Putting the Daily Innovation Model together

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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.

Five key dimensions for building your innovation challenges

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Remember these five innovation challenges dimensions

In the process of setting objectives for your business goals, you should always think SMART – as management guru Peter Drucker applies this expression. To make your objectives easy to understand and monitor, they need to be specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related. This mnemonic can be useful when establishing innovation challenges.

Exago at INDEG’s Executive MBA

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Exago's CEO at an MBA class at INDEG

Why is collaborative innovation imperative for companies today? Exago’s CEO, Diana Neves de Carvalho, met with students from the INDEG-ISCTE Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programme, in Lisbon, to debate innovation management’s main challenges and opportunities for businesses.

Incremental innovation, the nonstop evolution

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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

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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?

TIP: Gamification – make Work Fun

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gaming remote control

Since the dawn of civilization, generations have learned through games: From basic knowledge like numbers and letters to eating and caring for each other. Games help make boring activities fun.

TIP: Push and pull in your innovation efforts

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Colorful boat

Innovation can involve small incremental changes, disruptive paradigm shifts, and … everything in between. These changes can impact the products and services you deliver, the processes you use, and the business models that define your work. Different opportunities can, in … Read More

Innovation management looks easy – it’s not

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There are some paths that are easy to embark upon. If you want to start jogging, it’s as simple as putting on a pair of running shoes and hitting the road. Starting is easy, but you don’t get to complete a marathon by casually jogging from time to time. The same is true for innovation management: getting started is easy but real, lasting success can be an elusive goal.

The inevitability of incremental innovation

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Drop of water

In the last post we focused on the difficulties of investing in innovation during crisis times and outlined why it is important to think about the long run. Typically transformative results come from radical innovation which tends to take time … Read More