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Case: Danfoss and Man on the Moon

Danfoss Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon is an annual business plan competition involving each and every employee in Danfoss. The mission is radical innovation, which Danfoss has realized is most likely to happen when you collect internal knowledge and experience across business units and national borders. The key element of the Man on the Moon competition is matching a great idea with a team of people with the right competencies to bring the idea to life.

Every year the result at Danfoss is striking: radical business ideas are developed and several products have already been launched as a result of the competition.

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IDENTIFY YOUR SCOPE WITH LEVERAGE POINTS

System thinking is not a new discipline – throughout time it has been widely discussed. However it is still an interesting way of thinking – especially in the field of management but definitely also in front-end innovation. The whole idea about system thinking is a holistic approach to analysis, whereby everything is considered as part of a larger system. It is a way of understanding structures, forces and connections that shape the behaviour of systems, which obviously can be a great source for development and improvement. System thinking has been applied in many research areas – medical, environmental, political, economic etc. – and you might be able to benefit from key elements of this way of thinking as well!

But how so? The first thing that pops into mind is the question of the combination of the two words “system” and “innovation”. Could and should those worlds be connected?

Work with idea

So you want to have more creative ideas?

…and I think we all do! In the previous post about creativity, we discussed a few of the creative processes that occur in the brain. Now to the best part of this discussion: studies have shown, that you can indeed increase your creative thinking with minor change in your everyday life. Hooray! I have found a few ways that can help you think outside the box and develop new and bright ideas based on an increased level of creativity. Read on to learn more!

 

Challenge Your Routines Once in a While

Yes, it sounds obvious but nevertheless we have a tendency to do things repeatedly in the same procedure we are used to. Think about it: what did you eat for breakfast today? And yesterday? And I bet you drive the exact same route to work every morning?

By expanding your experiences and turning your daily routines once in a while it will actually move

Magnificent Developer Wanted

Nosco is looking for a magnificent developer. You will be part of our small development team mainly doing backend development and some system administration. You should enjoy working with customers since you will be the lead on a big, secret and exiting client project.

Interested? Read more here: http://nos.co/job

 

Nosco featured in Forrester Innovation Wave

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We are very proud to announce that Nosco is among the select few companies that Forrester invited to participate in its Forrester Wave report, The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Tools, Q3 2013: The 14 Providers That Matter Most and How They Stack Up.

The selection of the evaluated vendors in the Wave is based on criteria such as sustained presence in the innovation tool market, notable growth in clients, revenue and employees between 2009 and 2012, and the proven ability to serve large enterprise clients across the globe.

By being featured in the innovation Wave, Nosco (and Nosco App) is identified as one of the top vendors in the innovation management platform market, and we are obviously very honored by this recognition.

Forrester is a global research and advisory firm ranked 80th on Forbes America’s 200 Best Small Companies (October 2008) and named one of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies by Fortune Small Business (2007).