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Forbidden Truth About Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton If you heard it once, you heard it a thousand times: Big companies can’t innovate We need to innovate before we get too big and slow Startups are innovative. Big companies are dinosaurs. They can’t innovate. And yet you persevere because you know the truth: Big companies CAN innovate. They […].

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What is the best way to become more effective at work?

Kainexus

The internet is full of blog posts with productivity tips and advice about how to work smarter, not harder. There’s a lot of useful information about the best way to work, but we think it is important to keep in mind that the foundation for all of it is something called standard work. We've written about standard work in the past, but it is a subject that is often overlooked or misunderstood in the continuous improvement efforts of many organizations, so it's definitely worth spending some time

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Leveraging Reverse Innovation to Take Your Organization Global

IdeaScale

Outshining the competition and generating disruptive ideation are worthy objectives, but they shouldn’t be your only objectives. If you plan to take your products global or expand your global reach, reverse innovation must be a priority. By meeting the needs of lower-income demographics and emerging markets, you can rapidly and drastically increase your profits.

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Were we all upside down in 2022?

Paul Hobcraft

Image adapted from Imaginary Forces for this post. What an utterly strange year, 2022 has been. we have been confronted, reflective and seemingly having to “kick start” our lives again after the challenges of living through the impacts of a global pandemic. We go into 2023 far more in personal and business conflict. We do need to find a new way of working. it is not throwing away the technology, tools or established processes it is transforming these in new and different ways.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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Will you shape innovation, or will it shape you?

Jeffrey Phillips

There's a famous quote about tools we use, which says that we first shape our tools, and then they shape us. Meaning, I think, that we are natural creators, meant to solve problems, to create new things. When we create new things, they become valuable and in demand, and to a great extent, at least initially, unattainable until produced in mass quantities.

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Controlling What You Can: Owning Your Personal and Professional Growth

CMOE

Many things can feel outside of our control or reach. For instance, a person can ask for a raise or promotion, but whether they receive the advancement is not a decision they directly get to make and is ultimately beyond their control. A person can also get stuck in traffic because they have no control over other people’s driving habits or because an accident happened farther down the road.

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Virtual Dining Concepts CEO Stephanie Sollers on the Creator Economy

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Interview with CEO of Virtual Dining Concepts Stephanie Sollers about branding and marketing in the creator economy, the importance of storytelling, and working with Mr. Beast, Faze Clan, and other icons.

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Maximizing PMO Value During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Planview

The right focus, the right results. PMOs must be business focused; you have probably heard that, or something similar, in recent years. But what does that really mean? And how does this impact the focus of your business having to adapt and change to shifting environments? On the topic of economic uncertainty, Global PMO thought leader Andy Jordan, and Planview’s own Dave Blumhorst recently sat down for a webinar on Maximizing PMO Value During Times of Economic Uncertainty to address how business

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Top Posts of 2022

Digital Tonto

At the beginning of this year, I wrote that the theme for 2022 would be Surviving Change and I think that’s been borne out. We’ve had so many shocks to the system that all of the happy talk about disruption has become not only juvenile and naive, but downright irresponsible. If anything, we’ve learned how […]. The post Top Posts of 2022 first appeared on Digital Tonto.

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The need for Transformational Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The need for transformational innovation. Transformational innovation is increasingly needed to cope with the change needed in many organizations to find a new or repositioned value proposition. Transformational innovation is one of the hardest, if not the hardest, to achieve. When you are required to become (really) different at the core, you face the inherent conflict that making change is where clear leadership can only bring about, guiding the changes required through this highly disruptive

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Happy Holidays from Nick Skillicorn and Improvides

Idea to Value

Hi everyone, With the end of the year and Christmas nearly here, I just wanted to say a big thank you being being part of my community. I am so happy you are here and look forward to providing even more value to you and your teams in 2023. 2022 has been a hell of a year for me, with some deep lows but also the very highest highs I have ever experienced.

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The UN should host a “leadership” summit in 2023 instead of a “no nonsense” climate summit

Christensen Institute

Despite hosting 27 UN Climate Change Conferences over the past three decades, UN chief, Antonio Guterres remarked in November, 2022 that the world is on a “highway to climate hell.” It’s no surprise that Guterres is calling for a “no nonsense” summit in 2023. Unfortunately, the call will not only fall on deaf ears, but it is unlikely to succeed. First, the United Nations wields little power over member nations because it receives most of its funding from its members, with the United States as th

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Brunner Metaverse Predictions for 2023

Brunner

Well-versed in the topic or not, it is not a secret that the metaverse is quickly becoming a reality. Many see the opportunity to create a digital space individualized for users with endless capabilities. Whether it is through gaming or social platforms, this is a new way for humans to interact. That is why it should come as no surprise that brands such as Nike are hopping on the bandwagon and joining the Metaverse.

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How This New and Innovative Technology Is Disrupting the Real Estate Industry

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here's a breakdown of the latest technology that has significantly changed the real estate industry over the last few decades — and for the benefit of all involved.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and guest speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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What is Lean Process Management?

