Wed.Feb 15, 2017

Innovators will win with seamless experiences

OVO Innovation

I've written before, both on this blog and on the blog I share with Paul Hobcraft about platforms and ecosystems about the need for seamless experiences. Innovators often create technologies or products, which have interesting capabilities or features, but rarely do they think through the actual use of the products and understand how they fit in with other products, services, infrastructure, channels and data that exist in a customer's life.

The New Game Or Is It? Asset Orchestration

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent post over on a dedicated website for discussing ecosystems and platforms, I was discussing the differences between Amazon and Alibaba. I quote “I’d say Amazon are “ asset heavy ” whereas Alibaba remains “asset light”.

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A step-by-step guide to defining your innovation challenges

Exago

How exactly can you establish and structure your innovation challenges? We give you a hand with our Idea System Launch. The post A step-by-step guide to defining your innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges experience innovation-tips

Effective Co-Creation - A Guide to Open Innovation Programs

Hype

Open Innovation is a challenging task for any company. Yet it yields great opportunities, and in this new world of digital transformation and rapid change in traditional markets, it's an approach CINOs have to consider.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

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The Catalyst Network: Expanding the Reach and Impact of your Innovation Team

InnovationManagement

To amplify your company's presence and scale your influence, innovation teams need to harness informal networks and not simply rely on formal structures to create a thriving innovation eco-system.

Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

Rmukesh Gupta

Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta. Do we still need policies. I do a lot of travel as part of my work and one of the side-effects of this kind of travel is for us to submit our expenses to get the expenses reimbursed. One of these expense request got rejected with the reason that this is not according to policy and if I need to get the same approved, I need an approval from my CFO as an exception approval.

Experiments in Talent Retention

Innovation Excellence

A fallacy about organizational management prevents many firms from getting the best out of their best people: the notion that everyone who excels in their jobs will eventually become managers, directors, etc.

Full Circle Innovation

Mike Shipulski

It’s not enough to sell things to customers, because selling things is transactional and, over time, transactional selling deteriorates into selling on price. And selling on price is a race to the bottom.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

Lean Philosophy with Fredrik Fjellstedt

IdeaHunt

What is Lean Philosophy An Interview with Fredrik Fjellstedt A corporate growth philosophy once again beginning to evolve around the concept of “lean”, characterized by lean.org as “masximizing customer value while minimizing waste”. It sounds simple right? We caught up with lean philosophy expert Fredrik Fjellstedt to talk about his take on Lean Philosophy […]. Community Corporate Innovation Interviews

Leaders Look for Symbolism

InnovationManagement

Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, recalls how HP’s turnaround back in 2011 began with a return to the company’s founding corporate values and business objectives. She also discusses how leaders can take advantage of certain opportunities to carry out actions that can convey a symbolic message throughout an organization and get people’s attention.

3 Reasons Why Sustainability & Innovation are Related

IdeaScale

IdeaScale cares a great deal about helping people build sustainable business practices. Certainly we believe in sustainable businesses, because they work to minimize any negative impact on their environment when it comes to community, society, the economy, or planet.

Einstein on the Imagination

Idea Champions

More Einstein quotes. Unlock the imagination of your workforce. Idea Champions. Thanks to Jesse Ditkoff for the design

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Comment on Three Innovation Distinctions (Part 3): Diversity not Homogeneity by Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Matter for Any Growing Business

Stephen Shapiro

[…] of innovations that will grow your business. As bestselling author and business innovation expert Stephen Shapiro explains it, diversity is a catalyst for new ideas. “Diversity can create incredible value […