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Loonshots: How nurturing crazy ideas can transform organisations

April 3, 2019

News

Can you unlock the potential to create and nurture the crazy ideas that change the world? Physicist Safi Bahcall explains how Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries.

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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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Finding and fostering innovation leadership

January 31, 2019

Selected Books

Innovation leadership is not just an innate talent, but it can be selected at the hiring level and developed within an appropriate company culture, according to innovation management expert Jean-Philippe Deschamps in his latest book ‘Innovation Leaders: How Senior Executives Stimulate, Steer and Sustain Innovation’.

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The 4 innovation resolutions you should make this year

December 12, 2018

Selected Books

As we step into the New Year, innovation leaders are likely to be looking back at 2018 and assessing what they can improve to ensure their success in the coming year. To lend a helping hand, we have selected 4 books whose message should be your business resolutions for 2019.

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Is innovation really a priority for business leaders today?

October 16, 2018

Latest Reports

Data has consistently shown that innovation leads to long-term business growth, quicker penetration of new markets and that all-important edge to compete in a digital economy. However, a recent study has revealed that board members globally do not rank innovation as a priority in their strategic challenges.

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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.

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4 reasons why failing forward is still a tool for innovation success

June 21, 2018

Innovation Factory

The entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley have long recognised that the process of failing quickly to learn quickly is a stepping stone to success, thus creating a culture of “failing forward”. In the fast-paced startup world, failure is a critical part of workplace culture, in the belief that failing fast means innovating faster.

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Could this be the reason your business isn’t digitally maturing?

June 13, 2018

Latest Reports

One of the biggest challenges facing businesses looking to compete in a digital environment is lack of experimentation, according to the latest study by MIT SMR and Deloitte. The 2018 Digital Business report found that digitally maturing organisations are more likely to experiment and iterate, something that more established companies struggle with.

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When sponsorship drives sustained innovation – the IBM example

June 6, 2018

Spotlight

The Chief Innovation Officer of IBM Services, North America, Hemang Dave sheds light on how the company has been driving sustained innovation for over a century.

training and upskilling employees for innovation

Could upskilling your workforce be the answer to your innovation challenges?

March 14, 2018

Advanced Learning

As businesses continue to grow, new technologies and solutions come to the fore, and business innovation proves to be more important than ever, companies are stepping up their hiring rates to fill the growing skills gap. Yet the answer could be in your existing workforce.