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How to Keep Your Creative Team Fresh & Inspired

Your Creative Team

Creativity is about more than just art. Creativity is how we get great innovation, but encouraging creativity in a structured environment, like work, can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, with a little creativity of your own, you can get the ideas flowing. Here are a few ways to encourage creativity as part of your innovation … 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

Innovation is Always an Opportunity for Learning

Innovation programs generate more than ideas and new products, they generate data and insights that can inform your strategic direction. Even if your campaign goes through a round of ideation without resulting in any ideas that you’re going to implement, there’s still a wealth of information that you’ll want to parse, manage, and explore. It’s … Continued

Courage to Fail

Our attitude towards failure is an evolving concept and it also varies a lot depending on the country, the culture, and the individual. It can be very frightening. In fact, one study found that more people are afraid of failure than are afraid of spiders, ghosts, and being in an empty house. However, an investigation … Continued

Innovation and Failure: Learning the Route to Success

Learning from Failure

Entrepreneurship and Failure Many people look at failure as a complete negative. I like to think of failures as the route to innovation. The keys to innovation from failure are to have a culture around dealing with and accepting failures, failing fast, and learning from the failure. So how do we go about learning from … Continued