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. Government leaders look within their organizations when solving issues or reaching new goals, making … Continued. The post Top Challenges to Innovation at the Government Level appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice

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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. My research ‘intensity’ (If I can call it that) had to become well structured, and I turned to some of my favorite, perhaps old fashion tools to capture my learning and give me my points of reference.

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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! ]]. All Posts

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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. Hydrogen is undoubtedly becoming the big agenda ticket within any Energy Transition.

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. Lack of Leadership Any initiative needs to have the wholehearted support of the top tier of … Continued. The post Five Top Challenges for Innovation Managers and How to Address Them appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice

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. How do you continue working on your innovation strategy when … Continued. The post How to Adjust Your Innovation Strategy to Accommodate Social Distancing appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice

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. But what about something more crucial to the overall goals of the organization, like innovation?

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

Strategyzer

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. In this article, we introduce three innovation tools that executives and corporate innovation leaders can use to better manage innovation in a large organization. Tools

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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.

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. Every company, in addition to managing the sanitary emergency by prioritizing health and employee’s support-, has had to respond generally in a reactive and compulsive way, trying to ensure business survival in a context where life is at risk.

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. There are five pieces to creating sustainable government innovation that must be in place, whether municipal, state, or federal, to make innovation sustainable in government. Ability to Experiment In some countries, such as the US, … Continued. The post 5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice

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. There’s a bedrock belief that every process, investment, employee, or action should directly translate to value for the customer with no waste.

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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? Many organisations are trying to create a culture of innovation, but are not pausing to ask why? If we want to innovate well, we need the right culture – we need vision people, and in a big way.

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.

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. This becomes a great impediment for organizations looking to improve the value of their data assets and exploit analytics. Spreadsheet-based analyses, personal data […]. The post How To Improve BI & Analytics Maturity In Your Organization appeared first on Acuvate.

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. However, just like so many other clichés, there’s an underlying reason for this being the case even though I personally dislike the term.

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. Blog collective intelligence crisismanagement ideamanagement innovation initiative

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. The post Handwashing solution supported by TRANSFORM scales to Bangladesh appeared first on Exago. Blog crisis management open-innovation social innovation

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.

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. Back in the 1950s, as the company became one of the biggest furniture manufacturers in the US selling now iconic designs from Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Alexander Girard. At the time, DJ de Pree, the founder of the company, made a couple of key decisions that still influence the way the firm operates today.

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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. I am looking at the Energy Transition from an evolving technology innovation perspective.

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! ]]. All Posts

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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. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:02:00 What are the circumstances that help people find meaning in their work. 00:06:15 The possibility ecosystem. 00:08:30 Breaking through the inertia of no.

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.

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. Maybe you should just roll a dice or spin a coin and follow the chance result. Heads you go, tails you stay.

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The Objectives Goals Strategies & Measures (OGSM) Template

Leapfrogging

The OGSM model (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) can help teams get on the same page and moving in the right direction. For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of groups across dozens of big companies and startups. One thing’s consistent: everyone works in teams, and the ultimate success of any organization relies on the overall effectiveness of the teams within it.

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. But there’s also value in taking a longer-term view in times of turbulence – I gave a talk last week on this topic, and you can see it here: I won’t recap the whole thing, as it’s all there on the video. But here are some of the key points.

Innovation skills that are critical now: empathy

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a series of posts that discuss some of the most important traits and skills that are needed to support innovation now, in the midst and in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. I've written about beginner's mind and why that skill will be vital. I've also written about being comfortable in ambiguous settings. Today I am writing about another rare capacity - the ability to have empathy with prospects and customers.

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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.

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! ]]. All Posts Leadership

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. 00:07:30 The reaction from the community to the attempt to build a management standard for innovation. 00:12:00 The next steps for the ISO Standard.

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. These are the greatest challenges that innovators face in nearly all large organizations. The solutions seem elusive and it isn’t … Continued. The post Influence Cultures that Drive Innovation! appeared first on IdeaScale. IdeaScale company culture influence Innovation

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.

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.”