“We’d love to innovate, but we just don’t have the resources – everyone’s just too busy on more important projects”…. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve recently heard this from both clients and prospects that I’ve been put in front of in the last few months. There’s a general impression that Innovation…

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In speaking to many clients who are embracing collaborative innovation whole-heartedly, I frequently get clients who mention that they want to allow participants to take part in the evaluation process too. A natural desire in reality – especially in the age of open software development, crowd-sourcing, and other collaborative efforts going on in the world…

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I just spent the day at a client today who’s trying to make a grassroots innovation program work. Specifically, they’re trying to build up an innovation capacity ‘under the radar’ – choosing to drive their internal program without specific knowledge of, or support from, the very top of the company. However – best practice is…

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If you’ve been following me online on Twitter or elsewhere, you’ve probably heard me mention the concept of “Social Teams” more than a few times recently. It is, in my mind, a powerful idea that has the ability to change the way companies and individuals view online collaboration efforts – with the potential to achieve…

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I recently did a presentation to a large nationwide insurance company around “the state of innovation” today. it was an interesting opportunity to reflect upon some of the major changes that I’ve been noticing going on over the last year. As this was a pretty senior audience, it was no surprise that one of the…

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