Tue.Nov 20, 2018

7 Mistakes to Avoid when Measuring Innovation

InnovationManagement

Measuring innovation is one of the most ambiguous tasks when engaging in innovation management. Because of the complex nature of innovation, finding the right metrics is far from being simple. Enabling Factors Strategies

What Features Typify Innovative Research Networks?

The Future Shapers

It seems widely accepted that innovation today is a collaborative endeavor, with universities playing a significant part. For instance, a study published last year showed that approximately 80% of published papers had contributed to at least one patent. What’s more, most of these connections were outside of their core domain, so patents would be registered in a completely different domain to the research article, underlining the power of basic research in driving recombinative innovation.

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How Technology Changes Our Home in the Most Unexpected Ways

IdeaScale

Technology is constantly changing our lives. It improved our communication and transportation, it increased the pace of business and development, it’s changed government and our families. It has also impacted our home in the most unexpected ways.

How to Hire the Best Corporate Event Entertainment in London

Rocketspace

In a recent study published by Cvent Inc., an event technology supplier, 52 per cent of respondents say their event budgets have increased year over year, compared with 32 per cent reporting increases in the prior year. Additionally, some 21 per cent of event planners. Event Venue

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!

Getting the right question is half the battle

Jeffrey Phillips

I return once again to one of my favorite sayings, by Stephen Covey, who said (I'm paraphrasing): sharpen the saw before you start cutting the wood. It's a really simple thought - do the right things to prepare before you start a big task, but we lose sight of what adequate preparation looks like in so many activities. There are several reasons for this. First, many corporate activities are second nature. We know how to do them by heart, so preparation feels like wasted time.

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Harvesting Innovation from the Desert

Innovation Excellence

I had the opportunity to chair the recent Back End of Innovation 2018 conference in Phoenix, Arizona and I thought I would share some of my notes and takeaways from the event.

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The Novelty-Value Matrix

Innovation Excellence

There are many definitions of innovation. In my view, there is a qualitative and quantitative component that helps to determine whether something is innovative as defined by users. The qualitative component is newness i.e whether someone is new or is old done in a new way. The quantitative component is the multiple of user defined value. Innovation

Economic Development Teams Need Innovation Training

Gregg Fraley

Economic Development and the “Home Run” Complex. Amazon has finally made a decision about it’s new HQ.

The 3 Steps to Successful Marketing

The Human Factor

Image source. Contributed post –. Marketing is a much talked about concept that has many different branches and approaches, indeed there’s often so much information when it comes to marketing your business that it can be hard to know which way to turn.

Blending Big Data and Design Thinking Works Best

Michael Roberto

Bryant University Professor Lori Coakley and I have published a new article in the American Management Association Quarterly (Fall 2018 issue) titled, "The Human Center of Design Thinking."

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.