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Managing Both the Present and the Future

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack In our last blog, we described the three characteristics that offer senior executives a “unique unfreezing opportunity” from the disruptive COVID-19 hiatus and the rate of exponential technological change.

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Is Workplace Collaboration Teachable and How Do You Motivate Collaboration?

IdeaScale

Overview: Collaboration is a crucial workplace skill. It’s easy to blame a lack of collaboration on differing work styles, clashing personalities, and so on. The truth, however, is good collaborative skills are learned, regardless of the mix, and can often mitigate these factors.

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Society 2045’s Collaborative Thinking

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045’s Collaborative Thinking. Ken founded Collaborative Conversations after a decade as a member of the core team that developed The World Café dialogue process. . It’s not center on conversation and collaboration, and does nothing to solve conflicts.

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MANAGING BOTH THE FUTURE AND THE PRESENT

ImagineNation

This means that every organisation, regardless of its size and specialisation, requires its leaders, and teams paradoxically, to be both competent and confident, to be both human-centred and customer-centric, in effectively managing both the future and the present.

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Measuring Innovation Performance

Better employee engagement and cross-functional collaboration spawn better ideas. collaboration has contributed to innovation. Measuring engagement, collaboration, and diversity This stage covers the events from idea submission to evaluation to idea launch.

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The innovation and collaboration strawman

Jeffrey Phillips

Now, the NY Times has a recent article (sorry there may be a paywall) that suggests that working in the office, with the ever present water cooler conversations and random interactions, is not necessarily better for innovation.

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Learning to collaborate in a rapidly changing world

Paul Hobcraft

visual from [link] collaboration-the-missing-standard/. For this we need help, we need collaborators wanting to not just navigate back but more to navigate forward. Within business, the present crisis offers a chance to make significant changes to how we operate in the future.

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Learning to collaborate in a rapidly changing world

Paul Hobcraft

visual from www.amle.org collaboration-the-missing-standard/. For this we need help, we need collaborators wanting to not just navigate back but more to navigate forward. Within business, the present crisis offers a chance to make significant changes to how we operate in the future.

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Learning to collaborate in a rapidly changing world

Paul Hobcraft

visual from [link] collaboration-the-missing-standard/. For this we need help, we need collaborators wanting to not just navigate back but more to navigate forward. Within business, the present crisis offers a chance to make significant changes to how we operate in the future.

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Imaginatik and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre to Co-Present During Poster Session at the World Open Innovation Conference

Imaginatik

Our paper was selected to present during the Poster Session on December 13th. When we learned of the topic, we felt compelled to submit our collaborative effort with OGTC. Our paper focuses on engaging new collaborators in new ways to drive sustainable outcomes. They put together a “Call for Ideas” program to power the project pipeline, open up cross-industry collaboration, and provide entrepreneurial catalysts.

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The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world. Adapting to collaborating never fully in control can be unnerving. To this end a new dedicated site discussing ecosystems, platforms and our need in forming seamless customer experiences has been created in a further collaboration with Jeffrey Phillips.

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The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world. Adapting to collaborating never fully in control can be unnerving. We are facing tough challenges within the business world.

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Collaborative innovation as opportunity for change

The Future Shapers

This makes the processes become “co-“: collaborative, cooperative and coordinated. . Innovating is the result of a process of deep dialogue with our ego and creating alliances between different minds and ideas, where opportunities to collaborate arise.

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Developing collaborative leadership styles

ImagineNation

With a national election for a new Australian government about to take place in less than a weeks’ time, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. Whether the goal is to get people to work together across internal boundaries, or silos, or to create high performing, seamless and collaborative operating organisational cultures. Taking the first steps towards facilitating creative collaborative conversations.

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A Collaborative Product Development Stage Gate

IdeaScale

Periodically the SDBI presents promising ideas to leadership who help to remove roadblocks. The post A Collaborative Product Development Stage Gate appeared first on IdeaScale. You might be surprised to learn that silica sand is used in a wide variety of industries: everything from the oil & gas vertical to products in sports & recreation. It’s amazing that sand can be used for arts and crafts or even water filtration.

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Top Remote Working Software Tools to Innovate & Collaborate

InnovationTraining.org

Online collaboration tools for innovative work remotely. If you and your teams have found yourselves working more remotely, you may be interested in this collection of top remote working, meeting, communication and facilitation tools that can increase your collaboration, impact, productivity, and ease while working virtually or from home. Online Meetings, Workshops & Virtual Presentations. Online Whiteboarding, Ideation, & Collaborative Visualization.

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A 4-Step Process for a Great Virtual (and In-Person) Presentation

Stephen Shapiro

PRESENTATION | DEMONSTRATION | APPLICATION | REFLECTION. Here are 4 steps that I use for virtual and in-person experiences: Presentation: Share content, stories, ideas, and frameworks. They collaborate and gain new insights. The Presentation Only Sets the Stage.

