April, 2020

How crisis-driven innovation can help your organization

HYPE Innovation

A note from the author: I first wrote this blog as the basis for a talk in the UK last year when the only thing worrying us was the "crisis' of Brexit. Now we’re facing some much more serious challenges – and yet the inventive responses from communities trying to think outside the box suggests that the core themes do hold up and may offer us some hope during these troubled times. The Innovation Manager

A new normal is upon us, the paradigm shift that will change the World.

Paul Hobcraft

There is a real increasing pressure to totally reinvent my business. The past business paradigm of reaching out, providing value, and making money is still there. Still, it is how we all undergo the changes needed in a radically different set of economic circumstances.

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How to Kill Innovation Projects

Destination Innovation

Which of these is the most important skill for a leader of innovation? Setting the vision, goals and metrics. Generation of great ideas. Selection of the best ideas. Starting exploration projects. Listening to customer feedback. Managing the portfolio and stage-gates.

How to turn a crisis into opportunity in innovation

Exago

We are all facing an unexpected challenge. But even (and especially) in these times of uncertainty, innovation should not drop off the top of your must-do list. These 6 ingredients will help your organisation stay on track.

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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!

How To Overcome Resistance To Change

Digital Tonto

We need to accept that resistance is part of change and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, skeptics can often point out important flaws in your idea and make it stronger. The difference. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

Exploring Government’s Role in Innovation to Address Pandemics

IdeaScale

Disinfection is just the first step in a more complicated response. Pandemics are a worst-case scenario for governments. To limit the death and damage, political rivals must set aside their beliefs and animosities. Innovation strategy, often quickly and carefully applied, can save lives.

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Stop the Spread: Facilitating COVID-19 Response Campaigns

IdeaScale

Do you need help organizing your COVID-19 response campaigns? IdeaScale has you covered. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has prompted much reflection and serious consideration around the globe.

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The Day After the COVID-19

InnovationManagement

We are in the midst of a fascinating period. The most interesting thing is what will be in the day after. It’s going to be a process. There isn’t going to be a point in which we know that we are “after.”

Five Innovation Practices

InnovationManagement

There is no “one size fits all” formula for innovation management success. Demystifying innovation takes experiments and practices. The post Five Innovation Practices appeared first on Innovation Management.

Interview with Nicolas Bry, Innovation Booster for Orange Africa

Viima

In the second episode of our new podcast, The Innovation Room , I had the privilege to interview Nicolas Bry. He is one of the best-known corporate innovators in Europe and has nearly 20 years of experience from intrapreneurship and innovation within large organizations.

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.

IdeaScale Achieves Carbon Neutrality!

IdeaScale

Sustainability is an important part of innovation and requires a great deal of strategic planning. One aspect of becoming sustainable is to achieve carbon neutrality. We’re excited to announce that IdeaScale has become carbon-neutral by reducing our carbon footprint and giving back to the community at large, a success that sets us apart from our … Continued. The post IdeaScale Achieves Carbon Neutrality! appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice

Ten Questions to ask During a Recession

Innovation Excellence

If your organisation is facing a difficult time during the current downturn then here are some questions to ask at your next executive meeting. Are we doing all that is necessary in order to survive? I guess that is the question that you are already sharply focussed on. So we will not go into all.

The Complete Quality Improvement Software Checklist

Kainexus

Most people don’t purchase quality improvement software solutions very often. So if you are in the market for a way to support your QI efforts, but you’re not sure where to begin, you are not alone. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. This post will detail all of the features that you should expect to find in a quality improvement platform.

Do You Want To Make A Point Or Do You Want To Make A Difference?

Digital Tonto

We all have things we don’t like and it is natural to want them to change. Yet we should remember that change is always built on a foundation of shared values and common purpose. If you aren’t able. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Movements Transformation

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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.

Ten Questions to ask during a Recession

Destination Innovation

If your organisation is facing a difficult time during the current downturn then here are some questions to ask at your next executive meeting. Are we doing all that is necessary in order to survive? I guess that is the question that you are already sharply focussed on.

