Igniting Innovation: Tips, Sparks and Ideas for Acting on Innovation

Innovation & Employee Engagement: Lessons from a Chief Innovator

Posted by Maggie Nichols on Nov 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 I was recently interviewed by my friend, Justin Zawaly, COO  of TalMetrix about innovation & employee engagement...as Justin states, "One of the outcomes of an engaged culture is innovation. Innovation doesn’t just happen, or at least it cannot be sustained, unless both the employer and employee are thriving. Innovation becomes part of organizations culture and must be measured and monitored like anything else to ensure the creative vision is being nurtured."

Check out our interview below:


What does the term ‘innovation’ really mean?

Something that’s meaningfully unique. Unique in that it’s uncommon, unexpected, a wow or dramatically different than any other option. Meaningful in that it makes sense in your customer’s life. It improves something. It adds value.

Interestingly, so many of us over complicate this term. Others oversimplify. But in every case there’s something that holds true in everyone’s definition in a company - and that’s that they’re all different! One of the most common sources of misalignment on innovation is a common definition of innovation. And if I don’t know what we “count” as innovation, then how can I hope to know when I’m working towards it.

Why don’t more companies innovate?

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Topics: innovation, Leading Innovation, culture change, Innovation Culture, leadership

How to Organize Your Company for Innovation Success

Posted by Maggie Slovonic Pfeifer on Jul 28, 2015 3:02:00 PM

Here is a simple three step process - when it comes to organizing innovation project success:

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Topics: innovation, Leading Innovation, culture change

THE Metric for an Innovation Culture

Posted by Greg Lemmon on Jul 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

PEOPLE Engagement: The primary driver of culture change within an organization or division is education in the new mindset. The foundation of the new mindset is training and tools.

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Topics: innovation, culture change, Innovation Culture

Welcome to the first blog from the Eureka! Ranch and Innovation Engineering Institute team.  Here you will find a diverse group of innovators dedicated to changing the world by transforming innovation from a random gamble to a reliable system that delivers increased innovation speed and decreased risk.

 



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