collaboration

Reframing Innovation Strategy

Innovation “strategy” is no longer king. In today’s business world, uncertainty is virtually inescapable. It goes without saying that without risk, there can be no innovation. Today’s climate requires that business leaders and innovation champions reframe how they approach innovation.

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What Dancing Can Teach Us about Innovation

Inspired by fantastic examples of innovation, I decided to contribute my fair share to the list. As a competing amateur ballroom dancer, I’d like to argue that dancing too can teach us about innovation. To prove my point, I’ll share with you a some wisdom that I’ve learned from my dancing teacher.

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For Innovation: Culture Trumps Office Design

Innovation Labs, either accelerators or corporate bunkers, are now becoming commonplace. As a result, workspace design is booming. Workplace design exerts a powerful force on behavior, but what is its direct influence to innovation? Beyond the initial jolt of excitement it effects on employees, we don’t actually know what happens to office employees after such re-designs?

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modelH update: Key Partners

modelH is a co-creation forum dedicated to building an open source business model canvas for the US healthcare system. Our recent project sprint on Key Partners led to some enlightening conclusions on how to develop successful key partnerships. This update will bring you up to speed on what the modelH community has been doing recently, what we'll be addressing in next week's blog, and how you can get involved.

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Need Help Innovating? Ask for it!

One of the tasks a moderator of an innovation social network needs to concern themselves with is how to put different people together to facilitate the collaborative process. Sometimes those with shared interests find each other serendipitously. Other times the moderator needs to make the introduction. Ultimately the person most responsible for the selection of their collaborator is the person seeking help.

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