June, 2018

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.

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

Paul Hobcraft

There has just been a highly useful benchmarking report released by Innovation Leader with KPMG LLP sponsoring this and providing some of their collective insights into the different aspects of “ Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018″ At present, you can download the report before it might slip behind a paywall at some later stage.

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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?”.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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

Imaginatik

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

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So I keep asking myself “What is the role of social media in innovation?”

Paul Hobcraft

Social media haunts us all. For many years you first become aware, then very aware and then fully aware that social media is changing our lives. Let me confess: I am not alone I am sure but I seem to be presently suffering from Social Media Return Dilemma.

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?”.

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

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.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

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.

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.

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?”.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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

Two answers you need to improve innovation success

Jeffrey Phillips

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.

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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Engaging People in Innovation

IdeaScale

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

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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.

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?”.

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.

You Can’t Change Fundamental Behaviors Without Changing Fundamental Beliefs

Innovation Excellence

In 2006, Blockbuster Video launched Total Access, a service that allowed its customers to rent videos online and return them to stores. The strategy was an immediate hit with customers and before long its online unit was making big gains against Netflix.

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How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

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.

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.

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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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

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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).

The Case of the Stolen Idea

Innovation Excellence

What happens when your idea is stolen? You have an idea. Your great, wonderful idea which is the best thing anyone has heard in years or centuries… As many other innovators, you explain your idea to your friends, colleagues or superiors trying to get funding or valuable feedback.

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?

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.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.