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Why innovation leaders should invest in collaboration in 2019

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Leadership is undoubtedly a critical piece of the business innovation puzzle. In fact, a recent study showed that the highest performing companies centralise their innovation strategy in upper management, meaning it is often those at C-level who push for innovation within a company.

Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

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It has been 30 years since the term Lean Management – a long-term approach that seeks to achieve incremental process changes to improve efficiency and quality – was first coined. Some say that Lean Management has now become obsolete; others talk about a ‘post-Lean’ world and say it is fated to die.

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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.

How to look beyond product innovation in medium enterprises

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One of the most common myths when leading idea management in medium enterprises is that you should strongly focus efforts on product innovation, as the ultimate goal is to have the next big thing.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Good news for medium enterprises looking to innovate

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Medium enterprises face challenging barriers on the path to good innovation management: limited resources to invest, lack of incentives and of innovation infrastructure, and shortage of innovation specialists are some examples.

Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 3. The post Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago employees engagement participation

Here’s to 11 years making innovation come together

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Exago has come a long way since we embarked on our innovation adventure 11 years ago. In that time, we have seen thousands of brilliant ideas come to life, and we couldn't have done that without our greatest inspiration: our clients. The post Here’s to 11 years making innovation come together appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago innovation-journey purpose

Exago’s client CTT is sowing the seeds of the future

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After being named the Innovation Farmer in Exago’s Innovation Guru Awards 2017, the Portuguese postal service CTT saw 50 trees planted in its name on November 25th as part of its prize. The Plant a Tree project is seeking to increase biodiversity and reduce the risk of fires, following the devastating forest fires across Portugal in recent years. The post Exago’s client CTT is sowing the seeds of the future appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories

How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0?

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Once the go-to strategy for ensuring business efficiency and growth, in the context of the current reality, Lean Management has been branded by some as being outdated. But, in a more evolved form, this business approach has in fact shown that it can complement Innovation Management when it comes to company operations, and could be the answer for businesses to remain competitive in today’s world. The post How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0? appeared first on Exago.

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6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges

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When putting your innovation challenges together, make sure you have a complete plan with clearly defined, targeted audiences, across cultures and business units, as well as key messages, frequency expectations, a communication and incentives strategy.

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Finalmente! Exago Start innovation software is now in Portuguese

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Recently launched in English and Spanish, the Exago Start innovation software is now available in Portuguese as well. Adjusting configurations for the best results, the all-new edition helps you kick-start your corporate innovation programme easily, empowering your teams to innovate. The post Finalmente! Exago Start innovation software is now in Portuguese appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago Software idea management platform idea management software Portugal

Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 2. The post Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories business transformation commitment engagement innovation-priority leadership

Lesson 1 from true innovation managers: set strategic, purposeful challenges

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 1. The post Lesson 1 from true innovation managers: set strategic, purposeful challenges appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago Insights

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

How Fleury brings its suppliers on board to improve business operations

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Seeing innovation as a leverage for change, the Brazilian Fleury Group currently has 2,500 stakeholders involved in its innovation efforts. They have shared almost 3,000 ideas, of which close to a third have been implemented, generating 4.3 million reais of aggregated value in the last two years alone (approximately 900,000 euros). The post How Fleury brings its suppliers on board to improve business operations appeared first on Exago.

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Lesson 4 from true innovation managers: quality and quantity of ideas hangs on people’s engagement

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 4. The post Lesson 4 from true innovation managers: quality and quantity of ideas hangs on people’s engagement appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago collaboration collaborative innovation collective intelligence employees engagement gamification participation

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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Make every idea count for your business this year

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Are you truly committed to finding those new ideas to grow your business in 2018? You're not the only one. Learn how Exago innovation management software can make every idea count for your company with your freedemo@exago.com.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Lesson 5 from true innovation managers: promoting the initiative is essential

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 5. The post Lesson 5 from true innovation managers: promoting the initiative is essential appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago Insights communication engagement participation purpose

The 5 steps for strategic cost-cutting in your innovation agenda

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In times of uncertainty, when business models are challenged, managers and financial directors are bound to cut costs to make organisations more agile, robust and adaptable to change. Leaders with a clear vision then tend to use cost-cutting and improvement to align costs with business strategy, to lower costs, focus on the aspects of the […]. The post The 5 steps for strategic cost-cutting in your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago.

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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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Merry Christmas and a brilliant 2019!

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Merry Christmas and a brilliant 2019 from the Exago team! The post Merry Christmas and a brilliant 2019! appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago

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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German

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Exago Smart collaborative innovation software can now be used by German speakers in their own language. With the new version, the Exago enterprise-grade solution becomes available in nine language options, enabling over a million people worldwide to share ideas and insights and contribute to their company’s innovation and business goals. The post Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German appeared first on Exago.

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.

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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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

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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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.

Why are medium enterprises still failing to innovate?

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Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are still failing to innovate, and those that don’t keep up with the creative and innovative pace will inevitably fall behind.The intense competition that SMEs face requires them to reconsider their competitive positions and embrace innovation to enhance business competitiveness. The post Why are medium enterprises still failing to innovate? appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights difficulties innovation management innovation-priority medium enterprises

The challenge is on: ‘People@Liberty’ launched on Innovation Open Day

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Liberty Seguros Portugal, awarded several times for being ‘a great place to work’ and promoting ‘excellence at work’, wants to take its employees’ creativity and engagement to a new level. The insurance company has set in motion the ‘People@Liberty’ programme, Read More.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.