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The Business Of Being Human

Digital Tonto

Management is not an algorithm. It is, in the final analysis, an intensely human activity and to do it well, you need to put people first. Related posts: The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human. How. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Creating an innovation mindset in your organisation


Five ways to begin…. What makes an organisation “innovative” and what can be done to help the people in it develop an innovation mindset?

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The Age of Innovation is Here to Stay, Are You Prepared for It?

Idea to Value

The Personal Computer and the Internet have, without a doubt, revolutionized business in the last 25 years. For most of us, it’s now impossible to think of the business world without all of the technology and the services built on top of these two innovations.

Think like Charles Darwin

Destination Innovation

Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury in England in 1809. His grandfather was Erasmus Darwin, a renowned doctor, scientist and poet. His father was a doctor who wanted Charles to become either a doctor or a clergyman and he was disappointed when his son chose a career in natural science.

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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

How to Boost Company Innovation with Crowdsourcing


Harvest the power of the crowd to unlock your innovation potential. Crowdsourcing

Innovation Via the Customer Journey


Innovation is usually spoken of in relation to products, research, and development. However, every aspect of your business can be innovated. In fact, one of the most important – and often overlooked – is customer service.

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The Digitization of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

We are on the cusp of a new digital era in energy. Digital technology has been involved in the energy system for decades. What is new, is the pace of digitalization occurring through technological innovation, providing solutions that enable the energy system to be transformed?

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How to innovate successfully in 2020


The need to innovate has never been more pressing, and innovation managers must be well-equipped to be able to overcome their (and their companies’) most demanding challenges. We will be sharing the 6 essential dimensions that no innovation programme can do without in the coming year.

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5 innovation program pitfalls & how to avoid them

Board of Innovation

Give your long-term innovation program the best chance of success by avoiding common mistakes, such as strategic misalignment and hiring uniform teams. The post 5 innovation program pitfalls & how to avoid them appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Why Corporate Transformations Fail So Consistently (And How To Fix It)

Innovation Excellence

We live in an age in which change has become the only constant. So it’s not surprising that change management models have become popular. Executives are urged to develop a plan to communicate the need for change, create a sense of urgency and then drive the process through to completion.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

How Many Types of Innovation Are There? The Answer May Surprise You.


Organizing the types of innovation can help streamline your processes and boost results. The pool from which innovation emerges is filled with big ideas and endless creativity. Thus, in a way, innovation is infinite, bound only by the depth of thought processes.

Why We Give Out an ‘Epic Fail Award’ to Employees

Innovation Leader

Mike Proulx, Chief Innovation Officer at Hill Holliday, shares why his organization gives out an “Epic Fail Award” every year, and how it’s impacted the organization’s reaction to failure

Data-driven or insights inspired?

Jeffrey Phillips

As the phenomenon of digital transformation continues to unfold, we need to be wary of certain absolutes that will work their way into our language, our thinking and our consciousness.

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How Big Companies and Startups Use Co-Creation to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

The latest research says “co-creation” is an untapped opportunity for innovation. Here’s how to do it. When I ran the internal strategy consulting group at HP, we constantly asked ourselves, “how can we get our $40 billion global behemoth operating more like a startup?”

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

From Consumer to Collaborator: A Look at Open Innovation


Connect with your most important customers. Listening to your customer is part of any business, now even more so than ever.

Communicating a Strategic Plan: 5 Key Factors to Consider

Cascade Strategy

Everyone knows that to implement and execute your strategy, you need people throughout the organization to engage with it. And, everyone knows that this starts with effective communication of your strategy. Cascading & Engaging People With Strategy

How Idea Management can Help Advance Workplace Neurodiversity


Awareness of neurodiversity has certainly increased over the past few years and workplaces are gradually becoming more accommodating and accepting of neurodiverse employees.

Run Wildly Effective Meetings With This One Powerful Template

Innovation Excellence

Getting the most out of meetings is easy if you know how to effectively design them. One of the biggest black holes in workplace productivity is the poorly designed, poorly run meeting. No wonder 71 percent of senior managers view their companies’ meetings as unproductive and inefficient.

Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

How to Develop Your Idea to Become the Next Big Thing Using Kanban System?


source: The Kanban system is a visualization strategy that helps you manage innovative development projects. It enables you to observe all the things that are happening as work goes through your pipelines, all the while limiting the number of items that are being worked on right now.

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Learning and Real-Work Application: Bridging the Gap


An employee’s attendance at a learning event—even if he or she is actively engaged during the session—does not demonstrate learning success for the employee, his/her manager, or the organization.

A Climate and Ecological Crisis Demands Humanity Centred Design


Human-Centred Design has served us well as an innovation strategy over the last decades, making things better for people and more profitable for business. Today there is growing and widespread concern about the impacts of all this innovation on a third ‘P’ – the Planet.

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do To Ensure Your Success

Innovation Excellence

Of all the advice on starting and running a business none is more important than this. About 30 years ago my business partner and I were in the world headquarters of our startup — the second bedroom of my small condo. I had just created a rift between us by investing in a $1000 laptop.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Interview with an Innovator: Michael Brenner on why Mean People Suck

Carla Johnson - Innovation

October 24, 2019 Many of the best innovators I know don’t carry an “innovation” title on their business card. They are people who understand that new ideas can happen anytime and anywhere. But that’s not how most of the world looks at innovation.

How to Build an AI-Ready Organization

Innovation Leader

The truth about AI? It’s easy to throw away millions on infrastructure without seeing any impact. IDEO’s Joe Brown and Mike Stringer describe a different approach

Five Takeaways from Our Innovation Conversation with Clorox


IdeaScale hosts a monthly podcast with innovation leaders, intrapreneurs, and other game changers out there. This past month our interviewee was Dr. Navin Kunde who currently leads the Open Innovation group at The Clorox Company, a US-based consumer goods company in the Fortune 500.

This Small Startup Is Building The Tools That May Power The Quantum Era

Innovation Excellence

In 2012, Shaun Wilson and Michael Brett were designing aerospace simulation software. On one particular project, Lockheed Martin’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Ned Allen, mentioned that it had just acquired an early quantum computer from D-Wave Systems, which he thought would help with computational work.

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Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

5 Innovation Lessons for Better Ideas from Buffer's Journey to 80k Customers


Interview with Suprasanna Mishra, Product Manager of Buffer Publish. Good ideas come from anywhere in the company" –says Suprasanna. Buffer is one of the leading social media management solutions in the market.

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Book Excerpt: How to Avoid the Post-Design Sprint Slump

Innovation Leader

What exactly is a post-Design Sprint slump, and how do you know if you’re in one? Author and facilitator Douglas Ferguson lays out the symptoms in an excerpt from his new book, “Beyond the Prototype

Telcos’ second change

The Future Shapers

5G will deliver a new paradigm shift and encourage totally disruptive business models. Telcos own this infrastructure and should be ideally positioned to exploit the opportunity.

Focus on the Right Work Product and the Rest Will Fall in Place

Innovation Excellence

We think we have more control than we really have. We imagine an idealized future state and try desperately to push the organization in the direction of our imagination. Add emotional energy, define a rational approach, provide the supporting rationale and everyone will see the light. Pure hubris.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.