July, 2020

Where to focus your innovation resources for the most impact

Hype

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.

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.

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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 Post

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

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.

? Knock Your Innovation Program Out of the Park

Planbox

It’s in our nature to support a cause that’s bigger than ourselves—we’re social creatures after all, so we’re at our best when we work together towards a common goal.

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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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.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

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.

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.

STATE: the innovation hub joining the Exago Partner Programme

Exago

STATE, an innovation ecosystem that encourages the development of the creative industry, smart cities, deep tech and hard science, is Exago’s newest partner in Brazil. The post STATE: the innovation hub joining the Exago Partner Programme appeared first on Exago.

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

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! ]].

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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.

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.

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.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

2020 IM Awards: PSA International

IdeaScale

Building an Inclusive Innovation Process.

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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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! ]].

Quiz: Test Your Innovation Knowledge

Innovation Leader

How much do you know about corporate innovation concepts, key thinkers, famous failures, and Silicon Valley disruptors? Try our 22 question quiz

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.