Enabling Collaboration to Improve Employee Engagement
AUGUST 17, 2016
When you think about collaboration, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Does it mean working with others for a particular purpose? Or does it mean coming together because your work requires you to?
What Is Employee Driven Innovation
AUGUST 31, 2016
What Is Employee Driven Innovation. Every company is made up of a team of people, ranging from senior management to front of line staff.
Create a Communications Plan for Idea Management
OCTOBER 26, 2016
As part of our HunchBuzz offering, we are often asked on how to put together a Communications Plan when launching and maintaining an Idea Management Platform. Well here you go… Communication is a broad concept, one that everyone thinks they understand from their own day to day experiences.
Creating Physical Workspaces For Collaboration and Ideas
OCTOBER 12, 2016
A lot of people have heard of ‘creative’ workplaces, such as Pixar and Google, that boast exciting work environments for collaboration that stimulate their employees. With common cafe areas and unique styled furniture, these offices are unique to the company that created it.
Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization
Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations
From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.
An Insight In to Public Sector Innovation – Australia
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
With Innovation becoming an important conversation in every organisation, the Australian Public Sector (APS) has created a framework to highlight the significance of understanding Public Sector Innovation and applying it.
The Power of Ideas for Business Improvement
AUGUST 22, 2016
The Power of Ideas For Business Improvement . In 2014, Guy Kawasaki, an American marketing specialist, gave an inspirational Ted Talk about the Art of Innovation. Within the first two minutes of his speech, he states that innovation begins with the desire to ‘make meaning.’
What Is Idea Management Anyway?
JULY 28, 2016
The other night, I sat across from a friend who was rambling about a new project at work. Her eyes were wild and her hand gestures signaled that she was in fact, very stressed. You see, my friend is at the lower end of a company, wanting to make her way up the ladder.
The 3 Benefits Of Using Idea Management Software
AUGUST 12, 2016
Why use Idea Management Software? Idea Management can often seem like a big concept, with many definitions on what it actually is, and how it works spanning the internet.
Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook
Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author
For his upcoming book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.
Killer of change? ‘Idiot policy’
MARCH 16, 2015
I wasn’t surprised when I discovered that the word Policy is derived from the French word Police. With a penchant for embracing change my consequential run-ins with the corporate police was to be expected. The good times! It’s true existing policy reflects a great deal of organizational learning, but the reality is that stagnant policy has unintended consequences. Despite organizational commitment to driving innovation and change it’s hard to find good case studies of real transformation.
How building Staff Capability can improve Employee Engagement
APRIL 27, 2017
How encouraging staff to undertake qualifications can boost employee engagement. Employee engagement is one of the main priorities for organisations today. Successful organisations like Google, Microsoft and Mars Inc.
The Buzz about HunchBuzz
AUGUST 4, 2016
Jennie Guzman is a Wellington based content writer/Comms student @Massey getting the lowdown on Innovation, Idea Management Software and Collaboration from one of NZ’s finest – HunchBuzz. When I sat down with Thomas Mitchell of HunchBuzz, I had no idea what to expect.
The Amazing Thing About Bad Ideas
JULY 13, 2016
It’s with great pleasure that for this guest Blog post, we have the excellent Nicole Williams from TechMarketer.org providing some insight about ‘Bad Ideas’… are they really Bad?? Check it out.
My target? “I pulled it out of a hat”
MARCH 18, 2015
If you’ve ever worked in a corporate environment or had anything to do with sales you won’t be surprised to hear that ‘sales targets’ are often pulled out of a hat. Really? Yes, really.
A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation
Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation
This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.
Wisdom of the crowd & that means employees too.
MARCH 17, 2015
If you do time in the business world you’ve certainly been exposed to the hype of how harnessing the voice of internal and external stakeholders can help create new ideas and help organizations reinvent themselves.
Core values is the answer.
MARCH 15, 2015
10 years ago I could be found on stage at conferences evangelizing a principles-based approach to the delivery of IT projects, Agile Project Management. I thought the market was ready, but a lot of the leaders were openly cynical.
Your eulogy will shape your career
MARCH 10, 2015
I’m not sure if anybody has mentioned this to you lately, but you will die. What a morbid way to start a blog. My objective is not to depress you, but to inspire you to live your life with intention.
Moving too fast to develop strategy, are you kidding?
MARCH 9, 2015
At work, every action we take or decision we make effectively supports strategy, whether it is the organizational direction or an individual’s personal agenda.
6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful
Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint
We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.
