The Innovation Manager's Summer Reading List 2019

HYPE Innovation

That's why we reached out to a couple of innovation managers asking them which book they would recommend to people working in the same field. These books aren't just about strategic innovation management; they also cover topics like interpersonal relationships, which are as crucial for a sustainable innovation culture as the frameworks that help structure and improve your program. The Innovation Manager

Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity

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The success of innovation management is never an accident; it’s a holistic management process with an iterative thought-out planning and execution continuum. The post Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity appeared first on Innovation Management.

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A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

As reiterated by Tim Kastelle in the previous post , it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both are equally important. This suggests following a dual approach for balanced corporate innovation management. In the following, I will outline a model that attempts to help organizations implement a dual approach to innovation management.

Inbound Innovation Management

HYPE Innovation

We hear from many innovation professionals that they struggle with their program, often, because the company does not really adopt it. The employees won't share ideas, middle managers are consumed by meeting the quarterly goals, top management sees innovation management as a nice-to-have. Simplicity Innovation Culture Employee Engagement

Succeeding with Innovation & Transformation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

In this exclusive session, Magnus Penker is revealing his top insights and tools to be used for forming, storming, norming, performing, and creating an evergreen culture that will allow you to stay ahead of the competition.

Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture

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Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture. “Hi, Hi, I am Johanna, Innovation Manager at WhatAVenture. I have been with WhatAVenture since 2018, and I am excited to give you a little insight into the job of an Innovation Manager.“. Innovative mindset.

How Law Enforcement Benefits from Cutting-Edge Innovation Management

IdeaScale

Innovation may not change what police officers do, but it can improve how they do it. In short, innovation is necessary, as is managing innovation. Innovation management software can be the key to successful innovation, as was brilliantly demonstrated by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in 2018. Managing Innovation Among 15,000 Staff Members. Innovation management can ensure complete follow-through on winning innovation ideas.

Why Diversity Matters in Innovation Management

HYPE Innovation

People & Culture"Oh, I've never thought about it that way!". Have you ever said this to a friend or a colleague at work? Or has anybody ever said this to you? Probably. We don't always share the same opinion or the same point-of-view with other people in our private or business environment. We typically also don't share similar backgrounds, know-how, experiences and skills. We are different.

How Cultural Norms Affect Innovation

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Countless stories circulate on the internet every day highlighting entrepreneurs young and old who are at the cusp of innovation with their new products and ideas. Some stories go viral, catching the eye of millions of people who are in awe at the individuals' innovative solutions to solve problems. The post How Cultural Norms Affect Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management. The world is seemingly getting smaller.

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

In less than a decade, innovation management got recognized as one of the most powerful strategies an organization can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity. Forrester also claims that 53% of global services decision-makers are investing in emerging innovation and idea management technologies to drive innovation. What is innovation management? So why not ignite the culture of ideation among employees?

3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier

IdeaScale

IdeaScale learns from all its best customers, but in our latest interview with Redwood Credit Union we learned three things that make innovation management easier: Pre-Populate Your Campaign. Redwood Credit Union has a culture that thrives on friendly competition and employee pride. To learn more about Redwood Credit Union’s idea management initiative, download the case study here. The post 3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier appeared first on IdeaScale.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Innovation Excellence

As rightly pointed out by Tim Kastelle recently, it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both purposes are complementary and equally important. Along with the case made in my previous post, this suggests following a dual approach to balanced corporate innovation management.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, Google and Samsung, some insightful outcomes with regard to organizational and cultural requirements have striked my eye. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture.

How to Measure the Success of Your Innovation Management Strategy

IdeaScale

Learn how to measure innovation success to improve the results of future innovation projects. With innovation, measuring success isn’t as straightforward as it is with other types of projects, but it can be done , and innovators who create an innovation management strategy set themselves up for further innovations and improvement without wasting time on tactics that don’t deliver. Value from innovation can manifest in many ways.

Transforming workplace culture with your innovation management program

IdeaScale

Defining and achieving concrete improvements in organizational culture and employee performance is a challenge for organizations of all types. Those in charge of managing this change are often pushed to justify their efforts and expenditures in a fashion that doesn’t align with the type of gains that are being sought. Achieving Workplace Well-being with Innovation Management. This post is by Devin McIntire, Senior Innovation Technology Adviser at IdeaScale.

