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How to Increase Employee Engagement and Productivity at Your Business
You’ve probably heard the term ‘Quiet Quitting‘ being thrown around by the media recently. It refers to employees who do the bare minimum required of them and nothing more. It’s an issue that might have been exacerbated by the pandemic and economic uncertainty, but it’s by no means a new phenomenon. Quiet quitters are a classic example of poorly engaged employees. Employee engagement refers to the extent to which a company’s staff are invested in their roles and in the success of the business as a whole. Highly engaged employees, on the other hand, are invested in their work. As

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Striking Gold: The $40m Idea Unearthed Through Crowdsourcing
Hochschild Mining is a leading silver and gold mining company based in Lima, Peru. In business for over a century, the company continues to be run by the Hochschild family to this day. In 2020 alone, it produced almost 10m ounces of silver and...
Idea Generation in Business: Eight Techniques to Supercharge Creativity
Ideas are vital to innovation. They are the seeds from which every innovation grows. When it comes to overseeing an idea management program involving thousands of employees or customers, it is crucial that the process is structured in a way that helps participants to...
Open Innovation vs Closed Innovation: Here’s the Lowdown
“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” Margaret Heffernan – Entrepreneur, CEO and writer Few would disagree with the notion that innovation is driven by the sharing of good ideas. Where open innovation and closed innovation models differ is the question of who should be included in these conversations. Should they be heavily guarded within the walls of your organization? Or is a more collaborative approach more effective? In this article we will run through each approach and weigh up the merits of open innovation vs closed innovation to help you identify the...
Improvement vs Innovation: Which Is Better For your Business?
How much time should you spend improving your existing processes as opposed to innovating new ones? Should you focus on incremental improvements, or go big and try something completely new? There are two types of companies: those who innovate and those who improve. The...
The 7 Seeds of Idea Management Platform Success at Barenbrug Group
In our last blog for Qmarkets we introduced you to the concept of Three Horizons and explained how this methodology can help you create a balanced long-term innovation portfolio. We also touched on why you might need to invest in a system to support...
How to Manage Innovation Exploration With the Support of an Ideation Platform
In this era of change, both small and larger companies are starting to realise that they will not be able to survive if they continue to exploit existing business models without exploring new ones. As such, more and more of these companies are thinking...
Questions & Answers with an Innovation Management Leader from Intel: Viki Almog-Ayzenberg
Last month we hosted a webinar with Viki Almog-Ayzenberg from Intel on the topic of Scaling Innovation Success. This insight-packed session told the story of Intel’s experience implementing a decentralized approach to innovation across various business units at the company. A recording of this...
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5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy
Innovation — a necessary component of any successful business in the modern world. Without it, our companies would fail to grow and evolve with the ever-changing markets that we are serving. Regardless of the industry your business falls in, innovation can keep your team ahead of the trends and competitors and foster stability and consistency within your strategy. Instead of playing catch up, you can become a front-runner and turn your business into a leader within your field. While innovation is pertinent, it is often misunderstood and as a result, many companies fail to reap the benefits of it...
Why Your Innovation Funnel Needs an Overhaul: A Step-by-Step Guide
Traditionally the Innovation funnel is a stage-gate process that organizations use to define their approach to ideation. Businesses that adopt this usually start off by narrowing down their challenges, gathering ideas around them, reviewing said ideas, and then implementing them. However, here at Qmarkets...
What is Innovation in Business and How Can it Build Business Longevity?
You’ve probably heard the term ‘business innovation’ being hailed as a practice to drive business success and to sustain growth during turbulent times – but what does it actually mean? In this blog we’ll endeavour to cut through the noise and give you a...

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