Sat.Nov 25, 2023 - Fri.Dec 01, 2023

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Discover your unique innovator’s Sensory Profile.

Paul Hobcraft

I had a most enjoyable and rewarding conversation last week on Innovation and Ecosystem design. It was partly through this conversation with Margot Nijkamp-Diesfeld and Rick Wielens of the Eco System Thinking Institute (ESTI), based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, that we got into the subject of creating different workshop concepts to stimulate those attending and draw out their greater awareness.

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Four Growth Mindset Myths

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Stefan Lindegaard It’s not about profit, you don’t have to be upbeat all the time and you actually have a hybrid mindset! # 1 – Growth mindset equals business growth, profits A common finding by Neuro Leadership Institute is that some leaders believe growth mindset is about profits.

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From Wheels to Web: The Innovations That Made Us

IdeaScale

Innovation! Without Pain There Is No Gain: Why is innovation so challenging? Thomas Edison underwent over 1,000 attempts before successfully inventing the light bulb. Visionaries like Karl Benz and Henry Ford dedicated over 20 years to inventing and reinventing, facing numerous unsuccessful attempts to achieve widespread adoption of the automobile. Even the internet encountered a [.

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The Failure of Innovation Training

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | Innovation departments are continuing to fail. Of course, innovation projects are supposed to fail in great numbers, but the idea of a corporate innovation department itself is under tremendous pressure. The macroeconomic climate is battering companies around and leading to budget cuts across the board. Companies are focusing on the core business and cutting funding to anything viewed as risky or not of immediate value.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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Can We Finally Kill The Idea Of Leaderless Organizations?

Digital Tonto

For a while now, management gurus such as Gary Hamel have been advocating for flatter organizations, yet there is little evidence that eliminating leaders is a viable model. In fact, when Wharton Professor Ronnie Lee took a close look at game software developers, he actually found that the number of levels of bureaucracy increased significantly, not decreased, over the last 50 years.

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What is Crowdsourcing? Definition, Types, Benefits, Examples and Best Practices

IdeaScale

Table of Contents What is Crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing is defined as an innovative and decentralized problem-solving approach that harnesses the collective intelligence and diverse skills of a large community, known as the 'crowd'. This transformative method empowers organizations to outsource tasks, driving efficiency and creativity beyond traditional boundaries.

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The Rise of the Meta City

Harvard Business Review

New York and Miami, Dubai and Cairo, the Bay Area and Austin. Pandemic-era migrations have created strong new connections between cities — and companies need to update their location strategy to keep up.

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How Cutting Edge AI Tech Could Be Your Answer to Tackling Stress

Entrepreneur - Innovation

In today's stress-ridden world marked by conflicts and a multitude of life challenges most of us never saw coming, the urgent need for innovative solutions to address the pressing mental health crisis is evident. Here's how entrepreneurs and startups can use generative AI to provide essential support to employees, coworkers and society as a whole.

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Turn Ideas Into Outcomes: A Framework for Maturing Your Innovation Portfolio

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | Innovation activity is at an all-time high. From idea competitions and startup incubators to virtual whiteboards and design thinking workshops, there is no shortage of mechanisms for brainstorming what’s possible in an organization. It’s exciting to have so many ideas to work with. But what happens next? Eventually, you need to identify which solutions best fit your business needs.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Fun Facts About Concept Testing

IdeaScale

Purchase Intention: Predicting success in concept screening Companies spend millions of dollars every year using purchase intention as a way of predicting success in concept screening. Given the reliance on “purchase intention” as a key predictor or success, there probably isn't as much scrutiny of the measure as there should be. So here it is. [.

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Research: Setbacks Can Actually Boost Your Career

Harvard Business Review

If you’ve hit a big pothole on the road to success, take heart. Research shows that setbacks can galvanize your career in unexpected ways that make you more successful. Three practices are key to turning them to your advantage: exploring whether your goals still fit your aspirations, opening yourself to unorthodox opportunities, and adopting a growth mindset.

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CEO Secrets of a Successful Turnaround

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken While most outside of the tech industry won’t know the Avaya brand, most will have experienced its technology if you’ve contacted customer support or communicated directly with a brand for any reason. It is a multinational technology company based in the U.S.

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What It Takes to Build a Best-In-Class Company — 3 Essential Elements

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The journey to excellence is not a matter of chance but a deliberate pursuit to shape the future and raise the bar for all who follow.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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What is Customer Experience (CX) Innovation? Definition, Examples and why CX Experience matters?

