The Imaginatik Innovation Blog

Elisa O'Donnell
05.19.2015
I had the pleasure of organizing a special future oriented ideation session for ExxonMobil with students of the Foresight program of the University of Houston College of Technology. Those students did a great job challenging the team of ExxonMobil by simply sharing their vision of the future. This...
Sara Husk
05.12.2015
Working with a wide variety of innovation teams, companies, and innovators we hear: We want to “democratize” innovation We want to engage employees in innovation We want everyone to have a say While these are nice sentiments, something seems to be getting lost along the way to building a true...
Chris Townsend
05.05.2015
Though innovation has become an executive imperative, it has yet to mature into an established company-wide core competence at most organizations. To help innovation leaders and forward-thinking companies do better, Imaginatik has launched the 2015 Global Innovation Survey. This research initiative...
Chris Townsend
04.24.2015
For many companies, the desire to be more innovative is driven by a strategic issue – flat-lined growth, competitive threats, industry upheaval, etc. Senior leadership therefore develops a strategic plan for innovation, appoints a corporate innovation leader, and provides that leader with the...
Elisa O'Donnell
04.17.2015
Many companies are saddled with a climate where new ideas are received with apathy or skepticism. Recognizing the problem is easy; fixing it is much harder. Drawing from nearly two decades of experience, we’ve identified three climate-setting “spaces” crucial for supporting new ideas – which we...
Chris Townsend
04.14.2015
I was recently at an event for corporate innovation leaders in which we spent nearly an hour talking about Innovation Tournaments, which one of the participants had used to create a pocket of engagement that felt exhilarating within his company. And that's not an isolated occurrence. At other...
Chris Townsend
04.09.2015
Cultural resistance within organizations is often one of the barriers that stand in the way of innovation, as it is a natural attitude to react against new things. How to turn that people's energy into an advantage to create meaningful innovations? We have been working to foster a culture and...
Ralph Welborn
04.03.2015
A simple question with profound implications Where is value being created, and destroyed? What better question do bold leaders, passionate about innovation, need to ask, and answer? Think about it. Today’s leaders know innovation is key to sustainable success. Yet many large organizations...