Challenge Driven Innovation is Not Outsourcing – You Need a Caddie

Posted by Jon Fredrickson on Oct 10, 2018 10:30:00 AM


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Topics: Seekers, Innovation Insights

The Danger of Innovating in a Bubble

Posted by Jon Fredrickson on Oct 2, 2018 11:18:00 AM

If you only look at the data, it would appear that modern innovation is in a very poor state. Despite 84% of global executives saying innovation is important to their organization, nearly every single one of them, a full 94%, say they are dissatisfied with their innovation performance, according to a recent McKinsey poll. Thankfully, innovation is alive and well, mostly thanks to organizations who are willing to take one key step: opening up their innovation efforts to outside partners. 

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Seekers

How to Attract the Brightest Innovative Minds to Your R&D Department

Posted by InnoCentive on Sep 10, 2018 10:49:00 AM

The benefits historically of having the best and brightest minds working at your company or organization are self-evident. When you recruit and keep the top talent in your industry, you stand the best chance of not only beating your competition, but you may also be able to outlast them. The same can be said about R&D departments: those who leverage the brightest minds in any field will innovate faster, more efficiently and with far less investment.

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Topics: Innovation Insights

The Problem with Being too Agreeable

Posted by InnoCentive on Sep 7, 2018 10:58:00 AM

Agreeableness is one of the Big Five Personality Traits that are occasionally referred to as the Dimensions of Personality. It’s also quite a controversial trait for many in the business world. While it’s generally accepted that agreeable people – those who are perceived as kind, sympathetic, cooperative, warm, and considerate – are pleasant to be around, clinical phycologists maintain the personality trait, while great for social interactions, is not always the best for business, particularly for managers and those who hold other leadership positions.

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Topics: Innovation Insights

An Inside Look at How NASA Broke Out of its Innovation Shell

Posted by InnoCentive on Sep 3, 2018 10:32:00 AM

When people think of NASA, they think of innovation, creativity and pushing the boundaries of what is humanly possible. It’s the organization that put a man on the moon, is actively pursuing a mission to Mars, and, through various R&D contracts, helped develop a variety of consumer technology that includes temper foam, LASIK, scratch-resistant lenses and invisible braces.

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Topics: Challenges, Innovation Insights

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