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7 Incentives to Increase Participation in a Crowdsourced Innovation Program


Every year, one question tops all the others that our customers might bring to us: how do I increase engagement in my innovation community? We see this question even in the most robust and activated innovation programs.

Serial innovation: the secret behind the most innovative companies


It goes without saying that a company’s ability to innovate is tied to its performance. But what does it take to outperform in the long term? This is the question set out in the Boston Consulting Group’s latest report, which ranks the world’s most innovative companies in 2020.

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Meaningful Work in the Age of Automation


As we look ahead and reimagine the future of work, augmentation of humans and technology will enable employees to create more meaningful work. The post Meaningful Work in the Age of Automation appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Comfort with Chaos: the Innovation Leader’s Mindset


Chaos is something many organization leaders try hard to avoid. Generally, employees are expected to perform tasks in an analytical, well-organized fashion without deviating from the plan. But innovation leaders know the value of chaos, and how a certain amount of it is necessary for experimentation.

What to Do About Disengaged Employees


While definitions of “ employee engagement ” abound, they all come back to an employee’s emotional and psychological investment in their work. When employees are engaged, they are willing and able to contribute to the company’s success.

Get the most out of Zoom for virtual facilitation

The Future Shapers

Planning a virtual workshop? Here are top tips from an expert facilitator for how to run the most successful virtual workshops using Zoom. The post Get the most out of Zoom for virtual facilitation appeared first on The Future Shapers. Adaptability Innovation Tools Thought Leadership

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A Beta Test of a New Virtual Meeting App

Stephen Shapiro

This week I had a chance to meet (virtually) with Phil Libin. You may know him as the mastermind behind Evernote. This week he launched a new app called mmhmm. His goal is to inject some fun into Zoom meetings. And he succeeded.

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How to Work Smart and Not Hard

The Human Factor

source. As you grow older, it’s very easy to feel like there are not enough hours in the day. In fact, it’s enough to make you crave the days when you had nothing but time.

What Does It Really Take to Learn Anything from Somebody Else?

Idea Champions

Since 1987, I have been providing consulting and training services to a wide variety of forward thinking organizations who have recognized their need to raise the bar for creative thinking, innovation, and teamwork.

Podcast S3E68: Scott Anthony – How leaders delude themselves about innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Scott Anthony, Senior Partner of Innosight. We speak about some of the insights from his upcoming book Eat, Sleep, Innovate , and how the current pandemic is going to change many industries in the near future.

Summer Reading List: 9 Books That Will Help You Understand The Covid Crisis

Digital Tonto

This summer, I’m focusing my reading list on books that will help you understand the Covid crisis better. Related posts: Summer Reading List: Books That Explain The Future. Summer Reading List: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Post


Government Hackathons: Five Steps to Success


Friendly competition can bring out the best of us, and when developing government innovation, hackathons can help solve certain challenges through crowdsourced innovation and build engagement across your constituency. So how does it work, and how can you hold an effective government hackathon?

SME Innovation: 10 Priorities for Support Post-COVID-19 


Post-pandemic, public bodies must restructure SME support systems for long-term growth with well-functioning innovation systems with the right balance of instruments. The post SME Innovation: 10 Priorities for Support Post-COVID-19 appeared first on InnovationManagement.

How To Fix Twitter's Business Model


Recently, social media platforms have been heavily criticized for perpetuating false and misleading information. We wanted to dig deeper and understand why. Currently, the business model of these platforms is based on advertising revenue, which is all about engagement.

IT and Innovation

The Future Shapers

In the ever-changing world of IT, it is challenging to create and maintain innovation activities.

Innovate Your Customer Experience to Drive Business Growth in Uncertain Times


When disaster strikes, be it social, economic, or otherwise, it leaves customers uneasy and in need of simplicity, ease-of-use, and speed. Customer experience can make a difference not just when times are unsettled, but for the long haul.

How to Digitally Spark Corporate Innovation


To maintain relevance in the global competitive market, many companies already focus on the development and implementation of innovations, even using digital tools. But, in times of crisis, this focus is most likely to be lost when most businesses concentrate on keeping the daily business running.

8 Major Challenges Faced By Data Scientists


8 Major Challenges faced by Data Scientists Organizations across the globe are looking to organize, process and unlock the value of the torrential amounts of data they generate and transform them into actionable and high value business insights.

