Sat.Feb 25, 2017 - Fri.Mar 03, 2017

Your lazy brain: Why thinking is actually uncomfortable

Idea to Value

A fantastic video by Veritasium which shows how your brain usually reacts instinctively, because that is more energy efficient that actually working on a challenge.

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Inspiration Comes from Anywhere

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. A common innovation challenge inside established organizations is the Not Invented Here syndrome , where you block ideas that come from outside the four walls of your organization; denying yourself of inspiration and a fresh perspective.

Barrier Buster: Clearing the Way for Breakthrough Ideas

IdeaScale

Innovation leaders must master a wide range of skills in order to enhance the innovation potential of their teams. Often, managers are required to play the role of a barrier buster to ensure the team’s creativity delivers bottom line results for the business.

Technology’s Moral Crisis

Digital Tonto

It is never enough to simply charge boldly forward, we also need to stop every once in a while and think about where we are going. Related posts: Now, Anyone Who Wants Can Access The World’s Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Podcast #009 – Paul Hobcraft on the Three Horizons Framework

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak to innovation expert Paul Hobcraft. Paul is the founder of Agility Innovation and is well known for his insights into the Three Horizons Framework. In today’s episode, we talk about: Why executives need coaching on innovation (05:35). Why senior leaders often feel like they need to start from the beginning with innovation (07:35). What has changed in innovation over the past few years, divergence and convergence (11:15).

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How to Tell If Innovation Matters to Your CEO

Innovation Excellence

Thank the good folks at PWC for their latest survey of executives about innovation. The new article, optimistically entitled Unleashing the power of Innovation was recently published and surveyed approximately 250 senior executives about innovation.

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How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence

Exago

Studies show a direct, consistent correlation between the level of engagement of a company’s workforce and business growth. Fight for differentiation also remains on top of CEO’s agendas.

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Innovation failing to deliver

RTI Innovation Advisors

In what should come as no surprise to many of us working in the innovation space, a McKinsey study revealed in October 2016 that 84% of CEOs think innovation is important for their growth. This is not new news and is actually a substantial increase from previous surveys conducted by BCG and others, where the numbers routinely suggested that anywhere from 66% to 75% of CEOs thought innovation was important. The real news that McKinsey released has to do with results.

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Best Practices for Asking for Employee Ideas

IdeaScale

Creativity should be rewarded, but you need to ask for it. Can an employee ever offer you the unvarnished truth? Many of us would like to say yes, but stop and think back to the jobs you held before you took a leadership role.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

If You Want To Innovate, Avoid These Myths

Digital Tonto

The truth is that there is no one true path to innovation. You need to define your own innovation playbook based your strategy, capabilities and culture. Related posts: How Innovation Really. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Connectivity and IoT Disruption: Optimizing Logistics and Enabling Smart Trade

Rocketspace

The consumer trend in connected devices is all about connected cars, smart homes and cities — like fridges that order milk when it runs out and voice assistants that control home heating systems. But the Internet of Things (IoT) also has big things to offer to enterprises, particularly in logistics and trade. Here are some of the IoT and connectivity trends from RocketSpace's 2017 Disruption Report. Trends Logistics Internet of Things (IoT

Becoming a maker of ideas

RTI Innovation Advisors

I've been giving a lot of thought to the concept of waves of history, or periods of change. For example, not all that long ago a group of workers in England decided to try to stymie change, by destroying the looms that they felt were replacing their jobs. The "Luddites" as they were called, were afraid of looming (sorry, couldn't pass it up) change and the incumbent shift in jobs and roles as automation replaced manual labor.

Is Innovation Just a Buzzword?

IdeaScale

I moved to the Bay Area three years ago for an exciting new job with IdeaScale. From the first week in town I was meeting new people constantly—people here really love networking. It was amazing, it was exciting, it was … endless.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

The 6 Types of Strategic Planning Activities for a Workshop

BrainZooming

What types of strategic planning activities are in a strategic thinking workshop ? Readers have been asking this question frequently of late.

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New and Classic Corporate Innovation Books To Read in 2017

Rocketspace

One of the few things that seems as rapid as the pace of innovation is the number of books coming each year to talk about it. It's a rare executive who has time to even check out the reviews of the hundreds of titles published each year, much less read more than a handful of business books. Trends Leadership Good Reads Innovation Models

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How Innovation Affects Brand Loyalty

Innovation in Practice

A company that retains a high percentage of its customers must be doing a lot of things right. That’s why Retention Rate is the best indicator of a company’s long term viability. But keeping customers can be very challenging.

The Lego Kit of Life (by Design)

Mills-Scofield

What if I said that life was a set of Lego® bricks ~ all sorts of sizes, shapes, colors with a few bricks fixed together, unbreakable, but mot of them easily taken apart and rearranged? If you're like me, you love (yup, you still do, face it!)

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

36 Articles to Explore Strategic Planning Process Activities

BrainZooming

Yesterday, we identified the six types of strategic planning process activities we use to design a client’s strategic thinking workshop.

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15 WAYS TO JUMP-START YOUR CREATIVITY

Michael Michalko

. Simply put, the key to increasing creativity in any organization is to make it start acting like a creative organization. Suppose you wanted to be an artist: You would begin behaving like an artist by painting every day.

Make Every Day Employee Appreciation Day

The Human Factor

In case you didn’t get the memo, March 3 rd is National Employee Appreciation Day.

Intrapreneurial Success: Leading Disruption, Managing Change

InnovationManagement

Embracing an intrapreneurial mindset, which intentionally disrupts things from the inside out and often from the bottom up, is a radical concept for companies that thrive on stability and predictability.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

A Big Clue Your Strategic Planning Process Is Focused on the Wrong Issues

BrainZooming

Talking with a client team about facilitating its strategic planning process , we discussed why completed strategic plans sit on shelves. There are multiple reasons for this unfortunate situation. I think an important reason is when a strategic planning process focuses on the wrong issues.

Change Management and the Structure of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Often innovation is cast in the minds as a pure product related process. Apple’s iPod to iPhone to iPad, for example, is, perhaps, a perfect reflection of how most people would define innovation. But innovation doesn’t have to be limited to product design and new product ranges.

4 Tips for Improving Customer Centricity Through Idea Challenges

Planview Spigit

Companies like Pfizer, Siemens, and AT&T have discovered that idea challenges are the missing links to solving customer experience problems. What is an idea challenge you may be wondering? An idea challenge is a core component in any effective innovation program.

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The Eight Attributes of Bottom-Up Innovation Leaders

InnovationManagement

Bottom-up innovation is fueled by many ideas initiated by employees, as opposed to top-down innovation, which is fueled by a strong vision - often by the company’s founder. Bottom-up innovation leaders are entrepreneurial, supported by management’s emphasis on creativity and a can-do culture, and often share these eight attributes.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?