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Why Curiosity Is Key to Innovation in the Workplace

Carla Johnson

June 4, 2024 You know that feeling when you’re binge-watching your favorite show and you just have to know what happens next? That’s curiosity! But in business, it’s not just about finding out who dunnit.

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Why Bad Ideas Don’t Just Die

Digital Tonto

I recently read David Sanger’s new book, "The New Cold Wars," which was excellent in many ways. It was very well sourced, often insightful and excellently written. It was also riddled with relatively minor errors. These didn’t really affect the story he was trying to tell, but they were annoying and undermined an otherwise excellent book. What probably happened is that the fact checker was intimidated by Sanger’s prominence and didn’t call him out or didn’t bother checking facts that, truth be

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Ecosystems lack a perceived differentiation

Ecosystems4Innovating

Achieving a new positioning in Ecosystem differentiation I have been spending a lot of my time working through Business Ecosystems trying to get a decent “handle” on what really matters as the most important dynamics and why ecosystems are rising in importance to support reshaping multiple business landscapes and determine what practices will unlock value and impact.

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An Introduction to Strategic Foresight

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Stefan Lindegaard Strategic foresight is an essential discipline for organizations aiming to navigate an increasingly complex and uncertain future. It involves a systematic exploration of potential futures to inform strategic decision-making. This approach enables organizations to anticipate changes, identify opportunities, and mitigate risks, thereby ensuring their long-term sustainability and competitiveness.

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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What Type of Innovator Are You? | The 16 Innovation Modes

ITONICS

In the ever-evolving world of business and technology, understanding how your team innovates—leveraging your strengths and augmenting your weaknesses—is key to staying competitive and fostering growth. Innovation, however, is not a one-size-fits-all process. It manifests in various forms and can proceed down multiple paths. To navigate this diverse landscape, it's essential to identify, enhance, and balance your team's unique innovation mode.

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How IdeaScale Transforms Your Organization’s Creative Potential

IdeaScale

The ability to innovate is crucial for success. Yet, many organizations struggle to harness their creative potential. Traditional suggestion boxes and unstructured brainstorming sessions often fail to capture valuable insights, leaving great ideas unnoticed. A 2023 Gallup study found that only 35% of American workers feel their ideas are heard at work.

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Giving Your Team a Sense Of Shared Purpose

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from David Burkus With work and life becoming more intertwined than ever, people increasingly seek purpose through work. So, leaders are being called upon to create a sense of purpose on a team.

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Finding the right tools for CPG Innovation | Sopheon

Sopheon

The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry is experiencing a period of tremendous change. Shifting consumer preferences, a growing demand for health-conscious options, sustainable practices and ethical sourcing are forcing companies to continuously examine how they approach CGP innovation to stay ahead of competitors. Throw in exterior challenges like nimble startups and volatile supply, and it’s easy to see how difficult the CPG landscape is today.

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California Moves to Protect Community College Faculty from AI Replacement

IdeaScale

In a landmark decision, the California legislature has unanimously passed a bill aimed at preventing the replacement of community college professors with artificial intelligence (AI) bots. The brief, two-page bill, which now awaits the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, seeks to ensure that only qualified human instructors lead college courses.

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3 Steps to Cultivate an Innovator’s Mindset

Harvard Business Review

If you want to move up the corporate ladder, you need to do more than meet deadlines and produce strong results. Employees who quickly move up often have an innovator’s mindset. These people ultimately position themselves as valuable assets by questioning assumptions and pushing their organizations to stay competitive. By consistently bringing fresh ideas to the table and demonstrating a proactive approach to problem-solving, they naturally attract the attention of higher-ups.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Are You Pursuing Efficiency at the Expense of Effectiveness?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski Efficiency is a simple measurement – output divided by resources needed to achieve it. How much did you get done and how many people did you need to do it? What was the return on the investment?

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Planview ERGs Honor Juneteenth, