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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?

How To Encourage Employees To Develop A Growth Mindset

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One of the problems businesses face today is encouraging their team to have the right mindset. Although people need the right skills and resources to succeed in any career, they also need a positive attitude to guide them in the right direction. Unfortunately, many people have a “fixed” mindset.

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Five Ways AI is Driving Innovation in the Public Sector

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With any public sector work, efficiency is key. Since governments are accountable to the people, and every dollar spent in tax revenue on their work, the pressure is high to engage in work citizens value the most.

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 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!

How a Powerful Change Story Can Drive Business Transformation

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A successful business transformation delivers improved results. Mobilize your organization from management to employees by creating a powerful change story. Change management begins with establishing priorities that align with your business goals and purpose.

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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.

Tips for Evaluating Your Company’s Product Development Performance

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Are you a leader in product development? Want to get your products on the market before those of your competitors? Product management requires effective delivery. A successful product development strategy will help you generate more revenue and break ground in your industry.

5 Inspirational Business Pivots in the Wake of COVID-19

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The coronavirus has impacted all nations, resulting in unemployment for millions of people. Some companies have pivoted to meet constantly changing market conditions, which enables them to survive.

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5 Inspirational Business Pivots in the Wake of COVID-19

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The coronavirus has impacted all nations, resulting in unemployment for millions of people. Some companies have pivoted to meet constantly changing market conditions, which enables them to survive.

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How Companies are Using Change Management Strategies for Returning to Work

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Returning to work after the COVID-19 pandemic will present new challenges. Employers need to develop change management strategies to handle the transformation. Now that many businesses are slowly opening up, employees will begin returning to the office after months of working from home.

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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.

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 the Entrepreneurial Mindset and Government Innovation Can Work

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Government and business have inherently different goals. Yet this doesn’t mean that business mindsets like entrepreneurship can or should be set aside.

PSA International Shares Tips on How to Create an Award-Winning Innovation Program

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PSA have long been leaders in innovation. From the long-ago days as a Singapore statutory board to the post-corporate multinational it is today, this organization remains relevant. Innovation is a crucial part of how products are created, and customers are served.

A Look at the 2020 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

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Disruption is a necessary component of innovation. The novel coronavirus has massively disrupted all industries, resulting in brand new questions and conversations. Some innovative companies take a centralized approach to innovation, while others choose a decentralized method.

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Comfort with Chaos: the Innovation Leader’s Mindset

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Chaos is something many organization leaders try hard to avoid. Generally, employees are expected to perform tasks in an analytical, well-organized fashion without deviating from the plan. But innovation leaders know the value of chaos, and how a certain amount of it is necessary for experimentation.

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.

Exploring Government’s Role in Innovation to Address Pandemics

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Disinfection is just the first step in a more complicated response. Pandemics are a worst-case scenario for governments. To limit the death and damage, political rivals must set aside their beliefs and animosities. Innovation strategy, often quickly and carefully applied, can save lives.

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. It is what keeps businesses moving forward, and helps them gain momentum in times of upheaval. Moreover, change removes the ‘back … Continued. The post Future-Forward Thinking Outstrips ‘Back to Normal’ Mindset appeared first on IdeaScale.

Creative Networks Inspire Innovation in the Royal Australian Navy

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The Royal Australian Navy is one of the largest and most sophisticated naval forces in the Pacific region. Consisting of nearly 50 commissioned vessels and more than 16,000 personnel, their presence is significant worldwide. In the most recent episode of the IdeaScale Nation podcast, Lt.

Inform Your Product Development with Innovation Roadmaps

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To get where you want to go, know where you need to go to get there. Product roadmaps are powerful tools to get the team organized and to get a new product launched. However, they can also be used for the conceptualization of the product itself.

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.

Four Things You Never Knew About the Suggestion Box

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It sits in break rooms, workplaces, foyers, and just about everywhere else: A humble box with a slot, a pad of paper, and a pencil asking for suggestions. Yet despite its simplicity, the suggestion box has a surprising history. Here’s what you never knew about this little box.

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Stop the Spread: Facilitating COVID-19 Response Campaigns

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Do you need help organizing your COVID-19 response campaigns? IdeaScale has you covered. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has prompted much reflection and serious consideration around the globe.

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Government Hackathons: Five Steps to Success

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Friendly competition can bring out the best of us, and when developing government innovation, hackathons can help solve certain challenges through crowdsourced innovation and build engagement across your constituency. So how does it work, and how can you hold an effective government hackathon?

6 Key Points To Understand About A Crowdsourcing Platform

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Crowdsourcing offers a fantastic avenue into a wealth of information that might not otherwise be accessible.

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.

Innovate Your Customer Experience to Drive Business Growth in Uncertain Times

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When disaster strikes, be it social, economic, or otherwise, it leaves customers uneasy and in need of simplicity, ease-of-use, and speed. Customer experience can make a difference not just when times are unsettled, but for the long haul.

Socially Responsible Innovation Part Three: Non-Profits

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Socially responsible innovation is often the mandate of a non-profit. Yet, despite this, organizing and implementing innovation, especially in partnership with governments and for-profit companies, can present unexpected needs and challenges.

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. Factor innovation into the equation when figuring out how much value and benefits investments have … Continued. The post Why Innovation Requires a Different Set of Metrics appeared first on IdeaScale.

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.

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.

Why Emotional Intelligence Is a Hallmark of Great Innovation Leaders

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Emotionally intelligent leaders spur their teams to innovation. Have you ever wondered what makes successful business leaders innovative? All executives have varying opinions on the qualities that make up a good leader, but the most important factor lies in the results.

From Inspiration to Execution: Charting the Journey

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Sometimes you have to make your own path. Creativity is not a scarce resource. Humanity’s creativity and imagination have been key forces in our history from its very beginnings. That said, history is full of grand ideas that aren’t executed, or only ever partially achieved.

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.

Does Your Company Struggle with Innovation Anxiety?

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Innovation anxiety can keep your team from doing its best. Whenever demands made on a person, team, or organization aren’t properly matched with the resources needed to address them, stress is the result. Understaffed departments suffer from sloppier work and lower morale.

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.”

Which Industries Will Innovate Most in the Wake of COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruption across industries. How businesses and consumers behave is being altered by this crisis. Tech and non-tech companies are implementing remote working, travel has significantly decreased, and supply chains are seeing global disruption.

5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation

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Creating a thriving culture of innovation is difficult for any organization, but governments, in particular, can struggle with it.

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.

5 Tech Issues That Can Slow Down Innovation

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In our minds, technology and innovation are interconnected. However, for every technological advancement, there seems to be a learning curve or adjustment period as we try to figure out how to implement automation into our daily lives. source: pixabay.com.

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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.