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Every Digital Transformation needs a water carrier

The Future Shapers

Every Digital Transformation and innovation needs a water carrier. That is to say, the successful Digital Transformations and Innovation teams need someone who is prepared to fetch and carry, who is tirelessly energetic, who operates with the end in mind, who is prepared to do the unbeautiful stuff, who believes that a strong melody carried by a powerful rhythm is worth a thousand grace notes, and whose overall performance, season after season, sends out the message of devotion to a cause.

Where speed, innovation, technology and strategy collide

RTI Innovation Advisors

An old saying, often attributed to a Chinese philosopher, goes something like this: may you live in interesting times. Some people say that it isn't a "saying" so much as a subtle curse. Interesting times - interesting to whom? Interesting why? I think we are all about to find out what interesting times look like, because those times are about to unfold, and no one can really interpret the repercussions. Major shifts on the horizon Why are times about to become more interesting?

The Surprising Thing That’s Killing Your Creativity


Productivity and creativity fuel professionals as they make strides in their field. But small things can chip away at workflow, substantially impacting projects and presentations. Focus is an essential skill to exercise in the office, but it is in jeopardy because of one significant threat—distractions. Strategies

How To Encourage Your Team To Take Breaks


At work, you just want to power through, to get done what you need to get done, so that you can go home. This, unfortunately, leads us to lots of bad behaviors and unhealthy choices. We skip meals—or eat meals out of the vending machine.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

How the Altice Group is leading innovation in Portugal


The telecoms multinational Altice, one of Exago’s longest-standing and most innovative clients , is heading investment in Innovation and Research and Development in Portugal. Between 2015 and 2017, the group devoted over 200 million euros to activities connected to innovation, almost twice as much as the second company featured in a study recently published by the national Directorate-General of Education and Science Statistics.

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How to Move from Process Improvement to Innovation


There’s absolutely nothing wrong with process improvement, but it isn’t the same thing as process innovation. In some ways, innovation is about going “back to the drawing board.”.

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The AI Revolution: Stats, Trends and Developments in 2019


The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinned by artificial intelligence.

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Podcast S2E30: Scott Kirsner – Turning innovation management in to a real career path

Idea to Value

On today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with innovation leader Scott Kirsner. Scott is the founder of Innovation leader, and today we talk about some of the research his company has found about how innovation works in large companies, and what innovation specialists do. Topics covered in today’s episode: 03:00 – what innovation managers do after they leave their position in corporations, and how long they stay in their positions.

Impact of Crowdsourcing in the Healthcare Industry


Though crowdsourcing has recently gained popularity in many industries across the world, it’s not necessarily intuitive for it to be part of healthcare. However, crowdsourcing has begun to have a notable impact in the health sphere, such as in patient diagnosis, engagement, and more.

Innovation Strategies from 7 Leading Innovation Firms


You may remember our blog post from a few months back where we identified the top firms driving innovation. We now want to go one step further and uncover the top strategies from each of these consultancies.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Four Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Every enterprise needs to innovate. It doesn’t matter whether you are a profit-seeking business, a nonprofit organization or a government entity, the simple truth is that every business model fails eventually, because things change over time.

IBM’s 2019 “5 in 5” Predictions Point To A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

The company sees deep scientific partnerships as the way to reimagine entire industries Related posts: 2019: The Return Of The Large Enterprise. We Need To Rethink Innovation For The 21st Century. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology New Era of Innovation

Is Your Innovation Management Process Inclusive?


Working together means expanding your definition of “together.” ” Inclusivity is vital across any organization. But it’s particularly important for innovation, and will only become more so as society goes through new shifts and as your organization changes.

14 Innovation Theme Candidates: If 2020 Were the Year of. ?


How far out are you looking out to create significant changes in your business ? Through the next six months? The end of the year? How about looking out at least to 2020 with an innovation theme to set priorities?

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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.

