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Breaking Taboos – Two Lessons for Innovators

Destination Innovation

During WWI there was tremendous demand for bandages and sterile dressings for Allied wounded on the Western Front. The US company, Kimberly-Clark, developed a new cotton-like material from wood-pulp. It was highly absorbent.

A New Role For Humans: Prepping Data So AI Can Learn To Do Our Jobs

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinned by artificial intelligence.

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The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating and can this be changed? I have been often returning to scaling struggling with finding the best answers. Many organizations struggle with scaling.

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Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 3. The post Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago employees engagement participation

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Have You Seen These 7 Cool Conference Venues in London?

Rocketspace

Hosting a conference is no easy feat. There are a ton of preparations to make leading up to the event. From seating and food to speakers and exhibitors, event planners must. Event Venue

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Trends First, Solutions Second

IdeaScale

Last year, IdeaScale launched a webinar series that covered the repeatable innovation process (from problem identification to implementation).

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3 Conditions Necessary To Trust Your Intuition

Game-Changer

I’m very instinctive, have avoided many problems when I’ve followed my gut; and gotten into unnecessary ones when I’ve ignored it. Sound familiar? All of us make intuitive-based decisions, and most of the time our intuition is wrong.

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Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 2. The post Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories business transformation commitment engagement innovation-priority leadership

3 Ways Generative Design is Transforming Business

Rocketspace

Most of us can imagine how traditional subtractive manufacturing works - it requires the cutting away of material from a solid block. Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, is an innovative way to produce parts. However, there is a new kid on the disruption block: g enerative design.

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6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Top 5 Innovative Technologies That Will Disrupt and Dominate 2019 and Beyond

Innovation Excellence

With every passing year, innovations on this planet abound. Just 30 years ago, the internet was a rarity, and few could have ever imagined just how extensively this new technology would disrupt and dominate our lives.

How best to use innovation to fight corruption: 2 Case Studies

Idea to Value

Corruption is a huge problem. It is estimated by the United Nations that up to 5% of the global economy (estimated to be around $2.6 trillion) is lost to corruption annually. In one case I remember vividly from 2015, Nigeria’s former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was arrested for allegedly stealing $2bn [Ed: Yes, that’s a billion with a B] by awarding phantom contracts to buy 12 helicopters, four fighter jets and ammunition.

Redefining HR – Supporting the “Future of Work”

Imaginatik

I’ve had a number of conversations over the past couple months focusing on the role of HR and how it might help large enterprises redefine the “future of work.”. This sounds pretty futuristic and high-end, but the more I have these conversations, the more this one fact becomes clear: the way enterprises have been structured (and thus the HR systems and policies developed to support these structures) is antiquated.

How To Create Something Truly Original

Digital Tonto

Despite what many say, truly original work doesn’t emerge fully formed from a brainstorm or sudden epiphany Related posts: How To Create Transformational Change, According To The World’s Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Creativity

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

4 Ideas to Steal From These Stunning Corporate Events in London

Rocketspace

A successful corporate event consists of several combined elements including event venue , decor, entertainment, food, drink, and more. We know that big-budget corporate events around the world spare. Event Venue

What are SLAM Teams?

IdeaScale

At IdeaScale’s Open Nation this year, one of our speakers addressed the challenge of managing an innovation pipeline with only one dedicated resource: herself. Obviously, when you work at an organization with over 20,000 employees, the inflow of ideas can be difficult to manage on your own, but Alison Meyerstein has found a way to marshal part-time resources to her cause in the form of what she calls “SLAM Teams.”.

The Design Thinking Playbook

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Michael Lewrick, author of The Design Thinking Playbook. The book has been released recently in English and has become the preferred book for many Universities which aim to teach students about Design Thinking in Europe, Asia and the US.

But We’ve Always…

CorporateIntel

It’s December. For those of us who make our living in any form of consumer business, that usually means two things: We have made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday , with our projections now being evaluated against actuals.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Why We Need More Women In Innovation

Digital Tonto

The vast preponderance of the evidence shows that women improve performance Related posts: Structure, Agency and Open Innovation. 4 Things You Need To Build An Innovative Culture. Why Every Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

Does Your Team’s Creative Leadership Need a Boost? Here’s the Answer!

BrainZooming

It’s near year’s end. Many organizations are wrapping up planning. If your organization is like most, your new plan calls for some combination of major innovation, significantly improved processes, strong cost reductions, and dramatic growth in the year ahead.

New HBS Study Highlights Innovation Challenges and Opportunities in the Boardroom

IdeaScale

Innovation must come from both bottom-up and top-down. Disruption” is so commonplace a word that you practically expect your local preschool to promise to disrupt traditional childcare paradigms.

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Disaster Can Open the Door for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

A catastrophe produces an unexpected set of circumstances and this can lead to opportunities for innovation. In January 1992 a container with 29,000 plastic bath toys was washed overboard in the Pacific Ocean. They were manufactured in China and were on route to the USA.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Sharing is caring?

Norbert Bol

Do companies in the sharing economy care more about sustainability than companies in the traditional economy?

General Stanley McChrystal Speaks Out On We Need To Redefine Leadership

Digital Tonto

Success doesn’t come from any specific trait or action, but by forging a sense of connection between the leader and the led. Related posts: 4 Kinds of Leadership. To Create Real Change, Leadership. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Leadership

Sorry, Brainzooming Probably Isn’t for You

BrainZooming

I surprised a CMO the other day, telling her something she was NOT expecting to read in an introductory email. Here’s the story. A long-time friend was making an introduction between one of her current clients and me. The focus was her firm needing to develop its brand strategy.

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The Proof is in the Prototype

IdeaHunt

How Video Often Makes the Case in Prototyping Workshops

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Four Lessons About Business Model Innovation We Can Learn From MoviePass

Innovation Excellence

When it comes to innovation, it takes more than a new business model to drive commercial success. MoviePass is the latest startup to attempt to disrupt the market with a new business model, but it needs to do more to truly move the innovation needle. A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by a.

Developing and Maintaining Innovation Networks

Wellspring

Maintaining an innovation network is easier said than done. With 150 scientific articles, 720 patents filed, and 80 startups founded every 30 minutes, even the most lavishly staffed innovation teams cannot parse this level of data.

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ISO 56000 Guidelines on Innovation Management: Updates and the Road Ahead

Innovation 360

Innovation took a significant step toward becoming a mature science at the ISO working group meeting at the Tokyo Summit, Oct 13 – 17th. Over 100 professionals from 50 countries gathered to compare experiences and find commonalities as part of the ISO/TC 279 technical committee’s work on the development of the new ISO 56000 series for Innovation Management.