August, 2019

Common Fears of Starting an Open Innovation Initiative and How to Resolve Them

HYPE Innovation

Adding external elements to an internal innovation program can prove a true rite of passage. The transition requires an open culture, employee empowerment, and executive commitment. In other words, considerable maturity (1). Open Innovation

Exploring the Connection between Resilience and Innovation Leadership

IdeaScale

Working together overcomes unexpected challenges.?. Innovation leadership is all about meeting challenges and overcoming obstacles in new and creative ways. Sometimes those obstacles are more urgent than others.

Eight Reasons why Innovation beats Efficiency

Destination Innovation

Elon Musk. If you are running an organization of any kind then making it more efficient is a key priority. It is important to speed up processes, eliminate waste, improve quality, reduce costs and generally please customers. And if you work hard at it you can do all of these things.

Strategy & Culture: Here's How You Bridge The Gap!

Cascade Strategy

Back in April, we hosted Engage 2019 - our first ever Cascade conference. It was a huge hit, and many of you joined us either in person, or via our live stream.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

What companies today can learn from Exponential Organisations

Exago

As the information-based world moves exponentially, many companies face the risk of being left behind and become obsolete. Drawing inspiration from exponential organisations, we pinpoint the key attributes that make ExOs so extraordinary.

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Is innovation culture the backbone of high-performing companies?

Exago

Nurturing a culture of innovation can be something of a challenge for companies today, especially across different functions. Yet organisations who do so successfully are more likely to be high-performers, according to a recent study. The post Is innovation culture the backbone of high-performing companies? appeared first on Exago. Blog business innovation collective intelligence employees innovation culture

Drive Innovation by Disrupting the Existing Management Norms

InnovationManagement

Before being acquired by Facebook for US$1 billion, Instagram was just another photo-sharing app operating with insignificant infrastructure and a dozen employees. With the ever-increasing potential of modern technology, the next billion-dollar business could start from the comfort of someone’s home.

Top 1000 companies that spend the most on Research & Development (charts and analysis)

Idea to Value

Introduction. Top 1000 Companies which spend the most on R&D. Industries which spend the most on R&D. R&D Spend by country. Fortune 500 list and their R&D spending. Conclusions. Methodology. Introduction.

Innovation Department Best Practices: A Talk with Peter Berger

IdeaScale

Peter Berger is the Director of Innovation for EmbraerX, a Silicon Valley innovation unit of Brazilian aerospace company Embraer.

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.

Recognizing an innovation need

Paul Hobcraft

Increasingly I am noticing that Organizations are facing the increasing dilemma of how to organize and manage within their present systems and structures their innovation activities. Innovation is becoming far too complex for the innovation process installed within the (one) organization.

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4 Steps to Build a Thriving Innovation Ecosystem

Rocketspace

RocketSpace is an established ecosystem connector working together with corporations, startups, and investors to identify opportunities and foster innovation. As a consultant at RocketSpace, I work to identify pain areas and provide cross-industry, cross-technology solutions.

What Is The Purpose Of A Business?

Digital Tonto

Today, business leaders need to manage for mission, not for metrics. Purpose cannot be reduced to a simple concept like shareholder value. Related posts: 4 Things Every Leader Should Know About. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why You Need a Diverse Ecosystem of Perspectives to Drive Innovative Thinking

HYPE Innovation

Editor's Note: Andy Seferta is Head of Ecosystem and Analyst Engagement, Digital Technology Services, Fujitsu EMEIA. This post was originally published on May 12, 2019, on the Fujitsu UK Blog.

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!

How your company strategy may be sabotaging your innovation ambition

Idea to Value

As someone who works for a strategy consultancy, it becomes clear that for most companies, there is a disconnect between what they say their strategy is, and how they actually behave. This can have a profound impact on the likely success rates of innovation in those companies.

Digital transformation marks the demise of product innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

There comes a time when every phenomenon reaches its zenith, before a long fall or a sudden collapse. We like to refer to this point in the cycle as the "tipping point" - the point at which we can remain in stasis or the structures will collapse.

Three Trends in Supply Chain Innovation

IdeaScale

Getting what the customer needs, right where they are, at precisely the time that they want it is becoming ever more important. Efficient supply chains reduce waste, save money, and ensure the best possible goods are made and brought to market.

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15 Agtech Startups to Watch in 2020

Rocketspace

The world population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, which means we need to increase global food production by 70% to prevent massive famine according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Are We Turning Our Backs On Science?

Digital Tonto

When we turn our backs on science, we turn our backs on truth. Related posts: The War On Science. How Smart Businesses Are Turning Academic Research Into Profits. Can America Renew Its Commitment To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Exago redefines its core values through collaboration

Exago

After 11 years of bringing innovation together, Exago decided it was time to reassess the company’s core values. Of course, as champions of collaboration and teamwork, Exago asked its team to come up with what each one thought should be a core value of the organisation. The post Exago redefines its core values through collaboration appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration core values employees participation teamwork

How Artificial Intelligence Is Making The Shift From System To Ecosystem

Innovation Excellence

When IBM first debuted its Watson system on the game show Jeopardy! in 2011, it was like something out of science fiction. Here was a computer that could not only understand spoken questions, but answer them faster and more accurately than the best human players.

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VUCA is a matter of perspective

RTI Innovation Advisors

VUCA is the new black. Suddenly everyone has realized that sometimes the economy or markets are volatile or uncertain. If I were older and cranky I'd blame this on the millennials, not because they are millennials but because they've never lived with a stock market that goes down.

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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.

Successful Innovation Program Highlights the Value of Intrapreneurship

IdeaScale

Intrapreneurs are people who are dedicated to their employer yet know how to apply basic principles of entrepreneurship within their roles at work. Sometimes your best “entrepreneurial” ideas come from people inside your organization.

5 Smart Energy Startups You Need to Know in 2019

Rocketspace

With rising temperatures, a number of studies are urging mankind to lower global energy consumption. One of the top sectors producing pollution is construction.

The Five Factors That Drive Digital Innovation

InnovationManagement

Innovation is the core activity of human evolution to change the environment, reach high performance, and make collective progress. The post The Five Factors That Drive Digital Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management.

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How Networks Drive Transformation

Digital Tonto

The truth is that we need to reimagine leadership for a networked age to focus less on driving strategy and tactics and more on widening and deepening connections in networks Related posts: Leaders. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.