This is a summary of the statistics produced as a result of a survey conducted by Vodafone UK.
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70% of workers believe their company does not reward new ideas, and over half (54%) say they are not formally encouraged to come up with new ideas.79% of the workforce is not offered any financial incentive to innovate.60% of workers are given no time at all to generate ideas.24% of workers say that their ideas simply stay in their he
Innovative leaders who wish to detect larger fields of opportunities should pursue the innovation strategy used by Edison.
Edison kept investigating and studied why things worked the way they did just to explore new ideas, reveals Dr. Paul Israel of Rutgers' University, in New Jersey.
Dr. Israel, who serves as director and editor of the Thomas A. Edison Papers Project, explains how, "Some of Edison's discoveries came from experiments that were meant simply to increase his knowledg
Surf the Web for more than about five minutes and you'll start to recognize a pattern: there are a small number of great sites that do fantastic things... and a very large number of me-too sites that try to make money by doing the exact same thing.
Now I'm not saying there's anything wrong with those me-too sites. I'm all in favor of competition and sometimes a me-too site can offer features that improve on the original. They might make less money than the original but even if they only
Many people often fear innovation. They fail to recognize the key to success is not doing the same old thing over again, but it's trying something new. When you are trying something for the first time, it will seem foreign. Some people may scoff and make fun of you. Don't let that get to you. You'll be the one who makes it to the top!
When something new comes along, people are hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. Fads come and go, so they have the right to feel that way. You d
You probably know the myth of innovation as a sudden flash of insight that comes from nowhere. We read about that "aha" moment, or that light bulb turning on in the mind of some inventor or innovator, and this is true to an extent. Einstein really did get flashes of insight while shaving in the morning. However, he was of course working on the particular problems he had insight into, and he didn't suddenly have ideas for new kitchen gadgets or movie plots.
Einstein's innovations, in oth
"This article was initiated while sitting in the library."
As a LLB student, translator, media liaison officer, freelance columnist for Search Newspaper (Cambodia) and expert author, librarying [the term I just coined, meaning doing research, thoroughly reading in the library] is my must and daily routine. From this librarying, time-wasting and unbeneficial-fatigued socialization committed by the university students have urged me to write this article: A Wasteful Socialization.
Most people think that innovation is always free flowing and if you force the process you destroy creativity. In other words if you stress out over performance and deadlines you cannot remain creative. I completely disagree in that they also say that necessity is the Mother of Invention.
Few would disagree with that very profound statement which keeps getting repeated from politicians to academia; now there is something they can agree on? Now then consider a hardship, catastrophe or war
Do you know how to innovate? Well it is not a secret really it merely takes a little out of the box thinking and therefore let me discuss a little theory and philosophy behind it. You see in most industries everyone is doing everything basically the same way. Why? Well, because it is one way which works and is a process and a known quantity; that is to say you follow these procedures and these should be the results you will get.
Makes sense right? Well sure, yet eventually everyone is r