Wed.Aug 12, 2020

How One Innovation Leader Grew His Team During COVID-19

Innovation Leader

One innovator from Stanley Black & Decker shares insights on how COVID-19 has impacted his innovation strategy in 2020 and how his team has managed to secure key wins during the pandemic

Socially Responsible Innovation Part One: For-Profit Companies


Corporations have struggled with the balance between profit and the greater good since the beginning of capitalism. Some argue that corporations have no obligation to anyone other than their shareholders, while others argue that social impacts can limit the long-term viability of the corporation, making social responsibility a core tenant of corporate responsibility. Socially responsible … Continued.

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Taking The Guesswork Out of Innovation


To manage an innovation portfolio and make the right investment decisions, you need metrics to measure progress of projects in your portfolio. But many organisations we work with fall into the trap of using execution metrics on innovation projects. We believe innovation needs its own metrics. In innovation, the main task is not to measure if you are on time and on budget, which are key metrics in an execution project.

Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma


Inclusivity, sustainability and collaboration are the foundations of Almaroma, the latest partner to join Exago’s growing global network. The post Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration inclusivity innovation partnership sustainability

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!

How to Increase Productivity by 500% and Boost Innovation


Flow has been defined as a mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus

Examples to create value in the circular economy (Cases)

Board of Innovation

Have a look at different ways to create value in the circular economy. The examples shown are based on our own client cases. The post Examples to create value in the circular economy (Cases) appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Circular economy Business design Inspiration

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Anticipatory Leaders and Accelerated Hard Trends

Daniel Burrus

The predictability of disruption as an innovation accelerator is a central component of the Anticipatory Organization Model , focusing closely on how Anticipatory Organizations and Anticipatory Leaders can look at disruption and see enormous opportunities. The untimely situation we have been facing with COVID-19 is no exception. Not only has every industry been touched by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, every country has.

Remote Innovation – A Method to use over Zoom


Paul Sloane discusses ways to collaborate remotely over Zoom, drawing on inspiration from the musical duo The Postal Service, in this new article. The post Remote Innovation – A Method to use over Zoom appeared first on InnovationManagement. Collaborative Innovation Collaboration postal service remote collaboration zoom

#1,854 – PrintPod

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

You may feel like the quarantine is stifling your creativity but that doesn’t have to be the case. For instance, you could cover a wall of your apartment with doodles like this artist recently did. Or you could pick up a PrintPod and start writing on any surface. Literally, any surface you can think of. Technabob sums it up best: “Normally, printers are designed to print on flat sheets of paper.

Employee Spotlight: Shelley Hershberger


Meet Shelley Hershberger! With five years of service at Brunner, Hershberger is the Finance Operations Manager. She has diverse work experiences ranging from teenage McDonald’s years to WTAE. From Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Hershberger attended college at Seton Hill University and Saint Vincent College. Q: What were some of your high school hobbies? A: Home economics club, chorus, softball and Girl Scouts. Q: Tell us one high school fun fact.

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.

Modern Intranets Enable A Central Information Hub. Here’s How


Modern Intranets Enable A Central Information Hub. Here’s How. According to a report featured by the TechRepublic, an average employee switches between 35 job-critical applications more than 1,100 times every day. And an IDC report says that knowledge workers spend an average of 2.5 hours every week finding the information they need within their enterprises. […]. The post Modern Intranets Enable A Central Information Hub. Here’s How appeared first on Acuvate.

Designing for E-commerce User-Experience in Complex Scenarios

The Future Shapers

A focus on the customer and the user-experience has become paramount in the digital age, and it needs to consider issues like trust, mobility, effective application and quality, amongst many other things. The role of good e-commerce is making all the difference in how consumers feel about purchasing in non-physical settings. The post Designing for E-commerce User-Experience in Complex Scenarios appeared first on The Future Shapers. Agility Design Thinking Communication

Mergers and consolidations: concepts to embrace NOW

Focused Momentum

This article is part of our Strategic Thinking During a Pandemic series. Last week I was invited to participate in a panel on how to support the nonprofit sector through the pandemic. We have worked in both the nonprofit and commercial sectors since founding Focused Momentum in 1999, so I thought I had a reasonably good understanding of how to approach this topic.

#1,853 – AeroNabs

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

It seems like, at least here in America, that we’ve pretty much given up all hope of suppressing the coronavirus, resigned to the fact that we’re just going to have to wait until a vaccine is ready. But it could be months or maybe even years before we have a vaccine fully ready and even then there’s no guarantee that it will work for everybody 100% of the time. So, what other recourse do we have?! Well, we may soon have a different option at our disposal.


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.

What You Don’t Have

Mike Shipulski

If you have more features, I will beat you with fewer. If you have a broad product line, I will beat you with my singular product. If your solution is big, mine will beat you with small. If you sell across the globe, I will sell only in the most important market and beat you. If you sell to many customers, I will provide a better service to your best customer and beat you. If your new projects must generate $10 million per year, I will beat you with $1 million projects.

#1,855 – Emrod

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I’ve long been fascinated by Nikola Tesla and in particular his idea for wireless power towers called Tesla Towers that could beam electricity from one area to the next without the need for any wires. In my original book of ideas, that I started writing over 10 years ago, I even made a list of possible locations for Tesla Towers even if I did doubt whether or not the feat could ever be pulled off. So suffice it to say, I was very excited to hear about what Emrod has planned.

Social intelligence tools allow for deeper analysis of consumer behavior.


Social listening is widely accepted in the world of business as a way for companies to connect with their target audience and find out what that audience thinks about a given product, campaign or initiative.

Why Don't My Employees Trust Me?

Michael Roberto

Sourrce: Pixabay Cara Brennan Allamano, senior vice president at Udemy, recently shared results from her firm's survey of 1,000 workers across the country.


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