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How AI is Accelerating Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Throughout history, various technologies have led to the acceleration of breakthroughs in the industry. For example, the telescope improved astronomy, while using a microscope led to innovations within biology. Artificial intelligence has the potential to act in the same way.

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Is Design Thinking dead?

Idea to Value

A few weeks ago, I saw an article in Fast Company about the layoffs at IDEO , one of the world’s most respected Design Thinking firms. In fact, IDEO was one of the pioneers of Design Thinking back in the late 1970s, but the process of using Design Thinking as part of innovation work really exploded in the 1990s and 2000s. The rise of Design Thinking and IDEO Back then, Design Thinking was seen as a way to incorporate more human insights into the innovation process, which often struggled wh

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Innovation: Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All

IdeaScale

Innovation is a term that has been used in various contexts and has different meanings for different people. It can be defined as the process of creating something new or improving an existing product, service, or process. However, the definition of innovation can vary depending on the industry, organization, or individual. For example, innovation in [.

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Your Burnout Is Trying to Tell You Something

Harvard Business Review

Research has established that burnout is primarily the result of psychologically hazardous factors that occur at your workplace. Not being given the resources or time you need to manage your workload, for example, or working in an environment where you have insufficient control and autonomy, are known burnout triggers. No two experiences of burnout are exactly alike, and recovery requires that you pinpoint the unique workplace conditions that are contributing to your stress.

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The AI Superhero Approach to Product Management

Speaker: Conrado Morlan

In this engaging and witty talk, we’ll explore how artificial intelligence can transform the daily tasks of product managers into streamlined, efficient processes. Using the lens of a superhero narrative, we’ll uncover how AI can be the ultimate sidekick, aiding in decision-making, enhancing productivity, and boosting innovation. Attendees will leave with practical tools and actionable insights, motivated to embrace AI and leverage its potential in their work. 🦸 🏢 Key objectives:

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Why Truth Matters

Digital Tonto

Today, the truth can seem like nothing more than a preference. We pick a side, form a group identity and set out to prove our worth by supporting the party line. In our quest for status, we try to top those around us, leading to a purity spiral in which everyone competes to see who can be the most true to the cause. Yet truth is more than opinion. Facts are falsifiable.

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Change Management Team Dynamics

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Stefan Lindegaard As the pace of change accelerates and becomes more encompassing, teams stand as the backbone of a successful organization. To stay ahead, teams must not only adapt to change but also leverage it to their advantage.

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Using “Digital Academies” to Close the Skills Gap

Harvard Business Review

“Digital academies” are among the most successful approaches to closing the digital skills gap. These initiatives are specific to the company’s culture and narrative, are highly experiential and considerate of organizational team dynamics, and reach across the enterprise. Using DuPont’s digital academy as a model, companies should design their own internal upskilling programs to serve broad employee segments, include experiential elements, encourage continuous engagement, and prioritize flexibil

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The Exponential Marketer: Harnessing AI for Revolutionary Growth

Daniel Burrus

You only have two options when it comes to the future of technology in marketing: First, which is unfortunately appealing to many, you can hunker down, sticking to the old marketing tactics to drive sales. In doing so, you decide to let others deal with advancements in digital technology while you sit on the sidelines and see what happens. This strategy seems safe because others are taking the risks, not you.

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5 Essential Customer Experience Tools to Master

Innovation Excellence

by Braden Kelley There are so many different tools that customer experience (CX) professionals can use to identify improvement possibilities, that it can be quite overwhelming. Because CX is a human-centered discipline, it doesn’t require a lot of fancy software to do it well.

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7 Innovative Promotional Ideas to Set Your Brand Apart

IdeaScale

If you're looking for ways to make your brand stand out from the competition, it's time to get creative with your promotional strategies. Innovative promotional ideas can help you capture the attention of your target audience and leave a lasting impression. In this blog post, we'll explore seven unique and effective promotional ideas to set [.

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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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7 Steps to Repair a Damaged Business Partnership

Harvard Business Review

No long-term partnership — personal or professional — is without challenges. Getting key issues on the table in a timely way and having open, direct, and respectful conversations can reduce frustrations and facilitate needed change. In this article, the authors outline seven steps to take if your business partnership has gotten rocky.

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Abu Dhabi Youth Challenge: Techstars Startup Weekend Invites Participants To Collaborate With Early Childhood Education Sector Stakeholders

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The Techstars Startup Weekend will also provide a platform for participants to convert their business ideas into tangible prototypes within a 54-hour-frame.

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Driving Change is Not Enough

Innovation Excellence

You Also Have To Survive Victory GUEST POST from Greg Satell In early 2004, Viacom announced it would spin off Blockbuster Video, leaving CEO John Antioco master of his own fate.

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Gemba Walk Checklist for Manufacturing [How To] | KaiNexus

Kainexus

The term "Gemba" comes from Japanese and is widely used in various industries, particularly in lean manufacturing practices (or lean in other settings). "Gemba" (現場)—sometimes spelled "Genba"—translates to "the real place" or "the actual place" in English. In the manufacturing context, it refers to the place where value is created, where the actual work happens, such as the shop floor or production line.

