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NASA’s Work to Fight COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to take a different approach to how businesses are run. Innovation management has taken priority as business leaders scramble to find new ways of providing relief and assistance.

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How Have Organizations Approached Changed Management with COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the preparedness of some organizations to deal with change. Other companies, however, are struggling to find new ways of doing business in a constantly shifting landscape. Here’s what we have learned about the response over the past six months.

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Innovation in the Drive for a Coronavirus Vaccine

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and impacts from attempts to manage it have brought forth some stunning creativity and scientific work. However, to move the world forward from the pandemic will require an innovation strategy in vaccines and medical science.

IdeaScale Podcast – How NYU Was Able to Successfully Drive Change

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Change management is a crucial part of innovation. Organizations must keep moving forward for transformation to occur. Universities are responsible for driving innovation. One 2018 study revealed funding for university research grew more than 5.5% each year over a ten year period.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Is Sanitizing and Reusing PPE a Viable Innovation Strategy?

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The COVID-19 global pandemic led to a shortage of products such as face masks, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper. While those are not products that can be reused, it may be possible to sanitize and reuse others like certain types of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Webinar: A Look Inside the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Innovation Lab

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We’re on the cusp of substantial changes in transportation.

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How to Implement Innovation in an Organization

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So you’ve created an innovation culture and have a way to efficiently manage idea sharing. The next step is implementing the resulting initiatives. When figuring out how to implement innovation in an organization, look at all employees.

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Why You Should Use an Idea Capture Template for Innovation

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Collecting new ideas and sharing them within the organization is a critical part of innovation. Similar to harnessing energy, you need a centralized way of capturing ideas so they can be organized, prioritized, and implemented effectively.

Webinar: Diversity + Equity x Inclusion = Innovative Thinking

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For years, math professors struggled to demonstrate a hyperbolic plane. The concept is simple enough; it’s a surface with a constant negative curvature that resembles a lettuce leaf or other natural forms.

How NASA Coaches Its Community to Overcome Challenges

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Innovation and NASA are synonymous. The agency is famous for quite literally fitting a square peg in a round hole to rescue the Apollo 13 astronauts. Yet, most of its innovation is on a much smaller level, if no less dramatic in its overall impact.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Crowdsourcing AMA Event with the Chairperson of NYU’s Administrative Management Council

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Universities are facing new challenges in 2020 and beyond. Remote learning, budgetary constraints, and renewed attention on diversity are just a few vital change management strategies.

How PSA International Has Transformed Idea Creation

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PSA International has been named as a winner of the IdeaScale 2020 Innovation Awards. Known for building an inclusive innovation process, PSA used the IdeaScale platform to create iCAN. It is used to provide a place for any business to ideate on any topic and is a valuable resource.

How to Generate Ideas from Employees

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Idea generation is the first step in the innovation process. It should involve everyone in your organization, and focus on increasing creativity at work. Research shows 94% of hiring managers consider creativity among the top hiring traits. Idea generation takes planning.

Why Innovation Requires a Different Set of Metrics

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Today’s business climate is uncertain. Disruption, exponential growth, and the technology landscape contribute to the need for constant innovation. Company leaders can no longer formulate a business model and rely on the five-year plan. Instead, organizations need change to thrive and grow.

Change Management: Five Reasons Organizational Change Fails

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Change is hard, but managing it is harder. Many organizations struggling to make meaningful alterations to their structure have run into any number of roadblocks. Here’s are some of the ways that organizational change fails and how to overcome them with effective change management.

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Here are Some Idea Management Examples You Can Use for Inspiration

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Generating new ideas can be challenging for all organizations. No matter the size of your company, you need a way to organize, prioritize, and implement them successfully. Make innovation a priority. Research shows 30% of companies feel innovation is a top challenge in achieving organizational goals.

How to Create and Sustain a Culture of Innovation

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Successful innovation is supported organization-wide. Management and employees need to be on-board with strategies that drive change. A culture of innovation creates the framework for idea sharing and implementation.

How to Create and Sustain a Culture of Innovation

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Successful innovation is supported organization-wide. Management and employees need to be on-board with strategies that drive change. A culture of innovation creates the framework for idea sharing and implementation.

