How to Develop Innovation Skills

How to Develop Innovation Skills

By Janice Francisco, CEO, Principal Innovation Consultant, Facilitator and Coach, BridgePoint Effect, and Chair and Advisor to the Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Commercialization and Innovation At the end of August, I was invited to Ottawa, Canada to help...
How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

By Janice Francisco, CEO, Principal Innovation Consultant, Facilitator and Coach, BridgePoint Effect Given that innovation is a leading indicator of an organization’s ability to sustain success, it’s understandable why so many organizations are focused on how to...
How to Develop Innovative Ideas

How to Develop Innovative Ideas

By Janice Francisco, CEO, Principal Innovation Consultant, Facilitator and Coach, BridgePoint Effect Funny thing about ideas: within organizations, there seems to be a large interest in asking for ideas and little thought put into how to develop innovative ideas. This...
How to Develop an Innovation Strategy

How to Develop an Innovation Strategy

If your organization is struggling with how to develop an innovation strategy, know that you aren’t alone. Leaders in most organizations typically agree that innovation is a good idea, so they set innovation as a key organizational strategy and then neglect to define...
What Is the Global Innovation Index?

What Is the Global Innovation Index?

This week, on July 10, the 2018 Global Innovation Index was released. You may ask, “What is the Global Innovation Index?” The Global Innovation Index (GII) report is a leading indicator of a country’s ability to innovate, and is based on the premise that innovation is...
Why Innovation Is Necessary

Why Innovation Is Necessary

The Conference Board of Canada defines innovation as a process through which economic or social value is extracted from knowledge—by creating, diffusing, and transforming ideas—to produce new or improved products, services and processes. In short, a key reason as to...
How to Facilitate a Community Meeting

How to Facilitate a Community Meeting

Community meetings are often held to engage community members, hear more voices and get more viewpoints. The question is, how to facilitate a community meeting so that these goals are achieved? What Is a Community? Before we answer that question, let’s step back and...
How to Think Creatively and Innovatively

How to Think Creatively and Innovatively

Guest post by the Innov8rs Team. How to Think Creatively and Innovatively was originally published as The Innovative Team: Recognizing and Developing Your Innovators on the Innov8rs blog. Creativity is in high demand. According to studies done by Adobe and IBM, 94% of...
How to Be a Good Meeting Facilitator

How to Be a Good Meeting Facilitator

When we think about how to be a good meeting facilitator, we often focus on the time that we are in the meeting itself. However, the job of a good meeting facilitator starts well before meeting time and lasts long after it ends. Good meeting facilitators endeavour to...
How to Create Innovative Ideas

How to Create Innovative Ideas

Have you noticed – there’s a lot of interest in having “innovative Ideas” in our workplaces. Many people wonder about how to create innovative ideas, or worry if their ideas are “innovative enough.” What many don’t realize is that creativity is very important to the...