Mon.Jul 08, 2019

Cognitive Bias is an Innovation Killer

Innovation Excellence

I recently wrote about Cognitive Diversity, and today I reflect on Cognitive Bias, the other side of the same coin. I think (subconsciously biased) therefore I am (subconsciously biased). Psychologists generally agree that 90% of our decision making is driven by the subconscious.

The Three Roles You Need to Have on Your Innovation Team


No matter the decade in which you grew up, the future promised one thing: flying cars. And yet generation after generation has been disappointed as our technological progress that has given us everything from angry birds to nanotechnology, but… still no Bladerunner vehicles.

Creating Innovation Spaces

Innovation Excellence

If you’re in the innovation game you probably ought to meet Madame de Geoffrin. Anyone working at the fuzzy front end or trying to find ways to ‘get out of the box’ could probably benefit from a few minutes of her time. She has a wealth of experience around how to enable this sort of. Innovation

Innovation-Led Transformation: delivering the next, now

Idea to Value

Everyone knows instinctively that innovation feels risky, especially compared to large, established transformation projects (like IT implementations or operational restructuring). Yet how risky is innovation actually?

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.

Innovation Labs Should Not Be A Home For Homeless Ideas


In a bid to avoid the stifling bureaucracy within their company, intrapreneurs often create innovation labs that are separate units from the main organization.

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About Innovation and Crazy Loonshots

The Future Shapers

A loonshot refers to an idea or project that most scientific or business leaders think won’t work, or if it does, they think it won’t matter as it probably won’t make money. Loonshot ideas substantially challenge conventional wisdom and it is essential for business survival.

5 Tips for Legacy Modernization Through Integration


A majority of the IT services spend today goes towards keeping the lights on- maintaining existing enterprise applications, keeping systems in shape, and taking care of software that is critical to the business- no matter how obsolete they get.

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Innovation Labs Should Not Be A Home For Homeless Ideas


In a bid to avoid the stifling bureaucracy within their company, intrapreneurs often create innovation labs that are separate units from the main organization.

Advice on Ecosystem Development & Co-Creation

Innovation Leader

Andy Michuda of Sopheon, Shannon Lucas of Ericsson, and Michael Britt of Southern company explore best practices for ecosystem development. Get advice here

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.

Is Your Law Firm Attracting the Right Clients?

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Running a law firm is full of highs and lows on a daily basis. You have several clients to keep happy and you are always looking for ways to attract new people into your office.

Who do European companies innovate with?


The current environment of disruption requires companies to be in constant transformation if they are to avoid being left behind, and to set themselves apart from the competition. In this race, an increasing number of companies choose to open themselves up to collaboration from external actors.

Stock Management – Considerations For You

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. When you are selling a physical product, there is nothing worse than running out – because you simply didn’t keep a better eye on it. What is worse than that?

Innovation spotlight: Is ServiceNow 2018’s most innovative company?

Idea Drop

The world is full of innovation. From the pencil in your hand to the company you work for, everything has a story that can give you insight into history’s moments of invention. This is the message that we want to send you; innovation isn’t rare – it’s the very essence of our modern lives. Our […]. The post Innovation spotlight: Is ServiceNow 2018’s most innovative company? appeared first on Idea Drop | Idea Management Software. Innovation Management

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Practical Ways To Improve Your Website’s Marketing Potential

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post-. Other than yourself (and your marketing team if you are fortunate to have one) your website is your businesses greatest marketing tool. It gives you a digital presence ; a virtual window for potential customers to peer into and hopefully buy from you.

Is it possible to disrupt a cow?


Technology can save the climate, but we will have to think beyond the bun. By: Seth Miller Managing Director, Xinova Innovation Services Group The first, most critical fact to recognize about our food system is that it’s solar powered.

Telltale Signs Of Unhappy Customers

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. An unhappy customer is one way to undo your hard work. All it takes is a series of unfortunate mistakes, and they will bounce to a competitor without a second glance.

Tiger and Federer, and the Case for Generalists

Michael Roberto

Source: Bleacher Report David Epstein has published a terrific new book titled, "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World." He makes the case for not specializing too early in life, but instead, taking advantage of a period of sampling and discovery.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Hiring Etiquette for Employers

Michael Roberto

Source: We've all heard the usual advice for job seekers as they prepare for interviews: prepare thoroughly, be punctual, ask good questions, follow up promptly with a thank you note, etc. How about for employers?