How to Facilitate Effective Meetings

How to Facilitate Effective Meetings

In this blog post we examine various aspects of how to facilitate effective meetings. It’s a topic clients ask us about a lot.  But why? Why Worry about Effective Meetings? Given trends around the future of work and an increasing need for innovation in...
What Kind of Organizational Culture Supports Innovation?

What Kind of Organizational Culture Supports Innovation?

The kind of organizational culture that supports innovation is a “culture of innovation.” What are the defining features of a culture of innovation? At BridgePoint Effect we define it as: An environment that has the agility to respond to change and provides the...
How to Bring Innovation to a Company

How to Bring Innovation to a Company

The question of how to bring innovation to a company is certainly something I spent a lot of time exploring in 2018. With our partner FourSight, we sponsored the Innov8rs Conference for intrapreneurs, conducted global research to answer the question “who are the...
Answering the Challenge of How to Measure Innovation

Answering the Challenge of How to Measure Innovation

In this article I focus on firm-level metrics, that is, how organizations measure innovation. If you’re interested in how to measure innovation at the country level, please see our blog about the Global Innovation Index. In a business world accustomed to having easy...
Innovators: Here’s What We Know About You (So Far)

Innovators: Here’s What We Know About You (So Far)

This article was originally published on the Innov8rs blog, October 14, 2018. The research focused on in this article will be released at the Innov8rs Miami conference, February 20-21, 2019. What makes an innovator an innovator? Why is it that some people just can’t...
How to Be an Innovator: Four Actions You Can Take Now

How to Be an Innovator: Four Actions You Can Take Now

A common misconception about innovation is that it’s all about technology; it’s not.  So, if your job doesn’t have you occupied with developing or implementing the latest and greatest in bleeding edge technology, or if you’re in a job that’s operational in nature, you...
How to Facilitate a Meeting

How to Facilitate a Meeting

In the spirit of Hallowe’en, we’re poking fun at scary meetings. As an extra treat, we’re sharing some tricks of the trade on how to facilitate a meeting that drives greater value from the time you ask people to spend in meetings.  Here’s to hoping that the pointless...
How to Be Innovative at Work

How to Be Innovative at Work

As an adult educator and organizational development/change consultant with a Master’s of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership, I’m fascinated by how people in organizations learn to be more innovative. Indeed, much of my work over the past twenty years has...
Why Is Innovation Important for Society?

Why Is Innovation Important for Society?

This Thanksgiving, I’m travelling to work on an innovation project with the Israeli government. (For readers outside of Canada, Thanksgiving Day is the first Monday of October.) As I’m landing in Tel Aviv, the Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes and...
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...