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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Bauer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

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 If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats,” and truer words were scarcely ever spoken.

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.

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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.

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The crucial role Innovation must play in the Energy system

The Future Shapers

Innovation must be at the forefront of the energy change; otherwise, we will fail to deliver on the 2050 commitments and goals, and that will have consequences for our very existence as we know it. This article describes important imperatives and steps that can get us there.

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.

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.

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

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.

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

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.

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

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

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.

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

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. The Spinning Wheel of Innovation at Spinnova.

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.

The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

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 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.

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.