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Learning from Catastrophe, or Dying from it: The Value of the Business Failure Case Study
We frequently talk about how innovation is a crucial necessity for your enterprise company, and how the right innovation can be the difference between setting the market standards and being shunted aside as a new market leader makes the rules. We also frequently hear...
Managing Change and Innovation: The Past, Present, and Future of 180° Business Transformations
With so much disruptive innovation happening so fast, it has become less and less rare for companies to be formed around a service or product that defines them for their lifetime. In almost every industry, the possibility of pivoting or even shifting the entire...
Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination
The evolving trend of smart city innovation is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground. Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the smart cities initiative could be what makes the difference. At first glance, the term “smart government” appears to be oxymoronic. And no further explanation is needed. However, on a closer glance, when you read about and think about the deep changes business and industries have gone through, including digital transformation, you look back at the governments and think, “Aren’t they...
Innovating HR: How Hackathons Foster Organizational Change
As an enterprise scales and its culture solidifies, it becomes increasingly challenging for innovation and creativity to flourish. That’s why we see a growing number of coworking spaces and accelerator programs, as part of a collective effort to figure out what we’ve all been wondering when it comes to 21st century business: Can companies be both large-scale and agile? Speed and agility have never been more critical in today’s digital world, where globalization and technology have increased competition tenfold. At the heart of it all is innovation, a way of doing things differently to achieve a company’s vision while...
How Israel’s Oldest Bank Is Engaging Employees to Become a Leader in Banking Innovation
In 2013, Bank Leumi embarked on a journey to make innovation one of its prime strategic goals. In order to achieve this goal, the Bank undertook an initiative to change their corporate culture, so every employee would see innovation as part of their daily...
Choosing the Digital Transformation Strategy that is Best for Your Company
In one of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. Watson remarks about a client and how attractive she is. “Is she?” says the detective. “I didn’t notice.” In response to his partner’s quip that he really is a human automaton – lacking of emotion –...
Innovation SOP: Using Hackathons to Advance Digital Transformation
Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. Most companies already know that a digital transformation hackathon is a useful tool for gathering ideas, but companies need to know how...
Innovation SOP: Overcoming the Hurdles of Innovation in Digital Transformation
Welcome back to Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. Digital Transformation is something that everyone needs to do, but is not always carried out properly, for a number...
Innovation SOP: Tips for Today’s Leaders on How to Launch Successful Employee Innovation Programs
Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. Many times, trying to launch successful employee innovation programs at your company can entail encountering many pitfalls and stumbling blocks, as illustrated in this example from the Harvard Business Review. This week, we take a look at how to launch an effective innovation program within your organization – and more specifically, how to get your CEO and employees on board to help get these types of programs off the ground. When senior leadership says they want ‘innovation’...
How to Build the Ultimate Crowdsourcing Platform: Qmarkets’ New VP of Product Discusses Creativity and Innovation Management
Sivan Leshem joined Qmarkets in 2011 as a project manager, before going on to manage the product delivery department during a period which would see Qmarkets grow into a leader within the idea management market. Most recently Sivan has stepped into the role of Vice President of Product. We sat down with her to discuss her experience at Qmarkets, creativity and innovation management, as well as her vision for the future of the crowdsourcing platform. Qmarkets: Please tell me a bit about yourself, what is it that inspires your work at Qmarkets? Sivan Leshem: Well, I have always been...
How the Israel Securities Authority is Engaging Employees to Boost Innovation
Yael Weiss Efron is an Innovation Manager at the Israel Securities Authority (ISA). Earlier in 2017, the ISA approached Qmarkets regarding the implementation of Qmarkets’ platform in order to run an idea and innovation management program. Following the successful launch of the program and its...
The EA Error (How Neglecting Customer-Centric Innovation Can Spell Disaster)
A Problem, there Is… In late 2017, video game company EA was in the final stages of releasing a long-anticipated game, Star Wars Battlefront II. One player was surprised to discover that it would take a total of 40 hours of gameplay to unlock just...

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