Employees holding up ideas for creativity

Lift the lid on employee creativity to drive innovation

February 6, 2019

Innovation Factory

Whether it’s creating new products or finding new ways to grab customers’ attention, creativity is the backbone of innovation, and in the workplace, it is more important than ever to stay competitive. Companies struggling to push for innovation should not underestimate the creativity of their workforce. We share 3 ways to encourage employees to share their brilliance and feel confident they will be heard.

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Make 2019 the year of successful brainstorming

January 8, 2019

Spotlight

David Burkus, author and speaker on Leadership and Innovation, explains why combining ideas is the secret to successful brainstorming.

woman with post-it in brainstorming session

The obstacles to brainstorming and how to overcome them  

December 20, 2018

Practitioners' Guide

When it comes to producing new ideas, brainstorming has traditionally been one of the most popular methods of getting the creative juices flowing within organisations. While the process itself has several benefits, brainstorming comes up against a number of barriers that often limit its potential. These are ways to overcome them.

people around an idea to create human-driven innovation

Is human-driven innovation overtaking traditional R&D?

October 3, 2018

Latest Reports

From Samsung and Hewlett Packard to Lego and even NASA, larger companies are taking a leaf out of small firms’ books by embracing the power of human-driven innovation. Rather than traditional R&D, they have started to recognise the potential of more inclusive operating models.

human meets robot in collaborative intelligence

Humans meet machines: a new kind of collaborative intelligence

September 18, 2018

Innovation Factory

The potential applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been a hot talking point for businesses in recent years, particularly when it comes to the subject of digital transformation. While it is true that AI will radically alter how organisations work, experts believe that it can’t act alone: research shows that a new kind of collaborative intelligence, where humans and machines work together, is the future of innovation.

people working in innovation labs

Is an innovation lab the right call for your business?

May 17, 2018

Innovation Factory

There is a reason why companies like Google, Ford, Fidelity and Marriott all have their own innovation labs. Not only do they allow room for people to experiment, explore new ways of thinking and hold the promise of creating breakthrough products and services, but they also have plenty of PR value. But do they really deliver, or are they just flashy programmes that fall short of their promise?

transform and unilever launch open call for social open innovation

Calling all social entrepreneurs: achieving sustainable development through open innovation

May 9, 2018

Innovation Factory

As part of their mission to drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UK’s DFID and Unilever have launched an open call for social enterprises to share their ideas, harnessing the power of open innovation through the TRANSFORM initiative.

finger clicking on connections for collective intelligence

Our not-so-secret recipe for success (and other ways for startups to innovate)

March 2, 2018

Spotlight

Venture-builder Pedro da Cunha shares his secret for creating profitable startups that create value: the power of collective intelligence.

people putting together pieces of the puzzle for collective intelligence

Why collective intelligence matters and how companies can build it

February 23, 2018

Advanced Learning

The brightest minds and biggest disruptors have always led innovation and changed the shape of business. But over the years, both studies and real-life examples have shown that the “power of many” can be much more forceful. In many ways, collective intelligence is the future of organisations everywhere.

Linda Hill gives a TED talk about collective genius

The power of the many: collective genius at the heart of innovation

February 15, 2018

Stay Tuned

What’s the secret behind innovation within a company? According to Linda Hill, professor at the Harvard Business School and co-author of “Collective Genius”, it is “unleashing the power of the many”.