Tue.Aug 28, 2018

9 Diversity Dimensions That Increase Innovation, and One Reason They May Not

Innovation Excellence

Human resource departments tout diversity, because a diverse company will better represent all of its customers. But how does diversity help creativity? What are the important factors we typically forget?

The Type of Game That Kills Creativity and Innovation

Stephen Shapiro

There are two types of games. One kills creativity and the other is for kids… Business is serious. Right? But what if we could game playing to enhance our businesses? Games can be a useful tool for enhancing creativity. They make work more fun, they reduce stress, and they get people in action.

David Ogilvy on Big Ideas, Creativity And Selling

Rmukesh Gupta

Here is a video where one of the best minds when it comes to running some of the most prolific marketing campaigns shares his thoughts about how he approached his work.

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10 Inspiring Innovation Podcasts

IdeaScale

If you’re like us, you love podcasts! You look to them for information on trends, emerging technologies, psychology studies, and more. How I Built This. What It Is: Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Innovation the Hybrid Way

The Future Shapers

It used to be that companies looking for substantial growth could comfortably rely on one or two dominant innovation frameworks to guide their work, such as the stage-gate process. But in the last two decades several new frameworks have emerged. Blue Ocean Strategy, Lean Startup, Jobs-to-be-done Theory, Design Thinking, and Agile have become increasingly popular. All offer useful insights, but how can executives decide among them in seeking strategies for growth and innovation?

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August Product Update

HunchBuzz

Innovation communities thrive when people are engaged and collbaoration is the key to making the HunchBuzz flywheel turn. Every month we strive to create new features to make HunchBuzz more user friendly - and a compelling place to return to contribute ideas and evaluate others' ideas. Here's the updates for August: General Usability. Achievements. Sharpen your competitive edge with HunchBuzz achievements!

Leadership Effectiveness – Questions to Ask of Ourselves

Rmukesh Gupta

As leaders, the way we behave when we are alone or amongst a group is always noticed by everyone around and has an impact whether we like it or not and whether it is intentional or not. So, it is better to be intentional about the kind of impact that we want to have rather than leave that to chance.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive . Thursday, September 13, 2018, The Keith House, Chicago. Master Innovation Trainer: Gregg Fraley. Register Now: gregg@greggfraley.com. Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation.

Learning Something New. Without Forgetting the Old

Michael Roberto

Kristin Wilson and Scott Rockart have published an intriguing paper titled, "Learning in Cycles." In this article, the scholars examine how firms learn and adapt over the course of business cycles. They examine a critical challenge that organizations face as they encounter cycles. Firms must learn and apply new lessons and skills at different points in a business cycle, but they must not forget old lessons and capabilities. as they may need them again in the future as the cycle changes once more.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.