There Are 3 Ways To Innovate, But Only One Can Win The Future

Innovation Excellence

Very few businesses last. While we like to think we live in a particularly disruptive era, this has always been true. Entrepreneurs start businesses because they see opportunity and build skills, practices and processes to leverage it.

Big Companies Shouldn’t Try To Act Like Startups. Here’s Why

Digital Tonto

Big companies have advantages in deep expertise and resources, but can’t match the entrepreneurial energy of someone striving to build their own business Related posts: When Corporations Fund. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Startups

What You Can Learn from Playing With Your Brain

The Human Factor

The human brain is a remarkable organ. As anyone who reads my blog knows, I’m a big proponent of playing with it. First of all, it’s a lot of fun. The human brain is inquisitive by nature, and it enjoys finding answers and solving problems.

15 insights from Innov8rs Miami

Board of Innovation

I'm sharing 15 insights from the Innov8rs Miami conference based on my panel discussion with innovators from P&G, DB Schenker, the US Army, Itau Unibanco & GE. The post 15 insights from Innov8rs Miami appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise Events innov8rs miami

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.

Future of Innovation is Highlighted By These Two Amazingly Simple Products

Innovation Excellence

All too often, we ignore the most obvious and valuable ideas because of this. If you’re a Shark Tank junkie, like I am, you’ve probably noticed that some of the best ideas the sharks invest in are pretty mundane and straight-forward.

What it Takes to Improve Workplace Culture


“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker. We’re not going to lie. Improving workplace culture is hard. A healthy culture can’t be bought, and it can’t be mandated. Every company has a culture. Great ones are earned.

Successful sustainability

Norbert Bol

On our way to becoming a green economy, we need products and services that have a positive impact on the environment and society. Companies are researching, developing and testing many environmental product and service innovations. Clausen et al.

Executive pitch dos and don’ts

Board of Innovation

We believe that the best business idea should result in stakeholder buy-in. If the pitch is right, the solution is validated, and the business case makes sense, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t. But this isn’t always the way it goes. That’s why we’re sharing our know-how so that the jury’s only choice is to. Continue reading. The post Executive pitch dos and don’ts appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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.

Want To Manage Innovation? Let the Creators Create!

Innovation Excellence

Innovative cross-functional teams in technology companies often depend on individuals with highly technical, specialized skills. They’re on the edge, extending their disciplines where they haven’t been before. Teams like this require upper management support that enables their success.

How to Sell Lean Software to Your CEO


You know that Lean software would help your organization implement more opportunities for improvement, eliminate waste, sustain improvement, and get more people involved in positive change.

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work

Gregg Fraley

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work. Seven Idea Generation Fails. Redefine Brainstorming and Get Better Results. I might be getting to old to hold back on saying this about ideation, aka idea generation, aka brainstorming. My inner skeptic and snarky soul wants to scream it.


Ankush Chopra

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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

These Nine Powerful Technologies Are Now Ready for Rollout

Innovation Excellence

Every technology goes through a Development Phase before entering its Application Phase. The tech-advancements below are all entering the Application Phase. They are ready to be used as innovation tools — and to be used to solve your company’s and your customers real world challenges.

Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Opportunity?

Daniel Burrus

Artificial intelligence (AI), one of twenty core technologies I identified back in 1983 as the drivers of exponential economic value creation, has worked its way into our lives. From Amazon’s Alexa and Facebook’s M to Google’s Now and Apple’s Siri , AI is always growing — so keeping a closer eye on future developments, amazing opportunities, and predictable problems is imperative. IBM’s Watson is a good example of a fast-developing AI system.

The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment

Gregg Fraley

Are You Having Fun? Innovation Should Be Fun, Joyful, and About Playing With Concepts. The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment. A lot of fuss is made over innovation culture.

The Architecture of Innovation


Architecture is a fine balance of creativity and reality. That is, Architects must be creative within the constraints which they live. Applying that concept to building an innovation framework within your organisation is no different.

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!