Social innovation, a world of challenges and opportunities

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Incremental innovation, we’ve seen, promotes not only trust and collaboration but also calculated risk-taking. Yet innovation also takes shape in radical, disruptive, social frameworks, and by building the adequate organisational competencies. Social innovation.

Social Innovation Index 2016 [Infographic]

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The Social Innovation Index 2016 measures global capacity for social innovation. Infographic Innovation Technology

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What is Social Innovation?

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social innovation. Social innovation is the general concept of getting new ideas from across different groups, organizations or cultures. It is that kind of innovation that aims to go beyond norms, traditions, ethnicities and races. Related posts: Social innovation.

Get Social with Your Innovation

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If your organization is struggling to sustain its innovation efforts, then I hope you will do the following things. Find the purpose and passion that everyone can rally around.

Why Sustainability is Your Next Big Innovation Opportunity

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What’s the business case for sustainable innovation? That’s the question I’ve been asked most in my years working on sustainability and the main reason clients cite for not innovating around social and environmental responsibility.

A New Wave of Open, More Social Digital Innovation?

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(Lack of) Innovation at Non-Profits

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There is an odd tendency for almost all of these organizations to respond to innovations in the same way; they. Continue reading → Innovation Social Innovation Charities innovative thinking michael graber non-profits Southern Growth Studio

Innovation is Social

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If your organization is struggling to sustain its innovation efforts, then I hope you will do the following things. Create the flexibility necessary to deal with the constant change that a focus on innovation requires for both customers and the organization. Make innovation the social.

Is Everyone Else Still Smarter Than You?

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As innovation conversations move from Crowdsourcing to Crowdsolving, here's a look at its future, and a refresher on its social innovative roots.

Google Introduces the Self-driving Bicycle [video]

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The Social Intrapreneur Guide

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Emmanuel de Lutzel is VP Social Business at BNP Paribas, and an active a social intrapreneur. Based on intrapreneurs interviews and his own experience, he wrote the book ‘Transform your company from the inside: the social intrapreneur guide’, with Valérie de la Rochefoucauld-Drouâs in 2015. Entrepreneurship BNP Paribas Emmanuel de Lutzel Intrapreneur intrapreneurship social innovation social intrapreneur Valérie de Drouâs

Toward a Better Definition of Innovation

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In innovation, the process equals New Value Creation. This process of creation is non-linear, even iterative, insights-based, and way-finding, a process of discovery, not optimization. Sometimes, it can be like playing the children’s game Chutes and Ladders.

The social intrapreneur guide, with Emmanuel de Lutzel

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Emmanuel de Lutzel is VP Social Business at BNP Paribas, and an active a social intrapreneur. Based on intrapreneurs interviews and his own experience, he wrote the book ‘Transform your company from the inside: the social intrapreneur guide’, with Valérie … Continue reading → Innovation BNP Paribas Emmanuel de Lutzel intrapreneur intrapreneurship social innovation social intrapreneur Valérie de Drouâs

Social innovation

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This is where social innovation comes into play to make sure that it happens. Just about everything that can affect how a society operates, such as education, working conditions, health issues, and much more, fall under the umbrella of social innovation.

Innovation Indicted Long Live Innovation!

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Innovation is value free. Continue reading → Creativity Innovation culture social innovationPutting it to good rather than evil or unfair use is a matter of human choice.

Facing the New Innovating World in the 21st Century

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This week my research was moving around issues of complexity within innovation and I came across a great paper, written by Deborah Dougherty called "Organizing for innovation in complex innovation systems".

Innovation through Intelligence – Call for case studies

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I've been commissioned to write a new book for Routledge with the working title "Brain Based Enterprises" for 2017 following my 7th piece of work, "Leading, Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise" for Bloomsbury. Business Models Case Study Creativity Data Innovation Leadership People & Skills Social Innovation Artificial Intelligence Corporate Learning Knowledge Economy machine learning

Public Sector Innovation: moving innovation from the margins to mainstream

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UNDP remains one of the few UN agencies that supports governments in setting up Public Sector Innovation Labs to experiment with new approaches to policy-making and that advises government partners on designing Open Innovation Prize Challenges.

3 Business Innovation Reports You Must Read Right Now

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Crowdsolving in Action: From Wikipedia to Firefox

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Thinking Through a Crowdsourcing Initiative [2/3]

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Build Capability Innovation People & Skills Social Innovation Trends Crowd Economy Crowdsolving Crowdsourcing futureCrowdsourcing does have a real potential in my mind but does seem to have some formidable issues to work through, to be well understood and managed.

104 Mobile Marketing Facts [infographic]

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Build Capability Digital Infographic Innovation Product Innovation Social Innovation Technology digital e-commerce marketing mobileThis infographic, compiled by the team behind Website Builder, offers 104 mobile marketing facts, including desktop vs. mobile comparisons, niches that work best, great mobile marketing techniques, but also usage, user friendliness, adoption, commerce, search and conversion stats.

Who is your Socrates in your organization?

