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Intrapreneurship Training & Characteristics of Intrapreneurs

Intrapreneur Definition & Meaning Intrapreneurship is a newer concept to define. Here is what it being an intrapreneur means to us. Characteristics of an Intrapreneur An intrapreneur is someone who acts and thinks like an entrepreneur but who works in an organization and for their organization rather than owning their own organization. An intrapreneur is…

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A practical application of the Unified Innovation Methodology to new product development or business problem solving

This article about applying the Unified Innovation Methodology is written by guest author Jenny Sankovsky. Summary When you are given a business problem or you are looking for ways to develop and launch a new product or service and don’t know where to start, review the innovation methodology developed by iVia to learn how this…

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Innovation Conferences for 2017

Are you an organizational leader, innovator, design thinker, or entrepreneur looking to connect with others and see the latest trends at an innovative conference this year? Here are 20 innovation conferences we’ve found that seem to happen every year that may be helpful for those focused on innovation, design thinking, lean startup, new technology applications,…

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11 Things I Learned Building an Innovation Program

This innovation program article is written by guest author Eric Potter. “The key is to embrace disruption and change early. Don’t react to it decades later. You can’t fight innovation.” – Ryan Kavanaugh Taking the plunge into setting up an innovation lab seems like a no brainer for our brethren in the technology space and…

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5 Questions Innovators Should Ask in 2017

This article is written by invited guest author Jolie Huang. Over the course of 2016, I interviewed several innovation pioneers to find out the most important questions that every innovator should ask in 2017. Since “innovation” has become an overused buzzword, organizations are putting more attention into forward-thinking strategic planning. Yet, as the pace of…

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Design Thinking Training Workshops

Get started with design thinking! Learn the basics in our design thinking training workshop, and start on your own innovation project step-by-step. Create and validate an innovation for and with your clients, customers or users. Use some of the most effective tools and techniques to design your concepts. About Design Thinking Training Interested in learning more…

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Don’t forget to sweat the SMALL stuff.

This article is written by invited guest author Mike McDowell. When it comes to innovation, the biggest is not necessarily the best, especially when it comes to ideas. Over the course of my professional life, I’ve spent large chunks of time invested in pursuing both large scale, disruptive innovations along with extremely small scale, sustaining…

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User Experience: 6 Expert Success Tips

This user experience success tips article is written by guest UX author Eric Olive. Introduction In 5 Tips For Overcoming Resistance to User Experience, we explained how to begin building an in-house culture centered around customer engagement and inject a user-centered mindset into your organization’s culture. In this piece, we present six expert tips for…

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Utilizing Performance Improvement (LEAN/SixSigma) and Human Centered Design to Improve the Healthcare System from the Patient Perspective

The healthcare ecosphere is rapidly evolving with hospitals and health systems trying to keep up. Reimbursements are dropping, value based care is becoming a reality, and consumer (i.e. patient) expectations of services have risen and evolved over the last several years. Given these and other challenges, it is no wonder healthcare leaders are turning to…

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Healthcare Innovation Resources

View my favorite healthcare innovation slideshares to help you learn quickly and visually through clicking through well designed presentations. Identify trends for transformation in healthcare, and see new technologies you may be able to apply to innovate in healthcare. There are many problems seeking solutions and opportunities for new ideas in healthcare. A strategic focus…

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