Yes you can get everyone at your company to put aside some time to contribute ideas toward your new idea management system. It takes more than rolling out the new innovation management software to be a success; but it isn’t that hard either. You just have to let people know the new standard here at our company is that everyone is contributing ideas. No one likes to be left behind, the crowd will follow.
For almost a decade, I worked with professional service firms developing sales, marketing and account management strategies that would help them grow. One thing I had a tough time wrapping my head around was why so few firms were open to innovation.
This is a great idea in theory, and obviously one that educators should think about, but often I hear that there is no money to make this happen in schools. How are we to provide this type of opportunity in organizations where resources are scarce? Where does theory become reality?
Innovate together! Your ideas in the heart of the company. As a student, you look at problems with a fresh and creative look. Therefore innovative companies like to challenge you to come up with cutting-edge ideas through a structured design and feedback process.
In late summer, the ideas started pouring in from every corner of the world. Thousands of designers, architects, biologists, engineers, students, nature-lovers, and big thinkers had answered the call to completely rethink our food system using design inspiration from nature. The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, hosted by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, provided a platform for these global innovators to practice biomimicry in action, by applying it to one of the most urgent issues of our time – our broken food chain.
Are private companies more innovative than public companies? What happens to an innovative start-up which goes public? Will the same team of people who were so agile and entrepreneurial in the start-up become even more innovative once they have some capital and recognition behind them? Apparently not.
The world has seen major innovations in health services over the past several years. These advances are enabling reimagined business models that deliver better services and care. The resulting transformation spans across not only healthcare, but also research, law, public services, and insurance sectors. This begs the question: Who benefits from the innovation and who cares?
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We frequently hear things like, “The next mobile device will have an X percent bigger screen than the last one.” Do these things sound impressive anymore? Not in a world where a new device update hits the market every couple of months, if not weeks. At the recent Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), people weren’t
It’s something I’ve been speaking with representatives from state and federal government about throughout the year. Since his announcement a few articles have discussed how great this will be for startups and small business – no doubt. But to really foster innovation we need everyone on-board, people need to know why it can be great for them as individuals. I think a couple of parts of the narrative are missing to achieve this.
People tend to over-romanticise creativity as if it’s some kind of magical power that you can’t control and it can strike you whenever you expect it or not. Well, that’s the same as saying your muscles just somehow blossom out — unexpectedly.
The key to success of Make in India, which aims at making India a global manufacturing hub with state-of-the-art R&D facilities, is innovation. The government and private sector needs to look at creating a conducive eco-system for innovation to thrive and prosper in India.
Leaders can develop an innovation culture that encourages hot group formation, but they can’t force the first collaborative spark. Hot groups form naturally, but they need to be nurtured by leaders. It is a leader’s important job to ensure that once a hot group starts to coalesce, that it not only survives, but flourishes.
When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is “I use current scientific research in emerging technologies to imagine how we will live in the future.”
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