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Firefighters prevent innovation

Idea to Value

In many companies, there are employees known for their ability to fix problems. They are colloquially referred to as “firefighters”, because they are constantly putting out fires around the business.

What is the ROI of Better Ideas?

IdeaScale

How much is an idea worth in terms of return on investment? It’s an intriguing question in part because it seems hard to measure.

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This new tool allows designers to create photorealistic 3D humans in less than an hour

Idea to Value

Epic are the makers of the videogame production software “Unreal Engine”, known for producing some of the best graphics in videogames (and recently, in films and TV shows as well).

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FREE EBOOK | The 4 things business leaders looking to innovate need to know right now

Exago

Almost a year since the pandemic hit us, it would be naïve to still perceive digital transformation and business innovation as ‘nice-to-haves’. The vaccination wave brings new hope for economic recovery, yet many businesses are looking at a tough year ahead.

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Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

The crucial role Innovation must play in the Energy system

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation is vital to the energy system’s integration and operation design, and we need to further recognize its crucial role. I believe we undertake a radical transformation in the way we supply, transform, and use energy.

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How Can Small Ideas Have a Big Impact?

IdeaScale

Innovation is often seen as stemming from a ground-breaking change. Someone has a big idea, develops it into a familiar product, and the rest is history. This, however, isn’t always the case. Some innovations derive from small ideas.

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9 Brilliantly Simple Continuous Quality Improvement Techniques

Kainexus

I often find myself falling into the common trap of believing that if something is worthwhile, it is necessarily difficult. I think we all expect that valuable things are hard. The truth is, however, that sometimes the most effective and impactful things we can do are really quite simple.

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Measuring Innovation - The Ultimate Guide to Innovation Management KPIs | Innovation Management

Pondr

You may be familiar with the term KPI (Key Performance Indicator), which is used to study how well a business is achieving its goals through a measurable value. A KPI is something you use across all levels of an organisation to evaluate targets.

Member Spotlight: Lisa Rothstein, Drawing Out Your Genius

Innovation Leader

Lisa Rothstein of Drawing Out Your Genius, discusses visual thinking, the importance of communicating ideas, and how anyone can learn to draw

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Stunning video of NASA’s Perseverance rover touching down on Mars

Idea to Value

If you want to see an example of technical innovation, you need to see this video of NASA’s latest rover touching down on the surface of Mars.

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In a Digital World, Protect your Most Valuable Asset: Ideas

Daniel Burrus

These days, data has become more valuable in our economy than oil. There have been many discussions about the individual value of your personal data, how to protect it and even who owns it. But what about your intellectual property as an entrepreneur or business leader within an organization?

5 Root Cause Analysis Techniques to Breakthrough Barriers

Kainexus

A root cause analysis is a structured method for finding the underlying causes of process problems and undesirable outcomes. Root cause analysis is a core problem-solving technique used by organizations dedicated to continuous improvement.

The Importance of Innovation | Continuous Improvement

Pondr

Innovation always responds to a recognized need or a void. When an idea is supported financially and formulated with the right technology, it has wings to fly.

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11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

The currency of the 21st century

The Future Shapers

Why should you care about trust in the workplace? Because if trust is not given attention and a culture of distrust start to form, it has the power to expedite or erode performance, profitability and productivity.

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The Connection Between Positive Change and Workplace Fulfilment

Idea to Value

Amidst Zoom meetings, sales reports, trend analysis, and fighting to keep up with the competition, it’s easy to overlook workplace fulfilment on the never-ending list of tasks required to run your business.

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Building a Culture of Innovation at Delta Dental

Innovation Leader

How can organizations build a culture of innovation and effectively create buy-in for change? Sarah Chavarria, the Chief People Officer of Delta Dental, explains

5 Items for a Good Ideation Session

Inspiring Next

Really? Out-Of-The-Box ideation still needs a well-boxed upfront planning, an expert facilitator, and a disciplined approach to post processing. Planning an Ideation Session involves these steps.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Change: Why Transformational Leadership Matters Now More Than Ever

Faisal Hoque

In a world being transformed by unprecedented change, effective, meaningful leadership is becoming even more essential, just as quickly. That offers historic opportunities, provided we recognize what sort of leaders we need to have.

Design in Abundance – Organising as performance art

The Future Shapers

Are there lessons from the world of music and sport that could be applied to the benefit of almost any enterprise? Certainly.

Podcast S5E103: JeNae Johnson – Diversity, equity and rescuing geniuses

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Founder of CTM Unlimited, JeNae Johnson. JeNae is a well known human capital consultant with a focus on bringing both equity and inclusivity to discussions around diversity.

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Play Bold: Disruption Proof with the bestselling author Brant Cooper

Innovation 360 Group

Brant Cooper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Lean Entrepreneur and CEO of Moves the Needle is our next guest on Play Bold. He is a very bold coach, getting you to think fast and slowly at the same time.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Workplace Conflict: Statistics That Reveal Its Cost

CMOE

The Cost of Workplace Conflict: Revealing Statistics. Conflict. It’s something that many people spend their lives trying to avoid. Some even say they want to run from it. It activates the fight/flight/freeze part of their brain. However, conflict is unavoidable and all around us.

How a Culture of Warmth Enables Innovation

Tullio Siragusa

How a Culture of Warmth Enables Innovation. Creativity and the innovative problem-solving abilities of employees should be fostered from the inside. While manifesting ideas require a lot of structure and a high degree of adherence to deadlines, a truly innovative organization provides its employee enough room to make strides in areas that have yet to be explored.

In search of novelty – The use of deliberate metaphors

The Future Shapers

In the search for bold and novel ideas, most professionals get stuck. Metaphors help you to get unstuck by breaking the natural tendency to rely on one’s pre-conceived patterns and beliefs. Metaphors enable our brains to sort and recombine information in new ways to create unexpected associations.

Product Market Fit: is your product what the market is looking for?

mjvinnovation

So, let’s start with a very important truth that you need to keep in mind throughout this reading: Understanding what your customers think is critical to the success of your business. It also seems obvious, we know. But the big gap here is to answer: how to understand the customer?

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

The Future of Liquidity is Perfect Forecasting

Innovation 360 Group

Bruce Hrovat, CEO of Intraday Inc. discusses the intricacies of managing your working capital in today’s fast paced, The post The Future of Liquidity is Perfect Forecasting appeared first on Innovation360. Finnovate Show

Smarter Homes - Opportunities in the Growing Home Automation Market

Wellspring

If you’ve recently read any innovation or R&D advice lately, you’ve most likely seen this common sentiment: Innovate with the customer in mind. With everyone spending more time at home these days, consumer wants and needs have shifted dramatically and continue to evolve.

The Power of Combining Things: How to be Creative Anytime with Simple Unexpected Combinations

Innovation in Practice

Think you’re the most uncreative person in the world? . Well, not anymore. . You can decide to become creative if you want to right in this very moment. And all it takes is a simple formula. What is Creativity?