Mon.Apr 13, 2020

How Remote Working Jumped the Queue in the Future of Work


The COVID-19 situation isn’t just affecting the way businesses work, it’s shaping discussions about how they will in future, too. Recent global events have affected businesses in unimaginable ways, testing them in a manner not seen in several generations.

Covid-19: Keep Calm and Stay Strong

The Future Shapers

The Coronavirus pandemic holds a massive impact for all of us. The uncertainty alone is causing immense stress. We are all grieving for lost personal, career, and business plans but we are only starting on the change journey.

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Interview with Mark Johnson, Co-founder of Innosight & author of Lead from the Future


I recently had the opportunity to have a chat with Mark Johnson, the co-founder of Innosight and author of the new book Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking Into Breakthrough Growth.

Why Big Companies Choose Not To Innovate


More and more companies that were once small and built their reputation on disruptive innovations, are now big, and have other priorities

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!

Achieving Happiness Through Self-Discipline

Tullio Siragusa

Achieving Happiness Through Self-Discipline. Self-discipline and happiness seem to be two contradicting concepts, and using them in the same sentence is unacceptable. Self-discipline brings to mind the idea of “work and effort”, while happiness is usually associated with “pleasure” and the absence work. For most, self-discipline can never be the source of what makes them happy because the relationship with what it means to be happy is misplaced. .

KPIs and Employee Incentives to Encourage Corporate Innovation


Managers are incentivised to deliver on an existing, repeatable business model, not to help discover new ones. So how do we incentivise them to innovate without sacrificing the core business model which is, after all, where we make money today

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Leadership During Times of Uncertainty


The coronavirus pandemic that is currently gripping the globe is unlike any other crisis that we have seen. It will directly impact the lives of those who are exposed and their families.

How to Identify Synergies between Corporates, Startups and Spin-offs


It’s been well documented by the likes of Steve Blank and Clayton Christensen that if you want explore disruptive innovation in a large company, you have to either redesign or create parallel processes, systems and values internally in order up to support behaviours critical to innovation

What is Conceptboard?

This visual collaboration workspace is being used for innovation and design thinking workshops and projects.

Forget ROI - Innovation Requires a Different Set of Metrics


Large organisations apply the same metrics and evaluation criteria on potentially disruptive, risky, ‘out of the box’ innovation as they do for incremental improvements and business as usual investment decisions. Clearly this makes no sense

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.

Keep Your Digital Transformation Going When the Funding is Gone


There are 2 near certain business outcomes from the Covid-19 pandemic that are in conflict: Greater urgency to transform Reduced ability to spend on transformation. So, how should you respond? Here are six keys to effective transformation on a limited budget.

5 Things University Courses Do Not Teach About Marketing


If you're a student currently in university or a working professional looking to study masters, it's time for a reality check

Bring your culture and remote workforce into a single conversation


Storytelling has a crucial role to play is this new moment of work from anywhere in connecting people to the mission and vision of the organization, but also to each other

Legal Services & Tech Disruption in Australia


Legal services are delivered is changing due to technology and business model innovation

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.

#1,629 – Oura Ring

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

By now most people are pretty familiar with wearable devices, at least the more popular ones like smartwatches and fitness trackers. But there are plenty of other kinds of wearable devices that have never caught on. Devices that track our sleep patterns or hydration levels for instance.

CiSchool Episode #008: How corporation legal teams can enable innovation


This episode will show you how corporation legal and compliance teams can enable innovation

Achieving Happiness Through Self-Discipline

Tullio Siragusa

Achieving Happiness Through Self-Discipline. Self-discipline and happiness seem to be two contradicting concepts, and using them in the same sentence is unacceptable. Self-discipline brings to mind the idea of “work and effort”, while happiness is usually associated with “pleasure” and the absence work. For most, self-discipline can never be the source of what makes them happy because the relationship with what it means to be happy is misplaced. .

Get Out Of The Building for Corporate Innovation Efforts


Large corporations can have what seems to startup founders to be vast amounts of resources - more than they know what to do with (this can often be the case where companies elect to pay out huge dividends instead of investing in R&D).

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

#1,628 – Bill Gates to the Rescue

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Since retiring in 2006 Bill Gates has poured millions of dollars into techno-philanthropic endeavors through the Gates Foundation in bids to eradicate polio and malaria among other global health initiatives.

The 5 Funding Traps of Corporate Innovation Projects


In an age where the time between disruptions is getting shorter and the exponential growth of technology threatens the upheaval of almost every industry, certainty is fast becoming a distant memory.

The Importance and Ease of Inclusivity

The Human Factor

source. Much has been made of creating an inclusive working environment, and as a business owner, leader, or manager, the onus is on you to make that possible. However, if you’ve never faced such a task before, it might feel a little overwhelming.

4 Examples of Companies Leading the Way in Customer Experience


It is no coincidence that the most innovative brands in the world are also leading the way in customer experience

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Tapping Into Your Employees' Creativity in a Time of Need

Michael Roberto

Bryant University just released this short article that I've written, titled "Tapping Into Your Employees' Creativity in a Time of Need." During this tumultuous time, organizations face a variety of perplexing problems and challenges.

Innovation Lessons from the Vietnam War


Lessons from the Vietnam War on the one thing that differentiates successful entrepreneurs

Why Australia's Innovation Transformation Won't Happen Overnight


Effectively fostering innovation at a national level does not happen overnight, especially not in Australia

If Geeks are the New Cool, Will We Lose Less of Them?


Like me, his parents had migrated to Australia in the 70s from the then socialist Yugoslavia, in search of a better life. As such, his parents had instilled beliefs around the value of education and hard work in young Tommy

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

5 Reasons Corporates Find It Challenging To Innovate


Leaders are realising the importance of culture in enabling innovation but at the same time innovation blockers are still prevalent within organisations. Here are five key factors blocking corporates from innovating

5 Innovation Metrics You Need to Know


When it comes to early stage innovation, we can’t rely on metrics such as ROI or NPV to determine success, particularly given that such metrics favour short term returns whereas disruptive innovation can take years to deliver the kind of returns that large companies are seeking

Why Traditional Metrics like NPV, IRR and RONA Kill Innovation (+ Metrics To Focus On Instead)


“That which can be measured can be managed.” As such, 20th Century management science gave us a number of metrics to monitor the performance of a business venture, including return on investment (ROI), net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR

How to Optimise your Return on Failure (RoF)


If you’re not willing to fail, then you will only ever embark upon safe, incremental improvements, where you have all the answers and therefore can’t fail

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.