29 01, 2018

Symptomatic Treatment of Innovation

2018-02-23T16:38:34+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Blog|

There has never been a better time to innovate. Opportunities are plentiful and there is a groundswell of interest from the new generation to try new things. The nature of business today and new tools and technologies have also empowered organizations to much more quickly test out their ideas and refine them with real users. [...]

8 10, 2017

What is ISO for Innovation Management – ISO 50501?

2018-01-08T15:45:08+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Blog|

ISO for Innovation Management, ISO 50501,  will be launched in early 2018. This is an ambitious new standard for ISO to take on considering the often ambiguous nature of innovation metrics and lack of a consensus definition of what innovation even means. Organizations by design need standard operating procedures (SOP) to build reliable systems. But [...]

22 06, 2017

How Can Innovation Management Benefit You?

2018-01-08T15:50:42+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Blog|

Innovation is at the heart of all successful companies. Newer, better, and more creative products are almost always the result of an innovative team and management system. Fostering creativity and productivity through innovative thinking is important, but it can be difficult to do so in a consistent and reliable way. This is where innovation management [...]

17 05, 2017

Obsessed with Your Ratings? The Power of Open Crowdsourcing

2017-05-17T23:02:47+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Blog|

Netflix Black Mirror series  episode “Nosedive” is a perfect depiction of what happens when we take an extreme approach to building a life filled with empty gestures to elicit feedback or criticism. Being obsessed with scores and ratings in of itself is not the solution. Without focus, purpose and context, actions will not yield any [...]

8 05, 2017

How Challenge-Driven Innovation Works

2018-01-08T15:58:05+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Blog|

Organizations have no shortage of general ideas and suggestions on how to improve. For example, “how can we improve customer satisfaction?” or “how to help our employees feel more motivated?” are general questions and challenges every company faces and is already aware of. You don’t need to launch an innovation management campaign that poses general [...]

16 04, 2017

How Self-Driving Ideas Work

2017-04-17T13:34:00+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Blog|

Planbox just introduced the “First AI-Powered Self-Driving Innovation Management Solution” (AIMS). How does this patent pending technology help organizations apply AI to their innovation strategy? In How Self Driving Ideas Work, we describe the self-driving ideas capabilities offered by AIMS. What problems does it solve? Traditional user-driven innovation management requires time consuming and resource intensive data [...]

7 04, 2017

The Best Kept Secrets in Digital Innovation Next Practices

2017-04-07T10:48:42+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Blog|

Going agile has been the mantra of so many companies but what are other digital innovation investments that can be even more impactful? What follows are the Best Kept Secrets in Digital Innovation Next Practices. Many CIOs are guiding companies to adopt an agile approach in all product and service delivery processes. The strategy makes [...]

16 02, 2017

Great-West Life’s Innovation Management Journey

2017-02-16T16:49:26+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Blog|

Great-West Life is a multi-line global financial services company with operations in Europe and North America and a global workforce of about 22,000 employees. Great-West Life embarked on an  Innovation Management Journey and a business transformation initiative to plan, select, and deploy a corporate-wide innovation management system built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Searching [...]

2 02, 2017

Overcome Innovation Adversity with Diversity

2017-02-09T14:47:52+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blog|

Four eyes see better than two but when it comes to overcoming Innovation Adversity you need to keep in mind who is doing the watching. There are two trends looming on medium to large size businesses. First, companies are under a lot of pressure to relentlessly innovate to maintain their competitive advantage. Second, organizations are [...]

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