I am not joking when I say that, pre-pandemic, the most common practice to provide support for innovation teams was to have a conversation over a cup of coffee. Checking in once every 2-3 months to ask how things are going certainly makes work fun. However, it is not a very scalable approach. It is […]
How do you go about building your team for your innovation project? What kind of people should you ask to join you when you start out? The answer is simple, look for people who share your passion for the topic or problem. That should be the most important criteria. First, because at the start, you […]
Are your innovation projects taking too long and is the return on investment of your innovation efforts too meager? We have designed a solution to keep early-stage innovation projects on track, so that you can check out a maximum number of opportunities with limited resources and quickly identify the most promising innovation projects to pursue.
In a recent survey, we had anonymous respondents write comments in the line of “innovation training does not work”. I wondered what they meant, besides not getting the results from innovation training that they expected. Is innovation training a waste of time?
Recently prof. Antoinette de Bont became full professor at the Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Part of the Dutch tradition is to give an ‘Oratie’ – a lecture to define your agenda and field of research as full professor at the University.
Employees are the most precious resource in law firms, engineering firms, hospitals and all other professional service organizations. Professionals are paid well, and value their paycheck. Yet, just paying your employees well is not sufficient to keep them happy. As study after study has shown, employees who feel valued perform better and stick around longer. […]
New service development is a team sport. How do you convene a winning team of professionals, when everyone is busy with their own work and lives? How to create a new service team that has the ability to develop the service and create a new revenue stream?
Are some teams smarter than others? Have you also taken part in teams that are completely dysfunctional? Do you perhaps also had the fortune of working in a very effective team? What makes the difference?