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Keeping Score: What’s the Right Innovation Scoring Method for Your Ideation Campaign?
When running an idea management campaign, one of the most crucial steps is the expert evaluation stage. Without properly scoring the relevant ideas, focus may be put on ideas which are either impractical or which require too many resources to develop, instead of on ideas which...
Qmarkets & Amer Sports – An Innovative Partnership that Created Unprecedented Blue Collar Employee Engagement
From mobile innovation solutions to analog internal marketing, gamification, and employee meeting spaces, read our case study to learn all about Amer Sports’ approach to innovation today. Who Are Amer Sports? Amer Sports is a large, international, Nasdaq-Helsinki-listed sporting goods company with both B2B and...
Process Improvement and Sustainability Principles at Ford, ESB, and Solvay
Whether it’s air pollution, water pollution, or even climate change, the major sustainability issues facing the world and its citizens are topics that every business should feel a sense of ownership and responsibility towards resolving. And with global warming showing no signs of abating (last year was the hottest since 1880 according to data from NASA and NOAA, and this year is on track to be the hottest ever), companies have no time to spare in the all-consuming quest to develop innovative solutions for humanity’s many shared challenges. Qmarkets works on an ongoing basis with hundreds of the world’s...
Your Employees Want to be Heard. Are you Listening?
The modern generation has bred a new and unusual workforce. Today, the ever-connected millennial expects to be an active influencer in every aspect of life. From reviewing products to circadian social media interactions with friends, the modern person has a voice, and they demand it to be heard. This notion has trickled into the workplace – employees want to be involved in top-level processes, and with just a click of a button. And if you don’t give them this opportunity, your employee satisfaction rates will plummet, not to mention, you’ll miss out on a valuable chance to learn from...
Why Your Company Needs To Forget the Past in Order to Create a Brighter Future
How Kodak Failed To Navigate Digital Disruption In Spite Of Investing In It When thinking about the challenges of disruptive innovation – one of the most commonly cited examples is Kodak’s failure to capitalize on it’s dominance during the shift from analogue to digital. However,...
Bridging the Gap between Large Corporate Innovation Centers and Small Design Teams
Innovation centers have captured significant attention in recent years for their role as formalized institutions for driving innovation within large businesses. Digital design teams are their natural counterpart, driving innovation on a more personal level. They are almost a perfect match, but there are some large differences...
The Remarkable Benefits of Digital Brainstorming
In order to create innovative ideas, Alex Osborne suggested that a group of people should engage in a "brainstorm", i.e. "using the brain to storm a creative problem—and doing so in commando fashion, with each stormer attacking the same objective." This simple technique quickly became...
How Swiss Post’s Employee Innovation Program Achieved Award-Winning Results with Qmarkets
Lorenz Wyss, head of ideation at Swiss Post and the recent recipient of a prestigious international idea management award, talks about the major transformation efforts the 60,000-strong company has undertaken, and how Qmarkets’ innovation platform has helped manage and guide the process.  Swiss Post...
Solving the Problems of Government CIO Citizen Engagement
The concept of “Digital Transformation” has been gaining steam in the business world over the last few years, as the benefits of facilitating digital business communication within large organizations are abundantly clear. However, in the world of governance, the move towards digital engagement for the purpose of civic innovation has been much more gradual. Now it looks like things might be starting to change. We are finally seeing some signs of acceleration towards a digital democracy, with White House-sponsored Smart cities initiatives, government-run social media accounts, and more. Coined Democracy 2.0, the concept of utilizing digital transformation platforms, as...
A New Way of Thinking About the Automotive Industry
Over the last couple of decades, Silicon Valley has been responsible for inventing and reinventing all kinds of gadgets and technologies: the music player, the phone, the watch, the TV and the computer itself. Recent trends suggest that the automotive industry might be next on Silicon Valley’s disruption list. Besides a surge of auto tech startups and Tesla’s success, Silicon Valley’s new focus on generating innovative Ideas in automobile industry projects is heightened by chatter about a secret car project by the most prominent disruptor of them all: Apple. Dan Akerson, retired CEO of General Motors, recently commented on...
Top 7 Business Innovation Trends for 2017
Companies need to use fresh thinking and innovation to boost their business growth. Plus, they can utilize suitable B2B software solutions such as CRM, project management, collaboration software etc. to enhance efficiency and productivity. To select the right system for your needs, you can...
The Importance of Casting a Wide Net in Corporate Open Innovation
Dr. Bornhofen is a practitioner-scholar who has a passion for helping organizations adopt change, act on new ideas, and grow through innovation. His Doctorate degree (2012) in Management focused learning in the areas of organizational change, leadership theory, and strategy. Read on to discover...

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