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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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4 Questions to Assess the Trustworthiness of Your Company’s GenAI

Harvard Business Review

Generative AI has the potential to reinvent work, freeing us to unleash our creativity on the problems that really matter. But in order for this to happen, companies need to build people’s trust in the technology. The author, who has spent years researching trust, recommends asking four questions to assess the trustworthiness of your company’s generative AI efforts.

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The Empathy Edge: Forging Deeper Connections in the Business World

Tullio Siragusa

The Empathy Edge: Forging Deeper Connections in the Business World In an era where business dynamics are ever-evolving, the emergence of empathy and connection as pivotal forces is undeniable. These elements, once peripheral, have now taken center stage, redefining the essence of effective leadership and organizational success. The Heart of Leadership Gone are the days of rigid hierarchies and detached management.

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How Sales and Customer Experience Connect

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Customer service and customer experience (CX) are more than what happens after the sale. It’s not just a department to call when there is a problem. It actually begins long before a customer ever makes a purchase.

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Why is Process Improvement Important? | KaiNexus

Kainexus

In the competitive landscape of today's business world, organizations face constant pressure to deliver superior products and services while optimizing operational efficiency. Continuous process improvement (CPI) contributes to success by providing a framework for organizations to regularly evaluate and refine their processes. This leads to cost savings and improved productivity, allowing businesses to meet or exceed customer expectations.

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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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When an Active Pause Is the Best Strategic Choice

Harvard Business Review

In the face of competitive threats, managers are tempted to do something, because being active feels better than being passive. In fact, an active pause can make the most sense. This is especially true in industries facing a big technological change, when going “all in” on a nascent technology may have larger long-term costs than benefits.

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Three steps to unearth the hidden curriculum of networking

Christensen Institute

The data is clear: students want networks. When asked what skill they most regret not cultivating in college, nearly half of recent graduates cited networking, according to a 2020 Strada-Gallup College Alumni poll. The data is also clear that access to networks is not equally distributed: first-generation students and students of colour are much less likely than their peers to participate in networking with alumni or to talk to faculty about their career interests.

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The Dark Underbelly of Success

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski Best practice – a tired recipe you recycle because you think the world is static. Emergent practice – a new way to work created from whole cloth because the context is new. Worst practice – a best practice applied to a world that has changed around you.

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DMAIC: Framework and Approach to Continuous Improvement | KaiNexus

Kainexus

Continuous improvement is a systematic and ongoing process to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and overall performance of an organization, product, or process. Rooted in the philosophy of incremental progress, continuous improvement involves identifying and implementing small, ongoing changes to achieve greater productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction over time.

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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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When You Think You’re Doing Good Work — But Others Don’t

Harvard Business Review

Learning that others’ perception of you or your work doesn’t match up with your own is unsettling, but there are steps you can take to repair it. Learning how you’re perceived can provide an opportunity for self-improvement and professional growth. When you make the effort to reflect, seek additional feedback, acknowledge missteps, learn, and reach out for support, you’ll foster a new perception that you’re committed to — and capable of — growth.

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Corporate Innovation in 2024

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | Whilst innovation remains a top priority for every CEO, we have again witnessed recently that when markets are uncertain and costs need to be cut, the innovation function is also amongst the first to be impacted. As a function, we’re still figuring out how we contribute to our organizations’ top and bottom line in sustainable and scalable ways.

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Creating Organizational Agility

Innovation Excellence

Why is it that we need so much agility for digital transformation? The answer is simple: the speed of digital. GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky Digital moves fast. Technology is changing rapidly, and changing customer expectations. Competitors are moving rapidly, and start-ups and tech companies are going after your customers.

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Spur Innovative Thinking | Sopheon

Sopheon

Ever talked to someone who churns out incredibly helpful soundbites throughout the entire conversation? Innovation strategist and architect Carla Johnson did just that on a recent episode of the Innovation Talks podcast. During that conversation, we talked extensively about the power of innovative thinking and its impact on ideas. Her book , “RE:Think Innovation,” expands on our discussion in great detail.

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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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When You Want to Be Hybrid, But Your Boss Wants You in the Office

Harvard Business Review

While recent years have seen back-to-work mandates following the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, they’ve also seen a growing number of workers shift to fully or partially remote. Perhaps you’re considering making this shift, too. Many factors make hybrid work schedules appealing — including caring for young children or aging parents, or the stress of long commutes — but flexible work is new and unfamiliar territory for most employers.

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The Four-item Gameplan for Executives to Ignite Innovation

BrainZooming

Innovation isn’t exclusively the executive team’s responsibility. Still, it’s vital that senior leaders actively encourage generating, testing, and adopting innovative ideas.

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5 Secrets to Building Smarter Teams

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from David Burkus One of the most fascinating concepts in the study of teamwork and collaboration is the concept of collective intelligence—the idea that when teams collaborate exceptionally well, they tap into a reservoir of knowledge and abilities that exceed the sum of each individual’s capability.

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Managing WIP and Bottlenecks in the Financial Industry

Planview

In today’s fast-paced and dynamic world of technology, the adoption of Agile methodologies has undoubtedly transformed the landscape of how technology teams function. These Agile principles have introduced a new level of adaptability, collaboration, and responsiveness, allowing organizations to stay agile and competitive in the ever-evolving market.

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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