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The Eleven Change Roles

Braden Kelley

Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail.

4 Things You Need To Build An Innovative Culture

Digital Tonto

We tend to think innovation is about ideas, but it depends on people even more. Related posts: How to Build an Innovative Culture. How To Build An Effective Culture. Building Creative Collaboration. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Collaboration Innovation

Improving Workforce Engagement in Your Purpose-Driven Workplace

IdeaScale

It’s clear that consumers care about quality and price when purchasing products and services. However, did you know that company reputation and social responsibility, rank immediately after those two factors? And, when it comes to workforce engagement, exceptional employees care about work that has a positive impact on society. What is a Purpose-Driven Workplace? Improving W orkforce E ngagement.

How Employee Diversity Promotes Business Innovation

InnovationManagement

Lack of diversity among employees hurts a company’s ability to innovate and remain competitive. Diversity - both inherent and acquired - naturally drives innovation through team members’ different abilities to spot gaps, solutions, and opportunities; to avoid groupthink; and to reach clients and customers who were inaccessible before.

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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3 Steps to Build a Strong Team

Daniel Burrus

An old cliché has it that there is no “I” in team. Like many well-worn phrases, that one holds a certain amount of truth—and not just in the literal spelling. In effect, a strong team emphasizes the group, not just one individual. The thinking is, when the team advances as a whole, so, too, does everyone within it. That begs a question: How do you build a team that is characterized by strong, coordinated teamwork? It’s not as difficult as you might assume—particularly if you adopt an anticipatory mindset. SHARE. Break Down the Challenges. Difficulty making decisions. Poor communication.

The New Frontier of Blockchain Disruption

Rocketspace

First came Bitcoin, the controversial cryptocurrency invented by an anonymous coder in 2008. In the time since, Bitcoin has both surged in waves of enthusiasm and fought buffets of scandal. But even as Bitcoin itself has been slow to gain the traction it was predicted to have, the infrastructure created to support Bitcoin transactions has prospered: the blockchain. Through blockchain technology, every transaction is immortalized on a permanent digital block and then linked together to other related transactions. Trends FinTech

How Google Innovates

Innovation Excellence

Steve Jobs built—and then revived—Apple by fusing technology with design. IBM has remained a top player in its industry for roughly a century by investing in research that is often a decade ahead of its time. Facebook “moves fast and maintains a stable infrastructure” (but apparently doesn’t break things anymore). Each of these companies, in its own.

5 Reasons Sustainability Drives Innovation

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Sustainability is one of the key emerging trends in recent years. But much like innovation, it is a maturing discipline with few established business practices and lots of evolving methodologies. Sustainability champions at organizations often face the same challenges that innovation champions do: lack of senior level buy-in, lack of process, lack of resources. The benefits of successful sustainability and successful innovation are similar, as well: a competitive advantage, improved profit margins, and better brand sentiment from employees and customers.

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.

Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea

Digital Tonto

A flash of insight will not make you Steve Jobs, it just means that you’ve recognized a pattern that may or may not really be there. Related posts: Platforms Are Eating The World. The Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

Must-Watch In-Store Retail Tech for Corporate Innovators

Rocketspace

The e-commerce sector has seen unprecedented growth, but here's what may be a surprising figure: Americans still do over 90 percent of their shopping in physical stores. With this in mind, some of the top e-commerce companies, like Amazon and Warby Parker, have recently launched brick-and-mortar stores. Working With Startups Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships Innovation Models Retail

The Eleven Change Roles

Innovation Excellence

Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail. To help make change less overwhelming, and instead more visual and more collaborative, I set out to create the Change Planning Toolkit™ for project managers, change managers, and leaders everywhere to.

Making Innovation More of a Science And Less of an Art

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One of the greatest challenges facing innovation professionals is to find the right approach to a given innovation problem. Whether that’s instilling the innovation mojo in a large corporation or simply helping teams become more innovative, the ways to do this seem to be more of an art than a science.

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.

How I Battle Distraction Sickness

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. According to a recent study, distraction as a result of the constant data deluge costs the U.S. economy $997 billion each year. That’s a lot of money, and a lot of wasted productivity that went down the drain. At this point, distraction sickness is a real thing; and it’s being monetized. We need to get it back, urgently! Simple, right?

Reflecting on our innovation practices

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has been rapidly changing and much of its basics have been swallowed up by some newly defining frameworks that have raced up to the top of the innovation agenda. They have driven much of our thinking and reacting. It is right that we all respond to these but we often forget much of the rest of what innovation needs to be built upon. Doesn’t the innovation needle keep shifting constantly?

Strategic Planning Exercises – 7 Tools to Boost Strategic Impact

BrainZooming

We have released a host of eBooks on strategic planning exercises and ideas to increase collaboration, creative thinking, alignment, and successful implementation. In case you missed any Brainzooming strategy planning eBooks, here are seven to jump start your strategic planning exercises and better engage your team in shaping your organization’s direction. Reimagining the SWOT Analysis (Download).

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Should I Tell That Joke at Work?

