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As an innovation manager, drawing inspiration from those who have walked the ground before you is one of the most important tasks you have. Innovation is about constant learning," Soren Kaplan, author of "The Invisible Advantage" and affiliated professor at the University of Southern California's Center for Effective Organizations, said in a recent Inc. The Innovation Manager

Deadline for the 2018 Innovation Management Awards Extended

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is offering innovators from around the world an extra week to complete their submission for the Innovation Management Awards. This is our fifth annual award series and we honor winners in three categories: best innovation engagement strategy, best innovation process, and best innovation. A repeatable innovation process is what makes an organization shift to an innovative culture.

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Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. The post Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation appeared first on Exago. This is lesson 3. Blog Clients' success stories Exago employees engagement participation

Lesson 1 from true innovation managers: set strategic, purposeful challenges

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. The post Lesson 1 from true innovation managers: set strategic, purposeful challenges appeared first on Exago. This is lesson 1. Blog Exago Insights

Solving the 'Who are My Stakeholders' Dilemma: A Quick Innovation Managers’ Guide

HYPE Innovation

I was recently asked a very down-to-earth question: “Where do you find answers to practical issues in innovation management?” This time, however, and to the amusement of the innovation manager asking, the word “Netflix” came out first. The Innovation ManagerTo this, I’d normally reply forums, journals, HBR , Springwise , and Scenario Magazine. They’re all sources I recommend on a regular basis.

6 Lessons from Our 2018 Innovation Management Award Winners

IdeaScale

IdeaScale recently announced the winners of our 2018 Innovation Management Awards. Queensland Police Service was recognized for Best Engagement Strategy, Covia won the award for Best Innovation Process, and the Transportation Research Board won for Best Innovation. IdeaScale began revamping the process across departments with innovation management software which was faster and allowed for greater cross-pollination of ideas.

Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German

Exago

Exago Smart collaborative innovation software can now be used by German speakers in their own language. With the new version, the Exago enterprise-grade solution becomes available in nine language options, enabling over a million people worldwide to share ideas and insights and contribute to their company’s innovation and business goals. The post Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German appeared first on Exago.

Optimise your cost-cutting strategy with the right innovation management tool

Exago

Examples from our clients' innovation management programmes show just that. The post Optimise your cost-cutting strategy with the right innovation management tool appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights collective intelligence employees engagement idea management platform incremental-innovation innovation management innovation management software

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The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say

HYPE Innovation

Open Innovation The Innovation ManagerYes, the title shamelessly alludes to the "Friends" television series. And yes, this will be an atypical blog post.

In innovation management, size doesn’t matter… or does it?

Exago

And so there are several barriers that these companies face on their path to good innovation management. The post In innovation management, size doesn’t matter… or does it? Blog Insights engagement incremental-innovation initiative-success medium enterprisesMedium enterprises fit right in the middle, between two very different realities. appeared first on Exago.

Creativity in Innovation: An Introduction for Innovation Managers

HYPE Innovation

As an innovation manager you have the enviable task of stimulating creativity across the organization, and channeling it towards the strategic goals of the company - ultimately creating breakthrough innovations. Lots of techniques exist for small-group creativity workshops, but stimulating creativity in online environments is relatively new. Let’s look at some advice and see how it translates to this world. Ideation & Collaboration

The Seven Best Practices for Enterprise Innovation Management

IdeaScale

Strong leadership is key to enterprise innovation. Creating an innovation strategy that lets you push your industry forward without leaving clients behind needs several pieces to be effective. Another question that needs exploring is where your company wants to go with this innovation. Innovation on the enterprise level needs a leader, one person who can marshal the whole process and keep it moving forward. Innovation is about more than ideas.

Planned Change Management: What It Is and Why Innovation Managers Should Care

HYPE Innovation

We talk a lot about change here in this blog, and most of it refers to change through innovation. The Innovation Manager

Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. The post Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories business transformation commitment engagement innovation-priority leadershipThis is lesson 2.

Lesson 4 from true innovation managers: quality and quantity of ideas hangs on people’s engagement

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. The post Lesson 4 from true innovation managers: quality and quantity of ideas hangs on people’s engagement appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago collaboration collaborative innovation collective intelligence employees engagement gamification participation

Key Innovation Management Models and Theories

Viima

Innovation management is a diverse topic with many different layers and dimensions. Although innovation itself is often seen as an abstract concept, it’s a multidisciplinary field of study and has a number of different models, theories and frameworks. Innovation Innovation Management

Junior Innovation Manager

whataventure

Junior Innovation Manager (m/w/d). Du organisierst Innovation Camps und hilfst bei den Workshops. Innovative und kreative Herangehensweise, Begeisterungsfähigkeit und Durchsetzungskraft. 6 Trends Driving Innovation In The Hotel Industry. Werde Teil des Teams!

