January, 2020

How to Build a Future-Proof Strategy

HYPE Innovation

The third in HYPE's series on the ten most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight, this post offers guidance, practical tips, and examples of how to build future-proof strategies.

Five Foundations for a Culture of Innovation

Destination Innovation

If you are trying to transform an organisation which is sluggish and risk averse into one which is innovative and entrepreneurial then you have taken on a massive task. One approach is to use the Prosci ADKAR Change Management methodology as advocated by Jeffrey Hiatt and Tim Creasey.

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Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

Idea to Value

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line?

The “average customer” does not exist, so stop designing products for fake personas

Idea to Value

What can Startups and Corporates learn from an obscure 1950 research study on the bodies of 4,063 Air Force personnel? A lot of companies say they put their customers at the heart of everything they do. These are the people who they design their products and services for.

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Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

Peeling away the layers of your innovation reality

Paul Hobcraft

So do we have a clear understanding of where we are in our current innovation capabilities? We have to establish a way to map our ‘terrain of innovation reality’ in not just how we are performing but what lost opportunities have slipped through.

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Innovation building blocks

Jeffrey Phillips

I like music - but that does not exactly make me a good musician. Over the years I've taken lessons on the piano, tenor saxophone, bagpipes and most recently the acoustic guitar. One thing I've learned is that every competent teacher of any instrument wants you to learn and practice your scales.

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How To Confront Your Office Creativity Vampire

InnovationManagement

You won't find your office's creativity vampire hiding in the dark supply closet or hanging from the ceiling for a snooze. The post How To Confront Your Office Creativity Vampire appeared first on Innovation Management. Organization & Culture creativity vampire

Increasing ROI Increases ROI

Kainexus

I know what you're thinking. First, What does ROI mean? And second, why and how does increasing ROI create more ROI

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Boosting Innovation by Starting at Step Two

BrainZooming

Innovative ideas and implementation can start without you (or your organization) taking the first step. You can tinker your way into boosting innovation by starting at step two and building on work that others created.

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Governing innovation extensively doubles revenue growth

Exago

A recent report by Accenture has found that fewer than one in eight companies govern innovation extensively. More importantly, those that do have achieved twice the revenue growth of those that don’t.

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5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Organizations suffer constantly from unhealthy Innovation tension

Paul Hobcraft

How often do you feel the tensions surrounding innovation? A tough part of managing within larger organizations is in reducing the layers and competing forces, the underlying tensions that innovation (uncertainty) brings out? Hierarchy so often dominates or dictates the speed of what we do.

Three Creative Thinking Challenges

Destination Innovation

Are you creative? I want to show you that you are can be more creative than you might think. Please take a moment to view these three Creativity Challenges on Youtube. Creative Challenge #1. Creative Challenge #2. Creative Challenge #3.

What Is Quantum Innovation?

IdeaScale

Like a lightning strike, quantum innovation often arrives when it’s least expected. We’re used to one form of innovation: the slow, incremental kind, where new features are added and previous ones are refined and updated.

What Amazon’s Entrance Tells Us About The New Era Of Quantum Computing

Digital Tonto

Make no mistake. The future will not be digital and digital strategies are unlikely to succeed in a post-digital world that will likely includes not only quantum technologies, but neuromorphic. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

Why You Should Look Outside Your Organization to Create Impact

HYPE Innovation

There is a lot of talk nowadays about purpose, value, and worth at both the individual and organizational levels. Take this recent headline from The Economist: “What Companies Are For.” It’s a profoundly philosophical topic – and one that every company should carefully dissect. Sustainability

To succeed in 2020, the 6th element is flexibility and resilience

Exago

Innovation is an ongoing process. As such, the sixth and final element for managers to consider to innovate successfully in 2020 is flexibility for change and resilience for survival. The post To succeed in 2020, the 6th element is flexibility and resilience appeared first on Exago.

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Cracking the complexity code

Paul Hobcraft

There was a good article within the McKinsey Quarterly published way back in 2007 entitled “Cracking the complexity code,” written by three authors Suzanne Heywood, Jessica Spungin, and David Turnbull. It still has a lot of relevancy in my mind today.

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Six Questions Leaders of Change Must Answer

Destination Innovation

If you want to lead a transformation in the business, then you have to sell the idea over and over again to people throughout the organisation. In particular, the leader has to answer these questions which are present in people’s minds even if they are unspoken. Why do we need to change?

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Does Your Company Struggle with Innovation Anxiety?

IdeaScale

Innovation anxiety can keep your team from doing its best. Whenever demands made on a person, team, or organization aren’t properly matched with the resources needed to address them, stress is the result. Understaffed departments suffer from sloppier work and lower morale.

Are Innovation and Empathy in the Cards?

Braden Kelley

As part of the leadership team for a new human-centered problem-solving offering for select Oracle customers, I’m always on the lookout for new tools to integrate into our flexible problem-solving process to help clients innovate, grow or transform.

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Mindset Is Everything

Game-Changer

I have a deep rooted passion for learning, and one thing I’ve thought about since I was a kid is that I’ll still be sharp minded and productive way into my senior years; that’s a life goal of mine.

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Why We Fail To Plan For The Future

Digital Tonto

We seem to be living in a new era of superstition, where mere belief is enough to inspire action. So projects which easily capture the imagination, such as colonizing Mars, are able to garner fairly. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

Recognizing different innovating capabilities to develop and grow

Paul Hobcraft

A firm’s ordinary capabilities are the ones that enable us to perform efficiently and effectively, those essential routines and practices that often require having a high level of technical need supporting these activities.

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Innovation Building Block 2 - important, unsolved problem or opportunity

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm going back to basics for a handful of blog posts - back to what I call the innovation building blocks. In the first blog I wrote about the importance of defining an innovation bias in your culture.

5 Tech Issues That Can Slow Down Innovation

IdeaScale

In our minds, technology and innovation are interconnected. However, for every technological advancement, there seems to be a learning curve or adjustment period as we try to figure out how to implement automation into our daily lives. source: pixabay.com.

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The Art of Asking Good Questions with The Language Compass

Strategyzer

A big problem that we often see out in the field is that we humans have a tendency to make a lot of assumptions. Organizational Culture Thought Leadership Tools Books

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Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

How innovation impacts work: Technology as game-changer and life-changer

Innovation Excellence

“The job your child will do doesn’t exist yet”, said the young principal from one of Singapore’s most prestigious private schools in a conference I attended ten years ago. Ten years from now a good number of today’s jobs will not exist, a good number of entirely new jobs will be created and ALL jobs.

Why Fears About China Are, Mostly, Overblown

Digital Tonto

Many predict that China will dominate the 21st century in much the same way that America dominated the 20th. Yet I’m not so sure. First, American dominance was due to an unusual confluence of forces. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Dynamics within the system are always dominated by the slow components.

Paul Hobcraft

The worrying thing is within any dynamics within the system they are dominated by the slow components, and the rapid components simply have to follow along. Look at how larger organizations operate.

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Demographics is your destiny

Jeffrey Phillips

In a short break from my recurring posts on innovation building blocks (see articles on innovation bias , f inding important unsolved problems and discovery and exploration ) I was motivated to write today about demographics and destiny.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.