Germany is one of the most innovative countries in Europe, according to the Institute for Innovation and Technology. Less certain is whether it will be able to maintain its position. EurActiv Germany reports.
Trying to open tightly sealed boxes can be particularly annoying without the right tools around. How many of us walk around with razor blades at the ready? And if you try the task with your fingernails, the injuries can be pretty painful. (Believe me, I've been there. I used to work at Gap, unpacking boxes of denim.)
It should come as no surprise that a one-dimensional approach to network “deployment” will yield lackluster results. In the heyday of the Enterprise 2.0 movement, it was largely IT that introduced social networks to the workforce. The mistake that many customers made in those early days was viewing social networks as a technology platform vs. an organizational catalyst for transformation.
At its core, disruption is an informational problem more than anything else. The answer to it isn’t trying to dig in to protect individual nodes, but to create a network that is at once more cohesive and expansive.
CNBC.com Hacker spaces breathe new life into China innovation CNBC.com China might be better known for cheap labor and shoddy knock-offs, but in recent years, a grassroots movement in innovation has started to evolve.
Leaders are accountable to assemble teams and lead them to optimal performance outcomes. An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team. This is what cultivates a workplace environment of continuous improvements, innovation and initiative. Leaders must foster a commitment from the team to embrace an innovation mindset where each employee learns to apply the differences that exist in one another for their own success and that of the organization. Here are 5 immediate things leaders can do with their teams to foster an environment of innovation and initiative. They apply whether you are forming a new team or revamping an existing one.
Along with foosball tables, hoodies, red brick walls, white boards, bean bag chairs, and meeting rooms named after movies, bars and San Francisco landmarks. Next weekend, South San Francisco will host iOS JailbreakCon, a conference for hackers who create apps that Apple won't authorize. Since jailbreaking's legality is grayer than the back of an iPhone 5S, an organized hacking conference seems weird. "Apple employees are rumored to have in the past attended the JailbreakCon event in secret to get innovative ideas for improvements to iOS itself," conference organizers bragged - in a news release of course. [...] the endless investor and media pitches like "the Netflix of the emerging world" or "the Airbnb of parking spaces." What makes the Bay Area special is its knack for creating breakthrough technologies that disrupt old business models. New paradigms"The region's ability to retain this distinction (for innovation) is a result not just of the many technological advances it has achieved, but also of the ongoing creation of new business paradigms that produce new companies and redefine entire industries," says a report by consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton commissioned by the Bay Area Council.
Infotech Lead Intel bases innovation hub in China to fuel its mobile processor business InfoWorld As devices powered by ARM chips flood the Chinese market, Intel is hoping to popularize its own mobile processors with a new center built in the heart...
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Change generally takes on two extremes across the corporate landscape. The first of these is the continuous improvement model, providing incremental change and improvement in process, systems, or products.
You love your employees, and, obviously, you think they do awesome work, or else you probably wouldn’t have hired them. Yet, do you ever find yourself wishing they could become a little bit more innovative? After all, the companies that are thriving in today’s competitive marketplace are also some of the most creative.
Christian Science Monitor Stepping up the innovation ladder Christian Science Monitor Taiwan's protests are a window on a dilemma for many countries: As they seek to raise the quality of their manufacturing in order to compete in the global market,...
Most workers find little incentive from management to take the risks associated with offering new ideas. They innovate for status and the respect of their peers (Want Employees to be More Innovative? Accept failure!
The digital revolution has given birth to a new generation of networked consumers with big imaginations and even bigger appetites for innovation. It’s not surprising, then, that 90 percent of global executives and 88 percent of U.S. executives believe that innovation is a strategic priority and more than a third see product/service innovation as a key growth pathway in 2014 .
As part of Channel 4's extensive look at the world of Space from the point of view of NASA, the Virgin Founderwas recruited to ask astronaut Doug Wheelock a special question: ("When you spark innovation in any field it will create & blossom into...
Innovation is one of the most popular words being used in businesses today. As Alex Triantis, dean of the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, remarked during his keynote at the school’s recent annual summit held in Bethesda, “Innovation is an essential building block for prosperity and survival.”
International Markets and Merchandise Innovation Key For Ralph Lauren Forbes The company's management laid out a clear 3 pillar growth strategy focused on: expanding international presence, extending direct-to-consumer reach and investing in...
Bloomberg Innovation Myths and the Unsexy Truths About Breakthroughs Bloomberg To help clear up the confusion and dispel some common beliefs about how to innovate, we turned to more than a dozen people known for their inventiveness, including those...