July, 2020

Where to focus your innovation resources for the most impact

HYPE Innovation

Communities around the globe have been disrupted on an unprecedented scale. As a society, we continue to address the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on both people and business. We’re considering the damage done, contemplating recovery efforts, and thinking about lessons learned. Beyond the painful personal losses communities are facing, many people worldwide are facing a significant economic recession.

Sharply accelerating clean energy innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Today the International Energy Agency (IRA) released a long-awaited update on where innovation needs to be in the energy transition we are undergoing. At their own admission, it has been three years since they (IEA) released its last Energy Technology Perspective (ETP) report. Although they argue they have been reflecting on the critical technology challenges, it is way overdue.

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Government Hackathons: Five Steps to Success

IdeaScale

Friendly competition can bring out the best of us, and when developing government innovation, hackathons can help solve certain challenges through crowdsourced innovation and build engagement across your constituency. So how does it work, and how can you hold an effective government hackathon?

4 Lessons We Can Learn From The Digital Revolution

Digital Tonto

Probably the most important thing that the digital revolution has to teach us is that technology should serve people and not the other way around. If we really want to change the world for the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

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!

5 Key Skillsets of an Innovation Manager

IdeaScale

The role of an innovation manager is diverse. It cannot be described in one single job description. Instead, it is defined by the skills needed to embrace disruption and invoke change. Innovation managers may be referred to by various titles. These can include: Chief Innovation Officer Head of Innovation Innovation Portfolio Manager Some innovation manager … Continued. The post 5 Key Skillsets of an Innovation Manager appeared first on IdeaScale.

Four Ways to Innovate Right Now

InnovationManagement

While the pandemic has been difficult for all us economically, as business owners, we never run out of opportunities. No matter the business climate, there is always a chance to do something new and something better—you just have to find it. The post Four Ways to Innovate Right Now appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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Serial innovation: the secret behind the most innovative companies

Exago

It goes without saying that a company’s ability to innovate is tied to its performance. But what does it take to outperform in the long term? This is the question set out in the Boston Consulting Group’s latest report, which ranks the world’s most innovative companies in 2020.

Celebrate Failures as Much as The Successes

Strategyzer

In most companies, incentives are tied to success (e.g. sales targets, revenue). But this approach does not work for innovation. In order to succeed at innovation, companies need to build a portfolio with a pipeline of projects and accept that most of these will fail before you find one that works. As such, in order to succeed you can't just incentives and reward the successful projects. It is just as important to celebrate as failures as much as the wins.

Can Creativity Be Learned? 5 Best Practices to Fuel Innovation

IdeaScale

Do you possess a creative and innovative mindset? Some people think these traits are innate while others are convinced they can be learned. Evidence shows these are teachable behaviors. Innovation research reveals only 25-40% of innovation comes from genes. Are you looking for more ways to fuel innovation? These five skills will help you and your team … Continued. The post Can Creativity Be Learned? 5 Best Practices to Fuel Innovation appeared first on IdeaScale.

Living in the New Reality: The Reinvention Ultimatum

Innovation Leader

Fiona Grandi of KPMG LLP shares a simple framework to reinvent your business strategy across five primary pillars: employees, customers, financial model, supply chain and ecosystem, and unknown-unknowns

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.

Time for a new C-suite officer?

The Future Shapers

As we come out of one global, life-changing crisis, we find ourselves staring at the same old climate change crisis that is creeping ever onwards towards another disaster. Maybe it is time to think about how we tackle this problem. Has the time come for a new C-suite officer responsible for managing climate change imperatives on behalf of the organisation? The time might have come! The post Time for a new C-suite officer? appeared first on The Future Shapers.

Moving for work might be a thing of the past with HR-tech enabled virtual immigration

Board of Innovation

The uptick in working from home is eliminating the need for long commutes, suits, and visas, says HR-tech and virtual-immigration expert Anita Lettink. The post Moving for work might be a thing of the past with HR-tech enabled virtual immigration appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration

Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds On Your Side

Idea to Value

When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. However, one of the most prevalent ones is incorrect timing. If you manage to get the timing just right, your innovations will obviously benefit from huge tailwinds when entire industries are transitioning from the old to the new with you riding at the top of the wave. With the right timing, even mediocre execution can lead to extraordinary results.

Innovation has the power to unlock the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

The energy shifts undergoing in the energy transitions today are allowing real innovation opportunities when you survey the innovation landscape. There is complexity in all the energy transitions going on. Still, it is the ones that can see the possibilities and ‘energize’ through new innovative solutions that hold the future in our hands to capitalize upon as fast as we can.

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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.

