Monthly Archives: June 2012

What is innovation?

At Imaginatik, we live and breathe innovation. We talk about innovation with clients, and we think about it late at night. We even have dreams about innovation. Yet “innovation” is a difficult concept to pin down. Every so often, we stop to ask: what is innovation, really? For us, it’s simple: Innovation is a change, […]

Sustaining the flow of innovation

In a recent article for the Harvard Business Review, “Five Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process,” Rita McGrath says that the number one reason companies “sabotage their own innovation processes without meaning to” is their tendency toward episodic innovation. Too frequently, McGrath says, companies invest time and resources in innovation when they want to expand […]

For innovation, leadership is the trump card

(part 2 / 2) Dr. Bettina von Stamm is the Founder and Catalyst of the Innovation Leadership Forum and a leading expert on innovation management and innovation leadership. For nearly two decades she has been researching, writing, speaking, teaching, and advising on innovation for senior-level decision makers. Recently, Imaginatik had the chance to chat with Bettina about innovation […]

Why context is king for innovation

(part 1 / 2) Dr. Bettina von Stamm is the Founder and Catalyst of the Innovation Leadership Forum and a leading expert on innovation management and innovation leadership. For nearly two decades she has been researching, writing, speaking, teaching, and advising on innovation for senior-level decision makers. Recently, Imaginatik had the chance to chat with […]

What to do with the innovation leftovers

We see ideation challenges generate a lot of high-quality ideas for companies. And we see companies toss the ideas they can’t use. We also see companies save ideas for later – the suggestions or collaborations that may be useful one day but don’t quite fit the problem they’re trying to address now. These “leftovers” have […]