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Nonprofit Solutions for Innovation

Nonprofit Solutions for innovation

In the last post from this series, we talked about the nonprofit situation and how the nature of nonprofits leads to inherent problems. At the end of the post there were some solutions bullet-pointed, and today the first two of them will be visited and explained in more depth to offer more valuable insight. Harness … 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 Importance of Decision

The Importance of Decision

If you have had trouble implementing ideas, please know that you are not alone. Implementation is a challenge shared by all innovation managers. But with a clearly defined process, you will be well on your way to making ideas a reality. In order to convert ideas into action and action into results, we need two … Continued

Seven Critical Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation Mistakes to Avoid

open innovation mistakes to avoid

Don’t get frustrated with your crowdsourcing campaign. Crowdsourcing and open innovation are great ideas. But like any great ideas, great results need smart execution. Too many ideas fall into a crowdsourcing gap, so here are the problems to avoid. Unfocused Strategy By far the biggest problem is people have an idea and decide, vaguely, to … Continued

How Crowdsourcing Innovation Helps Your Team

Crowdsourcing Innovation

Why is crowdsourcing right for you? Many people tend to view crowdsourcing, internal or external, and internal teamwork as either/or propositions; one tends to be the backup for the other. But, in truth, they’re symbiotic, each building on each other. Why? The More Diverse, The Better We’ve all heard the stories of overseas marketing disasters, … Continued