Exploration and discussion concerning improvement and innovation in today's organizations.
In today’s highly competitive and global economy both 'improvement' and 'innovation' are essential for businesses to remain competitive. Generally, improvement aims for high and sustainable performance in existing business areas through continual and incremental gains, while innovation aims for breakthrough resulting in stepwise gains. In the past they were seen as mutually dependent and approached through the various 'silo' functional areas of organizations. Through benchmarking of best practices in use today there is strong evidence to support integrating improvement and innovation to achieve a coherent and powerful approach to sustainable business practices. Look for upcoming post to explore the dilemmas often faced in pursuing improvement and innovation concurrently and to sharing the benefits of successfully integrating them together.
Systemic Innovation Conference
Deadline for submitting papers for the Systemic Innovation Conference is approaching. The next Systematic Innovation conference will take place in San Jose, California, USA on July 16~18. We'd like to remind you of the due date of ICSI paper abstract and GCSI project registration will be
March 15, 2014. If you'd like to know more information, please visit the website or see the enclosed: http://www.systematic-innovation.org/icsi/icsi2014/
***Authors of Selected papers of ICSI/GCSI will be invited to submit full paper for review and potential publication in either Computers & Industrial Engineering journal (SCI indexed with high impact factor) or the International Journal of Systematic Innovation.
***GCSI is the world only exhibition/competition in the areas of TRIZ and Systematic innovation which not only value results but also the process to generate the innovation. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your innovation capabilities to the world. Multiple Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze medal awards with award up to USD 3,000 and certificates will be awarded to outstanding projects. Total awards of USD 8000 will be available.
***First 50 paid international registrants will be offered a one-day free pre-conference scenic tour of Silicon Valley. Optional Technical Tour will be available to early international registrants until all spots are filled.
For the International Conference of Systematic Innovation, please see http://www.systematic-innovation.org/icsi/icsi2014/cfp.php
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