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Are these innovation goals on your list for 2020?

Exago

As we have seen in previous articles, there are 6 essential elements that leaders must bear in mind if they want to compete and thrive in today's business world. These innovation goals should be at the top of any innovation manager's list this year.

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Dynamics within the system are always dominated by the slow components.

Paul Hobcraft

The worrying thing is within any dynamics within the system they are dominated by the slow components, and the rapid components simply have to follow along. Look at how larger organizations operate.

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Six Questions Leaders of Change Must Answer

Destination Innovation

If you want to lead a transformation in the business, then you have to sell the idea over and over again to people throughout the organisation. In particular, the leader has to answer these questions which are present in people’s minds even if they are unspoken. Why do we need to change?

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Why You Should Look Outside Your Organization to Create Impact

HYPE Innovation

There is a lot of talk nowadays about purpose, value, and worth at both the individual and organizational levels. Take this recent headline from The Economist: “What Companies Are For.” It’s a profoundly philosophical topic – and one that every company should carefully dissect. Sustainability

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.

What Is Quantum Innovation?

IdeaScale

Like a lightning strike, quantum innovation often arrives when it’s least expected. We’re used to one form of innovation: the slow, incremental kind, where new features are added and previous ones are refined and updated.

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To succeed in 2020, the 6th element is flexibility and resilience

Exago

Innovation is an ongoing process. As such, the sixth and final element for managers to consider to innovate successfully in 2020 is flexibility for change and resilience for survival. The post To succeed in 2020, the 6th element is flexibility and resilience appeared first on Exago.

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Top Strategy and Innovation Books of 2019

Leapfrogging

The best strategy & innovation books deliver new insights, examples and tools for reinventing business. I’ve recently written about the disruptive change and innovation upending markets like product packaging, travel and hospitality, management consulting, construction, healthcare, and manufacturing. No matter the trends, technologies or transformations, every industry faces similar challenges : What business models must we create for the future? How do we differentiate our offerings?

Step-by-Step Learning vs Creative Learning

Game-Changer

Are you the type of person who seeks recipes and follows them to the T? Most people are. This is one of the things I dislike about the innovation space, where there’s a whole industry devoted to spreading innovation methodologies. The reason they exist?

Top 10 Must-Read Classics on Innovation Techniques

IdeaScale

Learn what works in innovation from these ten books. Part of building a great innovation strategy is to learn about the history of innovation. Here are ten books every innovator should crack as they build a new innovation approach.

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What’s Inside the CEO’s Innovation Playbook?

Braden Kelley

Recently I received an advance copy of “The CEO’s Innovation Playbook” – the latest white paper from Mastercard and Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. For the effort they interviewed a dozen CEO’s highly innovative companies including Citigroup, Lyft and Coca … Continue reading → Innovation Harvard Business Review research reports

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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 Amazon’s Entrance Tells Us About The New Era Of Quantum Computing

Digital Tonto

Make no mistake. The future will not be digital and digital strategies are unlikely to succeed in a post-digital world that will likely includes not only quantum technologies, but neuromorphic. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

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 Services: In-House or Outsourced?

IdeaScale

When you should outsource is a tough question to answer. The idea of “outsourcing” innovation can seem contrary to the whole concept. Isn’t innovation supposed to be about tapping the potential of your employees while engaging with them on a creative level?

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!

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.

Healthcare trends that are shaping 2020

Board of Innovation

Reading Time: 10 minutes We discuss the trends that will overhaul the healthcare industry in 2020. While data sharing, 5G, supply chain & logistics, and AI will be big, consumer behavior will make all the difference.

What Matters At Work: Aligning Values and Providing Leadership

InnovationTraining.org

This is an InnovationTraining.org guest article by What Matters At Work author, Harry Webne-Behrman. I’ve worked with many individuals and work teams over the years, and I’m often impressed by the dedication and commitment people bring to delivering quality service in the face of obstacles.

Gaining a Competitive Edge Through eLearning by Costa

CMOE

As eLearning becomes more popular as an alternative to traditional instructor-led training, organizations have a plethora of off-the-shelf courses to choose from. Such courses offer a cost-effective and easy way for organizations to venture into the realm of eLearning.

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.

Living Through Budget Cuts: Mission, Communication & Metrics

Innovation Leader

“In recessions…groups get shut down completely,” says health care innovation expert Naomi Fried. Fried discusses defending the mission when times are tight

Why Innovators Ought to Focus on Product Deconstruction

Innovation Excellence

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about innovation and how we may have emphasized one component at the expense of another. Here I’m talking about something that should appear obvious – the focus of innovation in building new things.

Employee Engagement Ideas to Try in the New Year

Kainexus

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is upon us already. The turn of the year is a time when business leaders and managers tend to reflect on the past twelve months and think about what could be even better in the months to come.

7 Psychological Facts That Help Understand Customers Better

InnovationManagement

Psychology is not only about human emotions. Understanding their behavior, nature, and finding out the behavioral patterns is the ultimate goal of psychological studies. And the best practices of psychology can drive sales for business too.

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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?

13 Product Management KPI Examples To Get You Started

Cascade Strategy

In product management teams, much like in other teams in an organization, KPIs are used to create clear targets, guide decisions, celebrate success, and identify risks and issues.

Three Recession Scenarios, and How to Survive Them

Innovation Leader

Nancy Tennant, a professor at Notre Dame and former Chief Innovation Officer at Whirlpool, lays out three recession scenarios that may hit your innovation group

Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2019

Innovation Excellence

Making Risk Management Less Risky with Anticipation

Daniel Burrus

One of the central principles of the Anticipatory Organization Model is to move beyond the idea of mere competition. By that, I mean going past the idea of measuring your organization’s success and performance against others.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

The Difficulty of Being in the Present Moment and Strategies to Overcome it

Rmukesh Gupta

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.

Three Insights Into Operational Excellence

Kainexus

The Shingo Institute is a program in the John M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. It is named after Dr. Shigeo Shingo, a Japanese industrial engineer, and Toyota advisor.

Demonstrate Value by Looking for Gaps to Fill

Innovation Leader

“Whenever the business softened just a little…Time horizons would shrink from years to ‘today,’” writes former Starbucks VP Dennis McGrath

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The Power of Negative Entrepreneurial Thinking

Innovation Excellence

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of all the entrepreneurial cheerleaders and hoopla. The message is that if you only have perseverance and grit, you can be successful. If you can just walk across some coals, the brass ring is almost in hand.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.