Tag Archives: internal innovation networks

A stranger in the room

Better decisions come from teams that include a “socially distinct newcomer” (Kellogg School of Management News, 2009) What role do external consultants play in shaping corporate innovation? Steve Blank, one of the greatest innovation thinkers of our times, seems to discount … Continue reading

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Internal innovation: overcoming the dangers of remote work

Pessimists are said to be the happiest people on earth, for they celebrate when their own predictions don’t come true. There was a shock wave of panic last spring when, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, firms around the globe had … Continue reading

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The strength that comes from within

                                  This post has originally appeared on the Cultivate Labs Blog  As crowdsourcing becomes more widely adopted as a corporate innovation tool, the spotlight … Continue reading

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From a Spark to raging fire. (How Liberty Global got its corporate innovation right.)

(This post has originally appeared on Edge of Innovation) So many companies struggle with their corporate innovation programs that it’s important to identify and celebrate “success stories,” as there still aren’t many cases of organizations that get corporate innovation right. One … Continue reading

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Can we make crowdsourcing available to small companies?

Crowdsourcing is a powerful open innovation tool allowing organizations to tap on the collective wisdom of their own employees (internal crowdsourcing) or pools of external talent around the world (external crowdsourcing). Internal crowdsourcing (usually managed through Internal Innovation Networks) can be … Continue reading

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Internal Innovation Networks as a Basis for Corporate Intrapreneurship

(This post first appeared on the Front End of Innovation Blog) Intrapreneurship is a relatively new concept developed to help large companies create new businesses, a process often called transformational (or disruptive) innovation. Intrapreneurship aims at instilling the spirit of entrepreneurship–usually … Continue reading

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Connecting bright ideas

IdeaConnection, an open innovation service provider, and Brightidea, a designer of on-demand innovation management software, announced that they had formed a technology and services partnership. An April 29 news release explained that customers of Brightidea will now be able to … Continue reading

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Is Facebook At Work a threat to innovation management software?

Last week, Facebook released a private beta version of Facebook At Work, a new enterprise collaboration suite allowing organizations create their own social networks. FB@Work will feature a News Feed of “what’s new and relevant at your company,” extended user … Continue reading

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Working a Crowd

If crowdsourcing has not yet become a mainstream innovation tool, this is definitely not for the lack of attention. Crowdsourcing remains a topic of intense academic studies, and a recent paper by researchers from Simon Frazer University in Canada is … Continue reading

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Not All Innovation Models Are Created Equal

It’s one of the most popular topics in innovation discussions: why innovation fails? How many times have you heard the following narrative? With great fanfare, the XYZ Company launches an innovation initiative. Employees are urged to submit ideas, and a … Continue reading

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