August, 2018

Is Your Company Culture Anti-Innovation?

IdeaScale

In a recent article from Harvard Business Review , researchers reported that one of the most common barriers to innovation is internal politics. But the second most commonly cited barrier was cultural issues.

What unicorns and nawhals tell us about innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

My lovely wife and I were returning from a long car trip, having one of those wide-ranging conversations about everything and nothing that consumes time during long periods of interstate driving. The topics were shifting and free-flowing, when suddenly she asked the question: what's the difference between a unicorn and a narwhal? After all, they both seem a bit mysterious and they share the uncommon attribute of possessing only one horn.

What The Best Innovators Do Differently

Digital Tonto

What makes the difference is not brilliance or even hard work. It is the passion to contribute something, to add not only knowledge but to the collective well being, that sets great innovators. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

Sleeping with the enemy: The pain of innovation disrupting your industry

Idea to Value

I’d like to start today’s article with a story about something that shook me up a bit recently. I recently bought a diamond engagement ring at an amazing online store, but needed to get the size adjusted slightly.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Ten Tips for A Successful Pitch

Destination Innovation

Henry de Zoete and Will Hodson, co-founders of Look After My Bills, secured the best ever deal on the BBC show Dragons Den (equivalent to the US TV show Shark Tank). They received offers from all five investors on the show. They ended up selling just 3% of their business for £120,000 ($160,000 US).

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The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope of invention, innovation and being creative.

The Ultimate Corporate Innovation Playbook

Rocketspace

The largest companies by market cap have a common denominator —they’ve leveraged cutting edge technology to transform their business and industry from the inside out.

4 Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation

Digital Tonto

The truth is that there is no one path to innovation, everybody has to find their own way Related posts: #MonkeyFirst Innovation. Becoming A Successful Executive Doesn’t Prepare You To Innovate. 4. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

An Innovation Lexicon

IdeaScale

Innovation means different things to different people. Sometimes it’s hard to have a good conversation about innovation, because people understand the concept in very different ways.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

If the Door is Shut, Open it. If the Door is Open, Shut it.

Destination Innovation

In looking for innovations it is sometimes helpful to consider whether your product or service is open or closed. If it is open what would happen if you enclosed it? If it is closed what would happen if you opened it? The opposite approach to the current method can yield powerful new ideas.

Is it better to solve problems in isolation or by collaborating with others?

Game-Changer

I’ve always believed that the best way to brainstorm is a hybrid of thinking by ourselves and then sharing that with a group to build on each other’s ideas; as opposed to brainstorming with a group from the start.

So the value we can derive from using Knowledge Graphs

Paul Hobcraft

How does Knowledge Graphs fit within our need to communicate in new, visually exciting ways? Let me provide a short narrative to give this a meaning and why it is becoming so important. Today we deliver content- It has become far too easy. We are drowning in it on a daily basis.

Top Firms Driving Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

As industries consistently change with new technologies emerging, companies need to adapt to these changes in order to maintain success. Where can organizations turn when they want to know how to remain competitive in their respective industries, even when they have limited expertise in innovation?

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Why Debate Is The Next Frontier In Artificial Intelligence

Digital Tonto

The future of technology is always more human Related posts: Artificial Intelligence Needs Conversational Intelligence. Here’s Why: 4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use Artificial Intelligence. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German

Exago

Exago Smart collaborative innovation software can now be used by German speakers in their own language. With the new version, the Exago enterprise-grade solution becomes available in nine language options, enabling over a million people worldwide to share ideas and insights and contribute to their company’s innovation and business goals. The post Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German appeared first on Exago.

Two Questions for you on Risk

Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane asks you two questions about the risks you have taken. The post Two Questions for you on Risk appeared first on Destination Innovation. Videos bridge journey question risk

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How Do You Ensure Your Culture Keeps Driving Innovation?

Game-Changer

Organizations don’t resemble their early years as they become successful and establish themselves. They shift from playing to win to a playing not to lose mindset.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

The legend of the Gordian Knot and today’s oganizations “knotty” problems

Paul Hobcraft

Cutting the Gordian Knot. If you are not aware, it is worth reading about the Gordian Knot. For people the world over, the Gordian Knot represents the difficult, the intractable and often the insolvable problem.

The World’s Top Innovation Hubs for Corporate Innovators

Rocketspace

For corporations and startups alike, achieving success and growth depends on a support network and ecosystem in which to collaborate. In this article, we explore eight different innovation hubs and how they help support both new enterprises and innovation-minded corporations. FinTech San Francisco China Melbourne Japan Stockholm Sweden Cities Cybersecurity Innovation Australia Tokyo Shenzen Hubs New York City Tel Aviv IoT Hardware Unicorn

How Does Technology Influence Innovation?

IdeaScale

In a recent round of research, I was reviewing adoption rates for new technologies. It took over 55 years for automobiles to reach 80 million people, whereas the internet was able to achieve the same feat in less than 18 years.

The future belongs to whoever creates it

RTI Innovation Advisors

You know something has become passe when you see it used as a meme on Twitter frequently. That's actually what prompted this diatribe. I doubt there's any meme I dislike more than "The future belongs to.". In recent years we've been told that the future belongs to the swift, the smart, the agile, and more recently to the digitally transformed. Not that long ago we were told that the future belonged to Nokia, because before 2000 it was the king of the hill in handsets. Then along came Apple.

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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Today, You Need More Than A Market Strategy, You Need An Ecosystem Strategy

Digital Tonto

Collaboration has become the new competitive advantage Related posts: Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Shows Why Every Industry Needs An Ecosystem. 2014: Year Of The Open Ecosystem. The New. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems

All Innovators Work From Failure

Game-Changer

The work of innovation – whether you’re doing R&D, creating a breakthrough, pursuing a disruptive strategy or sustaining your core – is not business as usual. It doesn’t work in a straight line, and the more radical the project the more uncertainty there is.

A feast of opportunities for Siemens?

Paul Hobcraft

I decided to invest a decent amount of time into the Siemens 3 rd Quarter Announcements and it has been worth it.

What is All the Buzz Around Innovation Consultants?

Rocketspace

The corporate innovation space is booming. Companies are setting up new innovation offices, incubators, or accelerators, and hundreds of internal and external hackathons are being organized around the world.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!