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Launching your own innovation programme has never been this easy

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Do you feel that your innovation programme is becoming too complex? That you are spending too much time picking the right software to support your initiative, instead of focusing on what your company really needs? The post Launching your own innovation programme has never been this easy appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago Software business transformation exago start idea management software incremental-innovation initiative-success innovation management innovation platform software

Meet the Exago Innovation Guru prize-winners

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The challenge was set, the votes counted and the champions announced. And now, Exago has delivered the prizes to the Innovation Guru Award winners of 2017. We were proud to present the trophies to Via Varejo, Ageas and CTT, the three clients who especially stood out for their solid focus and resilience to innovate over the past year. The post Meet the Exago Innovation Guru prize-winners appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights awards innovation gurus innovation management innovation-results

The 7 (+1) things you have to do to succeed as an Innovation Director

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As companies fight to stay ahead of the innovation curve, the role of the Innovation Director is developing and growing in significance.

TRANSFORM calls on social enterprises to apply to the open call

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To help scale bold ideas to tackle the world's big social, environmental and economic issues, the Unilever partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is now calling on social enterprises to apply to TRANSFORM. To invite ideas and promote collaboration to further catalyse impact, they have chosen Exago’s open innovation software. The post TRANSFORM calls on social enterprises to apply to the open call appeared first on Exago.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

Five key dimensions for building your innovation challenges

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In the process of setting objectives for your business goals, you should always think SMART – as management guru Peter Drucker applies this expression. To make your objectives easy to understand and monitor, they need to be specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related.

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How the best Human Resource leaders make the most of innovation management

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With innovation management capturing rising interest from human resource managers and directors, Exago’s team took part in the Expo’RH2018 in Estoril, Portugal, to discuss the latest news and trends in the sector. The event organised by the International Faculty for Executives gathered hundreds of HR directors from leading companies such as Nestlé, Ageas, Pfizer, Renova and McDonald’s, under the motto “Experience is the way”, on March 14 and 15.

How to introduce a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation initiative: Step 1

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To introduce a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation management initiative and ensure that your business remains relevant and able to maximise its potential under less favourable circumstances, five major steps should be taken.

What are the good and the bad costs in your innovation agenda?

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When introducing a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation agenda, you should first have a clear view of your company’s strategy and map out good and bad costs for programme intervention, at macro and micro levels.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

What’s your ultimate innovation challenge?

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When developing your idea management programme, the way you identify, frame and share your challenges with your community is key to your initiatives’ success. The post What’s your ultimate innovation challenge? appeared first on www.exago.com.

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Strategic cost-cutting is not dead, and we are here to prove it

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Leaders with a clear vision tend to use cost-cutting and improvement to align costs with business strategy. The trend gained ground in the last decade, as world turmoil intensified and growth became a more elusive and complex goal to reach.

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Visa and Exago’s partner launch programme to accelerate Brazilian fintechs

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Visa and Kyvo, an Exago consulting partner, are looking for Brazilian financial technology start-ups to participate in Track, the new business acceleration programme. The post Visa and Exago’s partner launch programme to accelerate Brazilian fintechs appeared first on www.exago.com.

KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success

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Exago has partnered with KPMG in Portugal to promote the first global ‘Innovation Survey’ to companies operating in the country. The post KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success appeared first on www.exago.com.

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A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

How to map costs for your innovation path to growth

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In our economic environment, connecting innovation and strategic cost-cutting becomes relevant for all companies, both incumbent and challengers. The post How to map costs for your innovation path to growth appeared first on Exago.

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Better looking and more clever than ever, this is our Fox Edition

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Exago’s 3.6 idea management software release is a major leap forward from the previous versions. With a brand new homepage look and feel, it offers additional idea review gates and a more comprehensive evaluation process, as well as more effective communication mechanisms.

Step 5: Be resilient to create a cost-conscious culture in your innovation agenda

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If you are introducing cost-cutting in your innovation agenda, your ultimate drive is to create a cost culture that sustains itself over time and is not forgotten three months after being announced by the leadership. The post Step 5: Be resilient to create a cost-conscious culture in your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights business transformation engagement innovation-journey innovation-results innovation-thoughts participation purpose

First, ask what your innovation purpose is

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What is your company’s innovation mission? And how does your initiative take part in carrying it out? The post First, ask what your innovation purpose is appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges innovation management innovation-journey innovation-tips purpose

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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Optimise your cost-cutting strategy with the right innovation management tool

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You can save time and money by having your employees contribute ideas for the cost-cutting strategy, as well as cost-optimisation ideas that can transform and impact the company positively. Examples from our clients' innovation management programmes show just that. The post Optimise your cost-cutting strategy with the right innovation management tool appeared first on Exago.