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Continue reading → Change Cognition Creativity Culture & Values Inspiration Leadership People & Skills Psychology Social Innovation Uncategorized collaboration culture education Creative Thinking hcm HR Learning Philosophy thinking

How to Build a Dynamic Brand

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Innovation Leadership marketing Product Innovation Profiles of Innovators R&D Sales Social Innovation brands consumer goods Customers FMCG storytelling Strategy Visual IconsWhile brand positioning isn’t particularly hard to explain, neither is describing how a plane flies. But the physics of rapid air flow over the wings is one thing; actually designing and piloting a plane is something else all together.

3 Advantages to Collaborating on Innovation as a Global Community

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But with the proliferation of problems, organizations and enterprises are broadening their search for innovative solutions and many of them are looking to the crowd for ideas. News business value crowdsourcing DREAMS Challenge global market globalization HIV / AIDS IdeaScale millennial nonprofit problem solving R&D rapid design processes rapid innovation cycle social innovation

5 reasons why I applied to work at 100%Open

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In 2016, after a few years of both exciting and challenging work at the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Moldova Social Innovation Hub , I decided to move countries to gain international work experience in the innovation sector. . When an innovation professional thinks of a country that is well known for its performance on social innovation, she inevitably thinks of the UK.

59 Innovation Events for Q4 2015

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Earlier this year, Jason Williams shared a list of 46 Innovation Conferences for 2015. Explorious Ventures, both a collector and connector, has curated the world's largest list of innovation-related events, conferences, festivals and happenings.

Banking for a better future

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This ambitious agenda aims to tackle 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across social, environmental and economic dimensions. We believe it demonstrates the power of leveraging the scale and expertise of big players in the private sector in helping to tackle major social challenges.

ISPIM Grand Prize 2017 – we have a winner!

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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!

Now-ism: Why Perfect Scores Don’t Matter And What To Focus On Instead

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In a recent TED Talk, Ito reveals a revolutionary style of innovation that he and his colleagues discovered during a time when they had to take learning into their own hands. "Education is what people do to you; learning is what you do to yourself.”

Where is the Crowdsourcing Movement Heading? [1/3]

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Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Build Capability Innovation People & Skills Social Innovation Trends Crowd Economy Crowdsolving Crowdsouring futureAuthor’s note: This is a three-part series.

How to Achieve Excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End – Part 2

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Read about Key Findings in part 2 this two-part series on the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation.

Your Phone is Trying to Control Your Life [Editor’s Choice]

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Change Consumer Innovation Design Headlines Innovation Social Innovation Technology Video Apple Consumer Choice Google PBS NewsHour technology Technology and Ethics The Atlantic Time Well Spent Tristan HarrisWhether you're killing time in line at Starbucks or scrolling through an endless meme stream on Twitter, your smartphone is trying to seduce you.

How can you put innovation to work? Take these examples

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What is innovation? We can say it’s about R&D and S&T, but it’s also radical, disruptive, incremental and social innovation, as well as innovation competencies. The post How can you put innovation to work?

Crowdsolving Unsafe Cities — Social impact winner Elsa D’silva: [video]

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In this video, ElsaMarie D'Silva -- a ‘Crowd Sourced Social Impact’ winner from the #DigitalWomenAwards -- speaks of the significant social progress being made from her crowdsolving network, and also reflects on the ample opportunities in store for young women entrepreneurs today. Digital Disruption Innovation Processes & Tools Profiles of Innovators Social Innovation Technology Anti-violence Technology awards Crowdsolving Crowdsourcing Safecities Sexual Violence Social Impact

Why Your Social Strategy is Broken and How To Fix It

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By now, nobody doubts the power of social platforms, although few marketers have been able to exploit them successfully. Continue reading → Build Capability Customers Social Innovation Social Media Strategy Uncategorized Leadership problem solving social strategyFacebook has a monthly audience of nearly a billion visitors. Other top sites, like Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn, attract hundreds of millions.

Case Study: Instagram

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Weight Watchers Director of Social Media gives the skinny on the Seven Sacred Lessons of Instagram. Case Study Health/Healthcare Presentations Processes & Tools Social Innovation Social Media Instagram Slideshare

The Hedgehogs' Dilemma

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Some of his very cool projects have been in Make Magazine , he’s been published in Harvard Business Review and is the co-founder of Critical Designs-Critical Futures on how design thinking and activism can spur social innovation. Conflict Management Corporate Culture Critical Design Culture Design Thinking Innovation Leadership Management Social InnovationThe Hedgehog’s Dilemma is a metaphor for the problems we have developing relationships.

La 27e Région, Innovation Lab: be the change that you wish to see

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La 27ème Région is an innovation and service design laboratory whose goal is to "change the change" in the 26 French regional governments and in the Public sector. Continue reading → Innovation 27ème région 27eregion Design Thinking Innovation Lab nicolas bry public modernization SGMAP social innovation Stéphane Vincent

This air cooling system for the slums uses plastic bottles and requires no electricity

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An excellent example of a simple innovation which just focuses on a solution to a problem, without being overengineered. Do you like insights into innovation like this? What other social innovations like this have you seen?