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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?

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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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.

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.

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.

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?

RTI Innovation Advisors

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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Ship-Shaped Away Day 


Before we said goodbye to summer for good and welcomed in our new Financial Year, the 100%Open team set sail to a little town in the heart of Surrey, where a narrowboat awaited us on the River Wey.

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!

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.

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.

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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Insights from Today’s Innovation Leaders


If you are lucky enough to be on an innovation team you understand the need to deliver successful innovative solutions. In this contemporary world assessing your progress and allocating resources is always a priority.

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.

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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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.

16 Innovation Experts to Follow in 2020


Here are 16 innovation experts to follow, with a range of backgrounds and enthusiasms. Innovation Management

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.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Make Your Idea A Reality With These 3 Steps

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. Bringing a product concept from idea to reality is something that many of us dream of, but the process itself can be time-consuming and costly which is why so many of us don’t take our product ideas any further. But what if you could simplify this process?

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.

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

What if private equity ran medical schools?

Innovation Excellence

Dear Miss. Robertson, Thank you for responding to our solicitation for a new Dean of our medical school. We are intrigued by your past experience and background in private equity.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Idea Drop recognised for second time in the Gartner Market Guide for Innovation Management Tools

Idea Drop

Idea Drop has been named by Gartner in their latest Market Guide for Innovation Management Tools*, published on 7 October 2019. Gartner states in the report that “the transformation to digital business is increasing IT leaders’ interest in software that supports innovation initiatives.”

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

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2019 Product Release


Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Autumn 2019 product release with features designed to surface the right ideas, with the most relevant information, to the right people at the right time.

Creativity isn't a Skill, it is a State of Mind.


Flow Research Collective's Jamie Wheal discusses why creativity is more than a skill

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.