January, 2022

Plan the Unplanned. Ways to be Spontaneous at Work.

Destination Innovation

We are told that we should plan our lives, make to-do lists, work diligently, organize our schedules and arrange things in sound and sensible ways. But is it better to sometimes do the opposite and just be spontaneous?

The History of the Whiteboard and Ideation

IdeaScale

Nobody living today will remember a time where there wasn’t a blackboard or a whiteboard at the front of the classroom. In the last two centuries, these tools have been central to the classroom and the innovation process, but there was once a time before they existed. .

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Do you need to be intelligent in order to be creative? The threshold theory

Idea to Value

What is the link between intelligence and creativity? And can you be creative without being intelligent, or do you need a minimum level of intelligence to achieve great creative feats? This has been a question posed since creativity research began seriously in the 1950s.

Building the use of the innovation work mat as a compelling business case

Paul Hobcraft

The Executive Innovation Work Mat as a compelling business case.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

How The “Uber Economy” Is Killing Innovation, Prosperity And Entrepreneurship

Digital Tonto

The truth is that we have a major problem and, while Uber didn’t cause it, the company is emblematic of it. Put simply, a market economy runs on innovation. It is only through consistent and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Practical Innovation throughout the business

Jeffrey Phillips

One of the big challenges to innovation is that many people think of it as a big program, like implementing the quality programs of the 1980s, or rethinking everything, like the re-engineering programs and right sizing programs of a more recent vintage.

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Case Study: Medicins San Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders)

IdeaScale

Overview: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has always been in need of innovation, so it took advantage of its natural organizational structure and the broad range of talent involved to develop a new innovation unit in 2010 that was updated in 2017 and has produced several improvements to how MSF does its crucial work.

Ambidextrous organisations: Where innovation should sit in an organisation

Idea to Value

Where should innovation resources actually exist in an organisation? It might seem like a straightforward question, but it is fundamental to whether a company will end up succeeding at innovation or failing. After all, if innovation is so important, should it not get its own department?

TRANSFERRING IDEAS FROM ONE DOMAIN TO ANOTHER

Michael Michalko

Like a spark that jumps across a gap, an idea from one world is used to create a new idea or creative solution to a problem in another world. Bell’s engineers modeled their telephone network after the human being’s self-healing circulation system.

Why Purpose Matters

Digital Tonto

If you believe in a rational universe, a business is little more than a set of transactions. The nature of the firm, in this view, is simply to minimize transaction costs and skilled managers should. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Fractional CTO Services Crafted for Tech Startups

Your startup is growing, and you realize that the next addition to your team should be someone with a technical background. Download this guide to discover the 3 steps for finding the perfect hire!

Why your innovation experiments fail

Board of Innovation

Experimentation and validation are necessary to de-risk your innovation process - but the methods are not bulletproof. Here are 7 pitfalls and how to avoid them. The post Why your innovation experiments fail appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Innovation strategy Business design

What leaders get wrong about innovation

Strategyzer

Most people overestimate the value of ideas. They think they just need to come up with a good business idea to be successful. The reality is ideas are free. They're everywhere. Innovation Process: Testing Business Ideas Business Strategy

U.S. Army Announces New Digital Transformation Strategy

IdeaScale

Teachers don’t realise they don’t like creative students

Idea to Value

Every school will tell its students and teachers that they aim to promote creativity in their classrooms. What their teachers might however not be aware of is that, in practice, they don’t actually want their students to be creative.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Problems In Need Of Solving: Where To Start?

Phil McKinney

Why do innovators focus time and energy on developing solutions before they've identified the problem? Innovation starts by spending time to understand the problem before solving the problem. What Are Problems?

Every Changemaker Should Know These 3 Strategies (But Most Don’t)

Digital Tonto

In the final analysis, the reason that most would-be revolutionaries fail is that they assume that the righteousness of their cause will save them. It will not. Injustice, inequity and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Designing experiments to alleviate behavioral biases in innovation

Board of Innovation

Experimentation is a key component of any innovation validation track, regardless of industry, goal, and even budgets. The goal of experimentation is to validate or (in)validate assumptions that we have about the task at hand - be it a new concept, a consumer segment, or a business model.

7 Questions That Every Entrepreneur Must Answer To Create a Game-Changing Business

Game-Changer

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund wrote the book “ Zero to One ” a few years ago. It’s a book about entrepreneurship, innovation and competition.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

How Consumers Are Crowdsourcing Health and Safety Matters

IdeaScale

Overview: In a world that’s heavily interconnected and collecting data constantly, consumers are using those tools to protect their health, find support for their ailments, and even discover new solutions to their medical problems.

Neuroplasticity, and how your brain is able to continue developing as you grow older

Idea to Value

A lot of people are scared by the information that creativity appears to decrease as we get older.

Society 2045’s Teamwork Based Innovative Work Culture

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045’s Teamwork Based Innovative Work Culture. Today, many organizations have an individualistic approach to their culture and concentrate primarily on revenues and profits. This tends to impact the way employees think about their participation at work as well. .

We’re In A Trust Crisis. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Digital Tonto

Our beliefs are far more than mere acceptance of sets of facts, but become inherently part of our identity. Wars are not fought over ideologies because people disagree about empirical evidence, but. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT SOME OF THE MOST WELL-KNOWN CREATIVE THINKERS

Michael Michalko

Creative geniuses are usually honored and mythologized in history books. We seldom read about their dark sides or their somewhat bizarre behaviors and habits. Here are some little known facts about some of the well known creative thinkers, authors, artists, inventors and innovators in history.

Failing 15% of The Time is Optimal For Learning

Game-Changer

Learning is fun for me. I went to a Montessori school in preschool, and it shaped my life because I was taught to learn through play. I still approach every new topic as play and don’t understand doing something any other way; and ever since I’ve had an obsession with learning in general.

Case Study: Xaxis Teaches Us About Accelerating Careers and Solutions

IdeaScale

Overview: Xaxis, the world’s largest programmatic media company, realized that despite the company’s global reach, it didn’t have a global innovation program.

Which drugs actually help your creativity?

Idea to Value

Whenever I am giving a public lecture on the science of creativity and there is an open Question & Answer round, one of the most common questions I get is: Does taking XXX help you be more creative? Now, sometimes the substance listed is very common, like alcohol.

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.

3 Myths about Product Management and Entrepreneurship

helloFUTURE

You may have been reading a lot about entrepreneurship and product management recently, but the media doesn’t always paint an accurate picture. This blog post debunks three of the most common entrepreneurship and product management myths.

2022: Surviving Change

Digital Tonto

Marshal McLuhan, one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, described media as “extensions of man” and predicted that electronic media would eventually lead to a global village. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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What is the Process for an Employee Innovation Challenge?

InnovationManagement

A growing trend over the past several years has been to host internal innovation challenges.

6 Questions to Create Psychological Safety With Your Team

Game-Changer

What is something everyone needs to learn but few know how to do well? I was recently asked this question, and I responded: Listening to understand, not just to respond. Most people hear, but hearing is not the same as listening.

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.