Jeff Pappin
11.04.2016
Many of us innovation practitioners have found that the business topic of innovation is increasingly devolving into a search for that one magic idea that will change your enterprise, sort of like a more mature version of Pokemon-Go. Some of this devolution is due to the emergence of ever-simpler...
Ralph Welborn
10.07.2016
A little over a year ago, I was in a board meeting of a large consumer-based financial services firm. The CEO was sponsoring a workshop on the future of payments – its dizzying array of emerging new standards and technologies as well as the dark horse disruptive potential of blockchain technologies...
Jeff Pappin
09.30.2016
A great deal of activity has been happening under the topic of ‘open innovation’, however we have found very different initiatives launched by our clients that challenge a common definition of the term. From this cross-client perspective we understand a broad set of practices and ambitions for open...
Sara Husk
09.15.2016
Embedding an effective innovation program in your company requires a fresh look at capabilities. We find that very few – if any – large companies are truly set up to enable innovation to do battle with how the business landscape is evolving. We strongly believe every established company must focus...
Jeff Pappin
09.06.2016
What is Your Company’s Innovation Fertility? Collecting new ideas is table stakes in the innovation management domain. Without a fertile climate for innovation, more ideas simply lead to more wasted opportunities. It is the creative use of the collected data, not just the ideas themselves, which...
Ralph Welborn
09.02.2016
Take a ‘hot’ business word of today: transformation. For years, I stopped using the word ‘transformation.’ It was pervasive; it was flung about in workshops and articles, books and business meetings, from Cape Town to Cairo, Seoul to Singapore, in different industries, in different sizes of firms....
Chris Townsend
08.30.2016
A year or two ago, Imaginatik calculated the average job tenure of the Chief Innovation Officer at less than two years. The figure was based solely on some quick-and-dirty web research. But if true, two years is a very short period of time to effect meaningful change – and a substantially shorter...
David Bridgeland
08.30.2016
Do your employees collaborate across the organization? Or are they stuck in disparate silos, working only with their organizational neighbors? You may have an intuition for whether your employees are stuck in silos, but how are you measuring it? We know that a lack of collaboration can lead to...