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How Design Thinking Complements Crowdsourced Innovation

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In my double role as an innovation architect at IdeaScale and a consultant for innovation management, I rely on a variety of methods to set my clients up for success. Combining methods is one of the ways I make sure they make the most out of their innovation efforts.

Four Disruptive Tech Trends That Will Impact Your Innovation Strategy

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What will shake up the world this year? What’s next in technology?

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Is Myopia the Biggest Threat to Innovation?

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Innovation is all about the ability to see clearly. A lack of clarity can be deadly to companies in any number of ways, but one of the most deadly is how it can choke off innovation. Here are a few case studies and what organizations can learn from them. Kodak.

Five Components of a Repeatable Innovation Portfolio

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Creating a repeatable innovation portfolio helps you plan more efficiently, scale resources, and gain insight for the growth of your innovation program. There are five key elements of a repeatable innovation portfolio: Opportunity Identification and Campaign Creation. Idea Collection and Inspiration.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

Barrier Buster: Clearing the Way for Breakthrough Ideas

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Innovation leaders must master a wide range of skills in order to enhance the innovation potential of their teams. Often, managers are required to play the role of a barrier buster to ensure the team’s creativity delivers bottom line results for the business.

“Why are You Showing me That?” The Decision-Making Behind IdeaScale’s New Reporting

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Over the next couple of months, IdeaScale will be rolling out a suite of new reports alongside improvements to our ability to integrate with Analytics and BI tools.

Breakthrough Innovation or Disruptive Innovation?

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A breakthrough can be an even bigger deal than a disruption. Aren’t breakthrough innovation and disruptive innovation the same thing? It’s a common question when building innovation strategy. After all, the car, the telephone, the smartphone, the electric car, the solar panel, weren’t these all breakthroughs that were also disruptive? In a sense, yes. But it’s the context of the innovation that’s important. What Is Breakthrough Innovation?

Have you heard about ISO 50501?

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Well, let’s start with introducing you to the ISO itself. ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 163 national standards bodies (think: the United Nations for standardization with representatives from each country).

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Culture Creator = Sustainable Innovation

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When playing the role of culture creator, the leader’s primary task is to ensure the spirit of the innovation process is understood, celebrated, and aligned with the strategy of the organization.

What Innovation Skills Should You Focus on Building?

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Innovation is a practice at forward-thinking organizations. And like any other company discipline, the skills and rules associated with an internal practice require refinement and continuous learning because the boundaries of that practice are constantly moving and being redefined.

Is There Such a Thing As a Bad Idea in Innovation?

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Is there ever such a thing as a truly bad idea? Does anybody really believe that there are no bad ideas?

5 Must-Watch TED Talks to Inspire Your Innovation Team

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These talks can inspire innovation. Open innovation can be a tricky business. Innovation can be elusive, and sometimes your team needs a push to get back in the zone. If that’s the case, sit down with these TED talks to get that spark back. Navi Radjou. link].

Security for Cloud Innovation Platforms

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The first known references to intellectual property date back to 500 B.C.E., when chefs in Sybaris(1) were given year-long exclusives for creating particular culinary delights. This allowed the creators of these sumptuous dishes to enjoy a monopoly on selling their food for a year.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Innovation: Learning from Failure

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Many people look at failure as a complete negative. I like to think of failures as the route to innovation. The keys to innovation from failure are to have a culture around dealing with and accepting failures, failing fast, and learning from the failure. So how do we go about learning from failure?

Collective Behavior in IdeaScale Communities

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Contributions from community members in the form of valuable ideas are seen as strategic assets in the success of IdeaScale initiatives. The larger the community of participants the more diverse views are likely to appear; more diversity increases the chances of producing valuable ideas.

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Are you a Positive Role Model for Innovation?

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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”. Mahatma Gandhi. Innovators listen to what leaders say, but most of all, they watch what leaders do.