Innovation Management ? Definition, Processes, Frameworks and More

Viima

Innovation, innovation, innovation! Leadership Innovation Innovation ManagementThere’s hardly a business event or conversation you can have without hearing the term.

We Require A Shift of Innovation Management Solution Providers

Paul Hobcraft

There is still a real reluctance that the supplier of innovation software solutions has to change. I think with the recognition that innovation occurs across the whole organization the innovation management (IM) providers have to radically alter their business model or recognize they need to broaden out their target market inside organizations as innovation is occurring in all corners of the organization today.

Top 10 Innovation Blog Posts of 2018

HYPE Innovation

Imagine getting your ears chopped off for being innovative. Back in the 17th century, innovators were considered troublemaking disruptors of peace – and there was a price to pay for that. Nowadays, it's not only our bosses who want us to be innovative and move the organization forward, but it's also ourselves. We created the Innovation Blog to help answer that very question. your boss about the innovation initiative you want to spearhead as your 2019 goal.

6 Best Practices and Key Success Factors for Innovation Management

Viima

When it comes to innovation management, there's a point to be made about there being no such thing as best practices. Leadership Growth Innovation Management

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

In less than a decade, innovation management got recognized as one of the most powerful strategies an organization can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity. Forrester also claims that 53% of global services decision-makers are investing in emerging innovation and idea management technologies to drive innovation. What is innovation management? Importance of innovation management.

Common Challenges in Innovation Management

Viima

To begin, I will start by sharing a case where I was part of an attempt to create innovation into an organization within a changing environment. Innovation Management LeadershipThe intents and the purpose for the change was motivated, but the execution was severely lacking.

Innovation Manager

whataventure

Innovation Manager (m/w/d). Senior Manager. Wir brauchen MitarbeiterInnen, die den Tanz zwischen Strategie, Querdenken, Prozess, Innovation, Vorbildrolle und Überzeugung durch Umsetzung leichtfüßig aufs Parkett legen. Wir bieten Entrepreneur*innen, Startup Gründer*innen und erfahrenen Manager*innen, die das Interesse daran haben, ihre Fähigkeiten im Innovationsmanagement einzusetzen und weiterzuentwickeln abwechslungsreiche Projekte. Werde Teil des Teams!

Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture

whataventure

Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture. “Hi, Hi, I am Johanna, Innovation Manager at WhatAVenture. I have been with WhatAVenture since 2018, and I am excited to give you a little insight into the job of an Innovation Manager.“. Innovator.

3 Steps to Design Your Innovation Management Program

IdeaScale

This trend has given rise to “ innovation management ,” a term that risks being ignored simply for how wonky it sounds. After all, can “innovation” ever really be managed? Innovation can be managed, precisely because it is not the slapdash or purely artistic process gifted to us by the few. However, we do think that having an innovation center or innovation department where new ideas are defined and tested can be very powerful, too.

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How Law Enforcement Benefits from Cutting-Edge Innovation Management

IdeaScale

Innovation may not change what police officers do, but it can improve how they do it. In short, innovation is necessary, as is managing innovation. Innovation management software can be the key to successful innovation, as was brilliantly demonstrated by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in 2018. In 2018, the QPS launched an initiative called Ideas Connecting Our People (iCOP). Managing Innovation Among 15,000 Staff Members.

Imaginatik Charts the True Path-to-Value for Breakthrough and Continuous Innovation Management

Imaginatik

New dashboard empowers enterprises to maximize their innovation outcomes and deliver business value. BOSTON – March 1, 2018 – Today Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in corporate innovation management according to Forrester Research, announced a major update to its industry-leading Innovation Central software aimed at enabling enterprises to maximize their ROI from breakthrough and continuous innovation programs.

