IDEASCALE BLOG

Insights and sneak peeks into innovation and IdeaScale.

The Innovator’s Mindset: Collaboration as Competitive Advantage

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Innovation can make or break the success of a company. During the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners are thinking outside the box to find new ways of reaching and retaining customers. When creating an innovation strategy, consider internally and externally prioritizing collaboration. This helps you turn valuable resources into a competitive advantage. It brings everyone together … Continued

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 incubators for the virus. In a matter of weeks, all sense of normalcy was gone … Continued

Western Power: A Principled Approach to Government Innovation

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Australia’s Western Power sits in a unique place. One of its innovation hub’s leaders, Brendon Nicatee, describes it as “half public, half private.” While it’s entirely owned by the West Australian government, and is the sole power operator for the region, by necessity, it needs to please any number of stakeholders. They range from the … Continued

5 Ways Risk-Averse Thinking Can Lead to Successful Innovation

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Risk is often considered a crucial aspect of innovation, but it is not necessarily what drives success. Research shows an aversion to risk can spark creativity. In his book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant discusses how those who are not risk-takers can drive progress. Grant’s findings revealed original people are not “big risk-takers.” Rather than … Continued