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‘Collaborative Synthesizim’ and Innovative Nations

InnovationManagement

In an increasingly interconnected world, those individuals, sectors, and nations who can master collaborative synthesis will emerge as alpha-innovators. Through "collaborative synthesizim", the use of highly-integrated, progressive technologies working in synchronization will drive innovative practices, encourage new ways of thinking, and present new challenges. Column & Opinion collaborative synthesizing entrepreneurship global market globalization grassroots

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16 metrics for tracking Collaborative Innovation performance

Hutch Carpenter

In this post, I want to focus on another type of innovation initiative: Collaborative Innovation. A good way to think about Collaborative Innovation is that it integrates social and crowdsourcing principles: A definition I use for this approach: Collaborative Innovation is defined as activities organizations use to improve their rates of innovation and problem solving by more effectively leveraging the diverse ideas and insights of employees, customers and partners.

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Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation

IdeaScale

Happy workers aren’t just more productive, but they are more loyal to team and business, more innovative in an environment that lets them feel safe to experiment and risk failure, and they are more collaborative. How can creative collaboration help “value, attention, and credibility” to the parts of a partnership? What have been some particularly successful collaborations you’ve seen or taken part in? Want to connect and collaborate with you workforce?

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Request for Proposal vs. Request for Presentation – Which RFP is better?

BrainZooming

I suggested they invite potential market research partners to come in and present their credentials, experience, and initial thinking on helping the client explore what types of market research they will really need. After developing a comfort level with a potential market research partner from the Request for Presentation, they can select one. A Request for Presentation will likely be a more fruitful RFP process than once focused on a Request for Proposal.

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The 4 Dynamic Stages of Collaborative Innovation – Number 2: Idea Refinement

IdeaScale

Nothing is built without collaboration. The process should build up to some form of presentation or prototype as the end goal. The post The 4 Dynamic Stages of Collaborative Innovation – Number 2: Idea Refinement appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice collaboration core IdeaScale Mars process team workflowIdeas are simple to find. But, as we all know, good ideas are exceedingly rare. It’s much like finding gold.

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15 Things to Look for in a Business Collaboration

BrainZooming

I mentioned upcoming business collaboration opportunities for Brainzooming yesterday , including co-presentations, creating content, and developing new workshop and training offerings. What to look for in a business collaboration? Shame on me, but I’ve never put the criteria I look for from a business collaboration into the type of strategic decision making tool we develop for clients. There is a mutual commitment to learning from the business collaboration.

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Business clusters: connections, collaboration and innovation

ideas4allinnovation

Given their natural characteristics, business clusters demonstrate an inherent strength based on this union and collaboration, that allows them to promote development, competitiveness and innovation. Co-creation and remote collaboration.

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Sarah Miller Caldicott (1957-2017) Illuminating Collaborative Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The innovation community has unexpectedly lost a dear friend, colleague, and collaborator. Sarah Miller Caldicott was a great-grandniece of Thomas Alva Edison and, in several books and insightful presentations, she illuminated Edison's collaborative genius and further reignited his relevance today. Book Review Build Capability Feature Of The Week Innovation People & Skills Profiles of Innovators collaboration invention Midnight Lunch Power Patterns teams Thomas Edison

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41 Surprising Things about Community Collaboration Done Well

BrainZooming

In nearly every Brainzooming community collaboration workshop, we conclude with a Plus-Minus-Interesting-Recommendation-Question exercise (a PMIRQ for short). Based on the large number of responses to the individual PMIRQ handout sheets at the Southern Illinois University and Carbondale, IL community visioning session workshops, we wanted to share what people found “interesting” about participating in a community collaboration workshop. Small unknown group collaboration”.

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Pivotal Innovation Management: The Past, Present, and Future of 180° Business Changes

Qmarkets

Another example I like to present is Nintendo, originally a purveyor of handmade playing cards, attempted to enter a number of new markets due to the fact that consumer interest in playing cards had decreased substantially. It can empower your company to discover what consumers want, and facilitate collaboration with different groups, such as your employers, outside start-ups or academia, to be on top of emerging trends.

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Innovation Brokerage Report: Enabling collaborations through emerging digital tech

100%Open

We collaborated with Nesta and Science Practice and these were some of our findings. More often, it is the result of collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Breaking down existing barriers to collaboration allowing smaller or resource-poor organisations to participate.

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Three reasons why sustainability should be collaborative

ideas4allinnovation

Many of the recent projects working to attain a more sustainable world are collaborative, and they work because they are based on participation from many individuals with a common goal. But to be effective, we must bring together many people in collaboration.

