Featured Innovation Articles


How Digital Twins Are Reinventing Innovation

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From faster drug trials to fully “conscious” cities, digital replicas are changing innovation.


Why ‘Autos Plus Tech’ Is the Best Path for Automated Vehicles

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Auto companies or tech companies can’t develop winning mobility offerings on their own.


Making It Easier to Manage and Scale Digital Projects

Using systematic processes to prototype, test, and launch ideas can help you scale agile benefits.


Social Listening Is Revolutionizing New Product Development

Social listening — analyzing what consumers say on social media — can serve as the map for a treasure hunt, allowing companies to tap into rich consumer insights in real time. Social listening is transforming how consumer product companies develop, market, and package their products to gain a competitive advantage — and we’re only just beginning to grasp the possibilities that machine learning advances will catalyze.

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Partner With Entrepreneurs Inside and Out

Partnering with both intrapreneurs and external startups enables companies to accelerate innovation.


Improving the Rhythm of Your Collaboration

Alternating between always-on connectivity and heads-down focus is essential for problem-solving.


Unleashing Innovation With Collaboration Platforms

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Effective leadership of virtual teams matters more than which collaboration platform you choose.


People and Machines: Partners in Innovation

To adopt intelligent technologies, companies need to develop both the right tools and human capital.

The Innovative Team

Spark Team Creativity by Embracing Uncertainty

Focusing on getting the creative process just right can hamper your team’s innovation. Instead, understand your motivation, encourage creative tension, and welcome unexpected contributions to help you foster a creative culture, navigate uncertainty, and embrace the curious and the unknown.

The Art of Balancing Autonomy and Control

The world of hackathons brings the study of balancing high-speed, creative autonomy and administrative control to bear in many interesting ways for managers across different industries.



What Role Will Emerging Tech Play?


Keep An Eye Out for Trouble

How Vigilant Companies Gain an Edge in Turbulent Times

In fast-changing business environments, companies need to stay vigilant and watch for threats from both internal and external sources. The most vigilant companies use systematic approaches to determine where to look for — and how to explore — potential disruptions.

How to Read and Respond to Weak Digital Signals

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In the digital age, the competitive landscape can be transformed in the blink of an eye. Companies can use weak digital signals to help redefine their offerings and the scale and scope of how they compete. Companies that can’t do this in a timely manner put themselves at a competitive disadvantage because they must invest in additional resources to catch up.


What It Means To Be a Tech Company

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WeWork’s free fall has fed a spirited discussion over how we define the business of technology; Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has changed capitalism — and possibly democracy; the sharing economy expands.