June, 2018

A really worthwhile report on Innovation not to be missed from Innovation Leader.

Paul Hobcraft

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Ten Ways to use Lateral Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

Destination Innovation

Short video with ten tips and techniques to help you use lateral thinking for idea generation and creative problem solving. The post Ten Ways to use Lateral Thinking for Creative Problem Solving appeared first on Destination Innovation.

How Do You Never Stop Learning?

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key technologies. Underpinning all of them is artificial intelligence. Though people believe that truly intelligent computing already exists, it’s not true. Rather, current techniques such as machine and deep learning give us automation; not intelligence.

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael. Maybe you’ve heard the old cliché – if you’ve got “too many chiefs,” your initiative will fail. Every time I hear it, I wonder, “Why can’t everyone be a chief?”.

6 Key Dimensions for Assessing Innovation Management Software

Rallying corporate support to find the best idea management software is enough of a battle on its own - but the process itself doesn't have to be. This guide was created to help you navigate the murky waters of innovation tools, aligning features and functionalities with the goals and requirements of your program.

Two answers you need to improve innovation success

RTI Innovation Advisors

I was talking recently with a colleague who had been working in corporate innovation for quite some time. He was discouraged because he felt his innovation activities were really insightful, and had resulted in a product offering that had great value for customers. But in the end the business decided not to commercialize his idea. As we dissected the opportunity and the outcome, two issues became clear.

The Power of Problem Exploration

HYPE Innovation

"‘Houston, we’ve had a problem here." John Swigert’s famous words, delivered in a voice as calm and clear as the mountain air in his native Denver, Colorado. But to the Apollo 13 mission controllers thousands of miles below in Texas, this fired the starting gun in a race against time. At 3:08 a.m. UTC on April 14, 1970, an explosion in the main oxygen tanks and the failure of a major part of the electrical system suddenly put the Apollo crew’s lives at risk.

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The Innovation Sophistication Index

Destination Innovation

How can you assess how innovative your business is? The Innovation Sophistication Index is a list of just 24 statements. For each statement you score one point if you fully agree with it for your organization. Please try the list below now.

What is Customer Obsession?

Game-Changer

One of Amazon’s core values is customer obsession, it’s a keystone that holds together everything they do.

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Imaginatik Releases Innovation Central Spring 2018 to Drive Front-Line Engagement

Imaginatik

New mobile experience makes ideation easy for employees across the enterprise.

Where to Get New Ideas… How About the Romanian Food Festival?

IdeaScale

Our family had so much fun at the Smithsonian’s Military Invention Day three weeks ago, we decided to hit the town again and join up with fellow IdeaScale colleague, Matt Paulson , and his family and head to Potomac, MD for the Romanian Food Festival.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Creativity in Innovation: An Introduction for Innovation Managers

HYPE Innovation

As an innovation manager you have the enviable task of stimulating creativity across the organization, and channeling it towards the strategic goals of the company - ultimately creating breakthrough innovations. Lots of techniques exist for small-group creativity workshops, but stimulating creativity in online environments is relatively new. Let’s look at some advice and see how it translates to this world. Ideation & Collaboration

3 Startups That Are Defying The Odds And Bringing Breakthrough Discoveries To Market

Digital Tonto

Their secret to look beyond traditional VC's Related posts: When Corporations Fund Startups, Both Can Win. Anatomy Of A Breakthrough. We Need Real Scientific Breakthroughs To Build A Clean Energy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Get Innovative Solutions with the Ideas Exchange Method

Destination Innovation

Image by Geralt on Pixabay. The Ideas Exchange is a brainstorm method which I use with larger groups. It is easy to run, quick and effective. This is the procedure: 1. The problem is clearly stated. Everyone is given two coloured cards (or post-it notes). Say one white and one pink.

Is it possible to lead a creative team with some members who are closed-minded?

Game-Changer

Unless you’re a newborn baby, there isn’t a single person in this world who is completely open-minded. It’s common that people become more close minded the older they get; hanging out with people who think alike, following the same routines and just avoid getting uncomfortable.

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.

Scale gives way to speed

RTI Innovation Advisors

With apologies for the use of a tired phrase, there is a new game in town and it will dramatically impact how, why and where you do innovation work. The new game, as demonstrated by a number of emerging disrupters, is captured in the book Unscaled and discussed at length in this nice blog post - one I wish I could have written. There are a couple of overlapping points here, but the main idea is that scale as a competitive weapon is increasingly passe.

