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How to Organize Innovation

Viima

I recently read a couple of excellent articles by Nick Skillicorn , and Prof. Rita McGrath where both discuss the challenges and intricacies involved in structuring and governing innovation within a large organization. This is a classic topic that every corporate innovator has without a doubt come across, and it’s also one where “the right approach” is often quite elusive.

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Virtual Innovation Sessions in 5 Simple Steps

Leapfrogging

Innovation is an art and science. Here’s the secret to identifying & prioritizing ideas in a virtual world. Over the past 25 years, I have run hundreds of innovation sessions with companies like NBCUniversal, Visa, Colgate, Kimberly-Clark, Red Bull, and dozens of others. My sessions are often part of larger strategy and growth initiatives.

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Society 2045’s Vision for a Human Centric Future

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045’s Vision for a Human Centric Future. The world we live in is home to several species that coexist on a planet that supplies all that we need to thrive. However, the human species has not been so kind to our planet in the recent century, which begs the questions: How can we have a promising future, considering the mess we are currently in?

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Small Experiments for Big Ideas

Leapfrogging

As the co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman once said that trying to innovate and scale a business quickly requires you to “throw yourself off a cliff and assemble your airplane on the way down.” Sounds risky. It doesn’t have to be. For most new upstarts — be it a startup or corporate venture — finding the perfect product-market fit is critical before you run out of money.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm of marketing potential!

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Real Change Requires a Majority

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas,” said the computing pioneer Howard Aiken. “If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats,” and truer words were scarcely ever spoken.

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Push Thinking & Get Innovation Using this Little-Known Children’s Game

Leapfrogging

Fifty years ago, a little-known children’s book introduced the “SCAMPER” model as way to help teachers foster creativity in their classrooms. It’s an amazingly simple tool, and unbelievably powerful for pushing thinking beyond “business as usual” to help teams innovate. SCAMPER is an acronym for Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, and Reverse.

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Turn Overwhelming Data into New Insight to make Strategic Decisions

Leapfrogging

Focused on insight, not numbers. Planning for next year is well under way. Because of unprecedented uncertainty, there’s a strong desire to use data to deliver better decision-making. Makes sense. Yet many teams and organizations get paralyzed by overwhelming data. Spreadsheets, presentations, and industry reports, can inform, but also overwhelm. While data exists, many teams lack insight.

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Disruptive Innovation: The Theory Behind How It Works and Its Impact on Society

Phil McKinney

Disruptive innovation has the potential to change our world for the better, but it can also have negative consequences for certain individuals and industries who cannot adapt to the changes. In order to leverage disruptive innovation, we must first understand what it is and how it works. What is the theory behind disruptive innovation and […].

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Use a Strategy Uncertainty Map to Find Clarity in Disruptive Times

Leapfrogging

All opportunities have uncertainty. Use a map to navigate it. Let’s kick-off 2022 with a useful tool. Here’s the downloadable Strategy Uncertainty Map I developed as part of my work with Praxie.com. The past two years were as disruptive as they get for both society and business. So how do you plan for the next year when the past two were so uncertain?

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How to create a people strategy that’ll attract top talent

Cascade Strategy

The people make the place. Your business might have a stellar reputation and fancy office to lure new talent to the ranks, but you'll struggle to keep employees if you don't have an effective people strategy. A team that lacks alignment, engagement, and motivation is not built for success.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Innovation Teams in a Virtual World

Leapfrogging

Innovation is an art and science. Here’s how to help your team generate and prioritize the best ideas and opportunities in today’s virtual world. Over the past 25 years, I have run hundreds of innovation sessions for high performing teams. My programs are often part of larger strategy and innovation initiatives. But they’re all focused on the same thing: generate, prioritize, and develop great ideas to create a big impact.

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5 Ways to improve work performance that employees will love

Cascade Strategy

Are you moving forward or just spinning your wheels? When you look for ways to improve work performance, you might get a bit of shock. Many companies realize that fancy metrics and reports don't add to real growth.

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Organize innovation to fit your strategy & culture.

Leapfrogging

Companies don’t fail at innovation due to lack of ideas. They often don’t create the right innovation structure to implement their opportunities. Most organizations struggle with innovation. That’s because they try to apply processes and structures that don’t fit their business strategies and cultures. They partner with Silicon Valley startups who have breakthrough technology when they really just want incremental innovation that delivers quarterly results.

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Operations Strategy: How to make strategy work for your people

Cascade Strategy

Most operations strategies fail. Why is that? Is it because they aren't correctly implemented? Or is it because they are built to fail from day one?

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Work Backward to Drive Innovation Forward

Leapfrogging

Here’s how Amazon defines the ideal customer experience and then works backward to create it. Everyone wants to uncover the secret to the perfect business model that will unlock their true potential. The best business strategies focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations. This means envisioning customer problems as well as ideal solutions to those problems before actually developing a product or service.

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How do different countries see the importance of creativity differently?

Idea to Value

It is no surprise to anyone that different cultures think differently. I recently came across a piece of research which aimed to look at several countries’ perspectives on creativity, especially creativity in the workplace. Advertising agency Crispin Porter Bogusky surveyed 806 people in 8 countries in 2016 about their attitudes towards creativity, together with Vlad Glaveanu, Associate Professor at Aalborg University’s International Centre for the Cultural Psychology of Creativity.

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Circularity and Innovation in Textiles & Apparel

eZassi

Look your best while feeling good about your impact on the environment with fashion-forward brands reinventing the supply chain in the textile industry. It’s becoming trendy to source your next ensemble from a sustainable and globally conscientious clothing company. The fashion industry is trying on new methods of sourcing materials and is producing garments within a vibrant and growing circular economy.

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How to Identify an Innovative Idea

Carla Johnson

March 1, 2022 If you asked 10 different people to define innovation, you’d get 20 different responses. It’s one of those things that seems simple to define and understand but turns complicated when you’re pressed for specifics. It’s no wonder. Innovation has turned into one of the biggest cliché words executives use to talk about how they differentiate their companies.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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Innovation Management Techniques in 2021 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ Defined

ITONICS

As advised by Gartner® , executive leaders and innovators must pay attention to selecting techniques that will best serve their innovation goals, following best practices, and avoiding common pitfalls. It is imperative to fully understand the practices available for teams to find and select the most promising innovation techniques suited to their business context.

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GROUP CREATIVE THINKING TECHNIQUE

Michael Michalko

Ask the Frog! Aim (what for?) To gather ideas and different perspectives on some question or problem. Group (whom for?) Exercise can be easily adapted to different needs of various groups. Material needed Envelope for each participant. Post-it notes and pen for each participant. Duration 10-20 minutes. Description Some social scientists believe that the more expert you become in your field, the more difficult it is to create innovative ideas.