Michael Roberto

The Wall Street Journal has a nice summary of recent research on humor in the workplace written by scholars Alison Wood Brooks and T. Bradford Bitterly. The scholars point out some of the positive effects of humor in the workplace. For instance, they cite one study by Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock. Here is the summary of those findings: Research led by Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock at VU University Amsterdam studied how patterns of humor in conversation—such as a joke followed by another joke or a joke followed by laughter—predicted other types of communication, as well as team performance, more broadly.

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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

3 Ways to Systematically Come Up with Breakthrough Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Every organisation and every leader that you talk to today, wants to build a culture of innovation and a breakthrough product as soon as possible. However, if we look closely, there are three ways to come up with an idea that has the potential to become a breakthrough innovation: Imagination Insights Challenging current assumptions Lets.

Creativity in the music spectrum, and how that translates to business

Idea to Value

As part of a big (secret) project I’m working on, I recently had a very interesting conversation with one of my colleagues, Peter Cook (previously interviewed on this Idea to Value Podcast). In it, we talked about the similarity between the different types of creativity which exist in the music industry, and how there are clear parallels to how many businesses operate and generate ideas. If you look at the image above, you will see the spectrum of creativity in various types of musical styles, based on how new ideas are incorporated into performances. Everything is made up on the fly.

Bringing Design Thinking into the classroom to prepare the next generation for the challenges of the future

Betterific

Paul Kim , is a teacher at Colorado Academy and Co-Director of the Redi Lab, and is best known for using the design thinking process to teach History. He is our design thinking guest blogger. Paul is an innovator in the education space, who is not afraid to change things up and find new ways to connect with students. Below, Paul lays the case for using design thinking in school. by Paul Kim.

Exploring the Power of Pause with Leadership Thought-Leader & Korn Ferry Senior Partner Kevin Cashman

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In today’s episode of the Innovation Ecosystem podcast, Kevin Cashman discusses with Mark the rationale and research behind "The Pause Principle," which aligns strongly with the notion of “creating space” explored by previous guests like David Allen, Lisa Bodell and Heiko Fischer, among others; about Kevin’s new interest in the concept of “story mastery”; and finally some fresh insights into the qualities of a great versus a good leader. Innovation Ecosystem Podcast creativity failure leadership pause principle performance performance measurement questions self awareness storytelling

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Cuisine vs. Food: Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

Chuck Dymer co-facilitated a client’s internal management meeting with us recently. Chuck is the owner of Brilliance Activator , which helps leaders uncork the creative genius of their teams to improve products and processes, delight customers, and grow profits. Chuck shared the following example to push the participants toward greater specificity in the ideas they shared. But eating Chinese?

Inside Four Decades of Breakthroughs at IBM Research

Innovation Excellence

American industry has a rich heritage of top-notch corporate labs. Bell Labs created not only the transistor, but also other fundamental breakthroughs, such as the laser and information theory. PARC, developed much of the technology we associate with modern computers, such as the mouse and the graphical user interface. Both labs have attained mythical status.

Skills, Attitudes and Habits that Make Us Better Leaders

Rmukesh Gupta

We all know (either by experience or by research) that people who like us and trust us are much more likely to work with us or refer us or our services to their peers, friends and social circles. In his book “ Top of Mind “, John Hall talks about some rules, skills and habits that can help us become more likeable, trust worthy and top-of-mind, as he calls.

Dismantle the business model.

Mike Shipulski

When companies want to innovate, there are three things they can change – products, services and business models. Products are usually the first, second and third priorities, services, though they have a tighter connection with customer and are more lasting and powerful, sadly, are fourth priority. It’s easy to improve products. But this is fleeting. Truth is, customers are emotional, not rational.

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Strategic Planning Activities – Preparing Mini-Plans for Uncertainty

BrainZooming

Every organization faces challenging, completely unexpected situations. It could be a surprise competitive move , an unanticipated external event, or a new type of internal crisis demanding attention. Some organizations stumble in these situations. Others deal with curves thrown their way seamlessly, functioning as if nothing out of the ordinary happened. What does a mini-plan include?

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Keep Faith in the Steady Progress of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

We must continue to have faith and invest in Science, Engineering, Technology, Research and the Innovation of our Enterprises. They and the steady march of improvement are what will deliver a better future.

PBTO52: Good Marketing Opens Minds and Good Sales Closes Deals – Krishnan Chatterjee

Rmukesh Gupta

Who is on the show: . In this episode, we host Krishnan Chatterjee. He is a musician and a marketer. He heads marketing for SAP Indian sub-continent. He stumbled his way through IIM-A into the corporate jungle. Became the Head of Marketing for a large IT Company-a journey in which he used his voice in keynote speeches and such like. Why is he on the show: . What do we talk about: .

How to Create an Amazing Life by Design ~ 5 Fundamentals

Mills-Scofield

From the floorboards of Jackson Pollock' s studio in the Hamptons, NY. The paint spatterings can be traced to specific pieces of his art. Two and a half years ago, I was invited to share my story, Life by Design , at Brown University's Creative Mind Lecture series. Since then, it's taken on a life of its own with my mentees who now use it as a noun. Very little you do in life is irrevocable.

Proven Strategy: How to Harness the Voice of the Customer to Solve Business Challenges

How do you leverage insights gained from customers, contact centers, and other customer support functions to solve your top business challenges? Gareth, VP of Product Management at Spigit, shares a proven strategy that will help you do just that.