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The Innovation Maturity Model for The Public Sector (IMS-Gov)


In the spring of 2019, the TIM Foundation was contacted by the Dutch national government requesting if TIM Foundation would be willing to cooperate in setting up an innovation maturity model for the central Dutch government. TIM Foundation already possessed such a reference model that had been developed over the past 14 years in cooperation [.

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Change Management is strategy and vice versa

Jeffrey Phillips

I was reviewing the website of a strategy consulting firm recently, and their focus on strategy and team alignment felt like the same old, same old. I read further to discover that they focus on passion and mission (hello Simon Sinek). But what struck me about their work is that they also focus on culture and change management. These latter two concepts were the things that got my attention.

Strategy 167

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Internal Buy-In Will Make or Break Your Growth Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Too often, organizations bring in outside firms to develop their growth strategies — resulting in a smart plan without the motivation, skills, and resources to get it done. Instead, the author argues, organizations should involve all stakeholders — including those who will need to execute the growth strategy — in its conception and development. Doing this well requires trusting your team, incorporating a strong educational component in your strategy work, giving the process ample time, and incor

Strategy 112
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Can an interdependent approach help improve childhood health?

Christensen Institute

What is health? Many people think of health in terms of medical care and physical health, or simply, the absence of sickness. But this is a limited definition. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition, plus the recognition that drivers of health (DOH) account for 80-90% of health outcomes , exhibits the interdependent nature of health.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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5 Ways to Deal with the Microstresses Draining Your Energy

Harvard Business Review

Microstresses are the accumulation of unnoticed small stresses from routine interactions, and often are so brief that we barely register them. Individually, these microstresses might seem manageable, but cumulatively they take an enormous toll. How can you identify and reduce them? This article, based on research and experiments at several Fortune 100 organizations, lays out five steps that will help you identify where (and from whom) your stress is coming from, and how you can proactively reduc

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Can You Become the Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken If I asked 10 people who they thought could be planet Earth’s most customer-centric company, I bet a majority would have the same answer. I’ll share that company’s name at the end of this article. For now, you can guess. Cindy, from my office, had a customer service issue.

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Navigating Technical Debt in the Automotive Industry


Amidst the relentless waves of innovation and competition, OEMs, suppliers, and manufacturers in the automotive industry navigate a sea of challenges and opportunities. Technical debt, the accrued cost of code awaiting updates, is a significant obstacle. According to McKinsey , this “tax” on development comprises about 40 percent of IT balance sheets, stemming from the intense pressure to enter the market and gather feedback swiftly.

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Never Ready, until we have to be!

Rmukesh Gupta

We are never really ready for a challenge, until we have to be. If we are ready for it, we have waited too long to take on the challenge. We need to believe that we can learn as we go along depending on what we need to learn. As they say, when the student is ready, the teacher appears! So, trust in your ability to learn and adjust. Take on the challenge before you’re fully ready.

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Companies Need to Focus More on Cash Flow and Return on Capital - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM EY

Harvard Business Review

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Automation Tools to Fast-Track Competitive Intelligence Monitoring


As industry boundaries continue to diminish, competition today is more likely to come from any direction. Therefore, staying ahead of direct, indirect, or future competitors is vital to achieving your desired market position. The ability to quickly gather, analyze, and act on competitive intelligence (CI) can be the difference between leading the market or playing catch-up.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Reimagining Discipline

Idea Champions

Soon after launching my new online course on the creative process, I began talking with the people who enrolled. I was curious to discover what kind of obstacles they were facing -- the "stuff" that got in the way of manifesting their own creativity. No matter how different the people I spoke to, how unique their background, experience, accomplishments,gender, world view, or astrological signs,they all said the same thing -- what I later came to refer to as the "D" word.

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How to Best Protect the Intellectual Property of Your Technology


Patenting is seen to be the gold standard for protecting a company’s intellectual property (IP) and technologies. In reality, the overwhelming majority of patents hold little value, with approximately 97% failing to cover the expenses incurred during their filing process. The effect of patents for companies is foremost commercial, i.e., to attract investments by showcasing them to investors, trading and licensing them or suing copycats.