Mon.Oct 16, 2023

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The Creative Challenge of Changing Culture at IBM

IdeaScale

Excerpted from the book: Idea Stormers, How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs (Wiley Jossey-Bass) by Bryan Mattimore Facilitating Genuine Employee Involvement at IBM There is no tougher organizational challenge than changing a culture. Just ask any CEO or company president. Even the most powerful executive can feel surprisingly powerless when it comes to changing [.

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Managing a Project? Formalize Your Follow-Up Process.

Harvard Business Review

One of the biggest mistakes in project management is that simply telling someone to do something is enough for it to get done. In most cases, especially with longer and more complex projects, assigning work isn’t enough, explaining work isn’t enough, and even planning out work isn’t enough. Follow-up is the key to making sure the work actually gets done.

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Redefining Conflict Resolution: The Design Thinking Way

Tullio Siragusa

Redefining Conflict Resolution: The Design Thinking Way Business conflicts have been a staple challenge since the advent of commerce. However, the dynamics have evolved, particularly with the onset of digital industries and multicultural teams. As conflicts become more nuanced, leaders seek innovative methodologies for resolution. Among the most promising approaches is Design Thinking, traditionally associated with product design and user experience but increasingly recognized for its potential

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Evaluating ROI on Your Company’s Learning and Development Initiatives

Harvard Business Review

Historically, the challenge with implementing learning and development programs has been the difficulty in quantifying the impacts on organizational performance. Leaders can use an approach called balanced benchmarking, borrowed from operations management, to conduct a needs assessment and apply training where it can be most effective. The author explains how this approach was applied at a firm in the legal services industry and offers five strategies for implementation.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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What Pundits Always Get Wrong About the Future

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Peter Thiel likes to point out that we wanted flying cars, but got 140 characters instead. He’s only partly right. For decades futuristic visions showed everyday families zipping around in flying cars and it’s true that even today we’re still stuck on the ground.

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Research: Flexible Work Is Having a Mixed Impact on Employee Well-Being and Productivity

Harvard Business Review

According to Gallup research, workers around the world who are working in hybrid or remote roles say they experience more stress and anger than their colleagues who work onsite full-time. At the same time, these remote and hybrid employees say they’re consistently more engaged than full-time onsite workers. This presents a complicated challenge for company leaders: Full flexibility means employee well-being might be in jeopardy.

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4 Forces That Are Fundamentally Changing How We Work

Harvard Business Review

We’re experiencing a seismic transformation in the way we work — an evolution shaped by technological advancements and changing societal norms. In this next phase, work will be defined by its adaptability, technological integration, flexibility, and collaborative spirit. Moreover, it will take a holistic view, considering not just productivity, but also the well-being of individuals and the broader societal impact of the work we’re doing.

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Innovation or Not – Liquid Trees

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Art Inteligencia Innovation has become the driving force behind progress in today’s world. From cutting-edge technologies to groundbreaking scientific discoveries, we are continuously witnessing the power of human ingenuity. However, amidst all the revolutionary advancements, it is essential to question what truly defines innovation.

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Unlocking the Future of Value Stream Management: 5 Key Insights from VSMC’s 2023 Report

Planview

The Value Stream Management Consortium (VSMC) has become, over the past three years, a pivotal entity in championing the principles and practices of Value Stream Management. Their insights, drawn from a diverse pool of survey respondents, provide a comprehensive view of the VSM landscape. The State of Value Stream Management Report 2023 , in particular, stands out due to its inclusivity, drawing data from respondents across various organizational sizes, ranging from nimble startups with 1-99 emp

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Let’s Talk About Our Failures

Harvard Business Review

When you feel like you have only yourself to blame, listen to this.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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Agile in Product Development: Beyond Software to Tangible Products

helloFUTURE

The Agile methodology, with its roots deeply embedded in software development, has become synonymous with adaptability, responsiveness, and continuous improvement. But in today’s fast-paced world of innovation, can these principles be applied effectively outside of software, especially in the realm of tangible product development? The answer is a resounding “yes.

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How Do I More Effectively Build Stakeholder Alignment?

Harvard Business Review

A senior leader must learn how to gain trust with his stakeholders.

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Building Innovation Ecosystems need to be connected.

Paul Hobcraft

During this week, commencing 15th October 2023, I am discussing and explaining a framework for building innovation ecosystems on my ecosystem4innovators.com posting site. I have been exploring for some time a transformative concept to move innovation into the world of ecosystems. I outlined my proposed framework in an extended series of posts here on this posting site, summarized after a series of detailed descriptors in this post of “ The building out of the Composable Innovation Enterpri

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Webinar: Accelerating the adoption of solar energy in Nigeria: A market-creation strategy

Christensen Institute

More than 92 million Nigerians don’t have access to electricity, and most who do have access experience unreliable and intermittent electricity at best. For decades, Nigeria has invested billions of dollars in improving access to power. Yet much of the country remains dark. Solar energy has the potential to transform the country’s energy sector. So, why has Nigeria’s solar market not grown faster—and how can it be accelerated?

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.