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.

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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.

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 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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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

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! ]].

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.

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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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.

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

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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How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

Simple vs Easy

Idea to Value

Just because something is simple does not mean that it is easy to do. Similarly, just because something is complex does not mean it needs to be hard. Complexity and ease are often confused in innovation, both in design and in problem finding stages.

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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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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.

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.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

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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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. .

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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Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening

Leanstack

(This is guest post by Alejandra Gonzalez , a seasoned business model strategist, product owner, and innovation coach. In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into your product lifecycle.

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.

New Research Suggests That Humans Struggle With Subtractive Thinking

Game-Changer

Subtraction is the simplest, most common path to innovation. Whether it’s products, services or writing, simplifying is one of the greatest abilities of innovators. Do only certain people hold a monopoly on this very valuable skill? It seems so.

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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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.

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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Play Bold: Dear madam, please help me I lost my focus

Innovation 360 Group

Many call her the Swedish 007. Christina Bengtsson is a global thought leader on mastering focus, a former military officer and world champion precision shooter, as well as a praised author and coach. The post Play Bold: Dear madam, please help me I lost my focus appeared first on Innovation360.

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4 Places to Find Your Next Big Idea

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Many entrepreneurs think innovating requires new knowledge, but sometimes it's a matter of looking in unexpected places. Innovation

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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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!