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Three Lessons for Creating Better Customer Experiences

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Customer behavior is changing. Expectations are higher. There’s tension between customers and the brands they do business with. The willingness to leave one brand to do business with another has never been higher. Lance Gruner, Executive Vice President of Global Customer Care at MasterCard, was one of the keynote speakers […].

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Ambition Matrix: What It Is and How To Use It

InnovationManagement

Creating an innovation strategy means improving what you currently offer and finding ways to differentiate from your competition in the future. This is easy in principle, but applying this practice to your business can be very difficult. The post Ambition Matrix: What It Is and How To Use It appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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Four Exercises to try in your next Virtual Whiteboarding Session

IdeaScale

Whiteboarding is a critical part of the brainstorming process that helps you realize the full potential of your ideas. With remote and hybrid work becoming standard across the country, virtual whiteboards have become inherent parts of the online workspace, and a few key techniques will maximize their effectiveness. In this article, we will outline four innovative exercises that help provide direction to general brainstorming sessions and to specific virtual whiteboard instances.

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Why We Need To Put Human Agency Back At The Center Of Decision-Making

Digital Tonto

A joke began circulating in the late 1970s, often attributed to management consultant Warren Bennis, that the factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. Today, even with offshoring, about 10% of Americans work in factories.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Positioning my innovating approach

Paul Hobcraft

I want to find a new way of approaching innovation, a new positioning, and these are my opening statements to be questioned and built upon. Chasing dedicated focal points, looking for big transforming “impact points” Helping to deliver them Opening need to achieve. This needs to be complementary, synergistic, clarifying and building new intersections of opportunity.

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Engineering the Future from Astronomy to Augmented Reality

Tullio Siragusa

Engineering the Future from Astronomy to Augmented Reality. When you have a vision of a mission in mind, you can explore a range of possibilities to achieve it. You can dive deep into a sea of subjects even if it is a long journey ahead. Jason Lozo exemplifies such an innate interest in exploration. Recently caught up with Jason on the Tech Backstage Podcast.

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Stop Undervaluing Exceptional Women

Harvard Business Review

Researchers found that companies assume talented men will job hop to further their careers, while talented women will stay loyal.

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Most corporations don’t understand how much change is created by innovation. 

Paul Hobcraft

The Value of the Three Horizons of Seeing Beyond. Applying the three horizon framework to innovation and change. I will always recommend this three horizon framework to so much of our need to think about managing differently the today, the tomorrow and the future, they need to be thought through in very distinct ways. To explain the impacts of innovation and the change it creates, we’ll use an accepted framework ( the Three Horizons ) to consider the impact innovation has on change capabilities

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Three product management challenges every organization should recognize

Sopheon

Not many people in an organization understand what product managers have on their plate. Here are three challenges they face every day. The post Three product management challenges every organization should recognize appeared first on Sopheon.

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Is college accreditation a good mark of quality?

Christensen Institute

“Don’t waste your time and money. If that degree isn’t from an accredited school, potential employers won’t care that you have it,” advises G.I. Jobs , a website dedicated to giving guidance to veterans. “Attending a school that is not accredited at all can mean leaving your education and your future up to chance. Schools that are not accredited are held to few or no standards or regulations,” says the University of Louisville’s online programs site.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Supporting LGBTQ+ Workers’ Mental Health

Harvard Business Review

A new report finds LGBTQ+ employees are more likely to face mental health challenges at work — but are also positioned to champion better policies for everyone.

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“This innovative book will help readers recognize new opportunities.” — Blue Heron Journal

Faisal Hoque

"Hoque shows how some previously under appreciated strengths - help move us steadily along a path marked by unexpected crises and disruptions.".

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The Resilience Conundrum

Innovation Excellence

From the Webb Space Telescope to Dishwashing Liquids GUEST POST from Pete Foley Many of us have been watching the spectacular photos coming from Webb Space Telescope this week. It is a breathtaking example of innovation in action. But what grabbed my attention almost as much as the photos was the challenge of deploying it […].

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We've Neglected Our Soil for Too Long. Here's Why It Can Be the Solution We've Been Waiting for.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The climate crisis is threatening more than our economies and food supply – it's threatening our survival. But there's a solution, and it's right beneath our feet.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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The Most Significant Benefits of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

No matter what industry your organization is in, competition these days is tough. Regardless of your customers, every organization needs to improve and evolve constantly. The Lean manufacturing approach is proven to achieve operational excellence and beat the competition. Although it started in the manufacturing sector, today, Lean is a business improvement technique used in every industry by organizations of all sizes.

