Tue.Mar 28, 2023

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Developing an Effective Innovation Process: Benefits, Steps & Secrets for Success 

Qmarkets

Establishing the right innovation process to deliver on your enterprise company-wide strategy can be a real challenge, but it is crucial to the success of any innovation program. You need to make sure you’re leveraging the right resources and audiences as impactfully and efficiently as possible in order to move the right solutions forward. If this sounds scary, don’t worry!

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How Individuals Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change

Business and Tech

Lauren Singer is an environmental activist, author, investor, and influencer, whose Instagram page ( @trashisfortossers ) has about 350k followers. We asked her about the most exciting developments in sustainability, and what individuals can do to make a difference. Lauren Singer Environmental activist, author, investor, influencer — @trashisfortossers “Doing little things in our everyday lives can significantly reduce the amount of methane we’re generating.” What does sustaina

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Exploring the Different Partner Programs in a Partner Ecosystem

HYPE Innovation

As markets expand and customers’ requirements grow rapidly, businesses need to be ready to meet their clients’ changing needs. While coming up with solutions themselves is one approach, partnering with other companies in their partner ecosystem may prove more effective than developing a new offering from scratch on your own, which can be time-consuming and expensive.

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How Household Product Businesses Are Embracing Sustainability to Support Our Planet

Business and Tech

Trying to live a sustainable lifestyle? Molly R. Blessing, director of sustainability for the Household & Commercial Products Association, talks about finding the right products to clean, protect, maintain, and disinfect your home and workplace without harming the planet. What’s the role of household products in fighting climate change? A challenge as big as climate change needs collective action from all sectors, organizations, and people to tackle it.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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What working moms want, how employers can provide it, and why they should

Christensen Institute

March is Women’s History month, and as the month draws to a close, it seems appropriate to highlight a piece of our history and current reality that won’t be soon forgotten—at least not by those who lived through it. I’m talking about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on working mothers, both in the years of lockdown and in the aftermath of those events.

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What do product people do?

Sopheon

As innovation becomes a source of competitive advantage for companies, new roles and titles keep emerging. There was a time when project managers were the ninjas who got things done, on time and within budget. Next came the era of product managers who balanced customer needs with larger business objectives to create the market success of products. Now, we are entering an age where it’s not just product managers – but a larger group of product people – who are responsible for innovation and corpo

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Tiered Huddles: Structured Communication in Healthcare

Kainexus

Effective leadership in healthcare organizations requires open lines of communication between caregivers working directly with patients and hospital administrators who seek to protect the interests of all stakeholders. In addition, operationally excellent healthcare organizations engage in nimble, data-driven decision-making and foster a culture of respect and value.

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Three Steps To Professionalize Innovation With ISO 56001 Certification Standard

PlanBox Innovation

This article originally appeared on Forbes. Most executives continue to say innovation is extremely important, but a majority of them remain dissatisfied with their innovation performance. ISO 56001, the upcoming requirements standard for innovation management, is just around the corner, and it has the potential to revolutionize how innovation has been managed for the past 20 years.

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Remove Boredom and Frustration from Your Customer Journey

Harvard Business Review

Too many companies prioritize efficiency over the customer experience.

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Humans, Not Technology, Drive Business Success

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Silicon Valley is often known as a cut-throat, technocratic place where the efficiency of algorithms often define success. Competition is ferocious and the pace of disruption and change can be dizzying. It’s not the type of environment where soft skills are valued particularly highly or even at all.

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How Mature Companies Are Scaling Transformational New Businesses

Scaling transformational innovations in large companies is challenging due to ‘Company Fit’ issues, which arise when the resources, processes, and priorities (RPPs) of the core business are not aligned with the needs of the new business. Many companies have learned how ambidexterity—the ability to both ‘exploit the present and explore the future,’ can help them address these issues for ideation and incubation of new innovations, but scaling transformative business innovations remains a challenge

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5 Ways to Boost Creativity on Your Team

Harvard Business Review

The way we work today often stifles creativity. But it doesn’t have to.

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8 Features to Stay Updated on Trend & Tech Developments | ITONICS

ITONICS

If you're not keeping up with the latest developments, it’s likely your competitors are. Being up to date on developments helps you stay ahead of the competition and ensure that your products or services are relevant and cutting-edge.

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How to Tell If a Potential Employer Has a Burnout Culture

Harvard Business Review

Questions to ask — and red flags to look out for — in your next interview.

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Trust: Behaviors that Break or Make an Effective Leader

CMOE

One of the primary components of all effective relationships is trust. If you want to be a good leader with a strong team, nothing will get in your way more than a lack of trust between you and your employees. Perhaps you can recall or relate to the following scenario: You are assigned to a small team for a group project. While some team members are engaged and committed to success, others are clearly disinterested and shirk the work.

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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THINKING ABOUT WELL-BEING, RESILIENCE AND CREATIVITY DIFFERENTLY

ImagineNation

In our previous two blogs, we outlined the need, in our chaotic world of unknowns, to reclaim our focus and attention and take charge of our own minds. By reclaiming our focus, attention, intention, and awareness we develop a deeper understanding of the sources of our anxiety and distractions and how to self-manage them. Doing this effectively creates a safe space, to transform the power of our minds and hearts to connect with others, cultivate well-being, harness people’s collective genius, and

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How to Use OKRs and Roadmaps for Alignment and Goal Attainment

Planview

Discover how to use OKRs and roadmaps together to execute on strategy. Although these two tools can have a beautifully synergistic relationship, many organizations use them independently. Using OKRs and roadmaps together can help your enterprise unlock new levels of alignment, visibility, and success – connecting the what and why to the how and when.

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Value Stream Discovery – Part I

Moves the Needle

Value streams are all the activities an organization does to create value for customers and other stakeholders (usually within a specific product). “Lean” practitioners help you map your workflows, so you can see how to improve them while maintaining value creation. But what if the value isn’t there? Or you’re creating a new product? Or “innovating?

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Product Roadmap: A Vision for the future of Scouting

Wazoku

Innovation never stands still, and neither does our product. In these ‘Product Roadmap’ blogs, we provide updates, insights, and previews into what is coming up with the Wazoku platform. Building on the things discussed in our biannual Product Roadmap Webinars, here we go into depth about both new features and upgrades to existing capabilities.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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X’s Astro Teller on Managing Moonshot Innovation

Harvard Business Review

A conversation with Astro Teller on taking big swings and accepting the mess.

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3 Ways to Find Innovative Thinkers among Analytical People

BrainZooming

Brainzooming works with many industrial companies to strengthen and expand their new product development and process innovation initiatives.

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BMW’s Decarbonization Strategy: Sustainable for the Environment and the Bottom Line

Harvard Business Review

Can BMW convince stakeholders that its strategy is good for the environment and the company’s financial performance?

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32 Innovation Questions to Maximize Intriguing Conversations and Ideas

BrainZooming

We experience it all the time: executives generate ideas to fill the size of the innovation questions we ask.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.