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...
How to Develop Creativity and Innovation: Dedicate One Day

How to Develop Creativity and Innovation: Dedicate One Day

World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) April 15 – 21 and World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 (WCID) advocates solving problems in new ways an annual event. The overall purpose is to free up, encourage and remind people to use their creativity...
How to Generate Innovative Ideas

How to Generate Innovative Ideas

How to Generate Innovative Ideas: Guest post by Helen Cahen When I work with a team on the question of how to generate innovative ideas, I often ask team members, “Are you creative?” Depending upon the group, I usually get between one and four hands raised. I once...
Acknowledging Inconvenient Truths

Acknowledging Inconvenient Truths

Guest post by Dr. Brett Richards, Founder and President of Connective Intelligence, and author of Grow Through Disruption: Breakthrough Mindsets to Innovate, Change and Win with the O.G.I. The goal of organizations and the goals of innovation are most often the same...
How to Become an Innovative Company

How to Become an Innovative Company

How to become an innovative company is all about powering people to innovate. By situating your organization on the innovation map, equipping your team with the creativity and innovation skills they need, and giving them real-world practice on solving a problem for...