Board of Innovation http://www.boardofinnovation.com WE MAKE CORPORATES INNOVATE LIKE STARTUPS Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:49:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 9 Indicators That Prove That Your Corporate Innovation Program is Failing http://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/05/29/9-indicators-that-prove-your-innovation-program-is-failing/ Mon, 29 May 2017 10:15:11 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13535 Most of the Corporate Innovation Programs don’t reach a breakeven. On the basis of our experience with corporate clients, we collected 9 indicators that signal that something is going wrong + 13 clear actions to take! Have you ever heard these sentences yourself? If yes, use them as a wake-up call to improve or reframe your Corporate Innovation Program. Btw, ... Read More

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Interview: Winning tactics to assess your talent development program http://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/05/23/talent-development-program/ Tue, 23 May 2017 12:39:06 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13493 Board of Innovation and ING Belgium have worked together for the past four years in a middle management booster program aimed at elevating management’s skills in a cross-disciplinary environment. I’ve interviewed Tamara, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at ING and lead of this project, to give us some insights into the selection and assessment process of this program. Where did the need ... Read More

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The 9 biggest challenges for corporates to implement lean startup http://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/04/24/9-biggest-challenges-corporates-implement-lean-startup/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:45:33 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13477 This post is written for innovation managers & corporate lean startup coaches. For basic descriptions of the terms MVP or intrapreneurship, look elsewhere. Here are the 9 biggest challenges for corporates to implement lean startup and 23 great best practices to tackle them: Organizations designed to maximize efficiency 1. Product Dev/Engineers have no direct contact with clients. Sales and customer ... Read More

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33 Tips to Make the Perfect Innovation Pitch http://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/03/30/33-tips-make-perfect-innovation-pitch/ Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:37:01 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13309 Prepare upfront by looking into these key presentation tips and level up your skills for a successful pitch. Don’t forget that this is just as important as the content you are presenting! Whether or not you’ll achieve the desired outcome, can be affected by the way the handle your presentation. We’ll cover three different topics that affect your pitch: Storytelling & ... Read More

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Generate better business ideas with these 10 triggers & innovation examples http://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/03/09/generate-better-business-ideas-10-triggers-innovation-examples/ Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:47:13 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13222 For some, it’s really hard to generate a lot of ideas. To help you and your team we’ve listed +10 ways to find better business ideas. For every category, we’ve added a couple of examples. Whether you’re working at a fast-paced Hackathon or an in-depth Innovation Accelerator you will always need inspiration to level up your business concepts! The following 50 slides will ... Read More

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Looking for new innovation podcasts to try? Here are 13 great picks. http://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/03/08/innovation-podcasts-to-try/ Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:52:39 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13203 Nowadays, in order to keep track on what’s going on in the world, people go for what’s more convenient and cheap as well as for everything that can be a timesaver. That’s exactly why podcasts are a great way to easily learn new skills and keep yourself updated with all the news. Most people listen on their way to work, wich ... Read More

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‘Design Thinking’ as explained by our team http://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/03/06/design-thinking-explained/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:01:43 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13038 It’s no secret that in today’s uncertain environment more and more industries (not just businesses) are on the verge of breaking down and in need of serious make-overs. It has become a matter of life or death for corporates to create and execute new ideas. This challenging environment demands solutions that go beyond the basic features of products and services. It is up ... Read More

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Innovation Reality Check: Are you building a ‘Field of Dreams’? http://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/01/31/innovation-reality-check-are-you-building-a-field-of-dreams/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:01:32 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=12999 As we all know, pursuing innovation is an incredibly fraught and risky process that frequently lays waste to vast amounts of time, effort, money and talent and only rewards the lucky few who seem to have ‘the right stuff,’ what ever this may be. They also tend to be in the right place at the right time to profit from ... Read More

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3 Top-notch Tips for Loyalty http://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/01/13/3-top-notch-tips-loyalty/ Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:58:20 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=12975 Loyalty programs relevancy is being challenged by a new generation of millennials who expect brands not just to deliver great products and services, but also to offer them experiences that fit their individual identities as well as being able to share with their peers. Here are my 2 cents for making your brand addictive:   1. Bring value to you ... Read More

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8 Fluffy Buzzwords you should NEVER use in your corporate innovation brainstorm http://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/01/06/8-buzzwords-you-should-never-use/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:31:35 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=12944 As an innovation consultant at Board of Innovation, I’ve guided my share Ideation sessions by now. The results that come out of these sessions can be astounding. Quirky twists of the brain turned into tangible and valuable ideas. Rule #1 of course being: don’t judge ideas in the creativity phase. (No need to tell you this, there’s plenty of literature ... Read More

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