an innovation program/think tank like Flux?

BD Named 2015 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Winner by Product Development and Management Association

Innovation in Practice

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals, announced today that it has awarded the 2015 Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award to BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX).

The ultimate gift guide to boost innovation in your company

Board of Innovation

Since 2015 was a great year for intrapreneurship, let’s fill 2016 with even more new business ideas. The post The ultimate gift guide to boost innovation in your company appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Get comfortable being uncomfortable

Game-Changer

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 5, 2015. — Scott Berkun (@berkun) August 3, 2015. Vala Afshar notes that many once powerful companies are no longer on the Fortune 500 list: Only 58 companies on the original Fortune 500 list (1957) are on today's list [link].

Why Your Company Needs an Open Innovation Strategy

Rocketspace

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Why Your Company Needs an Open Innovation Strategy

Rocketspace

Corporate Innovation

Large size company or SMEs: What program of engagement should I choose?

Imaginatik

Here's a question one of the participants asked us about our programs of engagement during our latest webinar: Do I have to choose a different program depending on the size of my company?

Why Women are the Future (and Past) of Business Innovation

Leapfrogging

2015 has so far been monumental for women. CEO, abolished the company’s work from home policy. Mainstream business culture penalizes women for being women. But “feminine” skill sets are the not-so-secret ingredients for what it takes to innovate in today’s digital world. .

Creating A Company That Thrives On Change

Daniel Burrus

That’s why so many companies are teaching employees how to become agile, so we can react faster. In order to prepare employees for embracing change, you and your company need to understand the types of change, how to see them, and how to influence their impact.

In the future you are either a digital business or a dead business

Game-Changer

Look at the chart below, I’m sure your business is lacking the digital skills necessary to compete in the information age: Chart: The key digital business abilities companies lack [link] pic.twitter.com/CSeqMgg0aX. — MITSloan Mgmt Review (@mitsmr) July 8, 2015.

5 Leadership Lessons from 2015’s Business Headlines

Adam Hartung

2015 was not short on bad decisions, nor bad outcomes. But there are 5 major leadership themes from 2015 that can help companies be better in 2016: 1 – Cost cutting, restructurings and stock buybacks do not increase company value – Dow/DuPont.

Interested in Incremental Innovation? Let's Start with Concrete Engagement Programs

Imaginatik

Working for more than two decades helping companies develop sustainable practices of innovation, Imaginatik has profound experience in achieving successful results through engaging programs.

Leading a Community of Innovation: Long Term Emergence vs High Value and Rapid Success

Imaginatik

For all these years, we have successfully helped many companies benefit from collective intelligence, keeping participants engaged, creating specific tools for managing their communities, and systems of analysis.

Does the Stock Market Inhibit Innovation?

Destination Innovation

Are private companies more innovative than public companies? found that when companies went public the quality of internal innovation declined and firms experienced both an exodus of skilled inventors and a decline in the productivity of remaining inventors.

Why many companies go on a retreat and why you should do this as well.

Board of Innovation

Lately we’ve been thinking very much about retreats, company retreats to be more precise. The post Why many companies go on a retreat and why you should do this as well. Board Of Innovation Buffer Community abroad Company retreat Corporate retreat Workation

Idea challenges: Giving a Voice to New Business Opportunities

Imaginatik

One of our findings is that implementing tools such as idea challenges are first steps in changing innovation behaviors within companies. How many ideas fluctuate within your organization without enriching your portfolio or becoming business projects?

Why Your Company Needs Data Analytics

Daniel Burrus

Think of business intelligence as the ways in which companies use data to improve their management and operations. More specifically, how are they interacting with your company? 2015 Burrus Research, Inc.

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Hackathons: The Marathon of Innovation

Imaginatik

When is the best time for a developers' sprint in your company? And it's quite easy for a company to start from zero with these programs, simply allocating a large number of people in teams to build or “hack” these solutions.

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