‘Innovation’ overused but critical
MARCH 8, 2015
Is ‘Innovation’ simply an overused, catchall buzzword that suppliers have latched onto to effectively position themselves with prospective clients? Perhaps there is some truth here, but isn’t innovation essential for survival?
I’m ready for a little MOOC!
MARCH 8, 2015
Universities are smack in the middle of the ‘disruptive business model’ pathway. One component that is bound to impact the existing post secondary (tertiary) model is this thing called MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
Good Deeds, precursor to bad behavior? ‘Licensing Effect’
MARCH 11, 2015
I had a recent chat with somebody who was blatantly lying to me. The ease in which he flung lie after lie into the conversation stupefied me, particularly as his words cascaded from a moral high ground of divinity. I quietly questioned his behavior and wondered if this was the embodiment of the “licensing effect.” Under this effect, people can rationalize bad conduct, if they first do something good.
Addressing Employee Engagement Survey Results Using Idea Management
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
When you first think of an Employee Engagement survey, what is the first thought that comes to mind? Is it that you are turned off the idea of having to respond to a survey? Is it that you are worried that your responses won’t be heard?
The Leadership of Open Innovation
Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation
Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.
The Buzz about HunchBuzz
AUGUST 4, 2016
Jennie Guzman is a Wellington based content writer/Comms student @Massey getting the lowdown on Innovation, Idea Management Software and Collaboration from one of NZ’s finest. When I sat down with Thomas Mitchell of HunchBuzz, I had no idea what to expect.
What is your level of Innovation Maturity?
APRIL 26, 2017
Introduction When it comes to innovation, no two companies are likely to be pursuing innovation in the same way, and they are also likely to be at different stages of innovation maturity.
Misfit Manifesto: What Rebels Want From Their Boss
APRIL 20, 2017
How do you lead and manage for innovation? Not all cultures where innovation thrives look the same, but they all have things in common. One of them is they all unleash their black sheep ; the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. . How do you do that? You have to understand what drives them.
Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Listening To Business Gurus
MARCH 5, 2017
Simple rules always get more complicated when you try to apply them to the real world. Related posts: The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity. How To Make Your Digital Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Strategy
Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization
Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric
We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.
These 3 Technological Forces That Are Changing The Nature Of Work
APRIL 16, 2017
As automation produces ever greater abundance, humanity itself is becoming the scarce, and therefore most valuable, resource. Related posts: Why We Seem To Be Talking More And Working Less—The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
Four Tips on Decision Making from Jeff Bezos
APRIL 22, 2017
In his 2017 letter to shareholders Jeff Bezos shares some powerful insights into decision making at Amazon. Jeff Bezos. “To keep the energy and dynamism of Day 1, you have to somehow make high-quality, high-velocity decisions. Easy for start-ups and very challenging for large organizations.
Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model
MARCH 16, 2017
So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected.
The 9 Rules Of Innovation
MARCH 6, 2016
The truth is that there are many paths to innovation. Here are nine of them. Related posts: The New Rules Of Disruption. The Difference between Strategy and Innovation. What Is Innovation? The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
Case Study: How EDF Energy Improved Innovation by Focusing on Customer Centricity
Shetal Edwards, Head of Innovation Partnerships at EDF Energy, discusses how EDF Energy used ideation and collaboration to identify opportunities to improve customer experience and took action.
How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges
APRIL 12, 2017
When putting your innovation challenges together, make sure you have a complete plan with clearly defined, targeted audiences, across cultures and business units, as well as key messages, frequency expectations, a communication and incentives strategy.
How Corporates can use the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
The Lean Startup is a hot topic for organizations right now, so we asked a practitioner - Justin Souter, of Souter Consulting - to help readers get a handle on the elements of the Lean Startup framework, and provide some lessons from the field. The post is in four sections: 1.
The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World
OCTOBER 16, 2016
Just because you’ve created a great solution, doesn’t mean you have found the right problem. Related posts: How Lean Startup Techniques Can Work Even Better For Established Businesses. How IBM Is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
Got a big decision to make? Try the Three by Three method.
APRIL 26, 2017
Let’s say you are faced with a tough problem. You have wrestled with it for a while and now you have to make a decision. One approach is to use what I call the three by three method. You start by considering many options. You narrow this down to three choices. Your current best option, the CBO.
Proven Strategy: How to Harness the Voice of the Customer to Solve Business Challenges
How do you leverage insights gained from customers, contact centers, and other customer support functions to solve your top business challenges? Gareth, VP of Product Management at Spigit, shares a proven strategy that will help you do just that.