Company-Wide Innovation Is an Anticipatory Imperative

Daniel Burrus

It is likely that employees don’t think of their role as being part of innovation, either for a lack of understanding of what innovation means at the company or the literal thought that their department couldn’t possibly innovate anything of value.

Planned Obsolescence: How companies are deliberately making their products worse

Idea to Value

It turns out that in order to keep consumers buying products year after year, some companies are actually deliberately reducing the quality of their products. These companies called themselves the Phoebus cartel, named after Apollo, the Greek god of Light.

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5 innovative solutions to combat Coronavirus developed by creative companies

Idea to Value

However, some companies and creative individuals have already come up with innovative solutions to the problem. But when the French company saw how the virus was spreading in France, it also noticed that people were panic buying disinfectant hand sanitiser (along with too much toilet paper).

How to Build Knowledge-Based Companies?

InnovationManagement

This article presents the two key steps of successful knowledge management that can be implemented by company executives.

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 S3E53: Alex Osterwalder – Creating an invincible company

Idea to Value

We speak about what it takes to create an invincible company, with a particular emphasis on the importance of a balanced innovation portfolio. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – How the Business Model Canvas (BMC) was created 20 years ago, to help companies innovate.

4 Ways COVID-19 Forces Companies to Innovate

IdeaScale

According to a recent survey , company leaders who responded predicted a 20 to 30 percent drop in sales. COVID-19 is forcing companies to become more flexible by meeting demands that are unrelated to their business models.

Is your company just performing “Innovation Theatre”?

Idea to Value

Most companies say that they are investing in innovation. Many of these companies don’t understand why their innovation failure rates are so high. Unfortunately, many companies won’t even realise that they have this problem. Here are some classic examples of Innovation Theatre: Idea challenges (which result in ideas which are never implemented): Many companies will run large-scale innovation challenges to collect thousands of ideas.

Why should your company be a Business to Experience company?

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These companies caused an unprecedented movement in the banking sector by elevating the consumer to the role of protagonist in the process of developing new digital products and services. He sees companies more as abstractions and falls within the scope of individual experience.

Serial innovation: the secret behind the most innovative companies

Exago

It goes without saying that a company’s ability to innovate is tied to its performance. This is the question set out in the Boston Consulting Group’s latest report, which ranks the world’s most innovative companies in 2020.

Does Your Company Struggle with Innovation Anxiety?

IdeaScale

Innovation is a broad term: what’s innovative to a software company will differ from what governments need. That was particularly evident with companies that had built phones with physical keyboards. Have a clear set of expectations and goals that are shared across the company.

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.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

The image here is the list of exactly which capabilities your company needs to succeed at innovation. Almost every business leader will tell you that they value innovation and that it is a positive & important factor for their company.

How companies prioritized innovation during the crisis

Board of Innovation

We look at how large and small companies budgeted for innovation in the wake of Covid-19. The post How companies prioritized innovation during the crisis appeared first on Board of Innovation. To hunker down or branch out?

Podcast S5E107: Ralph Hartmeier – How Kickbox brings open innovation within companies

Idea to Value

Kickbox is a framework which aims to bring the benefits of open innovation to all companies, based on a system pioneered by Adobe. In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Co-Founder of Getkickbox at Swisscom, Ralph Hartmeier.

Is innovation culture the backbone of high-performing companies?

Exago

Nurturing a culture of innovation can be something of a challenge for companies today, especially across different functions. The post Is innovation culture the backbone of high-performing companies? Yet organisations who do so successfully are more likely to be high-performers, according to a recent study. appeared first on Exago. Blog business innovation collective intelligence employees innovation culture

Want to Improve Employee Productivity? Rethink Your Company Culture

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Rethink Your Company Culture appeared first on Innovation Management. Organization & Culture company culture Employee Engagement employee satisfaction hiring process HR human resources productivityThe workplace isn't just about work. Sure, reaching productivity quotas or snagging reputable clients matter, but so does the way your business operates. The post Want to Improve Employee Productivity?

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.

What companies today can learn from Exponential Organisations

Exago

As the information-based world moves exponentially, many companies face the risk of being left behind and become obsolete. The post What companies today can learn from Exponential Organisations appeared first on Exago. Drawing inspiration from exponential organisations, we pinpoint the key attributes that make ExOs so extraordinary. Blog business transformation exponential innovation-priority innovation-tips purpose

Why Company Culture is Key to Innovation and Growth

InnovationManagement

In the world of business to get an edge over competitors, companies are required to constantly evolve their sales, marketing, hiring, and employee retention tactics to stay ahead. External pressures and threats from other companies push entrepreneurs to come up with new strategies and solutions to grow their businesses. The post Why Company Culture is Key to Innovation and Growth appeared first on Innovation Management.

