Innovation

Management Today keeps track of the trends and technologies set to change the world of business.

How to make imagination a competitive advantage

How to make imagination a competitive advantage

Blue sky creativity isn't just the realm of lone geniuses and small children. It can...

What it takes to make multichannel work

What it takes to make multichannel work

The high street doesn't have to die, but it is full of zombies.

How to get ahead in the fourth industrial revolution

How to get ahead in the fourth industrial revolution

Avoid your goals falling into 'pilot purgatory'.

How simplification built organisational resilience at L’Oréal

How simplification built organisational resilience at L’Oréal

"It was clear to me that we’d overcomplicated our work," says the cosmetics giants health...

What Wickes learned over lockdown

What Wickes learned over lockdown

Quickfire Q&A: Digital levels the playing field, and customers have a mission, not a shopping...

"Making a positive impact brings greater returns than the stock market"

"Making a positive impact brings greater returns than the stock market"

Tickr founder Tom McGillycuddy says targeting ethical and sustainable investments generated growth.

How farmers are really coping with change

How farmers are really coping with change

Robo-tractors, cow psychoanalysis: The world of farmyard innovation

How to compete with Amazon

How to compete with Amazon

Bookshop.org's rapid growth has led to an earlier-than-anticipated UK expansion.

5 CEO tips for horizon scanning

5 CEO tips for horizon scanning

Management Today asked leaders how they keep an eye open for business opportunities - and...

How to go viral on TikTok

How to go viral on TikTok

Little Moons' mochi balls are a social media sensation. Here's what you can learn about...

Margaret Heffernan: “We talk cavalierly about leadership as if everybody with a big title is a leader”

Margaret Heffernan: “We talk cavalierly about leadership as if everybody with a big ...

Part 2: The author and entrepreneur on why CEOs are bad at innovation, 3M and...

How Zara adapted fast fashion to Covid

How Zara adapted fast fashion to Covid

Despite its heavy emphasis on in-store sales and just-in-time supply, the retailer’s flexible business model...

How "low code" is transforming software development

How "low code" is transforming software development

Business costs could plummet as point-and-click platforms become the norm.

How Whitney Wolfe Herd became the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire

How Whitney Wolfe Herd became the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire

Tinder's former marketing boss left the firm to start feminist rival Bumble in 2014.

Ocado, micro-fulfilment & the future of retail

Ocado, micro-fulfilment & the future of retail

Case study: Next day delivery is so 2019. For today's convenience-conscious consumer, minutes count.

WFH works for creativity - but we’re still reopening the office

WFH works for creativity - but we’re still reopening the office

We need to distinguish between creation and crafting In the post-jab world.

How Amazon does data

How Amazon does data

In this mini-extract from our intelligence report A Leader’s Guide to Data Science, we look...

E-commerce is "the future of digital media"

E-commerce is "the future of digital media"

One minute briefing: John Paton, chair of The Independent, on data, digital transformation and why...

Fostering a growth mindset improves innovation

Fostering a growth mindset improves innovation

Research suggests that a willingness to learn new things leads to 'integrative thinking', improving the...

How to spot a bad idea that looks like a good one

How to spot a bad idea that looks like a good one

Behind every flop was someone who thought they were onto a blockbuster.

3 reasons your team isn’t innovating

3 reasons your team isn’t innovating

Your ‘big idea’ cupboard is empty. Here’s how to fix it.

The pandemic is a chance to rethink attitudes to part-time work

The pandemic is a chance to rethink attitudes to part-time work

Nominate star part-timers and companies innovating with flexible working for the Timewise Power List, in...

"We had to deliver 2.5 years work in 6 weeks"

"We had to deliver 2.5 years work in 6 weeks"

Inside lessons from the UK's Ventilator Challenge.

This nursery start-up shows innovation doesn’t have to be hi-tech

This nursery start-up shows innovation doesn’t have to be hi-tech

Briefing: Opportunities can be hidden in plain sight, say Ashwin Grover and Varun Chanrai, founders...

How data deceives

How data deceives

Averages, ratios and indices can easily lead you to false conclusions, says this retail veteran...

Has the job interview had its day?

Has the job interview had its day?

In the age of remote working, workplace traditions are being put under the microscope. Hoxby...

