Enhance Productivity and Efficiency with Stephen’s Innovation Insights

Innovation Insights by Stephen Shapiro

innocentive logoFor those of you interested in making internal collaboration a reality within your organization, I am conducting a free webinar in conjunction with InnoCentive, the premier open innovation platform.

Although some of the content will be similar to what I have presented in the past, there will be some new content specific to internal cultural issues. Here’s a brief description:

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Live Webinar: Innovate Your Internal Collaboration

Featuring Innovation Speaker and Author – Stephen Shapiro

September 24, 2013 11:00 AM Eastern | 8:00 AM Pacific | 4:00 PM London

Although many organizations have become enamored with idea management systems, this approach may in fact be killing your innovation efforts. With over twenty years of experience, Stephen Shapiro has discovered that the key to accelerating innovation is to “ask the right challenge, the right way, to the right people.” This three-step process reduces the noise in your innovation systems and helps you focus on what matters most.

In this webinar, you will learn specific strategies for improving your internal collaboration and problem solving capability to generate meaningful results for your organization. Key concepts will include:

  • Innovate where you differentiate . Although it is valuable to have all of your employees involved in the innovation process, it is critical that they be focused on the challenges that provide the greatest opportunity for growth
  • Asking for ideas is a bad idea. Unstructured ideas and suggestions don’t have a “home” and create noise. On the other hand, well-articulated questions, structured as innovation challenges, start with ownership, sponsorship, and necessary resources.
  • Don’t think outside the box; find a better box . Instead of giving your employees a blank slate, provide them with “positive constraints,” proven methods, and incentives that increase creative output and relevance.

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