Chris Townsend
02.15.2016
Many corporate innovation efforts suffer from a subtle defect: two competing innovation agendas that fight for control. In most cases, the problem is never detected, and no one is to blame. Yet a two-track innovation agenda is among the most reliable killers of well-intentioned innovation programs...
Ralph Welborn
02.10.2016
So, you just presented to your leadership team on the innovation portfolio and how it was going to contribute to value to the company. Your slide to communicate that value was simple: on one side of the chart, you had a stack of $1 bills with an arrow pointing, on the other side, to a stack of $...
Ralph Welborn
10.15.2015
Working for more than two decades helping companies develop sustainable practices of innovation, Imaginatik has profound experience in achieving successful results through engaging programs. We use eight different tools for different purposes, both to achieve breakthrough innovations or incremental...
Chris Townsend
10.13.2015
Having its origin in the late 90's programmers meetings, the term Hackathons comes from the integration of the concepts marathon and hacker. In mobile apps, video games, and web development, a lot of progress was made with this tool. Pretty faithful to its origins, Hackathons are equally, in the...
Chris Townsend
10.05.2015
Here's a question one of the participants asked us about our programs of engagement during our latest webinar: Do I have to choose a different program depending on the size of my company? This can be a frequent doubt, however, not the most relevant one. There are just two crucial questions...
Doug Humphreys
09.11.2015
“Innovation” is often discussed in terms of the “idea” as the product and the formation of that idea as somehow unique and ineffable … Light bulb / Eureka! / “I was in the shower when…” There is a perception of serendipitous, Zen enlightenment related to ideation that is often accompanied by a...
Chris Townsend
09.07.2015
Communities of practice or innovation have been around for some 30 years and we, at Imaginatik, were pioneers in using them. Yes, even before the Internet and social media became essential tools in aiding collaboration. For all these years, we have successfully helped many companies benefit from...
Chris Townsend
08.26.2015
Tournaments are community driven. Tournaments are an engagement tool aimed at achieving maximum performance in: Collecting ideas. Encouraging collaboration between participants with different skills. Achieving results for a challenge in a very short period of time -approximately one month. It is...