Recognizing Excellence in Innovation Management: ISPIM Grand Prize 2017

Innovation Excellence

ISPIM, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management, is delighted to announce the launch of the ISPIM Grand Prize 2017, for Excellence in Innovation Management.

Spotless: An Innovation Roadmap

InnovationManagement

Bridie Scott is an Innovation Manager at Spotless and she’s taken the business on a journey from a large-scale company with big goals to a company that is listening to and empowering all of their frontline employees in the innovation process.

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Recession, Innovation and Survival – A Lesson from Kellogg’s

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In times of severe recession should you cut costs and focus on survival or take the opportunity to invest in innovation so that you can benefit from the eventual recovery? The post Recession, Innovation and Survival – A Lesson from Kellogg’s appeared first on Innovation Management.

Digital Transformation and Its Impact on New-Product Management for Manufacturers

InnovationManagement

The post Digital Transformation and Its Impact on New-Product Management for Manufacturers appeared first on Innovation Management. For the manufacturer undertaking new-product development, Digital Transformation means smart new products with embedded software.

How NASA Leads Intrapreneurial Innovation

InnovationManagement

Not everyone knows that NASA has embedded crowdsourcing into their strategy and capabilities. But in fact, back in 2011 (after they ran a highly successful crowdsourcing pilot) NASA established the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI).

Lines of Innovation – Part 1

Innovation Excellence

First of a two-part series: "Because of the numerous examples of lines in innovation, these provide important lessons for the modern innovation practitioner.".

The 2017 Innovation Management Awards Are Open

IdeaScale

For the fifth year in a row, IdeaScale is hosting the Innovation Management Awards. Particularly if that story demonstrates innovation thought leadership when it comes to engagement strategies, innovation processes, or idea implementation.

ISPIM Grand Prize 2017 – we have a winner!

Innovation Excellence

We are delighted to announce that, by a single vote, the winner of the ISPIM Grand Prize 2017 for Excellence in Innovation Management is Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), with the Fraunhofer Institute a close second. Associations Build Capability Case Study Competitions Feature Of The Week Management Presentations Social Innovation collaboration Crowdsourcing Innovation Innovation Management Strategy successWow, so close!

The Magic of Process: Department of Labor

IdeaScale

They are long-time users of IdeaScale and past winners of IdeaScale’s Innovation Management Awards. Even in their first case study with IdeaScale, the Department of Labor outlined a repeatable seven step process which they have used for numerous citizen engagement campaigns: 1.

A Slow Brew: What Starbucks Teaches Us about Innovation and Timing (Part 2 of 2)

Innovation Excellence

In this second and final part of the blog, we’ll cover what the Starbucks story—during its private company era (1987-1992), IPO (1992) era, Great Recession era, and its present day status—teach us about the interplay of timing and innovation.

Lego’s Innovation Lessons

Innovation Excellence

Case Study education Entertainment Innovation Management Profiles of Innovators growth growth strategy risk Toy Industry ToysIn strange and disappointing news, Lego announced that it was facing dire sales projections, with growth slowing from over 25% per year to low single digits. Strange, when just a few years ago Lego was on top of the world, with great new toys, Lego kits, Lego Robots and the Lego movies.

Lessons Learned About Innovation Communications from the City of Calgary

IdeaScale

If you’ve been following IdeaScale’s Innovation Management Awards , you know that this year saw some really thrilling innovation come from some unexpected places. In this case, the City of Calgary was a leader in generating engagement with their innovation program.

IM Award Lessons: Know Your Innovation Audience

IdeaScale

This year, Amway won the Innovation Management award for best innovation engagement strategy. So we asked Amway a few questions about their program and here’s what they had to say: IdeaScale : Why is innovation vital to your organization?

IMBA Innovation Management Basic Accreditation™– Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organization can become more innovative.

IMBA Innovation Management Basic Accreditation™– Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organization can become more innovative.

IMBA Innovation Management Basic Accreditation™– Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organization can become more innovative. InnoSurvey® is the most comprehensive strategic tool for growth and innovation allowing you to assess innovation capabilities, strategy and culture.

My Innovation Management Summer Reading: Ideas are Free.

KindlingApp

I was introduced to these innovation management resources a few months ago when two clients, both referencing The Idea-Driven Organization , came to Kindling looking for a software solution to evolve their innovation strategy. The strategies, case studies, and relevant organizational hurdles in the book all echo topics I discuss with my clients on a regular basis. An eight-step process for developing an innovation management strategy.

My strategy workshop from heaven

Eddielogic

Besides that, this is a perfect case study on how to tackle a strategic question: Should you pursue a business idea that promises rich rewards, but also bears some substantial risk? Our product managers – who were always well informed about what’s going on in the market – had reported a new phenomenon at the last companywide strategic planning workshop: Our largest competitor had started to offer after-sales services for his large-size bearings.

