Culture blog

Teaming innovation
A new fluid and agile team paradigm is emerging in the 21st century is compelling groups and teams to work more like an improvisational jazz ensemble rather than as a conducted static orchestra. This is because work frequently occurs now...
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Cultivating Innovation Agility
In a Forbes article, “What Innovation is, and isn’t” by Rob Preston, from Oracle, suggested that consumers are suffering a bout of “innovation fatigue.” He presented data from communications firm, Ketchums’ new Innovation Kernel study, which attempted to figure out...
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Fear of failure, what drives it & how to deal with it?
In the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report more than 206,000 individuals were surveyed across 73 economies and 3936 national experts on entrepreneurship from 73 economies participated in the survey. GEM participant economies represent 72.4% of the world’s population and 90%...
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Dancing with Disruption
In the Executive Summary of the 2014 Front End of Innovation Conference, produced by the Institute for International Research, the author introduces us to the notion of dancing with disruption by welcoming us to the report with this statement; “Welcome...
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Innovation and shifting corporate consciousness
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In a recent Fast Company article ‘Why Millennials Don’t Want to Buy Stuff’ the author states that “Humanity is experiencing an evolution in consciousness. We are starting to think differently about what it means to ‘own’ something.” Suggesting that technology...
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People’s resistance to change and innovation
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I recently shared a very deep and meaningful conversation with a very accomplished US based Russian trained TRIZ practitioner - TRIZ involves working with the “theory of inventive problem solving.” As many of you are also aware, at ImagineNation™ our...
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5 key innovation imperatives
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Language and culture are inseparable in that what we say influences what we think, what we feel and what we believe. This is reinforced at the corporate level in a recent HBR blog, by Kevin Allen, “How language shapes your...
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Innovation culture – where the spirit of innovation flourishes
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I have been wondering for some time, how to perceive the unprecedented levels of global volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) as opportunities and catalysts for radical changes. Towards creating an innovation culture, where the spirit of innovation flourishes. Some...
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