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What is Brainstorming?

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Because brainstorming is basically coming up with ideas to find solutions, it is a process we do everyday. We are always solving problems and moving between conflict and resolution - often without even thinking about it.

Innovation Management - The Complete Guide

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Welcome to Pondr’s complete guide to innovation management! Before we dive into all the details, theories and approaches, let’s start with an intro to the concept itself, and why it’s such an important field of research to study and discover

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A Guide to Innovation Management Models and Theories

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Today we’ll be focusing on Innovation Management Models, which refers to the theories around how innovation gets organised, managed and implemented. This area of innovation research is such a vast and varied landscape, with countless philosophies and concepts to draw from and acquaint yourself with

Measuring Innovation - The Ultimate Guide to Innovation Management KPIs | Innovation Management

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You may be familiar with the term KPI (Key Performance Indicator), which is used to study how well a business is achieving its goals through a measurable value. A KPI is something you use across all levels of an organisation to evaluate targets.

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 an innovation manager and how do you become one?

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Innovation is such an important topic for anyone interested in forward thinking and current business strategies. It not only helps your company or vision survive, but also flourish in such a competitive environment which is subject to constant change and disruption

Disruptive Innovation: What it is and why it is crucial to your innovation strategy | Types of Innovation

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Disruptive Innovation; what it is, why understanding the theory is crucial and the importance of implementing an ideation strategy in staying one step ahead

Some ideas just aren’t for right now | Culture

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There are a whole host of reasons why ideas don’t get chosen, yet we tend to unconsciously label them in simple terms such as accepted or rejected, good or bad

Eliminating bias in the ideation process: the power of anonymity | Culture

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It is no secret that innovation and inclusion go hand in hand: diversity of perspective is vital to a company’s success

What is innovation? Understand the key aspects of implementing change | Innovation

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines innovation as “the introduction of something new.” A beautifully simplistic definition, it captures the essence of this complex and immeasurable term.

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Types of innovation: knowing where to pinpoint your efforts | Innovation Management

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Introduction to the many shapes of innovation, starting with the different levels of impact, and then zooming in on the more practical details from business model through to product creation, marketing and customer relations

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.

Top 3 reasons why the ideation process should be kept separate from work management systems | Innovation

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Pondr was built specifically for collecting and managing ideas - about knowing what to work on next

5 reasons to break up with roadmapping, and move on | Innovation Management

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Let’s talk Product Roadmapping! No, not the boring ins and outs of how it works or what it is, but rather the debate around whether it’s even useful or not, and why maybe it’s time to break up and move on

Why it’s time to reshape the work management system and start building bridges across your team | Leadership

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Managing teams of people at work requires acute organization and communication, no matter the size

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Why Finland Has the Best Education System in the World

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How big is your reject pile?

Idea to Value

People are so obsessed with getting the “right” ideas. Instead, it is often much more effective to just have LOTS of ideas. This makes the likelihood that at least some of those ideas will be of high quality significantly more likely.

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 this 1976 French wine tasting disrupted an entire industry

Idea to Value

How sure are you that your products are better than the competition? How confident are you that your company will not be disrupted by a smaller competitor? This story shows how an entire industry was so convinced of their superiority that they weren’t even aware that they were being overtaken.

Podcast S5E111: David Robson – The Intelligence Trap

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Why did Taylor Swift just re-record her chart-topping album?

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Taylor Swift is one of the world’s biggest music stars, having sold over 200 million records and receiving 11 Grammy awards. She is also respected for being a highly creative songwriter and performer.

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People never think of improving something by removing parts of it

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When looking to improve something, it seems like people always want to add more. At least, this is what an interesting new piece of research by Adams et al suggests, just published in the journal Nature.

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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.

Podcast S5E112: Simon Hill – What’s new at Wazoku

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak once again with Simon Hill. The last time we spoke with Simon , he was the CEO of Wazoku. Since then, he has also taken over the Open Innovation platform Innocentive.

Stability

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What is more stable: A pure diamond or pure graphite? And what does this have to do with innovation?

Why physicists are excited about potentially being wrong

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Usually, people are terrified about being wrong. But based on a breakthrough announcement in particle physics, thousands of scientists are thrilled about the prospect of some of our most deeply held beliefs being proved wrong last week.

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The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

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Whatever we do, we do far better when we become emotionally connected. Often understanding a good story builds this emotional connection or simply puts you off. Stories can inspire and spark even greater ideas.

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.

Podcast S5E108: Dr Robert Alan Black – The history of creativity research

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with international creativity advocate Dr Robert Alan Black. We touch on his history working with the late, great Prof Paul E Torrance and speak about the history of creativity research.

The Double-Handed Approach to Innovation

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Most new products and services are developments or combinations of existing offerings. But just adding features can lead to a product overloaded with ‘feature bloat’ Instead try giving with one hand and taking away with the other.

Human-centred innovation in a digital world.

Paul Hobcraft

Today we are facing many current disruptions where we need to react fast and intelligently. There are many situations we are facing that are a race against time.

The Art of Decision-making as an Innovation Leader

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As we all know, innovating and creating something new is usually seen, for good reason, as an important, yet highly risky endeavor. As such, innovation leaders are constantly under a lot of pressure from many different directions.

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.

Generative Design: A new form of computer creativity

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Up until recently, most of the things we bought were designed by humans. Cars, computers, cans, chairs and cathedrals. Everything could be traced back to an individual or team who set out to design products with the ideal the combination of form and function.

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Write Your Future News Report

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Image by Neven Divkovic from Pixabay. If you are planning a major change, a big initiative, a new product launch or something really innovative then try writing a future news story. Imagine that the project has been a surprisingly big success.

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Podcast S5E109: Dorte Nielsen – Teaching creativity in Danish schools

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Dorte Nielsen, founder of the Centre of Creative Thinking in Denmark, and author of The Secrets of Highly Creative Thinkers. We speak about the successes and challenges she has had in bringing creativity into Danish classrooms.

You win or you learn

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There is a wonderful saying in the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu: There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You win or you learn. This quote comes from one of the pioneers of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Carlos Gracie Sr. What I love about it is how succinctly it demonstrates the value in learning from trying new things.

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!

Helping Kids Foster and Keep Creativity

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For most kids, being creative and imaginative is no problem. It seems to come naturally through play, exploration, and curiosity. You can probably even remember back to your own childhood and how effortless it seemed to come up with creative, fresh ideas no matter what you were doing.

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.

This new tool allows designers to create photorealistic 3D humans in less than an hour

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Epic are the makers of the videogame production software “Unreal Engine”, known for producing some of the best graphics in videogames (and recently, in films and TV shows as well).

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I shaved my head

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Nobody knows exactly what the future is going to look like. This is especially true in business , and one of the main reasons why it can be so hard to get buy-in for new ideas. But in some cases, we can see what is coming up on the horizon and prepare for it.

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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.