Your company strives to innovate and differentiate, but do you have a sneaking suspicion that your buyers see less and less meaningful differentiation between your offer and that of your competitors? This experience is becoming increasingly common as competitors replicate...
Google’s five keys to a successful team Collaborative teams do much of the work at organizations everywhere, so a research team from Google’s People Analytics group set out to determine what makes for an effective team at Google. And it...
“Instead of searching the world broadly, we are all kind of searching only in this little sphere,” Terwiesch says. “In innovation, variance is your friend. You want wacky stuff because you can afford to reject it if you don’t like...
Networked devices engaged in machine to machine conversations can optimize what to do, when to do it, and by how much, but do we trust them to ever ask: “why are we doing this in the first place?” Why are we...
Acording to by Katharine Schwab, innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code. IDEO’s “Creative Difference” survey assesses an organization’s innovativeness, helping teams find tangible ways they can improve.  How do you...
  70 executives recently took part in a highly participative IMD Discovery Event to understand the concept of open innovation that is currently creating more choice for consumers than ever before. Businesses that fail to embrace open innovation run the...
Business corporations are perhaps the most influential organizations in society and have long been recognized as important contributors to the common good. Society grants corporations unique privileges in order to harness their great capacities to serve its needs. Yet...
Get ready for big digital transformation 3.2 billion people are now online, and they are already spending more time there than watching TV. They are making and watching videos about products they like – and tweeting vigorously about customer service that...
To build your capabilities and cast a wider net for ideas, you must figure out which of the three types of innovation strategies you already have — and design your R&D approach accordingly.   Finding and developing good ideas is what...
According to professor Carlos Cordon, at IMD, companies such as Adidas and Amazon rewrite the rules on supply chain management with Supply Chain 4.0 The supply chain is no longer just about efficiency, working capital reduction and inventory management. It's about...
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