Innovation Archetecture

“It’s Our Job to Ask Questions”: Building a Culture of Inquiry

Innovation Archetecture

After the publication of Great Question! I began running workshops around “building a culture of inquiry.”

Ideation Drives Discovery in Customer Experience

Innovation Archetecture

Organizations mint Chief Customer Officers (CXO) as readily as they mint Chief Innovation Officers. What is it about the Digital Age that causes organizations to mint chiefs of all stripes in the way sheriffs from the Old West would mint deputies to join them on the posse?

Business Model Canvas and Customer Discovery templates in Microsoft Visio

Innovation Archetecture

In my work with clients I have found value in having the Business Model Canvas and the Customer Discovery Flow available in Microsoft Visio as a template. Alex Osterwalder developed the Business Model Canvas in his book, Business Model Generation.

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Alexa to the Rescue: Considering the Environments in Which We Innovate

Innovation Archetecture

One afternoon last week I picked up my four-year-old daughter from her pre-school. On the drive home she said, “take me to McDonalds.” ” We continued driving home. I had no plans to take her to McDonalds.

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.

Applying Collaborative Innovation to Design Thinking

Innovation Archetecture

Introduction. “Innovate or die” becomes the order of the day. People in response seek ways to innovate.

Echoes of Everett Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations: ShotSpotter Comes to the City of Cincinnati

Innovation Archetecture

Have you heard of ShotSpotter? The ShotSpotter company sets up microphones on the top of buildings within a community to capture sounds. The ShotSpotter software tied to the microphones can tell the difference between a gunshot and similar noises, such as the backfiring of a car.

All Disruption Is Innovative; Not All Innovation Is Disruptive

Innovation Archetecture

The New Yorker ran an article , “Power Brokers,” on how start-up companies—some homegrown, some from Silicon Valley—are offering for the first time a reliable source of electricity to people living in remote parts of Africa. Ghana. Tanzania. The Ivory Coast.

Innovation and Sustainability: Brothers in Arms

Innovation Archetecture

The computer hardware company Cisco published an article on how blockchain technology holds promise in accelerating the adoption of solar energy.

The Benefits of Pursuing Collaborative Innovation with Your Customer Advisory Board

Innovation Archetecture

Introduction. Many organizations have committed to developing deeper intimacy with their most important clients by establishing customer advisory boards.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Bringing Your Balanced Scorecard Alive with Collaborative Innovation

Innovation Archetecture

Introduction. Robert Kaplan and David Norton popularized the Balanced Scorecard twenty years ago. Its simple, visual framework helps organizations depict linked sets of goals that define strategy.

Customer Experience, Ahoy!

Innovation Archetecture

Do you remember your first real job? The job where you had to show up on time? The job where, when you got your first paycheck, you were shocked—shocked—at the inexplicable chasm between gross and net pay? My first real job was at Long John Silvers.

Three Wishes for the Corporate Innovator for 2018

Innovation Archetecture

My dad loved both the creative and technical aspects of photography. He loved taking pictures. And, he loved developing the images. Both activities have within them a bit of art and science. When he passed I inherited the negatives.

The Baldrige Award Program and Innovation Management: A Match Made in Heaven

Innovation Archetecture

Several years ago I had the opportunity and the privilege to serve as an examiner for the Baldrige Awards for the State of Ohio in the U.S. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recognizes U.S.

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.

Food for Thought: Success and Lasagna

Innovation Archetecture

The recipe for success and the recipe for lasagna enjoy many similarities. First, let us compare the drive to succeed with the desire to make lasagna. We start by observing that nobody makes lasagna for one.

Blessed Are the Mapmakers: The Business of Wayfinding

Innovation Archetecture

In a recent article , I observed that the modern-day organization prizes certain cultural traits. We seek to foment a culture of innovation. We seek to foment a culture of quality. We seek to foment a culture of sustainability. And, a culture of safety.

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10 Things Your Corporate Venture Capital Arm Must Do

Rocketspace

Pursuing external innovation can be difficult within an organization, as many lack the team and tools to do so. Corporate Venture Capital can spur an organization’s growth by opening doors to new technologies while mitigating risk.

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Ten Top Tips for Cruise Ship Speakers

Destination Innovation

Cruises are booming in popularity. In 2018 there were around 27 million cruise ship passengers worldwide. Most cruises have guest speakers on board. I have been a such a speaker with different cruise lines. It is not as easy as it might appear. Here are some things I have learned. The Audience.

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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.

Bypass the Naysayers

Destination Innovation

Mickey Schulhof’s parents, both Jews, fled Hitler’s Europe in 1939 and settled in Long Island. Mickey was a brilliant student and gained a doctorate in physics from Brandeis University in 1970 before joining CBS to work in their music records division.

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5 Charts That Show Challenges of AI Adoption in the Enterprise

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinning them all is artificial intelligence. At this point, AI is blogged and reported about intensely on a day-to-day basis.

Why Diversity and Inclusion Driving Innovation is a Matter of Life and Death

Rocketspace

Diversity and inclusion. These two words are amongst the most important topics in today’s culture. Simply look at the Google trend for the search term “diversity and inclusion” over the past 15 years worldwide. In fifteen years, it has grown from nearly 0 to 100.

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How do you apply the three horizon framework in your thinking? Steve Blank you are limiting your thinking.

Paul Hobcraft

Presently the three horizon model for innovation is argued as no longer applying to innovation as it has been suggested, or I feel so, in a recent article written by Steve Blank.

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.

If you want more Creativity, Move the Kettle!

Destination Innovation

Alex Pentland. Alex Pentland is a professor at MIT who combined staff identity badges with GPS positioning technology. This enabled him to observe the movements of workers in an office much in the same way as we might watch streams of ants crossing the gorund.

Try this Brainstorm Method – The Contradictory Innovation

Destination Innovation

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay. Consider for a moment these self-contradictory innovations: The solar-powered torch (flashlight). The inflatable dartboard. The underwater hairdryer. The waterproof teabag. The concrete liferaft.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 4: Communication and Transparency

HYPE Innovation

This is the fourth part of the broader series on "The 10 Rules of Innovation Management." In five publications, I’ll share 10 best practices that should come in handy if you’re managing an online, collaborative innovation management program or thinking about launching one.

The surprising building block for innovating in the digital age

Exago

What if we could get our people and partners to work and innovate together as one global team towards digital transformation? And to do it seamlessly across functions, regions and job titles? The recent Arthur D.

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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!

5 Ways To Use Generalists Inside Your Organization

Game-Changer

Most organizations don’t know what to do with Generalists. Which begs the question: How do you use Generalists inside your organization? First, let’s define the difference between specialists and generalists.

Top Five Skills of Innovative Leaders

IdeaScale

Leadership in innovation is more than positivity. Innovation is about skill as much as talent. While creativity is central to any innovation strategy, it takes more than just ideas to be an innovative leader. Here are the skills you need to not just lead your industry, but change it. Curiosity .

What You Need to Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture

HYPE Innovation

Raise your hand if you don't want an innovation culture in your organization. The Innovation Manager

The World's Top Emerging Innovation Hubs to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

Top 7 Emerging Innovation Hubs for Corporate Innovators. emerging innovation hubs innovation hub innovation ecosystem

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.