Innovating for Social Good

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Many employees desire purpose in their work beyond earning a paycheck. And many businesses want to make a difference as well. When you innovate for social good, you not only create an external impact, but you help your employees fulfill their desire for meaningful work. What is Social Good?

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Seven Critical Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation Mistakes to Avoid

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Don’t get frustrated with your crowdsourcing campaign. Crowdsourcing and open innovation are great ideas. But like any great ideas, great results need smart execution. Too many ideas fall into a crowdsourcing gap, so here are the problems to avoid. Unfocused Strategy.

The United Nations of Innovation

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Best Practices for Asking for Employee Ideas

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Creativity should be rewarded, but you need to ask for it. Can an employee ever offer you the unvarnished truth? Many of us would like to say yes, but stop and think back to the jobs you held before you took a leadership role.

Improving Workforce Engagement in Your Purpose-Driven Workplace

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It’s clear that consumers care about quality and price when purchasing products and services. However, did you know that company reputation and social responsibility, rank immediately after those two factors?

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

What is an Idea Worth?

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The world of ideas is vast, but what’s their value? What’s the value of an idea ? What makes an idea truly valuable? It’s a more practical answer than you might think. What’s An Idea Worth?

The Business Case for Incremental Innovation

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Innovation can start small and snowball over time. Does innovation have to be enormous and grandiose? We often like to fondly remember world-changing innovations as just that, but that ignores all the good ideas that were overhyped, poorly implemented, and quickly forgotten.

Incentives for Participation or Incentives for Success? What Works?

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In a fast-paced corporate environment where there are many expectations and a steady stream of work, how (and more importantly) why, would you carve out time to contribute to your company’s new ideation platform?

Incentives for Participation or Incentives for Success? What Works?

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In a fast-paced corporate environment where there are many expectations and a steady stream of work, how (and more importantly) why, would you carve out time to contribute to your company’s new ideation platform?

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Harnessing Good Thoughts: Innovation Management as a Volunteer Opportunity

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THE DISHARMONIUS GOOD INTENTIONS OF STAKEHOLDERS. Every nonprofit has them, mountains of well-meaning good ideas from passionate supporters, true believers, and entitled stakeholders. There’s just so darn many of them. Ideas AND supporters.

Innovation Goes Beyond Bright Ideas

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When organizations talk about innovation, they are referring to generating bright ideas. They spend time thinking “out of the box” and hope to come up with a brilliant new idea. But innovation is not the Idea; it’s more than that.

Know Your Emerging Trends

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Last year IBM Marketing Cloud published a finding 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone (2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day). Things are moving at a pretty brisk pace nowadays and our lives are changing as a result.

An Innovation Management Solution that Meets Your FedRAMP Requirements

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On my first day at IdeaScale, I had not been at my desk for more than five minutes before the CEO made his way over to me and said, “Your first job at IdeaScale is to get us FedRAMP authorized.” .

How Can You Leverage Innovation to Become an Industry Leader?

To outsiders, the term innovation can seem like another empty buzzword, but as a CEO in a world where technology is driving market competition, you know that innovation is essential. Keeping up can prove challenging, especially if you are continuing to rely solely on internal personnel. Currently, the key to innovation is to go beyond existing resources and seek ideas from external sources.

4 Ways to Promote Innovation Without Crowdsourcing

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The crowd you source from doesn’t have to be outside the company. Crowdsourcing is just one facet of innovation strategy. For some, it may not be the most workable. Perhaps there are legal concerns that make it impossible.

How to Assess Your Innovation Fitness

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There are two types of innovation fitness assessments that you should perform in your organization.

Understanding the Source of Employee Innovation

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Boredom is one of those facets of life that consistently amaze. How can any person be bored when there is so much around us that stimulates our intellect and inspires our awe?

Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy in the Workplace

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As if corporate managers didn’t have enough to worry about, they must now consider a new business challenge: investors are increasingly looking towards non-financial data to determine your company’s risk.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.