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Walking The Innovation Talk

Game-Changer

An organization’s culture is the driving force behind innovation. You can have the best minds on your team, but nothing will happen if the environment doesn’t let them bring out their full potential.

Why Good Ideas Fail (And How To Help Yours Succeed)

Digital Tonto

We tend to think that if we get an idea right, that others will recognize its worth. That’s hardly ever true. In fact, if your idea is truly new and different, you can expect to encounter stiff. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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4 Fantastic Agile Sprint Retrospective Templates

InnovationTraining.org

These top agile and scrum sprint retrospective templates can be used during remote meetings with your team. Need retrospective ideas?

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Podcast S4E96: Jeff DeGraff – Mastering the 6 skills of the creative mindset

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we welcome back the Dean of Innovation, Dr Jeff DeGraff, who has worked with more than half of the Fortune 500 companies to improve their innovation programs. We speak about how to cultivate a creative mindset.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

33 Hidden Countries

Destination Innovation

Can you find 33 hidden countries in the text below? Don’t look back in anger,” many a wise man has said, including William Shakespeare who wrote “Much Ado about Nothing.”. The captain asked the sargent in an email if he could plug and advertise the notice in the formal information pack. He wore a jumper under his coat and a cap which protected him when the ice landed on his head. Did you happen to go to London recently?” I enquired. “I

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Eliminating bias in the ideation process: the power of anonymity | Culture

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It is no secret that innovation and inclusion go hand in hand: diversity of perspective is vital to a company’s success

Research shows that having a phone on your desk makes you more stupid

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A lot of people joke about how having a smartphone is making us all less intelligent. And new research provides evidence that this is true.

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Here Are Some of the Strategies for Getting a Vaccine Distributed Across America

IdeaScale

COVID-19 continues to spread, prompting the need for the fastest vaccine in history. Millions of people in the U.S. will get vaccinated very soon. Here are some distribution strategies. What’s happening pre-vaccination? The race is on for making the COVID-19 vaccine available.

How Do You Measure Leadership Impact?

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Leadership impacts everything. Everyone will focus on the most obvious outcome, which is company performance. But it also includes future performance, which depends on developing individuals so that they too can lead. One thing I learned early on is you suck if everything depends on you.

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!

Top 3 reasons why the ideation process should be kept separate from work management systems | Innovation

Pondr

Pondr was built specifically for collecting and managing ideas - about knowing what to work on next

The law of diffusion of innovation

Idea to Value

Any company planning on bringing a new innovative solution to market must accept the fact that not every customer will be willing to buy it immediately. There will always be certain target customers who are more resistant to trying out new ideas than others.

IdeaScale Podcast – NSW Health Pathology

IdeaScale

In the best of times, New South Wales (NSW) Health Pathology, a statewide clinical service, has a complex mission. Formed in 2014, the department supports the critically ill, protects public health, analyzes health data, and supports the state across a suite of functions, including crime-solving.

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Are you catching the right wave?

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As a leading executive today you would have ridden many waves to be where you are. In recent months, I have had the opportunity. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Some ideas just aren’t for right now | Culture

Pondr

There are a whole host of reasons why ideas don’t get chosen, yet we tend to unconsciously label them in simple terms such as accepted or rejected, good or bad

Solar power prices have dropped by over 89% in the last 10 years

Idea to Value

By now it is common knowledge that solar energy has been becoming more and more affordable as the technology develops and economies of scale blossom. But a recent report shows just how astronomical the drop in cost has been.

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Bed, Bath & Beyond Announces $1 Billion Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

Leading home goods retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond is upping the innovation game by launching an omnichannel transformation to drive sales. As part of a new three-year strategy, the $1 billion to $1.5 billion investment is designed to drive growth and increase cash flow.

3 Ways to Align with Ethical Values and Accelerate Your Brand

Board of Innovation

Hand-curated takeaways to prove your worth in ethical consumption, utility, and sustainability. The post 3 Ways to Align with Ethical Values and Accelerate Your Brand appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Consumer products Innovation strategy

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

5 reasons to break up with roadmapping, and move on | Innovation Management

Pondr

Let’s talk Product Roadmapping! No, not the boring ins and outs of how it works or what it is, but rather the debate around whether it’s even useful or not, and why maybe it’s time to break up and move on

Tall Poppy syndrome vs Tall Weed syndrome

Idea to Value

Have you ever heard of Tall Poppy Syndrome? It essentially says that the flower which stands out above all the rest will be the first to be cut down. Basically, it says that people should be humble and not try to make themselves appear better than others.

10 Productivity Tips for Working from Home

CMOE

COVID-19 has drastically affected our daily lives. Many people have lost their jobs, and the health of the global economy has plummeted. We need to be able to work to pay our bills, to send our kids to school, and to buy food, medicine, and other necessities.

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What Do Innovation Maturity Assessments Have in Common?

InnovationManagement

Building a repeatable model for innovation is a journey, not a trophy. An innovation department builds services and competencies across multiple disciplines – from research to communications and culture.

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.

Why it’s time to reshape the work management system and start building bridges across your team | Leadership

Pondr

Managing teams of people at work requires acute organization and communication, no matter the size

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How to Remove Roadblocks to Creativity

Idea to Value

When people think about what barriers a marketer may have to success, they usually think of technical challenges. They think of things like defining a target audience or anticipating consumer response.

How to turn Innovation theatre into innovation outcomes

Strategyzer

We are often asked by senior leaders and innovation managers “how do I know if the innovation programs we have are successful?”. In other words: how do we know if these programs will produce long-term growth for our company?

Innovation and Customer Relationships: 4 Keys to Keeping Your Ratings High

Daniel Burrus

Between fact-checkers and Yelpers, the Information Age is laden with a visual archive of how customers and clients perceive products, services, or even your organizational culture.

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.

Why We Should Advocate for Decentralized Finance and Its Regulation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Technology has proven time and again that innovation has the ability to identify trends that enable success. It can also help businesses worldwide with their attempts to attract funding by going public. Finance

What makes up a winning innovation ecosystem of design?

The Future Shapers

There are four connecting themes that are shifting our ways to operate and innovate that provide a far greater set of dynamics by ’embracing’ an ecosystem collaborative design approach.

The Six Big Losses in Automotive Manufacturing

Kainexus

In automotive manufacturing, there are several things you can take for granted; unfortunately, some are unwelcome. The Six Big Losses are an uninvited guest in automotive manufacturing plants everywhere.

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