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Innovation Assessment: Is Your Company Lagging Behind?

Moves the Needle

Transforming your organization such that it is continuously innovating -- continuously looking for ways to improve existing products, finding new growth opportunities or reinventing the future -- is a long, difficult journey. Like all business initiatives, enterprise transformation should be driven by a company’s vision and corporate strategy. To complete the journey, people must know where they’re going, why they’re going there, and how they’re going to get there.

How to Create Clarity of Purpose in an Innovative Environment

IdeaScale

Innovation is sometimes at odds with what many managers want, which is to improve the efficiency with which current processes operate. Innovation takes a different approach than finding efficiency improvements. While innovation can and should improve efficiency, it often steps outside “how it’s done” to develop new ways of thinking and doing. When a company or other organization has a clear purpose, it’s easier to accept innovation.

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How not to fall in love with your prototype

Board of Innovation

Prototypes are disposable. Build it just good enough to learn, frame and test user behaviours, and move on. Here's what most people get wrong about prototyping, and our advice and tips on how to get it right. The post How not to fall in love with your prototype appeared first on Board of Innovation. Expertise design thinking prototyping tools rapid prototyping

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3 TED Talks That Anyone Working in Transportation Innovation Needs to Watch

Rocketspace

2018 was a bumper year for mobility technology and for transportation.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

IBM Is Building A Network To Drive The Future Of Quantum Computing

Digital Tonto

In the quantum era, collaboration is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage. Related posts: The Very Strange—And Fascinating— Ideas Behind Quantum Computing. Here’s What Our Quantum Future. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation New Era of Innovation Quantum Computing

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10 Continuous Improvement Questions to Ask in Every Interview

Kainexus

Companies dedicated to the practice of continuous improvement invest a lot of time and resources into training their employees and creating a culture centered around positive change.

Design Innovation – The Fender Stratocaster

Innovation Excellence

Real world product and service design brings together form and function in ways that emphasise product/service features so that they convert to real and perceived customer benefits. There is often a great deal of redundancy in the design process. For example, one of the key weaknesses of early electric guitars was the fact that the. Creativity Innovation Product Innovation Fender Stratocaster

How Minimising Distractions Can Supercharge Your Productivity at Work

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. Starting up and successfully running your own business inevitably requires a lot of hard work, a lot of persistence, and a whole lot of attention to detail.

How Do I Know When I’m Done with Customer Discovery?

Grasshopper Herder

Is the customer discovery process one of your pain points? Find out how many interviews you should do, how often, and how to process the information quickly so you can move on to your build in no time. The post How Do I Know When I’m Done with Customer Discovery? appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup User Experience & Research Customer Segmentation & Personas Generative Market Research Hypothesis Driven Development lean startup

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

What Are The Benefits Of A Merger?

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. The terms ‘acquisition’ and ‘merger’ are frequently expressed in the same breath, as though they mean the same thing. However, there is a clear difference between the two. A merger is when two companies agree to move forward as one company.

Shifting Focus of Innovation – From Efficiency to Effectiveness

Rmukesh Gupta

The past couple of decades all innovation efforts and application of technology has been in an effort to increase the efficiency of people working in organisations. This could be done by automation and helping people work more productively, still working on what they were already working on. I believe that the future application of technology and human ingenuity would be to increase the effectiveness of people and machines.

Using Mobile Apps to Transform Business Processes

Daniel Burrus

As our need for just-in-time information flourishes, our reliance on traditional technological processes has decreased significantly. The shift from personal computers to mobile devices has picked up now more than ever. It is difficult to determine whether stationary computers will vanish into obscurity; however, there is no doubt that mobile devices are here to stay. Our reliance on these ingenious pieces of technology is overwhelming.

What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

If you enjoy organization tips, you’ve probably heard of her. If not, pay attention to that name: Marie Kondo. She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! Cover image credit: Marie Kondo: @konmarimethod / Facebook. If you enjoy organization tips, you’ve probably heard of her. If not, pay attention to that name: Marie Kondo. She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! That’s right.

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Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Jive Blog: A Central Hub Is the Key to Collaboration with Office 365

AureaWorks

Over on the Jive Blog, we recently shared a post about bringing order to the chaos of all the documents and conversations swirling around various Office 365 tools. Feel free to check it out and share your thoughts: How to Achieve Better Collaboration with Office 365 | Jive

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Insights from AI-enabled Tech Foresight Summit

ITONICS

Did you miss the AI-enabled Tech Foresight Summit on February 20 in Berlin?