Mon.Aug 26, 2019

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How to Optimise And Simplify Your Business At The Same Time

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Doing a job well doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, when it comes to optimizing efficiency, the simple approach is almost always the most effective. Lean, well-organised operations are easier for employees to execute. Durable, high-quality tools are more reliable. And clear, personal marketing is always more engaging for your audience.

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Q&A With An Executive: How To Feed An Innovation Funnel

Strategyzer Innovation

A short while ago, I had a coffee chat with the Chief Digital Officer of an ASX100 consumer goods company who is currently leading the digital transformation of a product-based company into the digital world. She is constantly approached by “silver bullet solution vendors” and expressed her surprise at just how many charlatans there are in the field of business transformation.

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Do You Know Your Company’s Implementation Rate?

InnovationManagement

With the rise of the innovation department, numerous organizations are focusing their attention on their company’s ideation rate. A good ideation rate generally predicts other positive company health indicators: profitability, higher employee retention rates, reported customer success, but there’s another innovation health indicator that we think organizations should pay attention to: their implementation rate. The post Do You Know Your Company’s Implementation Rate?

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Moving Forward Powerfully In-Spite of Limitations

Tullio Siragusa

Moving Forward Powerfully In-Spite of Limitations. Ever worked with someone who doesn’t remember to follow through on things? The person who makes it a habit to procrastinate and is often not organized. The one who waits for the last minute to work on that very important project? Ever wondered what causes a person to be this way? It’s easy to judge someone as lazy, and to even lose trust in a colleague who is unreliable or doesn’t show up fully.

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Roadmap Personas: The Best Way to Set Expectations for Teams, Clients, and Leadership

Speaker: Johanna Rothman - Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman as she discusses developing persona-specific roadmaps and the reasons why sometimes less is more.

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It’s Not Enough to Drive Change, You Also Have to Survive Victory

Innovation Excellence

In early 2004, Viacom announced it would spin off Blockbuster Video, leaving CEO John Antioco master of his own fate. He moved quickly to meet the threat posed by Netflix head on, launching Blockbuster Online in 2004 and, after successfully testing the concept in a few markets, ending late fees in early 2005. Still, not. Innovation Blockbuster Iraq Netflix

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A Shout-Out to Future Graduates, Don’t Neglect Startups When Applying For Jobs!

The Future Shapers

As my MSc International Management course at King’s College London (KCL) neared its inevitable conclusion, there seemed to be one topic of conversation that dominated the hallways — and it wasn’t ‘how many words are you into your dissertation?’ Nope, the question that was on everyone’s lips was an equally as depressing one, ‘have you found a job yet?’. Well, for most of us the answer to this question was quite simple really, ‘no’.

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Flagging out in logistics and its negative effects

Lead Innovation

The practice of flagging out in international freight transport has increased considerably since the end of the 1990s. You can read in this article where the reasons for this are to be found and what effects are associated with it. logistics

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Moving Forward Powerfully In-Spite of Limitations

Tullio Siragusa

Moving Forward Powerfully In-Spite of Limitations. Ever worked with someone who doesn’t remember to follow through on things? The person who makes it a habit to procrastinate and is often not organized. The one who waits for the last minute to work on that very important project? Ever wondered what causes a person to be this way? It’s easy to judge someone as lazy, and to even lose trust in a colleague who is unreliable or doesn’t show up fully.

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A Quick Guide to the Kaizen Methodology

Kainexus

If you are exploring ways to make your organization more efficient and better at sustaining continuous improvement, you may have come across references to the Kaizen Methodology. Masaaki Imai introduced the Kaizen Methodology to the world in 1986 in his book Kaizen, The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success. We recommend giving it a read along with several other titles that we’ll share at the end of this post.

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Q&A With An Executive: How To Feed An Innovation Funnel

Strategyzer

A short while ago, I had a coffee chat with the Chief Digital Officer of an ASX100 consumer goods company who is currently leading the digital transformation of a product-based company into the digital world. She is constantly approached by “silver bullet solution vendors” and expressed her surprise at just how many charlatans there are in the field of business transformation.

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Designing For Engagement: Revive Your L&D Strategy with Gamification, VR, and More

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer, Userlane

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

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How Technology is Helping More Businesses Improve Productivity

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. So as a business, productivity is going to be one of the primary considerations that you have every day. You want to do well, of course, but sometimes it can be difficult to increase productivity. Modern technology can play a big part in making sure that we have the technology we need to be as productive as possible. However, do you know how best to utilise it?

