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3D Print Your COVID-19 Solution

IdeaScale

I have a personal belief that, when bad things happen, the best reaction is to channel your energy into being one of the “helpers,” as Mr. Rogers put it.

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Decentralization Can Be Your Friend

Entrepreneur - Innovation

We've all been forced to tele-everything, but the best solution is to embrace it. Crisis Management

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When the unknown is our everyday…

The Future Shapers

Isn’t interesting that times of unprecedented change and the unknown have brought “pro bono” or “free of charge” offerings to the fore? Is it just down to the kindness of human nature? A desire to stay connected? An opportunity to just help?

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Elevate the Customer Experience with Idea Management Software

IdeaScale

Idea management has become an integral part of customer experience. Now that companies are turning to customers for ideas when creating new products, they’re finding the landscape has changed.

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!

The Top Practices That Separate Great Leaders From The Rest

InnovationManagement

How do great leaders separate themselves from the rest? This article will examine how several excellent leaders, including Rich Teerlink and Steve Jobs, were able to inspire their teams, develop incredible products, and transform their companies.

How Long O Lord Will You Forget Me?

The Future Shapers

Young people play a critical role in the transition to a healthier, more prosperous, future. The various protests, activism, and civil disobedience we see led by our youth, might well be the sign of imminent societal renewal. The post How Long O Lord Will You Forget Me?

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Here’s how you can come up with outside the box innovations

Viima

If you’ve been working in innovation for at least some time, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing people talk about “thinking outside the box”, or the need to create “outside the box innovations”. The phrase has become one of the most overused clichés out there.

Highlights from Our April Coverage on COVID-19 and Innovation

Innovation Leader

We’ve gathered the best pieces of advice on adapting to the current public health crisis from our live show, and other online coverage, to kick-start your May

Avoiding the 8 Wastes of Lean While Working from Home

Kainexus

Millions of workers across the globe have suddenly transitioned to working from home. There are many practical and physiological challenges to this abrupt change, so give yourself a break if everything hasn’t been smooth sailing.

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IdeaScale Achieves Carbon Neutrality!

IdeaScale

Sustainability is an important part of innovation and requires a great deal of strategic planning. One aspect of becoming sustainable is to achieve carbon neutrality.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How TOTVS Curitiba gathered over 80 ideas to turn this crisis around

Exago

Because “watching the future unfold without taking part in it is never an option for TOTVS”, the Brazilian technology company leader in the development of business solutions is challenging its staff to find solutions together to thrive in the new business order, says Executive Director Márcio Viana.

Three critical skills to get you from big ideas to a real business

Strategyzer Innovation

There are many skills required in entrepreneurship and innovation. In this blog, we outline three learnable ones that are crucial to move from a big idea to a real business opportunity.

The Complete Quality Improvement Software Checklist

Kainexus

Most people don’t purchase quality improvement software solutions very often. So if you are in the market for a way to support your QI efforts, but you’re not sure where to begin, you are not alone. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place.

Free Webinar | June 1: Franchise Bible: Technology Enabled Franchise Systems

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Learn how to use technology to improve your business model and hear about how other business owners are implementing new hi-tech solutions to serve their customers and communities. Crisis Management Series

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.

Podcast S3E58: Tendayi Viki – Pirates in the Navy

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Tendayi Viki, innovation expert and associate Partner at Strategyzer. We talk about his new upcoming book Pirates in the Navy , and how to build an innovation culture where intrapreneurs can flourish.

How FBNQuest is intensifying innovation efforts to tackle the pandemic

Exago

One of the most enduring financial services brands in Africa and a front-runner in promoting a digital economy, the First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) is leveraging the power of collaboration to speed up its innovation efforts in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How To Overcome Resistance To Change

Digital Tonto

We need to accept that resistance is part of change and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, skeptics can often point out important flaws in your idea and make it stronger. The difference. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The First-Ever Live, Virtual Reality Comedy Special Could Only Happen Now

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Entrepreneur Mary Spio and comedian D.L. Hughley break down how CEEK VR's 'The Laugh Experience' came together in lockdown. Recovery

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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.

Lessons from Hilti on What it Takes to Shift from a Product to a Service Business Model

Strategyzer Innovation

In a previous post, we explained how business model patterns can help executives shift from outdated to a more competitive business model. Today we illustrate one of the patterns, the shift from product to service, with Hilti.

Innovation traits that are critical now: comfort with ambiguity

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a series of blog posts that examine what skills are necessary to innovate in a post COVID pandemic environment. In the first installment, I wrote about the importance of "beginner's mind" , because in the post-COVID future, some past experiences and knowledge may not be meaningful, and looking at new challenges with a fresh perspective will be valuable.

How to create high-value customer interactions and win in the Low Touch Economy

Board of Innovation

All of the exit scenarios currently on the table take into account a slow and bumpy restart of the economy. Businesses of all sizes will need to rethink how to interact with their customers.

Free Webinar | May 11: How Should You Think About Innovation Going Forward

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Join us as we speak to investor and educator Alexandre Lazarow as he discusses how entrepreneurs can innovate to meet the new needs of consumers. recovery planning series

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.

A Media Diet that Limits Negative News

IdeaSpies

We are now experiencing two pandemics: (1) a COVID pandemic; and (2) a pandemic of negative news. Every day now. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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Innovation traits that are vital now: Beginner's Mind

Jeffrey Phillips

In the face of so much change and uncertainty during the COVID crisis, it is imperative that we do several things simultaneously and well. First, as executives or managers, we need to find ways to cut costs and find somewhat stable footings for businesses. With so much uncertainty and volatility, it can be hard to know when you've reached "bottom" and how to respond when the economy begins to grow again. This is an important role, but not the only role.

A New Model for Teams Adapting to Disruption

Innovation Leader

Tad Haas and Ivan Lloyd of edison365 discuss a revised model for innovation that combines an innovation office with a project management office.

Unlocking Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask Will Get Easier With Upcoming iOS Update

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The change, spotted in the 13.5 beta release, will help users avoid unnecessary hassle. Recovery

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.”

7 Major Data Science Use Cases In Sales

Acuvate

7 Major Data Science Use Cases in Sales Enterprises are embracing data science and analytics across various functions to leverage data to reduce costs, improve efficiency and drive revenue. With respect to sales, there are numerous use cases where data analytics can be applied.

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What is true Leadership in times of uncertainty?

The Future Shapers

In times of uncertainty – how do we manoeuvre at home and as leaders? Do we retreat, do we “pretend” it is business as usual? Big shifts are happening now but not all are bad. Read more to see how you can shift your mindset and unleash your inner leader even during times of crisis.

Nobody Puts Innovation in the Corner

100%Open

We have all heard, if not used ourselves, the phrase ‘unprecedented times’ very often over the past few months. It has become a conversational staple, something both businesses and individuals alike have adopted in order to describe the indescribable, in order to make tangible the chaos around us.

Redefine Risk in the Face of the Unknown

Daniel Burrus

In the past, organizations have practiced agility more than anything else because it is easy to simply pivot and put out small fires as they arise.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.