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Unpacking the potential solution to addressing food insecurity

Christensen Institute

In 2020, 10.5% of US households faced food insecurity—the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Another 6.6% of households faced low food security, where households must use a variety of coping mechanisms in order to not significantly disrupt their dietary habits, such as enrolling in federal assistance, using food pantries, or eating less varied meals. .

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Why Stupid Questions Are Important to Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell 16 year-old girl Gracie Cunningham created a firestorm recently when she posted a video to TikTok asking “is math real?” More specifically, she wanted to know why ancient mathematicians came up with algebraic concepts such as “y=mx+b.” “What would you need it for?” she asked, when they didn’t even have […].

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Jeanne Liedtka Books on Innovation and Design Thinking

InnovationTraining.org

These top Jeanne Liedtka’s books are a great source of information on innovation and design thinking. Design thinking books continue to be a popular topic on our blog, as many find them a useful way to learn about innovation and how to apply these techniques to organizational or personal challenges. We believe this literature can help you discover new practices and tools that may supercharge your efforts to innovate or think about something in a new way.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Selective Neglect – What Do You Not Do?

Phil McKinney

It can be tough to know which tasks to focus on, and it's easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done. We want it all. But by using the Eisenhower Matrix, we can focus on the right tasks and apply selective neglect to those we should delegate or ignore […].

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How Paper Catalogs Remain Relevant in a Digital Age

Harvard Business Review

Researchers found they can effectively recreate the sensory experience of in-store shopping.

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What will it take to create a national medical records system?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Almost every person that has experienced the US sickcare system has been frustrated by the lack of data interoperability. We are all paying the costs, now pegged at $4.1T.

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Achieving and Sustaining High Performance

Rmukesh Gupta

I had the opportunity to watch Gilbert Enoka present at one of the events that I was participating in. He has a long history of success as a mental skills coach with New Zealand’s corporate and sporting elite. He is internationally renowned for his 19 year history with the All Blacks (New Zealand Rugby team), first as their mental skills coach and now as manager.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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How to Keep Track of Future Trends and Challenges in HR Management

ITONICS

To stay ahead of the game and deal with disruptions like the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have to innovate their internal HR processes constantly. HR managers need to keep track of emerging trends and challenges in human resource (HR) management and respond to them early to future-proof their companies. In this blog, you’ll learn more about how trend and technology scouting helps you to understand future impacts on HR and what tools you can use to make informed strategic decisions.

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How Leaders Can Escape Their Echo Chambers

Harvard Business Review

Six strategies to ensure your team tells you what you need to hear.

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Importance and Ethos of Empathy in Business

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Why is empathy important in business? The reality is that though empathy focuses on identifying others’ emotions and connecting with your team in the workplace, true empathy has powerful results for every facet of an organization. Organizational Ethos: Why is Empathy Important in Business? Why is empathy important in business?

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The Power of Stories

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Earlier today, I watched a keynote presentation delivered by Jonathan Gottschall on the Power of Stories. He made me sit up and think about stories in a new light. You can watch his keynote here. As leaders, one of the most important tools that we have in our arsenal is the use of stories. We use stories to communicate our ideas, to rally our troops, while leading change and influencing how people show up to and actually do their work.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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14. Your Market Research Sucks! (part 2 of 2)

Stephen Shapiro

Here is the second half of tip 14 from Best Practices are Stupid. Be sure to read the previous post before reading this one. Your Customers Don’t Know What They Don’t Know. Innovators looking for input from consumers must assume that consumers cannot always (and may not want to) explain themselves, their behaviors, their attitudes, and their decision-making processes.

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How the Unionization Trend is Changing Workplace Dynamics

Harvard Business Review

A conversation about how organized labor and management can best work together.

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Creating Employee Connection Innovations in the HR, People & Culture Space

Innovation Excellence

How a world-wide shutdown lead to the biggest shift in Human Resource practices GUEST POST from Chris Rollins While the world was experiencing widespread shutdown and companies promptly shifted to remote work from home, the focus was on how companies would adapt to this new normal of the pandemic. At the same time, while many […].

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Coaching Models for Managers: How to Decide Which One Is Right One for Your Team

CMOE

Coaching is a critical aspect of every team and organization. When teams have managers and leaders who can coach well, employees are 40 percent more engaged in their roles. And when team members coach their peers, the team members’ psychological safety within the workplace improves because the coaching session creates a culture of connection and builds respectful relationships.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!