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How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

IdeaScale

Gamification can help at sevaral phases in the Problem Solving process We all know the benefits of gamification: it promotes disinhibition, reduces prejudice, encourages cross-disciplinary teamwork and co-creation, helps groups with very different profiles to speak the same language and achieves a level of engagement that drives participants to go one step further.

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The Most Strategic Leaders Excel in 4 Disciplines

Harvard Business Review

Strategic fitness is a leader’s ability to learn from and adapt to their environment to set direction and create a competitive advantage. A study of 77 C-suite executives over four years found that strategically fit leaders excel in four disciplines : 1) Strategic fitness, or setting clear direction and calibrating when necessary; 2) Leadership fitness, or refining their style to meet the moment; 3) Organizational fitness, or investing in thinking about the future state of the business; and 4) C

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Finding the best ideas and innovation management tools | Sopheon

Sopheon

Stay with me — I promise this will make sense. Finding the right innovation management software can resemble purchasing a racing bike. Some people are swept up in the excitement of diving into racing and look for a bike with an “I want it now” mindset. But anyone who’s ever bought such a bike knows that there are limitless variables to consider: your level of biking experience, your body type, the terrain you’ll be riding on, etc.

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Making the Time to Build Your Side Hustle

Harvard Business Review

Fifty percent of Gen Zs want to ditch the corporate world to become their own boss. However, this can be challenging when you lack the funds and flexibility to leave your day job. As a result, many ambitious young people begin by balancing full-time work with a side hustle — but managing both commitments can be challenging. You might feel drained after work or find it difficult to be consistent.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Hybrid Work Has Changed Meetings Forever

Harvard Business Review

More than four years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, what do we know about how meetings have (or haven’t) gotten back to “normal,” particularly amid calls back to the office? An analysis of 40 million virtual meetings from 11 organizations suggests that some habits, like using virtual meeting options even when in the office, are sticking. Further, data shows that meeting participation and camera usage correlates with retention.

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Take a Hike! Leadership Choices That Determine Whether or Not Your Business Grows

IdeaScale

I recently listened to a podcast in which the speaker talked about his hike to Machu Picchu. He spoke about the difficulty of the hike and the moments when his confidence wavered.

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A $3.7 Trillion Customer Experience Problem

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Bad customer experiences could cost organizations throughout the world $3.7 trillion annually. That’s according to new research by the experience management company Qualtrics. This figure is up 19% from the company’s projections last year ($3.1 trillion).

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How to Vet Information Before Making a Decision

Harvard Business Review

The daily decisions modern leaders face are increasingly complex. But executives have a tool to combat these challenges – information. At the click of a mouse or the press of a thumb, they can call up cutting edge research on virtually any topic. With so much information available, how do we know what to trust? What executives need is a simple taxonomy of misinformation so they know what to look out for.

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The Lesson of the Direct-to-Consumer Revolution: Strategy 101 still matters

IdeaScale

Every so often a new business model, often enabled by technology, takes the world by storm, attracts a lot of hype, eventually proves unable to live up to the headlines and disappears or becomes a shadow of its former self. The latest entries in this category? Direct-to-consumer companies. Image via Startups.

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What is social health and why does it matter for our well-being?

Christensen Institute

The current health care ecosystem incentivizes provider organizations to perform services that treat illness instead of those that keep people healthy. Many people think of health in terms of medical care and physical health, or simply, the absence of sickness, but that isn’t a complete perspective. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Four Secrets of Building a Shared Team Identity

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from David Burkus Creating shared identity on a team is crucial to building a high-performing one. Shared identity refers to the extent to which team members feel the same sense of who they are as a designated group.

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Identify — and Develop — Your Natural Strengths

Harvard Business Review

When we think of self-improvement, we tend to focus on our weaknesses. But that means we often underestimate our strengths — or even don’t recognize them at all. In this article, the author explains why we’ve developed this focus on weakness, and she then lays out a program for identifying and developing our strengths, with a particular focus on natural abilities that we might take for granted and therefore overlook.

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Yes, You Are Working Harder to Stay in the Same Place. Will You Do What It Takes to Change?

IdeaScale

As a leader in your organization, you’re under tremendous stress. Not only do you need to deliver against a “growth strategy” that demands constant increases in revenue and profit, but you also need to cut costs and support employees who are more disengaged and burned out than ever before.

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AI in Innovation: How to Build a Winning AI Opportunity Portfolio

ITONICS

The internet is awash with discussions on the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a catalyst for growth. Now is the moment to translate this hype into tangible opportunities for your business. It's time to explore what's feasible and make informed decisions about where and when to invest. The ITONICS Innovation OS is the ideal tool for navigating these decisions and briefing your team on potential opportunities.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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Department Of Energy Programs Helping to Create an American Manufacturing Future

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In the recession that followed the dotcom crash in 2000, the United States lost five million manufacturing jobs and, while there has been an uptick in recent years, all indications are that they may never be coming back.

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3 Ways to Support Employees with Bipolar Disorder

Harvard Business Review

Whether leaders know it or not, chances are their workforce contains people with bipolar disorder. This article discusses three measures that organizations can take to bring out the best in employees with this condition: modifying job features, training managers to support them, and promoting a culture of performance and compassion.

