Tag: coast guard

Military Invention Day

Military Invention Day

Two weeks ago, my wife and I looked at the weekend weather report – more rain.  If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, then you’ve experienced record breaking rainfall recently. On top of that, our nine month old is like a bull in a China shop right now. So in spite of the weather, staying … Continued

What the U.S. Coast Guard Can Teach Us About Innovation

Coast Guard Can Teach Us About Innovation

The Coast Guard has changed the game with innovation. When we look for inspiration with innovation strategy, we rarely consider organizations outside the corporate world. But it’s not just start-ups and big companies innovating. Organizations of all sorts are developing their employee’s ideas to achieve their mission, and one of the best examples is the … Continued

IM Award Lessons: How Innovation Maximizes Mission Performance

How Innovation Maximizes Mission Performance

This year, the US Coast Guard won the annual Innovation Management Award for organization that could demonstrate the best and most repeatable innovation process. That process surfaced numerous valuable ideas that will lead to lives saved in future Coast Guard operations.  So we asked the Coast Guard a how innovation maximizes mission performance and here’s what … Continued

Featured IM Award Winner: The US Coast Guard

We’re not surprised that the US Coast Guard is one of our favorite stories from this year’s Innovation Management Awards. Their presentation at Open Nation this year was regarded as one of the favorite (and most useful presentations), because presenter Commander Andy Howell was great at articulating the fact that crowdsourcing communities sit at the … Continued

3 Lessons Learned from Open Nation 2017

Lessons Learned from Open Nation 2017

On a crisp early November day, innovators from around the world convened for Open Nation, IdeaScale’s annual conference celebrating innovation. They came to discuss how crowdsourcing ideas is changing their organizations and to learn best practices from each other. “How do you find and prioritize the best ideas?” Kicking things off w @ideascale’s ever-growing family … Continued