7 10, 2016

Reclaim your creativity with wiggle room

October 7th, 2016|Blog|

What personality types do you think will lead to finding creative ideas, proposing actionable solutions and ultimately delivering great results? A) An easy to work with yet no nonsense deadline-oriented team leader OR B) One that does not enforce specific deadlines and leaves a lot of wiggle room for his or her team members If you chose [...]

6 10, 2016

Innovation management tools for any business

October 6th, 2016|Article|

Just as an exceptional idea remains solely an idea if no efforts is placed into its development, innovation does not occur without proper intent and the right innovation management tools to facilitate the process and remain on the idea development track. Although many believe that innovation costs millions in software investments and requires a team of over one [...]

20 09, 2016

50% of all organizations have no formal system or process for tracking, developing and managing ideas – Study of Team Performance 2016

September 20th, 2016|Announcement|

In Study of Team Performance 2016 by Actuation Consulting LLC, nearly half of all respondents (48.2%) indicated that their organizations have no formal system or process for tracking, developing, and managing ideas. Other responses were more equally distributed including use of a CRM tool (14.2%), reliance on an in-house solution (15.4%), and use of an off-the-shelf cloud [...]

14 09, 2016

Planbox Provides Idea Collaboration Portal for CMHC’s Let’s Talk Housing Initiative

September 14th, 2016|Announcement|

Planbox is proud to announce that it has provided Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) its idea collaboration portal and citizen engagement tool for public consultation to help shape the National Housing Strategy. "We are thrilled to work with CMHC and embark on this journey together to allow it to engage with citizens in a meaningful [...]

9 09, 2016

Communicating Your Innovation Program

September 9th, 2016|Blog|

Communicating Your Innovation Program Like everything else in today's business environment getting your message across is key. Whether you are marketing a new offering, an internal memo to to your staff for new business objectives, or technical specs for a an exciting invention, having a proper communications plan in place is essential to getting your message [...]

16 08, 2016

Escape collaboration’s long winding road to innovation

August 16th, 2016|Blog|

Good things can happen when people communicate, share thoughts and come together to improve, change and make a difference. But pure collaboration without structure, context and purpose leaves participants in a chaotic state of mind as to the mandate, process and next actions to bring an idea to fruition. There has been a lot of [...]

22 07, 2016

The Art of Recognizing Good Ideas

July 22nd, 2016|Article|

In general, there are two forms of judgment: criticism and praise. Criticism is an action in which one’s flaws are highlighted, whereas praise is the verbal form of expressing one’s approval and admiration. Unfortunately, the more negative and condescending form of judgment is, by far, the most popular. Managers have a lot of trouble selecting [...]

21 07, 2016

Deloitte tech trends report finds 4 things worth watching for CIOs

July 21st, 2016|Article|

Tech Trends 2016 - Innovating in the Digital Era, stipulates the impacts that technological transformation will have on businesses in the next 18 to 24 months. These findings are especially important to Irish CIOs due to the fact that the latest chief information officer survey concludes that although innovation is a main business priority for [...]

21 07, 2016

CIO Explainer: What Is Blockchain?

July 21st, 2016|Article|

With sudden advancements, blockchain technology has developed a new identity in the enterprise. As companies face difficulties in data management and security, its technology permits for secure transactions to occur without the presence of a central authority. It is important to note that this new form of emerging technology still remains in the experimental phase. [...]

21 07, 2016

So How Will Drone Deliveries Work Exactly?

July 21st, 2016|Article|

At times, you may have noticed a bird-like mechanical object flying through the air named “the drone”. Its main purpose used to be to capture panoramic videos of the surrounding environment. However, thanks to evolving technological applications, a new innovative robotic delivery system has emerged using it as a model. Ukraine’s postal service is preparing [...]

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