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Jouni Halme

Jouni is the sales director of Orchidea Innovations. He helps companies to implement systematic innovation.
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How to kick off suggestion box like a champ

Posted by Jouni Halme on 11/12/18 13:14

Engaging your staff to improve the operations is one of today's hot trends and one way to do it by suggestion box. It is a method widely used in both public sector and companies. Painfully often the activity which was launched years ago has been let to fade. In situations like these the relaunch of suggestion box to staff is needed.

Good planning is the cornerstone of kicking off any activity. Successful kick-off and the benefits of active participation are secured by following these tips. These tips are based on a research conducted by Lappeenranta University of Technology and the best practices of Orchidea Innovations.

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October 2015 Innovation Top 5

Posted by Jouni Halme on 02/11/15 13:12

The Innovative Mindset Your Company Can’t Afford to Lose

by Simone Ahuja in Harvard Business Review

Citizen hackers are individuals with passion to solve problems which are really important for them and their loved ones. Their crowd developed solutions to real life problems can be a threat or an opportunity for corporations. When corporations review cooperation opportunities they should look for 4 key criteria.

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September 2015 Innovation Top 5

Posted by Jouni Halme on 01/10/15 13:16

The Future of Work: Can Innovation Escape the Tyranny of the Hierarchy?

by Scott Cook in Pacific Standard

It is really difficult for ideas to survive the gauntlet of bosses in organizations. However some large companies like Toyota and Google have succeeded creating culture which does not have this problem.

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August 2015 Innovation Top 5

Posted by Jouni Halme on 01/09/15 17:04

Productivity Is Soaring at Top Firms and Sluggish Everywhere Else

by Chiara Criscuolo in Harvard Business Review

OECD study shows that the gap between the globally most productive firms and the rest has been increasing over time, especially in the services sector.

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July 2015 Innovation Top 5

Posted by Jouni Halme on 01/08/15 14:30

In the beginning of each month with put our heads together at Orchidea and select the best content that we encountered during the previous month. Here are the best articles for July 2015.

Exponential Organizations Are The Future Of Global Business And Innovation

by Nabyl Charania in TechCrunch

Traditional organizations are linear and constrained by limited resources. They are more and more challenged by exponential organizations like Uber and Airbnb which are not facing any resource constraint and instead enjoying of resource abundance.

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May 2015 Top 5 Innovation Articles

Posted by Jouni Halme on 02/06/15 15:31

In the beginning of each month with put our heads together at Orchidea to select the best content that we encountered during the previous month. Here are the best articles for May 2015.

Design Thinking: a Tested Method for Creating Breakthrough Innovation

by Michael Graber in Innovation Excellence

Breakthrough innovation make major traction in the market by solving problems people didn’t know they have. The formal innovation process to address these problems is called design thinking.

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11 Innovation Best Practices from BCG, strategy& and PwC

Posted by Jouni Halme on 02/06/15 13:48

You want to reinvent the world, but you do not know where to start? No worries, leading consulting companies spend big bucks to find out the silver bullets for you. Here is the 11 innovation management best practice list which is based on the latest research from Boston Consulting Group, strategy& and PwC.

1. Capture Customer Insights Directly from the Customers

According to strategy& strong focus on capturing customer insights directly from customers had strong impact on financial results. Companies which capture insights directly from customers had three times the growth in operating income and twice the return on assets of industry peers that captured customer insights indirectly, as well as 65 percent higher total shareholder returns (strategy&, 2014).

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Topics: Innovation Process, Best Practise

April 2015 Top 5 Innovation Articles

Posted by Jouni Halme on 05/05/15 16:44

In the beginning of each month with put our heads together at Orchidea to select the best content that we encountered during the previous month. Here are the best articles for April 2015.

In Praise of Efficient Price Gouging

by James Surowiecki in MIT Technology Review

Uber’s most important innovation is its "surge pricing" mechanism. However it has not been unreservedly welcomed by its customers, even though it works in their advantage.

How to Influence and Maintain a Culture of Innovation

by Vala Afshar in The Huffington Post

7 tips on how to create a culture of innovation by Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States Federal Government.

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March 2015 Top 5 Innovation Articles

Posted by Jouni Halme on 15/04/15 12:33

In the beginning of each month with put our heads together at Orchidea to select the best innovation content that we encountered during the previous month. Here are the best articles for March 2015.

Here’s why patents are innovation’s worst enemy

by Vivek Wadhwa in The Washington Post

Patents have become the greatest inhibitor to innovation and are holding back innovation. They create disincentives to innovate and slow down innovators by allowing technology laggards and extortionists to sue them.

Getting to “Yes” for Corporate Innovation

by Steve Blank in steveblank.com

How to recognize and remove the roadblocks with "Get to Yes" program.

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6 Reasons to Focus on Ideas Instead of Inventions

Posted by Jouni Halme on 23/03/15 11:35

Many of the clients I meet are struggling to collect enough ideas in the fuzzy front end of their innovation process. At the same time in many organization the only way to submit an idea to the organization is by submitting invention disclosure report. This is very counterproductive from the point of view of innovation.

 Do you want to know why?

1) The Bar is Raised Unnecessarily

It is widely accepted truth that in innovation quantity leads to quality. If the only way for the employees to submit their ideas is inventions, the organization is messaging that they are only looking for something unique or novel. This is again leads to smaller ideas not being submitted which affects idea quantity.

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Topics: Innovation Process, Best Practise, Research & Development

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