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Keep the Ball Rolling: 5 Continuous Improvement Methods for Long-Term Business Success

Qmarkets

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An Openly Innovative Attitude.

100%Open

As a “newbie” to the innovation sector, I have to admit I had some help from the jargon buster. I’ve also come to understand that open innovation is no longer a novelty concept, rather a part of the culture at the heart of many companies, including Carlsberg , Argos , and Oxfam. This openness is helping them challenge conservative approaches thus, stand out from their competitors.

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How Culture Change Works: 3 Lessons

BrainZooming

Brainzooming participated in a new business presentation with a group of other companies. We were proposing a change initiative for a multi-agency department within a city government. As our in-person presentation drew to a close, the review team asked about each of our experiences with comparable culture changes. My answer, rather than detailing the specifics of a particular initiative, focused on important lessons I learned during a significant change in organizational culture.

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Productivity Leads to Happiness

Tullio Siragusa

Productivity Leads to Happiness. hap·pi·ness /?hap?n?s/ n oun ?—?the state of being happy. Synonyms: contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness gladness, delight, good spirits, high spirits, light heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity.

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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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Actor-Oriented Organizing for the Digital Age

IdeaSpies

Digital technologies are transforming the global economy. In his pioneering book Being Digital (1995), technology futurist Nicholas Negroponte described how the old industrial economy would be eaten away by a new digital economy. Moreover, digital technologies make it possible for members of an organization to self-organize and thereby avoid the delays, distortions, and other damaging effects of hierarchically organized systems.

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May the 4th Industrial Revolution be with You – Part 2: You can Check Out Any Time You like but You can Never Leave

InnovationManagement

This is the second in a series of articles that explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on how we are living our lives today and how we should go about earning a living in the years to come. The post May the 4th Industrial Revolution be with You – Part 2: You can Check Out Any Time You like but You can Never Leave appeared first on Innovation Management.

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What does good REALLY look like?

Innovation Excellence

Manchester, 1955. The table tennis club has four tables. Beginners start at Table Four, down on the right. If you win, you move left. At Table One, the winner stays on.

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Average company lifespan has shrunk to 10 years – Don’t be average!

Innovation 360 Group

Business Rescue: Part I. Everything is an S-Curve. Even you and even your company. Everything that grows and develops over time (Including businesses) follows a predictable pattern: The classic S-Curve model. It’s means you’re born; you grow, you slow down as you mature, and then you fade out permanently. This trajectory is true of people, organizations, cities, countries, civilizations – everything.

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Productivity Leads to Happiness

Tullio Siragusa

Productivity Leads to Happiness. hap·pi·ness /?hap?n?s/ n oun ?—?the state of being happy. Synonyms: contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness gladness, delight, good spirits, high spirits, light heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity.

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Intel Has Figured Out How To Compute In 3 Dimensions And It Could Put The Company Back On Top

Innovation Excellence

In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper, which predicted that the number of transistors on a computer chip would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent that today it is commonly known as Moore’s Law and has driven.

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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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#1,508 – Black Mirror Week: Personal AI Avatars

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The current season (if you can even call three episodes a season) of Black Mirror features an episode starring Miley Cyrus in which a young pop star is forced into a coma so that her manager can replace her with a digital avatar that can go on tour 24/7 without ever needing a break. And like most episodes of Black Mirror it’s an eerily realistic look at a future that’s just around the corner as we may soon have our very own versions of personal digital avatars that influence almost every as

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14 LGBTQ+ Innovators, Inventors and Scientists who changed the world

Idea to Value

This month is Pride Month, during which time the LGBTQ community comes out in force to celebrate their identity. I wanted to write an article celebrating the works of the most influential gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual innovators, inventors and scientists throughout history. However, there was a problem. There are just not many lists of famous homosexuals in these fields.

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Amazon Didn't Kill JCPenney. This Did.

Econic

There are a few companies whose decline seems more inevitable than JCPenney. Malls are dying… Department stores are dying… Amazon owns the retail marketplace. There's just no place for a company like JCPenney or any department store in the new economy. That's the story I believed.until I dug deeper. Looking at the stock price of JCPenney, they peaked in 2007 right before the recession, then like all other department stores started to decline.

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HR 4.0: how technology is transforming people management

mjvinnovation

Have you heard of HR 4.0? Well, know that this concept has been gaining more and more force all over the world, going through organizations from the most varied markets. Keep reading to understand in depth! What HR 4.0 is. The concept of HR 4.0 is closely linked to the so-called Industry 4.0, or to the fourth major industrial revolution. If Industry 4.0 represents a major transformation in the way companies approach manufacturing, it is also true that this move has reduced human resource require

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and guest speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Amazon Didn’t Kill JCPenney. This Did.

Econic

There are a few companies whose decline seems more inevitable than JCPenney. Malls are vanishing… Department stores are dying… Amazon owns the retail marketplace… There’s just no place for a company like JCPenney or any department store in the new economy. That’s the story I believed… until I dug deeper. Looking at the stock price of JCPenney, they peaked in 2007 right before the recession, then, like all other department stores, started to decline.

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Innovation Project Scorecard: Evidence Trumps Opinion

Strategyzer Innovation

The focus should not just be on products and services when running experiments to test new business ideas. Our focus should be on assessing if we are making progress from our initial idea to a profitable business. Teams need to show hard evidence that a market exists and customers are interested (i.e. desirability), that the required infrastructure can be built and managed (i.e. feasibility), and evidence that the projected revenues and profits are not a fantasy (i.e. viability).

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