Monthly Archives: July 2012

Innovation Management is an Oxymoron

Jugaad innovation, also known as frugal innovation, is the flexible mindset that embraces the idea of doing more with less.  Most prevalent in the developing markets of China and India, Jugaad innovation is becoming more and more popular in the West, where economic conditions are forcing companies to find more affordable solutions to the problems […]

A new approach to frugal innovation

In today’s difficult economy, organizations cannot rely on the expensive R&D projects they have used for the last few decades. The most successful approaches to innovation are more flexible and more frugal, and embrace the idea of “doing more with less.” One such strategy is “Jugaad” innovation. Navi Radjou is the co-author of “Jugaad Innovation: […]

Benchmark your Innovation Maturity level

A major step in setting a direction for innovation is assessing the Current Level of innovation maturity. Imaginatik’s methodology determines the Current Level from several inputs using proprietary tools: a broad employee survey, in-depth interviews with a core senior executive team, occasionally some discussions with Board members, and informal observations by our experienced innovation consultants. […]

Join us at BEI; get 25% off admission

From October 9-11, some of the world’s leading innovation minds will come together in Boston for Back End of Innovation 2012.  During this three-day conference, speakers will delve into systematic approaches that will make sure that innovation isn’t just a one-time flash, but an ongoing, systematic business competency. The Summit day (Oct. 9) will focus […]

Free webinar: Rating innovation maturity

Think your company is innovative? We invite you to come see how it stacks up. In a webinar Wednesday, Aug, 1 at 11 a.m. ET,  we’ll share the provocative insights from Imaginatik’s innovation survey held earlier this year. This survey of Global 1,000 executives from around the world assesses five key aspects of an innovation […]

Benefits of a mature innovation culture

Many organizations know how to innovate. They may possess most of the capabilities required to achieve expectations, or they may not, but they have sufficient innovation instincts and legacies to have attained their current scale and positioning. What we find is much less clear is how they intend to go the next level or two of […]

Managing your audience (Part 2)

You asked all the necessary questions and you know all about your audience.  You have tailored your message to the company culture, its needs, wants, and expectations. You have done everything to prepare for your online collaboration challenge, but you still aren’t getting the results you are looking for.  Why? This week we continue to […]

Managing your audience (Part 1)

When managing an audience in online collaboration challenges, managers and administrators frequently overlook the easy things they can do to improve efficiency and generate better results.  That’s because it’s easy to forget some of the simplest rules of communication and make mistakes that take away from the project’s success. Motivating Your Audience According to Bill […]