Chris Townsend
08.26.2015
Tournaments are community driven. Tournaments are an engagement tool aimed at achieving maximum performance in: Collecting ideas. Encouraging collaboration between participants with different skills. Achieving results for a challenge in a very short period of time -approximately one month. It is...
Sara Husk
08.13.2015
How many ideas fluctuate within your organization without enriching your portfolio or becoming business projects? The vast majority of them are never even voiced, why bother when nothing happens right? Engagement programs are a valuable path to change that dynamic. At Imaginatik, we have developed...
Sara Husk
06.19.2015
It’s official: hackathons aren’t just for developers and entrepreneurs anymore. Now, corporations are lining up to use them as a means of developing ideas and driving engagement around innovation programs. Here’s an example from this month – just one of many. NBCUniversal held a successful...
Chris Docherty
06.15.2015
I am recently back from an event that we ran and was excellently hosted by Cargill at their R&D facilities in Brussels. I want to share some observations on what made this event so personally enriching for myself, and as was confirmed by many of the other attendees. 1. Doing, not just...
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...