Winners of the Lex Mundi T4 Challenge 2022

Lex Mundi and Organizing4Innovation launched their strategic partnership with the Lex Mundi T4 Challenge and are excited to announce the winners of this challenge. The winners The Lex Mundi T4 Challenge 2022 saw an incredible amount of interest from Lex Mundi member firms and some truly unique and innovative applications. The winning teams have not […]

How to stand out?

How to stand out in 2022

Given the pandemic and all the changes that are happening, how can you stand out in 2022? Many people would wish to have a particular magic bullet they can hire, purchase, or even acquire to make them heroes for clients and colleagues at work. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. To stand out as an individual, […]

Bringing rigor to the innovation process

Bringing simplicity and rigor to the innovation process

Familiar challenges? Below is a list of a few challenges innovation managers frequently mention when coming to us. For their innovation and tech efforts, they wonder how to: Prioritize projects among the many opportunities  Secure resources for these proactive/internal projects Get buy-in for the implementation All of these challenges are symptoms of the same problem. […]

Setting innovation teams up for success

Setting innovation teams up for success

How do you make sure that all of your innovation projects deliver valuable outcomes? How do you set innovation teams up for success? It has been the main motivator to develop our online T4 program. Dr. Floor Blindenbach knew it could be done. Once the online program was developed, we then needed teams to prove […]

Law 2030 podcast with Dr. Floor Blindenbach-Driessen

Law 2030 podcast

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Future of the Profession Initiative featured Dr. Floor Blindenbach in their Law 2030 podcast. This podcast focuses on the many changes afoot in the legal profession and implications for lawyers, law students, clients, and leaders across the industry. The Law 2030 podcast was started in 2021 and brings […]

law firm innovation management white paper

Law firm innovation management

Law firm innovation management is becoming a must, giving the increased frequency and importance of innovation. Wondering how other law firms are managing their innovation efforts? Are you interested in reading about the best-practices law firms of all sizes use? Then download our white paper titled “Innovation Management in Law Firms”. The findings in this […]

Supporting innovative ideas

Supporting innovative ideas

“We don’t put any bureaucratic tape around ideas”, “We give people the opportunity to take action”, “Anyone can bring up any idea in their BU or practice group”, sound like best practices for innovation to thrive. However, from our 20 years of research and experience, we know that is not how organizations should go about […]

innovation myths

5 Innovation management myths

For some, the term innovation management is an oxymoron. In reality, innovation management is a domain that ensures that the best ideas and innovation projects make it to practice in an effective and cost-efficient manner. As a result, innovation management is surrounded by a lot of myths. In the blog below I debunk five of […]

Efficiency kills innovation

Efficiency kills innovation

Efficiency kills innovation. Efficient markets, efficient companies, and efficient employees are good for many things, but not for innovation. Efficiency is created by scaling, standardizing, and routinizing labor. While each of these efforts in itself can be an innovation effort, the relentless focus on efficiency will in the end kill society’s, organizations, and employee’s ability to […]

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Prioritizing in uncertain times

Don’t let uncertainty blur your outlook on the future. Bring clarity and focus, so you can stay productive and move ahead with confidence Want to take action, demonstrate your leadership, and come strong out of this crisis with creative solutions? Do you find it difficult to make choices, because there is still so much uncertainty? […]

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Fighting spreadsheet managers

Recently I received a cry for help. “How can I fight the spreadsheet managers in my organization? They are killing our innovation efforts!”.  So how do you win the battle for funding with these spreadsheet managers? One thing is for sure, if you play by their rules, innovation will lose out. Instead, try to use […]

The outlook for 2020: Bringing discipline to the innovation process

What is the innovation outlook for 2020? I expect it to be bringing discipline to the innovation process. I foresee that organizations will take a serious look at their strategic plans, technology wishlists, and budgets, and realize that they need more discipline in their innovation process to obtain the desired results and to reduce the […]