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Do you have to be a start-up to be a disruptor?

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When we think of disruptors, we think about bold new start-ups like Netflix or Airbnb. Can established corporations be disruptive, too? It is possible to achieve what these disruptive organisations have? Yes – as long as they are clear in their mission. As Richard Branson said, “Disruption is not about advertising for your brand; it’s about where you want your …

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How we cultivate sustainability and help our customers do the same

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At Wazoku the tools and processes we recommend to our customers when generating ideas or solving business challenges are the same we adopt internally. Balbu, is what we’ve branded our own idea management platform instance in our organisation. We use Balbu to run internal competitions, test and develop product features and improve operational and business processes to name a few.

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Engaging your community to future-proof your organisation

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Engagement is a current hot topic and one of the solutions that’s being presented to organisations that want to be innovative. Engaging employees is great and can yield results, but it’s come to a point where organisations have to expand their communities to include external members. There are other stakeholders in an organisation’s sphere that will also have interesting things …

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Surviving change: how law firms can innovate

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According to statistics divulged by the profession’s regulator, the number of practising solicitors in England continues to grow. Surprisingly, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in December 2009, there were nearly 112,600 practising solicitors, a figure that climbed to nearly 135,000 as of April this year. This was an increase of about 20% and in less than 10 …

An inside / outside view on the UK Referendum and Innovation

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With the June In/Out, or as we are now being psychologically led ‘Remain/Leave,’ UK referendum vote moving closer, I thought it warranted an exploration of the potential impact of the referendum outcome through an innovation lens. I would like to state that there is no political objective or bias intended with this post. However, it is important to discuss the …

(Series 2/8) How Innovative Is Your Business?

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Psychologists charge a huge fee to tell you that the first step towards change is awareness.  This is as true for businesses as it is for individuals that want to succeed. If you want to stand out from your competition, are you prepared to take a good look at your business and assess how innovative your business culture is? Everyday …

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On change resistance

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Change is inevitable but not always welcome. New and disruptive businesses are constantly entering the market and causing havoc As a recent example you have Uber vs Taxis – Uber has faced protests from traditional cabbies and taxi companies, to the point that their licence to operate has been withdrawn by several city administrations around the world. The reality is …