Tue.Apr 30, 2019

Three Ways to Get Buy-in for Unsexy Projects

New Markets Advisors

Every manager in the corporate world has a wishlist of projects that have been relegated to the back burner. There are research questions that should get answered, product concepts that should get explored, and processes that should be made more efficient.

Celebrating the Integrators

The Future Shapers

As her blond curls bounced down the stairs, she vaulted her words out ahead of her, “I’ve got an idea!” These words always came from our daughter’s mouth when she was hatching a new plan; one that inevitably involved my wife or I in some wacky way.

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How to Run a Hackathon that Spurs Real Innovation

IdeaScale

Hackathons originally emerged as a way to quickly advance software technologies and identify new areas for technology innovation. The term has since evolved to encompass other types of intensive collaboration events. Though hackathons often make use of software, they’re no longer necessarily about developing software, but about developing innovation.

Innovation, Change and Transformation in London – Part One

Braden Kelley

I’m off to London tomorrow for my London Business School class reunion. And, while I’m looking forward to reuniting with my LBS classmates, I’m also looking forward to connecting in person with some of the smartest innovation, change and transformation … Continue reading → Change Innovation Business Transformation collaboration community London meetings

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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!

Getting to Why

Innovation Excellence

In their classic book on negotiation and persuasion, Fisher and Ury outline the steps to get to yes.

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The Power of Being Wrong

Game-Changer

Anyone who achieves great things in any domain has the courage to be wrong. This means you’re willing to go against convention and look like an idiot. This is one characteristic that separates game-changers from everyone else; and it’s very uncommon.

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The Lean Manufacturing Cheat Sheet

Kainexus

I created dozens of cheat sheets during my high school and college career. Don’t worry; I didn’t use them to cheat on the test.

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How Businesses Can Better Support the Mental Health of Their Employees

InnovationManagement

To be successful, you must be the first one in and last one out. You must work extra hours, you must think about work, answer phone calls, reply to emails, even when you’re off the clock. You must put your personal life on hold to impress the boss. You must show your commitment to the company to ensure your place. Organization & Culture

35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

Viima

Every new innovation, be it a product, a service, or an improvement, always starts from an idea. Innovation Idea Management Innovation Management Idea Management Software

How a Focus on Storytelling Can Make Your Interviews Awesome

Grasshopper Herder

A list of questions and answers will only get you so far in a discovery interview. To truly understand your customer, you have to listen to their stories. The post How a Focus on Storytelling Can Make Your Interviews Awesome appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup Customer Segmentation & Personas Generative Market Research Interview user experience

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Five Principles of Effective Idea Development

Sopheon

Follow these five principles of idea development for a focused set of high-value ideas aligned to your strategy. The post Five Principles of Effective Idea Development appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Ideation Process idea generation ideation innovation process

Introducing Drag & Drop Idea Management

Ideanote

In the midst of ideation, you want things to move fast so you can focus on the things that matter the most–your ideas. Our new workflow feature will help you do just that! Now, admin users can move ideas from one phase to another by simply dragging it to the desired place.

Myths Surrounding Open Innovation – What is the Truth?

Innocentive

Innovation Insights

Drag & Drop Away!

Ideanote

In the midst of ideation, you want things to move fast so you can focus on the things that matter the most–your ideas. Our new workflow feature will help you do just that! Now, admin users can move ideas from one phase to another by simply dragging it to the desired place.

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.

An Innovative Method to Continuously Power IoT Devices

IdeaConnection

An energy harvesting power module on a chip that powers smart IoT devices, eliminating the need for batteries

Create An Inspiring Workpace For Winners

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. Business is partially about winners and losers. Winners make sales, meet targets and triumph when failure or criticism is upon them.

The Impact of Streamlined Healthcare Collaboration

AureaWorks

Earlier this month, one of our healthcare experts, Amit Malhotra , published an article on digital collaboration in Health IT Outcomes.

How to Keep Your Employees Happy

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Chances are you that you are not running a production company that relies on having products roll off a conveyor belt. The value of your company is not the production floor itself, but it’s in the people that are running it.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Plan of Action: implementing Data Science in your company

mjvinnovation

What is missing? Show a practical action plan for those who followed the whole adventure here. It is with Data Science that you can defeat the analog mindset! But the question is: how do you implement Data Science in your company? Let us tell you what to prioritize.

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Fitting Your Shop On A Budget

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. It’s finally arrived. You step foot into your new brick and mortar store. The only problem is it’s a bit of a state, and you’re going to need all the help you can get to pull it together. How do you make your shop POP without the enormous costs attached? image source.