January, 2014

Elements of Learning Experience Design

Boxes and Arrows

The process of designing any sort of human experience, regardless of purpose or platform, is centered around reaching a desired outcome, ideally with as little fuss and as much joy as possible.

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Innovation and the Benefits It Can Bring to a Company or an Organization

Innovation 360

Innovation and the Benefits It Can Bring to a Company or an Organization. Innovation is an essential factor that drives the performance and productivity of a business. This also helps you and your business grow. In totality, a business that seeks to innovate is more productive and is able to generate a lot of jobs as compared to a non-innovative active business.

Study: Restructuring Can Reduce Cost of Core Processing and IT Services

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

One of the definitions for “restructure” found on Dictinoary.com is “to effect a fundamental change in.” ” For community financial institutions that restructure their vendor contracts for one of their largest categories of non-interest expense that fundamental change is reduced costs, according to a new report from the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network

A Hall of Fame for the Rest of Us

Bill Fischer

Few things are as exciting for a baseball fan as the selection of this year's class of Hall of Fame inductees. I'm sure that it's the same in football and soccer and other similar activities, including Rock and Roll, although without as much press, given the age and allure of

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The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

The Creative Impact of Improvisation

Boxes and Arrows

Improvisation is a very old and time-tested form of theater. The earliest use of improvisation is found in records of a Roman farce performed in 391 BC. Given its long history, it’s surprising to me that in our modern world, comedy–and comedic improvisation–is considered a low-brow form of entertainment. It is generally eschewed by the erudite. But it shouldn’t be. My own experience with improvisation spans 20+ years.

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Evolving a Creative Workplace: Step 7

Boxes and Arrows

After discussing how to prepare , plant , water , fertilize , till and experiment with and then observe and protect your organic garden of a team, I’m happy to announce that the last two steps are quite fun. You’ve worked hard to grow your business and have made the necessary tweaks along the way.

Changing Lanes

Boxes and Arrows

In the course of your life, unless you have inherited your family’s Piggly Wiggly fortune, you will have held a number jobs. Maybe you started out in your teens by bagging groceries, or perhaps you filled up that piggy bank by babysitting or mowing lawns. That first job hopefully taught you some valuable lessons about life.

Importance of Performing an Innovation Diagnostics

Innovation 360

Importance of Performing an Innovation Diagnostics. Many business owners and CEO’s tend to wonder why their proposed innovation programs are a failure. These programs are not likely to deliver the results that they expect. Actually, innovation is always included in the agenda of the higher ups. Nevertheless, they do not spend more time in assessing the innovation capabilities of their organization. They just directly initiate wide initiatives for the sake of their company.

A Hall of Fame for the Rest of Us

Bill Fischer

Few things are as exciting for a baseball fan as the selection of this year's class of Hall of Fame inductees. I'm sure that it's the same in football and soccer and other similar activities, including Rock and Roll, although without as much press, given the age and allure of

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Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Credit Unions & Community Banks Overpay For Core Services

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Credit unions and community banks aren’t doing themselves any favors in negotiating information technology (IT) service provider contracts, according to a survey of executives about their top business concerns and management priorities

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BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

According to a study by Business Performance Innovation Network in association with Paladin fs, credit unions are overpaying for their core systems by an average of about 24% over “fair market value &rdquo

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Study: Banks, CUs Overpaying For Technology

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Think fast: When is the last time you paid more for a piece of technology than you would have five, even 10, years ago? Maybe a laptop? A camera? An MP3 player

Banking Technology Connections: Vendor contract challenges

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Although it’s the responsibility of your lawyers to read a contract’s fine print and review it for key language, it’s important to consider their familiarity with the particular type of contract

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Improving the Value of Any Merger or Acquisition How to Prepare for the Coming Consolidation in Comm

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

The financial and business pressures facing smaller banks represent a recipe for consolidation. However, as I see it, there’s at least one missing ingredient holding the industry back – willing sellers who are satisfied with current valuations

Banks Face Price Hikes as Tech Vendors Merge

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Community banks brace for limited selection, but embrace one-stop shopping, as consolidation takes place among IT firms