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Understanding the innovation options in your business

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm writing a series of blog posts to document some of the things I've learned in innovation along the way, over 15 years of leading corporate innovation work.

3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software

Exago

If you are involved in managing innovation for your organisation and you have been set with the task to make this decision, the first question you should ask yourself is: “Do we really need an innovation management software?”.

An Innovative Complaint – United Breaks Guitars

Destination Innovation

In 2008, Dave Carroll, a Canadian guitarist and songwriter, flew with United Airlines from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Omaha, Nebraska with a stop at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. During the layover at O’Hare a fellow passenger saw the baggage handlers throwing baggage including Carroll’s precious guitar.

Why Most Corporate Innovation Programs Fail (And How To Make Them Succeed)

Digital Tonto

The real potential of innovation programs is that they provide a space to explore areas that don’t fit with the current business, but may play an important role in its future. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The 7 Habits of Highly Innovative Organizations

While a sustainable standardized method of innovation still eludes most organizations - having this in your toolbox is a game changer! Discover the 7 essential habits for enabling companies to systemize and establish innovation as a core competency.

Propel Your Innovation Strategy into Overdrive with Big Data

IdeaScale

Big data has been a foundation of innovation ever since the first suggestion box was put out. Since then, the data set has only kept growing, until now you can filter thousands or even millions of data points. How do you effectively use big data to drive innovation? Collect Only Relevant Data.

The Innovation Manager's Summer Reading List 2019

HYPE Innovation

Is it just me, or does this also happen to you? Summer after summer it's the same. Usually, at the beginning of the season, I start to think, "okay, which book should I take on vacation?" fully aware that, in the end, I'll return home having not opened it once).

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Making Marketing Innovation a Growth Lever for Your Business

Innovation Excellence

Many businesses fail to realize that they are not in a single business, but are actually in two. First, they’re in the business of working on products and services that will help solve their clients’ problems and help them achieve their goals today. But that’s only half of the picture.

These 4 Major Shifts Will Drive The 21st Century

Digital Tonto

The truth is that every disruptive era is not only fraught with danger, but also opportunity. Every generation faces unique challenges and must find the will to solve them. My hope is that we will do. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Top 5 Women Innovators of All Time

IdeaScale

There’s an old saying that goes, “The rooster crows, but the hen delivers,” and it’s an apt metaphor for the world of invention. Most of us have little difficulty listing male inventors, but rattling off a list of female innovators is harder.

4 Reasons Why Digital Natives may be your Best Innovation Tool

The Future Shapers

Digital natives. The first time I really heard this phrase, it was 2016 and I was sitting in a classroom, surrounded by “them” and feeling as old as dirt. You see, I was born the same year Michael Dell started his business.

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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.

You need a why and a how, not a what, for innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm going to start a series of blog posts about what 15 years of innovation consulting has taught me. I'm happy to say I've learned a lot about innovation in corporations, and also somewhat excited to say I'm still learning, because the pace and nature of innovation is changing so rapidly.

How Ratan Tata avoided a ‘Kodak Moment’

Innovation Excellence

Imagine the scene. It’s the early hours of the morning. A young engineer lies awake, unable to sleep because of the excitement. After what seems like an hour of trying to find a comfy position to nod off, he checks the clock. Just fifteen minutes have elapsed since the last time he looked!

Calling All Corporate Innovators: What’s Your Company’s Innovation Maturity Score?

Rocketspace

Nowadays, companies last less than 20 years on the S&P 500 , down from 60 years in the 1950s — a trend in large part caused by technological disruption. To put it bluntly, the corporate landscape can be summed up as ‘innovate or die.’

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New Podcast Series to Highlight Real-Life Innovation Stories

IdeaScale

Podcasts themselves are examples of innovation, bringing together compressed audio, RSS feeds, and mobile listening devices into a medium that was born on the internet.

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.

Make it Feel Like Home

Ideanote

Our new highly requested feature is already here! Now, all enterprise users can fully customize the look of their Ideanote space. Choose one of the three ready-to-use themes. Make it your own Or create something unique. Match the style of your brand and the feel of your company.

Tiered Daily Huddles at Cleveland Clinic

Kainexus

I'm eagerly awaiting the start of a presentation by Cinnamon Dixon , the Director of Continuous Improvement at Cleveland Clinic , about their visual management process.

Bill Gates Wants You To See The World This Way

Innovation Excellence

(Warning: Once You Do You Can’t Un-See It) Every so often an image flashes across our collective social consciousness that forever changes how we see the world and ourselves. This is one of them. Every so often something comes along that dramatically alters our perception of the world.

Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

Improv is a Swiss Army Knife for Problem Solving. I just completed another workshop for high level executives in the use of Improv for Problem Solving. Most of the group were skeptical at the start.

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.

Less snake oil, more thought leadership please!

The Future Shapers

What do business leaders want? is perhaps too broad, or too simple, a question. It goes without saying that you want to build business success, deliver a high-value strategy, provide outstanding customer outcomes, deliver great returns for shareholders and build a great place to work.

Logos And Marketing Materials

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. In this blog post, we are going to provide some advice on logo design and print marketing materials. image source. Reasons You Should Never Use A Free Logo Maker . Logo design tools are widely available.

Bitcoin’s Highs and Lows: Where to Next?

Daniel Burrus

Since the critical acclaim of Bitcoin and digital currencies in 2017, there has been a lot of talk about its future. Bitcoin was the first digital currency to attract mainstream attention, and after that, 2018 was less than glamorous, with the price plummeting.

Apple Inadvertently Revealed its Next Big Thing

Innovation Excellence

and it’s not what you think… Eclipsing yourself when you’ve just finished changing the world isn’t easy, it’s nearly impossible. But here’s one way Apple might just pull it off, again.

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.

Problem Solving at Cleveland Clinic

Kainexus

I'm well into day two of the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Washington D.C., and while there are 8 breakout sessions to choose from right now, I came back to the coldest room in the hotel for more Cleveland Clinic.

Learning as We Go with the Power of Retrospectives

Grasshopper Herder

How to use retrospectives so your entire team can get the most out of your experiments. The post Learning as We Go with the Power of Retrospectives appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Productivity Retrospective

yet2’s Thoughts on The Japan Society of Boston’s Business Forum

Yet2

Earlier in June I attended a Business Forum sponsored by the Japan Society of Boston titled: The Changing Landscape: Mergers, Acquisitions, and the Future of US/Japan Trade.

May the 4th Industrial Revolution be with You – Part 2: You can Check Out Any Time You like but You can Never Leave

InnovationManagement

This is the second in a series of articles that explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on how we are living our lives today and how we should go about earning a living in the years to come.

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.

What it Takes to be a Biomedical or Clinical Entrepreneur

Innovation Excellence

Biomedical or clinical entrepreneurs are not just doctors, scientists and engineers who create businesses.

How to Evaluate Visual Project Management Tools

Kainexus

We’ve received a bunch of responses to our recent posts about visual project management. Many of our readers have shared their stories about how moving to visual management has helped them get more projects completed and to better understand the results of their improvement efforts.

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Your Digital Presence

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post – Digital agencies offer a whole range of digital services to make your business a great success online. Typically, they offer a wide range of services, from website design and optimisation, web maintenance and hosting, through to development and marketing.

How Businesses Use Crowdsourcing to Disrupt and Avoid Disruption

Innocentive

Innovation Insights Seekers

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.