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How Creativity & Innovation Is Being Used To Improve Society

Creativity and societal problems have not always been closely associated. In the national dialogue, fixing these problems involves a series of concrete steps—steps designed to create concrete processes and repeatable outcomes.

The Driving Forces of Change

Six major forces are driving change in today’s world. Developing a successful innovation program requires that your organization understand and master all of them.

Financial Innovation and its Undeniable Role in Society

Innovation in the area of financial services has undergone increased criticism since the start of the difficulties in international banking. This has fueled a general negative perception of innovation in financial services. In this article Dr. Anne-Laure Mention argues that innovation is not something to be feared as such, actually it is a driver of competitiveness and that the full benefits for society might not yet be visible.

Growth and Stagnation – Similarities Between Ant and Man

Sometimes we find ourselves unwillingly obeying unwritten laws and rules that hinder us from growing our business the way we want to. In this blog, Bengt Järrehult looks at studies done on ant societies and draws different parallels to human organizations. Is stagnation a natural phenomenon after a period of growth?

2019-04-30T08:50:28-07:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Innovation Psychology|Tags: , , , , , |

Building the Blocks of Social Innovation

Social innovation advocates challenge us to make the development and improvement of modern society our primary innovation goal. This week IM spoke with Josef Hochgerner, who created the first Centre for Social Innovation world-wide (1990) and introduced a definition of social innovation which increasingly meets approval among innovation experts. Find out more about his experiences and views on innovation management.

2019-04-30T12:55:07-07:00June 27th, 2011|Categories: Interview|Tags: , , , , |

Social Innovation – a Charity or Business as Usual?

Innovation in today’s business environment is a must. Opportunities for innovation can be a problem to solve, a demand to satisfy, needs to meet. However, increasingly inspiration for innovation does not come only from underserved or emerging markets, but also from the social sector.