July, 2018

5 Things Managers Should Know About Innovation (But Most Don’t)

Digital Tonto

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You need a chief disruption officer, not a chief innovation officer

RTI Innovation Advisors

In older times, when kings ruled countries with little input from their subjects, it was easy for the king to exhibit some hubris. After all, the king's family and retinue encouraged the idea of divine coronation - the sense that the king had his power from a divine source and that everything under his domain should pay homage to him. Given this power, it wasn't hard for kings to become a bit deaf to other ideas or suggestions, or the idea that he could be fallible.

Learning from our scars

The Future Shapers

In general, those of us in the corporate environment remain reluctant to discuss things that don’t quite go to plan (at least not openly). Far too often, we only base success around project launches or delivery, i.e. the outcome, and fail to recognise the importance of learning along the way.

Situational Awareness (Winter is Coming)

Mike Shipulski

Business and life are all about choosing how you want to allocate your time and money. In life, it’s your personal time and money and in business it’s the company’s. If you’ve ever done any winter hiking, you know that it’s important to know the terrain.

Measuring Innovation Performance

Why do only a third of the organizations worldwide have formal innovation metrics in place despite accepting that innovation is critical to survival? Download this eBook to learn about the 5 basic principles that guide every successful innovation process.

Beyond Puzzles: Innovating in Complex Ecosystems

The Future Shapers

Have you ever been in an obstacle course that had multiple ways for you to proceed? What about reading a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book where at key moments to can make different choices resulting in different endings? More likely, you have played any number of video games that give you multiple options for how you might tackle the game’s objective. Having decisions with uncertain outcomes to make is always a bit unnerving.

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When Expertise Kills Innovation

Game-Changer

Expertise is valuable. To be successful, you want to be seen as an expert. Being an experts validates your worth, and provides a sense of certainty. In terms of innovation, expertise leads to incrementalism; or sustaining innovation.

The Innovation World is Changing Due to the 4th Industrial Revolution

Hype

There are twin forces at work, feeding off each other. We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pace. These are constantly combining, relentlessly adding new shape to our future. We are actually caught up in a very revolutionary period. The Innovation Manager

Ring Fencing Constrains Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

It is the very act of ‘ring-fencing’ we have constrained innovation. We then can limit risk, as well as we are constantly separating it from the center of the company, even though many of us try to push it back towards the core.

The 5 steps for strategic cost-cutting in your innovation agenda

Exago

In times of uncertainty, when business models are challenged, managers and financial directors are bound to cut costs to make organisations more agile, robust and adaptable to change. Leaders with a clear vision then tend to use cost-cutting and improvement to align costs with business strategy, to lower costs, focus on the aspects of the […]. The post The 5 steps for strategic cost-cutting in your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago.

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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.

How Blockbuster, Kodak And Xerox Really Failed (It’s Not What You Think)

Digital Tonto

The roots of disruption are always more complex they first appear Related posts: A Look Back At Why Blockbuster Really Failed And Why It Didn’t Have To. How PARC Saved Xerox. Newsweek’s Failed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Disruption

For Innovators Rejection comes with the Territory

Destination Innovation

Joanne K Rowling is the British author of the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels which have become the best-selling book series in history with over 400 million copies sold. She acted as screenwriter and producer on the Harry Potter movies which is the second highest-grossing film series ever.

What it Means to be An Ambidextrous Innovation Leader

Game-Changer

Innovation is a code word for leadership. Yet innovation is not business as usual ; it requires a different mindset: a growth mindset. You have to be comfortable with ambiguity, putting yourself and your organization un uncomfortable positions, having a point of view and pursuing it with conviction.

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Avoiding Groupthink and Empowering Introverts

IdeaScale

There was this great infocomic a few years ago that talked about the virtues of online brainstorming.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Study shows a desire for startups and corporates to work more together by 2025

Idea to Value

According to a recent study by the Unilever Foundation , there is a strong desire for corporations to improve their innovation capability by working more closely with startups. Based on the results of a recent survey of 204 corporate brand managers and 114 startups about how their companies planned to collaborate together, the following results were identified: 80% of corporates believe that startups can have a positive impact on a large company’s approach to innovation.

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Challenging Orthodoxies – Flying High

Braden Kelley

With a new Top Gun movie coming out soon, I thought this might be an appropriate share. It used to be in the early days of military aviation that a pilot’s head only served as some level of protection during … Continue reading → Innovation aircraft Israel military Military Innovation U.S. Military United States Air Force Weapons Systems

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Why The Future Isn’t Digital

Digital Tonto

It’s time to think less about hackathons and more about tackling grand challenges. Related posts: Why The Future of Digital Commerce Is The Omnichannel. Our Emergent Digital Future. 3 Keys to The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology New Era of Innovation

13 Plastic Packaging Alternatives

Innovation Excellence

Why should brands care? Plastics is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing right now. Thanks to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet, consumers are suddenly aware of the thousands of tonnes of plastic filling the ocean.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Infographic: Company Culture with AI in the Workplace

Game-Changer

Artificial intelligence is one of the key emerging technologies that will drive the Next Economy and transform how we work. With that said, it’s worth asking: How does artificial intelligence affect the workforce?

Music for Innovation

IdeaScale

There is a growing body of research that is dedicated to analyzing what kind of music makes an employee work more efficiently, joyfully, or precisely. Here are a few interesting working theories for music in the workplace. Music can help in task efficiency.

To See Your Assumptions Act Like An Outsider

Beyond the Obvious

The problem with trying to be the “outsider” is that most of us aren’t outsiders. We are inside—inside our company, our industry, or our organization.

Meet Idea Hunt's Youngest Developer

IdeaHunt

At age 14, Caspian is Coding and Making an impact

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Summer Reading List: 12 Great Stories About History’s Most Legendary Innovators

Digital Tonto

Great innovators are real people with real flaws that managed to overcome their failures Related posts: Summer Reading List: 17 Great Books Every Innovator Should Read. Summer Reading List: Books. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Reading List

21 Strategic Thinking Questions to Ask When You Have Nothing to Ask

BrainZooming

I was chatting with someone about what to do when someone asks you a question in a meeting. If you are fine with where everything is heading or you’re not sure what to ask, should you simply say you don’t have any questions? That may seem like the natural answer.

What habits should people practice to be a better collaborator at work?

Game-Changer

To inspire and drive innovation business leaders and entrepreneurs need to be, not just collaborative, radically collaborative. But before you embrace “radical collaboration”, you have to understand and put in practice habits that lead towards it.

4 Great Innovations that Started as Employee Ideas

IdeaScale

The idea for IdeaScale functions on a simple premise: good ideas can come from anywhere. This tenet underpins most of crowdsourcing and all open innovation programs.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Design Thinking Grows Up – Welcome to Experience Thinking

Innovation Excellence

Prologue Design Thinking is an incredibly powerful way to approach the design of just about anything that involves an interaction with people (or other intelligent creatures).

Swiping the Blank Slate: Accelerate Your Career Success by Jumpstarting Innovative Thinking

Innovation in Practice

By Nurit Shmilovitz-Vardi. We’ve all been there. Your manager assigns your next project, handing you the relevant materials along with the following demand: “This needs to be big. I want something different, something that stands out, fresh new ideas—something innovative!”.

We May Finally Be Winning The War Against Cybercrime. Here’s How:

Digital Tonto

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and those that guard our financial system need are upping their game as well. Related posts: Digital Media’s Secret Weapon for Winning Ad Budgets (Why. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology