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Smart and connected devices change everything

RTI Innovation Advisors

In my last post I wrote about a big transition in innovation that will occur in the near future - when the tipping point is reached and most innovation is focused on smart, connected devices as opposed to dumb products.

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4 Things Every Business Leader Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Digital Tonto

The future will be driven by humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines that creates value for other humans. Related posts: 4 Things Every Leader Should Know About Applying. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Get In A Lot More Tries

Game-Changer

Innovation is messy and hard. It’s not for everyone. Mistakes will be made, and you will have to try more stuff to find a way forward. A couple of years ago I was part of a team that developed a static ground effect vehicle.

The 10 (+1) ingredients for building a collaborative innovation culture

Exago

According to CEOs, innovation culture is the pillar of business innovation, but it isn't always an easy feat. We share the 10 (+1) ingredients to build a collaborative innovation culture in your organisation.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

How to Hone Your Critical Thinking Skills to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Critical thinking involves going beyond cursory reasoning as sufficient proof that something is as it seems. It is one of the most important skills anyone can have, whatever their profession and whatever their position in the corporate hierarchy.

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Learning to innovate in the IoT Age

RTI Innovation Advisors

Lately, many commentators are given to sweeping claims about seismic change. We are either in the 3rd or the 4th industrial revolution, depending on the commentator. It can be hard to keep up. However, where there is smoke there is often fire.

Innovation for Energy — What's Next?

Rocketspace

Last year, the UK government wrote an article about the future of energy, where they stated “The energy system of the future won’t look like today. The scale of change over the next 10 to 20 years will be considerable, and, we don’t know exactly what this change will look like.”. corporate innovation strategy corporate innovation services blog future of energy oil and gas energy innovation

Fear As A Motivator Simply Doesn’t Work

Game-Changer

I recently witnessed a manager use fear as motivator with someone who’d rather not have a lot of responsibility on his hands. Frankly, this is the wrong person to challenge. But the bigger problem is this manager, and every other higher up in this company, uses fear to motivate people all the time! “This is all yours, if it fails it’s on you.” ” Some of us have been told some version of this sentence by a boss, and most don’t take good.

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The 8 Top Collaboration Tools for Your Workplace

IdeaScale

Your company is a team. All the different departments are working for one goal: to sell and develop your product. But how is this possible if your team isn’t on the same page? Social collaboration tools can help you meet this goal.

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.

3 Ways Our Bias to Oversimplify the Future Hurts Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Estimates that attempt to quantify failure rates for innovative products and services typically sit in a range somewhere between 70-95%.

How to Establish Innovation Metrics

InnovationManagement

The right innovation metrics and indicators are often difficult to find and apply. Not many CEOs would be able to show innovation dashboards with 3-5 simple KPIs. The post How to Establish Innovation Metrics appeared first on Innovation Management.

Activating Internal Talent to Build AI Capacity

The Future Shapers

Did you know that you can already buy face recognition services from Amazon for just pennies per minute of video or a fraction of a penny per image?

Handshake vs Heart Attack

Tembosocial

PICTURE IT: a customer walks into a bank and has a heart attack. A teller jumps over the wicket to revive them, winning the admiration of onlookers and the client's entire financial portfolio. WHAT A STORY! Employee Recognition Customer Stories

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.

What’s the Connection between Digital Maturity and Innovation?

IdeaScale

Making the best use of digital technology supports innovation tremendously. We use digital technology every day to manage aspects of our lives that aren’t digital, such as ordering prescription refills, booking a ride, or even ordering fast food so it will be ready when we arrive.

Gig Economy, The Side Hustle and the Changing Digital Landscape

Innovation Excellence

The term “gig economy” is positioned by its many advocates and detractors as part of the new economy, a byproduct of globalization and the Internet.

Use This Template as a Calendar for Innovation

InnovationManagement

One of the reasons why so many crowdsourced innovation programs struggle is because it is difficult for innovators to gather, process, select and implement ideas on a continuous basis. The post Use This Template as a Calendar for Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management.

THE THREE HIDDEN FORCES BRINGING DISRUPTION TO YOUR DOORSTEPS

Ankush Chopra

What is driving the age of disruption today? Why are more disruptive events taking place more often and at a faster speed? Has the world really changed that much and if yes what is behind it? Three major drivers of disruption are ushering in the age of disruption.

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!

How can academics ensure their work has impact?

IdeaSpies

Commercialising and communicating academic research leads to more relevant research that improves lives and provides solutions to our global dilemmas.

The Dangers of Legacy Thinking

Daniel Burrus

Every successful company and organization inevitably must confront a powerful question: Is what got us to where we are helping us move forward or holding us back? Your company or organization may be thriving, but is this record of success sustainable and can you keep going?

Beyond the Business Model Canvas

Innovation Excellence

For decades when business people and aspiring entrepreneurs came up with an idea and became serious about commercializing it, they would, by default, create a business plan. Anyone who has ever created a business plan knows they are a LOT of work.

5 Pillars of an Effective Employee Engagement Strategy

Kainexus

When we sit down with a prospective client, we find it is very important to understand the challenges the organization is facing and their long-term goals before we start talking about our solution. One of the themes that come up, again and again, is employee engagement , or lack thereof.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Authentic Informal Leaders Transform Culture

100%Open

For innovation to flourish, enable a creative culture throughout your organization. In today’s hyper-competitive landscape, innovation is essential for an organization to thrive.

On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, does your company have what it takes for a moonshot?

The Future Shapers

Fifty years ago today, on July 20th 1969 the first two humans, Neil Armstrong and Edward Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, landed on the Moon. All while the third member of the Apollo 11 mission, Michael Collins was orbiting the Moon in the command module.

Digital Ethnography: qualitative research technique evaluates users in the online environment

mjvinnovation

In this context, digital ethnography, or netnography, appears as an evolution of qualitative research, supporting projects centered on the end-user or the development of analytical reports. It is important to emphasize that academia uses different terminologies for ethnography in digital media.

For Innovative Ideas try a Cluster of Strangers

Innovation Excellence

I recently ran a workshop for a group of CEOs of small companies from different sectors and industries. We ran the following exercise. Each person started with a blank sheet of paper on which they answered the following questions about their organization. What are your main products or services?

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.