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Qmarkets Fall Product Release 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy
Our latest product release offers a wealth of cutting-edge new features, making it easier than ever to organize and allocate tasks, develop ideas for maximum impact, and even gather submissions from your employees without them ever logging into the platform. At Qmarkets, we know better than anyone that even a single strategic change or optimization can have a huge impact. After all, this is what we’ve been helping our customers to achieve for over a decade. Naturally, this approach also informs our R&D strategy; we invest a lot of time to ensure that we make the right changes and not

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The Innovation Hotline: How Colruyt Group is Championing Intrapraneurship with Collaborative Idea Generation
Often times, the most successful and innovative companies stem from the humblest of origins. Colruyt Group is a great case in point. Its rapid expansion from a small, family-run wholesale goods business in 1928 into a multinational conglomerate with 30,000 employees, can be attributed...
The Winning Formula for Financial Process Improvement – How TSYS is Defining the Future of Fintech
There has never been a more critical time for financial firms to prioritize innovation. Rapidly changing customer behaviours, disruptive digital technologies, and the emergence of agile fintech start-ups means that disruption is an ever-present danger. To counter these challenges, companies are increasingly focused on...
5 Corporate Innovation Trends of 2019 Set to Disrupt the Business Landscape in 2020
2020 is shaping up to be a truly generation-defining year across the spectrum – from politics, to sport, to science and beyond. I mean, we’ve got the U.S presidential elections, the Tokyo Olympics, NASA’s Mars rover mission, and even the completion of the world’s tallest building – a cavalcade of truly colossal events crammed into 12 months. What’s more, the trends shaping the corporate innovation landscape in 2020 are set to be just as earth-shaking. Last year, we wrote a blog exploring the corporate innovation trends that would shape 2019. These have come to pass in resounding ways –...
How One of the World’s Largest Wineries is Fermenting Groundbreaking New Ideas with Qmarkets
Not so long ago, an Innovation Strategy Manager at a major vineyard was tasked with finding an efficient system for streamlining ideation. This system would need to be used to overcome departmental communication barriers, as well as drive the innovation that would help protect...
5 Innovation Best Practices for Launching Your Idea Management System – Qmarkets’ Head of Customer Success Shares Her Insights
Innovation Exploration – Unlocking Potential in Uncharted Territory The great American oceanographer Edith Widder once said: “Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, and Innovation drives economic growth… So let’s all go exploring.” ? Of course, exploring unfamiliar territory – Edith herself participated in...
Keep the Ball Rolling: 4 Continuous Improvement Methods for Long-Term Business Success
The 2019 Summer of Sports has finally arrived, with the Cricket World Cup in full swing, the FIFA Women’s World Cup just beginning, and a plethora of other major global competitions on the horizon. In these elite matches where victory can often be decided...
What Is Innovation Management? – Your Top 7 Innovation FAQs Answered
“Eureka!” We’ve all heard this famous ancient Greek term for “I’ve found it”. But how did it enter common parlance? The story goes that in the third century BC, the king of Syracuse ordered that Archimedes – the famous Greek inventor – find a...
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How to Overcome Employee Engagement Barriers With a Continuous Improvement Program
As one of Qmarkets’ strategic partners, Above + Beyond (A+B) provides specialized management consulting services to companies across North America, including the leading payment solutions provider TSYS. In this Expert Spotlight piece, Sebastian Apelt – Managing Partner at A+B – shares how this innovative project has led to some remarkable results for all parties. The Danger of Employee Disengagement According to a recent poll by Gallup, only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. In Canada and the U.S. – where levels are the highest in the world – the rate for engagement has been stuck at...
Titans of Transformation: 5 Outstanding Examples of Innovation in Business
When it comes to disruption on the modern business landscape, company size is no safeguard. 88% of Fortune 500 companies in the 1955 -2017 period  have either gone bankrupt, merged with other firms, or dropped off the list for other reasons. What’s more, it’s...
The Pirate Approach to Creativity and Innovation in Leadership: Create Value for Your Enterprise with a Buccaneer Mindset
There’s a reason why “the pirate” has proven to be an enduring romantic figure for centuries now. It’s hard not to regard the swashbuckling, rebellious, go-where-the-wind-takes-you approach to life without some sense of envy, particularly if you’re stuck in an office. However, the good...

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