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Step 3: Invest more in a bottom-up approach for your innovation agenda

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When developing your innovation agenda, bear in mind that employees deal daily with inefficiencies in your company, having often diverse and powerful ideas related to organisational processes and products. The following are real examples of this. The post Step 3: Invest more in a bottom-up approach for your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights collective intelligence Efficiency employees experience innovation-results innovation-tips

Set the timing right for your innovation challenges

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Now that you have identified your key innovation challenges and built them properly, remember to set the timings. Not only does the commitment to a deadline make participants focus, but this also helps you when defining goals with realistic deadlines.

How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence

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Studies show a direct, consistent correlation between the level of engagement of a company’s workforce and business growth. Fight for differentiation also remains on top of CEO’s agendas.

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The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

“Innovation is not for us”, they say

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If I had a dollar for every time that someone said that to me, I wouldn't need to work another day in my life. As someone who is trying to get corporations in Pakistan to understand the value of innovation, this declaration is extremely frustrating. .

Exago’s partner is the exclusive user of GSV acceleration methods in Brazil

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Kyvo Design – Driven Innovation, an Exago consulting partner, is now the representative of Global Silicon Valley labs (GSVlabs) in Brazil. The post Exago’s partner is the exclusive user of GSV acceleration methods in Brazil appeared first on www.exago.com.

We’re in the top 5% of firms ranked by Happiness Works!

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Exago’s one of the top 5% happiest organisations to work in, ranking eleventh in the Happiness Works – Happy Company 2016 initiative, among 209 surveyed participants. Now in its fifth edition, every year, Happiness Works assesses the overall well-being and. Read More.

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The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out

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The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out, and innovation author and expert Paul Sloane is in the Spotlight in this first edition. The post The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago innovation matrix thought leadership

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Diana Neves de Carvalho takes the lead at Exago

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Blending consultancy, management and information technology (IT) expertise, Diana Neves de Carvalho is now Exago’s chief executive officer (CEO). Her problem-solving talents and ‘make it happen’ spirit are focused on one main mission: to provide innovation managers the most efficient. Read More.

Putting the Daily Innovation Model together

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We've seen how you can locate your position in the Daily Innovation Model, built to help companies see innovation as a daily function of their job. When we place the continua on two axes - incremental to radical and process to product - things get interesting and we end up with four quadrants.

Step 4: Overcoming fears over cost-cutting within your innovation agenda

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Typically, cost-cutting is an expression that frightens employees. It often suggests salary reductions, job cuts and increased individual workload. When introduced in your innovation agenda, you should thus ensure that both real needs and strategy are understood across the organisation, consistently framing any cost-cutting goals. The post Step 4: Overcoming fears over cost-cutting within your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago.

For step 2 in cost-cutting within your innovation agenda, you will need this

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A cost-cutting initiative within your innovation agenda needs to be run as a strategic initiative with the same board sponsorship, direction and accountability as any other critical initiative. It is important to ensure central governance, senior management agreement and employees’ engagement. The post For step 2 in cost-cutting within your innovation agenda, you will need this appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights business transformation employees engagement purpose

Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement, empowerment of your employees to assist on solving some of your most vital problems, an effective method for capturing their ideas and acting on them and finally, an increase in costsavings.

Are you building your innovation challenges right?

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Having identified your key innovation challenges – aligned with your company’s higher purpose and strategic goals and made attainable, useful and targeted – it’s time to focus on describing them plainly and completely, to guarantee you’ll get meaningful content.

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Which innovation challenges are more easily implemented?

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By analysing 164 real innovation challenges, we’ve seen how people more easily relate to – and want to have a say in – questions that are closely tied to, and disrupt, daily work routines. These are, for instance, ‘How can. Read More.

Creativity, creative leadership and the value of innovation management

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From janitor to CEO, everyone should be involved in daily in your innovation process. The tool to deliver this change is creative thinking, in the hands of a leadership that believes in and embodies its principles.

Getting started with the Daily Innovation Model

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I've introduce my Daily Innovation Model, built to help companies see innovation as a daily function of their job. To start using it, you should first understand where you are exactly. The post Getting started with the Daily Innovation Model appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.