2017

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2017: Collaboration Is No Longer A Choice, But An Imperative

Digital Tonto

In the new business environment that's emerging, the best way to become a dominant player is to be an indispensable partner. Related posts: The New Era Of Cognitive Collaboration. Building Creative. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Collaboration Innovation

4 Challenges Organizations Face To Get The Most From Generalists

Game-Changer

New challenges require new approaches. All organizations have new challenges on the table all the time, but most are not equipped to come up with new approaches to conquer them because they can’t think and act differently. This is a specialization challenge. As a rule of thumb, your business needs more generalists than specialists if it wants to innovate. Great! innochat. innochat. innochat.

The Power of User-Led Innovations

Hype

Babies are wonderful, a constant source of fascination as you share their discovery of a rich new world and see things afresh through their wide bright eyes. But they also have side effects, some of which can bring you back to earth with a bump! Dealing with nappy changing is a good example – a chore for most of us, but for a few people also an unlikely source of inspiration for innovation.

The future innovation core lies at the edge.

Paul Hobcraft

Boundaries seem to be continually pushed in business, nothing seemingly stands still, yet many things stay caught up in not being changed. Something has to change, we need to jettison old ways. In with the new in 2017, out with the old. continue to read and explore as much of the thought leadership on innovation, it continually points to a change in how we approach innovation. Let me explain.

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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How this guy makes a living by stealing other people’s ideas

Idea to Value

“Nick, I have a great idea for an innovation, but I am scared someone is going to steal it!” ” I hear this from fear from entrepreneurs all the time. And it’s a tough problem to solve. Especially as it has become so incredibly easy to just copy what is working for other people. Or in some cases, like the one outlined here, even beat someone to market for their own product!

Innovating for Social Good

IdeaScale

Many employees desire purpose in their work beyond earning a paycheck. And many businesses want to make a difference as well. When you innovate for social good, you not only create an external impact, but you help your employees fulfill their desire for meaningful work. What is Social Good? ” When companies focus only on shareholders, they affect a small number of people relative to society.

Becoming an innovative company: better late

OVO Innovation

So, after over a decade of innovation consulting, I can say without doubt that companies that are just starting to innovate have it much better than those that were attempting it years ago. That's because as more companies try more innovation, more tools are vetted, more methods explored and exposed. Today, there are more proven methods and more people with more innovation skill and experience, so if you are starting now you can get started on the right foot. In this case it may be better to be late. The real impact (and real return) is in business model, experience and service innovation.

Motivating Employees (Cash Is Optional)

Daniel Burrus

There isn’t an organization on the planet that dismisses the value of highly motivated employees. Motivated people not only do their jobs better on a consistent basis, they also remain with an organization longer. Financial reward is perhaps the most obvious means of boosting employee motivation. Fortunately for Anticipatory Organizations , money isn’t the only way to motivate employees. SHARE.

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.

We Too Often Ignore The Tradeoff Between Innovation And Optimization

Digital Tonto

If you want to innovate, forget the metrics and focus on your mission Related posts: Why Best Practices Can Lead To Better Innovation. Why Every Business Should Consider Innovation Teams. What is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

Generalists Are Hardwired for Reinvention

Game-Changer

My last post on the challenges Generalists face in a society that rewards specialists got a lot of attention from people who are Generalists themselves (from healthcare); not from Specialists. Yes we are, we all have it in us. It’s easier to keep your head down, follow the rules and keep at it than to propose a new approach. Think about that. Reinvention is a life skill. Here’s why?

How Corporates can use the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas

Hype

The Lean Startup is a hot topic for organizations right now, so we asked a practitioner - Justin Souter, of Souter Consulting - to help readers get a handle on the elements of the Lean Startup framework, and provide some lessons from the field. The post is in four sections: 1. Where to begin with Startups and Corporate innovators. 2. How to make effective decisions while 'in flight'. 3. Framework

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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. 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. In summary.

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.

Create your own Corporate Miracle Garden

Destination Innovation

I recently visited Dubai to give a class on Innovation. asked the hotel concierge for a recommendation of where to visit on a free morning. He listed all the main sights but I had already seen them. He then suggested something new, the Miracle Garden. It is a remarkable place in the Western outskirts of the city. It is a riot of coloured blooms and glorious scents.

