Mon.Apr 11, 2022

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Gemba Walks: The way to see what is actually happening in your business

Idea to Value

Do you know what is happening in your business? Not what is supposed to happen, but what is actually happening on the factory floor? For many managers and leaders, it may have been a while since they actually experienced what it is like where the action happens. Where the products they sell are manufactured, or where the services you offer are carried out.

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Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization

Tullio Siragusa

Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization. Designed thinking can be leveraged to create better and more empathy-based organizations. . Empathy, along with self-awareness are the most important cornerstones of emotional intelligence, and foundational to design thinking. . Through empathy, we can design products, and services for people. Ultimately creating systems that are user-centric and humane.


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When to Use Open Innovation Portals


As providers of both proactive technology scouting services and open innovation portals, we often get asked when to use each approach. They serve different purposes, but you might be surprised to learn they’re also complementary: ~80% of our portal clients also hire yet2 for proactive technology scouting work. In the next series of posts, we’ll highlight some of the benefits of using each and explore the non-obvious synergies in using both approaches for the same technology scouting need.

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Innovation Requires Constraints

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Some years ago, I wrote an article in Harvard Business Review about stock buybacks, which were being pilloried at the time.

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Why You Need to Use Case Studies in Sales and Marketing (and How to Start Now)

Case studies are proof of successful client relations and a verifiable product or service. They persuade buyers by highlighting your customers' experiences with your company and its solution. In sales, case studies are crucial pieces of content that can be tailored to prospects' pain points and used throughout the buyer's journey. In marketing, case studies are versatile assets for generating business, providing reusable elements for ad and social media content, website material, and marketing c