IdeaScale

Table of Contents What is Customer Experience Innovation? Customer experience innovation is defined as the process of creating and implementing new ideas, strategies, technologies, or approaches to enhance the overall experience that customers have when interacting with a brand, product, or service. It involves identifying opportunities to deliver greater value, satisfaction, [.

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To Scale GenAI, Companies Need to Focus on 3 Factors

Harvard Business Review

The risk with generative AI is not that leaders fail to try it, but that trying is as far as they get. Despite the progress made by vendors, using AI-enhanced productivity tools alone will not give you a competitive edge — just as provisioning smartphones, email, or web access to your team is nothing more strategic than providing electricity or running water.

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Skills versus Judgement

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski Best practices are good, but dragging projects over the finish line is better. Alignment is good, but not when it’s time for misalignment. Short-term thinking is good, as long as it’s not the only type of thinking.

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4 Ways to Bring Your Team Back From the Brink of Innovation Extinction

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Innovation often seems constrained by not enough time and resources — but really, it's a lack of playfulness that prevents our best ideas from emerging.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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What is Business Process Innovation? Definition, Examples, Process and Best Practices

IdeaScale

Table of Contents What is Business Process Innovation? Business process innovation is defined as the significant and transformative changes made to existing processes within an organization to achieve better efficiency, effectiveness, and overall business performance. It involves reimagining, redesigning, and implementing new ways of conducting business activities with the aim of [.

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Use GenAI to Improve Scenario Planning

Harvard Business Review

Generative AI can help organizations overcome inherent shortcomings in conventional processes for performing contingency scenario planning. This article explores how the technology can do that and provides an example: a simulation that the authors conducted.

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Reinventing the Retail Store

Innovation Excellence

Online orders are increasingly fulfilled through stores, making retailers much more efficient and competitive GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky I’ve worked with a lot of online retailers over the years, and a frequent question I’ve received is, “When you have physical stores and you also have an online presence, where should you be shipping goods […]

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Mark Graban & Greg Jacobson: Thanksgiving Processes, the AME Conference, Technology, Favorite Books [Podcast]

Kainexus

Here's the latest episode of the KaiNexus Continuous Improvement podcast, this time featuring another conversation with Mark Graban and Greg Jacobson.

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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What is Organizational Engagement? Definition, Importance and Effective Strategies

IdeaScale

Table of Contents What is Organizational Engagement? Organizational engagement is defined as the level of involvement, commitment, and connection that individuals within an organization have toward their work, the organization's goals, and its overall mission. It encompasses both the employees' emotional and intellectual involvement in their work and their dedication to contributing [.

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OpenAI’s Failed Experiment in Governance

Harvard Business Review

OpenAI has undoubtedly succeeded in its product innovations, with ChatGPT. But its governance innovations have failed spectacularly. Put in place to guard against the abuse of its product, the company’s unusual structure — a nonprofit that owns a for-profit — proved unpredictable and subject to the whims of its directors. There’s a reason the most successful startups stick to best practice: A more traditional governance structure would help OpenAI to scale while making the development of its tec

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Top 10 Human-Centered Change & Innovation Articles of November 2023

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month, we will profile the ten articles from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Human-Centered Change & Innovation. Did your favorite make the cut?

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The Power of Bottom-Up Systems in Organizational Success

Tullio Siragusa

The Power of Bottom-Up Systems in Organizational Success In the dynamic landscape of modern business, the success of an organization is heavily influenced by its management style and approach to goal setting. The traditional top-down management paradigm, characterized by directives flowing from the top echelons to the grassroots, is undergoing a significant transformation.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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What is Continuous Improvement? Definition, Model, Methodology, Process and Examples

IdeaScale

Table of Contents What is Continuous Improvement? Continuous improvement, often referred to as continuous improvement process (CIP) or continuous improvement management (CIM), is defined as a systematic and ongoing effort to enhance products, services, or processes over time. The primary goal of continuous improvement is to incrementally make small, positive changes [.

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Generative AI Will Transform Virtual Meetings

Harvard Business Review

Generative AI will forever change the way meetings are conducted. In the near future, meetings will offer personalized content and purpose-driven expertise, while also serving as guardians against bias and promoting active learning. As AI continues to advance, every meeting holds the promise of being productive, efficient, and influential, unlocking infinite possibilities for teams and organizations.

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What makes reinventing school so hard?

Christensen Institute

What makes reinventing school so hard? Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not just inadequate funding or uninspired leadership. Schools operate in ‘value networks’—a web of external influences that shape their priorities. Think state agencies, students’ families, employee unions, etc. The value networks of most schools push them to prioritize things like covering state standards, preparing students for college, and offering all the things we’ve come to expect from the “typical”