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What is Data-Driven Decision Making in Government? Definition, Implementation, Improvement, Engagement, Challenges, and Considerations

IdeaScale

Data has become the cornerstone of decision-making across various sectors, including government. The adoption of data-driven approaches has revolutionized how policymakers strategize, allocate resources, and address societal challenges. By leveraging insights derived from vast volumes of data, governments can enhance efficiency, transparency, and citizen satisfaction.

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The building blocks of open innovation lead towards Business Ecosystems.

Paul Hobcraft

The building blocks of open innovation building towards Business Ecosystem design. By incorporating Open Innovation Strategies as the next building block, businesses can create a dynamic and expansive innovation ecosystem beyond internal and partnership and certain collaborative boundaries. This approach supports a culture of continuous learning, adaptation, and external collaboration, positioning the organization for sustained success in an ever-evolving business landscape that recognizes and l

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How to Make Peace with a Company Decision You Don’t Like

Harvard Business Review

In our work, there are times when we lead but there are also times when we must follow — and we may not always agree with the path we’re told to follow. We may feel “stuck” in anger, anxiety, and confusion. But, we want to demonstrate resilience to our team and we want to maintain a good relationship with management. So, how do we forge ahead and follow with grace?

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Qmarkets and Arable Ventures Launch Partnership to Provide Combined Corporate Venturing Software & Consultancy Services

Qmarkets

A new partnership between Qmarkets and New York-based innovation and venture strategy firm Arable Ventures will provide a specialized innovation solution for enterprises across North America comprising both strategic consultancy services and dedicated software. Qmarkets works with consulting partners around the globe in order to offer localized support and strategic guidance to its customers wherever they are situated.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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Is What’s Good For General Electric Good For America?

Digital Tonto

General Electric has long been symbolic of the US economy. Formed in the 1890s when J.P. Morgan merged Thomas Edison’s electric company with other firms, it was one of the original components of the Dow Jones index and signaled America’s industrial rise. It was also became the first major conglomerate, forming the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in 1919, which became a leading broadcaster.

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Business Pundits Love to Say These 4 Untrue Things

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Go to just about any business conference and you will see a pundit on stage. He or she will show some company that failed and explain the silly mistakes that they made, then follow-up with a few basic rules to help you avoid those pitfalls and become super successful.

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How Leaders Miscommunicate When Tensions Are High

Harvard Business Review

When tensions run high, miscommunication is far more likely to occur. And tensions are likely high: In a recent global survey, 44% of employees reported they had experienced a lot of stress the previous day. To avoid creating unnecessary anxiety during times of uncertainty, leaders need to be especially thoughtful about how they communicate with their teams.

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As a Black Woman CEO, I Built a Remote Company Not Just to Save Money — But to Mirror My Commitment to Diversity. Here's How.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

To fuel innovation and global success, you absolutely need diverse perspectives — and having team members all across the world with varying thought processes, life experiences and viewpoints is the key.

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Masterclass: Leading Large Scale Transformation

Rmukesh Gupta

In this masterclass, I share my insights on some of the most important things that we need to keep in mind when we are leading large scale transformation efforts. (You can watch the recording here.) Once the transformation is initiated (inspired or for survival), there are 4 phases: 1. Initiate: This phase is all about explaining the reason behind the transformation, recruiting your change agents, identifying the different stakeholder groups and understanding our own apetite for change or transf

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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What is E-Government? Definition, Act, Solutions, and Examples

IdeaScale

What is E-Government? E-government, short for electronic government, is defined as the use of digital technologies and online platforms to deliver government services, exchange information, and engage with citizens, businesses, and other stakeholders. It encompasses a wide range of electronic and internet-based initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency, accessibility, and transparency of government operations.

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How Ready Is Your Team for Change?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Stefan Lindegaard When we need to navigate through the complexities of organizational change, particularly in times like today where change is everywhere around us, we need a nuanced understanding of a team’s readiness for change and thus how it can enhance its resilience.

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The Long-Term Costs of Wind Turbines

Harvard Business Review

Wind energy is experiencing a boom, but in a pattern eerily reminiscent of the nineteenth century Pennsylvania oil boom, wind farms are building ever larger turbines to farm wind energy further and further from shore. This trend carries risks, especially as turbines come with largely hidden costs. Increasing evidence suggests that although larger turbines can capture more energy, at a certain point the costs of maintaining and decommissioning large turbines located far offshore will outweigh the

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8 Reasons Why We Need Entrepreneurs Now More Than Ever

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Entrepreneurship is the driving force behind the global economy's growth. Now more than ever, we need new entrepreneurs to spur innovation.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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The AI-First Strategy With Paavo Ritala

Viima

In recent years, the topic of AI has been tirelessly running across many minds. So, it only makes sense that we kick off the newest season of the Innovation Room podcast with a dive into the world of AI. For this conversation, we sat down to talk to Paavo Ritala. Paavo is a professor of Strategy & Innovation at the Business School of LUT University in Finland.

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What is a Digital Government Strategic Plan? Definition, Process, and Examples

IdeaScale

What is a Digital Government Strategic Plan A digital government strategic plan is defined as the vision, goals, objectives, and strategies for leveraging digital technologies to transform government operations, enhance service delivery, and improve citizen engagement. Here are the key components typically included in a digital government strategic plan: Vision and Mission Statement: The plan [.

