Archive for 'Innovation'
Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by Brian Romansky.
Earlier this month I gave a presentation on employee innovation at the PDMA’s 35th Product Innovation Management Global Conference. I described how at Pitney Bowes we have engaged many of our 33,000 employees in solving some of the most important challenges and opportunities facing our business. Rather than cover the mechanics of our [...]
Posted on 19. Jan, 2011 by Bernie Gracy.
“The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.”
- Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point)
About 10 years ago, Malcolm Gladwell published his thesis that ideas “spread just like viruses do.” The Tipping Point is predicated on people, content (the idea), and context (situational environment).
Posted on 06. Jan, 2011 by John Schloff.
Did you catch the headline in The Wall Street Journal yesterday? It was a masterpiece of simplicity: “Digital or Die.”
For the past 18 months, I have been immersed in a project to help Pitney Bowes create something completely digital, and completely new. Today, I experienced real joy as we announced this new service to the [...]
If two heads are better than one, imagine what hundreds or even thousands of heads can come up with.
Posted on 29. Nov, 2010 by Allison Dahl.
The importance of innovation in business has companies such as Pitney Bowes, AT&T and Cisco developing some very innovative ways to come up with ideas. A recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek article, “Workers of the World, Innovate,” describes how Pitney Bowes uses an online collaboration software program, IdeaNet, to solicit suggestions from employees on a key customer [...]
Posted on 13. Oct, 2010 by Hal Hopson.
People often confuse innovation with creativity. This is unfortunate, because many of the people who are critical to a successful innovation process don’t consider themselves to be particularly creative. If these people aren’t engaged in innovation activities then the entire innovation program suffers. By acknowledging the different skill sets required for innovation, companies are [...]
Posted on 27. Sep, 2010 by Hal Hopson.
I’m off to Boston this week to participate in a panel discussion on Innovation at Aberdeen’s Leadership in Product Development Summit. One of the topics for discussion is whether companies should focus on innovation during an economic downturn. It can be very tempting for companies to “batten down the hatches” and minimize innovation expenses which [...]
Posted on 30. Jul, 2010 by Jay Bourland.
At first, we developed our business intelligence solutions primarily to provide data quality, analysis and location intelligence software and systems to help companies strengthen their customer relationships through better business decisions. It wasn’t until later that we realized business intelligence is also street smarts. That’s why more and more police departments around the world have [...]