Mon.Jan 11, 2021

Conditions for innovation to succeed

Jeffrey Phillips

I was asked recently to write a short post about the conditions necessary for innovation to succeed. It's actually not possible to write a short post about innovation, much less the conditions necessary for innovation to succeed, but I've tried to simplify this into nine critical factors for success.

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The Customer Doesn’t Care About Your Buzzwords

Game-Changer

As has been the case since technoly has existed, businesses will always flaunt they have the latest and greatest tech at their disposal in order to gain attention. Nowadays, that technology is artificial intelligence. Yet, the organizations that have adopted AI are still rare. Let’s face it, you don’t have to read a report to know that companies are late to adopt artificial intelligence.

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What Can We Learn from the Innovation Averages in 2020?

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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!

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BCG 2020 Report: Three Steps to Organizational Learning

InnovationTraining.org

We’ve discussed how important employee training and educational development is for an organization’s success. However, recent data continues to indicate that companies are struggling to make these experiences engaging and effective in the long-run.

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Think big. You’ve probably heard that a lot of times. . As leaders, we need to be more aggressive, take more risks, and challenge ourselves to think bigger. We also do this with our teams, and it does work most of the time. But does this apply to creative thinking as well? .

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The Creative Power of Thinking Big: How to Improve Your Ideas with One Simple Trick

Innovation in Practice

Think big. You’ve probably heard that a lot of times. . As leaders, we need to be more aggressive, take more risks, and challenge ourselves to think bigger. We also do this with our teams, and it does work most of the time. But does this apply to creative thinking as well? .

#2,055 – Mask-Spenders

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

My favorite inventor, Matt Benedetto, is at it again with another absolutely necessary invention: mask-spenders. Suspenders that help keep your mask on your face and in particular above your nose.

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.

5 Reasons You Should Outsource PR & Marketing

The Human Factor

source. Your business needs a robust marketing strategy in order to get your brand to stand out above the rest. Outsourcing PR and marketing services can help you achieve this. An expert marketing agency will have the resources and expertise you need to make a name for yourself in the field.

#2,054 – VacSeen

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

It’s easy to get distracted when there’s a new crisis unfolding everyday but we can’t lose sight of the fact that we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic.

It’s 202?

Mills Scofield

2021 - maybe it’s better to say December 42, 2020 instead of January 11, 2021 (kafkaesque?). We so want major demarcations in time to be major demarcations in hope, optimism, aspiration… change ! Sure doesn’t feel like it this year, at least so far.

The importance of owning your own platforms – Podcast S4E97

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After last week’s events in America, Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter, his largest platform. Not only that, he was also banned from Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and even Reddit (which is one of the most vocal protectors of free speech rights online).

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.

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Idea Champions

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"Know Your Book" - Ellen Kullman on Self-Awareness

Michael Roberto

Source: pixy.org Former DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman offered some terrific career advice in a recent interview with Kellogg Insight. She explained that people build a "book" on you from day one in a company. Good or bad, accurate or not, you need to know your book.