February, 2019

Transformation Is Always A Journey, Never A Destination

Digital Tonto

A leader's role is no longer simply to plan and direct action, but to inspire and empower belief. Related posts: How Experian’s Digital Transformation Brought Its Business To An Entirely New Level. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Transformation

Legacy is all around us. Innovation and insights suffer greatly

Paul Hobcraft

Can we continue to battle with legacy? When you think we are on a roll, we are making that transformation in technology, systems, new organizational designs, you are suddenly stopped in your tracks. Legacy fights back, it holds you up, it stops you from advancing. You fail to connect as you wanted to towards a complete transformation. The future eludes you as you hold onto those old ways.

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Is your company just performing “Innovation Theatre”?

Idea to Value

Most companies say that they are investing in innovation. They will showcase large initiatives for gaining ideas and suggestions from across the organisation. They will point to their last brainstorming session and say how successful it was, how it produced hundreds of ideas (or at least post it notes). And they will proudly announce to their shareholders: Look at all the innovation we are doing! There is however a problem with this. None of this is actual innovation.

Wikipedia – A Lateral Idea in Action

Destination Innovation

In the 1930s there were 2000 salesmen in the USA knocking on doors and selling sets of Encyclopedia Britannica. They were selling a highly regarded product and were on handsome commissions. By 2000 the set comprised 32 volumes of carefully researched entries provided by 100 full time editors and 4000 contributors. First published in Edinburgh in 1768, Encyclopedia Britannica became a trusted reference work in homes, schools and offices around the world.

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!

The World's Top Emerging Innovation Hubs to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

Top 7 Emerging Innovation Hubs for Corporate Innovators. emerging innovation hubs innovation hub innovation ecosystem

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 2: Catching Ideas With Targeted Campaigns

HYPE Innovation

Welcome back to the 10 Rules of Innovation Management series! If you're new to the series, I'll be sharing 10 best practices to help you manage your online collaborative innovation program or get started if you're thinking about launching one ( subscribe to the series here! ). The Innovation Manager

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What Is Corporate Social Innovation? Understanding the New Driver of Change

IdeaScale

Nowadays, you hear terms like “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) a lot. Business schools are teaching courses on CSR, top-notch organizations are too. This concept is fairly new and different to what was practiced before. Previously, NGOs and companies “co-existed.” CK Prahalad talked about this relationship and what it meant. While the two entities didn’t clash with one another, they didn’t contribute to one another’s business models either. Times have changed.

The ‘perfect’ office layout for innovation and productivity

Idea to Value

Contents. Future offices need to be flexible. The death of open plan offices. What office environments make people more creative? The ‘perfect’ office environment for innovation and productivity. Conclusion and sources. Everyone has seen pictures of the amazing open plan offices in Silicon Valley startups, which offer their staff quirks and perks: Wall paintings by famous graffiti artists. Slides instead of stairs. Bring your dog to work. Sleep pods to take naps during the day.

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Turn the Shop Around

Destination Innovation

Consider the shopping experience for a housewife in the 1920s. She would go from one small store to another – meat from the butcher’s, bread from the bakery, fish from the fish monger, cans and vegetables from the grocer’s, household items from the hardware store and so on. At each shop she would have to queue behind other customers as the shopkeeper fetched each item the customer wanted from the shelves behind the counter. It was a long and costly experience.

Defending Europe, including the Brits, on innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Europe does seem to be always lagging. You get the impression those in Europe’s leadership are beating back the waves of progress, not embracing them- it is all self-serving. They also seem to operate in a fortress mentality. They seem to be spending all their capital on trying to make this (unholy) alliance of 27 + 1 to function.

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.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 1: Alignment, Management Support, and Sponsorship

HYPE Innovation

“It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.

8 Imperative Questions to Evaluate Your Corporate Innovation Maturity

Rocketspace

Corporate Innovation Maturity Scale: Evaluating Internal and External Innovation. The exponential growth of new technology areas and the ambitious, progressive culture of startups is leading a larger proportion of the talent pool to flock away from stable, corporate careers to exciting startup positions. Although, some companies, despite their size or age, have managed to retain top innovative talent and remain competitive within their respective industries, such as Google and Facebook.

Why digital transformation will drive business model innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

As a follow up to my previous post about the intersection of digital transformation and innovation , I wanted to conduct a thought experiment to illustrate why the real impact of all the impending change from digital transformation and innovation will be business model related. While the implementation of new technologies is interesting and challenging, and creating new products and services is daunting, at least you can still do that primarily if not exclusively in your existing business model.

The single best way to improve your brainstorming sessions

Idea to Value

Brainstorming doesn’t work. At least, not the way most companies do it. And that is because most brainstorming sessions are not designed to deliver results for the company , only for the facilitator. You may have seen the four basic rules of brainstorming, taken from Alex Osborn’s Applied Imagination : The Four Rules of Brainstorming: Go for Quantity. Withhold criticism. Welcome wild ideas. Combine and improve ideas. These rules themselves are not bad.

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 Little Known Event that Made Einstein a Legendary Icon

Digital Tonto

Success, as it turns out, takes more than just talent and effort. You also need networks and a little luck. Related posts: The Primal Forces that Drive Social Networks. Innovation Is Never A Single. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Network Theory

How to Build a Better Creative Team

IdeaScale

When you build a creative team, you hope that the team as a whole will be more creative and productive than the sum of its parts. It all starts with setting goals, then proceeds to finding the right people for the team. Then, the creative team must be managed well. When it all clicks, a creative team can become a hub of innovation management, pushing creative ideas through from concept to implementation.

