A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Category: Creativity


Accounting as mediator between creativity and control

Approximate reading time: 3-4 min. How to avoid control does not hinder creativity in businesses? What is the role of accounting for control and creativity? Two researchers have investigated accounting’s role as a mediating instrument between the tensions of creativity and control within the price competitive…

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To attract creative employees

Approximate reading time: 3-4 min. Performance-based compensation contracts can affect productivity both by motivating effort and by attracting workers whose abilities align best with the offered contracts. Using an experiment in which participants design “rebus puzzles,” one study tested whether the incremental benefits of contract…

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Creative tension in the innovation process

Approximate reading time: 4-5 min.  The degree to which a firm needs creativity and discipline, the elements of creative tension, depends on the speed with which the industry changes. Some degree of freedom and flexibility is essential for productive innovation teams. Still, management is faced…

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Relation to new ideas

Approximate reading time: 2-4 min. A user of our idea management system told us about the relation to new ideas, hatching them whenever needed, and the importance of planning for good ideas. Planning for ideas to come may sound a little contradictory compared to hatching ideas…

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How do you pitch your idea?

Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes. All ideas mean change and change can be perceived as difficult or dangerous. Therefore, it is important that you can pitch your idea in a good way. Given that your idea is good and implemented, someone will change somewhere. Sometimes…

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