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Building a Culture of Value Creation


Innovation cultures are essential in the workplace. They help sustain innovation and improve outcomes. Building value is one of the best methods for ensuring future success. Establish innovation behaviors and norms that create a communicative environment rich in imagination and collaboration.

How Your Organization Can Innovate in a People-Centric Way


When we talk about innovation, we often talk about harnessing people's creative energies, and then turning that energy into something of value. How can we help people collaborate and create new things? Methods & Frameworks


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Why You Need To Make Employee Engagement a Priority In Your Business


Employee engagement is one of the best indicators for organizational success.

Having more information will not make your decisions more accurate

Idea to Value

It is human nature to want to be able to make the best decisions. And usually this leads to advice about making sure you have enough information for a thorough analysis, weighing up all the factors before then being able to be confident in a decision you make.

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.

Thinking about innovation and strategy

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been asked several times lately to write about, or perhaps more specifically, to opine about, innovation strategy.

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What Is the Cost of Ignoring Change Management?


Change is necessary for innovation to occur. If managed well, it is effective, but if managed incorrectly, it can be worse than no change at all. Change management requires a well-developed strategy. Failing to create one can result in high cost and significant loss. Here’s what you need to know.

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Podcast S4E95: Adi Mazor Kario – Learning from Israeli startups and Innovating during chaos

Idea to Value

On this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Adi Mazor Kario, innovation strategy and design expert and author of Innovating through Chaos.

Conditions for innovation to succeed

Jeffrey Phillips

I was asked recently to write a short post about the conditions necessary for innovation to succeed. It's actually not possible to write a short post about innovation, much less the conditions necessary for innovation to succeed, but I've tried to simplify this into nine critical factors for success.

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5 Incredibly Powerful Lean Visual Management Tools


Visual management tools surround us. Although they are so ubiquitous, we might not even think about them. When your car is about to run out of gas, a light will alert you to the problem. Your fitness app may even show you how close you are to your daily goal.


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!

What the U.S. Treasury is Learning from Its Blockchain Projects


Government innovation needs a different path and approach than in the private sector. It’s something the Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT), in the Treasury Department’s Fiscal Service Bureau, knows well.

You don’t need that thing

Idea to Value

You don’t need the same professional camera as Steven Spielberg before you can record your first film. You have one in your pocket. Just start filming. You’ll get better if you stick with it. You don’t need the same running shoes as Usain Bolt to become more healthy.

Do we really care about (artificial) intelligence?

Norbert Bol

Dear readers, First of all I would like to wish you a healthy, safe and successful 2021! Sorry for not keeping my promise to blog more in 2020 about responsible technology and artificial intelligence as I wrote in Happy New Year: The new roaring ’20 s.

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Clear Explore Guidance: Align your Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholders


In a recent post we explained how to align innovation projects with corporate strategy using the Strategic Guidance framework. Today we zoom in on Explore Guidance, a key element from your overall Strategic Guidance to align your innovation ecosystem stakeholders. Corporate Innovation Management

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.

The First Three Things You Learn About Crowdsourced Innovation Management


I joined IdeaScale in October of 2020, just before the “second wave” of COVID infections hit the US and an election unlike any other was about to take place.

Leading from Anywhere (Podcast with David Burkus and Todd Henry)

Idea to Value

You might remember David Burkus and Todd Henry as two recent guests on the Idea to Value podcast. Well David has a new book out, and was on Todd’s Accidental Creative podcast to talk about some of the main themes.

Three Takeaways from Best Buy CEO Corie Barry’s CES Keynote

Innovation Leader

Within six months of starting her new position, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry had to lead her team through the disruptions of COVID-19. Find out how

For Creativity Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect


According to recent research by Stanford Graduate School of Business alumna Melanie S. Brucks and associate professor of marketing Szu-chi Huang, regular brainstorming sessions are not likely to lead to an increase in unique ideas. In fact, the average novelty of your output — that is, the degree to which your inspirations depart from convention — actually might decrease over time. This doesn’t seem intuitive, thus why it’s surprising. But it really isn’t.

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.

Overcome Fears and Learn to Delegate in the Workplace


“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”. – Theodore Roosevelt. All great managers must learn to delegate in the workplace.

What Can We Learn from the Innovation Averages in 2020?


Every year, IdeaScale conducts an in-depth study of their customer trends in order to write an annual report, provide benchmarks to our clients (and ourselves), and better understand the marketplace.

Ethics and NDE 4.0

Inspiring Next

Ripi Singh & Tracie Clifford Sound of an Alarm There are too many unknowns around explosive growth of Industry 4.0 technology applications, that it needs a hard conversation around ethics.

The Customer Doesn’t Care About Your Buzzwords


As has been the case since technoly has existed, businesses will always flaunt they have the latest and greatest tech at their disposal in order to gain attention. Nowadays, that technology is artificial intelligence. Yet, the organizations that have adopted AI are still rare. Let’s face it, you don’t have to read a report to know that companies are late to adopt artificial intelligence.

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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.

Being able to Pivot Helped Manufacturing Survive. What will it Take to Thrive?

Daniel Burrus

In the United States, manufacturing is a huge sector. Its importance to our national and global economy is evident in how many white- and blue-collar jobs are integral in each process. From plastic injection molding to hydraulic valve assembly, manufacturing is likely found in nearly every industry.

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CES 2021: Samsung, Google & Lucasfilm on Business Shifts

Innovation Leader

Executives at Samsung, Google, and Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic talk about business shifts they expect to endure in 2021

ROI of Scaling Improvement with KaiNexus


KaiNexus customers capture more daily improvements from staff, run more efficient strategic projects and events, coach more effectively, and streamline their improvement process.

Key success factors for corporate innovation, with Michelle Gomes

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Michelle Gomes is a strategic thinker and experienced agile product manager. She brilliantly shares key success factors to lead an innovation project. Execution Innovation Corporate Innovation Design Thinking Digital Innovation Lean startup Michelle Gomes Transformation

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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.

When, and When Not, to Throw Out Stage-Gate


Is it time to re-evaluate your innovation and new product development practices? The post When, and When Not, to Throw Out Stage-Gate appeared first on Sopheon.

Member Spotlight: Heather Wishart-Smith, Jacobs

Innovation Leader

Heather Wishart-Smith is the SVP of Technology and Innovation at Jacobs. We sat down with Heather as part of our IL Member Spotlight series

Quality Improvement Software Must-Haves for Healthcare


While the quality of care and the patient experience has long been a top priority for healthcare organizations, increasingly they are turning to more formal, systematic approaches to continuous improvement.