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4 Characteristics of a Culture of Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Innovation culture is one of those terms that’s hard to define – poll 10 people on the street and we’d likely get 10 different interpretations. Yet we tend to know it when we see it. I often find myself working with companies that, in the past, have tried a generic “open suggestion box” approach to innovation: Create an ideas portal, let people post ideas spontaneously and see if anything interesting comes up.

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Can AI Help Reframe Business Problems?

Stephen Shapiro

Like millions of others, I have been playing around with ChatGPT. In an earlier post , I asked it some generic questions and got some generic responses. So I decided to put it to the test and see how it would do with my Invisible Solutions content. Can the AI system reframe problems better than the 25 lenses? To put it to the test, I decided to ask it to solve the baggage claim problem.

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Creating Change That Lasts

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell When Lou Gerstner took over at IBM in 1993, the century-old tech giant was in dire straits. Overtaken by nimbler upstarts, like Microsoft in software, Compaq in hardware and Intel in microprocessors, it was hemorrhaging money. Many believed that it needed to be broken up into smaller, more focused units […].

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Why creativity is the future of your teams

Idea to Value

The world is changing faster than ever. Established companies are being overtaken by more innovative upstarts, entire industries which previously dominated the economy are being disrupted. And looking at the future of work, artificial intelligence has already begun replacing low-skilled jobs. So what is the single most important skill for your teams in order to stay productive, motivated and passionate at work?

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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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Agility is the 2023 Success Factor

Leapfrogging

Agility, the ability to think fast and move quickly, is an imperative for every team this year. That’s because there’s never been more uncertainty – around technology, the economy, global-political turmoil, and just about everything else. I’ve led teams in both big companies and startups. I’ve built new teams. And I’ve helped fix dysfunctional ones.

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How to Keep Innovation Alive When Sales Are Down

IdeaScale

Whether it’s a bad quarter, your market or demographic is rapidly shrinking, or we are in the midst of a recession—you may be tempted to halt your innovation program. However, innovation is precisely what you need when your sales decline. This isn’t to suggest that you won’t need to pivot or downsize, but a strategic [.].

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What Are the Most Popular Methods for Managing Continuous Improvement?

Kainexus

Organizations that embrace the continuous improvement approach to business have many great tools and techniques from which to choose. Some organizations use them as part of a structured methodology like Lean, Six Sigma, or Toyota Kata. Others leverage them on their own. Every organization has unique needs and will need to adjust each method for their own environment, but the most popular techniques are flexible enough to be used by organizations of every size and in every industry.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change

Rmukesh Gupta

We live in a world with accelerating pace of change. For all us leaders, this accelerating change comes with the necessity to respond to these changes in a coherent, strategic and urgent ways. This translates into starting and leading change initiatives within our teams. So much so that there is change fatigue that has started to set in. This fatigue often leads to resistance to change.

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Increasing Your Commitment and Capacity to Lead with Empathy: 3 Best Practices

CMOE

In a growing number of organizations, there is an uptick in the level of employee stress due to work-life imbalance, remote work, and blurred lines between people’s personal and professional lives. The pandemic certainly didn’t help matters either; a recent global study by Qualtrics revealed that 67% of people are experiencing increases in stress, while 57% have increased anxiety and 54% are emotionally exhausted.

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5 education innovation trends worth watching in 2023

Christensen Institute

2022 marked a confusing year in the world of education innovation. As a friend and school leader said to me a few months ago, “Innovation is dead, right?”. She was half joking while perfectly summing up something in the air last year in schools: a pandemic hangover mixed with ongoing, day-to-day challenges of running complex systems. Together, these made many “new” approaches to education feel too overwhelming to even entertain.

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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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From School Dropout to CEO: Advice for Creative Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The path to entrepreneurship success is often a rocky one, yet incredibly fulfilling all the same. Here are three lessons I've learned on my journey.

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How to Motivate a Top Performer — When You Can’t Promote Them

Harvard Business Review

Talented employees may feel demoralized by slow career advancement. These interim strategies can help ensure their underlying needs are met.

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Engaging Consciousness in the Emotional Work of Organizational Transformation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Organizational transformation is a uniquely human endeavor. Navigating the journey to change starts with understanding the employee experience and creating space for emotional safety in the workplace. According to organizational behavior expert Sigal Barsade, emotions are the key to encouraging higher performance and achievement.

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Health Care 2023: Three innovation trends worth watching

Christensen Institute

It’s that time of year again. Many thought leaders put out their predictions of what will come to pass in the year ahead for health care. But what would theory predict? In this piece, I’ll highlight theory-based predictions around what 2023 will bring. Specifically, it will focus on what the theory of Jobs to Be Done may forecast. I’ve written extensively about Jobs Theory in the past, but a quick recap can be summarized as follows: A “job” is the progress someone seeks in a given situation or c

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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!

