Fri.Mar 27, 2020

Recession, Survival and Innovation

Destination Innovation

In times of severe recession should you cut costs and focus on survival or take the opportunity to invest in innovation so that you can benefit from the eventual recovery? Well the short answer is that you have to survive first. If the cash dries up and you cannot pay the rent then a pipeline of great innovative products and services is of little help. So it is natural that companies hunker down, cut costs and focus on getting through the recession with the business still intact.

Kids in Quarantine: Advice from Parents

Kainexus

First off, we'd like to thank our panelists, Katie Webb Cyphert, Sara Evans, and Jeff Roussel, for joining our webinar. If you weren't able to attend, you can find the answers to some of your top questions about how to cope with kids in quarantine below. We included many resources on different ways keep your kids engaged and entertained at the bottom of the post.

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Essential Apps For Enterprises To Fight The COVID-19 Disruption

Acuvate

It’s been almost a month since the COVID-19 pandemic started to disrupt the way we live and work. From taking tough decisions, postponing key initiatives, ensuring sustainability to adopting a remote work environment, the COVID-19 pandemic is something none of us expected. And unfortunately this crisis is still growing at an alarming rate with no signs of slowing down.

How to Run Remote Design Thinking Workshops

ITONICS

Like everyone these days, we are experiencing challenging times when it comes to activating and engaging relationships with our customers. As seen all over the world, we decided to close our office, stop travelling and work from home instead. This leads to a couple of difficulties, especially when you are scheduled to hold an interactive and Design-Thinking-inspired workshop format that could neither be postponed nor be executed at the client facilities.

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!

Top 5 Missteps of Innovation Labs

Peer Insight

A successful corporate innovation lab, incubator, or accelerator depends upon three things: people, people, and people. That’s what I learned by speaking with the heads of innovation labs at 12 Fortune 500 corporations over the course of eight weeks. These market leaders came from a range of industries: healthcare, apparel, construction materials, chemicals, high-tech, food & beverage, hospitality, insurance, logistics, and retail.

Covid-19 and Scenario Planning

InnovationLabs

A Thought Experiment on the Short and Long Term Impacts of the Present Crisis Prelude On March 22, 2020, the International Olympic Committee announced that it was going to take a month to study the scenarios regarding the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to determine if the Games would go on as […]. Anticipating the Future Creativity and Ideation Strategy and Innovation Sustainability

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