March, 2021

What is Brainstorming?

Pondr

Because brainstorming is basically coming up with ideas to find solutions, it is a process we do everyday. We are always solving problems and moving between conflict and resolution - often without even thinking about it.

Leadership Alignment Work Mat for making Innovation fully connected.

Paul Hobcraft

I do believe the value of working the seven domains of this framework, named the Leadership Alignment Workmat has significant value within and across any organization.

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How the Pandemic Is Sparking Innovations in Tech Startups

IdeaScale

The pandemic of 2020 has been a truly overwhelming experience for many of us. The sudden emergence of the illness, combined with its rapid ability to spread around the world meant that life changed almost overnight.

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When it comes to understanding customers, you can't handle the truth

Jeffrey Phillips

With all due respect to Jack Nicholson, who said this line in A Few Good Men, and to Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the words, most companies cannot handle the truth about the wants and needs that their customers have, because the truth is inconvenient at best, and often ignored at worst.

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

Idea to Value

Why is it that throughout life, some people seem to be comfortable going up for new challenges, and growing as a result, while other people want to stay exactly where they are? It may be partially down to what sort of mindset these people have.

The Eerie Parallels Between the 1920s And Today

Digital Tonto

While the “Roaring Twenties” are remembered as a golden age, they set the seeds for what came later. Although the stock market boomed, lack of regulation led to the stock market crash of 1929 and the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Mapping Out Your Innovating Way Forward

Paul Hobcraft

Photo by Element5 Digital on Pexels.com. Mapping any innovation journey can be complicated. There is a fairly detailed journey needed to be undertaken for mapping out your future direction of innovation.

Be More Open and Less Directive

Destination Innovation

In the 1970s, psychologist Matie Flowers carried out an experiment to study how teams discuss and make decisions. Flowers asked 40 separate teams to come up with plans to solve a hypothetical problem at a school. This involved a mix of issues including staff conflicts, inadequate budgets and classroom discipline. Each team consisted of four people who played different roles; superintendent, principal, counselor and parent representative. They were given different sets of information.

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A Guide to Innovation Management Models and Theories

Pondr

Today we’ll be focusing on Innovation Management Models, which refers to the theories around how innovation gets organised, managed and implemented. This area of innovation research is such a vast and varied landscape, with countless philosophies and concepts to draw from and acquaint yourself with

Podcast S5E108: Dr Robert Alan Black – The history of creativity research

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with international creativity advocate Dr Robert Alan Black. We touch on his history working with the late, great Prof Paul E Torrance and speak about the history of creativity research.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

The 5 Immutable Laws Of Change

Digital Tonto

Throughout history many have sought to create change and most have failed, but a few succeeded brilliantly. Starting out with very different challenges, philosophies and personalities, they. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Top Innovation Conferences for 2021

IdeaScale

One of the central curiosities of the COVID-19 pandemic is that innovation festivals have had to show some innovation themselves. However, that also means that some of these conferences are in flux, with some speakers still being locked in.

Fitness Landscape Dynamics for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Fitness Landscape Dynamics. Innovation is not so easy, there are so many dependencies that you need to work through.The importance of recognizing innovation needs a systematic approach becomes clear when you begin to work through all the needs and issues to understand and translate.

Ready or not, the future is unfolding

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm back to talk about understanding the future, returning to a subject that I think needs much more examination. By this I don't mean trying to find out when we'll all get our promised jet backpacks and fly to work rather than drive.

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How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

PepsiCo’s Chief Design Officer on Embracing Failure

Innovation Leader

Maruo Porcini, PepsiCo’s first-ever Chief Design Officer, offers insight on the intersections of innovation and design, methods for getting to the root of customer needs

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Generative Design: A new form of computer creativity

Idea to Value

Up until recently, most of the things we bought were designed by humans. Cars, computers, cans, chairs and cathedrals. Everything could be traced back to an individual or team who set out to design products with the ideal the combination of form and function.

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4 Things Companies Need To Build An Innovation Ecosystem

Digital Tonto

The technology being developed today is simply too complex for anyone to go it alone, which is why the only viable strategy is to actively connect to ecosystems of talent, technology and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Four Exercises to try in your next Virtual Whiteboarding Session

IdeaScale

Whiteboarding is a critical part of the brainstorming and innovation process. It serves as a tool to visualize, actualize, and realize the full potential of your ideas.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Going beyond the known of today

Paul Hobcraft

There are so many places where innovation is essential within the Energy Transition, due to the magnitude, size, and complexity of the change needed to achieve a decarbonized world. There is a world of innovating possibilities.

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All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost

Leanstack

Getting to product/market fit (aka the inflection point in the hockey-stick curve when a product's traction starts rapidly growing) is one of the most significant milestones for a startup.

Innovating from the outside in

Jeffrey Phillips

I've written about this idea more than once, but more than ever it seems so vital. It's past time to innovate from the outside in.

Sarcasm can boost creativity in teams (well yeah, obviously…)

Idea to Value

“I was just being sarcastic” A dangerous statement in most workplaces, and often the sign of minor conflict between team members. It is often seen as being hostility disguised as humour.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Digital Tonto

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” We need to have a sense of humility. It’s far too easy to be impressed with ourselves and far too. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Increase Your Innovation Reputation and Velocity with an Innovation Evangelist

InnovationManagement

Building upon my popular article Rise of the Evangelist, I wanted to create an article for the global innovation community focused specifically on the importance of the innovation evangelist role.

How SKEMA Business School is innovating the way we learn

Exago

How SKEMA Business School is innovating the way we learn “In a world that is demanding critical thinkers and agile doers, it is not surprising to see that top schools channel a great deal of energy and thoughts into providing a nurturing and stimulating environment that most assuredly aids the grooming of tomorrow’s innovators,” […]. The post How SKEMA Business School is innovating the way we learn appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago Insights

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What is an innovation manager and how do you become one?

Pondr

Innovation is such an important topic for anyone interested in forward thinking and current business strategies. It not only helps your company or vision survive, but also flourish in such a competitive environment which is subject to constant change and disruption

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Innovation guardrails

Jeffrey Phillips

Have you ever been driving along a dark road at night, and been thankful for the guardrails that line the roadside? Of course, if the road is relatively flat and straight, guard rails are not very important, except to keep you out of the oncoming lane.

This piece of digital art just sold for $69 million using NFTs

Idea to Value

The value of fine art has always been up for debate: It is worth what someone is willing to pay to hang it on their wall. But what if you bought a piece of art which didn’t even exist on canvas? If it was purely digital?

6 Principles of the Continuous Improvement Model

Kainexus

There are a host of methodologies that businesses use to bring structure to the process of identifying and acting upon opportunities for improvement. You may be familiar with Six Sigma , Kaizen , Lean , Toyota Production System, and others.

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What is an Innovation Maturity Assessment and How Can You Create One?

IdeaScale

To go forward, it helps to know where you’re beginning. When building an innovation strategy, this takes the form of an innovation maturity assessment that examines your organization, your team, and your personal innovation approach.

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!