Innovation Management Processes – Figuring Out the Right One

Viima

A general misconception of innovation management is that in order to become innovative, you just need to generate a lot of new ideas. While there’s nothing wrong with that per se, it’s only half the battle, as it’s the execution that really matters if you want to transform an idea into an actual, value-creating innovation. Innovation Innovation Management

ISO 56000 Guidelines on Innovation Management: Updates and the Road Ahead

Innovation 360 Group

Innovation took a significant step toward becoming a mature science at the ISO working group meeting at the Tokyo Summit, Oct 13 – 17th. Over 100 professionals from 50 countries gathered to compare experiences and find commonalities as part of the ISO/TC 279 technical committee’s work on the development of the new ISO 56000 series for Innovation Management. That series of standards will set a baseline for enabling innovation as a science in the professional world.

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation

Acuvate

Innovation management is one of the crucial contributors to digital transformation, along with a few other factors. Digital innovation is driving increasing interconnection, giving unprecedented access to capabilities, resources and talent on a global scale. Noticeably, innovation is the buzzword in the success formula of these applications. Understanding innovation management. Read More: An Introduction to the Ultimate Idea Management Solution.

Imaginatik Releases Innovation Central Spring 2018 to Drive Front-Line Engagement

Imaginatik

BOSTON – June 14, 2018 – Today Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in corporate innovation management according to Forrester Research, announced a major update to its industry-leading Innovation Central software , empowering enterprises to maximize their ROI from breakthrough and continuous innovation programs. Innovation leaders understand the importance of engaging employees throughout the enterprise.

Innovation Management: The Value of Seeing What You Have

InnovationManagement

If your job is to get your company, team, or community to innovate, you know how organizational forces can make it hard to even try something new. Strategies collaboration cross reference hub innovation management network maps recombine reimagne relationships team leaders thought leadership value visual thinking visualizationVisualizing the resources available is an effective first step in overcoming some of those organizational forces.

How to Measure Innovation? – The Definitive Guide to Innovation Management KPIs

Viima

You may have heard the saying, "you can't manage what you don't measure". Leadership Innovation Innovation ManagementWhile there might be an element of truth in the saying, not everything in life, or business, can be measured accurately.

Giving Shape to the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

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The 7 (+1) things you have to do to succeed as an Innovation Director

Exago

As companies fight to stay ahead of the innovation curve, the role of the Innovation Director is developing and growing in significance. Some have trained in the field with a high degree of specialisation, while others have fallen into the position from other areas and have moulded themselves to become the innovation leader of their company. Regardless, their goal is the same: to help propel and direct innovation within their organisation.

Why Your Innovation Team Will Quit on You 3 Years In

HYPE Innovation

A lot can happen to an innovation program in three years. According to former Volvo Trucks Innovation Manager Mike Hatrick, most organizations start to see their programs fail about three years in. The Innovation ManagerSome companies see their programs gain momentum and excel in that time. Other companies experience something different.

5 Things We’re Looking Forward to at Open Nation 2018, Berkeley

IdeaScale

We’ve talked about 2018’s innovation learning priorities already and how they will inform the agenda at this year’s Open Nation 2018, Berkeley, but I would love to reiterate that I think those themes of engagement, implementation, and innovation ROI are some of the most interesting and complex problems to solve in the innovation space so the content should be stellar. Innovation you can eat.

Innovation Management & Understanding Consumer Behavior

Peer Insight

Below, is what we refer to as the 70/20/10 matrix from a HBR article titled Managing Your Innovation Portfolio by Bansi Nagji and Geoff Tuff. They posit (building on a concept offered by Larry Page at Google ) that innovation resources should be proportionally allocated across the above categories — Core, Adjacent and Transformation, each with distinct levels of risk — to the tune of a 70–20–10 “golden ratio.”. Innovation Strategy business challenge

You Need an Innovation Value Proposition and Here's Why

HYPE Innovation

An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that unique identity that enables innovation to flow. Building your innovation value proposition is critical to your innovation success. The Innovation Manager

10 Most Popular Innovation Management Questions

Innovation Leader

Here is a collection of the most popular innovation management system questions we have been asked over the years and strategies to address them

The Innovation World is Changing Due to the 4th Industrial Revolution

HYPE Innovation

We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pace. The Innovation ManagerThere are twin forces at work, feeding off each other. These are constantly combining, relentlessly adding new shape to our future. We are actually caught up in a very revolutionary period.

The 2017 Innovation Management Awards Are Open

IdeaScale

For the fifth year in a row, IdeaScale is hosting the Innovation Management Awards. Particularly if that story demonstrates innovation thought leadership when it comes to engagement strategies, innovation processes, or idea implementation. 5% discount on the 2018 IdeaScale subscription. And those winners have demonstrated innovation sophistication in everything from energy & sustainability to financial technology and government services.