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ROI: Financial Benefits of Business Process Improvement

Kainexus

Organizations that successfully instill a culture of continuous improvement constantly outperform the competition, regardless of size or industry. From healthcare to manufacturing and construction, and beyond, the effort and energy put into business process improvement is directly related to measurable results and financial benefits.

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Where Is Tech Going in 2023?

Harvard Business Review

Six trends that will define the next year, according to McKinsey experts.

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Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2022

Innovation Excellence

After a week of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2022: Robyn Bolton Robyn M. Bolton works with leaders of mid and large sized companies to use innovation to repeatably and […].

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Strategies for Successfully Establishing Sales in a New Market

Tullio Siragusa

Strategies for Successfully Establishing Sales in a New Market Entering a new market can be a daunting task for any sales leader. It requires a strategic approach and a deep understanding of the target market to be successful. In this blog post, we’ll walk through key steps that a sales leader should take to establish sales in a new market, including conducting market research, designing a sales plan, building the right sales team, and establishing key partnerships.

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How To Get Promoted In Product Management

Speaker: John Mansour

If you're looking to advance your career in product management, there are more options than just climbing the management ladder. Join our upcoming webinar to learn about highly rewarding career paths that don't involve management responsibilities. We'll cover both career tracks and provide tips on how to position yourself for success in the one that's right for you.

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Patent Trolls Are Targeting Small Business Innovators — and You Could Be Next.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Patent trolls are wielding the ITC's power against American entrepreneurs, hurting their ability to innovate.

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Don’t Underestimate Your Influence at Work

Harvard Business Review

How to recognize the influence you already have — and wield it more effectively.

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Stop Recycling Old Ideas and Start Solving New Problems

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski Creating new ideas is easy. Sit down, quiet your mind, and create a list of five new ideas. There. You’ve done it. Five new ideas. It didn’t take you a long time to create them. But ideas are cheap. Converting ideas into sellable products and selling them is difficult and […].

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Learnings from Participating in an Intrapreneurship Program

Rmukesh Gupta

This blog is co-authored by Makesh Gupta and Rena Yu Ning Wang, and it is about our journey participating in the SAP.iO journey, with the idea of building a SAP Live Shopping Platform. This was originally posted on the SAP Community blog and has been republished here with permission. Context: It was a late Friday evening and I was bored and so I did what I always do when most of us feel bored – pick up the phone and started scrolling through my social media feed – Facebook, instagram and then my

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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BMW's New i Vision Dee Concept Car Can Change Colors Without Going to the Body Shop

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The "emotionally intelligent" vehicle features 32 color displays and nine "facial expressions.".

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U.S. Soccer’s Gregg Berhalter on Rebuilding Trust in the Wake of Controversy

Harvard Business Review

Berhalter says he’s saddened that his public life has affected his family as he addresses an accusation of violence from 30 years ago.

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23 Ways in 2023 to Create Amazing Experiences

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Happy New Year! I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, which are often broken. Instead, I like setting and resetting my goals for the year, and in my world, those goals focus on delivering an amazing customer service experience. So, I’ve created a list of simple ways to deliver the […].

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How to Drive Digital Transformation Using ITONICS

ITONICS

In today's fast-paced business landscape, digital transformation has become a critical factor for companies looking to stay ahead of the game. But where do you start? In this article, we show how to usher digital transformation with the ITONICS Innovation OS, using the example of Siemens Energy.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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IoT-based Asset Management 101

Acuvate

The global IoT asset tracking and monitoring market is slated to reach $6.7 billion by 2028. In a world that is constantly in motion, the demand for IoT-based asset management and inventory management solution only promises to grow. Read to know why and how you can ride this wave. There is a reason for this burgeoning growth. Managing assets and equipment and gaining real-time visibility into their location and functioning can typically be a blind spot for businesses.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Layoffs

Harvard Business Review

Advice on what to say (and what not to say) when you break the news.

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Top 100 Innovation and Transformation Articles of 2022

Innovation Excellence

2021 marked the re-birth of my original Blogging Innovation blog as a new blog called Human-Centered Change and Innovation. Many of you may know that Blogging Innovation grew into the world’s most popular global innovation community before being re-branded as InnovationExcellence.com and being ultimately sold to DisruptorLeague.com. Thanks to an outpouring of support I’ve ignited […].

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KICKSTART CHANGE AND INNOVATE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

ImagineNation

In our last blog , we described why innovation is transformational, and why, at this moment in time, it is more important than ever to innovate, to take advantage of living in a globalised world, interconnected through technologies and values and within an interrelated structure of reality. We stated that innovation-led growth is absolutely critical and that people need to be enabled and equipped to adapt, connect and collaborate in new ways to kickstart change in agile, constructive, equitable,

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

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. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene