Whether you know it or not, your organisation is part of a larger ‘business ecosystem’ and its fate is interrelated with the health of every other organisation within. Your culture, innovation, sustainability, and focus on customer experience will dictate whether your organisation thrives or dives, says James Murphy of Engage International.
Family business owners are more innovative than owners of non-family businesses but are restricted by limited financial resources, says Dr Roberto Flören, Professor of Family Business at Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
Written by James Liang, a Stanford-trained economist, demographics expert, and prominent internet entrepreneur, Demographics of Innovation takes a deep, investigative look at the link between economic growth, innovation, vitality and entrepreneurship in an aging population, and provides smart strategy for the future.
To complement our increasingly technology-reliant workplaces, surely successful 21st century organisations must focus on people and meaningful work. James Murphy, founder of Engage International and The Lotus Awards, finds that successful companies work within four pillars, either naturally or by design. The four pillars directly support success and high performance across the workforce, and Murphy considers them to be essential. Read about the four pillars and the applicability of the ‘COLOURS’ model.
From Roman concrete and synthetic fossils, ancient materials are inspiring the creation of innovative systems and devices at Université Paris-Saclay.
Creating a culture that celebrates innovators is vital to the future of business. Organisations should invest in employees’ ideas and reward those who help move everyone forward. MARGINALIA spoke with Professor Véronique Bouchard of emlyon business school, author of ‘Corporate Entrepreneurship’. Bouchard describes how progressive organisations encourage intrapreneurship, and how best to cultivate innovation.
New book outlines what it takes for companies to facilitate internal innovation.
Feedback on new business ideas should be sought outside company walls, research from King’s Business School and the University of Amsterdam has found, but it’s useless without the time to act on it.
New research on crowdfunding carried out by HEC Paris, the University of Technology Sydney, Singapore Management University and INSEAD has revealed that funding efforts are weakened if ideas are deemed to be both novel and useful.
UK CEOs reveal that their organisations are struggling to keep pace with technological advances but see technology disruption as an opportunity rather than a threat, according to KPMG’s CEO Outlook 2017.
Machines are becoming embedded in every area of business, enhancing many operational processes. So what’s going to help people stay relevant at work? According to University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor, Ed Hess, “the quality of the human component of the organisation” is very much needed. MARGINALIA spoke with Hess to discuss his new book, Humility Is the New Smart.
Plexal is a new innovation destination for technology entrepreneurs and global businesses. It’s Europe’s largest, most connected innovation ecosystem – occupying the 68,000 square feet ground floor of Here East, in London.
PA Consulting Group reveals the findings from its latest global innovation survey of 821 business leaders. The study points to a clear pathway for achieving innovation success.
Dave Marvit, Innovation Strategy Consultant at Fujitsu’s Open Innovation Gateway, walks MARGINALIA through the characteristics and opportunities of Infopresence to accelerate innovation. Oblong Industries’ Mezzanine system is enabling new kinds of communications and collaboration inside and outside Fujitsu.
Gloria Lombardi interviews Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies, to explore their newly-released report ‘The Corporate Innovation Imperative’. Owyang describes some of the most popular innovation practices that established corporations adopt to avoid being disrupted by emerging competition.
As the global landscape continues to evolve, one key theme is driving change; urbanization.
‘Sensation seekers’ embrace innovation and make better CEOs, says Jingjing Zhang, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Desautels School of Management, McGill University.
The Royal Academy of Engineering has opened the new Taylor Centre, a space for the Academy’s Enterprise Hub, which supports entrepreneurs, and which is named after one of Britain’s most successful engineers, Dr John C Taylor OBE.
How can organisations adapt to change and help employees to keep learning and developing? Susanne van der Velden created Team up, a digital workplace tool that combines collaboration and e-learning, and knows a thing or two about innovation after her many years of academic studies.