Simon Woodroffe: "I'd throw away your marketing budget"

Simon Woodroffe: "I'd throw away your marketing budget"

Workplace Evolution podcast: The YO! Sushi founder on learning to be bold, innovation killers and...

The simple metric that turned 3M into an innovation powerhouse

The simple metric that turned 3M into an innovation powerhouse

The multifaceted manufacturer's innovation-as-normal culture is by choice, not by chance.

How Michelin banished bureaucracy

How Michelin banished bureaucracy

The tyre maker recognised that you can’t impose autonomy from the top down.

M&S: A case study in falling victim to your own success

M&S: A case study in falling victim to your own success

COVID-19 has simply made more urgent the retailer’s fundamental predicament: people want to buy its...

Facebook's creativity hacks

Facebook's creativity hacks

ONE MINUTE BRIEFING: Facebook's EMEA VP Nicola Mendelsohn on how the social media company boosts...

Innovation: How Netflix, Amazon & Pernod Ricard lowered the stakes of failure

Innovation: How Netflix, Amazon & Pernod Ricard lowered the stakes of failure

Organisational inertia will set in unless you actively guard against it.

Why Amazon banned PowerPoint

Why Amazon banned PowerPoint

And how resurrecting the memo helped the tech giant make better decisions.

Digital transformation in the age of coronavirus

Digital transformation in the age of coronavirus

Understand the human challenges before making the rush to digital.

Reimagining the public sector

Reimagining the public sector

COVID-19 offers a glimpse of an innovative, collaborative, people-centred state, argues the CEO-elect of PA...

Is management consulting about to get 'Amazoned'?

Is management consulting about to get 'Amazoned'?

The increasing role of 'project tech' in consultancy raises the prospect of a platform-based business...

4 ways to turn uncertainty to your advantage

4 ways to turn uncertainty to your advantage

Opportunity abounds in hard times, if you’re prepared to take it.

How to innovate in a crisis

How to innovate in a crisis

Leadership lessons video panel: ADP UK MD Jeff Phipps and Amazing If co-founder Sarah Ellis...

NextGen winners: The firms that will lead Britain's recovery

NextGen winners: The firms that will lead Britain's recovery

Agility, impact and vision define our next generation of great companies.

Ranked: Britain's most innovative companies

Ranked: Britain's most innovative companies

These are the businesses most admired by their peers for their capacity to reimagine and...

What it really means to reinvent yourself

What it really means to reinvent yourself

Transformation comes with a cost.

Can mindfulness make you more creative?

Can mindfulness make you more creative?

Paying attention to your surroundings and listening intently can improve ideas.

All that’s required is a pen, a notepad and a brain

All that’s required is a pen, a notepad and a brain

How to model the future without touching a computer.

Efficient chickens, less stuff, more optimism: The real way to address climate change

Efficient chickens, less stuff, more optimism: The real way to address climate change ...

What is dematerialisation, and why does it matter?

An Orwellian nightmare for mice: Pest control in the digital age

An Orwellian nightmare for mice: Pest control in the digital age

Case study: Rentokil’s smart mouse traps use real-time surveillance, transforming the company’s service offer.

What's the best way to predict the future?

What's the best way to predict the future?

Dominic Cummings recommends we all read Philip Tetlock's book Superforecasting, and our reviewer agrees.

AI opens up an ethical minefield for businesses

AI opens up an ethical minefield for businesses

There will inevitably be unintended consequences from blindly adopting new technology.

Expensive AI will get you nowhere without cultural change

Expensive AI will get you nowhere without cultural change

How to make the most of new technologies.

“The race is for us to get big before our competitors get efficient”

“The race is for us to get big before our competitors get efficient” ...

How Octopus Energy CEO Greg Jackson plans to make the big six energy suppliers extinct....

“I have great respect for the capital markets, but I don’t want their chain around my neck”

“I have great respect for the capital markets, but I don’t want their ...

Exclusive: PA Consulting CEO Alan Middleton on acquisition bids, growth strategy and life after private...

100,000 jobs for the UK space industry?

100,000 jobs for the UK space industry?

The global sector is predicted to grow to £400bn by 2030.

How video games became a £3bn sector

How video games became a £3bn sector

Games are now bigger business than films, and the UK is a global hotspot.