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Top Organisations Manage for Growth

By Henra Mayer It’s a jungle out there. The world is changing quicker than you can say the word “irrelevance” – we talk about Moore’s Law, the role of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) Big Data, Digitisation, Disruptive Business Modelling and then throw into the mix other specifics like FinTech, the potential

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How to Create an Innovation Culture that Lasts

By Henra Mayer Many organisations kick-off an innovation programme with innovation training or brainstorming sessions. Seeing that it is easier to execute, this can be a good way to engage the organisation around innovation intent. A good programme that delivers fresh ideas utilise the power of collaboration to create repeatable differentiated value in the market

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How to Stand Out in a Niche Market

By Henra Mayer.   The word "niche" comes from a French word that means to nest. In the business context it is described as concentrating all marketing efforts on a small but specific and well defined segment of the population[1]. Niches do not 'exist' it is 'created' by identifying needs and wants that are being addressed poorly or

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Innovation Systems – Making Sense of the Noise

By Henra Mayer. Technology is recognised as an enabler of innovation and growth. Having a software tool, specifically the right software tool, can greatly accelerate your innovation results by creating an easily accessible and self-sustaining platform for ideation and innovation management. Over recent years however, the innovation technology systems market exploded and an influx

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The Practical Side of Crowdsourced Innovation

The practise of innovation as a business discipline has been firmly entrenched in many organisations. The discussion is no longer around whether it must be done, but more about how to ensure that an innovation programme is sustainable and successful. What does a successful innovation programme look like, how is it managed and what are

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4 Steps to Building a Culture of Innovation

Eric van Niekerk – Research Lead, Innocentrix When thinking of global innovation powerhouses, typical examples like Google, Apple and IBM come to mind. But how have these organisations climbed so successfully to the top of the innovation food chain? Why is it that they were the ones with the disruptive ideas and the game-changing inventions?

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When innovation programmes fall flat: ready, steady, oh

By Jazz Sandhu, Wazoku So you have senior management buy-in, the shiny new idea management software and a workforce you hope are just chomping at the bit to share their ideas to make your business more innovative. But how do you make sure your Innovation programme is a success? The role of communication in any

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Innovation is Change

By Braden Kelly, Spigit Guest Author Can you think of a single innovation that didn’t change something? I didn’t think so. Innovation is change, or at least, innovation requires change. In my role as an innovation keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, I recently led a German-based industrial company’s North American IT leadership team through an

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10 Ultimate Traits Of An Innovation Leader

By Rosemarie Diegnan, Wazoku Almost every organisation out there would love to have a leader who knows how to make a company more innovative; but they can be hard to come by.  However, you may already have managers in your organisation with the potential to do this.  They simply need some guidance as to how