How to Improve Your Company’s Productivity

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Organization & Culture Business company culture mind mapping motivated music productivity SuccessMaintaining productivity and positivity in the workplace is an ongoing struggle for many businesses and employees. The grind of 9-to-5 life weighs on people and makes it hard to find excitement and motivation throughout the day.

These tips will enhance engagement in your company

Exago

Motivation is responsible for a 50% rise in a company’s productivity. The post These tips will enhance engagement in your company appeared first on Exago. Find out how to get there with these 6 tips towards greater employee engagement.

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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.

Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation

Exago

The unique event in São Paulo brings together over 3,000 participants and 60 experts and speakers to catch up on the technological innovations that are helping companies become more efficient and grow in the digital age. The post Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation appeared first on Exago. For the first time, the Exago team is participating in Universo TOTVS, the main stage for business technology in Brazil.

Invincible Company of the Month: Valve Software

Strategyzer

Valve Software - one of the top video game makers in the world - is a fascinating example of culture and business modeling that highlights the difference between R&D innovation and business model innovation. Business Strategy

6 Giant Companies That Nearly Flopped

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Apple, Google, Tesla, and more were not obvious winners at first. Here's what nearly took them down. Innovation

This small company achieved a 100-fold increase in production using Toyota methods

Idea to Value

This video is quite interesting, if you’re interested in how quickly a small company can innovate. It is about how a small raincoat production company was asked to produce COVID-19 protective gowns by the Japanese government, but was struggling to meet targets of 10,000 gowns a day.

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.

Unleashing Innovation Within Your Company

Imaginatik

Is innovation embedded into every thread of your company? Most companies have a huge untapped potential that they are not fully utilizing. To get started, ask yourself some questions to determine where your company is with respect to establishing an innovation strategy and what commitment exists to executing your strategy. • Do you truly have the desire to change the status quo at your company? Or is innovation still something that is truly yet to be realized?

Work For Your Customer Not Your Company

Game-Changer

The operating principle by which I was operating was work for your customer not your company. Many years ago I received one of the best compliments ever from a client: “the best thing you do is you work for us, not your business. You treat our business as if it were your own.”

Is There Value in an Innovation Program for Your Company?

InnovationManagement

The post Is There Value in an Innovation Program for Your Company? In my last article I wrote about the influences and themes that I see changing how large, mature and (often) incumbent organisations drive innovative growth and impact.

Every Company Needs an Innovation Coach

Braden Kelley

Companies are … Continue reading → collaboration Innovation coaching Curiosity facilitation in-person training innovation advisor innovation advisory innovation coach innovation consulting innovation training Innovation Workshop Inspiration instructor-led training live training Open Innovation trainingInnovation is not a solo activity.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow-up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

How your company strategy may be sabotaging your innovation ambition

Idea to Value

As someone who works for a strategy consultancy, it becomes clear that for most companies, there is a disconnect between what they say their strategy is, and how they actually behave. This can have a profound impact on the likely success rates of innovation in those companies. In her talk, she outlines one of the fundamental issues which most companies fail to grasp, which is what strategy actually is. A strategy is not what a company says their strategy is.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit. This is something a large number of companies struggle with.

How Has Company Culture Changed in Response to COVID-19?

IdeaScale

A strong company culture leads to success. It even makes your organization stand out to job seekers who want to work for notable companies with stellar reputations. The post How Has Company Culture Changed in Response to COVID-19?

How to Create Company Values

Cascade Strategy

In this article, we'll be examining the art of creating company values which are powerful and relevant. Company Values that will unlock the potential and passion of your people, and will help to bring your vision statement and strategic plan to life. Creating Your Strategy company values

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

Great Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare

Digital Tonto

Truly great companies don’t scramble to adapt to the future, because they create the future. Related posts: How Great Media Companies Fail on the Internet. To Adapt, We Need To Evolve. 4 Reasons. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Strategy

Podcast S3E56: Philippe de Ridder – the Low Touch Economy & how companies must react

Idea to Value

We speak about how the world has changed due to the 2020 Coronavirus, how companies will need to adjust their strategy and operations, and what will likely change with Innovation Consultancies in the coming years.

What Companies That Excel at Innovation Do Right

IdeaScale

Companies that excel at innovation share common traits. The post What Companies That Excel at Innovation Do Right appeared first on IdeaScale. Innovation can be challenging. You need a strategy with the right people and solutions in place to effectively drive the process.

Podcast S3E61: David Burkus ? Why your company should Pick a Fight

Idea to Value

Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:45 – People don’t want to join a company, they want to join a crusade. In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with David Burkus about his new audiobook: Pick a Fight.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.