Leveraging Networks

The Intelligent Enterprise Promotes Swarm Organizations

Leveraging Networks

In today’s world of fast changes, disruptions, and globalization in the tech arena, only effective leaders know how to create and use networks for achieving their goals. Digitalization has created constant pressure on traditional companies to operate faster and become more flexible. Stability and efficiency are no longer in the heart of today’s business model. Instead, there is an increasing need for strategies that allow automation, innovation, dynamics, and agility.

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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. Anyone who has prepared for a marathon can tell you that “traditional” training techniques may be effective, but they are also inefficient and time-consuming. Today, thanks to innovation in athletic sciences, anyone can train like a professional. Innovation doesn’t have to be a ground-breaking discovery or a finish line.

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Leveraging Networks in the Era of the Intelligent Enterprise

Leveraging Networks

Over the past few decades, technology has become an increasingly present force in our daily lives, both personally and professionally. Intelligent technologies have particularly made waves in virtually every industry, so understanding them (as well as how to use them to your advantage) can really be the game changer.

Create Personalized Customer Experiences And New Business Models That Generate New Revenue Streams

Leveraging Networks

Innovation is to humans as water is to fish. By introducing combinations of intelligent technologies, services, and industry expertise, it’s possible to unlock product and service innovation through the incorporation of intelligent technologies like artificial intelligence , machine learning , the Internet of Things , and blockchain. As new and innovative products and services are created every day, patents are created on a global scale to match them.

Register Today for RIDG’s Return on Innovation: Webinar Series

Speaker: Michelle Royal, Founder of RIDG

Join RIDG's Chief Innovation Officer, Michelle Royal, for a free 60-minute webinar on Tuesday, March 9th at 10 a.m. ET. You’ll learn how to lead your business to a new frontier in a time of disruption and prepare for the future despite intense financial and mental constraints of a pandemic. This is the first webinar of a three-part series on how innovation produces higher profits and happier people. RIDG helps companies make strategic financial decisions and empowers their teams to grow the business.

Focus On Customer Experience – Your Customers Will Thank You

Leveraging Networks

More than ever, business today revolves around consumers rather than companies, and it is the consumers who dictate business outcomes. According to a recent Walker study, by 2020 customer experience (CX) will overtake price as the key brand differentiator, with customer interactions occurring at every stage of the buying journey.

Enhance the Customer Experience Of Your Service Function With Machine Learning

Leveraging Networks

Enhanc ing Your Customers’ Experience. Enhancing your customer’s experience is an absolute necessity in the digital era of fierce competition for attention, views, and B2B (business to business) and consumer dollars. If you are not continuously innovating your service processes to offer the very best customer experience you are likely falling behind your competition. Why It’s So Important. Take as an example, New York City restaurants. Their competition is fierce.

Conversational Applications and The Future of Work

Leveraging Networks

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has long been offering consumers advantages in many areas of life, from how they shop, eat, and generally tick daily tasks off the to-do list, to where they get advice. AI resides in pockets, purses, living rooms, and kitchens as voice assistants are familiar and trustworthy to a rising number of the population.

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Why You Should Consider Leveraging Networks on Your Digital Business Model

Leveraging Networks

With the economy and worldwide markets changing so much with every passing year, businesses are challenged to change their current models to stay relevant. And with The Fourth Industrial Revolution becoming increasingly likely, there are so many great opportunities for service organizations to take a step to the next level. Despite the changes that we are anticipating in the coming years, having a digital business model and platform appear to be the keys to success.

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Transition the Business Model of Your Organization While Create a Network Effect

Leveraging Networks

Machine learning can help you to transition your business model while create a network effect. Machine learning can enhance your service delivery, but you also need to consider how you will maintain your forward momentum in training while gathering the necessary data for the successful transition. In order to properly and efficiently implement a successful transition, you must first diversify your gained customer value through innovation.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

The Power of Leveraging Your Network as a Program Management Strategy

Leveraging Networks

In the digital age, traditional ways of doing business are starting to fade into obsolescence. Conventional modalities, such as the long-established hierarchical delegations that tend to govern project management efforts, consume far too many resources and lack efficiency. Fortunately, the advent of digital communication has eliminated the barriers of distance and enabled the world to work together instantly – from anywhere.

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Leveraging Your Networks in the Digital Age Can Help You Keep Up

Leveraging Networks

Business moves fast, and now that we’re in a digital age of transformation, it moves at the speed of now. Keeping up with that pace is critical if you want to attain a competitive edge. When organizations want to innovate, it’s crucial to do so in an efficient manner so you can keep up with the digital transformation without sacrificing the quality of your portfolio. Traditional Innovation Processes Fall Short.

Leveraging Innovation Networks

Leveraging Networks

How can you make the most of your social and business networks to transform your business and quickly innovate to stay ahead of the competition? In today’s modern world, innovation can often mean the different between success and failure. Sticking with the same business model and range of products or services in the fast-moving world of business can leave you lagging behind.

