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by Charlie Widdows 6 min read

Structuring the idea generation and development process to help innovation flourish is a real challenge. In this post, Aimee Skinner at Bristol Water shares their unique approach. According to our …

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Topics:idea managementideationinnovationbusiness managementchange managementemployee engagementproductivityidea generation

by Charlie Widdows 4 min read

Why do crises improve our ability and willingness to collaborate and innovate? And what can innovation practitioners learn from this situation? Experienced trainer and consultant Rob Sheffield shares his thoughts …

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Topics:innovationcreative problem solvingcollaborationflexible workingbusiness managementchange managementemployee engagementproductivity

by Charlie Widdows 3 min read

We asked you to tell us your top innovation challenges, then we asked four innovation experts for their solutions. Read on to find out what they said. Building a useful …

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Topics:innovationinsightchallengeblockersinnovation challengesreportinnovation expertChris PottsRob SheffieldJane GinneverDavid Richmond

by Cecilia Thirlway 5 min read

You'll want to capture all the ideas that emerge from your organisation, as and when they arise, but here are nine ways to give the process a helping hand. Whether …

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Topics:idea managementideasideationinnovationdivergent thinkingfive whysconvergent thinkingSCAMPER3-12-3Lotus Blossom

by Cecilia Thirlway 4 min read

A carefully chosen and well-written hypothesis makes it easy to design an experiment to test and learn from. So here are six steps to follow when crafting your prediction. A …

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Topics:innovationThe Lean Startupexperimentshypothesis

by Cecilia Thirlway 4 min read

Returning to The Lean Startup for reference, we explore the idea of experimentation in the innovation process and focus on one particular form of experiment: the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) …

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Topics:innovationThe Lean StartupEric RiesMVPexperimentsMinimum Viable Product

by Cecilia Thirlway 2 min read

Taking EasyJet as an example, we look at the concept first described by Joseph Bower and Clayton Christensen in 1995, and how it differs from radical or transformational innovation. Disruptive …

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Topics:innovationradical innovationtransformational innovationdisruptive innovationClayton Christensen

by Cecilia Thirlway 2 min read

As Eric Ries and Steve Blank introduced principles of lean manufacturing and agile development to the innovation process, it's well worth understanding the roots and concepts behind this popular methodology …

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by Cecilia Thirlway 3 min read

If innovation is about translating an idea or invention into a product or service that creates value, then articulating how you propose to achieve this outcome is vital. So let's …

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by Cecilia Thirlway 3 min read

Innovation can take many forms, from ingenious products to new services, business models or approaches, but Doblin's framework is a good way to review and structure your efforts. Here we …

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