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Award Winners Announced at the Prince’s Trust

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Last month The Prince’s Trust celebrated their first internal Innovation Awards. Colleagues submitted just under 100 nominations recognising one another for the amazing ideas they had collaborated on and developed since July 2018. Bringing innovation to the forefront The Princes Trust, a UK charity whose aim is to help disadvantaged young people get their lives on track, has undergone a …

Successful companies nurture original, innovative thinking

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Unless organisations harness the talents of their entire team, they put themselves at risk of delayed growth and difficulty in sustaining longevity. What better time to think about women in business than following the last two months in which we have seen not only three awards events in the UK that celebrate the ‘power’ of women, but also the widely …

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How Can I Be Innovative, I’m No Genius!

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The task of innovation is often left to those with the term in their job title or those in the C-suite, but the most rewarding form of innovation is found when everyone in an organisation is involved in the innovation process. To be innovative; the art of coming up with transformational new ideas (not just new product designs) that bring value, is the …

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(Series 1/8) Great ideas for Making EveryDay Innovation A Reality

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“Innovation is fostered by information gathered from new connections; from insights gained by journeys into other disciplines or places; from active, collegial networks and fluid, open boundaries.” – Meg Wheatley, Author and Management Consultant Innovation has been at the top of the agenda for businesses but many are still struggling to successfully build a culture of innovation. 85% agreed that …

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How To Measure Innovation Part 2: Decision Making

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Last week we looked at the ideal numbers to track to ensure that the process of sourcing ideas for your idea management platform is as efficient as possible, and to enable you to track its progress effortlessly. This week, we look towards the next stage of development, Decisioning. The Decisioning stage is crucial in developing great ideas for your company; …

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What can Wolverine teach us about engaging the crowd in creativity & innovation?

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It seems that movie Hugh Jackman is helping Hollywood wake-up to the wonders of engaging the crowd to generate creative ideas. A series of tweets he posted yesterday suggest that he’s crowdsourcing ideas from fans for the final Wolverine film. His first tweet alone received 11 thousand responses! Given it’s the fans who will ultimately buy the tickets to make …

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How being sociable can help your business

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It’s no surprise if we say that networking is a great way of expanding one’s business as well as gathering ideas. This is simply because when you meet other people, often times they will have an interest in what you are doing and sometimes, who knows, will have a need for your services or know someone who does. How often …

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Looking for Success

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When thinking about innovation, change and ideas it is important to consider and understand what success means to you, your organisation and the greater good. Simply coming up with ideas and changes that you want to try and implement isn’t enough, but having a good follow through with those, a vision for the direction to take them is equally as …