Tue.Jul 17, 2018

Innovation as a process: Why crowdsourcing ideas isn’t enough


Crowdsourcing isn’t new as an innovation technique. We can find large-scale examples of it going as far back as the 1700s, like when the British government offered more than $26,000 to whoever could figure out how to determine longitude at sea. It’s the way we go about crowdsourcing that has changed in recent years. innovation success Open Innovation Tech Scout Tech Scouting Technology Scout Technology Scouting Technology Sourcing

If You Plan on Asking an Outside Innovation Consultant for Help

Idea Champions

If someone from your company's leadership team asks you to locate an outside consultant to help your organization raise the bar for innovation, stop for a moment and ask the person asking you to locate an outside consultant to answer the following questions.

Do you have an innovation strategy?

Innovation Excellence

A recent article by Juruzelski, Loehr and Holman from Booz Consulting (www.strategy-business.com) noted that there is no statistically significant relationship between financial performance and innovation spending.

Music for Innovation


There is a growing body of research that is dedicated to analyzing what kind of music makes an employee work more efficiently, joyfully, or precisely. Here are a few interesting working theories for music in the workplace. Music can help in task efficiency.

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.

11 Fun Strategic Planning Ideas to Stop Strategy Snoozefests!


Do your organization’s strategic planning meetings turn into annual snoozefests ? That happens when strategic planning becomes too complex, gets detached from real business issues, or the whole process focuses on trying to complete cumbersome strategy templates. Then people start dozing off.

Top Recruitment Methods to Improve Employee Retention

Innovators Alliance

Considerable time and resources are needed to recruit new employees. From candidate searches to employee onboarding, it takes a lot of effort to find qualified workers who maintain the proper cultural fit for your organization.

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Biased by Design

Boxes and Arrows

Back in the mid-90s, as the personal computer was booming, I was just your fairly average tween with a Skip-It. I spent my summers in the California sunshine counting: 100, 208, 300, 986, always aching to get to 1,000. While my parents worked long past sunset, I played on the sidewalk of my parents’ company, Design Matters. Before it was a podcast, Design Matters—one of the first agencies in the San Francisco Bay area—was my personal experience with design.

Do Patents Disrupt or Decelerate Innovation?


Innovation Insights

The 3-D Innovation Culture Jigsaw

The Future Shapers

You know that jigsaw that you got for Christmas, no not the 50-piece children’s one with large friendly pieces and obvious connections. I’m talking about the 3-D globe jigsaws that look great on the box but seem impossible to even start. There are no easy corners or edges and every piece seems to be connected to every other one through the core. The annoying thing is that you know if you could just work out where to start, tackling the 3-D jigsaw could be tremendously satisfying and rewarding.