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A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

Destination Innovation

Gibbard and Tamborello. In 2001 two musicians, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tambrello, wanted to collaborate on some new compositions. The problem was that they lived hundreds of miles apart at opposite ends of America’s west coast. So Tamborello composed some rhythms (or ‘beats’) and sent them to Gibbard on CD by post. Gibbard added some instrumentals and vocals and returned the arrangements to his partner.

Podcast S4E72: Mark Batey – How our environment affects our creativity

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with creativity researcher Professor Mark Batey from the Manchester Metropolitan University. We speak about some of his most recent research into how our environment affects our performance and creativity, and people who use their creativity for evil purposes.

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How Liebherr Engages Its Customers with Crowdsourcing

HYPE Innovation

This blog post is part of a series on successfully managing open innovation programs. In this series, I talk with experienced innovation managers to understand how they've built an open innovation capability in their organizations and how they strive to make this capability increasingly stronger. Open Innovation

Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

Often you hear the request made: “Can you give us a best practice snapshot; we would like to get a sense of where we are”. The trouble with best practice is you are looking at someone else’s practices and these are highly individual, made up of different groups of methodologies, processes, rules, theories, values, and concepts. These together have provided that specific company a level of success that others – mostly competitors – begin to notice.

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!

We Need To Unlock The Power Of Cause And Effect

Digital Tonto

Our historic inability to encode a basic understanding of cause and effect relationships into our algorithms has been a serious impediment to making machines truly smart. Clearly, we need to do. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

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Exago and Número 7 launch N7 e-commerce for businesses to conquer their digital space

Exago

With COVID-19 massively accelerating digital transformation, Exago and Número 7 join efforts to launch the N7 e-commerce offer and help businesses find new routes and spaces to welcome customers online. The Número 7’s marketing DNA and Exago’s know-how in innovation will enable companies to speed up the shift to digital and reach new markets, by using VTEX, the fastest-growing e-commerce platform in the world.

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The Innovator’s Mindset: Collaboration as Competitive Advantage

IdeaScale

Innovation can make or break the success of a company. During the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners are thinking outside the box to find new ways of reaching and retaining customers. When creating an innovation strategy, consider internally and externally prioritizing collaboration. This helps you turn valuable resources into a competitive advantage. It brings everyone together … Continued.

The Future of Leadership Development Consulting is Here: a New Job is Emerging

InnovationManagement

The true basis of leadership is built upon a model generated by an X and Y axis. One side is the concept of leadership that creates change through a process-oriented approach, and the other as more of a relationship-oriented one. The post The Future of Leadership Development Consulting is Here: a New Job is Emerging appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Don’t let great ideas escape with the new Exago Smart app

Exago

Marking quite a challenging year for businesses worldwide, we at Exago are thrilled to launch the new Exago Smart enterprise innovation app to mobilise people to find solutions together. The new app version brings top usability, a fresh look-and-feel and social and game mechanisms to make innovation fun for users, while ensuring managers can efficiently select the best ideas and keep the innovation process flowing, all in the palm of their hand.

Telemedicine is Laying the Roadmap for Healthcare's Future

Entrepreneur - Innovation

One New York doctor explains how it has "introduced a whole new level of convenience and respite.". News and Trends

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.

What I’ve Learned In My First Month at IdeaScale

IdeaScale

I joined IdeaScale in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic had thrown the whole world into lockdown mode. Schools and daycares were closed down, office workers became strictly homebound, airports were empty, and hospitals were overcrowded while simultaneously becoming incubators for the virus. In a matter of weeks, all sense of normalcy was gone … Continued. The post What I’ve Learned In My First Month at IdeaScale appeared first on IdeaScale.

Debunking Myths to Drive Growth

Innovation Excellence

Some people believe that the most innovative companies create customer demand with breakthrough new offerings. They say things like, “Nobody knew they needed an iPhone until Apple created it. Apple created needs that people didn’t even know they had.” Hence, if you want to be an innovation leader, strive to create customer needs. This may sound good, but it’s a misbelief caused by confusing product solutions with customer needs.

15 Leadership Skills That Build Trust

Kainexus

Last week we wrote about how distrust is a barrier to change. This post outlines some of the leadership skills and behavior known to increase trust and employee engagement. You probably do some of these things really well already, but perhaps the list will remind you where improvement is still needed. This is also a useful list to share with those who are just beginning to develop their leadership skills. Leadership

How to Create Positive Impact as a Company

Tullio Siragusa

How to Create Positive Impact as a Company. The success of every business has always mostly been measured by the amount of money that it makes. The focus of leadership, company goals, and market position are all mostly tied up around making money. However, there is a social responsibility of every business that cannot be ignored. Every business employs people and targets customers. Both are part of the business community.

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.

Exploring the Difference between “Anything Goes” and a Culture of Innovation

IdeaScale

An innovation culture adds value to an organization. Leaders and employees want to create an environment where they can freely share ideas, collaborate, and experiment. Though creating this type of culture may sound simple, it often is not. Idea sharing and collaboration are fun aspects of innovation, but there is another side that must be … Continued. The post Exploring the Difference between “Anything Goes” and a Culture of Innovation appeared first on IdeaScale.

