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Maintaining an Innovation Mindset as Your Business Grows

innovation mindset

There’s something to be said for stability, but also innovation. If you’ve ever seen a plant grow, you know that new shoots are flexible and willing to go nearly anywhere and try nearly anything to get at the resources they need. But, over time, shoots become rooted to the ground, their bodies thicken, and they … Continued

Innovation Programs in Companies: The Rise of the Innovation Department

Innovation Department

Companies of all sizes are organizing their innovation programs around their crowds these days. The reason for this is because a great deal of research has emerged that proves the power not just of valuable ideas, but connections between valuable ideas. That’s why companies use systems like IdeaScale where anyone (customers, employees, partners) can submit … Continued

Is Your Company Culture Anti-Innovation?

In a recent article from Harvard Business Review, researchers reported that one of the most common barriers to innovation is internal politics. But the second most commonly cited barrier was cultural issues. When we looked at that response, we were wondering how a company culture might be inhospitable to innovation and we looked at some … Continued

The State of Innovation in Education

State of Innovation in Education

I was surprised to read the findings of a recent survey in which researchers found that only 38% of graduates reported that their educational establishment was at the forefront in adopting innovations. And yet, I hear employers say all the time that the reason they’re excited to hire folks right out of college, is because … Continued