Sat.Apr 22, 2023 - Fri.Apr 28, 2023

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Constructing the innovation mandate

Paul Hobcraft

So often innovation struggles to be recognized for what it is. Innovation is a critical source of future competitive advantage. It is our ability to consistently capture, build and develop new ideas within organizations or in open collaborations with others that have a direct effect on revenue growth and the ability to provide future sustainability.

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What it means to continuously improve: Definition and strategies

HYPE Innovation

How to define Continuous Improvement? Small steps matter, especially when they’re all taken in the same direction. And there are plenty of examples of innovations that have made a difference – not through a sudden big bang but, instead, through a slow, continuous attack on a problem. Driving incremental improvements may seem like taking only small steps, but those small steps combined can add up to big change.

Strategy 130
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Design Sprint 101: How to Innovate Faster and Find Winning Solutions

Viima

Don’t judge a book by its cover or a process by its name. The design sprint is not just about design, not only for designers, nor it has anything to do with running. But it has plenty to do with guiding a team in the right guiding a team’s innovation efforts. A problem, after all, is at the core of good design and successful innovation. And that’s exactly what a sprint is meant to do – solve a well-defined problem.

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Driving Organizational Change — Without Abandoning Tradition

Harvard Business Review

To shift entrenched ways of thinking, leaders need to understand and respect where people are coming from.

Change 102
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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 Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back.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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How Startups Can Improve the World Through Innovation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Startup founders should pursue their passion without hesitation. They can improve the world and enhance the lives of customers and employees.

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Essential Leadership Behaviors for Ensuring Operational Excellence

Kainexus

Operational excellence is a management philosophy that focuses on continuously improving an organization's processes, systems, and workflows to optimize performance and deliver value to customers. Operational excellence happens when an organization consistently and reliably outperforms the competition through constant improvement and a dedication to customer value.

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Unlocking the Power of Imagination

Innovation Excellence

How Humans and AI Can Collaborate for Innovation and Creativity GUEST POST from Teresa Spangler Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation.

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Great Minds Think Unalike — 3 Ways to Drive True Innovation Through Diversity

Entrepreneur - Innovation

When companies diversify at every level, they see increased success. Here's how to follow suit.

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Make It Safe for Employees to Speak Up — Especially in Risky Times

Harvard Business Review

The same behaviors that feel dangerous to employees are precisely what organizations need to thrive in an uncertain economic climate.

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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.

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We Need To Stop Fooling Ourselves And Get Our Facts Straight. That Takes Work.

Digital Tonto

In one of my favorite essays the physicist Richard Feynman wrote “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool. So you have to be very careful about that.” He goes on further to say that simply being honest isn’t enough, you also need to “bend over backwards” to provide information so that others may prove you wrong.

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Deepening the Thinking Around the Innovation Mandate – part two

Paul Hobcraft

Building out the clarity of any robust innovations mandate needs a depth of thinking Following on from my first post “ Constructing the Innovation Mandate ” we should look further into aspects of the innovation mandate that need considering and clarification Any innovation mandate needs to consider what is meant by the following and provide explanations: Corporate Objectives : The innovation mandate should clearly align with the organization’s corporate objectives and business strate

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How to Create a Continuous Improvement Culture: Strategies and Examples

HYPE Innovation

Raise your hand if you don't want to continuously improve your organization.

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ChatGPT and health care: Disruptive? Or just the same old thing?

Christensen Institute

Back in February, ChatGPT, the popular AI chatbot, passed a medical licensing exam. This exercise, cosponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital, highlighted the potential benefits of ChatGPT (or any AI chatbot) in the future treatment of medical conditions. AI’s potential in health care is not a new discussion point ; forward-thinking health care organizations have been using AI in their offerings for a few years now.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Questions Asked But Not Always Answered

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski This seems like a repeat of the last time we set a project launch date without regard for the work content. Do you see it that way? This person certainly looks the part and went to the right school, but they have not done this work before.

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5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Career in the Age of AI

Harvard Business Review

Tools like ChatGPT have the potential to displace human creativity — but people still offer unique value.

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Why is AI Exploding Now?

IdeaSpies

AI was first discussed in 1956 at a Dartmouth Conference 70 years old.

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How can K-12 leaders correctly diagnose what needs to be changed in their schools? And why does it matter?

Christensen Institute

If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you’re in the business of “organizational change.” Those words may not be the words you use to describe what you do. But a major body of work happening in K–12 education today boils down to organizational change. Are you a proponent of high-quality curriculum? High-dosage tutoring? Blended learning?

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Reasons Change Management Frequently Fails

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In 1983, McKinsey consultant Julien Phillips published a paper in the journal Human Resource Management that described an “adoption penalty” for firms that didn’t adapt to changes in the marketplace quickly enough. His ideas became McKinsey’s first change management model that it sold to clients.

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Don’t Let Distractions Derail Your Company’s Strategy

Harvard Business Review

They can slow down progress and waste effort — but when managed well, they can also present new opportunities.

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Reducing Carbon Footprint and Energy Costs in Refining Operations with Energy Management Analytics

Acuvate

The hot topics of climate change and global warming have made the world sweat, necessitating swift intervention from the industry and policy-makers alike. With earth feeling the heat, businesses are turning their attention to eco-friendly operations on a large scale. Trimming down carbon footprints and energy expenses in refining processes is vital not just for the planet but also for companies’ survival.

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Idea Management Platform to Support ESG Goals

eZassi

The Triple Bottom Line Approach in Innovation Strategy People | Planet | Profit – their intersection point is Sustainability, and an Idea Management Platform is the best solution to support this critical innovation strategy and the KPIs impacting the triple bottom line. Ezassi’s Idea Management Software is important for sustainability because it enables organizations to systematically gather and manage ideas for green initiatives, circularity, and improved environmental practices from employees,

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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Customer Service is a Team Sport

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken The other day I was having breakfast with 11 of my friends. The server came over, introduced herself, and said, “I’ll be taking care of you.” She took our orders, and a few minutes later, a different server dropped off three of our meals.

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Leading a Midsize Business Through Change

Harvard Business Review

Senior leaders can take in valuable employee input while maintaining decision-making authority.

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Inclusive Innovation For Net Zero

100%Open

At 100%Open, we’re committed to exploring the latest trends and developments in open innovation. This month, we’re focusing on the urgent need for a new approach to the climate crisis. When the pandemic exposed the fragility of our economic and social systems, a new, more connected, approach emerged. The situation was clearly urgent and important.

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Relationships as outcomes: Updates from the field measuring students’ networks

Christensen Institute

In 2020, the Christensen Institute released our first Missing Metrics report, detailing how schools and nonprofits were starting to measure their students’ networks. In the three years since, the field has seen significant developments in surveys and other measurement strategies. As the urgency to understand and leverage social capital gains a stronger foothold across education, industry, and research, advances in measurement are taking off on multiple fronts.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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A Global Perspective on Psychological Safety

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Stefan Lindegaard Professor Amy C. Edmondson defines psychological safety as “a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes.” Achieving psychological safety is essential for fostering innovation and maintaining a competitive edge in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.

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Cyber Thieves Are Getting More Creative

Harvard Business Review

They’re combining real information with tiny bits of misinformation to steal from companies and individuals.

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Wazoku announces new series of webinars!

Wazoku

Wazoku Webinars are returning in May! After a break throughout April, we are restarting our Thursday sessions and this month, we have some exciting discussions planned. Continuing our ‘Industry Innovators’ series that saw us hold conversations with the MoD and Enel back in February, this time we will be discussing how companies in the Professional and Financial Services industry use Wazoku.