How to Gather Input Quickly from Multiple Stakeholders

The Challenge:  How to gather input quickly from multiple stakeholders Executive leaders representing the aerospace and aviation industry, as well as representatives from government and academia,...

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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?

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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?

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Why Is Innovation Important for Society?

  At Thanksgiving I found myself 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 was...

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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...

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How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

By Janice Francisco, CEO, Principal Innovation Consultant, Facilitator and Coach, BridgePoint Effect

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How to Develop Innovative Ideas

By Janice Francisco, CEO, Principal Innovation Consultant, Facilitator and Coach, BridgePoint Effect

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How to Develop an Innovation Strategy

If your organization is struggling with how to develop an innovation strategy, know that you aren’t alone.

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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...

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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...

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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?

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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.

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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...

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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.”

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