January, 2017

2017: Collaboration Is No Longer A Choice, But An Imperative

Digital Tonto

In the new business environment that's emerging, the best way to become a dominant player is to be an indispensable partner. Related posts: The New Era Of Cognitive Collaboration. Building Creative. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Power of User-Led Innovations

Hype

Babies are wonderful, a constant source of fascination as you share their discovery of a rich new world and see things afresh through their wide bright eyes. But they also have side effects, some of which can bring you back to earth with a bump!

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4 Essential Building Blocks of Intrapreneurship for Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

Corporations across the world are scrambling to figure out how to innovate and grow in an increasingly competitive business environment. Intrapreneurship, the concept of cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set from within an existing organization, is enabling many large companies to extract value through employee-powered corporate innovation. Intrapreneurship Team management Leadership Culture Innovation Models

4 Challenges Organizations Face To Get The Most From Generalists

Game-Changer

New challenges require new approaches. All organizations have new challenges on the table all the time, but most are not equipped to come up with new approaches to conquer them because they can’t think and act differently. This is a specialization challenge.

Technology Scouting: Why It Works – A Harvard Business Review Published Study Perspective

Technology scouting can increase the rate and potential for meaningful innovation. A recent study conducted by the Harvard Business Review makes the case for technology scouting. Research shows that connecting with a wide range of external resources increases the rate of, and potential for, meaningful innovation.

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How does innovation management help in digital transformation?

Hype

The power of digital disruption is so immense that it now sits on the top priority list for almost every executive.

How to Set Up a Pilot or Test Case for a Startup/Corporate Partnership

Rocketspace

Disruption is commonly associated with startups. Corporations tend to lose the ability to take smart risks and move quickly once they reach a certain level of growth and success — but it doesn't have to be this way. Large companies can combat stagnation by engaging with high growth startups.

Generalists Are Hardwired for Reinvention

Game-Changer

My last post on the challenges Generalists face in a society that rewards specialists got a lot of attention from people who are Generalists themselves (from healthcare); not from Specialists.

This engineer replaced a $1,000.00+ medical device with one costing $0.20

Idea to Value

Sometimes, you need to set yourself really strict constraints in order to come up with the most creative innovations. This is exactly what Manu Prakash did with his team at Stanford when trying to make a better, cheaper way to test blood samples in poorer countries. Check out his video above.

2017 Business Innovation Report

Spigit’s 2017 Business Innovation Report is an in-depth look at why and how the biggest brands in the world tap into the collective intelligence of their employees, customers, and partners to solve business challenges.

50 Quotes to Spark a Culture of Innovation in 2017

Innovation Excellence

An inspiring quote is a great tool for changing a mindset. I made a personal collection of 50 outstanding quotes on change and innovation. Use them to inspire others to start a culture of change, to think different and to prioritize change and innovation at the start of 2017.

The 3 Things About Data You Probably Don’t Know, But Need To

Digital Tonto

Like energy, talent, finance or any other resource, managing data effectively is becoming essential to competing in today’s marketplace. Related posts: 4 Things Managers Need To Know About Data. If. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology

Unfuzzying the Front End of Innovation. An interview with Liberty Global's Spark Team

Hype

Roel de Vries and Sarah Kelly are the innovation managers for Liberty Global’s innovation program, Spark. In May 2017, they’ll be presenting at the HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn.

2016 Year in Review: Corporate Innovation Trends and Implications for 2017

Rocketspace

2016 was an eventful year, marked by unprecedented political polarization, hacked emails made public by WikiLeaks, Brexit, two huge Yahoo security breaches, and even exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But hidden among the uncertainty lies a year of unparalleled technological advances.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

Becoming an innovative company: better late

OVO Innovation

So, after over a decade of innovation consulting, I can say without doubt that companies that are just starting to innovate have it much better than those that were attempting it years ago. That's because as more companies try more innovation, more tools are vetted, more methods explored and exposed. Today, there are more proven methods and more people with more innovation skill and experience, so if you are starting now you can get started on the right foot.