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Collaboration in the Time of the Coronavirus: How to Innovate Effectively During a Crisis

Qmarkets

By having a repeatable method in place to collaborate around ideas and refine solutions for challenges as and when they arise, you can help safeguard your enterprise. The tool presents an invaluable way to get ahead of the curve when it comes to market trends and reprioritizations.

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Writing effective meeting minutes – the argument for collaboration

Svava

If the attendees are given the opportunity to collaborate on taking meeting notes, you will end up with a meeting record that is richer in perspectives and much more useful for the organization. Write effective meeting minutes How do you get started to write meeting minutes collaboratively?

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How to empower leaders to build a better Culture of Collaboration using virtual facilitation…

Be-novative

How to empower leaders to build a better Culture of Collaboration using virtual facilitation techniques? Building a better Culture of Collaboration can be a challenging topic, especially when you are a consultant, hired to work with the leadership team of a company.

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The Future of Corporate-Startup Collaboration

The Inovo Group

Collaboration can no longer be viewed as an optional extra, it’s a strategic imperative. The collaboration between large corporations and startups is more important today than ever, and the trend will continue. New software technologies and tools will make it possible to create Startup Collaboration Platforms that enable the relationships to become more automated, structured and efficient. There are numerous articles, presentations, guides, etc.

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Strengthen Client Collaboration with a Client Portal Workspace

Anaqua

A Client Portal or virtual collaboration workspace - can help manage client correspondence, facilitate sharing sensitive data, simplify tracking IP tasks, and ultimately, satisfy your clients. Collaborate effectively. When it comes to legal project management, the Anaqua Client Portal makes it simple for law firms and their clients to collaborate on projects from start to finish.

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Hacking Citizen Engagement – presented by Deloitte Pixel and Singularity University’s Global Summit

Betterific

It’s not everyday that you get to collaborate with the preeminent source for exponential thinking on an innovation challenge. Pixel is bringing together all the parts – the ideation is happening on Betterific, the development is happening on TopCoder and the results will be presented at Singularity University’s Global Summit this weekend.

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12 Reasons Why Hotel Meeting Rooms Suck for Collaboration

BrainZooming

By and large, hotel meetings rooms suck for actually encouraging people to collaborate and work productively. 12 Reasons Hotel Meeting Rooms Suck for Collaboration. The room configurations don’t allow for people to move around and collaborate with each other. In their room setups, they have no concept of presenters that don’t remain in one spot at the podium. Last Minute Changes to Boost Collaboration.

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Foxit Introduces PDF Workflow That Will Rock Team Collaboration

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

PDF, a file format designed to present documents in a manner independent of software applications, devices or operating systems, has not changed much since its invention in 1993. & Foxit Software, a provider of PDF solutions, today announced the release of ConnectedPDF (cPDF), a technology that brings PDFs into the 21st Century, enabling teams to collaborate, share and tr

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The needs of Innovation Coherence

Paul Hobcraft

What present activities diverge away from the new strategic core and identify those that are converging? The needs of Innovation Coherence. Innovation often fails to align with strategic needs. It is a known, well-discussed fact.

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The Key to Success In 2021: Building a Creative and Innovative Culture

InnovationManagement

In this article by Jeff DeGraff, he presents the four types of innovative cultures and four best practices for building a culture of innovation. The post The Key to Success In 2021: Building a Creative and Innovative Culture appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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ISPIM Grand Prize 2017 – we have a winner!

Innovation Excellence

Associations Build Capability Case Study Competitions Feature Of The Week Management Presentations Social Innovation collaboration Crowdsourcing Innovation Innovation Management Strategy successWow, so close! We are delighted to announce that, by a single vote, the winner of the ISPIM Grand Prize 2017 for Excellence in Innovation Management is Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), with the Fraunhofer Institute a close second.

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New Business Collaboration Opportunities through Meeting Online Friends IRL

BrainZooming

A New Business Collaboration in Dallas. Our conversations led to us pursuing a new business collaboration we’re currently defining. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about collaborating with Mess! I met Paula at a copy shop years ago while preparing for our first big community collaboration event. We collaborate online frequently, and Emma co-facilitated an in-person workshop we did for CompTIA in San Diego several years ago.

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The fear of business contagion requires different innovation response

Paul Hobcraft

We are presently facing a profound set of changes in the conditions that businesses operate within in the immediate years ahead, that of the fear of business contagion; these will need a different set of innovation shifts and responses to counter this and seize new opportunities.

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Unilever: Making Sustainable Living a Reality Through Global Collaboration

Planview

If you’re a company like Unilever, you collaborate with a community that’s spread across the world – from employees to entrepreneurs. To bring their vision to life, in 2014 they created the Unilever Foundry to collaborate with individuals, startups, and other organizations that believe in sustainability. Related case study: Unilever – Collaborating with a Global Community to Make Sustainable Living a Reality . Global collaboration leads to meaningful solutions.