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The keys to creating a successful innovation mix can vary immensely, with no single formula providing the only way to generate new ideas and action strategies. It is true, however, that despite the diversity of innovation strategies a number of essential building blocks are frequently discussed in analyses of the innovation management process. Team work and collaboration, creativity and open-mindedness, employee engagement and effective leadership – these are all well-known innovation essentials recognisable to anyone working in this fast-paced industry.
One word which perhaps doesn’t top the … continue reading
The path of innovation over the centuries has been complicated. Its meaning has evolved radically as has its impact on the world around us. But what does it mean today, and how should organisations harness the 21st century interpretation of this increasingly evocative term?
With a little help from Canadian historian Benoît Godin*, I’ll briefly explore the history of Innovation, and draw on my own experience to reflect on the present and potential future of innovation.
According to Godin, the word Innovation originated as early as the 13th century and became a derogatory term … continue reading
Innovation can sometimes seem complicated, with new methods and top tips invented seemingly every week to help improve your innovation strategy and put you on the right path to growth. But here at think we believe that sometimes simple is best, and through a range of tried and tested techniques that we know are proven to drive results we are passionate about making innovation accessible to everyone. This week we take a look at the three C’s of innovation management, and why they should lie at the heart of any innovation strategy.
Creativity is a fundamental element of innovation. Wi… continue reading
The fundamental principles of innovation, to invent something new, to solve a problem, to find an alternative and more creative solution, lie at the heart of a business’ drive to innovate and improve. Whether this takes the form of product development, idea generation workshops or increased employee engagement, the opportunities for innovation are endless. Yet innovation can often extend far beyond the realms of business and impact upon social and economic development, changing the lives of individual communities or making waves in the developing world.
Innovation is a multi-faceted and often complex industry, with a wide variety of elements needed to create a successful innovation strategy for an organisation. As innovation management consultants, think believes that finding the balance between these elements is the key to developing a sustainable yet dynamic innovation change. Having worked with blue chip companies around the world over our ten years in the industry, we’ve got to know a few tricks of the trade and developed our own range of techniques to boost innovative capacity in an organisation. This week we take a look into the people … continue reading