June, 2018

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. If your score is less than six then you are probably at Stage 1. This is the Launch phase where the need for innovation is recognised but not much has been achieved so far. Many public sector bodies and staid companies are at this stage.

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. I would take advantage while you can.

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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?”. For instance, the Second Chance Programme is a group that raises money to help reduce homelessness among women here in Southeast Queensland.

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

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

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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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. There I’ve said it, it is out in the open, “ I suffer from SMRD”. To be honest I am struggling with social media in innovation, struggling to get my head around it for my business, for me for a long time.

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.

The Innovation Manager's Reading List

HYPE Innovation

As an innovation manager, drawing inspiration from those who have walked the ground before you is one of the most important tasks you have. Innovation is about constant learning," Soren Kaplan, author of "The Invisible Advantage" and affiliated professor at the University of Southern California's Center for Effective Organizations, said in a recent Inc. article. The Innovation Manager

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.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

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

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. Working silently and individually they write down a sensible idea to solve the problem on the white card and a bizarre, crazy idea on the pink card.

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. Intelligent machines scare people to the core for many reasons. Already, there is some automation happening in the world that will change the way we work.

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

Imaginatik

New mobile experience makes ideation easy for employees across the enterprise. BOSTON – June 14, 2018 – Today Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in corporate innovation management according to Forrester Research, announced a major update to its industry-leading Innovation Central software , empowering enterprises to maximize their ROI from breakthrough and continuous innovation programs.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

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.

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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Marketers Need To Start Preparing For The End Of The Digital Age And The New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

Earning consumers' trust and creating more impactful experiences will be key Related posts: We Need To Stop Chasing The Last Big Thing And Start Preparing For the Next One. Content Is Crap And Other. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Marketing

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?”. For instance, the Second Chance Programme is a group that raises money to help reduce homelessness among women here in Southeast Queensland.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

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. Matt spent two years in Romania with the Peace Corps. It’s where he met his wife Sara (also a Peace Corps Volunteer), and he still has fond memories of and relationships from what became his second home.

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. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, 2017 Letter to Amazon Shareholders outlines four key principles that he believes are critical to keeping his company, any company, relevant, competitive and dominant. Customer obsession has driven my success since I first begun working. My experience at FedEx was driven by it, and so was my first ever business success.

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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

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.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

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! ]]. All Posts Technology New Era of Innovation

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?”. For instance, the Second Chance Programme is a group that raises money to help reduce homelessness among women here in Southeast Queensland.

Scale gives way to speed

Jeffrey Phillips

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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Engaging People in Innovation

IdeaScale

Engaging people in innovation is at the heart of what we do at IdeaScale. No innovation program succeeds if they’re not constantly working to increase the number of new ideas in their community, the amount of conversation and collaboration that can happen in the comments, refinement and beyond, or generating new interest so that new members are joining all the time.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

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.

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. This is what innovators have to fight against; it’s the norm. Creativity is all about challenging assumptions, beliefs and the status-quo.

We Need Real Scientific Breakthroughs To Build A Clean Energy Economy

Digital Tonto

Developing new battery chemistries is going to be key Related posts: This Startup Is Leveraging Decades Of Pollution To Help Build a Clean Energy Future. Why Energy Storage May Be The Most Important. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Clean Energy New Era of Innovation

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?”. For instance, the Second Chance Programme is a group that raises money to help reduce homelessness among women here in Southeast Queensland.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”