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Recognizing it is all about Value Creation

Paul Hobcraft

I am reading a lot about the concept of value creation recently, it answers everything but tells us so often nothing about how it is made up or it is truly present.

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The Gladwell Trap

Digital Tonto

We can't believe everything we think. We need to ask the hard questions Related posts: The Selective Innovation Trap. The Gospel According to Gladwell. The Accidental Cartesians. What is a Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

7 Rules For Rebels, Heretics And Mavericks In Organizations

Game-Changer

Innovation is hard , it doesn’t happen by following a tried and true cookie cutter approach. It often begins when someone begins to think and act differently, usually in isolation, from the rest of an organization; challenging convention.

The 7 stages of NPD and how to effectively manage product innovation

Exago

The process of developing a new product - whether it is a tangible, physical good or intangible, like a service, experience or belief - requires a systematic method to launch and commercialise it.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

4 Practices Innovation Managers Should Retire (And 4 to Keep)

HYPE Innovation

Every year, new tools, technologies, practices, and even full-rounded ideologies invade the innovation space. Those of us working in this space witness this change daily as we watch projects reach (or miss) their targets as a result of new information and tools used.

Building the Coordinates into your Innovation World

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation can be fairly complex in what needs to be pulled together, as often it ‘flies’ in contradiction to the normal organization’s ways and wishes, especially the emphasis on working in structured, efficient and productive ways.

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Why Perfectionism Stifles Innovation

IdeaScale

Striving for excellence is not the same thing as demanding perfection. Striving for excellence opens up possibilities while demanding perfection attempts to carve outcomes in stone.

Why Your Organizational Structure is Fundamentally Incapable of Innovation

Rocketspace

The RocketSpace team was in Austin attending South by Southwest (SXSW) where 85,000 attendees discussed disrupting their markets with implementation of the newest systems and technologies.

If You Want To Network Your Organization, Avoid These 4 Myths

Digital Tonto

Instead of trying to "break down silos," start thinking about how to connect them Related posts: How to Network Your Organization. If You Want To Innovate, Avoid These Myths. The Synchronized. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How to Score Innovative Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Suppose you are running a pitch competition and need to create a scoring rubric? Or , maybe you are the head of a technology transfer office or innovation center and need to screen lots of ideas?

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Slicing and Dicing Innovation Vehicles

The Future Shapers

In this current global market, large corporate companies have seen first-hand their industries disrupted by innovative startups. Startups that bring new technology to their clients and offer customers something novel to an already existing need.

Crowdsourcing Trends Shaping the Future of Innovation

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.

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What Happens if You Try Taking Risk & Dealing With Uncertainty?

Mills-Scofield

Yuna Hur & Elaine Cheung - Versions of a Retail Pop-Up, Spring 2018. I’m honored to host a blog by one of my amazing mentees, Yuna Hur ‘18. Last year, as a senior, it was time to push academic limits 1 last time before graduating.

Here's How You Fire Up Your Team Innovation

Ideanote

In between daily meetings, routine tasks and putting out fires, great ideas have a tendency to go missing even in smaller teams. A way to make sure this doesn’t happen in your team is to create a trusted process to deal with all ideas in your team.

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.

Creating a Movement that Drives Transformational Change

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Greg Satell, author of the new book Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change. Greg Satell is a bestselling author, speaker and adviser, who frequently contributes to Innovation Excellence, Harvard Business Review, Inc.

Digital Factory of the Incumbent: Software of the Mind

InnovationManagement

Technological changes are one of the leading advocators to shape customer value. They are characterized by a process of social technological variations, rooted in different disciplines e.g., economics, sociology, and psychology.

Are Your Change Management Processes Well-Oiled?

IdeaScale

Change management focuses on people, and how they move from their current situation to a new one. Anyone who has been through a major organizational change knows that change doesn’t happen in isolation and that unintended consequences are to be expected.

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Beyond Bitcoin: The Future of Blockchain Technology

Daniel Burrus

Bitcoins were introduced in 2009 to great fanfare. Although there had been predecessors, Bitcoins were framed as the first form of cyber currency. Shortly after Bitcoins were introduced, I labeled them a Soft Trend—one whose future was looking good, but not a future certainty.

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.

Fix the Planet’s Results to Be Announced at SAP Next-Gen HQ in NYC

Innovation 360 Group

Fix the Planet was launched April 22, and with just weeks left to collect ideas, the momentum is building. We are pleased to announce a new strategic partner in this endeavor, SAP Next-Gen. Welcome onboard!

Why Your Innovation Center Will Fail

Innovation Excellence

If you work for a big, established company, you’ve probably been noticing the sudden rise of a new trend: the innovation lab.

How Athletic Innovators And Intelligent Enterprises Complete Their Journeys

Leveraging Networks

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. While taking that first step may not be easy, the path it takes you down will lead to true accomplishment.

Guilt isn’t Noble. 3 Ways to Better Respond to Failure.

Econic

It was the beginning of 2018 and I believed that I was on the cusp of “the next big thing.”

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Consumer behavior: how Digital Transformation changed the buying process forever

mjvinnovation

The mobile first experience, with immediate access to information, has empowered the aimed audience of all targets. And in this search for immediate answers, the new consumer inaugurated a new level of relationship with brands, called micro-moments.

When Being Right is the Wrong Strategy for Change

Kainexus

Frequent readers of this blog are probably familiar with Mark Graban. Mark has been an enormous contributor to the ideological foundation of the KaiNexus continuous improvement software.

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Creating Collaborative Workplace Cultures

Innovation Excellence

Some CEO’S, executive teams and leaders mistakenly assume that organizational culture is simply a social phenomenon that they have no control over, and cannot impact. Yet, according to Gallup, CEO’s, executive teams and leaders are the key catalysts towards creating a collaborative workplace culture.

The Secret to High Energy Innovation Spaces

Legacy Innovation Group

The Secret to High Energy Innovation Spaces. May 15, 2019 | Anthony Mills. Innovation Spaces – which can refer to any space intentionally designed to foster and facilitate good innovation work – come in all sorts, shapes, and sizes.

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.

#1,501 – Antiquing Board Game

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The other day I had dinner at Snakes and Lattes, an establishment that lets you play board games while you dine for a nominal fee. One of the games that I wound up playing was my new all-time #1 favorite game: Patchwork.

Understanding Tech Scouting's Split-Competency Model

Wellspring

Imagine you are the leader of a newly formed External Technologies Sourcing team at a large company in the heavy equipment industry. A product group has come to you, asking for help. They are building a new generation of self-repairing machines.

What to Look for in an Event Reporting System

Kainexus

Event reporting, also known as incident reporting, got its start in aviation and healthcare, two types of organizations that are considered high-reliability organizations.

What if it were Illegal to Sell your Product for its Current Use?

Innovation Excellence

Have you ever used a knife as a screwdriver or a shoe as a hammer? If so you repurposed a product for an application that the producer did not foresee. You put the product to another use. This idea can be a fruitful source of innovations for your product or service if you only you.

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!