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.

Alphabet, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are Monopolies: So What?

Innovation Excellence

The need to support a free market by breaking up large companies that stifle innovation and competition is well established, but is it still valid? Apple Government Innovation Alphabet Amazon facebook Google Government Regulation Microsoft monopoly

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.

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.

Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change and Innovation

Braden Kelley

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?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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

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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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

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.

Developing Collaborative Leadership Styles

Innovation Excellence

With a new Australian government recently in place, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles.

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

Innovation 101: A Municipality’s Guide to Working with the Startup Community


It’s cases like this that show how governments, faced with organizational limits and a risk-averse culture, have much to gain from their more flexible counterparts in the private sector. With good reason, governments tend to invest in low risk projects with safe returns.

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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Public Sector More Open to Innovation than Ever


Nevertheless, in the recent years, we see more interest in the digital transformation of the local and central governments as well as greater efforts put in fostering and implementing innovation. Governments get closer to digital revolution?—?let’s

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

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.

Untold Stories Of Everyday Innovators Inside Organizations

Innovation Excellence

Her innovative approach to her work became the best practices that gave the company a competitive advantage. Kelly is an operations manager for the government. Lisa was the administrative assistant to the CEO of a global consulting firm.

I'm running for the presidency of Innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

If I become president I'm going to find ways to make it easier for the government to innovate how it operates. I'm going to find ways to help all of our government agencies and programs innovate, to both cut costs and to improve services and customer experience. But beyond that, I'm going to look to innovate how we provide government services, how we delegate responsibility, how we speed up the delivery of services. I thought - why not?

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.

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

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