2016 Year in Review: Corporate Innovation Trends and Implications for 2017

Rocketspace

2016 was an eventful year, marked by unprecedented political polarization, hacked emails made public by WikiLeaks, Brexit, two huge Yahoo security breaches, and even exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But hidden among the uncertainty lies a year of unparalleled technological advances. 2016 will be remembered as a tipping point for artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous car technology and virtual/augmented reality—all of which was stimulated by corporate-backed rounds, accelerators and partnerships. Trends Artificial Intelligence (AI) Mobility

These 2017 Trends Will Change Our World

Innovation Excellence

Welcome to 2017. It is going to be an interesting year. We have not seen so much creativity, innovation and evolution before in history. Trend watchers go berserk with all the cool new ideas born every minute and futurologist see their predictions come true sooner than expected. The second machine age is here and what.

2016’s best innovation blog articles, from the top influential innovation bloggers

Idea to Value

Sometimes, it is important to take a step back from your own work, and highlight some of the best work from other people around the world. This is especially true in the field of innovation management, which are so broad that it would be impossible to highlight every diverse opinion on how to approach the subject. In no particular order, let’s begin: 1. Greg Satell: The 9 Rules Of Innovation.

Six Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful – Webinar and Book

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.

How to Assess Your Innovation Fitness

IdeaScale

There are two types of innovation fitness assessments that you should perform in your organization. Organizational fitness assessments help you understand the health of your innovation strategies as well as whether or not your culture, leadership, employees, and stakeholders are set up for innovation success. Program readiness assessments help evaluate your processes, resources, and goals.

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.

How to Make Your Design Thinking Program Turn Into Something Real

InnovationManagement

Why do a large part of the design thinking projects in the corporate world never pass through the prototype phase? In recent years I’ve been involved with many design thinking initiatives. Many of them related to the development of new products inside large companies in industries such as finance, health, education and consumer goods.

Innovation Is Combination

Digital Tonto

If you want to innovate, don’t sit around waiting for a great epiphany, look for what you can combine to create something truly new and powerful. Related posts: An Innovation Roadmap. Innovation Is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation

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 will take 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 is a session you don’t want to miss.

Strategic Thinking 101: Strategy Is The Answer to These 5 Questions

Game-Changer

The President and CEO for Ford Motor Company, Mark Fields, had a conference where he spoke about Ford entering the self-driving car race in 2021 hoping to establish Ford as a leader in this field. Of course, self-driving is the next car revolution so it’s not surprising to hear Ford is entering the space. As in, what part of the market are we going after? How will we win? Where will you play?

How does innovation management help in digital transformation?

Hype

The power of digital disruption is so immense that it now sits on the top priority list for almost every executive. Whether the threat comes from new digital natives entering the market, traditional competitors upping their digital quotient, or other markets using a digital channel to launch a competitive offering. Digital Innovation

Building Differentiating Capabilities for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

We so often get caught up in the building of our capabilities. In some ways, I keep attempting to “peel the innovation onion” in explaining the need to focus on building the capabilities in different ways but to be honest it needs these various approaches to an ever-changing environment. different intensity of innovation onion perhaps? You take a fairly structured approach.

Why Your Corporate Culture Matters

Daniel Burrus

As I travel around the world working with executives from a wide range of businesses, I find it very interesting that some understand the value of, and take great pride in, their corporate cultures, while others don’t give them much thought. have also noticed that those who value them the most tend to do far better over time. SHARE. Corporate Culture—Yours and Yours Alone.

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 will share 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.

4 Essential Building Blocks of Intrapreneurship for Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

Corporations across the world are scrambling to figure out how to innovate and grow in an increasingly competitive business environment. Intrapreneurship, the concept of cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set from within an existing organization, is enabling many large companies to extract value through employee-powered corporate innovation. Intrapreneurship Team management Leadership Culture Innovation Models

Turn Your Organization into an Idea Factory: Part I

Innovation Excellence

Up to 80 percent of an organization's improvement potential could come from frontline employee ideas. However, the average employee suggestion box or idea program gets less than 10 percent adoption, has fewer than.5 ideas per employee per year and can hurt employee engagement. Innovation Leadership Management Strategy ideas

The 10 Personas of an Effective Brainstorm Facilitator

Idea Champions

Allow me to make a wild guess. You have participated in more than a few brainstorm sessions in your life. And allow me to make another wild guess. Many of those sessions left you feeling underwhelmed, over-caffeinated , disappointed, disengaged, and doubtful that much of ANYTHING was ever going to happen as a result of your participation. Yes, again? thought so. Translation? Let it rip. Hang ten.

Five Product Innovations that Evolved Over Time

IdeaScale

The product innovations that generate the most excitement and public interest are the disruptive innovations. They could be a new way to call a cab, drive a car with little need for gas, or a completely new way to look at medical science, technology, or entertainment. However, these innovations aren’t that common. Sometimes, you have the perfect solution already created.

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