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New Data About the Market for Innovation-Related Jobs

Innovation Leader

We asked 159 innovation professionals about the hiring happening in their organizations — or how long they’ve been hunting for a new role

How AI-Based Software Can Optimize Your Tax-Prep

Entrepreneur - Innovation

With filing date inching closer, entrepreneurs must initiate the process efficiently. Finance

Operations Manager bei WOOD_SPACE


Werde Teil des Teams! Operations Manager bei WOOD_SPACE (m/w/d). JETZT BEWERBEN. Start. Ab sofort. Anstellung. WOOD_SPACE. Sprachniveau. C1 Deutschniveau. Über uns. WOOD_SPACE ( ) ist eines der drei Projekte aus der Company Building Einheit von WhatAVenture.

Agility and Anticipation—A Vital Partnership

Daniel Burrus

While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone.

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Effective Non-Contact Innovation


As of Thursday the 18th of June, our first online Union went live! We had three excellent speakers, two rounds of breakout rooms, and one platform via which many parts of the world were represented and connected.

Employee Engagement Is About Building Trust

Tullio Siragusa

Employee Engagement Is About Building Trust. With the advent of modern communication technology, there has been a significant transformation on people’s expectation for transparency, access to information, and knowledge. Organizations are continuously trying to keep up, and in many cases, catch up. The success of any business depends greatly on the efficacy of the workforce, and the workforce can give its best only if there are effective communication strategies in place. .

Innovation Software Showcase

Innovation Leader

At our first Software Showcase, Innovation Leader’s strategic partners share their digital innovation tools. Watch the pitch sessions here

5 Intranet Best practices For A Modern workplace


5 Intranet Best practices For A Modern workplace Improving employee engagement, ensuring productivity and creating personalized employee experiences by delivering the right content to the right person at the right time, on any device or channel is becoming a new business imperative.

Tips for Intellectual Property Alerts


As your organization’s researchers innovate, your intellectual property (IP) portfolio exponentially grows over time. However, that does not always mean that the number of staff members in your TTO grows alongside it.

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The venture board

The Future Shapers

Investing in innovation, managing the investment and measuring it are difficult activities for a corporation. They need to have a new internal vehicle to do that. This thought piece unpacks what that looks like in significant detail. The post The venture board appeared first on The Future Shapers.

Discover, Access & Manage Ecosystem Relationships in a Low/No Touch World

Innovation Leader

How do you build ecosystems when travel and serendipity are limited for the foreseeable future? Watch this webcast to learn how to form partnerships during lockdown



Connecting with a diverse range of my coaching and consulting clients over the past few weeks, has seriously deepened my understanding of the impact of disruption and adversity, on our stress levels and neurology, and the importance of leading and managing these factors, from both the business and the human perspective.

Top 5 Challenges Faced by Cross Functional Teams


Effective cross functional collaboration can be the key to tackling an organization’s toughest problems. Cross functional teams can serve as pockets of innovation, and they can improve both individual and group performance. There’s very little question about their value.

#1,767 – Sign Language Gloves

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

How do you say, “2020 sucks” in sign language?

Leveling Up Customer Empathy at Fitbit & More

Innovation Leader

How can teams use empathy to understand their customers? Irina Kozlovskaya, Director of Industrial Design at Fitbit, shares how her team uses empathy to design better products

DevOps: why the methodology is so important for IT?


The DevOps solution involves automating IT governance and is even more effective with in application of agile development. We recently launched a complete e-book on this topic – if you haven’t already read it, we suggest you download it now.

Wazoku acquires US open innovation leader InnoCentive and raises additional £1.25M to support global growth


Idea management scaleup creates unique proposition for crowdsourcing, idea management and open innovation on one platform London, United Kingdom.

Recent Interview in Forbes

Stephen Shapiro

I was recently interviewed by David Benjamin and David Komlos for their Forbes column. The article is titled: Why This Could Be One Of The Greatest Times In The History Of Innovation.

Scenario Planning in 2020: What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Be Doing

Innovation Leader

The business and societal impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will be “more like World War I or the Great Depression,” says Matthew Ranen, a scenario-planning consultant