Tue.Jan 21, 2020

Exploring the Connection between Idea Management and Customer Experience


Managing the innovation process can help you improve customer experience with your brand.?. Delivering top customer experience is a main goal of companies across all industries. The key is standing out from the competition, but this isn’t always easy.

Prerequisites for successful innovation – What’s holding you back?

The Future Shapers

Every large enterprise has some form of innovation programme, but all grapple with the same fundamental contradiction: how do you create a culture that gives rise to unprecedented levels of creative innovation in an organisation operating at the scale and complexity of a modern multi-national?

Visiting The Intrapreneurs’ Factory

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Nicolas Bry, Orange Startups Studio Founder, about his new book The Intrapreneurs’ Factory. Nicolas entices Orange employees in engaging as intrapreneurs, bringing their idea to life within Orange business. Nicolas is equally a passionate expert for innovation labs exploring new business.

Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

Idea to Value

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line?

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 Build a Future-Proof Strategy

HYPE Innovation

The third in HYPE's series on the ten most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight, this post offers guidance, practical tips, and examples of how to build future-proof strategies.

Want to Upskill People? Start With Mindset First


One of the biggest challenges in the Next Economy is upskilling people. And as I’ve mentioned before, I believe people should be responsible for their own upskilling instead of depending on their employers for that.

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What if There Was a Red Carpet for Positive Change?


It’s that time of year when all of the celebrities get dressed to the nines and viewers at home sit back and root for the movies, shows, and stars they love best.

Change Management Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Today we’re going to cover change management strategies. We plan to dive deeper into this topic over the coming months, so this piece will serve as a foundation. By the time you finish reading this you’ll have: A clear definition of what a change management strategy means.

3 ways to create a culture of collaborative innovation


Organizations today can innovate more swiftly when they are open to internal talent, and the talent of all people they interact with, thus nurturing a culture of collaborative innovation.

Reclamation awards $75,000 for ideas that lower cost of continuous streamflow monitoring


The Bureau of Reclamation partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey for a prize competition seeking innovative ideas to significantly reduce the cost of continuous streamflow monitoring compared to current methods while also increasing the availability of streamflow data. Accurate and reliable records from continuous streamflow monitoring stations are vital to water resources planning, design, management [ ] In the News

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.

Avoiding Analysis Paralysis: When to Make a Decision

New Markets Advisors

I recently spoke with the newly appointed Head of Product for the innovation lab at a large financial services company. Given that she had… Continue reading on New Markets Insights ». product-development business jobs-to-be-done innovation strategy

Innovate, Adapt, Overcome: How to Beat a Recession with Idea Management & Continuous Improvement


In the precarious economic climate, a global recession is an ever-present danger. However, by developing an innovation strategy that anticipates a downturn, you can help your enterprise weather the storm and even uncover lucrative ways to gain a competitive edge.

How Einstein Would Solve a Problem If He Only Had an Hour

Idea Champions

Other Einstein quotes. Our half-day workshop on this. Idea Champions


Bold predictions on the connected future of healthcare innovation


In 2030 phones will reach out of hospitals and touch the lives of virtually everyone, leveraging mobile platforms, IoT, and AI by Eliot Baker The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting the notion of who and what can be monitored and managed—and from where, and for how long.

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.

How Do I Assess This Firm's Culture Before Taking a Job?

Michael Roberto

Source: SHRM Joann S. Lublin wrote a Wall Street Journal column last week about assessing the organizational culture of a firm at which you are considering taking a job. She offered five tips for how to identify warning signs that a culture might not be the right fit for you.

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