Thu.Dec 27, 2018

Align Innovation Incentives to Goals


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. But it’s entirely possible for an organization to find ways to incentivize participation even with little to no budget.

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


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


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? I can honestly say, it never fully works out as the year progresses, there are distractions, subjects that attract my eye, hold my attention or simply ones become bigger in my wish to pursue as important to understand or become more focused upon.

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How Fleury brings its suppliers on board to improve business operations


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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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

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!

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?


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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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

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


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. The top response was 45% wanting a software tool/digital platform that’s easy to use, with lower management particularly in favour at 59% as well as organisations with 5,000 plus employees at 64%.

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?


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. A key finding is that over 90% of employees would be more likely to stay with their organisations if they could contribute more ideas. Significantly, 98% of lower management would be more likely to stay.

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.

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. For instance, people with low scores may not be allowed to travel first class or even travel at all.

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

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.