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Improvement vs Innovation: Which Is Better For your Business?
How much time should you spend improving your existing processes as opposed to innovating new ones? Should you focus on incremental improvements, or go big and try something completely new? There are two types of companies: those who innovate and those who improve. The former tend to be smaller and leaner, and the latter larger and more established. Regardless of size or scale though, many businesses struggle to decide whether they should invest their resources in innovation or improvement. In fact, you might be tempted to say that both approaches are equally important. After all, you don’t want to miss

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The 7 Seeds of Idea Management Platform Success at Barenbrug Group
In our last blog for Qmarkets we introduced you to the concept of Three Horizons and explained how this methodology can help you create a balanced long-term innovation portfolio. We also touched on why you might need to invest in a system to support...
How to Manage Innovation Exploration With the Support of an Ideation Platform
In this era of change, both small and larger companies are starting to realise that they will not be able to survive if they continue to exploit existing business models without exploring new ones. As such, more and more of these companies are thinking...
Questions & Answers with an Innovation Management Leader from Intel: Viki Almog-Ayzenberg
Last month we hosted a webinar with Viki Almog-Ayzenberg from Intel on the topic of Scaling Innovation Success. This insight-packed session told the story of Intel’s experience implementing a decentralized approach to innovation across various business units at the company. A recording of this webinar is now available to view on demand, so if you haven’t already watched it, be sure to check it out by registering here! One of the most inspiring parts of this webinar was the Q&A portion – questions were raised during the webinar and of course at the end. In fact, we received so...
5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy
Innovation — a necessary component of any successful business in the modern world. Without it, our companies would fail to grow and evolve with the ever-changing markets that we are serving. Regardless of the industry your business falls in, innovation can keep your team...
Why Your Innovation Funnel Needs an Overhaul: A Step-by-Step Guide
Traditionally the Innovation funnel is a stage-gate process that organizations use to define their approach to ideation. Businesses that adopt this usually start off by narrowing down their challenges, gathering ideas around them, reviewing said ideas, and then implementing them. However, here at Qmarkets...
What is Innovation in Business and How Can it Build Business Longevity?
You’ve probably heard the term ‘business innovation’ being hailed as a practice to drive business success and to sustain growth during turbulent times – but what does it actually mean? In this blog we’ll endeavour to cut through the noise and give you a...
Idea Generation Process: The Various Approaches to Gathering & Implementing Employee Ideas
Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process that can be scaled across your organization is key. Your employees’ ideas have the potential to have long term impact on your business, leading to new products,...
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Idea Software: A Guide to Idea and Innovation Management
Today innovation has become a lifeline for businesses who have had to pivot and adjust to recent market changes. Yet, innovation doesn’t just happen, it starts with ideas. Ideas can result in new revenue streams, product improvements, enhanced employee engagement, and more. Yet to reap the true benefits of innovation, organizations must create a structured process whereby ideas are systematically collected, evaluated, and implemented on scale. Idea software (aka idea management software or idea audit software) helps organizations do this by providing a structured innovation framework that can be launched across an organization. What is Idea Software: The Definition...
Diversity and Innovation: Benefiting from a Corporate Culture of Inclusion
Diversity may seem like a modern corporate buzzword but behind the noise is a concept that is integral to the success of innovation and beyond. For example, in the animal kingdom, diversity or biodiversity, referring to the enormous variety of life on earth, is...
Three Vital Idea Crowdsourcing Best Practices from the 2021 Suez Canal Obstruction
In recent years, the concept of crowdsourcing has become an increasingly common tool used in response to large scale crises and world events. From the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, to the Covid-19 solutions marketplace in Israel last year; crowdsourcing has...

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