Innovate Your Organization: Leverage Your Value Networks

Leveraging Networks

Unfortunately, many business owners view networking as having to do with luck. But like most business endeavors, building and leveraging networks is all about planning and execution. By putting in the time and effort to build up networks, and having the tools to leverage these networks at the right time, business owners can provide a huge boost to their organizations. Here is a look at a few ways to leverage your value networks to innovate your organization. Leveraging Networks for Business –.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Create Meaningful Customer-Employee Experience through Digital Solutions with Design Thinking

Leveraging Networks

We are living in an era of constant change, which is radically affecting the sustainability of business today. An organization that is not agile and versatile will not have a long future. The advent of disruptive technologies can make solid and reputable business models redundant very quickly. In 1985, Alvin Toffler (“The Third Wave”) described the “prosumer”, the intelligent and informed consumer.

Leverage Your Organizational Networks Most Efficiently with BLOCKCHAINS

Leveraging Networks

Experiencing a Digital Transformation. As 2016 has peaked, beginning its slow decent to 2017, businesses are facing a great many changes to the global commerce landscape. Let’s face it; the world is getting smaller. And with it, a rising consumer base. Now, of course this isn’t bad news, as being able to market to a global audience is something that most businesses only dreamed about just a few decades ago.

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Why Finland Has the Best Education System in the World

Idea Champions

The school I want to begin

This new tool allows designers to create photorealistic 3D humans in less than an hour

Idea to Value

Epic are the makers of the videogame production software “Unreal Engine”, known for producing some of the best graphics in videogames (and recently, in films and TV shows as well).

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11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

The 10 Minute rule from the founder of IKEA

Idea to Value

You can do so much in ten minutes’ time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10 -minute units, and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity. Source: Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA (Men’s Health – October 2017 Interview). Inspiratio

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Designing Unique Workshops is hard work

Paul Hobcraft

Finding opportunities for Innovation and Growth is hard work. It is the value of having good, interactive, highly particpative workshops breaks much of those initial barriers to allow the hard work to begin in a more cohesive and collaborative way.

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Podcast S5E104: Adii Pienaar – Building Life Profitability

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with South African serial entrepreneur Adii Pienaar about Life Profitability.

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Vincent van Gogh quote on taking action

Idea to Value

“I tell you, if one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes. To be good — many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm — and that’s a lie, and you said yourself in the past that it was a lie.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Firefighters prevent innovation

Idea to Value

In many companies, there are employees known for their ability to fix problems. They are colloquially referred to as “firefighters”, because they are constantly putting out fires around the business.

Why We Are Beset With Conspiracy Theories (And How To Fix It)

Digital Tonto

In a nutshell, the function conspiracy theories play is to explain things that we don’t otherwise understand and feel out of our control. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the age of Covid has. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Stunning video of NASA’s Perseverance rover touching down on Mars

Idea to Value

If you want to see an example of technical innovation, you need to see this video of NASA’s latest rover touching down on the surface of Mars.

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Validate your idea or innovation, not yourself

Idea to Value

An important part of the innovation process is validating ideas. When done correctly, it is a powerful way of getting feedback from the market on what it would take to make the innovation a success. However, many people fall into a trap when looking for feedback.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Podcast S4E96: Jeff DeGraff – Mastering the 6 skills of the creative mindset

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we welcome back the Dean of Innovation, Dr Jeff DeGraff, who has worked with more than half of the Fortune 500 companies to improve their innovation programs. We speak about how to cultivate a creative mindset.

Learned Helplessness in creativity

Idea to Value

How is it possible for a human to control a fully-grown, 6 tonne elephant with only a piece of string? And how does this relate to people feeling like there is no point in doing anything with their idea, or thinking that they aren’t even creative?

The Connection Between Positive Change and Workplace Fulfilment

Idea to Value

Amidst Zoom meetings, sales reports, trend analysis, and fighting to keep up with the competition, it’s easy to overlook workplace fulfilment on the never-ending list of tasks required to run your business.

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Podcast S4E94: Cyndi Burnett – Creativity in education

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Cyndi Burnett, Director at Creativityandeducation.com. We speak about what it takes to bring creativity into homes and classrooms.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Podcast S4E99 – Why creativity and innovation will be the most important skills of 2021

Idea to Value

In this livestream of the Idea to Value podcast, I talk about the main reasons why creativity and innovation are going to be the most important skills of the next 5 years.

Podcast S5E103: JeNae Johnson – Diversity, equity and rescuing geniuses

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Founder of CTM Unlimited, JeNae Johnson. JeNae is a well known human capital consultant with a focus on bringing both equity and inclusivity to discussions around diversity.

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Survey shows the most important skills for 2025 will be creativity and innovation

Idea to Value

According to the new 2020 Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum, there will be an increasing demand for skills related to Innovation and Creativity between now and 2025.

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Building the Innovation Business Case

Paul Hobcraft

The building always the Innovation Business Case offers a unique approach to tackle one of the real problem areas within innovation- making the case compelling. One of the toughest aspects within Innovation is making the Business Case.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.