How Does the Smithsonian Manage Change in the 21st Century?

The Smithsonian Institute’s purpose to increase and spread knowledge gives it a broad mandate for change management and government innovation. Here’s how the Smithsonian deals with a changing climate, access to its enormous collection, funding, and the COVID-19 pandemic. A [...]

5 Key Skillsets of an Innovation Manager

The role of an innovation manager is defined by the skills needed to embrace disruption and manage change. Innovation managers may be referred to by a variety of titles such as: Chief Innovation Officer Head of Innovation Innovation Portfolio Manager [...]

Why Project Teams Frequently Fail at Brainstorming

Introduction: How often have we heard executives and project managers say, “We need to come up with some new ideas”? or “We need to find some elegant solutions to this project problem”? The project manager then sends out e-mails to [...]

What I’ve Learned In My First Month at IdeaScale

I joined IdeaScale in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic had thrown the whole world into lockdown mode. Schools and daycares were closed down, office workers became strictly homebound, airports were empty, and hospitals were overcrowded while simultaneously becoming [...]

2020 IM Awards: PSA International

PSA International is a leading global port group with a network of over 50 coastal, rail, and inland terminals in 19 countries. PSA handled over 85 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of shipping containers in 2019. Make it one of [...]