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Recognizing it is all about Value Creation

Paul Hobcraft

I am reading a lot about the concept of value creation recently, it answers everything but tells us so often nothing about how it is made up or it is truly present.

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The Gladwell Trap

Digital Tonto

We can't believe everything we think. We need to ask the hard questions Related posts: The Selective Innovation Trap. The Gospel According to Gladwell. The Accidental Cartesians. What is a Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

7 Rules For Rebels, Heretics And Mavericks In Organizations

Game-Changer

Innovation is hard , it doesn’t happen by following a tried and true cookie cutter approach. It often begins when someone begins to think and act differently, usually in isolation, from the rest of an organization; challenging convention.

4 Practices Innovation Managers Should Retire (And 4 to Keep)

HYPE Innovation

Every year, new tools, technologies, practices, and even full-rounded ideologies invade the innovation space. Those of us working in this space witness this change daily as we watch projects reach (or miss) their targets as a result of new information and tools used.

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.

The 7 stages of NPD and how to effectively manage product innovation

Exago

The process of developing a new product - whether it is a tangible, physical good or intangible, like a service, experience or belief - requires a systematic method to launch and commercialise it.

Building the Coordinates into your Innovation World

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation can be fairly complex in what needs to be pulled together, as often it ‘flies’ in contradiction to the normal organization’s ways and wishes, especially the emphasis on working in structured, efficient and productive ways.

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Is Artificial Intelligence The New Productivity Paradox?

Digital Tonto

There’s still so much we don’t yet see, for the simple reason that so much has yet to happen Related posts: 4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence Needs. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Understanding future conditions is vital to create innovative solutions

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm just wrapping up another project that's focused on trend spotting and scenario planning, working to help a client company understand the emerging competitive conditions their business will face in the next 5-7 years. While foresighting, trend spotting and scenario planning are exceptionally valuable, many innovation projects simply ignore the benefits they can receive from doing this work. Instead innovators plunge in to create the products and services they believe customers need.

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Why Perfectionism Stifles Innovation

IdeaScale

Striving for excellence is not the same thing as demanding perfection. Striving for excellence opens up possibilities while demanding perfection attempts to carve outcomes in stone.

Digital Factory of the Incumbent: Software of the Mind

InnovationManagement

Technological changes are one of the leading advocators to shape customer value. They are characterized by a process of social technological variations, rooted in different disciplines e.g., economics, sociology, and psychology.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

How to Score Innovative Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Suppose you are running a pitch competition and need to create a scoring rubric? Or , maybe you are the head of a technology transfer office or innovation center and need to screen lots of ideas?

If You Want To Network Your Organization, Avoid These 4 Myths

Digital Tonto

Instead of trying to "break down silos," start thinking about how to connect them Related posts: How to Network Your Organization. If You Want To Innovate, Avoid These Myths. The Synchronized. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Slicing and Dicing Innovation Vehicles

The Future Shapers

In this current global market, large corporate companies have seen first-hand their industries disrupted by innovative startups. Startups that bring new technology to their clients and offer customers something novel to an already existing need.

Crowdsourcing Trends Shaping the Future of Innovation

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.

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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.

Taking an Audience-Centric Approach During the Tech Adoption Lifecycle

InnovationManagement

Most marketing professionals understand that insight into the hearts and minds of your customers is central to successful product innovation. But which customers? Who is going to buy my product first? What happens after that? How can I eventually grow my customer base to one billion people?

Creating a Movement that Drives Transformational Change

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Greg Satell, author of the new book Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change. Greg Satell is a bestselling author, speaker and adviser, who frequently contributes to Innovation Excellence, Harvard Business Review, Inc.

Beyond Bitcoin: The Future of Blockchain Technology

Daniel Burrus

Bitcoins were introduced in 2009 to great fanfare. Although there had been predecessors, Bitcoins were framed as the first form of cyber currency. Shortly after Bitcoins were introduced, I labeled them a Soft Trend—one whose future was looking good, but not a future certainty.

Fix the Planet’s Results to Be Announced at SAP Next-Gen HQ in NYC

Innovation 360 Group

Fix the Planet was launched April 22, and with just weeks left to collect ideas, the momentum is building. We are pleased to announce a new strategic partner in this endeavor, SAP Next-Gen. Welcome onboard!

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.

Are Your Change Management Processes Well-Oiled?

IdeaScale

Change management focuses on people, and how they move from their current situation to a new one. Anyone who has been through a major organizational change knows that change doesn’t happen in isolation and that unintended consequences are to be expected.

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Recent Innovations in Healthcare

InnovationManagement

From patient care technology and equipment to public health research and new alternative treatments for sufferers of chronic pain, the healthcare field has always relied on innovation. The post Recent Innovations in Healthcare appeared first on Innovation Management.

Creating Collaborative Workplace Cultures

Innovation Excellence

Some CEO’S, executive teams and leaders mistakenly assume that organizational culture is simply a social phenomenon that they have no control over, and cannot impact. Yet, according to Gallup, CEO’s, executive teams and leaders are the key catalysts towards creating a collaborative workplace culture.

How Athletic Innovators And Intelligent Enterprises Complete Their Journeys

Leveraging Networks

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. While taking that first step may not be easy, the path it takes you down will lead to true accomplishment.

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.

Consumer behavior: how Digital Transformation changed the buying process forever

mjvinnovation

The mobile first experience, with immediate access to information, has empowered the aimed audience of all targets. And in this search for immediate answers, the new consumer inaugurated a new level of relationship with brands, called micro-moments.

Guilt isn’t Noble. 3 Ways to Better Respond to Failure.

Econic

It was the beginning of 2018 and I believed that I was on the cusp of “the next big thing.”

Innovating in a Hierarchical Environment

InnovationManagement

Announcing the IdeaScale Nation podcast, where you'll be able to hear stories from innovators in government, the enterprise and beyond. The post Innovating in a Hierarchical Environment appeared first on Innovation Management. News Open Innovation Best Practices invention podcast

To be agile you have to align your organisational structures vertically

Innovation Excellence

I was working for an international jewellery firm. The grandson had called me in to talk about the succession planning in their family business. After a long conversation about some of the dysfunctional dynamics in the family, I asked to see the organisational structure.

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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.

#1,501 – Antiquing Board Game

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The other day I had dinner at Snakes and Lattes, an establishment that lets you play board games while you dine for a nominal fee. One of the games that I wound up playing was my new all-time #1 favorite game: Patchwork.

When Being Right is the Wrong Strategy for Change

Kainexus

Frequent readers of this blog are probably familiar with Mark Graban. Mark has been an enormous contributor to the ideological foundation of the KaiNexus continuous improvement software.

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The Secret to High Energy Innovation Spaces

Legacy Innovation Group

The Secret to High Energy Innovation Spaces. May 15, 2019 | Anthony Mills. Innovation Spaces – which can refer to any space intentionally designed to foster and facilitate good innovation work – come in all sorts, shapes, and sizes.

Data Science is Essential for 21st Century Innovation: Here’s Why

InnovationManagement

For statisticians, the career outlook is rosy, even for entry-level job candidates. Organizations around the world need specialists who can translate data into actionable reports that inform mission-critical decision-making. The post Data Science is Essential for 21st Century Innovation: Here’s Why appeared first on Innovation Management. Trend Alert applied statistics careers data science degrees education learning professional development statistics

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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!