How the Altice Group is leading innovation in Portugal

Exago

The telecoms multinational Altice, one of Exago’s longest-standing and most innovative clients , is heading investment in Innovation and Research and Development in Portugal. Between 2015 and 2017, the group devoted over 200 million euros to activities connected to innovation, almost twice as much as the second company featured in a study recently published by the national Directorate-General of Education and Science Statistics.

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Hacking Corporate Culture: 3 Experts Weigh in on Innovation Culture Strategy

Rocketspace

Many CEOs are striving to create growth driven innovation fueled by engaged employees. In fact, a recent McKinsey study shows that 80% of CEOs think that their current business model is at risk. The research also shows that only 6% of executives are satisfied with the innovation process in their organization. innovation culture strategy innovation experts

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.

At the digital transformation and innovation crossroads

Jeffrey Phillips

I went to a meeting about innovation earlier this week with a former client and a discussion about digital transformation broke out. It was both interesting and strange at the same time. Most corporations are struggling to comprehend the changes in front of them, but at the same time are so fixated on short term thinking that they struggle to see the tsunami that is emerging just over the horizon. They know it's there. They know they should prepare.

Podcast S2E30: Scott Kirsner – Turning innovation management in to a real career path

Idea to Value

On today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with innovation leader Scott Kirsner. Scott is the founder of Innovation leader, and today we talk about some of the research his company has found about how innovation works in large companies, and what innovation specialists do. Topics covered in today’s episode: 03:00 – what innovation managers do after they leave their position in corporations, and how long they stay in their positions.

The DotCom Bust Could Have Killed O’Reilly Media, But It Learned To Reinvent It’s Business Model And Built A New Future

Digital Tonto

No longer just publishing books, it now increasingly focuses on what comes after Related posts: How To Innovate Your Media Business Model. This Children’s Hospital In Dallas Is Reimagining The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Business Models

How to Move from Process Improvement to Innovation

IdeaScale

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with process improvement, but it isn’t the same thing as process innovation. In some ways, innovation is about going “back to the drawing board.”. Process improvement is about making an existing process better, and there’s no reason not to do this when the opportunity presents itself. Process innovation , however, requires that you take a new look at a process as a whole, rethinking it altogether rather than fine-tuning it here and there.

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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.

Serious About Your Social Mission? Innovate It.

Leapfrogging

A “lean” approach amplifies both profits and purpose. Corporate philanthropy. Benefit corporations. Nonprofits and non-governmental organizations. Doing well while doing good seems to be all the rage these days. Sounds ideal. But, if we are truly intent on achieving both, we need to start taking social impact just as seriously. Mission-driven organizations have an equal opportunity to apply the principles and practices of innovation to maximize their impact–but few take it.

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6 Creative Event Management Companies in London

Rocketspace

A corporate event is a great way to engage employees, clients, and other key business stakeholders. From lavish receptions and galas to away-days and networking events, a great corporate event requires. Startup Services

Beware conventional wisdom in innovation and digital transformation

Jeffrey Phillips

One of my favorite quotes comes from Shaw, who said that all change in life originate from unreasonable people. Reasonable people, he said, will accept the status quo and change their lives to adapt to the status quo. Unreasonable people won't. Unreasonable people force change rather than accept the status quo. So, he argued, all change is dependent on unreasonable people.

8 Design Thinking Flaws and How to Fix Them

Braden Kelley

by Braden Kelley and Adam Radziszewski Design Thinking attempts to extract the mindset of a designer, an artist, a creator, or even a child into a series of steps that can be applied to any discipline (even business or politics) … Continue reading → Design Innovation Design Thinking Human-Centric Problem-Solving Oracle FUEL

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.

IBM’s 2019 “5 in 5” Predictions Point To A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

The company sees deep scientific partnerships as the way to reimagine entire industries Related posts: 2019: The Return Of The Large Enterprise. We Need To Rethink Innovation For The 21st Century. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology New Era of Innovation

How to Identify and Nullify Innovation Killers

IdeaScale

Talking about doing can kill innovation. Innovation strategy can be a powerful thing, but any businessperson can tell you that no strategy, however carefully formed, survives contact with the day-to-day reality of running a business. Company culture and approach can foster innovation or kill it, and to prevent innovations from dying in committee, ask yourself these questions. How Do You Handle Failure? Everybody, to some degree, is worried about failing.

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Manufacturing Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Transforming Before Our Eyes

Leapfrogging

Large scale 3D printing farms will create the next industrial revolution. When it comes to business and the economy, there’s constant buzz about Apple , Amazon , Google , and Facebook. There’s also been lots of attention lately on middle America and the loss of manufacturing jobs. At times these topics seem at odds – the new high-tech guard disrupting the old, jobs shifting from blue to white collar, outsourcing overseas versus keeping things at home, and the list goes on.

Innovation Strategies from 6 Leading Innovation Firms

Rocketspace

You may remember our blog post from a few months back where we identified the top firms driving innovation. We now want to go one step further and uncover the top strategies from each of these consultancies. corporate innovation strategy innovation ecosystem internal and external innovation innovation consultant

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.”