Hallmarks of Organizational Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you may know we’ve been relentlessly highlighting the importance of organizational ambidexterity as vital requirement for modern dual corporate innovation approaches. Execution trumps strategy. Or briefly: Execution trumps strategy.

From Inspiration to Execution: Charting the Journey

IdeaScale

Moving from innovation to execution calls for more than just a good idea; it needs tools like innovation management solutions to guide it. Charting the Path Execution is one of the key struggles of any innovation strategy, in part because you generally have to work backward.

Scaling-Up: The Foundation

Integrative Innovation

The – in the truest sense of words – ‘billion-dollar-question’ we are addressing is: How can companies generate more business impact from non-incremental innovation? Companies are working hard to future-proof their innovation management.

2016’s best innovation blog articles, from the top influential innovation bloggers

Idea to Value

This is especially true in the field of innovation management, which are so broad that it would be impossible to highlight every diverse opinion on how to approach the subject. Ralph-Christian Ohr: Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond. Greg Satell: The 9 Rules Of Innovation.

How to create effective problem statements for idea challenges and hackathons

hackerearth

Whether you are conducting an idea challenge, an internal hackathon (hackathon for your employees) or a full-fledged innovation campaign, the problem statement is key in determining the success. Case in point : Juicero, a $400 wifi-enabled, over-engineered, pointless machine for fresh juices.

Finally a framework to manage holistically Industrial Revolution 4.0

Paul Hobcraft

This will become a very useful and relevant management planning tool to help manufacturers worldwide to determine and prioritize their necessary areas of focus with all the digital initiatives, based on an Industry 4.0 Part 2: The application of innovation, the Asian way.

Building a case for managing innovation

hackerearth

“Building a startup is an exercise in institution building; thus, it necessarily involves management.”- Why should creativity and innovation be given such a high position in the hierarchy, to an extent that it should be reserved for a select few? Why should innovation be any different?

How to create effective problem statements for idea challenges and hackathons

hackerearth

Whether you are conducting an idea challenge, an internal hackathon (hackathon for your employees) or a full-fledged innovation campaign, the problem statement is key in determining the success. Case in point : Juicero, a $400 wifi-enabled, over-engineered, pointless machine for fresh juices.

Why do innovation programs fail

hackerearth

Sadly, this was the case of The Eastman Kodak Company. It is the failure to innovate that led to its “demise.”. In other words, it is because sometimes innovation strategies fail to produce products/ services that the customers want. Programme manager.

Basic Accreditation – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organisation can become more innovative.

Basic Accreditation – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organisation can become more innovative.

Basic Accreditation – New York City

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organisation can become more innovative.

Basic Accreditation – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organization can become more innovative.

Basic Accreditation – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organization can become more innovative.

What is the use of innovation software?

ideas4allinnovation

The first benefit a company seeks when using innovation software can seem the most logical for such software: innovate with new products, services or processes that may make the organization more competitive in its market, staying ahead of its competitors. see case study].

Basic Accreditation – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organization can become more innovative.

Basic Accreditation – Sydney, Australia

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organisation can become more innovative.

Disruptive innovation: a risk worth taking?

Idea Drop

Disruptive innovation is a divisive topic. Disruptive innovation gets a lot of bad press. American historian Jill Lepore recently launched a vehement attack on the concept, branding it a ‘competitive strategy for an age seized by terror’. Innovation Strategy

Basic Accreditation – New York City

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organisation can become more innovative.

Basic Accreditation – New York City

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organisation can become more innovative.

Basic Accreditation – Dubai

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organisation can become more innovative.

Basic Accreditation – New York City

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organisation can become more innovative.

Basic Accreditation – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed Practitioner and learn how to use the i360 approach : assessment of innovation capabilities with InnoSurvey® to make evidence-based recommendations how an organisation can become more innovative.

FDA Transforms the Workplace with Innovation Challenges

IdeaScale

Innovation can accomplish great things, even in highly regulated government agencies.?. For their innovation strategy, time-limited challenges work better. It’s important for each organization to determine which type of innovation challenge works best for its needs at the time.

Future-Proofing Financial Market Innovation – Fighting Digital Disruption with Digital Disruption

Qmarkets

These new technologies lead to innovations, often creating new markets and value markets that can impact the established leaders in the industry. Financial organizations of all shapes and sizes are being disrupted by small, agile, innovative and technology-oriented companies which offer convenient and efficient services. To counter the threat of disruption, financial organizations must innovate in order to stay ahead of the competition.