Cheese Madness and the 2020 Innovation Award Winner The Cleveland Cavaliers

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The IdeaScale 2020 Innovation Management Awards recognized outstanding innovations in three categories. These are: best engagement, process, and implementation. The deadline for submissions was April of this year, and the winners were announced in May.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Leadership in a Pandemic

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Attention all leaders: you need to take care of yourself right now. We need strong leaders. They help us grow and remove obstacles on our path to success. They do this well because they are confident, resilient and inspiring. But it’s you don’t see right now that is cause for concern.

Four Standout Innovation in Business Examples

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Innovation is a must in the ever-changing company landscape. Looking for inspiration? Apply these four innovation in business examples to your organization. Companies of all sizes are causing disruption.

Want to Hear the Difference an Idea Makes? Listen to this Innovation Podcast Interview with Yamaha.

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Innovation is an essential business asset. No matter the industry, creating the right culture allows you to seize opportunities as they arise. Companies need an innovation strategy for designing an employee experience that promotes creativity.

And the Winner Is… Announcing 2020 Innovation Management Awards

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Since 2015, the Innovation Management Awards, presented by IdeaScale, have sought out the best innovation strategists, designers, and approaches. 2020’s field was a tough one to narrow down, as innovation management has spread from the smallest businesses to the biggest conglomerates.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

What Companies That Excel at Innovation Do Right

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Innovation can be challenging. You need a strategy with the right people and solutions in place to effectively drive the process. Companies that excel at innovation share common traits. Here are some of those characteristics that lead to success.

What Smart City Solutions Can Elevate the Human Experience?

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As sensors and data analysis tools drop in price, cities and towns are incorporating them into their innovation process for “smart cities,” leading to better public works, increased efficiency, and engaged citizens. Here are a few examples of projects that will lead to a smarter city.

5 Ways APIs Can Help Drive Digital Transformation

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Advanced Programming Interfaces are the standard for creating and connecting applications. Think of them as software blocks that can be rearranged as needed to generate new value. Because of this, APIs should be a part of every innovation strategy.

How Has Company Culture Changed in Response to COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business landscape, possibly forever. Many employees are forced to work from home, engage with customers via the internet, and make all sales from afar. A strong company culture leads to success.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Emerging Trends in the Financial Sector in 2020

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The financial sector continues to face numerous changes in today’s ever-evolving business landscape. As challenges are introduced, new opportunities arise. Technology continually shapes the industry by providing these opportunities.

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Innovation Driven by Culture at Sunshine Coast Credit Union

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The culture of an organization directly contributes to its innovation success. The most innovative companies recognize the importance of continuous change and growth to remain on top. Research shows 2/3 of these organizations make it one of their top three management priorities.

Five Ways to Engage Customers in Your Innovation Process

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Customers are the key stakeholders in your innovation process. Yet involving them can often be the most challenging part of building a better approach to their needs. Here are five ways to get them involved.

How Can You Make Sure Your Organizational Changes Stick?

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Planning and executing innovative change in any organization takes time. Once your goal is reached, you need a way of keeping it on track for the duration. Organizational leaders understand the challenges presented by a cultural transformation.

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Bootcast Podcast With Ideascale CEO Rob Hoehn – Innovating for the Federal Government

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Governments will face profound challenges over the next few months and years as they address the pandemic, the economy, and demands for social progress. Innovation strategy and management are going to be fundamental to nimble thought, coordinated action, and constituent satisfaction.

4 Ways COVID-19 Forces Companies to Innovate

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If there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis, it is that the pandemic is prompting businesses to rethink their innovation strategies. The changes that COVID-19 has brought are occurring in waves, starting with the shutdown of production in China and continuing through the cancelation of events, ceasing of travel, and lockdowns in various locations. Economic uncertainty has led to lasting changes that can’t be ignored.

5 Ways for Avoiding Digital Pollution When Creating New Products

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Technology is an integral part of product development. Though it provides many benefits, there are also drawbacks. One potential problem is the presence of unwanted consequences. When this digital pollution becomes a problem, how can you address it? What is digital pollution?

Socially Responsible Innovation Part One: For-Profit Companies

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Corporations have struggled with the balance between profit and the greater good since the beginning of capitalism.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.