The Imaginatik Innovation Blog

steve.fennessey@imaginatik.com
11.03.2014
Often times the terms “creativity” and “innovation” are used interchangeably and fail to be differentiated. While they are both critical to a company’s success, the difference is striking, Creativity is the starting point of the innovation process that involves the origination and introduction...
steve.fennessey@imaginatik.com
09.25.2014
Many of us think of Innovation as that cool, new, never been done before breakthrough that completely changes the landscape of a business, its products, or the dynamics of the market. By that definition, we are referring to the Big “I” of innovation, and if successful, it can be an enormous win...
steve.fennessey@imaginatik.com
09.03.2014
If we think of Innovation as the ability for an organization to do new things, and to do them better, then Ideas are the building blocks for all innovations and the core of any organizational competence for innovation. The ability to find, develop, combine, and build on ideas is central to...
steve.fennessey@imaginatik.com
08.12.2014
There are a lot of negatives to failure. We learn to fear failure beginning at grade school and it only gets worse from there. In the corporate world, the stakes can be very high: a failed program can ruin quarterly revenues and people’s careers. Yet, as Thomas Edison understood, innovation...
steve.fennessey@imaginatik.com
08.05.2014
Whether you are striving to be an industry leader, or just trying to keep your business afloat, meeting the needs of your customers is critical, and their demands are rapidly changing. For purposes of this discussion, lets assume that we understand the ever-changing needs of our customers. How do...
07.14.2014
Many companies manage to increase revenue or gain competitive advantage at a certain point in time, but few do so sustainably. From one year to the next, brief periods of innovative brilliance prove difficult to replicate. Staff members lose hope that a better future is really in sight. And the...
03.28.2014
By Andy Cole, guest author Most of us are familiar with corporate “death-by-bureaucracy.” Everyone wants to do things differently, and the problem or roadblock is often well known. Yet for various reasons, no clear action materializes. It’s not hard to understand why this happens: most large...
carl.garrod@imaginatik.com
03.26.2014
How will organizations adapt to the rapidly occurring changes that we see every day in our markets and workplaces? The pace of change is accelerating at an incredible rate, making it an absolute necessity that organizations keep up, or risk failing. This was the main question we addressed at our...