Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy in the Workplace


Environmental, social and governance strategy (ESG) refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company or business. The post Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy in the Workplace appeared first on IdeaScale.

Innovation in governments: Far Horizons?

Norbert Bol

The blog “ the sustainability innovation paradox ” triggered quite some discussions the last few weeks on the role of governments in innovations. On the one side governments stimulate innovation but also hinder innovation due to regulatory policies.

Integrity as a Competitive Advantage

The Human Factor

Instead of working together to effectively govern the country, Republicans, Democrats, AND others pander to the extremists in their parties. The post Integrity as a Competitive Advantage appeared first on The Human Factor.

Winners announced for the Civic Engagement Innovation Competition


Quick shoutout to the winners of the ideation competition: Luc Michaud (grand prize winner), Metro Power Yoga , Marla Goodman and Dennis Pitcock. Our “ Hacking Civic Engagement ” Challenge was a first for us in many respects.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

verticals, including: biotechnology, chemicals, construction, CPG, education, electronics, energy, finance, food, government, health care, insurance, law, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals, public sector, retail, sports, technology, and telecommunications. a centralized governing.

How Innovative Companies Get their Best Ideas from Academic Research

Innovation Excellence

To account for its success, Build Capability education Government People & Skills Research Science Technology Uncategorized academia Academic Research Competitive Advantage ideasSince World War II, the United States has been an innovation superpower.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

The blurring of our lives, of the breaking down of the different old industry demarcations, the blending of government, corporate and social engagements is giving increasing voice to each of us as individuals, all happening due to this exponential set of connections.

What Does a Chief Innovation Officer Do?


Obviously, organizations that don’t have a Chief Innovation Officer can still work on all of these initiatives, but we find that organizations that have assigned at least one champion to innovation efforts within a company are more likely to succeed, change, and maintain a competitive edge.

Finding the Advantage in Regulation

Daniel Burrus

By learning how to accurately anticipate much of the future before it happens, you can accelerate innovation and competitive advantage. One of the categories of Hard Trends—government regulations—might surprise you. No matter what any politician of any philosophical persuasion might argue, we’re going to have more government regulation in the future, not less. Given that reality, it’s valuable to consider your attitude toward the Hard Trend of growing government regulation.

Moving to a Digital World totally across your Business is highly challenging

Paul Hobcraft

Technology is becoming an integral part of our lives, for us personally, as consumers or employees, but equally for businesses, the government and our educational institutions. Transformation is very hard at the best of times for all of us to undertake.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

competitive advantage no longer exists. The only defensible competitive advantage resides underneath the products, services, business processes, technologies, and business models we deliver to the. your ultimate source of competitive advantage—your invisible advantage.

#1,277 – BitNation

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

You can use it to trade digital cats, collect your favorite celebrities, and now…create your own government. On the surface, BitNation, is more about providing legal services than creating entirely new forms of government. Government Technology

Too Many Balls in the Air

Mike Shipulski

But the bad news is without governance and good judgement, things can flip from “lots of opportunity for improvement” to “nothing is good enough.” Manufacturing Competitiveness Trust Competitiveness Problem Definition

The backdrop of digital transformation and its consequences

Paul Hobcraft

Yet for others, who recognize the future lies in technology and the power of networks and community engagement, it is the opportunity to radically alter their way of doing business; the opportunity to forge new competitive positions that have the collaborative engagement at its heart.

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Digital technology is changing the innovation ‘game’

Paul Hobcraft

Competition is changing, markets are blurring and customers are becoming far more vocal. Digital technologies are beginning to have a real impact on the methods, approaches, and rates of our innovation outputs. Social technologies are giving us real-time understanding.

How NASA is Crowdsourcing its Innovation Strategy


In fact, NASA’s up to its seventh competition in this area so far, with new designs arriving every year. It’s no secret government agencies can have trouble getting the best and brightest, and these competitions offer a look at some of the best talent out there.

Culture: Innovation’s Biggest Challenge


Maybe last year you focused on developing innovation leadership skills within your workforce, but this year you need to focus on nurturing diversity and developing rules for innovation governance.

The 2017 Innovation Management Awards Are Open


And those winners have demonstrated innovation sophistication in everything from energy & sustainability to financial technology and government services. IdeaScale Competition Department of Energy IdeaBuzz innovation management awards marriott Ushahidi

To Innovate, Invest (USA, UK, listening?)

Gregg Fraley

If you care about American Innovation, or UK Innovation for that matter, you’d better realize something; our governments are currently committing economic suicide. I wish them well, but also wish we’d remain competitive.

