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.

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! ]].

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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! ]].

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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.

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.

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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.

Idea to Value awarded as the Innovation blog with the most traffic for 2020!

Idea to Value

I’m thrilled to say that Idea to Value has just been awarded the most popular innovation blog of 2020, according to research by Orchidea.

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.

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.

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! ]].

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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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.

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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.

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.

How TOTVS Curitiba gathered over 80 ideas to turn this crisis around

Exago

Because “watching the future unfold without taking part in it is never an option for TOTVS”, the Brazilian technology company leader in the development of business solutions is challenging its staff to find solutions together to thrive in the new business order, says Executive Director Márcio Viana.

FeaturedCustomers Report Names IdeaScale a Market Leader

IdeaScale

Idea management software is recognized as an innovative tool for helping organizations improve productivity, and when it comes to choosing the right platform, IdeaScale is leading the way.

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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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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.”

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.”.

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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.

Podcast S3E58: Tendayi Viki – Pirates in the Navy

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Tendayi Viki, innovation expert and associate Partner at Strategyzer. We talk about his new upcoming book Pirates in the Navy , and how to build an innovation culture where intrapreneurs can flourish.

How FBNQuest is intensifying innovation efforts to tackle the pandemic

Exago

One of the most enduring financial services brands in Africa and a front-runner in promoting a digital economy, the First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) is leveraging the power of collaboration to speed up its innovation efforts in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.