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What are SLAM Teams?

slam teams

At IdeaScale’s Open Nation this year, one of our speakers addressed the challenge of managing an innovation pipeline with only one dedicated resource: herself. Obviously, when you work at an organization with over 20,000 employees, the inflow of ideas can be difficult to manage on your own, but Alison Meyerstein has found a way to … Continued

Every Step of the Innovation Journey

Innovation Journey

Innovation is a cyclical initiative. It’s like the laundry or the dishes. The innovation journey is never done, you just get better at doing it. And maybe you become more efficient as time goes on. We’ve seen lots of passionate innovation champions encounter barriers as they launched their innovation initiatives. These programs fail to launch … Continued

What Makes an Organization Innovative?

What Makes an Organization Innovative?

Is your organization innovative? We’d likely all think ‘yes’ without hesitation. But in truth, what makes an organization an innovator, whether it’s a non-profit attacking a problem from new angles or a private company looking for a leg up on its competitors, is more than a question; it’s a set of skills to be cultivated, … Continued

Debunking 5 Myths about Building an Innovation Team

Myths About Building an Innovation Team

Build the best team, by ignoring these myths. Building an innovation strategy can be intimidating, and often it’s a relief to have a team together. But too often, innovation teams meet, talk, and come out with ideas, but nothing else. In part that’s because we buy into myths about teams, so here’s the fact to … Continued