Thu.Dec 27, 2018

Align Innovation Incentives to Goals

IdeaScale

A lot of crowdsourced innovation programs will tell you to offer incentives to your community of participants in order to drive engagement – but sometimes that’s a challenge for organization either because of budget restrictions or company regulations.

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Raising Capital for Your Startup? 5 Things Investors Are Looking For

Rocketspace

Fundraising is a process. It takes time and energy — more time and energy than you might think. And based on the conversations that we've had with experienced startup founders, raising capital for your startup, on average, takes three to six months. Startup Services

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Entering 2019 – What Do Each of Us Need to Focus Upon?

Paul Hobcraft

As we enter 2019 I always like to take a day or so, to reflect and think about what I should be focusing upon in the next year, around innovation. What has influenced me in 2018 and what I feel is shaping my thinking going into 2019?

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How Fleury brings its suppliers on board to improve business operations

Exago

Seeing innovation as a leverage for change, the Brazilian Fleury Group currently has 2,500 stakeholders involved in its innovation efforts. They have shared almost 3,000 ideas, of which close to a third have been implemented, generating 4.3 million reais of aggregated value in the last two years alone (approximately 900,000 euros). The post How Fleury brings its suppliers on board to improve business operations appeared first on Exago.

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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.

This Kind of Sleep Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Innovation Excellence

This bad habit may be increasing the risk of Alzheimers (and it’s not the amount of sleep you get) The spectrum of our intellectual and emotional states, from curiosity, learning, exploration, and innovation to joy, happiness, love, and sadness all stem from that wonderful clump of neurons no larger than our two fists pressed together; Science Alzheimer's brain health Brain Science Dementia health sleep

Should You Invest in a Vegan Franchise?

InnovationManagement

Veganism is hitting the mainstream and leading the way as the future in business—especially in the realm of restaurants and fast food. Strategies

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Innovation isn’t just a word. You need to do something.

IdeaSpies

A software tool/digital platform that’s easy to use would make it easier for your staff to contribute ideas. A recent Employee Innovation Survey asked employees what would make it easier for them to contribute ideas.

Best Innovation Coverage of 2018

Innovation Leader

We pulled data on the most popular reports, case studies & resources that our team produced in 2018. Get insights from our 12 top resources and another 15 from our partners

Are you concerned about people resigning?

IdeaSpies

Employees would be more likely to stay if they could contribute more ideas. IdeaSpies Enterprise, a platform for ideas that will improve business performance, has revealed the results of an Employee Innovation Survey.

Intrapreneurship at Pernod-Ricard: test and learn in action

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Astrid Froment created Kangaroo Fund, an open innovation Fund for the 18,000 Pernod Ricard Employees, and an intrapreneurship program adopting experimentation & lean Start Up. In 2 seasons, it generated more than 250 ideas, 20 finalists, and 10 ideas incubated… She shares with us this exciting story. Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Astrid Froment Coaching Corporate accelerator Entrepreneur Incubation intrapreneurship Lean startup Open Innovation Pernod-Ricard Startups

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.

Focus On Customer Experience – Your Customers Will Thank You

Leveraging Networks

More than ever, business today revolves around consumers rather than companies, and it is the consumers who dictate business outcomes. According to a recent Walker study, by 2020 customer experience (CX) will overtake price as the key brand differentiator, with customer interactions occurring at every stage of the buying journey.

#1,421 – The Weirdest Ideas of 2018

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

China’s Social Credits: It may sound like the plot of a Black Mirror episode but for millions of Chinese citizens it will soon be reality as a trial program is underway in Shanghai that would tie a person’s social reputation to their ability to move through society.

New Year's Resolutions: Put Your Imperfections Behind You!

Michael Roberto

Source: Wikimedia Commons Fresh starts are real! This week we will hear a lot of advice about setting the appropriate New Year's resolutions. We'll also hear about how hard it is to actually adhere to our resolutions. So many of us establish diet or exercise goals this time of year, but by the spring, we find ourselves struggling to stick with our original plans.

Book Presentation at Business Value Forum: February 20th!

Michael Roberto

I'll be speaking about my new book, Unlocking Creativity , at the Business Value Forum on February 20th. The event will take place from 7:30am-9:30am at Bryant University. The BVF is a non-profit organization that brings together local business leaders for learning and networking opportunities. Please consider registering for this event! Business Value Forum Unlocking Creativity

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!