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.

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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.

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.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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 Manage

How To Encourage Your Team To Take Breaks

Game-Changer

At work, you just want to power through, to get done what you need to get done, so that you can go home. This, unfortunately, leads us to lots of bad behaviors and unhealthy choices. We skip meals—or eat meals out of the vending machine.

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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.

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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.

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The 12 Greatest Inventions of All Time

Destination Innovation

My selection of the inventions which had the most beneficial effects for human progress. Do you agree? Please note that discoveries (such as fire) and more abstract concepts (such as democracy or capitalism) are not included – just specific inventions.

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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.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

At the digital transformation and innovation crossroads

RTI Innovation Advisors

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.

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.”.

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The AI Revolution: Stats, Trends and Developments in 2019

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinned by artificial intelligence.

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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.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

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.

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

Why digital transformation will drive business model innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

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.

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.

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Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

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.

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Cybersecurity in 2019: Key Trends and Innovations You Need to Know About

Game-Changer

Image by David Rangel. The world of cybersecurity is always in flux. New threats emerge as new technologies become more embedded – and companies both small and large struggle to keep up. One thing seems certain in 2019: that cybersecurity is big business.

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Which Rock Band is the Model for your Innovative Startup?

Destination Innovation

It has been said many times that founding a startup is similar to launching a rock band. For example: You gather a small, talented team with different skills but a common passion. You practise for long hours to improve your product. You create a demo tape or prototype product to show people.

8 Design Thinking Flaws and How to Fix Them

Braden Kelley

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Beware conventional wisdom in innovation and digital transformation

RTI Innovation Advisors

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.

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.

These Are The 3 Technology Inflection Points That Will Change The Future

Digital Tonto

Market watchers like to follow trends because they are often a good indicator of what will happen next. The near future usually does look like the recent past, but not always. Sometimes we hit an. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation

6 Easy Ways To Boost Brain Power

Game-Changer

There are few parts of the body more critical than our brains. Not only for our cognitive processes such as concentration and analysis, but for regulating our bodily functions. Our brain is responsible for our breathing, for keeping our heart beating, for our blood pressure and sleep patterns.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

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.

7 Steps to Building Stronger Sales Relationships with Human-Centric Problem Solving

Braden Kelley

by Braden Kelley and Adam Radziszewski Building strong sales relationships is all about trust and demonstrating how the product/solution will make the customer’s life better. But is traditional selling getting you where you want to go?

Where speed, innovation, technology and strategy collide

RTI Innovation Advisors

An old saying, often attributed to a Chinese philosopher, goes something like this: may you live in interesting times. Some people say that it isn't a "saying" so much as a subtle curse. Interesting times - interesting to whom? Interesting why? I think we are all about to find out what interesting times look like, because those times are about to unfold, and no one can really interpret the repercussions. Major shifts on the horizon Why are times about to become more interesting?

Should You Have a Dedicated Innovation Department?

IdeaScale

An innovation department can build new approaches and products with everyone’s help. Innovation is unquestionably central to any company’s future. Even in mature industries where change is slow, ripple effects can catch even the sharpest team off-guard.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!