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Women innovator

Embracing the Innovator Within: Tips for Businesswomen

By | Posted Jun 20, 2019

Women sometimes hesitate to be innovative, but as leaders or aspiring ones, it’s important to develop this skill to add […]

Meaningful innovation

3 Ways Managers Can Make Innovation Meaningful Again

By | Posted Jun 7, 2019

Business buzzwords tend to be overused, and they are undergoing a robust critique these days. For instance, in André Spicer’s […]

Customer-focused innovation

Close 2 Gaps to Increase Customer-Focused Innovation

By | Posted Apr 2, 2019

Customer focus has always been an important source of business success, but it creates special advantages in today’s environment of […]

Design doing

Design Doing: The Missing Component of Design Thinking

By | Posted Mar 27, 2019

“Design doing” is the process of making business better by applying and sticking to the principles of design thinking. Action […]

Design thinking

The Essential Factors of Design Thinking

By | Posted Mar 4, 2019

If your organization is like most, you’re probably under pressure to have higher output and generate more value, with less […]

Creative abilities

Getting Creative at Work: It’s Not Just for the Select Few

By | Posted Feb 15, 2019

Are your team members reining in their own creative abilities? In a society that views creators with reverence, people may […]

Design thinking

Design Thinking: Empathy Tops Data in Understanding Customer Behavior

By | Posted Dec 28, 2018 | 1 Comment

We marvel at the pace of technological advancement these days. Managers would be mistaken, however, to underestimate the continued power […]

Creative thinking

Stimulate Creative Thinking to Make Innovation a Reality

By | Posted Oct 30, 2018 | 5 Comments

While innovation has always been the purview of R&D, an increasing number of companies expect professionals in all roles and […]

Design thinking

Helping Senior Business Leaders Embrace Design Thinking

By | Posted Oct 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

Traditional, linear business processes do not set us up to be successful in a future that is difficult to predict. […]

Creativity and innovation

Don’t Let These Obstacles Prevent Creativity and Innovation at Work

By | Posted Oct 5, 2018 | 3 Comments

Creativity is the key to ideating—coming up with new ideas—and stimulating creativity is a key to innovating. Stimulating creativity to […]

Design thinking

Design Thinking: It’s Not Just Empathic Design

By | Posted Oct 3, 2018

Design thinking methodology has recently gained considerable popularity, partly because of its foundation in empathic design and ability to uncover […]

Customer-centric innovation

Drive Down Costs with More Customer-Centric Innovation

By | Posted Sep 27, 2018 | 3 Comments

When the economy is soaring—and innovation is a priority—talking about cost-cutting can be a real killjoy. No one wants to […]

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