Tue.Jan 14, 2020

Six Questions Leaders of Change Must Answer

Destination Innovation

If you want to lead a transformation in the business, then you have to sell the idea over and over again to people throughout the organisation. In particular, the leader has to answer these questions which are present in people’s minds even if they are unspoken. Why do we need to change?

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Innovation Services: In-House or Outsourced?

IdeaScale

When you should outsource is a tough question to answer. The idea of “outsourcing” innovation can seem contrary to the whole concept. Isn’t innovation supposed to be about tapping the potential of your employees while engaging with them on a creative level?

Why You Should Look Outside Your Organization to Create Impact

HYPE Innovation

There is a lot of talk nowadays about purpose, value, and worth at both the individual and organizational levels. Take this recent headline from The Economist: “What Companies Are For.” It’s a profoundly philosophical topic – and one that every company should carefully dissect. Sustainability

Step-by-Step Learning vs Creative Learning

Game-Changer

Are you the type of person who seeks recipes and follows them to the T? Most people are. This is one of the things I dislike about the innovation space, where there’s a whole industry devoted to spreading innovation methodologies. The reason they exist?

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!

Top Strategy and Innovation Books of 2019

Innovation Excellence

The best strategy & innovation books deliver new insights, examples and tools for reinventing business.

The transformative power of automation in HR

The Future Shapers

The human resources (HR) department enables a complicated interrelation of activities and constitutes a vital element for success for every organisation.

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How Downturns Impact Innovation Teams

Innovation Leader

”In a time of business contraction, innovation initiatives tend to be identified as an easy place to cut,” writes former Adidas Group innovation leader Sean Bayrakal

Global Protectionist Policies Are Testing Canada’s Economic Resilience

Innovators Alliance

We’ve officially entered into a new decade. But there’s no sense in looking too far ahead at what the future holds for the Canadian economy. 2020 will have enough developments and intrigue of its own.

#3 on the Franchise 500: McDonald's Had a Bumpy Year, But Still Leads in Innovation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The #3 company on our Franchise 500 list is betting on technology to drive future sales. Franchise 500

Why Instagram should be part of your Marketing Puzzle

IdeaSpies

There is value in making sure that Instagram is an essential part of your marketing machine – a small part perhaps, but definitely not the only part responsible for the “heavy lifting” of turning complete strangers into fanatical returning customers.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Service Businesses Offer 3 Types of Products. The Most Powerful Ones Are Tools–Here’s Why

Stephen Shapiro

Sometimes the best way to grow your business is to stop telling customers what to do… No matter what business you’re in, you want leverage. Leverage simply means getting the greatest returns with the least amount of energy.

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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network turns to Wazoku to capture the innovations to transform health in the West Midlands

Wazoku

Innovation platform gathers ideas from business, tech, academia and more to combat obesity, low life expectancy and a range of other health challenges.

The Baggage Claim Story

Stephen Shapiro

One of my favorite speech stories is also featured in my next book, Invisible Solutions … If you’ve flown recently, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of dealing with luggage.

Seizing the day with principles of Improv Comedy | Anil Abraham | TEDxSJMC

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the things that I talk about in my book Thrive , is about the mindset of “Yes And” This comes from the world of improvisation comedy.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Customer engagement: keys to success and loyal clients

ideas4allinnovation

Innovation, confidence-building and horizontal communication between brand and consumer, as well as the values a brand promotes and puts to practice through its actions, are pillars on which customer engagement is built , according to a recent report by Salesforce, “State of the Connected Customer”. .

Open Innovation Podcast Ep1-2020 – Retail Innovation

100%Open

100%Open are the pioneers of open innovation. In episode 1 of the Open Innovation podcast, we look at the state of innovation in the retail sector. Heli Heartland interviews Cate Trotter of Insider Trends, looking at the bigger picture with examples from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Starbucks. More on 100open.com. . 100%Open are the pioneers of open innovation. In episode 1 of the Open Innovation podcast, we look at the state of innovation in the retail sector.

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Open Innovation Podcast Ep1-2020 – Retail Innovation

100%Open

100%Open are the pioneers of open innovation. In episode 1 of the Open Innovation podcast, we look at the state of innovation in the retail sector. Heli Heartland interviews Cate Trotter of Insider Trends, looking at the bigger picture with examples from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Starbucks. More on 100open.com. . 100%Open are the pioneers of open innovation. In episode 1 of the Open Innovation podcast, we look at the state of innovation in the retail sector.

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.

Leading R&D and open innovation: Austin Kozman, PhD, R&D Director PepsiCo Technology Ventures (PTV)

Xinova

Leading R&D and external innovation: A conversation with Austin Kozman, PhD, R&D Director PepsiCo Technology Ventures (PTV) On potatoes? The Boston biotech founder thought the PepsiCo R&D executive was talking crazy. Why would anyone want to use a cutting-edge biological cell disruption technology on… potatoes? But R&D Director PTV, Austin Kozman, Ph.D., is a […].