Wikipedia defines incommensurable as [Scientific theories] embedded in starkly contrasting conceptual frameworks whose languages do not overlap sufficiently to permit scientists to directly compare the theories or to cite empirical evidence favoring one theory over the other. In other words … 2 smart scientists talking past each other because they think differently. Thomas Kuhn argues […]
It happens all the time. Your CXO attends a conference and hears about a problem in a different domain – one where your organization has little experience. Suddenly you find yourself researching and attending meetings exploring this amazing new opportunity. And your gut is telling you …. this … is … a … bad … idea. I […]
Are you implementing innovation capability programs or designing development programs for future innovation leaders? On this free webinar, we’ll share best practices and things to avoid to ensure you’re creating the right conditions for a program that will deliver lasting results. Don’t miss this chance to help your team deliver innovative solutions to market and […]
In our work helping corporations design and implement innovation strategies, we found a majority of our clients had launched idea crowdsourcing platforms. But as we talked with the people who built and managed these platforms, we learned that many had been launched with great fanfare and quietly forgotten only months later. To help you avoid the same fate, we interviewed dozens of Fortune 500 companies that have launched idea crowdsourcing platforms – some successfully / some not – and created this guide.
You’ve seen the alarming statistics and heard the sad tales of corporation disruption. As a corporate employee, you’d like to help your team avoid the same fate. You’ve told your boss about other companies who have found success using entrepreneurial methods to innovate, but it’s not enough to win time, money or permission. Here are some tips from my successes and failures that I thought I’d share.