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How the Pandemic Created the Virtual Innovation Lab

InnovationManagement

COVID reshaped every department—including your innovation department. Find out how some organizations adapted to the remote work age by creating the virtual innovation lab, and how you can create your own by downloading this complimentary infographic. The post How the Pandemic Created the Virtual Innovation Lab appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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Lean for Knowledge Workers [Webinar Transcript]

Kainexus

Kim Moscarda, Director of Moscarda Solutions, recently joined us on the KaiNexus webinar with Mark Graban, Senior Advisor with KaiNexus. In this webinar, he shared some insights into the application of Lean methodologies in a knowledge worker environment. If you haven't had a chance to watch the webinar, you can access the webinar recording here. You can also read the webinar transcript below.

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Should You Trust Your Gut?

Phil McKinney

Your gut is surprisingly smart. It knows what’s good for you, and how to keep your body functioning properly. When you are in danger, it is your gut reaction that triggers your fight-or-flight response. But do you trust your gut? Do you trust its decisions? Chances are, sometimes you do and sometimes you don’t. You […].

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How Inclusivity Can Make Online Life Safer for All

Business and Tech

Tech companies face huge challenges when it comes to ending online harassment. Lisa Mae Brunson, founder of Wonder Women Tech, says the key to safety is changing the industry. Brunson founded Wonder Women Tech to advocate for women and minority voices in the tech industry. In her career, she has led initiatives such as the My Name, My Game campaign, where male gamers played online pretending to be female gamers to experience the frequent abuse leveled at women online.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm of marketing potential!

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Shiny Object Syndrome

Idea to Value

Some innovation teams and creatives seem to never want to let go of their favorite ideas, even after they have proven that they are not going anywhere. Yet there are also individuals and teams who have the opposite problem. They may start on one idea, yet before they can make meaningful progress, or especially when things begin to get challenging, they quickly find another idea and shift all their focus towards the new thing.

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Creating Space for Black Women in Gaming

Business and Tech

During graduate school, I realized my gaming life was missing something. Being a Black woman online was an experience that often left me wanting many things: safety, community, camaraderie, cultural understanding. So, you can imagine my elation when, while looking through various platforms and networks to connect with, I came across Black Girl Gamers on Twitter.

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Seizing an Opportunity for Women in the Metaverse

Business and Tech

Many people think women don’t love video games, but they’re wrong. One in three people worldwide plays video games, and nearly half of those gamers are women. However, less than a quarter of the employees in the video game industry are women, suggesting stereotypes may be a contributing factor to underrepresentation in the workforce. . Part of my job is to help fix that — by encouraging girls and women to take their passion for the power of play to the next level.

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USING A MOSQUITO’S GENETICS TO KEEP THEM AWAY

Michael Michalko

As humans, many of us have lost the sensitivity to deeper relationships and essences because we’ve become educated to focus on the particulars of experience as opposed to the universals. For example, suppose we were asked to design a new can opener. Most of our ideas would be driven by our experience and association with the particulars of existing can openers, and we would likely design something that is only marginally different from existing can openers.

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How the Collective Power of Artists Can Advocate for Workers’ Rights

Business and Tech

Liz DiFiore, president of the Graphic Artists Guild , an organization that advocates for graphic artists’ work rights, knows firsthand how independent artists can be taken advantage of in the games industry. “The guild’s whole mission is to educate and build the confidence of professional creators,” DiFiore said. “We advocate for ethical labor practices, business practices, and standards within the industry.”.

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What is Kaizen? A Mindful System of Quality Improvement

Kainexus

We’ve written quite a bit about the definition of Kaizen , but today, I thought it would be an interesting challenge to reflect on how I would answer the question "What is Kaizen?" if my response could only be one word. "Improvement" sprang to mind, but improvement is what Kaizen achieves, not really what it is. Then, after thinking about the practice and tools of Kaizen, one word began to emerge.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Why a Caring Culture Is Essential for a Healthy Employee Experience

Business and Tech

Companies that create and nurture a culture of care have more engaged employees and reduced turnover. That’s according to Limeade, an immersive employee well-being company that creates healthy employee experiences. “A caring culture is the biggest driver of organizational commitment,” says Jessi Crast, advanced researcher at the Limeade Institute, part of the company’s team of researchers and advisors, who conduct research and share insights on the science of creating great employee experiences.

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Building an Invincible Company

Rmukesh Gupta

I recently watched Alexander Osterwalder deliver a keynote on “Building an Invincible Company“, based on his book with the same name. He shares a lot of great insights on leadership, innovation and building sustainable business advantage for businesses. You can watch the entire keynote here. Here are some lessons I took away from the talk: The moment a company thinks it is invincible, their decline becomes inevitable.

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The Profitability of Well-Being: The New Corporate Priority

Business and Tech

With the world gradually returning to normal, employers are finding that normal isn‘t what normal used to be: the business world has been hit by a seismic shift it may not recover from. The coronavirus pandemic has no doubt led to one of the biggest shake-ups in the corporate world in the last few decades. Organizations have been plagued in the last two years by major shifts that have disrupted business and threatened their profitability.

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Silicon Valley Has Become a Doomsday Machine

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell I was working on Wall Street in 1995 when the Netscape IPO hit like a bombshell.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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How Does Financial Education Improve Your Workplace?

Business and Tech

Around the globe, employers are recognizing the benefits of improving the financial wellness of their employees. When six out of ten American employees are living paycheck to paycheck , financial literacy is more important than ever. Increasingly, companies around the globe are moving to include financial education in their benefit offerings — and for good reason.

