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Open Innovation Helps in the Fight Against COVID-19


The Coronavirus is having an equal impact on companies, giant conglomerates, and startups. Companies are dealing with the crisis in various ways - let's look at how in this article. The post Open Innovation Helps in the Fight Against COVID-19 appeared first on Innovation Management.

Anticipate and Think Exponentially

Daniel Burrus

Technology-driven change will continue to accelerate at an exponential rate. Now that quantum computing has recently entered an early phase of application, exponential change will accelerate.


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8 surprising benefits of remote workshops

Board of Innovation

Thinking about a remote session? From improved efficiency and faster experimentation to introvert bravery, here are a few reasons why a digital collaboration might be a great choice. The post 8 surprising benefits of remote workshops appeared first on Board of Innovation. Inspiration

Six Things I wish I had known before I accepted the position of Chief Innovation Officer

Destination Innovation

Image by Mhouge from Pixabay. I was pleased and proud to be appointed to the position of CIO (Chief Innovation Officer). It seemed like a great opportunity to join a dynamic executive team and help drive the growth and ambition which inspired the company.

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!

The Coronavirus is a Forcing Function for Financial Services Innovation

Innovation Excellence

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” –Elon Musk The Coronavirus is having a big impact in financial services, and is going to have an even greater impact on innovation.

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Five Innovators You’ve Never Heard Of


According to recent statistics, half of all inventions happen by accident and two-thirds of patents arise from collaboration. There’s plenty of innovation going on, but do you know who invented the products and services you use every day?

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5 Use Cases for Blockchain in Government


Blockchain is far more than just cryptocurrency. There’s lots of hype surrounding blockchain, but at root, it’s a simple concept.

The Four Currents of a Culture of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these days about “culture of innovation” — trying to get down to the root of what the heck it’s all about.

How Do Your Employees Feel about Your Innovation Strategies?


Innovation is at its best when everyone in your organization is involved in the process. Are your employees engaged with your company’s innovation strategy? Employees who are directly engaged with what’s going on in the company will feel a stronger need to innovate than their disengaged counterparts.

How a Big Data Strategy Can Fight Insurance Fraud


At the same time, insurers have also understood that they need a Big Data strategy for various purposes. Not all, however, already use tools to detect fraud. That’s exactly what we want to help you reflect on with this article.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Seeking out knowledge that feeds our innovations

Paul Hobcraft

The more we embrace change and recognize innovation demands more of our time, the more we must seek out knowledge that ‘feeds’ innovation. And the more we ‘push’ for learning, the greater chance we have of thriving in a challenging world.

Practicing for an emerging future

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing this in the stages of the corona virus outbreak in the United States where we've finally decided to take the virus and its impact seriously. While the virus may not be as deadly as some other viruses, it is clearly contagious.

When tough times are ahead, you should double down on innovation

Idea to Value

As I’m writing this, the last couple of weeks have been quite eventful around the world. There’s a lot of uncertainty and even panic regarding the coronavirus, its current and potential impact on our economy, and of course, its effects on people all around the world.

When Pundits Say That Robots WIll Take Our Jobs, Remember These 4 Things

Digital Tonto

There are some things that a machine will never do. Machines will never strike out at a Little League game, have their hearts broken or see their children born. That makes it difficult, if not. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

Innovating During a Crisis

Innovation Excellence

We are living in interesting times. There is probably nobody out there whose personal and business life has not been impacted at least to some degree by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, in the time between writing this and it publishing, I suspect a lot will have changed.

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When tough times are ahead, you should double down on innovation


As I’m writing this, the last couple of weeks have been quite eventful around the world. There’s a lot of uncertainty and even panic regarding the coronavirus, its current and potential impact on our economy, and of course, its effects on people all around the world.

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Innovation in the Family


One of the longest standing questions in the field of innovation lies in the debate surrounding whether or not “creativity” is an innate trait or whether it’s something that can be learned. The answer has big implications. If you think creativity can be learned, you can then train people to be move innovative. If you don’t then you can forget about helping people or working with people who aren’t predisposed to creative thoughts. My view is that creativity and innovation can be learned.

How supply chains and ecosystems will be shaped by the corona virus

Jeffrey Phillips

Right now the global economy is in a bit of an uproar over corona virus and its impact on people, businesses and economies.

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.

Want Innovation? Be Open Minded


Mid February was the NBA All Star Game. As I mentioned in a post I wrote, for some time the ASG was struggling to be the best pick up game in the world. But the changes made to the format of the ASG made it great again.

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Collaboration During Pandemics Through The Modern Digital Workplace


The COVID-19 pandemic has become a huge global crisis and is growing at an exponential rate – with no signs of slowing down. As per recent reports , there are over 170,000+ confirmed across 100+ countries. And new cases are being reported every day!

The Eternal Temptation of the Low Hanging Fruit

Innovation Excellence

By Francesco Pagano & Costas Papaikonomou Spoiler alert. This is a rant, but it’s a short one. Maybe it’s a mini therapy session for a lot of innovators out there. It started with a small comment on LinkedIn, which triggered a response. A nerve, an open nerve was exposed.

How to Spot Inflection Points In Business Before They Happen with Rita McGrath and Alex Osterwalder

Strategyzer Innovation

Bestselling author and longtime professor of management at Columbia business school, Rita McGrath, joins Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder for a fascinating discussion on our StratChat webinar series about her latest work ' Seeing Around Corners: How To Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen'. Webinar

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

How to Find the Idea at the Right Time


One of the things that was surprising to us at IdeaScale was that many of our customers came to us looking for idea management software not because they didn’t have enough good ideas, but because they simply needed a place for those ideas to live. How could that be the main reason?

Become a Great Teammate – Favour Team Success Over Individual Success

The Future Shapers

The traits found within high-performing teams must be recruited for, developed, and nurtured. Even then, a team must follow a predictable path to move from the polite, formative stage to the generative, performing stage.

What’s Your Take

Innovation Excellence

The coronavirus has now been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization. So what does innovation look like in a time of crisis? How do we respond as innovators? Click "Read More" to join the discussion. Innovation

Chasing Invincibility: Lessons Learned from Top Organisations Around the World

Strategyzer Innovation

No company is invincible. Those that come closest are the ones that constantly reinvent themselves before their business models become obsolete. This need for reinvention is more pressing than ever.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Digital Transformation and Its Impact on New-Product Management for Manufacturers


For the manufacturer undertaking new-product development, Digital Transformation means smart new products with embedded software.

Real Life Examples of the 7 Wastes of Lean


Eliminating waste is at the heart of the Lean Business methodology. The goal of Lean is to spend more of your time creating value for customers by reducing or eliminating everything else - the waste.

Evoke Deep Change by Shifting Consciousness

Innovation Excellence

Australia is experiencing a range of catastrophic Black Swan environmental events, including mega bushfires, floods, hail and dust storms which have now catalyzed as serious wicked problems.

Getting rapid results from innovation

The Future Shapers

Customers don’t want innovation – they want the results of innovation in the form of better, faster, cheaper products and services! How many significant innovations has your company brought to market in the last six months? What were the results of these innovations for your customers?

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.