Innovation or Not? – Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change

Innovation Excellence

What if you could empower every citizen with tools that will help your city, state or country innovate and change faster than the competition for a penny a person? Change education Innovation Processes & Tools The Economy Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit Cities countries Experiment Canvas Government Innovation tools innovation training intellectual property Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing Project management training toolkits training Visual Project Charter

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The Three Rs of Innovation – Risk, Reward, and Resources

Mike Shipulski

Risk generally tracks with newness, reward usually tracks with incremental customer goodness and resources are governed by the work. For top line, the filters are breadth of applicability, competition, is/isn’t. Innovation Risk Technology Competitiveness Creativity no-to-yes

Additive Manufacturing’s Holy Grail

Mike Shipulski

Here’s the governing equation: (Price – Cost) x Volume = Profit. Additive Manufacturing Allocating Cost Cost Savings Fear How To Part Count Reduction Top Line Growth Competitiveness Engineering Mindset Manufacturing Competitveness no-to-yes Success

Innovation is about good judgement.

Mike Shipulski

In that way, innovation effectiveness is governed by their organizational good judgement. Though good judgement is not usually called out as an important factor that governs innovation effectiveness, we think it’s vitally important. It’s not the tools.

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The WHY and HOW of Innovation

Mike Shipulski

And for that, new governance processes are put in place, new processes are created to set new directions and new mechanisms are established to make sure the new work gets done. Fundementals Innovation Top Line Growth Uncertainty Competitiveness Lessons Learned Success

Companies don’t innovate, people do.

Mike Shipulski

The dip is due to general economic slowdown that is out of our control, the dip is due to temporary unrest from the power structure change in government, or the dip is due to some ethereal force we don’t yet fully understand.

The Inaugural: A Modest Proposal


Should the organizing committee wish to run a background check on my credentials, I came in 2nd Place in a Thai restaurant competition outside Sacramento two years ago on New Year’s Eve.

How Apple created two giants

Matthew Griffin

Many bystanders are more likely to view these two giants emergence onto the global stage as business evolution rather revolution and while Samsung declared their competitive intentions in 2008 Foxconn has only recently reached the starting line of its long journey.

The rise and rise of Entrepreneurs

Matthew Griffin

Typically there are two groups that will be looking to disrupt your business – competitive corporations, either from within or from outside of your current industry and Entrepreneurs. “When people come together with a common purpose anything is possible.

The Death of Consumer car insurance

Matthew Griffin

Business Models Competition Disruptive Innovation Entrepreneurship Ideation Innovation Start Ups blockbusters business strategy closed innovation crowd sourcing disruption disruptive innovation First Mover Innovation Radar innovation strategy insurance need seekers Venture Capital

The death of the 20th Century corporation

Matthew Griffin

“Evidence shows us that the 20 th Century Corporation is dying and that it’s being replaced by a new breed of Millennial Organisation that operates, scales and runs in an entirely new way.

The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Matthew Griffin

If you want to stand a chance of creating a successful business in today’s increasingly competitive world then I’d suggest that you follow each of these seven themes zealously. This article was updated on Apr 29th 2015.

Creating a brand that lasts.

Mike Shipulski

They define what each element does and how it connects to the others in the system, capturing the governing physics and propagation paths of connections. One of the best ways to improve your brand is to improve your products.

Have the Banks already been Disrupted?

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading Emerging Technology and Disruption Strategy advisers Matthew Griffin works with global Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and Fortune and FTSE multi nationals to help them reinvent themselves and adapt to new market conditions. “Banks were once the corner stone of the community but today their industry is being disrupted and disintermediated.

How China’s Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation

Idea to Value

Ever since the 1990’s, China has produced its own set of large internet and technology companies, often as a result of two major driving forces: The government’s policy of censoring the internet through the “Great Firewall of China” meant that established and upstart Western companies found it difficult to access the Chinese market, leaving it open for local startups.

Exploring and Exploiting for Innovation (part 2)

RTI Innovation Advisors

In that post I looked at the history of exploring and exploiting, which I'll suggest comes from the conquest of the new world by the Spaniards, when Columbus and others explored, and the Spanish government exploited the opportunity for centuries. In the late 1800s and early 1900s there were even competitions between explorers. What becomes a bit different in this time frame is that multiple governments were exploring the same locations simultaneously.

Shrink to Grow: Why Don't More Companies Adopt This Strategy?

Michael Roberto

Then the firm witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the US government began to shrink defense spending in key areas affecting the firm's businesses. competitive strategy corporate strategyAs we witness the breakup of GE, a thought comes to mind regarding a rarely used corporate strategy - namely, the "shrink to grow" approach. Many years ago, I went to work for General Dynamics after graduation.

Our Real Work Begins


If ever logic needed to prevail over sentiment, one would think that would have to be the case in choosing our government officials by the prized process of casting a vote. New York Governor Mario Cuomo famously articulated, “We campaign in poetry, but govern in prose.”