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An always-on idea flow for improvements and feedback to optimise existing initiatives, enhance current products and services and identify areas for time and cost savings.
 
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What’s the ROI of an idea management platform? Can you put a figure on it?
No matter your team or department, at some point I bet you’ve been asked to provide the return-on-investment (ROI) of
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The innovation spectrum
The innovation spectrum and where to start
Innovation is not one specific thing, it is a spectrum. It can start with small, incremental changes and expand to
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5 steps to engaging 7,000 customers in innovation
If someone asked you how they could make your life easier, wouldn’t you tell them? You probably wouldn’t hesitate. This
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10 steps from idea generation to implementation
10 Steps from idea generation to implementation
Every successfully implemented idea/product is a result of a long and painstakingly supervised innovation process. While principles and methods of
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Innovation in the era of the 100-year life
What would you do if you suddenly found out that you will live 30 years longer? Would you get excited
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School of innovation – the role of mentoring in innovation
A blog based on the ‘School of innovation’ webinar co-hosted by ideasUK and Wazoku When leadership says ‘Go, innovate!’ everyone
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localgov.co.uk: Crowdsourcing for ideas
Generating new ideas is challenging business, particularly for large organisations with well established ways of doing things. But it doesn’t
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Coaching as an enabler to innovation
What is coaching, if not an enabler to innovation? Tim Urban writes for the very quirky and informative Wait But
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SSCL story
The SSCL story – Employee engagement, from conception to completion
SSCL, a joint venture between the Cabinet Office and Sopra Steria, aims to deliver £1 billion of savings to the
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technology-driven innovation
The Fidelity story – technology-driven innovation
The Challenge Fidelity International (Fidelity), one of the UK’s largest investment fund managers, initially started collaborative innovation with Step Change,
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open innovation
Open Innovation vs Crowdsourcing vs Co-creation
Various principles and concepts are used for managing research and innovation. You are probably familiar with these buzzwords: crowdsourcing, open
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Leveraging the Crowd
In this post we are going to look at one of the first stages of a successful innovation programme – Leveraging the
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