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Emerging Trends Impacting the Financial Sector in 2019

Emerging Trends Impacting the Financial Sector

This is, believe it or not, a picture of a financial revolution. The financial sector is often seen as stodgy and slow to innovate, but the arrival of financial tech, or fintech for short, has forced change management and innovation strategy to the forefront. What trends in innovation will affect finance in 2019? Here’s a … Continued

Innovation Fear

Innovation Fear

Our CEO was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Business Times and the conversation pulled up short for a moment when the interviewer (after hearing us talk about the possibilities afforded by an innovation management system) asked us why people are sometimes afraid to launch a crowdsourced innovation program.  So we wanted to take a … Continued

5 Innovation Engagement Best Practices

Innovation Engagement Best Practices

More and more companies are inviting their employees to participate in company-wide ideation. Companies that do this contribute to overall innovation program health by ensuring a healthy top of the funnel stocked with ideas and allies. But with this opportunity comes new challenges.  Not every innovation program has developed the communications skill set necessary to … Continued

Are Japanese Companies Afraid of Innovation?

How do you define innovation? I define innovation as creating and capturing new value as the Global Innovation Management Institute does.  We asked 930 companies in Japan the exact same question. Surprisingly, 0 companies had defined innovation for their company! Of course, there is no right or wrong answer, but we’ve been asking if shows … Continued

Managing Expectations in Innovation Management: Part II

expectations in innovation management

One of the most effective ways to engage the crowd is to demonstrate commitment to turning their ideas into real value and impact. However, this can present some challenges for innovation managers. Some concerns we have heard from innovation managers: “I do not want to overpromise what we’re going to do with people’s ideas.” “What … Continued