2021 IdeaScale Innovation Management Award Winners


For 2021, IdeaScale has three new winners of the Innovation Management Awards: TriHealth for engaging nearly 80% of their workforce; Grant Thornton for pioneering work in automation; and Graybar for an exemplary innovation process.

12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021


Before being “open” as in open innovation, research is conducted internally within a company to privately create and manage inventions and new advancements before sharing them with the world. IdeaScale customers innovation management innovation stages


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Top Innovation Conferences for 2021


The Future Festival: March and November 2021. The same is true of the World Summit for 2021 in November, also virtual and also free. THE Innovation Impact Summit: April 19-22, 2021. The Adobe Summit: April 27-28, 2021.

New Innovation Books for 2021 & Beyond


New Releases in 2021. Here are the some of the new releases about innovation and innovative approaches in 2021: 1. Carla Johnson’s June 2021 new release features practical advice on how to tie individual abilities with innovation techniques to drive business outcomes.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

How Innovation Management is Radically Transforming in 2021, and What It Means for You


The post How Innovation Management is Radically Transforming in 2021, and What It Means for You appeared first on InnovationManagement. Every new year I create a series of personal and professional resolutions.

Digital Consulting Jobs at HCL – August 2021

Innovation Excellence

Change Management, Recruiting, Training and Development Jobs As many of you already know, recently I joined HCL Digital Consulting to help clients with Customer Experience (CX) Strategy, Organizational Change & Transformation, Futurism & Foresight, and Innovation.

My own transformative dynamics of disruption

Paul Hobcraft

I have been “talking” and thinking about relationships and network management for some time. The Gordian Knot We Are All Facing. I can honestly say I have been back at school for the past months. This remote learning stuff has been hard, challenging but stimulating.

KaiNexus Office Relocating to Antarctica, Summer 2021


Companies around the world have spent the last year learning how to manage a remote workforce as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe. While many are looking forward to life getting back to normal, the KaiNexus team is looking to go in a different direction.

Crisis Management Strategies- The 12 Step Approach in 2021

Cascade Strategy

This is why having a crisis management strategy is crucial. Covid-19 decimates your entire supply chain management. 12 Steps to Lead Your Team Back on Track. It is inevitable. Every organization is going to face a significant crisis once or twice a year and a flurry of minor obstacles.

Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

So, given that in most large organizations it’s normal for senior leaders to manage many projects and/or new businesses simultaneously, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some of the more innovative ones usually don’t get the attention, leadership, or resources to succeed.

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

What is Change Management?

Innovation Excellence

Organizational Change Management (OCM) is an incredibly important part of management science, but a very immature part.

Why Change Management Has To Change

Digital Tonto

The truth is that today we can’t transform organizations unless we transform the people in them and that’s why change management has got to change. All Posts Management

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#3: Best Books on Innovation – 2021 Update


Managing Innovation In IT Podcast #3 This is the first update in 2021 on best innovation books. book business creativity innovation podcast books

What Will the Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 Be on Digital Transformation?


Innovation teams should begin coordinating with HR departments and managers now, as these new opportunities and challenges will emerge over time.

Interview with Design Thinking Leader Steven Forth on What Makes Business Model Innovation So Challenging


We also manage the design thinking group on LinkedIn, which has about 174,000 members. This company was always managing the transition between efficiency, resilience and adaptation.

OKR Roundtable: A Candid Discussion about Using Objectives and Key Results to Build Stronger Company Cultures

Speaker: Vetri Vellore, Anna Talerico, and Georgia Parker

Join our esteemed panelists for their candid discussion about what OKRs are at the core, and how applying an OKR framework to your current goal management can help build stronger company cultures.

We Are Entering A New Era Of Innovation. Here’s What We Need To Do:

Digital Tonto

All Posts Management Technology InnovationThere’s no doubt that digital technology has been highly disruptive. In industry after industry, from retail to media to travel and hospitality, nimble digital upstarts have set established. [[ This is a content summary only.

How to use KANBAN: An effective productivity method for innovative ideas

Idea to Value

How do you manage projects where the requirements are likely to change frequently. One management method which might be of interest is KANBAN. However, in has also been adapted as one of the most popular management methods in Software development and Innovation / Lean Startup methods.

How To 248

A logo is not a brand

Idea to Value

When you think of a brand, what do you think of? In many cases, the first images which popped into your head are probably of the most popular brand logos you know. Apple, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Amazon, TikTok, Starbucks.

Future Trends 2021: Purpose & Co-creation


and the answer can serve as the beacon for all organizational decision-making in 2021 paired with collaboration in an online world. What is the benefit of being purpose-driven in 2021? ?? Such findings have implications for your company’s talent-management strategy and its bottom line.

Service Delivery: When Is the Right Time to Deploy Your AI?

Speaker: Dick Stark and Casey Steenport

Join our experts for this insightful webinar where members from our team will be available to answer your questions so you can walk away feeling confident in how AI & automations can empower your organization’s service management.

