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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.

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How Can Small Ideas Have a Big Impact?

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Innovation is often seen as stemming from a ground-breaking change. Someone has a big idea, develops it into a familiar product, and the rest is history. This, however, isn’t always the case. Some innovations derive from small ideas.

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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.

Register Today for RIDG’s Return on Innovation: Webinar Series

Speaker: Michelle Royal, Founder of RIDG

Join RIDG's Chief Innovation Officer, Michelle Royal, for a free 60-minute webinar on Tuesday, March 9th at 10 a.m. ET. You’ll learn how to lead your business to a new frontier in a time of disruption and prepare for the future despite intense financial and mental constraints of a pandemic. This is the first webinar of a three-part series on how innovation produces higher profits and happier people. RIDG helps companies make strategic financial decisions and empowers their teams to grow the business.

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.

Incremental Change vs. Disruptive Innovation: What’s the Difference?

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When you’re comparing incremental innovation vs disruptive innovation, what’s the difference? Incremental innovation is small, modular change that takes place slowly over time, and allows for a gradual development of the product and its marketplace.

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.

What Does Innovation Mean?

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Innovation is a common term in business today. Companies must embrace change to move forward and reach goals. Knowing when and how to innovate is crucial to success. Here are some ways to identify innovation and put it to work in your organization. Definition: What Does Innovation Mean?

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.

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.

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 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.

Ways to Generate Ideas from a Distance

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More people are working from home than ever before. Organizations need a way of innovating from a distance. Remote work is expected to increase in the coming years. A recent study reveals 42% of employees who are given the option will work from home more within five years.

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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.

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.

What’s the Difference Between Open vs. Closed Innovation?

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There are a multitude of approaches to innovation management. One key factor, however, is “open” innovation versus “closed” innovation. While the names are slightly misleading, they’re important to understand as you approach your change management strategy.

How Sunshine Coast Credit Union Transformed Its Bottom-Performing OHI Score

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An innovation culture is critical to a company’s success. Change prompts growth, which leads to creativity. Many companies struggle with innovation. A recent McKinsey Global Survey found 6% of executives find their innovation efforts gratifying.

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Why Project Teams Frequently Fail at Brainstorming

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Introduction: How often have we heard executives and project managers say, “We need to come up with some new ideas” or “We need to find some elegant solutions to this project problem”?

How Can You Align Product Development with Business Strategy?

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When developing new products, organization leaders must ensure their efforts align with the overall business strategy. This is essential for success because it relates the new product to the company mission. According to product development research, one in seven product ideas will be successful.

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!

Here Are Some of the Strategies for Getting a Vaccine Distributed Across America

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COVID-19 continues to spread, prompting the need for the fastest vaccine in history. Millions of people in the U.S. will get vaccinated very soon. Here are some distribution strategies. What’s happening pre-vaccination? The race is on for making the COVID-19 vaccine available.

IdeaScale Podcast – NSW Health Pathology

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In the best of times, New South Wales (NSW) Health Pathology, a statewide clinical service, has a complex mission. Formed in 2014, the department supports the critically ill, protects public health, analyzes health data, and supports the state across a suite of functions, including crime-solving.

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Bed, Bath & Beyond Announces $1 Billion Innovation Strategy

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Leading home goods retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond is upping the innovation game by launching an omnichannel transformation to drive sales. As part of a new three-year strategy, the $1 billion to $1.5 billion investment is designed to drive growth and increase cash flow.

What Is the Cost of Ignoring Change Management?

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Change is necessary for innovation to occur. If managed well, it is effective, but if managed incorrectly, it can be worse than no change at all. Change management requires a well-developed strategy. Failing to create one can result in high cost and significant loss. Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

What the U.S. Treasury is Learning from Its Blockchain Projects

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Government innovation needs a different path and approach than in the private sector. It’s something the Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT), in the Treasury Department’s Fiscal Service Bureau, knows well.

The First Three Things You Learn About Crowdsourced Innovation Management

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I joined IdeaScale in October of 2020, just before the “second wave” of COVID infections hit the US and an election unlike any other was about to take place.

COVID-19 and the Need for Innovation Management in IT

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COVID-19 is responsible for one of the biggest technology investment surges in history. People are working, attending classes, and purchasing products all from home. Innovation management helps organizations handle these new investments.

How to Draw Innovation Inspiration From Customer Data

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Data is the most valuable tool that any business has access to today. With the right insights, you can determine which of your marketing strategies generate the most return on investment or which audience you should target with your new product to earn the most revenue.

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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.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the 5G Rollout

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hugely impacted the need for 5G technology. As the way people communicate has changed, companies like Motorola and Qualcomm have bolstered their product development strategies.

What Are the Characteristics of a High-Performance Organization?

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Performance is an important part of innovation management. You need a way to tell if your organization is performing high, low, or somewhere in the middle. A high-performance organization possesses common traits that set it apart from the rest.

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.

Are Too Many Zoom Meetings Stifling Your Creativity?

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2020 has been a year of change management around how we work, particularly with videoconferencing.

This Buyer’s Guide Will Help you Choose the Best Graph Database

Selecting a graph database is an important decision that can shape the success of your organization. This guide is intended to assist your buying decision with side-by-side comparisons of graph databases from Amazon, DataStax, Neo4j, and TigerGraph.

How a Pandemic Promoted Innovation in Manufacturing

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Like all industries, manufacturing has seen many changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few short months, supply chains were cut off, and manufacturers were forced to innovate or close their doors.

How a Pandemic Promoted Innovation in Manufacturing

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Like all industries, manufacturing has seen many changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few short months, supply chains were cut off, and manufacturers were forced to innovate or close their doors.

Government Will Need to Innovate to Sustain Remote Work

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2020 marked the year when working remotely became a necessity. And, once the pressures keeping workers home lift, remote working is likely to remain part of government employment.

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How to Get the Most Out of a Virtual Conference to Generate New Ideas

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Virtual conferences have become widely used in every industry. While they may not seem productive, they have more to offer than you may think in terms of generating new ideas. Video conferencing allows for face-to-face communication via software.

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.