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The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Platforms, Q1 2020

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Forrester Reveals The 13 Most Significant providers in Innovation Management “Wazoku has a differentiating vision for idea sharing and innovation collaboration.” Wazoku featured as one of the 13 Most Significant providers in Innovation Management in  “The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Platforms, Q1 2020”. In February 2020, Forrester published the 2020 Forrest Wave, a review of the global Innovation Management sector. …

Driving COVID-19 employee engagement with idea management

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Communication and engagement with employees are an essential part of business at any time. The benefits of an engaged workforce include improved employee retention and loyalty, a happier and more motivated workforce and better general well-being. Most observers feel that employee engagement is a key pillar of the future of work. Perceptions of what exactly is meant by ‘the future …

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Keep Calm and Create: A rallying cry to solve the world’s biggest challenges

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We’re living through unprecedented times as the COVID-19 pandemic takes grip, rearranging our day-to-day lives at breathtaking speed. The world is an uncertain place right now – with many of us now part of the coronavirus-enforced experiment in working exclusively from home. For some, this newfound status is a shock, with many of us still adjusting to the new normal, …

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COVID-19: Solving challenges and leading through change

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There’s no doubt the coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, is causing mass disruption around the world. The outbreak is a human tragedy – the likes of which is a cause for great concern. It’s also having a growing impact on the global economy, forcing businesses to rethink their workforce strategies, putting health and safety first. These are …

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Why you need to co-create to get ahead

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If I asked you to assess the knowledge and skills of the people you work with, would you say your company boasts the smartest workforce in the world? Even if it’s a resounding yes, and you’re blessed with the most talented employees, do you think they’re organised and mobilised to solve your most complex business problems – both now and …

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How to thrive in the age of disruption

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Ah, the age of disruption! The future of work! The fourth industrial revolution! Futurists and thought leaders have been talking about this for some time. The world of work is changing – on a technological, political and social-cultural scale. Powerful new forms of technology are increasing our rates of productivity capability; demanding new skillsets in the process. How can we …

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Open Innovation vs Crowdsourcing vs Co-creation

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Various principles and concepts are used for managing research and innovation. You are probably familiar with these buzzwords: crowdsourcing, open innovation and a more recent one, co-creation. Organisations are gradually moving away from traditional work models; they are becoming a lot bolder and more inclusive in their approaches to innovation. As an innovation and idea management company we have witnessed …

Design thinking for innovation

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Design thinking has become a popular topic for discussion; with industry leaders like IBM and GE embracing and embedding design thinking in their organisations, other organisations are inevitably taking note. Why do it? Design thinking is first and foremost people-centred, deriving products and services to meet a genuine need. This is why the term human-centric design has become so prominent. …

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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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Culture for innovation – It’s all about leadership

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Implementing open innovation requires a shift in the mindset and a change in culture. It requires individuals to share their knowledge and to be open to external ideas. This means that innovation success lies mainly in creating a culture to support it. Here at Wazoku, we do believe that corporate culture is the only true competitive advantage. But, to be …