We Don’t Disrupt Industries Anymore, We Disrupt People

Digital Tonto

All Posts Management Capitalism Disruption InnovationToday, it’s become fashionable for business pundits to say we live in a VUCA era, one that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, but the evidence says otherwise. Increasingly researchers are. [[ This is a content summary only.

Abilene’s paradox: How we decide to do things nobody really wants

Idea to Value

Coined by management expert Jerry B. Have you ever been in a situation where you think nobody likes the decision which everyone agreed to? This might be explained by the Abelines Paradox.

East meets West in understanding Innovation Cultural Orientation

Paul Hobcraft

I recall I wrote one of my first posting entries for this site, entitled “ The Yin and Yang of Innovation ” ( [link] ) and talked about the ‘fluidness’ in innovation that makes it hard to manage. Dilemmas of orientation and management when East meets West.

Careers Conducive to Creativity

Idea to Value

Working in social care or community management is a good source of these skills. Nursing, in particular, will see you guiding patients through emotionally charged circumstances but also having to manage your own thoughts and feelings at times of stress.

Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.

Future Trends 2021: People Experience and Challenge-based Learning


From 2021, organizations have an obligation to not just engage (virtually), but empower people every day. Dan Riley stated that organizations need to move beyond traditional employee engagement, performance management, and leadership development that happens only once a year.

The value of three horizon mapping for a Sustainability Journey.

Paul Hobcraft

A sustainable future that mobilizes action in searching for new economic thinking incorporates a more circular model of management that builds a more purposeful recycling approach that reduces the pressures on our use of precious minerals and resources.

The Five People you Need in Your Life

Destination Innovation

Management Work and Career challenger five people mentor questioner supporter technical expert vidushaVidusha. Vidusha Nathavitharana is an author and trainer on leadership issues. He argues that you need five key people in your close circle. A Supporter.

How Leading with Love Makes Leadership Easier

Idea to Value

According to Covey, love, trust, and managing people with a dedication to helping them reach their full potential were key responsibilities of leaders. What is the most important thing when it comes to business?

Achieve Manufacturing Digital Transformation

Survival of the fittest is linked not to size or strength, but to the ability to change, adapt, and seize opportunities. Factories are increasingly being relied upon to handle more complex operations to serve a broader range of products. To perform this effectively, smart manufacturing is key.

Innovation Funnel Management System: The Secret Tool to Drive Innovative Product Development in Your Business


Enter the Innovation Funnel Management Process, one of my favorite tools to help manage business process innovation. The Innovation Funnel Management Process helps narrow down ideas from an innovation process or project into a realistic plan of action and next steps. .

Avoid Addition Bias – Crop the Photo

Destination Innovation

People typically consider a limited number of promising ideas in order to manage the cognitive burden of searching through all possible ideas, but this can lead them to accept adequate solutions without considering potentially superior alternatives. Image by Daniel Kirsch on Pixabay.

The Zero Risk bias

Idea to Value

Firstly, set up frameworks and processes to bring confidence in the management of the portfolio of projects. What would you prefer: Partially cleaning up two nuclear waste sites, saving 50 lives in the first and 40 in the second every year.

This Macbook charger shows how technology has grown exponentially

Idea to Value

But as we spoke about recently on the blog, it is a fascinating demonstration of exponential technology and how fast the microchip industry has managed to innovate.

Goodhart’s Law: When a target becomes its own enemy

Idea to Value

This can also be the reason why company performance begins to suffer over time, as more bureaucratic processes are introduced to manage employee performance. Sales Managers whose performance is tracked based on the total number of sales they make.

I aim to put more innovation into the front end of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

This capturing, evolving, exploiting and exploring needs a clear management process and the understanding of how to undertake this. I see the front end of energy as the critical feeding-in point for the energy transition. So what does this means exactly?

The 6 core skills every innovator needs

Idea to Value

In order to succeed as a professional innovation manager, you need a variety of skills. From being able to manage bureaucracy to coming up with ideas in the first place, here are the 6 Most Important skills you need to be an effective innovator: 1.

Our innovation era: creative destruction or destructive creation- which?

Paul Hobcraft

How will we manage the feeding of the world in years to come? How will we manage the old and sick? I keep coming back to the dilemma often faced in innovation- do we practice “creative destruction” or “destructive creation?

Podcast S6E130: Esther Gons – Innovation Accounting

Idea to Value

00:07:30 – Why do we need metrics and management for innovation at all? In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Ether Gons, Founder of GroundControl and author of the Corporate Startup (with Dan Toma) and Innovation Accounting.

Anyone Can Have A Vision. Building Competence Is Often More Important

Digital Tonto

All Posts Management Innovation StrategyPlenty of people have visions. Elizabeth Holmes had one for Theranos, but its product was a fraud and the company failed. Many still believe in Uber’s vision of “gig economy” taxis, but even after. [[ This is a content summary only.