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The Power of In-Person Meetings: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our Japan Innovation Tour

Yet2

A Large (anonymous home and personal care) Company was looking to expand its product lines and reenergize consumer interest using insights from consumer research. As part of this initiative, yet2 embarked on an exciting innovation tour in Japan in April 2024, a venture aimed at uncovering fresh ideas and co-development opportunities for this large global company’s core product areas—skin care, oral care, hair care, and laundry.

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Are you ready to elevate your Business Partner Ecosystem with us?

Ecosystems4Innovating

The time to evaluate Business Partner Ecosystems Many business organizations have already attracted and worked with various ecosystem partners to solve immediate and longer-term issues. Those who work within Partner Ecosystems recognize the value and benefits of overcoming many immediate operational issues. When you view Partner Ecosystems as far more strategic to your business, you require another completely different level of collaborative work to solve challenges and complex issues that can b

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Learning to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack One of my coaching clients shared with me recently how she was feeling insecure in her job role and lacking motivation. The company she works for is acknowledged as an entrepreneurial industry leader.

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The High Cost of Misaligned Business and Analytics Goals

Harvard Business Review

How and where do companies’ investments in new and improved data and analytic capabilities contribute to tangible business benefits like profitability and growth? Should they invest in talent? Technology? Culture? According to new research, the degree of alignment between business goals and analytics capabilities is among the most important factors.

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First Principles Based Leadership – Raising Cultural Awareness

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise In this series of posts about First Principles Based Leadership, we have already covered the importance of and how to improve our self awareness and social awareness. In this post, we will explore the importance of cultural awareness and how can we become more culturally aware. Any and all deep dive into cultural awareness can only start by having worked and improved our self and social awareness.

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#1 New Release in Strategic Management

Stephen Shapiro

Two days ago, PIVOTAL launched. The conversations on social media were incredible, and the early feedback has been phenomenal. As an added bonus, the book was a #1 new release in the Strategy Management category. But for me, it’s less about rankings and sales, and more about impact. My hope is to get the book into the hands of as many people as possible.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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The Surprising Downside of Collaboration in Problem-Solving

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton You are a natural-born problem solver. From the moment you were born, you’ve solved problems. Hungry? Start crying. Learning to walk? Stand up, take a step, fall over, repeat. Want to grow your business? Fall in love with a problem, then solve it more delightfully than anyone else.

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Inside the Success of South Korean Brands

Harvard Business Review

Two decades of effective strategy and execution have given birth to some of the most attractive brands in the world: the K-brands. But what has become a key geopolitical asset for South Korea is no stroke of luck — it’s the result of an innovative approach that can be adapted by entrepreneurs, brand managers, and marketing executives around the globe.

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Innovators Alliance and AnsidCFO Partner to Drive Sustainable Profit Growth for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Innovators Alliance

Innovators Alliance is excited to announce a strategic partnership with AnsidCFO, a leading provider of fractional CFO services, specializing in outsourced finance, analytics, and automation to deliver sustainable profit growth. The Annual IA Member Survey revealed that growth and profitability are among the top concerns for our members. In response, we are expanding our network with strategic partners who offer solutions that directly address these challenges.

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The Crucial Role of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

CMOE

In today’s dynamic workplace, the ability to navigate complex emotions and relationships is becoming increasingly important for leaders. Emotional Intelligence (EI) stands out as a crucial skill set that can make or break leadership success. Let’s explore why EI is essential in leadership development and how it can impact organizational performance.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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You Don’t Win By Completing the Most Tasks

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski If you have too much to do, that means you have more tasks than time. And because time is limited, the only way out is to change how you think about your task list.

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Research: Warehouse and Logistics Automation Works Better with Human Partners

Harvard Business Review

A study of automation usage in warehouse and logistics companies around the world suggests that blending human labor with robotics leads to greater efficiency than full automation alone. While scalable robotic systems can handle up to 1,000 tasks per hour, they often face limitations where additional robots don’t improve performance. Human-robot collaboration, employed by companies like DHL and CEVA, enhances productivity, reduces worker fatigue, and increases job satisfaction.

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Innovators Alliance Launches Manufacturing Sector Specific Chapter

Innovators Alliance

With close to half of the IA membership working in the manufacturing industry, it was only a matter of time before we brought members from the sector together in a more formal way. Now, with our first meeting under our belt, we are pleased to share that we have officially launched the IA Manufacturing Sector Group with manufacturing expert and serial entrepreneur Paul Hogendoorn leading the group as Chair.

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5 Ways to Put Brand Values at the Heart of Your B2B Marketing

Brunner

When your company buys goods or services from other brands, what’s the top influence on your decision? Features and benefits? Price and value proposition? Reviews and testimonials? Or maybe it’s the brand’s identify and reputation? Research shows a brand’s values increasingly drive purchase decisions, especially as millennials and GenZers move up the ranks as business buyers: 77% of millennial and GenZ B2B buyers said brand is a significant factor in their purchase decisions, compared to 55% of

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!