February, 2020

Don’t Celebrate Failure, Celebrate Trying to Solve Hard Problems

Innovation Leader

Instead of celebrating failure, writes Brian Mullen, a former hospital innovation team member, teams should celebrate attempts to solve problems

As Our Technology Becomes Infinitely More Powerful, We Are Entering A New Ethical Universe

Digital Tonto

We need a more public dialogue about the technologies we are building to achieve some kind of consensus of what the risks are and what we as a society are willing to accept. If not, the consequences, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Inform Your Product Development with Innovation Roadmaps

IdeaScale

To get where you want to go, know where you need to go to get there. Product roadmaps are powerful tools to get the team organized and to get a new product launched. However, they can also be used for the conceptualization of the product itself.

7 Best Practices for Your Next Innovation Training Session

IdeaScale

Working together means more creativity. Teaching people to think creatively may feel like a freeform exercise, and it can be. But even the loosest session will benefit from adherence to some best practices. Here’s how to ensure any innovation workshop is both creative and productive. Decide The Goals First Ideally, before everyone takes a seat, they should know what the goal of the workshop is.

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!

Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals

Innovators Alliance

Workplace stress is the primary cause of mental health concerns in Canada. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada , one in five Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness each year, equating to 500,000 employees unable to work every week. What if you could respond positively to stressful situations and harness stress to your advantage?

4 Things Every Business Leader Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Innovation Excellence

In 2011, MIT economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee self-published an unassuming e-book titled Race Against The Machine. It quickly became a runaway hit. Before long, the two signed a contract with W. Norton & Company to publish a full-length version, The Second Machine Age that was an immediate bestseller. The subject of both. Innovation

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As digital transformation unfolds, it pays to be a generalist

Jeffrey Phillips

I remember the hubbub surrounding Dan Pink's book A Whole New Mind , in which he stated that the future (this was back in the early 2000s) would belong to right brained people, because machines would ultimately automate anything that could be easily documented and that followed a standard process.

How Will 5G Spur Innovation across Multiple Industries?

IdeaScale

The 5G revolution is here, giving you faster networks than ever before and more opportunities to set innovation trends. This next generation of wireless technology will be more than ten times faster than 4G and reduce latency in connections. What does this mean for you? The new 5G networks will allow companies to develop ground-breaking technologies like never before. Innovations such as self-driving cars, wireless virtual reality, and all new wireless home technology are expected to take hold.

Four Types of Customer Experiences for Competitive Advantage

Leapfrogging

Want to improve your customers’ experience? Try these connected strategies. What’s the secret to a winning business model and long-term competitive advantage? It’s not just about technology, products and services. Your customer experienc e may just be the ultimate competitive advantage.

Learn How to Improve Personal Creativity and Spark Innovation with This Webinar

IdeaScale

Are you looking for ways to spark personal creativity within your organization? Want to impact innovation on your team and beyond? According to one PwC Innovation study , 61 percent of CEOs worldwide cite innovation as either a priority or main focus in business.

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.

These tips will enhance engagement in your company

Exago

Motivation is responsible for a 50% rise in a company’s productivity. Find out how to get there with these 6 tips towards greater employee engagement. The post These tips will enhance engagement in your company appeared first on Exago. Blog collective intelligence employees engagement idea management software innovation-tips participation

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Open Innovation Challenge Gives Student Rocketry Teams a Boost

IdeaConnection

More than 100 student teams send their rockets soaring into the skies above the desert of New Mexico

Why Networking Events Can Give Your Business The Edge

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. If you are always on the hunt for something new that can help you take your business to new levels, then you probably know how many possibilities there are when it comes to marketing. Marketing is one of those things that every business does, but very few businesses tap into its full potential and do it well. In today’s post, we are going to be looking at one of the biggest and still underused resources of marketing, and that is networking events.

What is Crowdsourcing, and How Can it Add Value to Your Enterprise?

Qmarkets

Since the 2004 publication of James Surowiecki’s highly influential book, The Wisdom of Crowds , the idea that large groups of people can be smarter than a few individuals, no matter how brilliant, has been gradually gaining prominence in academic circles, business communities, and public opinion. Crowdsourcing is one of the most popular applications of this idea.

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.

How Can You Force Yourself to Think Outside the Box?

