January, 2021

Thinking about innovation and strategy

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been asked several times lately to write about, or perhaps more specifically, to opine about, innovation strategy.

Adapting to Change: How to Unify Online and Offline Aspects of Business

CMOE

The year 2020 made one thing clearer than ever before: shunning the online world is not a viable strategy for any business, no matter how well-equipped it is to attract activity offline. When lockdown measures were rolled out, companies that relied on foot traffic quickly ground to a halt.

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Using Online Reviews to Grow Your Business

The Human Factor

source. The world has changed and while word of mouth marketing is still one of the best ways to get new customers for your business it is no longer the only good way to do this. With the advent of the internet and social media, things have changed. What others say about you online is important.

Podcast S4E96: Jeff DeGraff – Mastering the 6 skills of the creative mindset

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we welcome back the Dean of Innovation, Dr Jeff DeGraff, who has worked with more than half of the Fortune 500 companies to improve their innovation programs. We speak about how to cultivate a creative mindset.

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.

The art of “Back Casting” needs care

Paul Hobcraft

Backcasting is a planning method that starts with defining a desirable future and then works backwards to identify policies and programs that will connect that specified future to the present. The fundamentals of the method were outlined by John B. Robinson from the University of Waterloo in 1990.

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The Humility Principle

Digital Tonto

We rarely fully understand the consequences of the actions we take. We live in a world not of linear cause and effect, but complex ecosystems in which even our best laid plans touch of a complex web. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Two in a row | Exago innovation software recognised as a Top Performer by FeaturedCustomers

Exago

Exago has just been recognised as a Top Performer by FeaturedCustomers, in its “Winter 2021 Customer Success Report for the Idea Management Software Category”, having been distinguished last year for the first time.

Two documents that tell you all you need to know about innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

If you believe everything you hear, or read, within your corporation about innovation, you may end up a bit disappointed. As we've seen over the last two decades, talking about innovation is easy, but implementing it and realizing the benefits are a bit more difficult.

Podcast S4E94: Cyndi Burnett – Creativity in education

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Cyndi Burnett, Director at Creativityandeducation.com. We speak about what it takes to bring creativity into homes and classrooms.

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!

Why do we have difficulties to self-disrupt?

Paul Hobcraft

“Why do we always seem to have internal difficulties to self-disrupt?”. Now that is an interesting question. My quick and simple answer is to look at all the internal constraints you can see, or those around you can add to your list or the ones you place on looking outside your own organization.

33 Hidden Countries

Destination Innovation

Can you find 33 hidden countries in the text below? Don’t look back in anger,” many a wise man has said, including William Shakespeare who wrote “Much Ado about Nothing.”. The captain asked the sargent in an email if he could plug and advertise the notice in the formal information pack. He wore a jumper under his coat and a cap which protected him when the ice landed on his head. Did you happen to go to London recently?” I enquired. “I

Why You Need To Build Change On Common Ground

Digital Tonto

The truth is that while people like the idea of being different, change is always built on common ground. Differentiation builds devotion among adherents, but to bring new people in, you need to make. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Building a Culture of Value Creation

IdeaScale

Innovation cultures are essential in the workplace. They help sustain innovation and improve outcomes. Building value is one of the best methods for ensuring future success. Establish innovation behaviors and norms that create a communicative environment rich in imagination and collaboration.

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.

Eliminating bias in the ideation process: the power of anonymity | Culture

Pondr

It is no secret that innovation and inclusion go hand in hand: diversity of perspective is vital to a company’s success

Podcast S4E99 – Why creativity and innovation will be the most important skills of 2021

Idea to Value

In this livestream of the Idea to Value podcast, I talk about the main reasons why creativity and innovation are going to be the most important skills of the next 5 years.

What we talk about, when we talk about innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

After over 15 years of work in the innovation space, sometimes I get a bit weary talking about innovation.

Bitcoin and Blockchain: A Small Glimpse Into Big Digital Disruptions

Daniel Burrus

Several of us likely remember the Bitcoin boom around the end of 2017, when thousands of individuals bought Bitcoin, seeing the value of their dollar skyrocket for a brief period.

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.

Why Good Ideas Fail (And How To Help Yours Succeed)

Digital Tonto

We tend to think that if we get an idea right, that others will recognize its worth. That’s hardly ever true. In fact, if your idea is truly new and different, you can expect to encounter stiff. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Ways to Generate Ideas from a Distance

IdeaScale

More people are working from home than ever before. Organizations need a way of innovating from a distance. Remote work is expected to increase in the coming years. A recent study reveals 42% of employees who are given the option will work from home more within five years.

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Types of innovation: knowing where to pinpoint your efforts | Innovation Management

Pondr

Introduction to the many shapes of innovation, starting with the different levels of impact, and then zooming in on the more practical details from business model through to product creation, marketing and customer relations

These 2 guys have found a way to make leather out of cactus

Idea to Value

Leather is a luxurious material, but it is also one of the most resource-intensive and pollution-rich materials in the fashion industry. These two Entrepreneurs from Mexico are trying to change that, with a new way to produce vegan leather from cactuses.

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.

Conditions for innovation to succeed

Jeffrey Phillips

I was asked recently to write a short post about the conditions necessary for innovation to succeed. It's actually not possible to write a short post about innovation, much less the conditions necessary for innovation to succeed, but I've tried to simplify this into nine critical factors for success.

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Walking The Innovation Talk

Game-Changer

An organization’s culture is the driving force behind innovation. You can have the best minds on your team, but nothing will happen if the environment doesn’t let them bring out their full potential.

Innovation Needs Constraints

Digital Tonto

Researchers have known for decades that creativity needs constraints. When you have a limited budget, you simply don’t have the luxury of ignoring problems. You have to face up to them and solve them. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What’s the Difference Between Open vs. Closed Innovation?

IdeaScale

There are a multitude of approaches to innovation management. One key factor, however, is “open” innovation versus “closed” innovation. While the names are slightly misleading, they’re important to understand as you approach your change management strategy.

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.

Top 3 reasons why the ideation process should be kept separate from work management systems | Innovation

Pondr

Pondr was built specifically for collecting and managing ideas - about knowing what to work on next

Research shows that having a phone on your desk makes you more stupid

Idea to Value

A lot of people joke about how having a smartphone is making us all less intelligent. And new research provides evidence that this is true.

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Are you catching the right wave?

IdeaSpies

As a leading executive today you would have ridden many waves to be where you are. In recent months, I have had the opportunity. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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