Mon.May 06, 2019

Is Organizational Structure The Secret to Innovation?

Leapfrogging

Change your company’s structure to get bigger and better ideas. Just about everyone wants more creativity and innovation these days. But what’s the secret to getting it? While most companies agree that innovation is vital, few actually spend time creating structures or devising rewards systems hinged on creativity. Many leaders also struggle with the fact that innovation comes from culture, something that’s hard to measure or manage.

The lens of innovation

Xinova

Innovator Profile Series: Mateusz Byrning PhD, CTO of Zikon Our perspective is typically limited by either the tools we use, or our senses, or our thought patterns. But with an electron microscope, at least, things are a bit different. Here is one tool that lets you so effortlessly and smoothly zoom in and out over many […]. The post The lens of innovation appeared first on Xinova. Inventor Community biology display innovation problem solving Thinking

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Sky is the limit: intrapreneurship at Air France

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Discover the enticing intrapreneurs program at Air France with its sharp creator Marine Gall, VP Innovation and Intrapreneurship. Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Air France Corporate accelerator Entrepreneur Incubation intrapreneur Marine Gall Open Innovation Start-up Technology

Innovators as Integrators

IdeaSpies

We assume that innovators are never short on ideas, that their problem tends to be focus and follow-through. But I would like to challenge this common storyline. In my years of talking with innovators, I have met many who fit the garage-dwelling idea junkie.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

Decouple the Value Chain to Drive Digital Disruption

Innovation Excellence

“Decoupling” the value chain is the next big strategy for digital innovation and business models Digital disruption isn’t just about the internet or mobile technology. It’s about the digitally-driven business models that forever transform business as usual no matter what you’re doing. I recently had a chance to connect with Harvard Business School professor, Thales. Innovation Management Strategy disruption unbundling

Leading Innovation within Government Agencies: What to Drive and What to Avoid

InnovationManagement

As innovation professionals, we too often look for inspiration from organizations such as Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Spotify, Google, etc. Cultures within these businesses are encourage transparency, experimentation and autonomy resulting in engaged workforce of the best and brightest minds, pumping out game changing products on-schedule, on-budget and on-point. We want that for the organizations that we support. We want to drive those behaviors.

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We Need More Human Dignity

Tullio Siragusa

We Need More Human Dignity. I often think about what is needing to address many of the issues we face as a society being multi-dimensional. There are many social movements in place. They are all very good and needed initiatives. However, a lot of the ways many are addressing various societal problems are single-dimensional and are not dealing with the root cause of the problems. Gender gaps, inclusion, diversity, equal pay, affirmative action, black lives matter, metoo, etc.

Revera Senior Living on Tackling the Challenges of Aging Collaboratively

Innovation Leader

From involving residents to running internal idea challenges to partnering with young tech companies, Revera Senior Living seeks to innovate aging collaboratively

We Need More Human Dignity

Tullio Siragusa

We Need More Human Dignity. I often think about what is needing to address many of the issues we face as a society being multi-dimensional. There are many social movements in place. They are all very good and needed initiatives. However, a lot of the ways many are addressing various societal problems are single-dimensional and are not dealing with the root cause of the problems. Gender gaps, inclusion, diversity, equal pay, affirmative action, black lives matter, metoo, etc.

Business Analytics: how to implement in your company

mjvinnovation

In this article, we will take you to a deep reflection on this topic. Keep reading to understand what is Business Analytics, what impact it will have on your business and how to implement it!

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.

Featured in BBC Article

Innovation in Practice

I had the privilege of recently being interviewed by Alex Hannaford, a BBC journalist for an article that ran last week. In his article, “How hindsight bias skews your judgement”, Alex discusses the dynamic of hindsight bias and its impact on decision making. Hindsight bias, also known as the “knew it all along” effect, is the inclination to see events that have already occurred as being more predictable than they were before they took place.

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Have a bad idea to arrive at a good one, and don’t hesitate to involve your team

ideas4allinnovation

This technique is commonly used as a tool for innovation. Known as “Erroneous or reverse thought”, the concept is to intentionally think of the worst possible idea or solution for a problem, as a starting point from which to build the best possible idea or solution. This article published in HBR.org cites a textbook example of this technique by biochemist Frederick Sanger, responsible for one of the most important breakthroughs in human genome research.

#1,492 – Dark Fluid

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

When you think of physics or cosmology you’re likely to think about intellectual heavyweights like Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking. And rightfully so. But future generations may be paying homage to someone else. The previously unheralded James Farnes , an astrophysicist from the University of Oxford, who was the one to ultimately figure out how everything in the Universe really works.

Mateusz Bryning: The lens of innovation

Xinova

Innovator Profile Series: Mateusz Bryning PhD, CTO of Zikon Our perspective is typically limited by either the tools we use, or our senses, or our thought patterns. But with an electron microscope, at least, things are a bit different. Here is one tool that lets you so effortlessly and smoothly zoom in and out over many […]. The post Mateusz Bryning: The lens of innovation appeared first on Xinova. Inventor Community biology display innovation problem solving Thinking

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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!