Cities, citizens and technologies: what makes social innovation intelligent?

The recurring theme of human centricity has gained traction towards the end of our latest loop. Although it has remained among the values and tools developed through our think l@b since very early posts of this blog, the technological developments scoped by this community have outlined another dimension of customer-centricity in the recent months. There… Read More Cities, citizens and technologies: what makes social innovation intelligent?

Do you want to build human values for innovation? There is a plan for that.

A few days ago, we initiated our new Round of innovation analyses with an open question which was discussed by experts on our networks: “how can we build human values for innovation?” I have taken the challenge to answer this question by using the tools developed in our management report “Diversity as a success story“, and… Read More Do you want to build human values for innovation? There is a plan for that.

How do you manage your costs of uniformity?

The recent talks driven by experts on the necessity to revive creativity and multiplicity of ideas for a more sensible innovation has nicely outlined an approach that is critical to this blog: understanding the limits of uniformity and seeking to address them for more innovation. Our management report, “Diversity as a success story“, outlines a… Read More How do you manage your costs of uniformity?

“By humans, for humans”

I started working at a time when we did not have “data” to make decisions, we called them “statistics”. And we’d partially build them ourselves (we called them: “internal estimates”). We didn’t have “communities” either, or not as they exist and interact today on social media. We called them “segments” and we had lengthy presentations to understand… Read More “By humans, for humans”

Empowering new generations

Hackathon, serious games, agility and pragmatic knowledge, society explores all possible ways to better engage with younger generation. This first part of Innotrends on generational changes for innovation looks into the driving trends emerging with connected generations. Education The idea generation is much younger than we think. Is it the technological environment, or the social freedom to speak-up,… Read More Empowering new generations