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation

Acuvate

Innovation management is one of the crucial contributors to digital transformation, along with a few other factors. Digital innovation is driving increasing interconnection, giving unprecedented access to capabilities, resources and talent on a global scale. Noticeably, innovation is the buzzword in the success formula of these applications. Understanding innovation management. Read More: An Introduction to the Ultimate Idea Management Solution.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Is Your Innovation Management Process Inclusive?

IdeaScale

But it’s particularly important for innovation, and will only become more so as society goes through new shifts and as your organization changes. Your innovation strategy should reflect it. Race, class, mobility, emotional, social, and cultural are the most common, but there will be as many perspectives as you have members of your organization, and this will also include the communities you touch. The post Is Your Innovation Management Process Inclusive?

The ultimate innovation management success factor

Exago

Most innovations come through steady, continuous improvement. Embedding innovation as corporate culture takes time and perseverance. The post The ultimate innovation management success factor appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights gamification incremental-innovation initiative-success

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. From our point of view, all of the issues pinned down at that time have gained significant importance, are being intensively debated and can still be considered cutting-edge for companies to stay ahead in managing innovation. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts.

Getting Started with Innovation Management

Strategos

What is Innovation Management? Innovation Management involves all activities that provide the right conditions for innovation to repeatedly deliver value for customers, competitive advantage and growth for the business as well as benefits for employees and all other stakeholders. Innovation management needs to become a professional discipline. Innovation needs to be on that same trajectory to provide significant value for a business.

Designing at an Innovation Management Company

IdeaScale

When I joined IdeaScale in late spring of this year, I set out to discover how I could help our customers create and maintain an innovative culture at their company through our crowdsourcing tools. I also set out to discover how I could influence culture at IdeaScale to better support design methodologies and best practices necessary in building successful products. . Here’s what I’ve learned about designing at an innovation management company so far.

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Building a Business Case for Innovation Management – Why Now?

Qmarkets

However, I have recently been seeing reports of many businesses going into survival mode; choosing not to invest in innovation and instead save precious resources. Casualties of Innovation Complacency The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has forced all companies to act.

Deadline for the 2018 Innovation Management Awards Extended

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is offering innovators from around the world an extra week to complete their submission for the Innovation Management Awards. This is our fifth annual award series and we honor winners in three categories: best innovation engagement strategy, best innovation process, and best innovation. A repeatable innovation process is what makes an organization shift to an innovative culture.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview Spigit

Ideation + Delivery = Innovation. We have heard it time and again…Somewhere between the birth of an idea and the delivery phase, innovation slows or becomes nonexistent. Which is why “Innovation is rewarded but execution is worshipped!” While most innovation management software makes it possible for teams and organizations to gather and iterate on ideas, the question you must ask is, how do you ensure the best ideas become reality? Celebrate innovation success.

What is a “Fail Fast” Organizational Culture?

Innovation Excellence

How could developing a “fail fast” culture help organizations unfreeze, survive, flow and flourish with the current levels of fear, ambiguity, uncertainty, volatility and instability in 21st century organizations? Change education Innovation Leadership Management Strategy change culture failure Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Open Innovation

Cultivating A Culture of Curiosity to Drive More Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I recently read a great article on how disasters can lead to innovation by Paul Sloane here on Innovation Excellence. It’s a great reminder for all of us on how simple curiosity is the driving force behind many of the greatest innovations we come up with. culture Innovation Leadership Management Webinar Google ideas Innovation Management

Culture is the Key Indicator of Innovation

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They demand more innovation from the organization without really knowing what that means and the implications it has for the organization. Innovation requires a change in the organization, but leaders are too often unwilling to do what is required to make the changes. collaboration culture Innovation Management Strategy change Company Culture culture change future Innovation Culture michael graber organization Southern Growth Studio

Willing to Innovate? Start with Improving on Culture!

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It is neither the business models nor the products that are innovative, but rather the minds behind them. Hence, nurturing a culture where people are willing to generate and execute on creative ideas is an essential skill for every innovation leader. The post Willing to Innovate? Start with Improving on Culture! appeared first on Innovation Management.

