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Improving Business Security In Uncertain Times

The Human Factor

source. It’s important to note that improving business security is always important. You sit on value, and that value must be protected. Of course, business security is also important when considering the value of your employees and their dignity. Securing your parking area is just as important as locking your doors.

Podcast S4E73: Robert Lowe – How LEGO invests in new innovations and partnerships

Idea to Value

?. In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Rob Lowe, head of Value Creation and Marketing at LEGO Ventures. We speak about what innovation and creativity mean at Lego, and how they look for partners to invest in. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:00 – What is LEGO Ventures and its purpose: Play can be a great basis of learning. 00:03:20 – How creativity and innovation is a part of the culture at LEGO.

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The important gap between capability and need

Jeffrey Phillips

I'll be writing occasionally for my friends at the Collective - a group focused on autonomy, mobility and the use of drones. I think this group has an excellent opportunity to create new solutions and influence new products. I've learned a lot this summer, especially about drones, because I bought one and started flying it, and my son interned with a drone company. What we learned flying drones and viewing the imagery was the range of opportunities and solutions that could be created.

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Socially Responsible Innovation Part Two: Government

IdeaScale

Governments thrive on socially responsible innovation, putting it in a unique position to work for the public good. Yet, the challenges governments face can be just as specific. In part two of our three-part series on innovation strategy and social responsibility, we’ll delve into those challenges and how they can be overcome. Stakeholder Commitment Government … Continued. The post Socially Responsible Innovation Part Two: Government appeared first on IdeaScale.

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!

The Ten Types of Innovation Framework Explained

Viima

When we hear people talk about innovation, we often hear it being used as a synonym for new products, or perhaps new features in existing products. In reality, that is quite a narrow view of innovation and, in our experience, it is one of the root causes leading to many of the mistakes inexperienced innovators make. Getting past the implications caused by this can often be challenging, especially in larger organizations where everyone won't be familiar with innovation.

The Continuous Improvement Imperative for Oil and Gas Companies

Kainexus

Oil and gas companies have increasingly faced the twin challenges of low prices and increased competition from renewables. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation much more difficult. For example, the US benchmark for the price per barrel of crude dropped from $63 in January to below zero in April. Since then, the price climbed back up to about $41, which is a third lower than before COVID-19 became a reality in the US.

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#1,857 – Power Bricks

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

One of the major problems with solar energy is figuring out a way to store excess energy for future use. At first glance you might think that you would need to create a new method to handle these storage needs but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. In fact, we may be able to store energy inside of a brick wall by utilizing the bricks themselves.

A Tale of Two Lists

helloFUTURE

To prepare for some of our design thinking ideation sessions, we spend time interviewing and observing our typical customer. Now, this is difficult for me sometimes because I am such a compulsive problem solver that I sometimes have a tough time just sitting there and observing. I want to jump up and help the customer… The post A Tale of Two Lists appeared first on hellofuture.

4 Tips for First-Time Managers

CMOE

Earning a promotion to a managerial position is a major career accomplishment. It’s a sign that your superiors are recognizing your hard work and entrusting you to lead others, shaping the success and future of the company. While any promotion is exciting and rewarding, it can also bring up some fears and doubts about higher expectations. Becoming a manager for the first time can be overwhelming, but there are a number of actions a person can take to ease the transition into a leadership role.

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Asking Better Questions (videobook)

Stephen Shapiro

Today we get into the meat of the Invisible Solutions book. Chapter 1 starts with my baggage claim story. Here it is, exactly how it appears in the book. Enjoy! P.S. If you missed the introduction, you can watch it here. The post Asking Better Questions (videobook) appeared first on Stephen Shapiro. Invisible Solutions Audio and Video Innovation problem-solving

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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.

Knowers & Learners: Working through Killer Assumptions

Innovation Leader

In this section of our “Knowers and Learners” workshop, Dan Seewald walks participants through his “Killer Assumptions” exercise

#1,858 – Magnetic Healing

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Last month I wrote about a new way to heal broken bones using electricity. However, we’ll soon be able to take things one step further than that by utilizing magnetism instead of electricity. A method that will be able to regrow more than just bone. New Atlas explains: “There are already a number of experimental materials that have a three-dimensional scaffolding-like microstructure, which simulates the structure of natural bone.

Knowers & Learners: Controlling for Variables

Innovation Leader

Dan Seewald explains the importance of running experiments through the case study of Philippe Petit, a high-wire artist who walked between skyscrapers

Employee Spotlight: Candace Keudel-Schaffer

Brunner

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Candace Keudel-Schaffer lived in many places before residing in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a sports guru, cake-decorating wizard, mom, and now with almost four years at the agency, Senior Account Manager. Q: What were some of your high school hobbies? A: I took drama as a subject, as well as design. I was an avid water polo player and played for various clubs and provincial teams throughout high school.

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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.

Knowers & Learners: Different Psychologies

Innovation Leader

In our “Knowers and Learners” workshop, Dan Seewald explains the different mindsets that separates these types of thinkers, pulling from concepts in psychology

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Employee Spotlight: Ryan Bopp

Brunner

Meet Ryan Bopp! Pittsburgh native, Bopp attended University of Pittsburgh working as a cook, barge repairer, deck builder, landscaper and inventory auditor before his almost five years at Brunner. His talents include: being the middle child, never purchasing a college textbook, living in water (including the pool of our People & Culture Manager, Brian), performing surgery on vehicles, and playing the harmonica and clarinet!

Knowers & Learners: Invest or Pass?

Innovation Leader

This interactive game presents different business ideas to participants. They then must decide if they would invest in the business or pass

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Summer 2020 Product Release: Innovating with Elegance

Qmarkets

During this time, more companies than ever are looking for creative new ways to help fight against disruption and get back to business as usual. One of the most effective solutions is idea management, however at Qmarkets we know it takes much more than just good ideas to deliver success. It takes a carefully managed End-to-End process: Meet Qmarkets’ vision of the corporate innovation ecosystem.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

#1,856 – Antiviral Clothing

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

What do you really need to feel safe from the coronavirus? A mask? Bottle of hand sanitizer? Goggles? A face shield? What about antiviral clothing? Well, in the near future that may be exactly what you need. Clothing capable of killing 99.99% of the coronavirus. Providing us with an extra layer of added protection.

4 Human Resource Management Tips To Run An Effective Business

The Human Factor

source [link]. Every successful company regards its employers or working team as one of the most valuable assets of the company – that is, if not the best asset – as well as the company’s biggest investment. However, as the company grows , so does the workforce. And this is where the proper management of human labor becomes a bit of a challenge for most employers. But managing your human capital should not be this much of a hassle.

The Power of Introverts

Idea Champions

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Efficiency Will Keep Your Business Running At Difficult Times

The Human Factor

When difficult times hit a business, there are a number of things that are going to help keep it going. One of these is efficiency, which is what the main focus of this article is going to be. Efficiency is one of the most important parts of a business if you want to see success because, without it, everything is going to fall down like a giant Jenga tower. We don’t want to see that happen and neither do you, which is why you need to boost your efficiency sooner rather than later.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.