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Who Exactly are the Crowd Workers?

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Crowdsourcing allows organizations to find and work with self-selected volunteers to accomplish tasks, gather information, or gain new ideas. The end result is not just the work and insight of one person, but of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands.

12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021

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What are the different types of innovation? With so many types of innovation and even more definitions, it can be confusing to discuss innovation in your organization. It seems like new innovation types arrive at the scene all of the time, leaving people reaching for Google to get up to speed.

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What Formula Made Steve Jobs as an Innovation Leader So Successful?

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Steve Jobs as a leader offers a simple set of lessons on innovation: You need to accept failure as part of the process; have a tight focus with clear and simple goals; ensure leadership takes ownership of the entire process, to think ahead of the current industry; and have high standards.

How Do You Score Innovation Ideas?

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Overview: It can be difficult to evaluate ideas, especially when they’re new and untested, as criteria such as ROI or market size can be difficult to predict. Instead, you need to create a process with clear evaluation criteria customized to your needs and properly managed expectations.

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

What is the ROI of Better Ideas?

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How much is an idea worth in terms of return on investment? It’s an intriguing question in part because it seems hard to measure.

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What Are Some of the Benefits of Open Innovation?

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The span of human knowledge has grown vastly in the last century, to the point where many feel a traditional “closed” model of independent, internal research and development teams is no longer effective.

How the Pandemic Is Sparking Innovations in Tech Startups

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The pandemic of 2020 has been a truly overwhelming experience for many of us. The sudden emergence of the illness, combined with its rapid ability to spread around the world meant that life changed almost overnight.

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Five Barriers to the Innovation Process and How to Overcome Them

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It would seem that the innovation process is simple: Get an idea, refine that idea, implement it, and repeat the process. Yet like anything that’s simple to put on paper, practice is another matter. Here are five common problems with the innovation process and how to resolve them.

How a South African Consulting Firm is Drawing on New and Old Innovation Best Practices

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Innovation is an ongoing process. It draws on existing principles and new ideas to effect positive change. As organizations find new ways to reach customers, they need to embrace new business processes. High value is placed on the customer.

Top Innovation Conferences for 2021

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One of the central curiosities of the COVID-19 pandemic is that innovation festivals have had to show some innovation themselves. However, that also means that some of these conferences are in flux, with some speakers still being locked in.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

SNP Case Study Highlights Plan for Creating an Integrated, Global Workforce

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Product innovation moves companies forward. It helps leaders collaborate to drive change and promote growth. . Business leaders constantly work to define new trends and increase the time it takes to get products out to customers.

These are the Top Female Innovators of 2020

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An innovation culture is the key to successful idea implementation. Gender equity plays an important role in this process. Research shows innovation is six times more likely in companies where the workplace is equal. Many well-known innovators are women. Here are some of the top examples of 2020.

Building a Culture of Value Creation

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Innovation cultures are essential in the workplace. They help sustain innovation and improve outcomes. Building value is one of the best methods for ensuring future success. Establish innovation behaviors and norms that create a communicative environment rich in imagination and collaboration.

Four Exercises to try in your next Virtual Whiteboarding Session

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Whiteboarding is a critical part of the brainstorming and innovation process. It serves as a tool to visualize, actualize, and realize the full potential of your ideas.

Get Inspired With This List of Top Young Innovators

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Innovation comes in all forms. If you’re looking for inspiration as you develop your innovation management strategy, these five young innovators offer solutions to common innovation struggles. Eimar Dolan.

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How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

How Can Your Organization Crowdsource Ideas?

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The creativity of the world has never been more accessible, thanks to crowdsourcing. Yet incorporating crowdsourcing into your innovation strategy can feel like a challenge in need of that same creativity. How can you tap into the wisdom of large groups? Here’s what you need to know.

What is an Innovation Maturity Assessment and How Can You Create One?

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To go forward, it helps to know where you’re beginning. When building an innovation strategy, this takes the form of an innovation maturity assessment that examines your organization, your team, and your personal innovation approach.

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.

Can Brands Meet the Challenge of Achieving a Sustainable Innovation Strategy?

