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    Understanding the inner workings of innovation methods

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 06/07/2017

    » Have you ever wondered what an innovation process method is? And what it's good for? And how it works? Today, let's answer these questions.

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    Forecasting the future of innovation in Asia

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 17/09/2015

    » Two weeks ago, I invested time and money in my own professional development. Sohail Inayatullah, one of the world's foremost futurists, was invited by the Change Initiative to run a Futures Foresight workshop in Bangkok. He introduced a set of simple but powerful forecasting questions. How do they play out if a group of innovation experts applies them to forecast the future of innovation in Asia in 2035?

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    How to better deal with conflicts at work

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 14/09/2017

    » Picture all the people at work with whom you regularly come into contact. If you're like most people, your colleagues fall into one of four categories: cool, okay, at times irritating, or really annoying.

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    How do you prefer to think, Work, Interact and live? (Part 1)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 05/12/2013

    » Wouldn't it be great if you understood what made everyone on your team tick _ including yourself? I've been working on a people-oriented innovation profiling system that I call TIPS. It's based on my observation that people orient themselves towards one or two of these four preferences: Theories and knowledge (T); Ideas (I); People (P); and Systems and processes (S).

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    Avoiding innovation traps (Part 2)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 28/03/2013

    » Two weeks ago, this column discussed five of the 10 most common thinking traps that people encounter while innovating. These traps include common cognitive biases (making systematic errors in judgement, knowledge, and reasoning), information-processing shortcuts, and non-compliance with best practices in systematic thinking. For good results, you must avoid these traps while working on an innovation project. Here are five more traps that await you when developing and evaluating ideas, and when acting on those ideas.

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    Navigating the brainiac brawniac scheduling conflict

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 04/08/2012

    » In my previous column, I discussed categorising people as ``brainiacs'', who like abstract conceptual thinking, and ``brawniacs'', who like getting things done. Good managers are typically brawniacs, as they are good at the nuts and bolts of business and produce short-term results.

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    When wild works: Creative lessons from the olympics

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 16/08/2012

    » The London 2012 Summer Olympics have come to an end, capped by a musical closing ceremony. But it's not the closing ceremony that I want to talk about, nor even the sports, but the opening ceremony, and in particular the contrast between the one in London and the one in Beijing in 2008. This comparison will offer insights into how creativity and innovation work.

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