Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that innovation is vital to a company’s long-term success. In fact, a recent IBM study (IBM, 2010) of over 1,500 global CEOs found that ‘creativity’ was the number one most important capability for achieving their ambitions.
The word “innovation” buzzes around business today. Every startup professes to be innovative, and writers, academics and industry leaders stress the need for a “culture of innovation” in journals, news and inflight magazines. For those of us with a mandate to innovate — especially those with Innovation in our title — should we worry that…
China’s Premier Li Keqiang told the World Economic Forum in Tianjin on 10 September that China will step up science and technology innovation and improve the technological sophistication, quality and brand awareness of Chinese industry.
Matthew E. May, author of the new book The Laws of Subtraction, believes if we would take a more minimalist approach to our work, seeking ways to get maximum impact with minimum effort, there would be much less waste - and much more innovation.
Corporations are constructed of lots of individuals who have their own time opportunities and constraints. The more people, the more constraints and interruptions, the less time to do something new and different.
How would you like a roadmap for doing everything – including problem solving – with more creativity?
This roadmap comes from New York Times bestselling author Michael Gelb, who has spent the past forty years exploring how to help others enhance and apply their natural creative powers. We recently sat down and discussed his latest book Creativity on Demand.
A NEW index ranks Japan as the most efficient among Asian countries in turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit their economies and people while Myanmar, Pakistan and Cambodia are least efficient.
It’s like being lost in the wilderness if you initiate any major change effort in your organization without specifically knowing how cultures effectively evolve or change. It’s one of the greatest leadership challenges, but few truly understand how cultures evolve.
For decades, our country has been driven by innovation – the introduction of new solutions into the market that fundamentally change the way we experience something and solve a problem at the same time.