Summer Reading List: 9 Books That Will Help You Understand The Covid Crisis

Digital Tonto

This summer, I’m focusing my reading list on books that will help you understand the Covid crisis better. Related posts: Summer Reading List: Books That Explain The Future. Summer Reading List: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Post

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Comfort with Chaos: the Innovation Leader’s Mindset

IdeaScale

Chaos is something many organization leaders try hard to avoid. Generally, employees are expected to perform tasks in an analytical, well-organized fashion without deviating from the plan. But innovation leaders know the value of chaos, and how a certain amount of it is necessary for experimentation.

SME Innovation: 10 Priorities for Support Post-COVID-19 

InnovationManagement

Post-pandemic, public bodies must restructure SME support systems for long-term growth with well-functioning innovation systems with the right balance of instruments. The post SME Innovation: 10 Priorities for Support Post-COVID-19 appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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This KPI Template Will Drive Business Success

Leapfrogging

Management guru Peter Drucker once said, “What’s measured improves.” So true. You get what you measure when it comes to business performance. The problem is that most teams don’t have clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of their strategies and projects. Sure, they may have goals, but without clear KPIs, they don’t have a way to know quantitatively that they’re on or off track.

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.

Podcast S3E68: Scott Anthony – How leaders delude themselves about innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Scott Anthony, Senior Partner of Innosight. We speak about some of the insights from his upcoming book Eat, Sleep, Innovate , and how the current pandemic is going to change many industries in the near future.

Taking Final Ideas to Market is the Hardest Part

Paul Hobcraft

It seems so simple doesn’t it – “bringing final ideas to market”. So easy to say, yet it does seem so very hard to achieve. Everything we should be aiming at is ‘successful execution’, it’s the last, hard five yards of all the work that went into something, which can be finally realized and come to ‘commercial life’.

To Drive Change Forward, You First Need To Build A Shared Purpose. Here’s How:

Digital Tonto

Today, most essential element of a leader’s job today isn’t so much to plan and direct action, but to inspire and empower belief in a common mission. Revolutions do not begin with a slogan, they. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Transformation

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Future-Forward Thinking Outstrips ‘Back to Normal’ Mindset

IdeaScale

Disruption is what drives innovation and positive change. Successful innovation strategies include the forward-thinking mindset that helps you move beyond the status quo and develop new ways of thinking. Embrace Change Change is inevitable. It is what keeps businesses moving forward, and helps them gain momentum in times of upheaval. Moreover, change removes the ‘back … Continued. The post Future-Forward Thinking Outstrips ‘Back to Normal’ Mindset appeared first on IdeaScale.

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.

Meaningful Work in the Age of Automation

InnovationManagement

As we look ahead and reimagine the future of work, augmentation of humans and technology will enable employees to create more meaningful work. The post Meaningful Work in the Age of Automation appeared first on InnovationManagement.

This Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Template Drives Growth

Leapfrogging

Management guru Peter Drucker once said, “What’s measured improves.” So true. You get what you measure when it comes to business performance. The problem is that most teams don’t have clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of their strategies and projects. Sure, they may have goals, but without clear KPIs, they don’t have a way to know quantitatively that they’re on or off track.

Podcast S4E71: Dan Toma – Innovation Accounting and Key Performance Metrics

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with author Dan Toma about the concept of Innovation accounting. Dan is the founder of Outcome and the co-author of the Corporate Startup. We go through how companies should measure innovation performance, and which Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) actually make sense for these types of projects. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – Dan’s history in entrepreneurship.

From MW to GW’s of Renewable Hydrogen using Electrolyzers

Paul Hobcraft

I was listening to a short chat between Armin Schnettler, the SVP New Energy Business, Siemens Energy, and Kevin O’Donovan. Kevin, without doubt, is an outstanding, knowledgeable technology evangelist for all things relating to the Energy Transition. The two briefly discussed green Hydrogen and where Electrolyzers will fit within the future strategy of building a broader Hydrogen business. You can watch the 4-minute chat here on YouTube.

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 Innovation Takes More Than Genius

Digital Tonto

The truth is that genius can be exceptionally fragile. Making a breakthrough takes more than talent. It requires a mixture of talent, luck and an ecosystem of support to make an idea into something. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Genius Innovation Matrix

Innovate Your Customer Experience to Drive Business Growth in Uncertain Times

IdeaScale

When disaster strikes, be it social, economic, or otherwise, it leaves customers uneasy and in need of simplicity, ease-of-use, and speed. Customer experience can make a difference not just when times are unsettled, but for the long haul.

How to Digitally Spark Corporate Innovation

InnovationManagement

To maintain relevance in the global competitive market, many companies already focus on the development and implementation of innovations, even using digital tools. But, in times of crisis, this focus is most likely to be lost when most businesses concentrate on keeping the daily business running.

How To Fix Twitter's Business Model

Strategyzer

Recently, social media platforms have been heavily criticized for perpetuating false and misleading information. We wanted to dig deeper and understand why. Currently, the business model of these platforms is based on advertising revenue, which is all about engagement.

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.”