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Turn the Shop Around

Destination Innovation

Consider the shopping experience for a housewife in the 1920s. She would go from one small store to another – meat from the butcher’s, bread from the bakery, fish from the fish monger, cans and vegetables from the grocer’s, household items from the hardware store and so on.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 2: Catching Ideas With Targeted Campaigns

HYPE Innovation

Welcome back to the 10 Rules of Innovation Management series! If you're new to the series, I'll be sharing 10 best practices to help you manage your online collaborative innovation program or get started if you're thinking about launching one ( subscribe to the series here! ). The Innovation Manage

The single best way to improve your brainstorming sessions

Idea to Value

Brainstorming doesn’t work. At least, not the way most companies do it. And that is because most brainstorming sessions are not designed to deliver results for the company , only for the facilitator.

Defending Europe, including the Brits, on innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Europe does seem to be always lagging. You get the impression those in Europe’s leadership are beating back the waves of progress, not embracing them- it is all self-serving. They also seem to operate in a fortress mentality.

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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.

8 Imperative Questions to Evaluate Your Corporate Innovation Maturity

Rocketspace

Corporate Innovation Maturity Scale: Evaluating Internal and External Innovation.

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Should You Have a Dedicated Innovation Department?

IdeaScale

An innovation department can build new approaches and products with everyone’s help. Innovation is unquestionably central to any company’s future. Even in mature industries where change is slow, ripple effects can catch even the sharpest team off-guard.

Why digital transformation will drive business model innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

As a follow up to my previous post about the intersection of digital transformation and innovation , I wanted to conduct a thought experiment to illustrate why the real impact of all the impending change from digital transformation and innovation will be business model related. While the implementation of new technologies is interesting and challenging, and creating new products and services is daunting, at least you can still do that primarily if not exclusively in your existing business model.

These Are The 3 Technology Inflection Points That Will Change The Future

Digital Tonto

Market watchers like to follow trends because they are often a good indicator of what will happen next. The near future usually does look like the recent past, but not always. Sometimes we hit an. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation

Everything You Need to Know About the Startup Fundraising Process

Rocketspace

Securing a new funding round is a significant turning point for startups. Without funds in place, even the savviest startup founders have difficulty developing product prototypes, testing market assumptions, and generating enough investor interest needed for future financing. Startup Services

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.

This Army Colonel Is Helping Large Enterprises Innovate Like Lean Startups

Innovation Excellence

Since the turn of the century, the US Military has been continually disrupted. Traditionally it was designed to fight conventional wars against great adversaries. Yet since 9/11 it has found itself fighting networks of loosely connected small groups that are able to continually evolve their tactics.

Lessons from Silicon Valley on Innovation and Engagement

IdeaScale

Innovation is a concept often tossed around in business strategy as an instrument of change. The era of the “data economy” is well and truly upon us, meaning that companies must be more agile than ever before.

Beware conventional wisdom in innovation and digital transformation

RTI Innovation Advisors

One of my favorite quotes comes from Shaw, who said that all change in life originate from unreasonable people. Reasonable people, he said, will accept the status quo and change their lives to adapt to the status quo. Unreasonable people won't. Unreasonable people force change rather than accept the status quo. So, he argued, all change is dependent on unreasonable people.

Why Audience Testing is a Vital Step in the Business Naming Process

Game-Changer

After days or maybe even weeks of brainstorming and crossing off every possibility, you have finally found the perfect business name. Or, at least you think so. When naming your business, you must think beyond what you as the business owner think of the name. It’s great if you like it, and it’s wonderful if your team likes it, but at the end of the day, it is best if your target customer is interested in your business name too.

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.

Manufacturing Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Transforming Before Our Eyes

Leapfrogging

Large scale 3D printing farms will create the next industrial revolution. When it comes to business and the economy, there’s constant buzz about Apple , Amazon , Google , and Facebook. There’s also been lots of attention lately on middle America and the loss of manufacturing jobs. At times these topics seem at odds – the new high-tech guard disrupting the old, jobs shifting from blue to white collar, outsourcing overseas versus keeping things at home, and the list goes on.

10 Practical uses of deep learning

IdeaSpies

Deep learning has altered the way we operate in various ways. These are 10 practical use cases of Deep Learning in the last few years. ONE: Facial Recognition. Most airports are now able to use deep learning techniques to identify and track persons of interest (e.g.

How to Build a Better Creative Team

IdeaScale

When you build a creative team, you hope that the team as a whole will be more creative and productive than the sum of its parts. It all starts with setting goals, then proceeds to finding the right people for the team. Then, the creative team must be managed well. When it all clicks, a creative team can become a hub of innovation management, pushing creative ideas through from concept to implementation.

Your objective is to sell your product. Your customers objective is to solve a problem.

Beyond the Obvious

Once a product has sold, it’s pretty much out of your control. You may have an idea why people will buy it, and what they’ll do with it, but the most you can ever do is guess. So why are you assuming that you know what your customer actually likes and values about your product, […].

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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.

The Leadership Gap in Innovation

Innovation Excellence

A vast majority of executives, more than 80% according to sources, consider innovation to be paramount for the future success of their organization. Yet, very few of them are succeeding in it.

The DotCom Bust Could Have Killed O’Reilly Media, But It Learned To Reinvent It’s Business Model And Built A New Future

Digital Tonto

No longer just publishing books, it now increasingly focuses on what comes after Related posts: How To Innovate Your Media Business Model. This Children’s Hospital In Dallas Is Reimagining The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Business Models

21 Questions to Help You Apply the Principles of Lean Management

Kainexus

We’ve written before about how the Lean management approach is prevalent in almost every industry. That’s because its twin pillars of continuous improvement and respect for people make sense in every sector. Supporting those pillars are the five principles of Lean.

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Corporate culture on sustainability

Norbert Bol

In my last blog I related culture to sustainability. In the april 2019 edition of the Journal of Cleaner Production there is an interesting article about corporate culture and corporate sustainability by Islam et al. 2019).

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.

Idea Validation: Steps and Tools for Testing Your Idea

Viima

Did you know that most business ideas fail within the first year ? Idea Management Ideation Idea Validation

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Bringing Agile Innovation into the Stage Gate Process

Innovation Excellence

Everyone is talking about how to speed up their innovation process. Or, at least make it more efficient. It is the current hot topic, especially amongst the multinational Goliaths.

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Customer Experience Delivery – 8 Ways to Rethink It

BrainZooming

What’s the customer experience delivery like for your brand? Does it meet everything your customers are looking for? Seriously? You think there’s not much more you can do to improve your brand’s customer experience ?

What is Leader Standard Work?

Kainexus

Standard work is the documented and current best way to do a particular task, procedure or process. Workers develop the standard and follow it until an improvement process results in a new standard.

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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!