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USING A MOSQUITO’S GENETICS TO KEEP THEM AWAY

Michael Michalko

As humans, many of us have lost the sensitivity to deeper relationships and essences because we’ve become educated to focus on the particulars of experience as opposed to the universals. For example, suppose we were asked to design a new can opener. Most of our ideas would be driven by our experience and association with the particulars of existing can openers, and we would likely design something that is only marginally different from existing can openers.

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The Future of Work: Architecting Tomorrow’s Digital Experiences

Business and Tech

Today’s employees are working inside software more than inside the walls of an office. In this new world, IT teams must move beyond just monitoring employees’ devices, applications, and software to truly understanding the employee digital experience. Office spaces used to be critical resources for employers to establish and gauge workplace cultures.

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We raised $40M Series A to get strategy out of boardrooms and make it available to everyone!

Cascade Strategy

2022 started with a major milestone for Cascade: we’ve raised $40M Series A, led by ex-Sequoia investor Mickey Arabelovic’s Telescope Partners and including Five V and Carthona from Australia. Read the full press release here.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Why Mental Health Benefits Are Key to Retaining Your Best Employees

Business and Tech

In the midst of today’s “Great Resignation,” attracting and retaining talent has quickly become employers’ biggest challenge. Cynthia Castro Sweet, Ph.D. Senior Director of Clinical Research, Modern Health. Talent attrition not only has a widespread impact on productivity and team morale, but it can also be costly to organizations. It is estimated that it costs an employer an average of 6 to 9 months’ salary to replace an employee who leaves.

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A Comprehensive Solution to Employee Burnout

Business and Tech

As the workforce mental health provider for more than 2 million Americans, Lyra Health is transforming the way companies care for the well-being of employees and their families. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the global workforce and its collective mental health. In a recent survey, nearly 1 in 4 American workers reported feeling burnt out “very often” or “always.”.

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How the NEA Is Helping Students Learn Through Interactive Play

Business and Tech

Over the past 10 years, esports has become a major industry and a legitimate career path for young people. Professional esports athletes receive competitive college scholarships, offering a pathway to higher education, and Lori Bajorek, CEO of the National Esports Association (NEA), believes esports have even more to offer the future of education. “Our primary objective is to create pathways to success for digitized youth,” Bajorek said of the NEA, whose programs reach childrens of all ages and

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Powering Up the Next Generation of Women in Games

Business and Tech

It is no secret there is a pronounced gender gap in the games industry. While nearly half of all game players are women, only 30 percent of developers identify as women. Why does this gap exist and what can the game industry of today do to correct it for the next generation of developers? Heroes to follow. The current generation of game developers grew up playing games that almost purely featured male protagonists.

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Understanding User Needs and Satisfying Them

Speaker: Scott Sehlhorst

We know we want to create products which our customers find to be valuable. Whether we label it as customer-centric or product-led depends on how long we've been doing product management. There are three challenges we face when doing this. The obvious challenge is figuring out what our users need; the non-obvious challenges are in creating a shared understanding of those needs and in sensing if what we're doing is meeting those needs.

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How Olivia Munn Thinks Gaming Can Change for the Better

Business and Tech

Actress and lifelong gamer Olivia Munn talks about why more women are gaming than ever before, and how the industry has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to inclusivity. How old were you when you first started gaming, and what got you into it? When I was about 7 years old, we had a game called “Major Motion” that I would play every day after school.

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How to Navigate the New Normal of Employee Well-Being

Business and Tech

Thought leaders share their expert insights on what it takes to retain top talent and make your company a more enjoyable place to work. Meg Donovan Chief People Officer, Nexthink. Richard Branson Founder, Virgin Group. Jenna Mons Anderson CEO, AccessElite. Arianna Huffington Founder, Huffington Post and Thrive Global. Frank Wolf Co-Founder & CSO, Staffbase.

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How to Develop a Culture That Puts Employees First

Business and Tech

Having proved that they can work productively from home, many workers are demanding to be able to continue to work remotely at least part of the week. Amid the competitive war for talent and labor shortages, now is the time for employers to step up and ensure their culture is one that focuses on employees’ experience in the world of work. Of course, that is much easier said than done.

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Improving the Wellness of a Diverse Workforce

Business and Tech

Employees believe their employer has a responsibility to make sure they are mentally, physically, and emotionally well — yet many find that employers fall short. The 2021 Workplace Wellness Survey finds an important disconnect between what employees expect from their employers when it comes to workplace wellness, and how they rate employers’ efforts.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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I Miss You! A Well-Being Crisis on the Horizon

Business and Tech

In a recent global study conducted by The Inspiring Workplaces Group, it was discovered that we not only miss human interaction at work, but we actually need it. When asked “Since Feb 2020, do you miss human interaction in the workplace with colleagues or customers?” 41 percent responded they missed and needed it, 40 percent said they missed it, and only 7 percent said they don’t miss it at all.

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How Gendered Assumptions Hold Back Gaming

Business and Tech

Elizabeth Baumel, software engineering lead at Unity, and Gracie Arenas Strittmatter, technical art director at EA Sports, discuss how women and those in other marginalized groups are advocating for themselves in the gaming industry. Elizabeth Baumel Software Engineering Lead, Unity. Gracie Arenas Strittmatter Technical Art Director, EA Sports. What do you think are some of the biggest challenges women face in the gaming industry?