The importance of innovation management in digital transformation

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One of the vital contributors to digital transformation, along with a few other factors, is innovation management. “It In all of these applications, innovation is the buzzword. How innovation management enables digital transformation. According to a report by MWD Advisors and HYPE Innovation, innovation management practices and tools enable open, iterative, and collaborative change to support digital transformation. Innovation Management

Designing an Innovation Management Event – Part 1: Laying the Groundwork to Engage Your Community

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Collaborative innovation skills to be precise. Because, as I hope you realise by now, the terms “innovation” and “collaboration” are not mutually exclusive. Innovation Culture Collaboration Innovation StrategySummer is not only an ideal time to catch up on some reading (maybe you remember Tim’s list from March), but also a perfect time to catch up on some skills.

Innovation management versus change management

100%Open

The only real difference between innovation management and change management, is the intention that lies behind these approaches. Innovation, whilst often highly reliant on luck and randomness, is inherently a proactive and optimistic strategy. Whereas change management, whilst equally subject to chance and circumstances, is inherently a reactive and more negative approach.

A Structured Cultural Approach Managing Uncertainty

Innovation 360 Group

Defining innovation. Economist Joseph Schumpeter famously defined the term as, “Innovation is creative destruction where entrepreneurs combine existing elements in new ways.” Many people view innovation as spontaneous, unorganized and unpredictable. While the results of innovation can seem unpredictable, the process shouldn’t be. This is why organizations must know themselves—and their partners—quite well before they can launch an effective innovation project.

3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier

IdeaScale

IdeaScale learns from all its best customers, but in our latest interview with Redwood Credit Union we learned three things that make innovation management easier: Pre-Populate Your Campaign. Redwood Credit Union has a culture that thrives on friendly competition and employee pride. To learn more about Redwood Credit Union’s idea management initiative, download the case study here. The post 3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier appeared first on IdeaScale.

ISO 56000 Guidelines on Innovation Management: Updates and the Road Ahead

Innovation 360 Group

Innovation took a significant step toward becoming a mature science at the ISO working group meeting at the Tokyo Summit, Oct 13 – 17th. Over 100 professionals from 50 countries gathered to compare experiences and find commonalities as part of the ISO/TC 279 technical committee’s work on the development of the new ISO 56000 series for Innovation Management. That series of standards will set a baseline for enabling innovation as a science in the professional world.

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?

ISPIM Grand Prize 2016 – Recognising Excellence in Innovation Management

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ISPIM Grand Prize 2016 is looking for cases that significantly advance the practice of innovation management in proven application, not theory. The advance should be in how innovation is managed, we are not seeking proposals that describe the actual end output, the what. Continue reading → Competitions Industry Innovation Leadership Management People & Skills Product Innovation Strategy culture future Innovation Management organization

4 Signs It’s Time to Hire an Innovation Management Consultant

IdeaScale

Innovation management consulting has emerged as a profession as businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations have started prioritizing innovation. Innovation management consultants help organizations establish innovation programs and keep innovation on track. Organizations of all kinds have watched as innovative companies disrupt industries and change the competitive landscape. Trying to innovate everything at once can backfire.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 2

Tim Kastelle

In part 1 of this post , Ralph revisited key innovation issues that were already addressed by us three years ago. In addition to these still highly topical issues, we’d like to raise another four points which we personally foresee key for innovation management in the time to come – making no claim to completeness: Organizational Ambidexterity. It doesn’t always translate to managers, however. Co-Innovation and startup engagement.

IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt™ – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

In the IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt the Licensed Practitioners get the leading Ideation Platform to resell, knowledge on how to sell and implement an ideation platform, organizational design and change. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Innovation in Practice

There have been times I sat down with a client and I told them, “your organization is very innovative”, but they don’t believe me. I tell them, if you don’t perceive yourself as innovative, then you’re not. Here’s what they need to see and believe: An innovative corporate culture is one that supports the creation of new ideas and the implementation of those ideas. Leaders must help employees see innovation in practice as a regular part of how the company does business.

Building a Business Case for Innovation Management – Why Now?

Qmarkets

However I have recently been seeing reports of many businesses going into survival mode; choosing not to invest in innovation and instead save precious resources. Casualties of Innovation Complacency The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has forced all companies to act.