Category Archives: Rewards and Recognition

Don’t Fire Me: I’m Innovating

It is election season here in the United States, and the stump speech–a standard, boring and short on substance pitch delivered by the acting and aspiring (and often uninspiring) politicians–is back in vogue. Recently, I recognized what the stump speech … Continue reading

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Investing in culture of innovation

Everyone would agree that the rational risk-taking–and acceptance of failure as a likely outcome of any exploratory project–represents one of the most crucial components of the bona fide culture of innovation. What is missing in our endless talks about establishing … Continue reading

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New Survey: Incentivizing Employees to Innovate

(This post originally appeared on Innovation Excellence) More and more businesses view innovation as a new paradigm for achieving competitive advantage. Now businesses must focus on how to make the innovation process more effective. Experts and innovation practitioners agree that … Continue reading

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Can Money Buy Innovation?

(This post originally appeared on Innovation Excellence) Even in our money-driven society, the power of money has limits: there are certain things money can’t buy. Love and happiness come to mind first, but a popular list of things that can’t be supposedly bought … Continue reading

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On Cash and Praise: How We Reward Innovation

(This post originally appeared on Forward Metrics) A good friend of mine works for a high-tech company in Massachusetts. Recently, the company’s new CEO, an avid fitness buff, has introduced an initiative: every employee who’d spend certain number of hours per … Continue reading

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