Destination Innovation

There are many ways. Here are some suggestions: First recognise that we all live inside boxes which frame our view of the world. We all make assumptions. Stay curious and open-minded. Ask many questions about any situation and be receptive to different points of view.

The Five Building Blocks of Collaborative Innovation

IdeaScale

Are you looking for ways to inspire collaborative innovation in your organization? Your staff has the talent and intelligence, but are they working with the right people? Collaborative innovation involves bringing together ideas that can result in something groundbreaking.

6 key dimensions to assess in an innovation management software

Exago

If you have been given the green light for an innovation management software that will arm you with the right tools for your innovation initiative, these 6 points will help you choose the optimum fit for your organisation.

What is a creative “Flow State”? And how can I achieve it?

Idea to Value

What makes it possible for high performance athletes, aritists, scientists and innovators to effortlessly produce great, creative work? In certain situations, it seems like these people enter a state where ideas and results just seem to flow naturally. You may have even experienced it yourself. You begin an activity, and become so enveloped by it that time seems to melt into the background and all distractions fade away, with you being able to just get the tasks done easily.

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.

How To Create Change That Lasts

Digital Tonto

You can’t bet your future on a particular strategy, program or tactic, because the future will always surprise us. It is how you align people behind a strategy, through forging shared values and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How to Run a Virtual Design Thinking Project with Remote Teams

InnovationTraining.org

In this guest post, learn how to effectively implement a virtually-led design thinking project. This is an InnovationTraining.org guest article by Sprintbase. . Design thinking is a hot topic for business these days, and it’s no surprise.

Pros and Cons of Becoming an Innovation Consultant

Innovation Excellence

One question many innovators face at some point in their careers is whether to work in a large, corporate organization, or in a small start up or consultancy.

From Inspiration to Execution: Charting the Journey

IdeaScale

Sometimes you have to make your own path. Creativity is not a scarce resource. Humanity’s creativity and imagination have been key forces in our history from its very beginnings. That said, history is full of grand ideas that aren’t executed, or only ever partially achieved.

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.

10 Disruptive Trends for 2020

Leapfrogging

Disruption is everywhere. Here are 10 trends that will create opportunities – and threats – in 2020. Twenty years ago, when I started advising startups and Fortune 500 companies on their innovation strategies, a “2020 vision” served as a key staple in most business planning efforts. The future is finally here. Emerging technologies catalyze disruption. But 2020 promises to be especially extra turbulent.

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50 social impact innovations that might save the world

Board of Innovation

From artificial car sounds that encourage plant growth to carbon-negative Fortune 500s, here are the most exciting social responsibility trends right now. The post 50 social impact innovations that might save the world appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration

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Why Software Won’t Eat The World

Digital Tonto

Make no mistake. The future will not be digital. The truth is that we still live in a world of atoms, not bits and most of the value is created by making things we live in, wear, eat and ride in. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Open Innovation Results: Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business Webinar

Strategyzer

We had the pleasure of having Henry Chesbrough, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the University of California, join Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder on our StratChat webinar series to discuss his most recent work - Open Innovation Results: Going Beyond The Hype and Getting Down To Business. Webinar

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.

What Is an Innovation Manager – And How Do You Become a Great One?

Innovation Excellence

In the last few months, I’ve had a few readers ask me how they could become an innovation manager, as well as how they could succeed in that role. So, I thought I’d give my take on what an innovation manager actually does, how to become one, and how to be good at the job.

Improve Product Innovation with Internal and External Feedback

IdeaScale

Customers are integral to the product innovation process.?. Product innovation is all about new ideas from both your employees and your customers. Trying to develop a new product without input from your customers is akin to shooting arrows in the dark.

Create a Culture of Innovation with the 10 Laws of Trust

Leapfrogging

Trust is the currency of business success. Here’s how to build it into your corporate culture. Leading organizational change to create a corporate culture that delivers continuous innovation is one of today’s most strategic business imperatives. But how do you do that? We’ve seen what happens to companies when customers lose trust in their brands – just think Target (data breach), Chipotle (E. coli outbreak), and Facebook (selling user data).

There's gold in the data - but have we learned the lessons?

Jeffrey Phillips

For some reason I can't get the song Clementine out of my head. Perhaps it's because of the line - dwelt a miner, a 49er. that keeps that song playing in my mind. We are in a significant transition.

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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.”