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Overview: Sustainability approaches and innovation strategy go hand-in-hand, yet too often are seen as separate targets. The two need to be reconciled, especially as hitting necessary sustainability targets will be key to future business.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Can Brands Meet the Challenge of Achieving a Sustainable Innovation Strategy?

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Overview: Sustainability approaches and innovation strategy go hand-in-hand, yet too often are seen as separate targets. The two need to be reconciled, especially as hitting necessary sustainability targets will be key to future business.

16 Best Free Online Brainstorming Tools in 2021

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What are the best tools for brainstorming in 2021? COVID-19 has driven organizations to adopt digital tools that can improve their processes and deliver more effective results.

How Can You Run An Idea Creation Competition?

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Idea generation is the heart of innovation. Creating this culture in your organization increases employee engagement and promotes collaboration. Innovation increases brand loyalty. Research shows 77% of consumers have been loyal to certain brands for more than a decade.

The Five Building Blocks of Collaborative Innovation

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Are you looking for ways to inspire collaborative innovation in your organization? Your staff has the talent and intelligence, but are they working with the right people? Collaborative innovation involves bringing together ideas that can result in something groundbreaking.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

IdeaScale Podcast – How the City of Westminster is Building for the Future

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Innovation is an integral part of building for the future. The city of Westminster, Colorado, generates value to citizens by directly involving them in the process. As the seventh most populous city in CO, Westminster’s downtown is almost equal distance between downtown Denver and Boulder.

IdeaScale Podcast – How the City of Westminster is Building for the Future

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Innovation is an integral part of building for the future. The city of Westminster, Colorado, generates value to citizens by directly involving them in the process. As the seventh most populous city in CO, Westminster’s downtown is almost equal distance between downtown Denver and Boulder.

Top Innovation Conferences for 2021

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As everything goes remote, virtual conferences are becoming more common. One of the central curiosities of the COVID-19 pandemic is that innovation festivals have had to show some innovation themselves.

Future-Forward Thinking Outstrips ‘Back to Normal’ Mindset

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Disruption is what drives innovation and positive change. Successful innovation strategies include the forward-thinking mindset that helps you move beyond the status quo and develop new ways of thinking. Embrace Change Change is inevitable.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

What Are Some Brainstorming Tools Your Organization Can Use?

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Brainstorming is an important part of innovation. This initial process of gathering information often leads to idea generation. Companies need a way to increase growth on an ongoing basis. One study revealed 42% of organizations who are fast innovators are also strong game-changers.

What Are Some Brainstorming Tools Your Organization Can Use?

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Brainstorming is an important part of innovation. This initial process of gathering information often leads to idea generation. Companies need a way to increase growth on an ongoing basis. One study revealed 42% of organizations who are fast innovators are also strong game-changers.

The Journey of Agile Transformation

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Agile Transformation is where behaviors evolve, and decisions improve to reach success. The journey involves acting on learning to create positive experiences. The Agile Transformation journey is one of triumphs and obstacles. Both result in important lessons.

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The Journey of Agile Transformation

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Agile Transformation is where behaviors evolve, and decisions improve to reach success. The journey involves acting on learning to create positive experiences. The Agile Transformation journey is one of triumphs and obstacles. Both result in important lessons.

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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!

IdeaScale and Betterific: A Match Made in Innovation Heaven

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We’re partnering up to help you drive your innovation strategy further. Ideascale and Betterific announced at the end of January that they were teaming up to bring the latter’s strengths in crowdsourced open innovation to Ideascale’s industry-leading innovation management platform.

What Are Some Examples of Crowdsourcing Innovation?

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It takes a crowd to make a great product. There’s no better demonstration of the power of crowdsourcing than proof of it in action. Here are four examples of crowdsourcing in action improving everything from financial services to government communications.

What Are Some Examples of Crowdsourcing Innovation?

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There’s no better demonstration of the power of crowdsourcing than proof of it in action. Here are four examples of crowdsourcing in action improving everything from financial services to government communications.

What Are Some Examples of Crowdsourcing Innovation?

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There’s no better demonstration of the power of crowdsourcing than proof of it in action. Here are four examples of crowdsourcing in action improving everything from financial services to government communications.

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.