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What Is Quantum Innovation?

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Like a lightning strike, quantum innovation often arrives when it’s least expected. We’re used to one form of innovation: the slow, incremental kind, where new features are added and previous ones are refined and updated.

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Top 10 Must-Read Classics on Innovation Techniques

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Learn what works in innovation from these ten books. Part of building a great innovation strategy is to learn about the history of innovation. Here are ten books every innovator should crack as they build a new innovation approach.

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Innovation Services: In-House or Outsourced?

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When you should outsource is a tough question to answer. The idea of “outsourcing” innovation can seem contrary to the whole concept. Isn’t innovation supposed to be about tapping the potential of your employees while engaging with them on a creative level?

How to Scale Your Innovation Program

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Innovation drives growth.?. Any well-run business grows, whether at a rapid clip or steadily as it adds clients, products, and services.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The Wisdom of Crowds

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Everyone has some wisdom to offer. It only took me six years as a crowdsourcing practitioner, but I finally got around to reading “The Wisdom of Crowds,” one of the flagship books in our industry. It provided for powerful reflection on what we’re doing right, and perhaps more importantly, wrong.

Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned

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During my first two weeks as a Marketing Intern for IdeaScale, I learned about how the business world operates, particularly how an organization uses crowdsourced innovation with tools such as IdeaScale. Every company says they want to be “innovative” and some of them use “crowdsourcing” to do so.

Catch Up on IdeaNation 2019 Interviews in the New Year

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Want to catch up on any 2019 IdeaNation podcasts you may have missed before the first month of 2020 flies by? Click the 2019 Open Nation tab on the IdeaScale website to check out all the latest interviews, information, and more. What Is IdeaNation?

What’s the Real Difference between Creativity and Innovation?

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A great idea is a good thing, but is it creative or innovative? Creativity and innovation are often seen as interchangeable. However, while there is overlap between them, they’re different. It’s important to understand and apply that difference in your innovation strategy.

Five Reasons You Need Idea Management Software

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Idea management is about working together.?. It’s a challenge every leader must overcome: the suggestion box. It seems so simple; set out a box, some pencils and paper, and let people anonymously contribute ideas.

Start the New Year with This Must-See Webinar

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Do you believe trust-building takes place in your local community? Want to strengthen communication between you and your local government through the right change management and innovation strategies?

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

How to Achieve Repeatable Innovation: A Chat with Spotless

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Innovation is about teamwork at Spotless. Would you ever think that you’d have a grounds person pitching an executive director asking for money?” asks Bridie Scott, Innovation Manager at Spotless.

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Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA

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Learn innovation and crowdsourcing strategy from NASA. Do you want to know the secrets for success through internal crowdsourcing and innovation storytelling?

Innovation Hacks: Lessons Learned from Successful Startups

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Why do startups have a head start in innovation? One of the great virtues of startups is that they have to innovate quickly, or they cease to exist. However, you don’t need to be a startup to apply their approaches.

Meeting the Challenge of Innovation in a Highly Regulated Industry

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Innovation strategy in a highly regulated industry presents specific challenges.?. Innovations are derived from new ideas, but what if your industry puts limits and constraints on the ideas you’re allowed to pursue? This is where innovation strategy gets dicey, but don’t let it discourage you.

Health Check: How’s Your Innovation Lifecycle?

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Successful ideas must go through the innovation life cycle. Resting is for retirement. As long as you’re in business, you need to be on top of your game, and innovation is a big part of getting to the front of the pack (and staying there).

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

How the Gig Economy Impacts Innovation

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Today, more than one-third of workers in the United States are part of the gig economy, and that translates into 57 million people. For some, freelancing is a stopover between permanent jobs, but for 24 percent of workers in the U.S., it is their primary, full-time vocation.

How to Stay Ahead of the Game in a Fast-Changing Industry

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At the intersection of modern technology and advertising, digital marketing is one of the fastest changing industries in the world. And to stay relevant in digital marketing, you need to be innovative. And perhaps one of the most competitive and technology-dominated industries is digital marketing.

The Global Climate Strike: A Call for Innovation

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Climate change is real but reversible. No matter where you live in the world, you have likely experienced more unusual weather lately. Whether that means temperatures that are hotter or cooler than normal or devastating storms, the reality of climate change can no longer be ignored.

