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5 Ways to Build a More Innovative Culture at Work

Innovation Excellence

It is said—and widely accepted—that culture eats strategy for breakfast. Company culture is also an important driver for innovation.

The 6 Don'ts of Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

One of the biggest challenges I hear from corporate innovators is getting internal buy-in from executive leadership for the projects they envision. This is, by far, the most mentioned barrier faced by innovation directors, managers, and analysts.

Five Insights of Breakthrough Innovation

InnovationManagement

Breakthrough innovation is not something everyone can accomplish. You have to systematically develop the capability to execute it successfully, and that is something you do not achieve overnight. The post Five Insights of Breakthrough Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management.

Valuing digitization alongside innovation

Paul Hobcraft

We all see around us increasing disruption caused by digitalization.

Driving Collaboration to Sustainable Innovation

Speaker: Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director, Social and Collaboration, IDC

Join Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director from IDC, as he reveals key insights from his recent research on the importance of collaboration, and discover how you can drive sustainable results through teamwork within your organization.

Overcome the Customer’s Concern – Transfer the Risk

Destination Innovation

During the economic depression which followed the financial crash of 2009 car sales slumped across America. Automobile makers tried all sorts of promotions, many featuring big price cuts, but they could not lure buyers onto their forecourts and persuade them to buy.

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How Do You Know The Difference Between Persistence And Stubbornness?

Game-Changer

I recently had a chat with a group of entrepreneurs and one question I got asked was about differentiating persistence and stubbornness. This is an important question, here I share my response… Innovation is messy , it just doesn’t happen in a straight line.

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How To Build An Ecosystem Strategy

Digital Tonto

The truth is that value chain based strategies are slow and rigid and the world has become fast and agile. You can’t simply seek to build a better mousetrap, you need to relentlessly connect to build. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to answer the interview question, ‘Why should we give the job to you?’

Destination Innovation

The WHY, WHAT, HOW approach. It will differentiate you from the other candidates. The interviewer asks you WHY you should get the job. You answer, ‘Because of WHAT I can do for you and the department.’ ’ Then address some of the real issues that face the interviewer.

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A Look at the Idea Management Technology Landscape

IdeaScale

There may have been a time – a decade or two ago – when businesses could look at innovation as optional, but everything has changed since then. Today the question is not whether to innovate , but how to do so as efficiently as possible.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Top 4 Early Challenges At A Startup

Game-Changer

Having been part of a handful of startups and running a few of my own, I can tell you it’s not for everyone. Most startups fail, for many reasons , and when they do succeed it’s mostly determined by one factor: timing.

Here’s Why The Robots Won’t Really Take Over

Digital Tonto

Value never disappears, it just shifts to another place Related posts: The Problem Isn’t The Robots, It’s Us. The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human. Every Business Today Needs To Prepare For An. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Artificial Intelligence

Startup Ideas are NOT Inspired on the Spur of the Moment!

InnovationManagement

Based on research in the market and in many countries, I tried to figure out the exact mechanism by which startup ideas are created. Aim is to facilitate and expedite this process for would-be entrepreneurs. Is it mainly a matter of brainstorming effort or are external factors at play?

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Key Takeaways from April’s Open Innovation Summit

IdeaScale

The Open Innovation Summit is all about expanding innovation beyond a small committee or a lab in the building to your entire organization. Just like any other scaling project, taking innovation company-wide can come with unexpected obstacles.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

You Can’t Change Anything With Silence

Game-Changer

I truly believe that creating an environment where people can freely express themselves without fear is the single biggest thing any organization, large and small, can do to be more innovative. Unfortunately, people are scared of speaking up. There are great and talented people inside established organizations who’s voices, because of fear or retaliation, are never heard from.

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Why You Don't Need to 'Reinvent the Wheel' to be an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Avoid the hubris of over-stretching yourself when you start out. You will thank me for it. Innovation

How to lead intrapreneurship and innovation

The Future Shapers

I am currently working on the establishment of a green and sustainable intrapreneurship accelerator. The premise is that with climate change we are running out of time and startups are too slow to scale. The solution lies within startups from within large enterprises.

Seven Free Brainstorming Tools for 2019

IdeaScale

Brainstorming is the start of innovation, but sometimes you need a little push. These brainstorming tools will help you find the creative momentum you need. Google Docs And Google Sheets.

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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.

Prioritize Your Best Ideas With One Powerful Tool

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is as much about choosing what not to do as it is about deciding what you’re going to do. I’ll never forget the words of a client of mine, an executive at PepsiCo: “We can do anything, but we can’t do everything,” he said to me. So true.

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The Regulator Requires a Director of Innovation

InnovationManagement

Regulation has a critical role to play to protect customers and businesses operating in industries that are sensitive to various threats. In complex industries such as the financial industry, regulation is often perceived as a barrier and a burden.

The power of your gut- a hot topic in health!

IdeaSpies

The gut microbiome is emerging as a “hot topic” in health care right now, and scientists are amazed at the connections being made between our gut bacteria and our health and wellbeing.

Hollywood inspires a new way of making investment decisions

Board of Innovation

Decision-making for new business models does not have to be as unsuccessful as a casino trip to Vegas. Who better to analyze data than unemotional machines? We'll show you what you can learn from it when faced with new business investments.

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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!

Top 20 Innovation Articles of May 2019

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

7 Effective Ways to Rock Walking Meetings

InnovationManagement

Walking is good for your health. However, working for long hours and having a tight schedule can leave you with little to no time to enjoy the benefits of going for a walk. The post 7 Effective Ways to Rock Walking Meetings appeared first on Innovation Management. Organization & Culture

Use Anticipation to Turn Disruption Into Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

For the longest time, cable television was a miraculous technology that not everybody had in their homes, mostly because not everybody could afford it. Now, not everyone has it in their homes because YouTube TV, Sling TV, and other new, emerging technologies have disrupted the broadcast industry.

How to Write a Good Vision Statement

Cascade Strategy

A vision statement is the anchor point of any strategic plan. It outlines what an organization would like to ultimately achieve and gives purpose to the existence of the organization. A good vision statement should be short, simple, specific to your business, leave nothing open to interpretation.

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.