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Creating a Workplace Culture of Caring Post-Pandemic

Business and Tech

Darcy Gruttadaro, J.D., is the director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation that develops resources, tools, and trainings to help address the mental health and well-being of those in the workforce and their families.

Five Creative Ways to Use Customer and Employee Suggestions Boxes


Overview: The suggestion box is a classic tool for collecting feedback. Modern boxes should be online, privacy-friendly, simple, collect useful data, and offer useful incentives. Put It Online.


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The “Trigger” Strategy For Driving Radical, Transformational Change

Digital Tonto

The hardest thing about change is that, typically, most people don’t want it. If they did, it have already been accepted as the normal state of affairs. That can make transformation a lonely. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Sixteen Sci-Fi Predictions Which Came True

Destination Innovation

We tend to think that it is difficult to predict the future because it is. Who forecast 9/11 or Covid? Where are the flying cars, paperless offices and 2 day working weeks that we were promised?

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Simple Steps That Can Help Prevent Drowning at Your Home

Business and Tech

While drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children 1 to 4 and a leading cause for children under 15, there are things you can do to add layers of protection to your home to prevent a drowning.

What are you actually working for?

Idea to Value

Let me tell you a story. On my recent trip to Greece, I had a discussion with my taxi driver which put into perspective how different people consider different things as valuable.

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Find a Local Solution to a Local Problem

Destination Innovation

Arunachalam Muruganantham was born in 1961 in Coimbatore, India. His parents were poor hand-loom weavers. The family was pushed into penury when his father was killed in a road accident. At 14, Muruga (as he is known), dropped out of school.

4 Ways Leaders at All Levels Can Support Employee Mental Health

Business and Tech

Mental health challenges don’t discriminate based on seniority level, and there certainly has been no shortage of stressors lately. Kelly Greenwood Founder and CEO, Mind Share Partners.

Podcast S6E132: David Schonthal – The frictions which prevent innovation adoption

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with David Schonthal, a Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

IdeaScale Podcast – How Global Packaging Corporation Winpak Uses Shark Tank-like Practices and IdeaScale to Innovate


Overview: On the Ideascale Nation podcast , we talk with Manuel Moreno, Corporate Director of Innovation at Winpak. As a global packaging company constantly in need of ideas, Winpak developed 25hundred Innovators, which reduced the challenges of geography and language. The Challenge.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Are Podcasts Useful For Learning?


I’m a learner. There are many sources of learning, podcasts are one of them. I listen to quite a few on a weekly basis and have learned, and keep learning, from listening to podcasts.

A True Smart Home Is a Water-Efficient Home

Business and Tech

Making your home more water efficient is an impactful way to live more sustainably without even thinking about it. As the Earth’s temperature becomes warmer with climate change, the greater the need for freshwater.

Join me at the “Awakening Creativity” conference next week

Idea to Value

A few years ago, I help what was at the time the biggest ever online summit for Innovation and Creativity. In it, more than 50 experts from the fields of creativity and innovation came together to share their thoughts, research, experience and insights with me about how to become more creative and actually have those ideas deliver value. Thousands of people attended, and continue to pay for access to the interviews years later.

Where Successful Innovation Lives


It’s not enough to say: “innovation lives everywhere across our organization” or “it’s everybody’s job to innovate around here”. Business Strategy

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Unlocking the Power of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Rmukesh Gupta

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is on top of every organisation – social or entrepreneurial and every leader worth their salt is thinking about how to make their culture more inclusive and equitable for all members of the tribe. .

What Makes a Home Truly Smart?

Business and Tech

Today, a smart home means a more convenient life. But what could be more convenient than protecting homes from avoidable damage? Julie Shiyou-Woodard President and CEO, Smart Home America. Too many homes are vulnerable to floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

Reverse Brainstorming Training: An Innovation and Design Thinking Tool

Learn about this brainstorming technique and find resources below.

Going with the Flow

Innovation Excellence

How Great Ideas Sometimes Come From Following the Natural Flow of Things Image: James Homans on Unpslash GUEST POST from John Bessant Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas which change the world.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

How to Effectively Define Your Six Sigma Project Scope


Lean Six Sigma is a business optimization methodology that combines two popular continuous improvement methods, Lean and Six Sigma. These well-proven approaches give organizations a structured path to reaching their strategic goals quickly and profitably.


Carter Oosterhouse on How to Make Your Home Smarter and Greener

Business and Tech

Carter Oosterhouse helps homeowners make the renovations they think are impossible on his HGTV show “Carter Can.” We asked him for some tips on how people can implement smart technology to make their homes more energy efficient.

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The real winners of the future fund

The Future Shapers

Last month The Future Shapers investigated the UK Government’s Future Fund. The Investigation called out one of the strange array of firms the government, albeit through an intermediary the British Business Bank, has decided to invest in.

Innovation Theater Explained – What Is It and Why Is It So Bad


Now more than ever, large companies have realized that in order to thrive in the long term they need to take their innovation efforts to the next level. However, it’s not always obvious how to do that.

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

Ready to Take the Leap of Business Ownership? Hard Trends set the Foundation

Daniel Burrus

During the course of one’s professional career, the thought crosses their mind that, “I wish I could just work for myself,” or they take a look at a product, service, or process and state, “there has got to be a better way.”.

What to Know About FORTIFIED Homes

Business and Tech

FORTIFIED is attainable next-level disaster protection when re-roofing or building a new home. Julie Shiyou-Woodard President and CEO, Smart Home America. Many people hear the word fortified and think about castles from a bygone era or the cereal they eat for breakfast.

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Wrestling with Innovation?


The crowd gazes in silence as the sound of drums beat to the echoes of your pounding heart. Before you stands an imposing sumo ( rikishi ) who shows no sign of mercy. It’s a match for the ages, and you’re the underdog. . The rules?

The Tenets of Process Thinking in Operations Management


James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their book, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation , is considered by some to be the bible of Lean manufacturing.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

How to Close the Sickcare AI DI Divide

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers The digital divide describes those having or not having access to broadband, hardware, software and technology support.

What to Know to Enhance Your Home Cinema Experience

Business and Tech

Wireless technology, which is increasingly appealing to homeowners, opens the door to enjoying flawless, uncomplicated audio and entertainment. Tony Ostrom President, Wireless Speaker & Audio Association.

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The US Coast Guard and Rapid Adaptation: “There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Textbook Hurricane’ or a ‘Standard Oil Spill'”


From recognizing innovators, to empowering your team at every level, to developing innovation outposts, the US Coast Guard are experts in innovation and idea management. Learn more in this podcast interview.

12 Areas for Professional Improvement in the Workplace


We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about structures and methods for improving business processes , setting operational goals, and deploying the organization's strategy. Today, we want to turn to a more personal subject and discuss professional areas of improvement in any work environment.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.