The Imaginatik Innovation Blog

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...
Chris Townsend
03.30.2015
Customer Experience is becoming massively important for companies in today's digital and connected world. Being a customer centered organization requires a clear understanding of the client's needs, technology and, often, cultural change within companies. In recent years, many enterprises have...
Elisa O'Donnell
03.25.2015
Innovation at its heart is all about change. Changes in the way people think, the processes by which work gets done, and even the organizational structure and governance systems by which decisions get made. More importantly, innovation is about change in mindsets, behaviors and interactions. But...
Ralph Welborn
03.24.2015
Health, Finances, Telecommunications... Everywhere, companies are being shaken by transformation – a fancy word simply reflecting changes in economic logic, technology affordance and new ways of engaging with customers, and in the market. The interesting thing about transformation is that the...