April, 2021

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

Whatever we do, we do far better when we become emotionally connected. Often understanding a good story builds this emotional connection or simply puts you off. Stories can inspire and spark even greater ideas.

12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021

IdeaScale

What are the different types of innovation? With so many types of innovation and even more definitions, it can be confusing to discuss innovation in your organization. It seems like new innovation types arrive at the scene all of the time, leaving people reaching for Google to get up to speed.

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Harness the Random with this Method

Destination Innovation

The use of chance is a key element in lateral thinking. How can you deliberately introduce chance into your creative thinking? The Random Word method is very good. Here is another brainstorm method for you to try – Roll the Dice.

The 1950 speech that started creativity research

Idea to Value

Very rarely do we come across a specific moment where we can see an entirely new field of research begin.

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.

The Digital Era Is Over. Long Live Innovation!

Digital Tonto

We tend to assume that we’ll notice when something important is afoot, but that’s rarely the case. The truth is that the next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all. It doesn’t. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What shapes your thinking?

Jeffrey Phillips

There's a famous saying, attributed to Marshall McLuhan, who is reported to have said - we shape our tools, and then our tools shape us. Supposedly Churchill said something similar, only about buildings. I think what was attributed to McLuhan is true - we shape our tools, and then they shape us.

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Five Barriers to the Innovation Process and How to Overcome Them

IdeaScale

It would seem that the innovation process is simple: Get an idea, refine that idea, implement it, and repeat the process. Yet like anything that’s simple to put on paper, practice is another matter. Here are five common problems with the innovation process and how to resolve them.

The Double-Handed Approach to Innovation

Destination Innovation

Most new products and services are developments or combinations of existing offerings. But just adding features can lead to a product overloaded with ‘feature bloat’ Instead try giving with one hand and taking away with the other.

Stability

Idea to Value

What is more stable: A pure diamond or pure graphite? And what does this have to do with innovation?

Revealing, Building And Emerging: We Need To Take A More Biological View Of Technology

Digital Tonto

What both the optimists and the Cassandras miss is that technology is not something that exists independently from us. It is, in fact, intensely human. We don’t merely build it, but continue to. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

One constant and one big change to consider in your business

Jeffrey Phillips

David Bowie sang a song about change called Changes. He spoke about the need to change - to "face the strange" - and find a new reality. Another band - Rush - talked about change as well. In their song Tom Sawyer, they wrote that "changes aren't permanent, but change is".

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Human-centred innovation in a digital world.

Paul Hobcraft

Today we are facing many current disruptions where we need to react fast and intelligently. There are many situations we are facing that is a race against time.

How a South African Consulting Firm is Drawing on New and Old Innovation Best Practices

IdeaScale

Innovation is an ongoing process. It draws on existing principles and new ideas to effect positive change. As organizations find new ways to reach customers, they need to embrace new business processes. High value is placed on the customer.

Write Your Future News Report

Destination Innovation

Image by Neven Divkovic from Pixabay. If you are planning a major change, a big initiative, a new product launch or something really innovative then try writing a future news story. Imagine that the project has been a surprisingly big success.

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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!

Podcast S5E111: David Robson – The Intelligence Trap

Idea to Value

Some Can Transform Themselves. Others Can’t. Here’s What Makes The Difference:

Digital Tonto

Since 1970, we have undergone three revolutions—financial, managerial and digital—and we are somehow worse off. It’s time to admit that we had the wrong theory of the case and chart a new course. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Top 25 Most Influential Innovators

Innovation Leader

2020 was a brutal year that separated a few forward-looking companies that continued to invest in innovation from the rest of the pack. From mRNA vaccines to streaming services to commercial spaceflight, here’s our list of the Top 25 Most Influential Innovators working inside big organizations

Human-centred innovation in a digital world.

Paul Hobcraft

Today we are facing many current disruptions where we need to react fast and intelligently. There are many situations we are facing that is a race against time.

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.

SNP Case Study Highlights Plan for Creating an Integrated, Global Workforce

IdeaScale

Product innovation moves companies forward. It helps leaders collaborate to drive change and promote growth. . Business leaders constantly work to define new trends and increase the time it takes to get products out to customers.

Building a World-Class Innovation Culture: Bayer

Strategyzer

In our work with companies, we have observed significant changes in the attitudes that leadership has towards innovation. Leaders now value innovation as the most important driver of growth.

People never think of improving something by removing parts of it

Idea to Value

When looking to improve something, it seems like people always want to add more. At least, this is what an interesting new piece of research by Adams et al suggests, just published in the journal Nature.

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There Will Always Be People Who Want To Kill Change. Here’s How To Outsmart Them

Digital Tonto

Look at anyone who has truly changed the world and they encountered significant resistance. In fact, while researching my book Cascades, I found every major change effort, whether it was a political. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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.

The Art Of Innovation | 10 Things To Learn From Guy Kawasaki

InnovationManagement

The agenda of our first management meeting in 2021 was ‘How can we innovate to thrive this year?’ We were clear that if we continue to do the same thing we did last year, there is no way we can bring any change in our growth. .

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

Whatever we do, we do far better when we become emotionally connected. Often understanding a good story builds this emotional connection or simply puts you off. Stories can inspire and spark even greater ideas.

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Get Inspired With This List of Top Young Innovators

IdeaScale

Innovation comes in all forms. If you’re looking for inspiration as you develop your innovation management strategy, these five young innovators offer solutions to common innovation struggles. Eimar Dolan.

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Innovation Management - The Complete Guide

Pondr

Welcome to Pondr’s complete guide to innovation management! Before we dive into all the details, theories and approaches, let’s start with an intro to the concept itself, and why it’s such an important field of research to study and discover

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.

Why physicists are excited about potentially being wrong

Idea to Value

Usually, people are terrified about being wrong. But based on a breakthrough announcement in particle physics, thousands of scientists are thrilled about the prospect of some of our most deeply held beliefs being proved wrong last week.

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5 Reasons Why Working From Home Will Stick

Game-Changer

In the U.S. the expectation is that sometime in the summer we’ll go back to pre-pandemic normalcy. So, some companies have announced that in a few months they’ll start accepting employees back in their offices.

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Strategic Agility: The Leadership Survival Skill of the Year

InnovationManagement

Chaos might have defined the year that was 2020, but that turmoil helped business leaders learn a new skill that will serve them well in the years to come. The post Strategic Agility: The Leadership Survival Skill of the Year appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

Whatever we do, we do far better when we become emotionally connected. Often understanding a good story builds this emotional connection or simply puts you off. Stories can inspire and spark even greater ideas.

LEAN 130

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.