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From Global to Local: Aligning SDGs with your Business Goals

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A sustainable focus for 2019 The Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an action taken by the United Nations and the world to address global challenges related to poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice. The 17 SDGs are all interconnected, and, as a global initiative, it’s up to local businesses to drive change. Every initiative counts and every …

The Importance of Celebrating Success

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When an organisation develops an innovation strategy, it must communicate it clearly across the entire organisation, commit to practicing innovation and make it safe to innovate. Generating, collating, analysing and implementing ideas successfully – as part of a wider innovation strategy, calls for celebration and recognition of your triumph in innovation. Why is it so important to celebrate success?

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The 7 Worst – And Most Common – Mistakes in Idea Management

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We’ve helped companies completely transform themselves through idea management, but for many businesses it’s still a new concept, and a hard thing to get right. Idea management is the process of generating, collating, analysing and implementing ideas that solve real business problems, as part of a wider innovation strategy. These ideas are essential for driving growth, securing a foothold in …

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Six ways to improve innovation through culture change

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Based on the Innov8rs webinar on the same topic where Nicola Darke, Customer Success Director at Wazoku, Tim Westall, Co-Founder of April Strategy, and Hans Gillior, Founder of the Goodwind Company, each shared two ways to improve innovation through culture change. You’ve been assigned the grand task of transforming a business and don’t know where to start? Don’t panic. We’ve worked with …

Award-Winning Innovation in Scandinavia, Powered by Wazoku

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Last week saw the completion of two major innovation initiatives in Copenhagen: The Upcycle Challenge and Copenhagen Fintech Week. Both programmes embraced open innovation – powered by Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight.  The first to crowdsource ideas from the general public to revolutionise the sustainability of the construction industry and the latter to engage the most exciting startups in Copenhagen to pitch …

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The innovation spectrum and where to start

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Innovation is not one specific thing, it is a spectrum. It can start with small, incremental changes and expand to radical innovation, creating brand new solutions or disrupting an entire industry. What sits in the middle of the spectrum is customer-centric innovation or what we have termed ‘Differentiated innovation’. Incremental Did you do something better today than you did yesterday? …

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5 steps to engaging 7,000 customers in innovation

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If someone asked you how they could make your life easier, wouldn’t you tell them? You probably wouldn’t hesitate. This is, in essence, customer-centric or differentiated innovation. Why customers? Not only do you get instant insight into what your consumers want and need, which helps you create a competitive advantage; as a by-product, you also get your customers’ buy-in before …

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10 Steps from idea generation to implementation

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Every successfully implemented idea/product is a result of a long and painstakingly supervised innovation process. While principles and methods of idea development are universal for all industries, there is no strict rule regarding the steps from idea generation to implementation. Here is a list of 10 steps that follow the idea management process from idea generation to implementation. 1. Idea …