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The HB seat at your innovation table

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 26/09/2022
Who sits at your innovation table? OK, I acknowledge that the answer may vary according to your business sector and size. Hopefully, at least some of the executive team are there, helping to set strategy and vision and sponsor innovation-led transformation. I’m sure you will have one or more innovation leaders or champions sitting in, […]
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Five ways to drive innovation from the centre

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 27/07/2022
Innovation has the potential to thrive in every organisation, no matter how large or small. So why are 55% of businesses not seen as active in innovation? The answer may lie with your middle managers, says Cris Beswick, author and co-founder of OUTCOME. Here’s how you can create the right conditions to enable your people […]
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What does it mean to be a ‘responsible business’?

  • Posted by Hannah Keartland
  • On 07/06/2021
What does ‘responsible business’ or ‘purposeful business’ mean to you? For some it might be about transitioning to a greener energy supply and recycling as much office waste as possible. For others is might be about deprioritising profit as a goal and focusing on achieving a social objective such as helping homeless people get back […]
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The First Step in Improving an Ecosystem

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 13/10/2020
In 1878 Leo Tolstoy released what would become one of his most acclaimed works, the novel Anna Karenina. The book starts with a quote, that over the centuries will transcend disciplines: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Taken literally, the quote is a good reflection on family […]
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Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 28/09/2020
An inclusive and consensual approach to developing bold innovation strategies is needed. Why, you ask? Historically speaking, strategy formulation was an activity reserved for a select group of individuals in an organisation or external consultants.  Starting in the 80’s the strategy development process was professionalised as it evolved from the chief executive’s domain into a […]
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The 9 Mistakes Venture Boards Make

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 31/08/2020
Although in principle everyone agrees that corporations need to get better at mimicking the venture capital world when it comes to taking investment decisions in ventures, in reality this is proving harder to apply.  One of the vehicles corporations created internally to be able to make better and faster decisions with respect to their innovation […]
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Measuring Ethics

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 04/08/2020
Today all industries go through changes, making an understanding of the factors that influence purchase decisions highly important. With every firm attempting to gain a desired share of the market by providing the highest quality products that are readily available at a reasonable price – the competition is fierce. However, in an abundant world where […]
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The Venture Boards

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 16/07/2020
Measuring innovation at product team level is not enough to have an innovation accounting system. Innovation has become an important activity for the survivability and future profitability of a company. Therefore more and more stakeholders are drawn to the process of building the company’s future offerings.  Keeping one group of stakeholders in the dark is […]
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