Mon.Sep 27, 2021

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Your customer doesn’t care what you think of your idea

Idea to Value

Many innovators and creatives are shocked when they finally release their new idea into the world, and instead of a storm of new customers rushing to their door, they get… … nothing. How is it possible that an idea you thought was perfect has failed to convince the people you want to buy it? Well, it comes down to one of the hardest lessons which every creative person must learn.

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What to innovate now

Jeffrey Phillips

For years, actually almost two decades now, I've been working with corporations, government agencies and non-profits to help them generate new ideas and create new products and services. From new medical devices to new banking products, to new consumer appliances and more, I've worked on a number of innovation projects in a wide range of industries.

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Top Tips for Creating an Engaging Hybrid Workspace

Business and Tech

Rafael Rivera is the CEO of the Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA), which serves the human resources industry of Southern California through its 18 local chapters. We asked him about how HR professionals can cultivate an engaging environment for employees, even while most of them are still working from home. Rafael Rivera CEO, Professionals In Human Resources Association (PHIRA).

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Top Jobs to be Done Books (JTBD)

InnovationTraining.org

Check out these popular JTBD book recommendations. In a previous article, we covered training on the Jobs to be Done framework – a popular theory that describes and explores consumer action. If you’ve already reviewed our introductory training article, you may be interested in finding more resources to expand your knowledge about this framework and how to apply it to your own creative challenges and innovative problem-solving experiments.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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Learn Why Every Household Needs an Air Purifier

Business and Tech

Andy Peng, mechanical engineer at Levoit, shares his thoughts on why having an air purifier should be an essential part of owning a home. Andy Peng Mechanical Engineer, Levoit. Why should every household have an air purifier? Air purifiers refresh stale air, reducing the chances of health issues caused by indoor pollutants, which can trigger respiratory infections, neurological problems, and aggravate asthma symptoms.

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Workplace Engagement Is Getting Personal

Business and Tech

A leading expert on employee engagement discusses the rapidly evolving relationship between employer and employee. Employee engagement — loosely defined as the emotional commitment a worker has towards their employer — is low in the United States, hovering at just 36 percent. Worse, 13 percent of employees are what’s known as “actively disengaged” and likely to spread their discontent to coworkers.

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How Innovation Drives Corporate Performance (And How It Doesn’t)

Wellspring

For decades, everyone has called innovation the “fuzzy front end.” On everything from Advanced R&D to Corporate Ventures, program-level investment decisions have largely been driven by leadership intuition. Either you believe in the premise, or you don’t. If that sounds familiar, then I have news for you. Those days are gone.

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How Idea Management Software Turns Inspiration into Innovation

Kainexus

Businesses are increasingly turning to idea management software to capture, manage, measure, and reward employee recommendations for positive change. The innovation software is being used with business management systems like Six Sigma and Lean or as a stand-alone approach to achieving operational excellence. Modern workers want more than just a paycheck and benefits from their employers today.

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A Trigger Strategy for Driving Radical, Transformational Change

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell There’s an old adage that says we should never let a crisis go to waste.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.