Putting the Daily Innovation Model together

Cristina BastosBlog, Insights

Daily Innovation Model four quadrants

We’ve seen how you can locate your position in the Daily Innovation Model, built to help companies see innovation as a daily function of their job. When we place the continua on two axes – incremental to radical and process to product – things get interesting and we end up with four quadrants.

“Innovation is not for us”, they say

Cristina BastosBlog, Insights

Man in need of help to innovate

If I had a dollar for every time that someone said that to me, I wouldn’t need to work another day in my life. As someone who is trying to get corporations in Pakistan to understand the value of innovation, this declaration is extremely frustrating. 

Our Innovation Gurus are the best

Cristina BastosBlog, Clients' success stories, Exago

Exago Innovation Gurus 2016 Winners

Fleury Group, Portugal Telecom and Liberty Seguros have been awarded the 2016 Exago Innovation Gurus Awards for their innovation, resilience and creativity. The winning teams of the initiative’s first edition have received and celebrated their trophies.

All roads lead to the Lisbon Web Summit

Cristina BastosBlog, Exago

Lisbon Web summit 2016 banner

Almost 45 thousand tech enthusiasts, from over 150 countries, are attending the Lisbon Web Summit, taking place in Lisbon, from 7 to 10 November. Exago’s team is also here, to learn about the latest trends and share insights with leaders … Read More

Open innovation and the fight for your audience

Cristina BastosBlog, Insights

yellow boxing gloves for innovation fights

Apple, Lego, Philips, Samsung, IBM, GSK and, most recently, Tata Steel, among many others – all have adopted open innovation initiatives to expand their organisations’ horizons. You’ll likely need to do this, too, since competitive advantages enjoy shorter lives. As … Read More

Incremental innovation, the nonstop evolution

Cristina BastosBlog, Insights

Renova colorful toilet paper

iPhone at Apple, Gmail at Google: these are the results of incremental innovation – of structures, features and processes improvement – typically involving larger numbers of people in these efforts. Thomas Edison, though usually considered an inventor, was in truth … Read More

How innovation has become everyone’s job

Cristina BastosBlog, Insights

London Eye

We just cannot understand the evolution of idea management metrics without understanding first the evolution of innovation in the corporate world. What was considered an ‘innovation’ in the 50s, in the 70s? And how did we gauge its results?

How can you measure innovation management?

Cristina BastosBlog, Insights


Innovation has left the secluded islands and frosted glass towers of research and development (R&D) departments, reaching all corners of organisations – even going beyond innovation management’s traditional frontiers. As it grows in both potential and intensity, how can we … Read More

The new threshold of corporate revolution

Cristina BastosBlog, Insights

Women looking at the Empire State Building

First, technological revolutions changed operating models. Next day, reorganised business models. The third wave is now forcing management models to evolve. Tomorrow’s success stories will be those of companies whose DNA and best practices enable them to transform their different … Read More

How to build and train your internal army of innovators

Cristina BastosBlog, Insights

Kids playing American football

We’ve seen how collaboration and collective intelligence are key to shaping your company’s future. Since you’ve not been given an army of trained consultants, you need to find creative ways to build your own. Ongoing training programmes that ‘produce’ innovation … Read More

A vision for the future of work

Cristina BastosBlog, Insights

Man waiting at the airport

We’ve seen how transformations at work, in the markets and in our own society are propelling the reivention of business culture and innovation models. From our experience in Exago, we believe that companies ensuring their tomorrow are those in which: … Read More

And at work, what is changing?

Cristina BastosInsights

Team brainstorming around a table

We’ve seen that managers cannot overlook evidence that existing models won’t be enough to cope with the uncertainties of the future in the business world. Specifically in the working environment, new movements are pushing companies to break away with obsolete … Read More

The future of work and the transformation from within

Cristina BastosInsights


Which companies are ensuring their place in the future? Definitely not those sticking to conventional models in work organisation or in structuring and running their businesses. As evolution teaches, the ability to adapt to environmental changes, such as the ones … Read More