Eight Tips to Improve Employee Engagement in 2020

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Drawing together everyone should be the goal of any innovative organization. There’s nothing more important to innovation than an engaged, thoughtful workforce. Yet bringing your team out of their box of day-to-day tasks and larger projects to focus on innovation can feel daunting.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Innovation Department Best Practices: A Talk with Peter Berger

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Peter Berger is the Director of Innovation for EmbraerX, a Silicon Valley innovation unit of Brazilian aerospace company Embraer.

Idea Management: Learning When and How to Say “Enough”

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We all know intellectually that sometimes projects fail, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier when it’s our project that fails. If you have ever had to scrap a project, you’re in good company.

6 Building Blocks for Innovation Department Success

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Nearly 80 percent of executives surveyed by The Boston Consulting Group’s tenth global survey on innovation considered innovation to be either the most important priority at their company or in the top three. Employees, however, can be more skeptical.

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Inspire Creativity in Your Team through Active Listening

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In any group, one of the most fundamental needs is to be heard. We’ve all been “talked at,” and it can stall good ideas and innovative processes before they even start. Active listening, on the other hand, can build teams and inspire everyone to whom you talk. Pay Attention To Non-Verbal Cues.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

The Innovation Leader’s Secret Superpower: Curiosity

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It’s the people who ask questions that innovate. One common quote about science you often hear is “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’

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Innovation Management: What Does Success Look Like?

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Success in innovation management is all about exploration.?. While the term innovation isn’t exactly esoteric, it can be hard to pin down. What is innovative and what isn’t? The answer isn’t black and white. What qualifies as successful innovation management? Coming up with an idea that others like?

Webinar to Highlight Best Practices from NASA’s Internal Crowdsourcing Journey

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Internal crowdsourcing can change how you do business.?. As a leader within your organization, you want to take every opportunity to foment an atmosphere in which an open exchange of ideas can take place, where people can give opinions without fear of retribution or ridicule.

Jessica Day on Intrapreneurs, Ideation, and Innovation

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CEOs and their innovation teams have such power, but focus and direction are necessary to unleash it.?. Innovate or be left behind — that’s the reality of the business world.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

The Power of Optimism, Curiosity, and Resilience: A Talk with Dr. Navin Kunde

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Innovation is borne of discovery. Innovation is an invention brought to life. It’s making the world better, more useful. That’s innovation strategy, summed up by Dr. Navin Kunde, leader of the Clorox Open Innovation Group.

7 Idea Generation Hacks to Spur Innovation

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Sometimes you need to smash your usual lightbulb. Where do you get your ideas?” is a question disliked by almost everyone, in part because it can be so hard to answer. Everyone has his or her own way of stimulating the imagination, but sometimes it takes a little work to get there.

Save the Date: Register for IdeaScale’s Summer Webinar!

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Learn what’s new in our webinar.?. Open innovation, intrapreneurship, crowdsourcing. No matter what methods your innovation strategy involves, we’re talking about how our new features and updates will help you build a stronger, more innovative company September 4th in our online webinar.

How to Identify Leaders among Your Staff

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Innovation can’t thrive without leadership. Innovation leadership is emerging as a primary need of today’s businesses. Does your present team contain potential innovation leadership? It’s likely if you take time to identify them.?. It isn’t enough to have an outstanding leadership team today.

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Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Josh Folk: Life Lessons for Continual Innovation

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Josh Folk has turned the study and practice of innovation strategy into a multimillion-dollar business, helping millions of users across the world to grow and evolve with IdeaScale.

IdeaScale’s Open Nation 2019 Set to Inspire Innovation

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The spotlight will be on creativity, communication, inspiration, and innovation leadership at Open Nation 2019, IdeaScale’s annual conference set for Oct. 24-25 in Washington, D.C.

Effective Digital Managers Build Ecosystems for Innovation

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The digital workplace is increasingly faster-paced, with a speed-to-market mindset that doesn’t allow a leisurely pace or ignorance of digital advances. Speed-to-market is a primary driver for innovation.?. Harvard Business School Professor Linda A.

Crowdsourcing vs. Focus Groups: A Comparative Review

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Crowdsourcing is a favored method of gathering data for product innovation. We live in the information age. Anyone can quickly and easily gather data. As they say, “Data is the new oil.” However, it can also be the new trash.

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How User Acceptance Testing Can Save You Time and Money

Speaker: J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services, Seamgen

Before a new product or feature goes into development, you have to gauge whether it will be a worthwhile investment. But what’s the best way to do so - and how can you get honest insights from your end users? Join J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services at Seamgen, as he explores how to use wireframes and clickable prototypes to validate your product. He’ll discuss how user testing allows you to really understand your users - and how to use the insights to inform your product strategy.