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The Innovative Employee: Traits, Knowledge and Company Culture | Innovation Management

The Innovative Employee: Traits, Knowledge and Company Culture | Innovation Management | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
How can a companies’ ability to innovate be improved?All innovation activity can be traced back to the behavior of employees. That makes the employee the center point of attention, if you want to improve your innovation ability. This article is built around the question: Which personal abilities and traits as well as organizational culture enable an employee to be innovative?
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Balancing Innovation Via Organizational Ambidexterity | Innovation Management

Balancing Innovation Via Organizational Ambidexterity | Innovation Management | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Organizational ambidexterity is becoming a Key Factor for Success in many industries.
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Excellent introduction article on the need to balance radical and incremental innovation.

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Creativity and Connectivity Key to Productive Workplace

Creativity and Connectivity Key to Productive Workplace | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Creativity and beauty in the workplace encourage productivity and performance.
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Creativity in the workplace doesn't happen by chance - it needs to have the right ingredients with careful nurturing.

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The Heart of Innovation: 50 Ways to Foster a Sustainable Culture of Innovation

The Heart of Innovation: 50 Ways to Foster a Sustainable Culture of Innovation | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Creativity, Innovation, Team Building, Leadership, Brainstorming, Idea Champions
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It doesn't matter how good your innovation processes are, if the company culture does not promote innovative behaviour, you will ultimately fail. This list gives you some guidlines to cultivating a good environment for innovation in your organisation.

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Why Many Innovation Initiatives Fail

Why Many Innovation Initiatives Fail | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Wouldn’t it be great if you could do customer service like Zappos?  Or design like Apple? Or innovation like 3M? The fact is that it is not as simple as bolting innovation onto your existing organisation. There needs to be fundamental changes to the culture, the processes, probably even personnel before innovation can really flourish..

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The Four Currents of a Culture of Innovation

The Four Currents of a Culture of Innovation | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Much has been written about the culture of an innovation. But when all the management speak is stripped away, there are four basic underlying dynamics.

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Canines, culture and creativity

Canines, culture and creativity | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Dogs are known to reduce stress levels and improve mood, but can they help in creating an open culture to nurture innovation and creativity? This article explores the pros and the obvious cons.

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Innovation, Culture and Social Tech: Getting Real Work Done

Innovation, Culture and Social Tech: Getting Real Work Done | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Image: lumaxart/Flickr Social software has been on the rise over the past few years and has dramatically changed the way that people share ideas, solic
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Tips for successfully utilising social media for innovation

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How do you build a culture of innovation? | YaleInsights

How do you build a culture of innovation? | YaleInsights | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
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Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, gives his insights into creating a successful innovation culture. Curiosity and setting aside time to think and carry out research are important.

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On Cultivating a Culture of Innovation

On Cultivating a Culture of Innovation | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation, the endless effort to find a better way, cannot be achieved by robotically lining up best practices and imitating them. The real catalyzing agent for innovation is the ground from which these best practices spring -- the confluence of purpose, people, and processes better known as culture.

 


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Innovation, the endless effort to find a better way, cannot be achieved by robotically lining up best practices and imitating them. The real catalyzing agent for innovation is the ground from which these best practices spring -- the confluence of purpose, people, and processes better known as Culture.

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How to Create an Innovation Ecosystem

How to Create an Innovation Ecosystem | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
The best ideas don't spring from individuals.

When we talk about innovation, we often focus on individuals. Take the endless fascination with Steve Jobs as an innovative leader, or our innate tendency to attribute a discovery to a single inventor. In business, we generally identify good innovators and nurture their ability to generate creative practical solutions to new problems. There is less focus on the kinds of structures that promote a culture of innovation.


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Report: How to Cultivate Innovation in your Business

Most companies struggle with innovation. to succeed, leaders need to cultivate a specific mindset: one that is more open, nimble and resilient—as well as willing to fail.

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The 7 Biggest Creativity Killers

The 7 Biggest Creativity Killers | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

98% of children between the ages of 3-5 who were tested for divergent thinking were rated genius. What goes wrong after that? This article investigates the culprits and suggests ways to combat them.

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