Kainexus

Lean process management is one of the most widespread methods of bringing structure to an organization's continuous improvement efforts. The underlying concept of Lean is that empowering the people who operate each process to improve it based on some fundamental principles is the best way to inch closer to perfection. In addition, high-quality outcomes are achieved by embracing simplicity and eliminating waste.

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Do You Really Understand Your Best (and Worst) Customers?

Harvard Business Review

Shift from asking, “What makes us money?” to “Who makes us money?

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Problems vs. Solutions vs. Complaints

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski If you see a problem, tell someone. But, also, tell them how you’d like to improve things. Once you see a problem, you have an obligation to seek a solution. Complaining is telling someone they have a problem but stopping short of offering solutions. To stop someone from complaining, ask […].

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What Makes an Idea Great? These 3 Key Elements Are the Answer

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Great ideas rule the world, but what exactly constitutes a great idea? These three things will tell you.

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How Mature Companies Are Scaling Transformational New Businesses

Scaling transformational innovations in large companies is challenging due to ‘Company Fit’ issues, which arise when the resources, processes, and priorities (RPPs) of the core business are not aligned with the needs of the new business. Many companies have learned how ambidexterity—the ability to both ‘exploit the present and explore the future,’ can help them address these issues for ideation and incubation of new innovations, but scaling transformative business innovations remains a challenge

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What is Cause Analysis? Definition, Benefits, and Tools

Kainexus

While this article will focus on finding and resolving the root causes of business problems, cause analysis is something we apply to common problems in all areas of life. For example, if your car doesn’t start, you have a few options. You might take a bus to work instead or ask a friend to give you a lift. This solves the immediate problem of getting to work but leaves you with a long-term transportation challenge.

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Research: Workplace Stigma Around Menopause Is Real

Harvard Business Review

New research shows that women experiencing menopause are judged as less leader-like — unless they talk about it openly.

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What the Current Round of Layoffs Tells Us

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore When layoffs hit one or two companies, you might blame it on management, but when they hit market leader after market leader, you know something structural is afoot. The important thing then is to extract the signal from all the noise. Here is my cut at it. First of […].

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Exploring High-Growth Opportunities in Software Engineering

Tullio Siragusa

Exploring High-Growth Opportunities in Software Engineering The software industry is a mature and vast market with a high demand for software engineers. it’s expected to continue to grow in the coming years with the increasing adoption of new technologies such as cloud computing, AI, and blockchain. Opportunities for software engineers in the software industry include developing and maintaining software systems for various domains like enterprise software, web development, mobile development, ga

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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HR, from corporate police to champions of LOVE

Cris Beswick

For more than a decade now, the fundamental challenge around driving real growth and value from innovation is tied to many companies low focus on organisational design and culture. The design of an organisation and more importantly, how its people contribute, places HR at the centre of the challenge. Sometimes historically referred to as the ‘people police’, only providing value when people need to be hired, fired disciplined or appraised, HR is no longer the purely administrative function it ha

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What Causes Inflation? 

Harvard Business Review

Why your money is worth less than it used to be.

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4 Key Aspects of Robots Taking Our Jobs

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell A 2019 study by the Brookings Institution found that over 61% of jobs will be affected by automation. That comes on the heels of a 2017 report from the McKinsey Global Institute that found that 51% of total working hours and $2.7 trillion dollars in wages are highly susceptible to […].

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2022 in review: Everything on innovation strategies and processes

Sopheon

As 2022 draws to a close, let’s take a moment to look back at some of this year’s conversations and ideas, around effective innovation strategy and the processes used to manage products and execute initiatives.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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Digital Twins in the Oil & Gas Industry

Acuvate

The asset and operations-intensive nature of the oil and gas (O&G) industry demands continuous and vigilant equipment monitoring, management, and maintenance. For starters, to be responsive to such dynamic and testing times, where oil and gas companies aren’t able to churn optimum returns on investment, it is particularly helpful to have clear visibility and flexibility in operations to prevent millions of dollars of loss of productivity and value.

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Ron Howard on Collaborative Leadership and Career Longevity

Harvard Business Review

A conversation with Hollywood legend Ron Howard about talent, success, and taking chances.

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FOUR DAYS LEFT – Nominate Now – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2022

Innovation Excellence

Human-Centered Change and Innovation loves making innovation insights accessible for the greater good, because we truly believe that the better our organizations get at delivering value to their stakeholders the less waste of natural resources and human resources there will be. As a result, we are eternally grateful to all of you out there who […].

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Learning Experience Design (Top Questions and Answers about LXD)

InnovationTraining.org

These are some of the top questions people have about learning experience design (LXD). Read on for the answer summaries for each frequent asked question about designing learning experiences. 1. What is learning experience design and why is it important? 2. How do I get started with learning experience design? 3. What are some best practices for designing effective learning experiences?

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.