Wed.Jan 22, 2020

Recognizing different innovating capabilities to develop and grow

Paul Hobcraft

A firm’s ordinary capabilities are the ones that enable us to perform efficiently and effectively, those essential routines and practices that often require having a high level of technical need supporting these activities.

Identifying the Value of Crowdsourcing: A Talk with Dr. Zoe Szajnfarber

IdeaScale

Digitization is a game-changer across all industries, affecting companies large and small. Traditional approaches to creating innovation strategies are no longer providing effective solutions. Instead, companies are adopting a way of solving problems known as open innovation.

Innovation Differentiators: Information and Implementation

InnovationManagement

What separates the great innovators from the industry laggards? What empowers long-standing hierarchical organizations like LEGO to make big, creative bets that pay off (like the LEGO Movie) while other once-great brands like Tower Records, Pan Am, or Pets.com have all gone away?

Innovation Building Block #3: Discovery, exploration and novelty

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a series of posts about what I consider to be the fundamental building blocks of innovation. The building blocks I'm writing about are core to doing innovation well over a period of time. The first building block I wrote about was creating a bias for innovation in your culture. The second was on gaining the context for innovation - identifying an emerging opportunity or a problem.

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!

Don’t Make a New Year’s Resolution. Create a Start-Stop-Continue Plan Instead.

Innovation Excellence

Real change requires more than just doing something new. It also involves stopping what doesn’t work and continuing what’s already working well. When I work with leaders and organizations looking to create change and innovate, I always tell them the same thing: strategy is as much about what you don’t do, as it is about what you decide to do. It’s natural to look for. Innovation Management Strategy Business Strategy Goal setting

Digital Disruption: A Multi-Generational Mindset

Daniel Burrus

Being anticipatory is a multifaceted offense in a world of rapid digital disruption.

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The Value of Running Innovation Workshops – ignite creativity around any business challenge

The Future Shapers

Innovation workshops are a good way to get the creative juices flowing in an organisation. It is however not a one size fit all solution and some serious thought must go into the aim, as well as expected outcomes. When executed well, a targeted innovation workshop can be the missing link to get you back on the right track. In this thought piece Douglas Ferguson unpacks the value of running innovation workshops and explains where to start.

Essential elements to consider when creating a website for your business

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. If you’re running a business in 2020 then having a website is essential. Not all websites are created equal, and ensuring yours is designed in a way that works in harmony with your business is crucial.

ANYONE HERE FROM CLEVELAND?

Idea Champions

If so, you are invited to register for my storytelling workshop, sponsored by the Institute for Management Studies, in your fair city, on June 10th. Click here for the particulars. My bio. Storytelling at Work. Storytelling for the Revolution

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Leslie Field updates Ice911 research at World Economic Forum in Davos

Xinova

Ice911 Research to Begin Testing its Climate Restoration Solution on Sea Ice Ice911 was founded to to slow polar ice melt–a critical lever for global warming–by deploying sun-reflecting silica microsphere technology on polar ice.

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.

IDEATION 2020: Online, Just-In-Time Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

In honor of the year 2020 and the classic meme it represents (i.e. clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the impact of their brainstorming sessions.