Teamwork and Organizational Innovation: The Moderating Role of the HRM Context

This study examines whether staff groups which are organized in teams are better at organizational innovation than staff groups who aren’t. Moreover, it examines whether human resource management (HRM) systems, which can be of facilitating or constraining nature, enhance the teamwork and therefore innovation outcomes. 18 to 45 organizations from the UK manufacturing sector have been researched. Results suggest that the more widespread the use of teamwork in organizations, the [&hellip

The world of Patents in Europe (Infographic)

Did you know for example that there were 265.690 European Patent Filings in 2013 but only 66.712 were granted? Did you know that your invention will be protected in up to 40 European countries based on 1 single application? James Sherwin from SOR Solicitors, a Dublin-based law firm, created an infographic about European Patents. This infographic is published with permission of James Sherwin

10 reasons why you should think twice before starting a start-up.

This week, two different articles were posted indepently from each other, but both strongly related. The first article posted 5 reasons not to start a business and the other one gave us 5 reasons for startups to go bankrupt. What you should think about before starting a startup: If you don’t understand business basics, don’t start a startup. If you don’t have industry experience or knowledge, don’t start a startup. [&hellip

4 ways in which ideas management helps innovation flourish

Ideas management could, according to this article, support the innovation process in four ways: It helps organisations to capture, evaluate and progress proposals It provides a democratic environment to determine the best ideas and to show a willingness to consider all ideas It helps to increase genuine cross-organization transformation It helps in creating a corporate shared view on key activities It may be an advertorial, but at least it provides [&hellip

The future of planes: one huge artificial window

The Center for Process Innovation in the UK has released a video that shows the ‘plane of the future’… without windows to decrease weight and CO2 emmission and to increase comfort. A beautiful example of Open Innovation where Aerospace Engineering meets Consumer Electronics meets Sustainability. Read full article: The future of planes: one huge artificial window

Brilliant Management Advice From Google’s Eric Schmidt on How Google Works

This week, Eric Schmidt posted a presentation on Slideshare about Innovation Management at Google. It highlights the role of innovation culture, creativity, talent and more key elements that every organization that thinks about managing innovation should start with. Read full article: Brilliant Management Advice From Google’s Eric Schmidt on How Google Works

Constraints that Help or Hinder Creative Performance: A Motivational Approach

The proposed framework predicts the effects of working under two distinct types of constraints (those that limit vs. channel cognitive resources) depending on people’s motivational orientation (approach vs. avoidance). The main predictions are that constraints that limit cognitive resources undermine performance more under avoidance than under approach motivation, and that constraints that channel cognitive resources facilitate creativity under avoidance but not under approach motivation. While some of the predictions within [&hellip

Emotions as Constraining and Facilitating Factors for Creativity: Companionate Love and Anger

This article indicates that the effects of anger on organizational innovation involve behavioural and cognitive facets. The behavioural effects of anger lead employees to criticize imperfection, correct errors, propose ideas boldly and take spontaneous actions. These behaviours are advantageous for asserting and evaluating ideas. The cognitive effect of anger enhances creativity and increases cognitive fluency. However, anger can cause distractions at work and hurt relationships and co-operation among co-workers. In [&hellip

Ten Faces of Innovation in an Infographic

This time, we’ll put Kelley’s Ten Faces of Innovation in the spotlight. First published in 2005, but still growing in popularity, this work focuses on the different roles people can adopt in innovation teams. I’ve created an infographic that is inspired by the work of Kelley. The Ten Faces of Innovation are:– The Anthropologist– The Experimenter– The Cross-Pollinator– The Hurdler– The Collaborator– The Director– The Experience Architect– The Set Designer– [&hellip

Barroso about boosting innovation in the European Union

viEUws just published an exclusive video interview in which José Manuel Barroso, the outgoing President of the European Commission, talks about what needs to be done to boost innovation, competitiveness and business in the European Union. Barroso discusses the benefits of TTIP (the EU-United States trade deal) for Europe, identifies measures to improve access to credit for SMEs as well as ways to boost Europe’s skills & innovation, including the [&hellip

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