The Imaginatik Innovation Blog

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...
Caitlin Mann
03.06.2014
The contrast between old and new companies is striking. Newer companies have the flexibility to try new things, fail quickly, learn from their experiences and mistakes, and succeed. Older, larger companies tend to be stuck in their ways; they find it difficult to change their culture, come up...
Luis Solis
03.04.2014
Pfizer, BASF, Lululemon, Sherwin Williams, and Unilever all agree that the number one frontier for a successful Open Innovation program is strategy alignment with corporate objectives. This message comes from the Open Innovation Forum 2014 in Baltimore where 65 innovation leaders gathered to share...
Caitlin Mann
02.18.2014
As our world becomes increasingly interconnected and social, it is no surprise that many more organizations are turning to the world outside their four walls to solve some of their toughest problems, such as coming up with “the next big thing.” There is a seemingly infinite pool of knowledge,...