2016’s best innovation blog articles, from the top influential innovation bloggers

Idea to Value

Sometimes, it is important to take a step back from your own work, and highlight some of the best work from other people around the world.

These 2017 Trends Will Change Our World

Innovation Excellence

Welcome to 2017. It is going to be an interesting year. We have not seen so much creativity, innovation and evolution before in history. Trend watchers go berserk with all the cool new ideas born every minute and futurologist see their predictions come true sooner than expected.

There is a clear winner theme in ideas’ implementation

Exago

After ideation and crowd discussion, followed by improvement and approval, management and leadership embrace innovations more easily, as the higher rates of implementation show. The post There is a clear winner theme in ideas’ implementation appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges incremental-innovation

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

How to Get Started Innovating on Customer Experience

Hype

In recent years, customer experience has emerged as a major differentiator for large companies. In a McKinsey survey of senior executives, 90 percent of respondents confirmed that customer experience is one of the CEO’s top three priorities.

How To Derive The Most Value Out Of Accelerator Programs

Rocketspace

RocketSpace formally launched its first corporate accelerator program a little over a year ago. We aimed to create a new model that brings corporations and startups together to fuel industry-focused transformation while achieving real, measurable results.

To Create Real Change, You Need To Do More Than Just Protest

Digital Tonto

It doesn't take much to join a protest or throw a rock. History is made by those who can define a path forward and persuade others — even those who are initially skeptical — that it is a journey. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Change a Behavior if You Want to Change a Result

Game-Changer

English: A collage of an image modified with 16 different Instagram filters (Photo credit: Wikipedia). I started 2017 will a couple of posts about reinvention ( here and here ). Fittingly, Recode published a look into Instagram’s reinvention.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Turn Your Organization into an Idea Factory: Part I

Innovation Excellence

Up to 80 percent of an organization's improvement potential could come from frontline employee ideas. However, the average employee suggestion box or idea program gets less than 10 percent adoption, has fewer than.5 ideas per employee per year and can hurt employee engagement.

The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out

Exago

The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out, and innovation author and expert Paul Sloane is in the Spotlight in this first edition. The post The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago innovation matrix thought leadership

Creativity is Key: Tips on Avoiding Groupthink

InnovationManagement

It’s awesome when everyone agrees, isn’t it? Yes—and no. Most of us have, at some point, fallen into the trap of groupthink to avoid conflict and promote harmony in a group, whether at school, work, or on a committee.

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Lessons Learned the Hard Way: 3 Management Techniques for Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

One of the biggest challenges that corporate innovation teams face is management. Think about it: you're asking your highest-achieving employees — people who have successfully avoided failure their entire working lives — to participate in experimental initiatives. What happens if a multi-million dollar project falls through the cracks? Team management Leadership Innovation Models

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

The 30 Years Rule – Innovation Takes A Lot Longer Than You Think

Digital Tonto

Agility is often overrated. Innovation is never a single event. Related posts: It Takes A Lot More Than A Big Idea To Change The World. Innovation Starts—And Ends—With Mindset. Innovation Needs To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation

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How to Assess Your Innovation Fitness

IdeaScale

There are two types of innovation fitness assessments that you should perform in your organization.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Change Leaders

Innovation Excellence

What does it mean to be a change leader? What behaviors must they engage in day in and day out to drive real and meaningful change?

Disruptive innovation: where, not what

OVO Innovation

First, a slight diatribe. Why is it that companies think their people can do successful innovation when they don't share a common language? In the title I've used the word "disruptive", and by this I mean innovation in the "third horizon" - incremental, breakthrough and disruptive. I'm defining disruptive innovation as new products, services or business models that "disrupt" existing products or markets. For example, Apple and iTunes disrupted Tower Records.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.