What we think

Idea Generation

21st December 2017 Posted by: Emily Williams

by Rachael Clay How can you give a boost to the idea generation in your innovation process to open up creative, new and different concepts? Follow three simple principles, and then get creative with ‘different shoes’, ‘random metaphors’ and ‘bad ideas’. Check out this infographic of our tried and tested tools for innovation ideation.

Structuring for Innovation: Setting up your organisation for more systematic innovation

5th December 2017 Posted by: Emily Williams

by Rachael Clay Structures to support innovation vary depending on the strategic intent and ambition of an organisation. Setting up your organisation for more systematic innovation is a journey. As organisations evolve from centralised to decentralised structures for innovation, they may outsource some activities to support their transformation. More mature innovative organisations have distributed responsibilities for innovation. At […]

Innovation Lenses – Take a different perspective

24th November 2017 Posted by: Emily Williams

by Rachael Clay More systematic and effective innovation is desperately needed to deliver sustainable development.  The challenge is to move from doing what you’ve always done, to co-creating what progress could be. Increasingly innovation will demand a focus on local approaches to innovation. We’ve been looking through 3 different lenses to facilitate this – all with […]

Where’s the Ambition to Innovate?

16th November 2017 Posted by: Emily Williams

by Rachael Clay The INGO sector is immature in innovation terms, as demonstrated by the Bond Innovation Audit.  The vision to transform lives, systems and models are compelling organisations to innovate.  But often we’re missing a strategic, systematic approach which is driven by AMBITION.  Organisations need to define their innovation ambition first, then set out the […]