The Introduction to Invisible Solutions

Stephen Shapiro

Today I share with you the introduction to my latest book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Frame and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. But instead of sharing a boring PDF, here is the videobook version – broken into three parts. The videobook is the unabridged reading of the book with cool graphics and animations. I will be sharing a new 3 to 5 minute segment from the book every Tuesday and Thursday on social media.

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Digital Transformation = Reimagining of the Business for the Digital Age

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: I had the opportunity to host Mr. Vijay Sethi (CIO, CHRO and head of CSR at the world’s largest two wheeler manufacturer – Hero Moto Corp) on a meeting and request him to share his his insights and learnings about digital transformation. He also busts some of the myths about digital transformation. If digital transformation is a topic of interest for you, I highly recommend that you watch the entire session here. .

B2B vs B2C: A very different circular business model challenge

Board of Innovation

The success in adopting a circular business model (CBM) varies greatly from one business to another, as it depends on the stakeholders and customers-alike buying in, every step of the way. This article looks at factors that can potentially challenge B2C and B2B in specific use cases; of which the findings may be used to identify hangups and important areas of focus for future CBM strategies.

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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.

The 9 Mistakes Venture Boards Make

The Future Shapers

More and more companies apply venture capital tactics when investing in internal innovation projects. But there are some common mistakes they make. Mistakes that can lead to poor decisions and ultimately more innovation theatre. The post The 9 Mistakes Venture Boards Make appeared first on The Future Shapers. Innovation Capability Innovation Management Next Generation Organisation

Failing Is Learning; Fail Fast to Learn Faster

Daniel Burrus

It was Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb and other mainstays of the modern world, who said, “I haven’t failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that don’t work.”. This concept is lost on many in the information age, unfortunately.

How to Stay In a Positive Mental State

Rmukesh Gupta

I am a big fan of Anthony Iannarino and his work. He is one of the few sales thought leaders who understands that to be successful in sales, one doesn’t just need to master the selling techniques but also master oneself in many ways. One such piece of insight from Anthony has inspired this post. In his post “How to Change Your Mental State Now” , he shared the following insight.

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Mind Maps

Innovation Excellence

Customer Success is a newer discipline in the world of insurance. But while the term is new, the concept is not; in fact, it is largely an aspirational even somewhat elusive nirvana. It’s even more important in the world we live in today where, to quote the ECONOMIST: we are now facing “a new world disorder” and we have to rethink our way.

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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.

Strategy is about creating corporate memories of the future

The Future Shapers

Long term thinking is a lost art. It is necessary for leaders to align their thinking and experience to plan best they could for the future. Complex change will continue to disrupt what is familiar. The faster you go, the further you need to look ahead. Here is where you can start…. The post Strategy is about creating corporate memories of the future appeared first on The Future Shapers. Future Thinking Innovation Leadership Innovation Strategy

Where Did the Suggestion Box Come From?

InnovationManagement

And what’s changed along the way? Online ideation and collaboration might be a fairly recent business practice, but the suggestion box concept has been around at least since the 18th century. The post Where Did the Suggestion Box Come From? appeared first on InnovationManagement. Organization & Culture Collaboration Employee Engagement employee feedback incentives professional development suggestion box

How to Create Positive Impact as a Company

Tullio Siragusa

How to Create Positive Impact as a Company. The success of every business has always mostly been measured by the amount of money that it makes. The focus of leadership, company goals, and market position are all mostly tied up around making money. However, there is a social responsibility of every business that cannot be ignored. Every business employs people and targets customers. Both are part of the business community.

What Is An Innovation Sprint And Why You Might Need One?

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Sprints are a really hot topic right now and for good reason. Some of the biggest companies in the world are using them to build the products we know and love. If you don’t know what an Innovation Sprint is, it’s essentially a framework that allows you to decide on a problem, generate solutions and prototype and then test ideas with real consumers, in between 3 and 5 days.

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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 Innovation Really Like in the Trenches?

Innovation Leader

”[Innovation] is like a movie set that looks stunning on-camera, but relies on…work behind the scenes.” An anonymous innovator offers his take on what innovation is really like

#1,839 – Six Different Types of COVID-19

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

There’s been some speculation that there may be different strains of COVID-19 making the rounds, including a West Coast strain that may be more contagious but less deadly than the strain that hammered New York City earlier in the year. And in fact there may actually be six different types of COVID-19, each with their own trademark set of symptoms.

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Trends in Training & Development

InnovationTraining.org

Learn about the latest training trends and practices here. Today’s workforce is competitive, goal-oriented and self-motivated. In order to attract and keep top talent, you need to provide them with the resources and support they need to succeed. When employees have ample opportunity to learn and advance their careers, they are less likely to want to leave.

The Predictable Recipe Of Branding

Innovation Excellence

From an interview/podcast I just made with the great Chiara Covone on Marketing & Branding. Great discussion. Today we are going to talk about brands, brands from today and tomorrow. You worked with many well known brands over the years, in very different industries. What do you think all successful brands have in common? I agree with the definition of Professor Sharp, which is very clear in this respect.

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.”