There seems to have been a lot of discussion around the innovation blogs recently about who is allowed to innovate; tapping into the creativity of everybody; allowing people to run with their ideas; and making sure that idea selection doesn’t just happen at the top of the business. The implication is that the originators of the idea should “own” the idea and be the right people to champion them.
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Following the provocative article written by BrainJuicer's Chief Juicer, John Kearon, "The Death of Innovation?", John interviews Kevin McFarthing of Innovation Fixer to explore the challenges big companies face in the delivery of new categories and disruptive innovation.
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Accenture recently published a report on Managing Trust for High Performance. The essence of the report is that trust can be directly related to corporate performance, and that losing trust with customers and other stakeholders is one of the surest ways to destroy value. Trust can also be measured and managed.
As each year goes by it gets tougher to buy Christmas presents as you have to search harder for something original and at the same time desired. There is a strong parallel with Open Innovation (OI). You need to look harder and in new places to find new things. That’s where the concept of Directed Serendipity comes in. It simply means that to get lucky you need to be looking in the right places.