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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 ahead of the trends and competitors and foster stability and consistency within your strategy. Instead of playing catch up, you can become a front-runner and turn your business into a leader within your field. While innovation is pertinent, it is often misunderstood and as a result, many companies fail to reap the benefits of it at

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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, services, and processes – and ultimately providing you with a killer competitive edge. So, the process itself must be carefully tailored to your organization’s culture, needs, and fit seamlessly within your business to ensure employee adoption. In today’s blog we will define the key steps that should be included within an effective idea generation process...
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...
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...
Innovation Program Recipe for Success: The Three Essential Ingredients
At Qmarkets we have spent the last 15+ years helping leading organizations to build and implement effective innovation initiatives. Along the way we have seen a wide variety of approaches and formats, from small-scale hackathons with a few hundred participants, to long term innovation...
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An Interview with esolva: How Small Scale Innovation Can Generate Large Scale Impact
Idea and innovation management is sometimes seen as the domain of large organizations with dedicated innovation departments and tens of thousands of employees…However what people don’t realize is that these company-wide projects will often start off as a small-scale innovation initiative involving just a single department. Then once results have been generated and a proof of concept is established, it becomes easy to justify further expansion.   On the other hand some small companies – with less than 250 employees – are flipping the script and using innovation management to help fuel company growth and expansion. As a company with...
The Top Four Culture of Innovation Best Practices
Innovation lends itself to success by provoking organizations to continuously push for improvement and always be on the lookout for new opportunities. Amazon, SpaceX, Apple, and Salesforce are far better at innovation than others, but this is not by chance. These companies have hardwired...
4 Corporate Innovation Trends Set to Disrupt the Business Landscape in 2021
2020 was not what we expected, but nevertheless the old adage ‘out of adversity comes opportunity’ has never been more apt. The enormous pressure of the pandemic has caused irrevocable change, forcing organizations to adapt and innovate to survive. Yet in many cases it...

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