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10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 4: Communication and Transparency

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This is the fourth part of the broader series on "The 10 Rules of Innovation Management." In five publications, I’ll share 10 best practices that should come in handy if you’re managing an online, collaborative innovation management program or thinking about launching one.

What You Need to Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture

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Raise your hand if you don't want an innovation culture in your organization. The Innovation Manager

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 2: Catching Ideas With Targeted Campaigns

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Welcome back to the 10 Rules of Innovation Management series! If you're new to the series, I'll be sharing 10 best practices to help you manage your online collaborative innovation program or get started if you're thinking about launching one ( subscribe to the series here! ). The Innovation Manage

Why Your Organization Needs to Invest in Innovation Capital

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Innovation capital is one of the primary catalysts to value creation. And while understanding and investing in innovation capital is crucial, building innovation capital lacks the focus it deserves. In fact, it isn’t even on most people's radar.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

You Need an Innovation Value Proposition and Here's Why

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An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that unique identity that enables innovation to flow. Building your innovation value proposition is critical to your innovation success. The Innovation Manager

Why Your Innovation Team Will Quit on You 3 Years In

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A lot can happen to an innovation program in three years. Some companies see their programs gain momentum and excel in that time. Other companies experience something different.

A culture of innovation? It all starts with hiring

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Creating a culture that has a thirst for and thrives on innovation is the holy grail of business today. But it’s not as tangible, nor as easy, as creating processes, borrowing best practices, and funding innovation initiatives.

Top 10 Innovation Blog Posts of 2018

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Imagine getting your ears chopped off for being innovative. Back in the 17th century, innovators were considered troublemaking disruptors of peace – and there was a price to pay for that. Fortunately, things have changed!

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3 Lessons on Innovation from Jeff Bezos

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Jeff Bezos just became the world's richest man. His creation, Amazon, is an incredible company. The consistency and breadth of innovation it has produced over the past two decades is awe-inspiring.

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6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

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“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer). A design mind-set is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused, and action-oriented.

Solving the 'Who are My Stakeholders' Dilemma: A Quick Innovation Managers’ Guide

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I was recently asked a very down-to-earth question: “Where do you find answers to practical issues in innovation management?” To this, I’d normally reply forums, journals, HBR , Springwise , and Scenario Magazine. They’re all sources I recommend on a regular basis.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 3: Seeding and Advocates

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This is the third part of the broader series on "Ten Rules of Innovation Management." In five publications, I’ll share 10 best practices that will help you if you’re managing an online, collaborative innovation management program or thinking about launching one. Since the start of this series, I talked about the foundations of an innovation management program here (Rules 1-3) , and about how to request specific ideas through targeted campaigns here (Rule 4).

How Corporates can use the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas

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The Lean Startup is a hot topic for organizations right now, so we asked a practitioner - Justin Souter, of Souter Consulting - to help readers get a handle on the elements of the Lean Startup framework, and provide some lessons from the field. The post is in four sections: 1.

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Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model

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So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected.

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The Innovation World is Changing Due to the 4th Industrial Revolution

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There are twin forces at work, feeding off each other. We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pace. These are constantly combining, relentlessly adding new shape to our future. We are actually caught up in a very revolutionary period. The Innovation Manager

Why mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

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Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviours of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do.

Digital transformation – are you ready to transform and change your innovation approaches?

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Business digital transformation, it can get your pulse racing as you look for the nearest exit. It is being asked of everybody to get involved but have we a sufficient understanding of it?

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

How does innovation management help in digital transformation?

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The power of digital disruption is so immense that it now sits on the top priority list for almost every executive.

Knowledge as a social process

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Walker’s Wagon Wheel tavern in the 1970s has a particularly important place in innovation history. Its name provides a great description of its role – like spokes on a wheel people and ideas converged on its centre and on a Friday night the air was full of conversation.

Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey

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Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology , to provide a systematic way to take ideas into tested business case concepts.

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Creating Meaningful Organizations - Learnings from the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting

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Making organizations meaningful. Noble pursuit and this year’s theme at the Academy of Management’s 76th Annual Meeting (AOM) where close to 10,000 students, scholars, and professionals in the management and organization space gathered to discuss companies’ raison d’être. The Innovation Manager

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

How Crowdsourcing Evolves: The Four Stages to Transformation

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The innovation management industry is highly fragmented today, which makes it confusing to understand which methods apply to which scenarios, and what the difference is between those doing crowdsourcing, and those doing enterprise programs designed to facilitate business transformation.

The Complex and the Chaotic: Going Beyond Incremental Innovation

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Innovation is easy. Or rather, certain kinds of innovation are. Faced with the challenge of improving a product or service in the marketplace shouldn’t present too much of a problem for organizations with capabilities in managing and deploying their knowledge base.

The critical aspects for an innovation vision

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When we consider developing an innovation vision it's easy to get bogged down in details as we craft and then re-craft this to reflect our realities. Most of our discussions are internally related.

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On superbosses, mentoring and other prerequisites for innovation

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“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves” I didn’t say that, Steven Spielberg did. And I could not agree more.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Driving Innovation in Higher Education – Insights From an LSE Report

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There are a variety of forces impacting colleges and universities today: economic and demographic, financial and ideological. Even forces related to how higher education is “consumed”. In response to this fast changing environment, institutions in higher education are changing too. Higher Education

Unfuzzying the Front End of Innovation. An interview with Liberty Global's Spark Team

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Roel de Vries and Sarah Kelly are the innovation managers for Liberty Global’s innovation program, Spark. In May 2017, they’ll be presenting at the HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn.

Applying the Four Lenses of Innovation

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Rowan Gibson wrote a book called “ The Four Lenses of Innovation: A power tool for creating thinking ” that came out earlier this year. This is a book well worth obtaining and working through. Well, it provides an understanding to the thinking patterns that lead innovators to their big ideas.

How to turn around a failing program

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Not all enterprise innovation programs go well - sometimes they crash and burn, and sometimes they slowly degrade until they fall off the radar.

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What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.