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Innovators will win with seamless experiences

OVO Innovation

I've written before, both on this blog and on the blog I share with Paul Hobcraft about platforms and ecosystems about the need for seamless experiences. Innovators often create technologies or products, which have interesting capabilities or features, but rarely do they think through the actual use of the products and understand how they fit in with other products, services, infrastructure, channels and data that exist in a customer's life. It's our stipulation that the future is about seamless experiences. That's a huge problem and an opportunity for innovators.

The New Game Or Is It? Asset Orchestration

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent post over on a dedicated website for discussing ecosystems and platforms, I was discussing the differences between Amazon and Alibaba. I quote “I’d say Amazon are “ asset heavy ” whereas Alibaba remains “asset light”. Let me repeat these as they are increasingly important in the world of platforms and ecosystems. Again I think Alibaba is doing a really good job of that.

Effective Co-Creation - A Guide to Open Innovation Programs

Hype

Open Innovation is a challenging task for any company. Yet it yields great opportunities, and in this new world of digital transformation and rapid change in traditional markets, it's an approach CINOs have to consider. But how do you get started, and what do you have to consider to make it a sustainable part of your transformation strategy? Innovation Programs

5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Reimagining the Organization 

BrainZooming

Suppose your organization is not going in the right direction. You and others on your senior management team are beginning to see that strategic reality. Still, you avoid the difficult conversation where you have to start reimagining the organization as something dramatically different. 5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Reimagining the Organization. Mike Brown. Stimulate fresh thinking.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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A step-by-step guide to defining your innovation challenges

Exago

How exactly can you establish and structure your innovation challenges? We give you a hand with our Idea System Launch. The post A step-by-step guide to defining your innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges experience innovation-tips

Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

Rmukesh Gupta

Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta. Do we still need policies. I do a lot of travel as part of my work and one of the side-effects of this kind of travel is for us to submit our expenses to get the expenses reimbursed. One of these expense request got rejected with the reason that this is not according to policy and if I need to get the same approved, I need an approval from my CFO as an exception approval. I wrote to the CFO and he approved the request as it was a valid expense that I had incurred for a business reason. I certainly dont. Do they make sense? What kind of behaviour do they encourage?

Experiments in Talent Retention

Innovation Excellence

A fallacy about organizational management prevents many firms from getting the best out of their best people: the notion that everyone who excels in their jobs will eventually become managers, directors, etc. True, some may have a talent for management, while others flourish in active roles that have nothing to do with managing. Yet, the “up or.

Full Circle Innovation

Mike Shipulski

It’s not enough to sell things to customers, because selling things is transactional and, over time, transactional selling deteriorates into selling on price. And selling on price is a race to the bottom. Sales must move from transactional to relational, where people in the sales organization become trusted advisers and then something altogether deeper. And it all starts by understanding the work.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Leaders Look for Symbolism

InnovationManagement

Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, recalls how HP’s turnaround back in 2011 began with a return to the company’s founding corporate values and business objectives. She also discusses how leaders can take advantage of certain opportunities to carry out actions that can convey a symbolic message throughout an organization and get people’s attention. Organization & Culture Videos CEO change management company values enterprise innovation HP IT industry leadership opportunity organization & culture roadblocks symbolism

3 Reasons Why Sustainability & Innovation are Related

IdeaScale

IdeaScale cares a great deal about helping people build sustainable business practices. Certainly we believe in sustainable businesses, because they work to minimize any negative impact on their environment when it comes to community, society, the economy, or planet. But how can we say that sustainability and innovation are related? But why would this be so? The premium placed on new ideas.

Einstein on the Imagination

Idea Champions

More Einstein quotes. Unlock the imagination of your workforce. Idea Champions. Thanks to Jesse Ditkoff for the design

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Comment on Three Innovation Distinctions (Part 3): Diversity not Homogeneity by Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Matter for Any Growing Business

Stephen Shapiro

[…] of innovations that will grow your business. As bestselling author and business innovation expert Stephen Shapiro explains it, diversity is a catalyst for new ideas. “Diversity can create incredible value […

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session will examine the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly.