November, 2021

What is Divergent thinking vs Convergent thinking

Idea to Value

When reading about creativity and creativity techniques like brainstorming , you will almost always hear about two important forms of thinking: Divergent Thinking and Convergent Thinking. But what do these two terms mean, and how do they work together to form a creative idea?

Brainstorming on a White Board: Prompts and Techniques

IdeaScale

Brainstorming is the foundation of any innovation exercise and the foundation for most ideation sessions.

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Boost Creativity by Thinking in Pictures

Destination Innovation

Image by Levelord on Pixabay. Please try these little thinking exercises: a) Recite a line from a poem – any line, any poem. b) Sing along in your head to a tune you heard recently. c) Calculate 60% of (4 + 7 +9). d) Remember a scene from a film and give it a different ending.

We are falling badly behind on our invention in technology for the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

No energy transition will be achieved without invention and innovation, yet we are failing badly at present to fund research, development and in deployment.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Change Consultants Recommend You Do These 3 Things. Don’t.

Digital Tonto

There is an inherent flaw in human nature that has endowed us with a burning desire to convince skeptics. So it shouldn’t be surprising that change consultants focus on persuasion. Nothing validates. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Creative Contrarian: 20 Strategies Boost Your Creativity

Game-Changer

Creativity, the more you use it the more you get it. It’s an indispensable skill, one that all of us have but stop using as we get older. There is a popular myth and only certain people are curious, for example artists, but it’s not true; everyone is creative in their own way.

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6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards

IdeaScale

Innovation is a process that relies heavily on creativity and individual thinking, and these are things that don’t come easily. In order to get your creative juices flowing it can be important to engage in creative thinking exercises and practice ways you can improve your innovation process.

Use the S-Curve Mapping Tool to Speed Up Innovation Processes in Your Business

Leapfrogging

For nearly three decades, I have worked with business leaders to help them drive innovation within their businesses by creating products and services that improve customers’ lives.

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Technology, inspiration and connected innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Visual from Siemens Digital Industries SPS Event November 2021 The recognizing of digital threads are connected to the new drivers. I have been virtually attending the Siemens SPS Event this week taking technology, inspiration and connected innovation to a new level.

We Need New Skills For A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

The industrial revolution drove a shift from animal power to machine power and from physical skills to cognitive skills. What we’re seeing now is a similar shift from cognitive skills to social. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

2022 Guide to Corporate Meetings in the Metaverse

Digital fatigue? No sense of purpose or belonging? Meetings using limited technology often fall short for teams working remotely. So how do you bring spontaneous communication and collaboration to your meetings?Check out this guide to meeting in the Metaverse.

Creative Contrarian: 20 Strategies To Boost Your Creativity

Game-Changer

Creativity, the more you use it the more you get it. It’s an indispensable skill, one that all of us have but stop using as we get older. There is a popular myth and only certain people are curious, for example artists, but it’s not true; everyone is creative in their own way.

Podcast S6E138: Stefanie Johnson – Inclusifying your company

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value, we speak with Dr Stefanie K Johnson from University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business.

How Do Your Incorporate Integrity In Your Innovation Strategy?

IdeaScale

Overview : Integrity in business is ensuring your actions conform with your statements. In order to maintain integrity as part of your innovation process, you should look closely at the spoken and unspoken promises made by your innovation strategy and act on them to the fullest extent possible.

Use the Saturate and Group Tool to Ramp Up Your Design Thinking

Leapfrogging

Over the last 25 years, I have led hundreds of design thinking sessions for international organizations and startups including brands like Red Bull.

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.

We are falling badly behind on our invention in technology for the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

No energy transition will be achieved without invention and innovation, yet we are failing badly at present to fund research, development and in deployment.

How Cultural Competence Makes You More A Effective Leader, Manager and Operator

Digital Tonto

We tend to think of empathy as an act of generosity, but it’s far more than that. Learning how to internalize diverse viewpoints is a skill we should learn not only because it helps make others more. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to be an Agile Leader?

Rmukesh Gupta

In a rather long blog post, Henna Inam shares her perspective on why board members of organisations need to be agile and also shares a framework from her book Wired for Disruption, which can be used to develop our agility muscles.

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Urgent vs Important: The Eisenhower Matrix

Idea to Value

With today’s always-on workforce, we get tasks thrown at us constantly. And now that people can access work emails and instant messages on their Smartphones, lines can get blurred as to when these tasks are expected to be received, and completed.

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!

Top Strategies to Prioritize Features for Innovation Teams

IdeaScale

Innovation management is a tough job. Innovation team members have to deal with the needs of users, finances, and marketing all at once. And now they have to figure out which features should be prioritized for their innovation roadmap, too?

Use the Rapid Prototyping Tool to Develop Ideas More Quickly and Efficiently

Leapfrogging

The conference room was abuzz with energy, teams of individuals were crowded around 6 circular tables, all of them were rapidly filling out post-it notes and sketching ideas on pieces of white paper.

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Building a lasting innovation capability

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been asked a number of times, by companies large and small, how to create an innovation capacity that lasts. This is a really interesting and important question, with a distinction.

We Can’t Afford To Just Move Fast And Break Things Anymore

Digital Tonto

Moving fast and breaking things only seems like a good idea in a stable world. When you operate in a safe environment, it’s okay to take a little risk and see what happens. Clearly, we no longer live. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

Create Better Business Outcomes With Results-Only Innovation

InnovationManagement

Results-only innovation is an exploration of what is viable and pragmatic. This can help produce additional value for businesses and end users. The post Create Better Business Outcomes With Results-Only Innovation appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Podcast S6E139: Jeff Shannon – Hard work is not enough

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with master facilitator Jeff Shannon, author of the bestselling Hard work is not enough. We speak about what it takes to get recognition for your leadership and capabilities.

How Government Innovation Promises to Help Communities Fight Wildfires

IdeaScale

Overview: Wildfires are becoming increasingly expensive and dangerous across the Western United States.

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Digital Disruption is Now a Business Standard. Will you Fight it or Embrace it?

Daniel Burrus

Thanks to the Three Digital Accelerators I identified in the early ’80s, which include computing power/processing power, storage, and bandwidth, we as a global society are at a time of extreme connectivity.

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 to approach your open innovation strategy

Board of Innovation

Contrary to common belief, open innovation is not only about collaborations between big companies and startups. It’s about leveraging partnerships based on when in the funnel time-line they come into place. The post How to approach your open innovation strategy appeared first on Board of Innovation.

The great GE innovation experiment

Jeffrey Phillips

GE, once a large conglomerate, has announced that it will divide itself into three companies , a healthcare company, an energy company and an aviation company.

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Top Five Challenges When Pitching a New Idea

InnovationManagement

Hardly an innovation event passes without mentioning how Kodak passed on the digital camera or how Blockbuster decided not to invest in streaming entertainment. But with the rapid rate of disruption, how do you ensure that great ideas can penetrate established organizations?

Respect my authority: Allow your people to do their best work

Idea to Value

What is your role as a manager? Is it to get the most out of your team? If that is the case, shouldn’t you offer as much assistance as possible, and help your team do their work to make sure it is not full of errors which would be found later on? Definitely not.

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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.