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Why your idea management programme is so helpful for strategic cost-cutting

Exago

As business models being are challenged, organisations need to become more adaptable and resilient, naturally also by becoming more efficient and cutting inadequate costs. This change must happen from the bottom up, with the right leadership and sponsorship, to separate the good from the bad costs, at both micro and macro levels. Innovation managers can, and should lend a hand to address this shared challenge.

Living Labs and Open Innovation

HYPE Innovation

"Living labs" is a label applied to an array of very different innovation infrastructures that did not make it in the Jargon Madness finals of Forbes but is nonetheless “trendy, but confusing.” In this post, you will learn what it means and how linging labs is a usefuly concept for open innovatino programs. Ideation & Collaboration

Engaging People in Innovation

IdeaScale

Engaging people in innovation is at the heart of what we do at IdeaScale.

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.

Here’s Why No One Cares About Your Ideas

Digital Tonto

If you want people to start listening to your ideas, focus less on the fact that you have them and more on what value they can deliver to others. Related posts: America Isn’t Out Of Ideas. In. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

Thomas Koulopoulos: AI Isn’t About Tech, It’s About The Survival of Humanity

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 emerging technologies , underpinning them all is artificial intelligence. AI is buzzword that comes with many expectations that have yet to come true. When it does become smarter and truly autonomous, will it leave humans without jobs?

Innovation and the rapidly changing world of photography

RTI Innovation Advisors

We've reached a couple of interesting milestones in a very short period of time, and it behooves us to pay attention to the changes in what has been an important industry - photography. For innovators, it's been easy to kick Kodak around, for having missed the transition to digital photography while owning many of the patents. However, Kodak by itself isn't the whole story in the world of photography. Today, Canon announced that it will no longer sell cameras that require film.

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Why your idea management programme is so helpful for strategic cost-cutting

Exago

As business models being are challenged, organisations need to become more adaptable and resilient, naturally also by becoming more efficient and cutting inadequate costs. This change must happen from the bottom up, with the right leadership and sponsorship, to separate the good from the bad costs, at both micro and macro levels. Innovation managers can, and should lend a hand to address this shared challenge.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Innovation and the Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty

HYPE Innovation

Some football-related thoughts as the world turns its attention to the 2018 FIFA World Cup over the next few weeks. There’s a famous 1972 film by German director Wim Wenders called "The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty," which, if nothing else, is a great title for a movie. It’s a powerful metaphor for the anxieties that go with any role we must play.

Common IdeaScale Use Cases

IdeaScale

IdeaScale recently spent some time talking to our customers about how and why they’re using IdeaScale and we found that those interviews highlighted a few common IdeaScale use cases in the process and we decided to share four of them here.

We Need To Revive Innovation And Entrepreneurship In America. Here’s How We Can Make It Happen

Digital Tonto

We need to solve some deep-rooted problems and reverse some long-standing trends Related posts: 4 Things We Need To Do To Boost Innovation And Entrepreneurship. America Can Win Manufacturing In The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Hard Tech Innovation

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4 Ways To Get Value From Social Media

Game-Changer

Last week I had a great chat with a very smart group of people on the ethics of using technology to capture people’s emotions. It was a very accomplished group of people I had never met; except for Sunil.

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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.

Putting the coordinates into your innovation World

Guide 4 Innovating

Innovation can be fairly complex in what needs to be pulled together, as often it ‘flies’ in contradiction to the normal organizations ways and wishes to work in structured, efficient ways. Innovation can often be rather chaotic and discovery driven.

Transforming cost-cutting into growth in your innovation programme

Exago

In times of uncertainty, when business models are challenged, companies are bound to cut costs, to become more agile, robust and adaptable to change. Managers can support these efforts, namely within the corporate innovation programme. The post Transforming cost-cutting into growth in your innovation programme appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights business transformation challenges cost cutting engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation-journey

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7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation

HYPE Innovation

There is something awfully unnerving about a place that has lodged, entertained, and inspired people like Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Alan Turing to pursue their science and art. Oh, Hugh Laurie and John Oliver, too. Unnerving as in intimidating, I guess. How exactly does Cambridge produce so many sound thinkers (and thinking)?” I wondered a few weeks ago as I walked past the Mathematical Bridge on my way to the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM).

3 Reasons Healthcare Needs Idea Management

IdeaScale

It’s hard enough to keep up in a complex industry like healthcare. But just wait till healthcare is disrupted as dramatically as retail or music has been over the past decade.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!