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5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy
While innovation is pertinent, it is often misunderstood and as a result, many companies fail to reap the benefits of it at its best. However, by breaking down those common misconceptions, you and your team can begin to build a growth and innovation strategy that will sustain your business for years to come. So, to get started, here are five misconceptions many companies have about innovation that you need to consider when building your strategy.

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How to Get Your Whole Company to Buy into Open Innovation

Open innovation is based on the idea that, in a world of distributed knowledge, companies can’t afford to rely solely on their internal research and development. Instead, they should...
Open innovation is based on the idea that, in a world of distributed knowledge, companies can’t afford to rely solely on their internal research and development. Instead, they should open up. However, it can be difficult to get the whole business on board. Sifted share tips on how to charm the rest of the company into buying your innovation ideas.
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Remote Work Can Be Better for Innovation Than In-Person Meetings

Scientific American discuss how extensive research shows that hybrid and remote teams can gain an innovation advantage and outcompete in-person teams by adopting best practices for innovation, such as virtual brainstorming....
Scientific American discuss how extensive research shows that hybrid and remote teams can gain an innovation advantage and outcompete in-person teams by adopting best practices for innovation, such as virtual brainstorming. So, what explains this discrepancy between leadership beliefs and scientific evidence?
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Microsoft: The Archetype of Innovational Software

R J Dailey dives into how Microsoft have penetrated multi-markets and have built a reliable reputation based on years of functional and exceptional products through innovation. Without the merit...
R J Dailey dives into how Microsoft have penetrated multi-markets and have built a reliable reputation based on years of functional and exceptional products through innovation. Without the merit of new ideas and unique benefits, Microsoft would not be where it is today. So, how do they do it?
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For Digital Transformation, ‘Mindset Matters Most’ say Siemens

Siemens digitalization lead Joan Mulvihill talks to SiliconRepublic and discusses why she prefers not to focus on the challenges that come with digital transformation. She advises that this it...
Siemens digitalization lead Joan Mulvihill talks to SiliconRepublic and discusses why she prefers not to focus on the challenges that come with digital transformation. She advises that this it is no different to the challenges that come with anything to do with change. “The challenge is almost always mindset. Can you ‘do’ change?
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Innovating in Existing Markets: 3 Lessons From Lego

Lego's trajectory from industry trailblazer to the brink of bankruptcy to sustained recovery shows there’s more to innovation than sheer luck or a wholesale focus on disruption. “No innovation...
Lego's trajectory from industry trailblazer to the brink of bankruptcy to sustained recovery shows there’s more to innovation than sheer luck or a wholesale focus on disruption. “No innovation lasts forever,” said David Robertson, a senior lecturer in operations management. MIT shares innovation lessons from Lego, Apple, and Marvel Comics, including; have a variety of tools and don’t be afraid to use them, listen deeply to your customers, and prepare for a steady diet of continuous reinvention to remain relevant, even as an iconic brand.
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Why Digital Transformation Programs are Not About Technology

Innovation Leader discuss discuss how digital transformation programs emanating from an internal, endogenous impulse to capture a new opportunity, mitigate risk, sustain or grow a particular business line, or...
Innovation Leader discuss discuss how digital transformation programs emanating from an internal, endogenous impulse to capture a new opportunity, mitigate risk, sustain or grow a particular business line, or differentiate from a competitor - tend to have more executive buy-in, more organizational investment, and greater momentum & longevity.
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How Conflict Drives Process Improvement in the Workplace

Process Excellence Network share why diverse thinking is good news when it comes to business process management because it is at the heart of continuous improvement. Effective business process...
Process Excellence Network share why diverse thinking is good news when it comes to business process management because it is at the heart of continuous improvement. Effective business process management relies on people ‘picking fights’ and creating healthy dissent and disagreement that seeks to find a better way to work than the current status quo.
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An Ancient Framework to Make Your More Innovative Today

Fast Company share how we often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a single occurrence. A “unicorn” product or service that takes off and changes the world as...
Fast Company share how we often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a single occurrence. A “unicorn” product or service that takes off and changes the world as we once knew it. But, in reality, innovation is rarely a one-time event. Companies that intend to last long-term will survive through continuous reinvention.
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Inclusion & Innovation: How to Design for all Realities

BBVA state that if you want your design to respond to customer needs and expectations, research is a fundamental tool throughout the process of creating a product or service....
BBVA state that if you want your design to respond to customer needs and expectations, research is a fundamental tool throughout the process of creating a product or service. Companies must bear in mind that their activities are not only essential for economic growth, but also for the creation of social well-being and inclusion.
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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...
'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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The Winning Formula for Financial Process Improvement – How TSYS is Defining the Future of Fintech

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