Fri.Jan 18, 2019

What is Idea Generation? – Definition, Techniques and Success Factors

Viima

Ideas are the key to innovation. Without them, there isn't much you can execute. Because execution is the key to learning, new ideas are necessary for making any kind of improvement. Idea Management Idea Generation Ideation

I would recommend applying the Innovation Value Proposition

Paul Hobcraft

Adapted from original source [link]. An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that unique identity that enables innovation to flow.

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Untold Stories Of Everyday Innovators Inside Organizations

Innovation Excellence

Lisa was the administrative assistant to the CEO of a global consulting firm. Her innovative approach to her work became the best practices that gave the company a competitive advantage. Kelly is an operations manager for the government.

It's past time to reintroduce risk into corporations

RTI Innovation Advisors

I was on a conference call recently, discussing an upcoming keynote that I'll deliver to a academic-federal government program meant to accelerate new technologies from basic research into the market. We were talking about the "ecosystem" of contributors that can help move basic research from academia and research labs to market. One participant talked about the role that large corporations could play, and sometimes do play, in commercializing new technologies.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Gaming for Good: Everything You Need To Know About Video Games Charities

Game-Changer

In a world that seems dominated by violence and cold-hearted people, you may be surprised to learn that people still care about their fellow human. A good way to prove this inclination towards humanity is by taking a look at the latest stats on donations.

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How To Create The Best Office Environment For Your Team

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Aah, the office. When you’re a business owner, you may think about all of the hours you’ve spent inside your office, and be unable to even comprehend what they’d actually add up to.

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How to create effective problem statements for idea challenges and hackathons

hackerearth

Problem statements are concise descriptions of an issue that help understand the problems better and come up with effective solutions. They are like navigational compasses – the direction north being your desired outcome.

How To Take Control Of Your Career

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Holding yourself accountable for your career is important because career management is a joint effort between you and your employer. This means that if you want something, you need to ask for it and you need to be comfortable and confident enough to do that.

#1,450 – Drug Sponge

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Chemotherapy may save lives but it’s also a horrendous brute force hack that often causes significant damage in its own right. In short, it’s pretty awful. Fortunately, there may soon be a way to lessen its impact thanks to a newly designed drug sponge.

Mindset Is Everything: How To Master Yours

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Many people don’t realize just how important and valuable having the right mindset is.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Not Understanding Who Your Customers Are

Beyond the Obvious

A couple of years ago my kids gave my ninety-three-year-old grandma a digital picture frame for Christmas. It contained several hundred photos that they had painstakingly selected, organized, and then downloaded onto it.

Marketing Tasks You Shouldn’t Attempt Yourself

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. A lot of marketing tasks can be easily DIYed. You can do your own social media marketing, distribute flyers yourself, attend networking events and even build your own website for free with no coding knowledge.

Crowdsourced Innovation: How Enterprises Generate Explosive Employee Engagement

Planview Spigit

According to Gallup’s 2017 State of the Global Workplace Report , a staggering 85% of employees are disengaged at work. In other words, the vast majority of the employees in Gallup’s research are not emotionally connected with their day-to-day work or company. The result? A whopping $7 trillion in lost productivity, turnover, poor customer experience, absenteeism, and lower profitability.

Making Your Best Hire

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Whether you run a home staging business, manufacture industrial parts or own an advertising agency, you’re a progressive, forward thinking leader and you know the key elements to getting your business working and turning over a profit.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Emergent See Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Emergencies Happen. Emergent See Innovation from GFi Available February, 2019. I advise pro-active, and continuous, innovation.

How to create effective problem statements for idea challenges and hackathons

hackerearth

Problem statements are concise descriptions of an issue that help understand the problems better and come up with effective solutions. They are like navigational compasses – the direction north being your desired outcome.

INTRODUCING: The Wisdom Circles of San Miguel de Allende

Idea Champions

San Miguel de Allende is famous for a lot of things -- its diverse culture, colonial architecture, hot springs, cobblestone streets, affordable living, great restaurants, town square, benevolent people, and Writer's Conference, just to name a few.

How to create effective problem statements for idea challenges and hackathons

hackerearth

Problem statements are concise descriptions of an issue that help understand the problems better and come up with effective solutions. They are like navigational compasses – the direction north being your desired outcome.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Creativity is for Everyone

Michael Roberto

I would like to hear from you! What is ONE INSPIRING THING that leaders can do to stimulate the creativity of their team members? Hope to write a LinkedIn article describing some of your favorite methods. Please leave your thoughts as a comment here on the blog. Thanks!