Be Ambitious with those Service Robots!

Gaby Odekerken-Schröder, Professor of Customer-Centric Service Science, explains what added value service robots can bring to the workplace. It is not a question of whether we will start working with robots, but how we can get everybody prepared.

Which is More Creative, the Arts or the Sciences?

At UMIO Prime, we have shared research insights on the need for ‘higher’ cognitive skills as core competencies for the changing 21st century labour market. But, what is the nature of creativity, and does it differ across disciplines?

Increasing Employee Creativity

Research among adults shows that new and original ideas are often seen as difficult to implement. As a result, people tend to choose ideas that are more obvious when they think they also have to implement them.

Crisis Innovation Guide: Ready to Act?

What do we learn from COVID-19? This is an excellent moment to start thinking not only about how to make our organisations more responsive to change, but also how to make them regenerative by investing in a culture of innovation.

Crisis Innovation Guide: Organisation and Ecosystem

Successful innovation in times of crisis doesn’t only require a good look at your products and processes. It’s also about being able to see the bigger picture. How does the organisation function and which ecosystem is it part of?

Crisis Innovation Guide: Product and Process

Before you get to the innovation drawing board, it is essential that you gain a thorough understanding of the exact challenges and opportunities that your organisation is facing. We provide guidelines on how to innovate your product and process.

Crisis Innovation Guide: Survival Mode

The shock of the coronavirus has triggered a survival mode in many companies, yet a crisis like this facilitates rather than inhibits innovation. It creates a climate of opportunity that true innovators have been waiting for.

Crisis Innovation Guide: The New Normal

While uncertain times like these can be unnerving, they also offer opportunities to those who dare to innovate. Successful companies will be the ones that take immediate action and adapt their business models to the 'new normal'.

Family Businesses in Times of Crisis

Do family businesses have greater resilience in times of crisis than non-family businesses? And why is that? Dr Anita Van Gils looked at existing research into these questions, which was primarily carried out after the previous crisis in 2008.

Female Entrepreneurship: The Way Forward

We delve into the paradigm shift caused by the rise in female leadership and female entrepreneurship. We show differences between male and female business leaders, and we illustrate how both can be combined to improve leadership practices.