IFS is a company that encourages and promotes creativity and innovation. The more brains that are involved the greater the creativity, so by sharing ideas and inspiration creativity flourishes. Learn more about why IFS values creativity and innovation.

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Example of Smart Innovation

Innovation is often about finding effective and cost efficient solutions. The”Littre of Light” project in the Philippines brings indoor light…

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How to Generate 60 Innovations in 2 Hours

I don’t know if you’re familiar with Dragon’s Den, a reality television series featuring entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to secure investment finance from a panel of venture capitalists. We used that concept at our R&D event last week—and the result was 60 ideas in 2 hours. Do you want to know how?

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Innovation in an Organization on the Move

In this edition of “Leaders Insight” I met with Heino Westdijk, Service Director at Damen Shipyards. This is what Heino had to say about how to boost creativity and innovation within an organization that is constantly on the move – a mobile workforce.

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Attention Addiction Helps in the Creativity Process

Every now and then I update my Facebook status. Afterwards I can see myself falling into the trap of measuring my personal success based on the number of comments or “Likes” my post received. Sound familiar? This incentive of getting people’s attention is a very powerful tool to use in a creative process. It can make wonders.

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Employees are Good – Customers are Great!

Great innovations doesn’t necessarily translate into large investments. More importantly is a clever design that exactly solves a certain problem. That’s why the creativity process needs knowledge and inspiration from your customers and stakeholders. The problem however is to get the information from the customer of exactly how they work and what their challenges are. You normally don’t get such information in a conference room with a Danish pastry and a cup of coffee. You have to look elsewhere.

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Will your business survive without innovation?

Creative performances results in more innovation – and innovation increases a company’s competitiveness long term. Ask yourself – will I or my company be more creative in the future than we are today, and if so, how will it happen? Researchers have identified four dimensions as the distinguishing signs of creativity, to understand the intrinsic qualities of creative performances.

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