As Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence, not a day (or sleepless night) goes by without questioning myself — Are we adding to the global dialogue in ways that are relevant, meaningful, educational, exploratory? In other words, are we doing our job?
On August 1, 2011, Innovation Excellence launched a global platform, inviting innovation practitioners and others to join the conversation about innovation in the workplace inside their organizations, businesses, non-profits, and government agencies.
The intent and promise of innovationexcellence.com is to shift innovation conversations from theory to practice, compartmental to collaborative…from something ‘others did’ to something more of us will do.
We built Innovation Excellence on the belief that innovation is not an idea. Innovation is a profession. We’ve tasked ourselves with learning, practicing, and collectively inventing the future of innovation.
We partnered with IXL Center, Global Innovation Management Institute, Hult Prize, Disruptor Foundation, Business Innovation Factory, Innovation Enterprise, and hundreds of contributors who’ve shared articles, books, presentations, videos, infographics, white papers and more. We’ve engaged new partners, sponsors, collaborators and communities, participated in conferences, summits, webinars, and launched a Global Innovation Certification Program, and started an Innovation Cities Tour.
Today our platform brings together hundreds of thousands of innovation practitioners.
Our top readership comes from the U.S., China, France, Germany and Great Britain, and participation from 170 countries is expanding weekly. In a survey early on, our readers told us that they prefer Innovation Excellence to HBR, Fast Company and other publications.
We credit this growth to the fact that innovation is mainstreaming, and to the quality of our contributors who focus on exploring and sharing what they’ve discovered as innovators about Innovation Excellence in the workplace.
Call To Action
On any given day, our small editorial team is faced with up to 80 pending articles from our members and twice that in drafts. Innovation Excellence has published 7,154 articles and as an editorial team, we’d like to believe that each one offers something new to our community.
Here is where I pause. Can we do better? Can we push our collective limits and answer: Are we delivering better content and resisting internet rehash? Are we raising the bar?
This is our Call To Action — to ourselves and to you.
Thank you for contributing as much as you have, for participating more, for caring about strong content, and for continuing to raise the bar!
The Innovation Excellence team
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Mari Anixter is the Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence. Based in Boston, she serves as digital editor, director of community, and content manager for the global Innovation Excellence community. Please follow @mari_IX and @IXchat