The immediate shift in work and social norms needs innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Being in a personal crisis is one thing, but being in a global one is a whole lot different. So much is totally out of your control. You can rant and rave at some of the decisions have been made, or likely to come on some current performances.

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Podcast S3E54: Rita McGrath – Seeing inflection points of innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Professor Rita McGrath, one of the world’s most respected experts on the intersection between strategy and innovation.

4 Ways COVID-19 Forces Companies to Innovate

IdeaScale

If there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis, it is that the pandemic is prompting businesses to rethink their innovation strategies.

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.

Changing after COVID - the Why, the How and the What

Jeffrey Phillips

Let's face it, the COVID pandemic and the following economic freeze-up are likely to have a lasting impact. Experts are constantly telling us that the future will be different - things can't go back to the way they were.

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We Need To Start Investing In Resilience

Digital Tonto

Eventually we pay the price, one way or another. We know we risk a number of future catastrophes, including financial crises, pandemics, climate events, social unrest and other calamities. We can. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Online Courses to Grease the Gears of your Brain

Destination Innovation

As an author and trainer, I have run master classes around the world on lateral thinking and innovation. I have now created a number of online courses to help you acquire skills in these areas. Please take a look at these courses. Master Lateral Thinking. Problem Analysis Tools and Techniques. Six Thinking Hats and the Disney Method. Advanced Brainstorming Techniques. Supercharge Your Memory. An 11 Step Plan to get you a Great Job. The Young Person’s Guide to Success.

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We all need a different Social Media profile? Now.

Paul Hobcraft

We are in a very different time, a social distancing time that might lead to a different type of work, one that you will have to be forced to stand out from the crowd as a socially engaged person. A growing reality might be that many people will be forced to stay at home until a vaccine is found, due to their risk of infection. Travel might become off-limits for many.

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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.

Podcast S3E56: Philippe de Ridder – the Low Touch Economy & how companies must react

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with CEO of Board of Innovation, Philippe de Ridder.

What is the Low Touch Economy?

Board of Innovation

How the Covid-19 crisis of 2020 is shaping a new generation of consumer behaviors. The post What is the Low Touch Economy? appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Innovation strategy low touch econom

5 Ways Employee Engagement Impacts Continuous Improvement Culture

IdeaScale

Employee engagement has a major impact on fostering a culture of continuous improvement in your business. Workers who can see how they fit into the bigger picture are able to innovate with company goals in mind, and are more motivated to make improvements to streamline tasks and get better results.

Why We Need Experts

Digital Tonto

Ask a group of experts about any significant topic in their field and you are likely to get a wide range of opinions, which can be maddening. Yet the function of experts is not to make us more sure. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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.

Letter Combinations Quiz

Destination Innovation

Each question contains a three letter combination in capitals. There follows a short clue with the length of the answer shown in brackets. You have to find the word which contains the unusual letter combination. For example if the question were TTH, restrain (8) the answer would be WITHHOLD. The three letter combination can appear anywhere in the answer as three consecutive letters. Take your time to consider each question. Please enter your answer in the box below the question.

Focusing on moving from disorder in today’s world

Paul Hobcraft

To borrow and adapt a phrase from F. Scott Fitzgerald and those over at Cognitive Edge: “ The test of (complex adaptive) intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”. I wanted to go back to one of my favorite frameworks, the Cynefin framework for partly thinking through the “ known-unknown-unknowable ” in our present world.

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Podcast S3E55: Denise Jacobs – How to deal with anxiety during a global pandemic

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Denise Jacobs, author of Banish your inner Critic , about how to overcome anxiety during this incredibly stressful time. Quote from the episode: You don’t have to do anything.

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How Scalable is Your Human-Centered Innovation Strategy?

Innovation Excellence

This blog post was written in concert with my colleague and Senior Director, Business Development, Gongos, Inc. Crystle Uyeda. The adage “if you build it, they will come” is an outdated relic in the world of business.

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.”