May, 2020

Top Challenges to Innovation at the Government Level

IdeaScale

Change in any organization requires innovation. This can seem daunting at the government level where initiatives can take longer to implement than in the private sector; however, the goals and challenges for both the public and private sectors are often similar.

Why Every Large Organization Should Decentralize Innovation

Idea to Value

I recently met with a very successful company that is seen as a highly innovative global pioneer that others in their industry, which is facing many structural headwinds and inevitable changes, look up to.

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Seeing the Energy Transition in Different Horizons and Innovative Ways

Paul Hobcraft

The majority of my recent work has been in investigating and building a comprehensive understanding of the #energytransition. It is, to say at the very least, complex and challenging, but for me, satisfying and rewarding. Let me briefly explain how I am going about this and why.

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How To Spot A Fraud

Digital Tonto

We need to have a healthy skepticism, especially with ideas we would tend to agree with. We should ask questions, explore alternative explanations of the same data and be open to additional evidence. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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!

Exploring the Energy Transition Fitness Landscapes – opening thoughts on Hydrogen

Paul Hobcraft

I am struggling with the Hydrogen Story. It is tough to relate to something where the realization may take 40 years to move from ambition to achievement. I get it that delivering Hydrogen is the vital piece of the decarbonizing of the world by 2050, yet it does seem a long, hard road to travel.

Hackathons: What Are They and How to Run Them

HYPE Innovation

Take two seemingly unrelated words, "hack" and "marathon," and put them together to describe one of the most popular and powerful problem-solving techniques in the past decade. Ideation & Collaboration

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Five Top Challenges for Innovation Managers and How to Address Them

IdeaScale

Innovation is the art of finding and overcoming challenges. Yet sometimes the challenges will find you as you work on your innovation strategy. Here are some of the key challenges for innovation programs across the business world in 2020.

How to Adjust Your Innovation Strategy to Accommodate Social Distancing

IdeaScale

At the beginning of the year, remote work was seen as either a luxury or a tool to give workers more flex time. Suddenly, with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become indispensable. Yet, it’s also thrown employers and employees into seemingly murky waters.

Company-Wide Innovation Is an Anticipatory Imperative

Daniel Burrus

If you were to ask anyone in your organization to outline their daily responsibilities, you’d likely get a list that includes position titles rather than responsibilities, like sales or information technology.

Three New Tools You Need to Master to Build an Invincible Company

Strategyzer Innovation

Leading innovation is hard. It involves creating the right culture, guiding innovation teams, and investing in the right ideas and business models. Without the right toolkit, this would almost be an impossible task.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Innovating in the midst of the pandemic

Innovation Excellence

The unexpected arrival and spread of COVID 19 has caused massive and global changes, strongly impacting into the business world.

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5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation

IdeaScale

Creating a thriving culture of innovation is difficult for any organization, but governments, in particular, can struggle with it.

12 Characteristics of a Lean Organization

Kainexus

The renowned football coach and philosopher, Vince Lombardi, once said, “ Perfection is unattainable, but if we chase perfection, we catch excellence. ”. That’s the mindset of a Lean organization.

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A Higher Purpose Brings a Higher Culture

Innovation Excellence

At an individual level, many of us try to make changes within our lives and ourselves to lead a happier more fulfilled life. We’re trying to find purpose. So why aren’t we doing this at an organisational level?

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.

How To Improve BI & Analytics Maturity In Your Organization

Acuvate

How To Improve BI & Analytics Maturity In Your Organization According to a survey by Gartner, more than 87% of organizations are classified as having low Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics maturity.

Here’s how you can come up with outside the box innovations

Idea to Value

If you’ve been working in innovation for at least some time, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing people talk about “thinking outside the box”, or the need to create “outside the box innovations”. The phrase has become one of the most overused clichés out there.

Female CEOs unite to mitigate COVID-19 impacts in business and society

Exago

Exago and the Rede Mulher Líder (RML) network have joined forces to find ways of mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in both business and society., with the launch of Ignite RML. The post Female CEOs unite to mitigate COVID-19 impacts in business and society appeared first on Exago.

Handwashing solution supported by TRANSFORM scales to Bangladesh

Exago

For every challenge there is a solution, and in these uncertain times, social innovators are making an impact and facing COVID-19 head on. HappyTap, a portable handwashing solution supported by the TRANSFORM initiative, is one such example, having recently launched its product in Bangladesh.

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.

The Power of Purposeful Innovation

Tim Kastelle

The Herman Miller company became one of the world’s first manufacturers of sustainably-produced furniture almost by accident.

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Facing a Difficult Decision? Just Spin a Coin.

Destination Innovation

How do you go about making a really tough decision? Like whether to quit your job, buy a house or dump your boyfriend? You have weighed up all the options, written down the pros and cons, tossed and turned in your bed but still cannot decide.

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The Psychology Behind Coronavirus Denial

Digital Tonto

The lesson here is that we are all prone to bias. We need to be careful and promote a healthy skepticism, especially with opinions that we are predisposed to agree with. Just as we shouldn’t believe. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Podcast S3E60: Håkan Ozan – Building an ISO standard for innovation management

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Håkan Ozan, who has helped to draft the recent ISO Standard on Innovation Management. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 His start with innovation management systems. 00:02:30 What is an innovation management system.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Why I like the idea of Energy Fitness Landscapes

Paul Hobcraft

I have been building out the value in my proposal of having a Fitness Landscape framework within the Energy Transition and why it makes sense. Here in this post, I want to expand on my thinking around navigating a complex landscape that the Energy Transition demands.

Exago offers innovation management software to fight COVID-19 and adapt to the “new normal”

Exago

Exago is making the Exago Start idea management platform available to NGOs and educational and research institutions to help combat the impacts of COVID-19. The post Exago offers innovation management software to fight COVID-19 and adapt to the “new normal” appeared first on Exago.

Taking a Long Term View During Turbulent Times

Tim Kastelle

What’s the best way to respond to covid-19? There’s still so much uncertainty, it’s almost impossible to know. There are people and institutions that urgently need help – and first priority has to go them.

Influence Cultures that Drive Innovation!

IdeaScale

Have you ever struggled to gain adoption of your innovation efforts? Have you had the organizational anti-bodies torpedo your good work? Do you struggle to gain alignment around your innovation programs? You are not alone.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

We’ve Been Getting The Wrong Answers Because We’ve Been Asking The Wrong Questions

Digital Tonto

We’re where we’re at today because people convinced institutions that maximizing output was more important than stability and resilience, that correlation was more important than causation and that. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Podcast S3E59: Kathryn Haydon – How to become more creatively productive and prolific

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Kathryn Haydon, keynote speaker and founder of Sparkitivity. We speak about breaking through the inertia of no, and how to use the Universal Creative Process to become more productive and prolific.

A Successful Approach to Corporate Innovation: ?The 8 Ps of Innovation?

InnovationManagement

The business environment is becoming increasingly complex. Organizations have lived in a stable environment for many decades. The competitive advantage resulted from executing better than competitors. This is no longer the case.

ITFC looking for innovative ways to help member countries fight COVID-19 crisis

Exago

“Standing in solidarity to serve the member countries” in the fight against COVID-19, the ITFC is raising its innovation efforts to find new solutions jointly.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.