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#1,543 – Amazon’s Emotion Reading Device

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Amazon is already listening to what we have to say thanks to their Echo speakers. Soon they could be reading our emotions as well thanks to a new device rumored to be in the works. While such technology could be used for altruistic purposes, for instance, offering words of encouragement to someone who is frustrated or trying to cheer up someone who is depressed, since this is Amazon we’re talking about, it’s likely that the gadget would offer up product recommendations to suit our moods.

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How To Set-up And Run Your Multi-Channel Retail Business

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. To set up a great retail business, you are going to need several things. You will need a great idea that fills a gap in the market and is instantly understandable by your customers. You will need the guts, organization skills, and the determination to get your idea off the ground. Then there is the ability to communicate your ideas effectively, firstly, to investors, and then to suppliers, and finally to the customer.

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Celebrating 10 Years

ITONICS

ITONICS was born 10 years ago in 2009. What started off with a small team of 5, fast forward 10 years later is a leading provider of software solutions and consulting for innovation management employing more than 100 individuals from 9 countries on 3 continents. The journey of these 10 years is summarized here by the Founder and CEO Dr. Michael Durst. Happy 10th Anniversary, ITONICS!

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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.

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GBG: The Positive Acronym that Works

The Human Factor

Acronyms – the practice of abbreviating words or short phrases using the initial letters of each word – have been around hundreds or thousands of years, depending on who you believe. As often happens, there are multiple sources on the Internet about the origin and early use of acronyms, and none of them agree. One thing they do agree on is that acronyms didn’t gain widespread use until the 20 th century. source. These days, it’s hard to imagine our language without them.

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21 Reasons Why You Like to Do Your Creative Work in Cafes

Idea Champions

Ever since I was old enough to realize there would never be a want ad in a newspaper that described a job I wanted, I've loved working in cafes. I never really thought much about it until a few days ago when a baffled friend of mine asked why I was so into it. His assumption? That working in a cafe would be a distraction. A distraction? Dude, quite the opposite. I do some of my best work in cafes.

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Your Business Aesthetics And What You Should Know

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Having a solid business plan, great staff, and funding are absolute essentials of starting any business. However, we’re not going to focus on that here. Here, we’re going to discuss your business aesthetics and what you should know. The way your business looks may not seem like the most important thing in the world to you, but it will make a huge difference not only to how you are perceived by clients and customers, but how your team work in the environment.

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Are You Willing to "Fire Yourself" to Gain Fresh Perspective?

Michael Roberto

Source: Logitech Adam Bryant of Merryck and Co. recently published a terrific interview with Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech. I especially liked this exchange. We all should think about this reflection exercise. Darrell "fired himself" and started anew in the very same role, but with fresh perspective. Here's an excerpt: How do you set the tone for constant change given that people crave a certain amount of sameness? I’m very explicit about it.

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Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

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A New Perspective on Work-Life Balance

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Work-life balance. It’s a magical word you will have heard a few times, well, probably more than a few times. It’s one of those words that will magically appear in a job posting, a company website and in the hard sell that the recruiter is giving you. Every company would put this above anything else if you were to believe what they are telling you. But what is work-life balance, and how does this affect you?

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3 Ways to Spark Creative Ideas

Michael Roberto

Check out my recent guest post for the Institute for Management Studies blog. The short piece is titled: "Getting Unstruck: Three Ways to Spark Creative Ideas." The Institute for Management Studies provides leadership development for member organizations throughout the country

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Expensive Website Design Mistakes To Avoid

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. Some web design mistakes won’t just negatively affect user experience – they could lose you money. This could be through loss of potential customers or it could be through vulnerability to lawsuits. Here are just a few expensive web design blunders to be wary of. Using copyrighted images. Many copyrighted images are widely available to download through the likes of Google images and Bing images.

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Obratori, one-stop shopping for startups: incubation services, and funding

Innovation Excellence

Amaury Godron is General Manager of OBRATORI, L’OCCITANE Innovation Lab, and Managing Partner of LOG Investment, L’OCCITANE Venture Fund. There are some Startups Studios on the market, but OBRATORI differs from them as being a Corporate Startups Studio (more similar to Kamet by Axa): it was created by L’OCCITANE Group to let external startups soar. Entrepreneurship Amaury Godron business model Business Model Innovation L’Occitane startups Startups Studio

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.