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Recognizing different innovating capabilities to develop and grow

Paul Hobcraft

A firm’s ordinary capabilities are the ones that enable us to perform efficiently and effectively, those essential routines and practices that often require having a high level of technical need supporting these activities.

How to Build a Future-Proof Strategy

HYPE Innovation

The third in HYPE's series on the ten most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight, this post offers guidance, practical tips, and examples of how to build future-proof strategies.

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Cracking the complexity code

Paul Hobcraft

There was a good article within the McKinsey Quarterly published way back in 2007 entitled “Cracking the complexity code,” written by three authors Suzanne Heywood, Jessica Spungin, and David Turnbull. It still has a lot of relevancy in my mind today.

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Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

Idea to Value

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line?

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Why Fears About China Are, Mostly, Overblown

Digital Tonto

Many predict that China will dominate the 21st century in much the same way that America dominated the 20th. Yet I’m not so sure. First, American dominance was due to an unusual confluence of forces. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Does Your Company Struggle with Innovation Anxiety?

IdeaScale

Innovation anxiety can keep your team from doing its best. Whenever demands made on a person, team, or organization aren’t properly matched with the resources needed to address them, stress is the result. Understaffed departments suffer from sloppier work and lower morale.

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Want to Upskill People? Start With Mindset First

Game-Changer

One of the biggest challenges in the Next Economy is upskilling people. And as I’ve mentioned before, I believe people should be responsible for their own upskilling instead of depending on their employers for that.

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Innovation Building Block #3: Discovery, exploration and novelty

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a series of posts about what I consider to be the fundamental building blocks of innovation. The building blocks I'm writing about are core to doing innovation well over a period of time. The first building block I wrote about was creating a bias for innovation in your culture. The second was on gaining the context for innovation - identifying an emerging opportunity or a problem.

Exploring the Connection between Idea Management and Customer Experience

IdeaScale

Managing the innovation process can help you improve customer experience with your brand.?. Delivering top customer experience is a main goal of companies across all industries. The key is standing out from the competition, but this isn’t always easy.

Mentoring Is the Secret to Innovation Say Silicon Valley’s Top VCs and Entrepreneurs

Leapfrogging

Mentoring transforms big ideas into high-impact innovations. Having worked with dozens of the Fortune 1000 companies , coached startups, and founded three companies, I can say there’s a universal truth when it comes to innovation: big ideas are just ideas until they deliver real value to the world.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

When It Comes to Recognition It Pays to “Think Small.” Here’s Why.

Tembosocial

Oscars, Emmys, ACTRAs, the Palme d'Or.who who doesn't love a big awards celebration? From the red carpet to the afterparty, entertainment awards are a really big deal - so much of a big deal, in fact, that they often generate news and controversies of their own.

Mindset Is Everything

Game-Changer

I have a deep rooted passion for learning, and one thing I’ve thought about since I was a kid is that I’ll still be sharp minded and productive way into my senior years; that’s a life goal of mine.

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Innovation or ERP: which path will digital transformation follow?

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been thinking a lot about the concept of "digital transformation" recently. You can't help but encounter it on Twitter or LinkedIn, in business publications and in discussions with customers and prospects. Everyone wants to know about digital transformation. Admittedly, teaching a class on digital transformation keeps it forefront in my mind.

Identifying the Value of Crowdsourcing: A Talk with Dr. Zoe Szajnfarber

IdeaScale

Digitization is a game-changer across all industries, affecting companies large and small. Traditional approaches to creating innovation strategies are no longer providing effective solutions. Instead, companies are adopting a way of solving problems known as open innovation.

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

Innovation is Not Supposed to be Fun

Innovation Excellence

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line?

Five Principles of Innovation Measurement

InnovationManagement

What gets measured gets managed. Innovation is not serendipity; it’s a managed process of transforming novel ideas to achieve their business value. You can only manage what you measure. The post Five Principles of Innovation Measurement appeared first on Innovation Management.

Former LEGO Exec: 5 Habits of Successful Corporate Intrapreneurs

Innovation Leader

David Gram, formerly a leader at LEGO Ventures and LEGO Creative Play Lab, outlines five habits that set corporate intrapreneurs up for success. The first one: Accept that people will hate your project

The Digital Transformation Canvas

The Future Shapers

The Digital Transformation Canvas is a tool designed to help enterprises to digitally transform their businesses. It assists organisations to evaluate, plan and execute their digital transformation strategies more effectively.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Wazoku Announces Winter 2019 Product Release

Wazoku

Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Winter 2019 product release with features designed to equip organisations with better visibility into the value of their ideas and their innovation pipeline.

Four Strategies to Being Fully Present in any given Moment

Innovation Excellence

Premise: Earlier today, I came across a blog post on The School of Life blog about the difficulty of being in the present. You can read the entire post here. It so happens that I’ve been having a conversation with my wife and son recently about the same topic (which is a slightly better way.

Innovation Differentiators: Information and Implementation

InnovationManagement

What separates the great innovators from the industry laggards? What empowers long-standing hierarchical organizations like LEGO to make big, creative bets that pay off (like the LEGO Movie) while other once-great brands like Tower Records, Pan Am, or Pets.com have all gone away?

Essential elements to consider when creating a website for your business

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. If you’re running a business in 2020 then having a website is essential. Not all websites are created equal, and ensuring yours is designed in a way that works in harmony with your business is crucial.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Digital Disruption: A Multi-Generational Mindset

Daniel Burrus

Being anticipatory is a multifaceted offense in a world of rapid digital disruption.

What if There Was a Red Carpet for Positive Change?

Kainexus

It’s that time of year when all of the celebrities get dressed to the nines and viewers at home sit back and root for the movies, shows, and stars they love best.

Only Thing Predictable About Innovation is its Unpredictability

Innovation Excellence

A culture that demands predictable results cannot innovate. No one will have the courage to do work with the requisite level of uncertainty and all the projects will build on what worked last time. The only predictable result – the recipe will be wildly successful right up until the wheels fall off.

Change Management Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Today we’re going to cover change management strategies. We plan to dive deeper into this topic over the coming months, so this piece will serve as a foundation. By the time you finish reading this you’ll have: A clear definition of what a change management strategy means.

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.

Prerequisites for successful innovation – What’s holding you back?

The Future Shapers

Every large enterprise has some form of innovation programme, but all grapple with the same fundamental contradiction: how do you create a culture that gives rise to unprecedented levels of creative innovation in an organisation operating at the scale and complexity of a modern multi-national?

Improving Safety in Extreme Work Environments through IoT

InnovationManagement

Sustainability is a widely known concept. However, finding a balance for its three main pillars (society, economy, and environment) is not easy.

Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

Viima

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. Culture Innovation

Even The Most Radical Visions Can Succeed When Built On Shared Values

Innovation Excellence

With the political season heating up, an increasingly frequent topic of discussion is how radical candidates should be. Some say that the optimal strategy is to be mainstream and court the middle. Others argue that it is better to more extreme and rile up the passions of your most active supporters.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.