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What is Innovation in Business and How Can it Build Business Longevity?
‘Innovation’ has become such a buzzword in the business world nowadays – but what does it actually mean? In our latest blog we endeavour to cut through the noise and give you a full overview of business innovation from how organizations innovate, why they choose to adopt particular approaches, and explore why it is a key component of business longevity. Read the blog now.

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Borrowing From Business: Continuous Improvement In Higher Education

Many higher education institutions lag behind on continuous improvement practices that drive success in the business world. Rigorous operational efficiency and bold, strategic innovation — both revered principles in...
Many higher education institutions lag behind on continuous improvement practices that drive success in the business world. Rigorous operational efficiency and bold, strategic innovation — both revered principles in business — should be viewed as sources of potential untapped power for colleges and universities.
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How to Stop Discarding Digital Innovation Projects Too Soon

If your organisation has a history of shelved digital innovation projects, have you looked at the true value of these projects. LSE suggests a shift in perspective to explore...
If your organisation has a history of shelved digital innovation projects, have you looked at the true value of these projects. LSE suggests a shift in perspective to explore the extended and innovative potential of your technology pilots, before binning them prematurely.
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Post-Disruption Innovation: The Path to Recovery

Supply Chain Management review discuss how Organizations must determine which needs are likely to revert to pre-disruption levels and which changes are likely to stay. Despite disruptions, organizations must...
Supply Chain Management review discuss how Organizations must determine which needs are likely to revert to pre-disruption levels and which changes are likely to stay. Despite disruptions, organizations must be capable of innovating to improve their processes and meet the changing needs of customers.
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Unearthing Nike’s Design & Innovation Strategy

According to Nike’s chief design officer, John Hoke, innovation and design go hand in hand, and it’s impossible to choose one over the other. “Innovation is paramount in our...
According to Nike’s chief design officer, John Hoke, innovation and design go hand in hand, and it’s impossible to choose one over the other. “Innovation is paramount in our design solutions, without a doubt,” he stresses. Hoke explains that three pillars — design, innovation, and corporate responsibility — lie at the core of all of Nike’s products. Read more from Highsnobiety on Nike's innovation strategy that has defined their unique success.
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Problem Framing is the Key to Innovation

Suzanne Balima argues that when most people think of innovation, they visualize the end result, that has come out of “trusting the creative process”. People tend to forget how...
Suzanne Balima argues that when most people think of innovation, they visualize the end result, that has come out of “trusting the creative process”. People tend to forget how important framing the problem is. If you don’t understand the problem, how do you even begin to solve it?
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Old Kids on the Innovation Block: 3M & 100 years of Innovation

John Bessant discusses how 3M has built a long-lasting innovation capability and what we can learn from their particular approach to innovation. Read how they have honed over their...
John Bessant discusses how 3M has built a long-lasting innovation capability and what we can learn from their particular approach to innovation. Read how they have honed over their approach over the years, and their carefully thought out 'routines' for innovation.
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6 Steps That Will Turn Your Company Into An Innovation Hotbed

In this article from Forbes, it lays out 6 steps that you can take to generate a sustained force of innovation. These steps include setting up a transparent framework...
In this article from Forbes, it lays out 6 steps that you can take to generate a sustained force of innovation. These steps include setting up a transparent framework for reviewing ideas and innovating in pre-defined areas of your business to pinpoint challenges.
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3 Strategies for Rolling Out New Tech Within Your Company

Innovation is a critical component of any organization’s success. But what's often less clear is how to translate new ideas into on-the-ground implementation. In this piece from HBR, they...
Innovation is a critical component of any organization’s success. But what's often less clear is how to translate new ideas into on-the-ground implementation. In this piece from HBR, they share three strategies to help R&D teams ensure their new tech is actually adopted.
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How To Gain Traction with Your Continuous Improvement Journey

In this article from Industry Week, it shares how to gain traction for a more vigorous CI journey, and addresses the specifics required to sustain excellence. But first organizations...
In this article from Industry Week, it shares how to gain traction for a more vigorous CI journey, and addresses the specifics required to sustain excellence. But first organizations must ensure that their leaders communicate their commitment and high expectations.
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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 is key. Your employees’ ideas have the potential to have long term...
Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process is key. Your employees’ ideas have the potential to have long term impact on your business, so the process must be carefully tailored to ensure employee adoption. In this blog we outline the various approaches that you can adopt throughout the idea generation process, so you can find the right one for your organization.
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