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Crowdsourcing Continuous Improvement: Kaizen Principles and Practices for Amplifying Excellence
Many companies seek to improve their operations through the documentation of best practices. From personal experience in a large, multinational enterprise technology company, I saw how well-articulated procedures can be beneficial to the immediate users and their successors. However, these reflect only one person...
Can an Open Innovation Challenge Methodology Help Solve the Refugee Crisis?
In 2015, an overcrowded boat carrying a group of Syrian refugees capsized and sank off an island in Greece. At least 34 people, including 15 children, died in this accident alone. Coming atop of the heartbreaking image of a drowned Syrian toddler washed ashore...
Ideate or Deteriorate – Why Companies Must Learn How To Be Innovative to Achieve Major Growth
“Innovate (verb): To Make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.”  Just a buzzword? To many people, it might seem as though the business world has become over-saturated with innovation. This buzzword is now thrown around in conjunction with all manner of postulations and stratagems, with authors often straying away from its actual meaning in favour of seeking the attention of an increasingly elusive target audience. The overuse of this term has had a polarising effect, while many people have been converted to ‘innovation’ through this incessant rhetoric, many more see it as meaningless business jargon...
Driving Innovation in the Workplace – Is Configuration Crucial?
Up until the turn of millennium, the world of business was stuck in a vicious circle of homogenisation. There was a traditional way of attaining success, and if you strayed too far from this paradigm, then you would lose all credibility and  any chance of being prosperous. Because success relied so heavily on maintaining the sterilised veneer of “business”, radical organisations were unable to get to the top or change pre-conceptions. Ping-Pong and Trainers This all changed with the advent of the internet. Suddenly 20-somethings in hooded sweatshirts were achieving levels of success that dwarfed the combined efforts of...
Three Reasons for your Company to Write an Innovation Charter
It’s one thing to realize that innovation is an integral part of the long-term viability of a business. It’s quite another to know exactly what kind of innovative practices will maximize ROI and minimize risk. Having a comprehensive innovation plan in place – detailed in...
The Winning Formula – The Advantages of Combining Higher Education and Innovation Management
Ideally, a university should be an ecosystem in which ideas are developed, challenged, and experimented with. As such, it would be natural to regard both education and innovation as mutually compatible. It’s surprising, therefore, that many academic institutions still lag when it comes to...
Unlocking Potential with an Innovation Pilot – 6 Reasons for SMEs to use Idea Management Tools
Typically innovation management is seen as the domain of large organisations who can afford to invest a lot of time and effort into pushing forward a company-wide initiative. While previously this may have been the case, smaller organisations are now discovering that they have got...
6 KPIs of Innovation Management Solutions
There are certain benefits to innovation software that are difficult to measure, and others that are quite obvious. This blog post will discuss the innovation KPI (Key Performance Indicator) examples for calculating the success of an idea management platform at 6 key stages within...
Need an Ah-Ha Moment? Why Crowd-Sourcing Can Mimic That Individual Flash of Brilliance
  Eureka!  When we have a problem, this is the ‘Ah Ha’ moment that we all hope for. A flash of brilliance that saves the day, the project, or even our job! Going back to Archimedes, innovation is replete with examples of this somewhat mysterious, but extremely useful event. For example, one of Einstein’s key insights in developing special relativity came to him during a discussion with a friend over coffee, and Kekule’s insight into the structure of benzene came to him in a dream. At first glance, these may seem to be examples of insight coming from nowhere....
And the Oscar goes to…Prediction Markets – Harnessing Collective Intelligence to Anticipate Success
Once again the power of Prediction Markets was displayed last week, as it correctly predicted 19 out of the 24 winners at the 2015 Oscar awards; an accuracy level of 79%. This blog that tracked the predictions of 18 pundits, found that only three pundits got 19 or more correct, with almost 80% of the pundits making less than 18 correct predictions. This is compelling evidence for the argument that harnessing collective intelligence can be more accurate than expert opinion, at least when it comes to the Academy Awards. Prediction Markets are speculative markets that are created with the...
Welcome to the Qmarkets Blog – Gain Cutting-Edge Insights from the Innovation Experts
We’re excited to welcome you to the official Qmarkets blog! Here, you’ll find a treasure trove of readily-applicable tips and insights for maximising the effectiveness of your innovation management strategy. Our articles are contributed by our own team, as well as a variety of...

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