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Implementing Successful Transformation Initiatives for 2024

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack Transformation and change initiatives are usually designed as strategic interventions, intending to advance an organization’s growth, deliver increased shareholder value, build competitive advantage, or improve speed and agility to respond to fast-changing industries.

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Surveilling Employees Erodes Trust — and Puts Managers in a Bind

Harvard Business Review

There’s a growing movement to track employee productivity through increasingly sophisticated technology, such as desktop surveillance, biometric smart badges, location tracking, or desk heat sensors. While this can be intrusive, it also presents opportunities for gaining profound insights into employee behavior, such as which applications employees use most frequently or whether employees are at risk of overworking based on their work patterns and productivity.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: Navigating the Global Tapestry

Tullio Siragusa

Cross-Cultural Leadership: Navigating the Global Tapestry In an increasingly interconnected world, the ability to lead across diverse cultural landscapes is not just an asset; it’s a necessity. As businesses expand globally, leaders are faced with the challenge of adapting their leadership styles to resonate with varied cultural norms and values. This blog explores the intricacies of cross-cultural leadership and offers strategies for leaders to effectively navigate this complex terrain.

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What should schools do about AI?

Christensen Institute

“I feel like we’re in that era for these language processing technologies right now in that we have a brand new tool [but] we’re not entirely sure what using that looks like. … Not nearly as many people are asking ‘How does this help us solve our problems better?’ and a lot more people are asking ‘How do I put this into my product so my board of directors is happy?

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What is Digital Transformation in Government? Definition, Roles, Benefits, Challenges and Trends

IdeaScale

What is Digital Transformation in Government? Digital transformation in government is defined as the strategic adoption and integration of digital technologies, data-driven insights, and innovative practices to modernize government operations, enhance service delivery, and improve citizen engagement. It involves leveraging digital tools and platforms to transform traditional government processes, systems, and services to meet the [.

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5 Job Titles That Break the Mold and Fuel an Innovation Culture

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Fabric & Home Care Marketing That is the job title on my very first business card. I remember holding the card in my hands, staring at it for entirely too long, and thinking, “This is sooooo boring. Even my parents won’t be impressed.

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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5 Ways to Prepare for Situational Interview Questions

Harvard Business Review

When interviewing for a new job, anticipating and preparing answers in writing to the most common situational questions — such as how you solved a big problem, aligned stakeholders on a project, influenced someone to think a different way, worked with difficult personalities, or met a tight deadline — will ensure your answers are crisp and clear. Knowing exactly how you will approach common situational questions will help you stay calm and focused on highlighting how your unique strengths and ex

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The Hidden Price of Tomorrow's Innovations

Phil McKinney

Is the rosy glow of technological advancement blinding us to the potential pitfalls of an increasingly utopian narrative? As a society, we're embedded in an era where innovation is glorified—a narrative spun by the tech elite, promising a future so bright we must wear shades, and more often than not, it's hard not to get swept up in the enthusiasm.

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Thought Leader and Influencer Interview with CB Bowman Ottomanelli, Author, Award Winner, Podcaster, CEO, Courage Consulting.

Thinkers360

At a Glance CB Bowman Ottomanelli, Author, Award Winner, Podcaster, CEO, Courage Consulting. Focus Areas: Creativity, Coaching, Management, Diversity & Inclusion Thinkers360 In-Depth Profile & Portfolio: CB Bowman Social Media: LinkedIn | Twitter Books: Courage to Leap & Lead: A Roadmap for Redefining Failure Into Success. Highlighted Content : The Leadership Link Between Courage & Respect , 161 – Courage to Leap & Lead with with Dan Capello – part2.

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Unleashing the Power of Innovation Ecosystems: How Collaboration is Revolutionizing Industries

IdeaScale

In any industry, innovation serves as the driving force behind progress and growth. However, innovation is not an individual effort, but a collaborative one that thrives in a conducive ecosystem. This is where the relevance of innovation ecosystems comes into play. Innovation ecosystems are networks of individuals, organizations, and resources that work together to create [.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Innovation the Star of the 2024 NBA All-Star Game

Innovation Excellence

by Braden Kelley Eight years ago, back in 2016, I wrote an article titled What April Fool’s Day Teaches Us About Innovation about an April Fool’s prank played my alma mater, the University of Oregon involving an announcement that football games at Autzen Stadium would no longer played on artificial turf, but would be played […]

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How a Well-Executed Social Initiative Strengthens Your Brand

Harvard Business Review

In the modern competitive business environment, innovative social initiatives offer a unique avenue for growth, customer loyalty, and employee engagement, often overlooked by organizations. Traditional social efforts like standard volunteering and environmental goals lack impact due to their inability to establish a unique and emotionally engaging identity.

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7 Website Lessons Learned from Switching to ‘Headless’ CMS

Brunner

Headless Content Management Systems Offer Endless Freedom for Website Design, Tech Decisions Last year, Brunner embarked on a brand refresh — new messaging, new visual design, new language. Most importantly for me, the brand refresh meant we needed a new company website. As Brunner’s chief digital officer, I’m responsible for our agency’s site as well as the many web redesign projects we do for all types of clients.