Which type of development projects to pursue?

Not all innovation efforts pay off equally. Which type of development projects to pursue? Which offer most value to your clients and the highest return on investment for the organization?

Creating a Truly Memorable Law Firm Retreat

Whether you are planning the next retreat, or just have completed one, it is worth taking a moment and also consider what will happen after the retreat. What came out of all the great plans and promises made at the previous one? Anything memorable?

Professional Service Innovation | Dos and donts

Innovation Management Dos and Don’ts

There are many names for the Innovation Management function in professional service firms. It can be identified as new business development or quality improvement, or hidden in the marketing department. How to make sure the innovation function—whatever it is called—enables innovation to thrive in your organization?

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Innovating Innovation Management

Innovation to keep up with the changes in technology is an imperative in nearly every industry nowadays. However, in spite of all the experience and expertise developed with regard to innovation and new product development in the past 30 to 50 years, most innovation projects still fail. Time to change how we innovate…

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Annual National Forum

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) held its 26th annual forum. A wonderful venue to learn how to achieve better health, better healthcare at lower costs. The speakers and exhibits showed in numerous ways how this triple aim can be realized.

10 Innovation Management Dilemmas for Law Firms

For senior management of law firms, 10 innovation management dilemmas. Do you know how to address each of these dilemmas? We are giving hints, but some answers lead to more questions. Addressing these dilemmas will help you building a great and innovative law firm.

Organizing for Innovation

In this Organizing4Innovation Webinar, Floortje Blindenbach-Driessen, PhD, explains in 30 minutes what it takes to manage innovation in professional service organizations. She points out why organizing for innovation is important, what it entails and how it can be achieved.

Establishing Legal Innovation: From Club to Hub to Center

Although new business development is as important for law firms as it is for any manufacturing firm, manufacturing firms have dedicated unit to develop new products and services, whereas law firms do not. How to organize for innovation in a legal firm?

Innovating in Collaboration

How convenient would it be to have someone else innovate on your behalf? You point out the issue that needs to be resolved or improved, and someone else will do the work and come up with a new product, service that will do exactly what you asked for. Then you only have to …, well what parts of the process would you still have to do?


Does innovation happen like magic? No, innovation takes a lot of hard work. However, according to Stefan Thomke, professor at the Harvard Business School, innovation and magic have more in common than you think.