Emptiness and Innovation

Introduction The ancient Buddhist philosophical concept of “emptiness”, going back nearly two millennia, has some interesting present-day implications for the process of idea creation and development in innovation.  These implications relate to the desirability of high levels of technical diversity, [...]

Innovating in India Part 3 – The Way Forward

In the first two parts of our three-part series, we explored the unique challenges of innovating in India (Part 1) and the origins of these challenges in the country's culture, history, and institutional structures (Part 2). In this final part, [...]

Can you Leverage Human Capital in In-Office Crowdsourcing?

As organizations prioritize tapping into the collective knowledge of their employees, the value of human capital is increasingly clear. This goes beyond seeking the input of executives, leadership, and your innovation department—to seeking the perspective of everyone in the office.In-office [...]

What Motivates Participation in Crowdsourcing?

Crowdsourcing is becoming an increasingly popular way for organizations to obtain data and opinions from a large pool of diverse contributors. What motivates participation in crowdsourcing may surprise you. It’s easy to assume that extrinsic motivators such as prizes, incentives, [...]

Unexpected Office Distractions That Zap Productivity

There are a variety of environmental factors in your office that may have organically evolved into distractions—and the causes may surprise you. While distractions will arise, putting out unexpected fires isn’t what typically zaps day-to-day productivity. Below we discuss the [...]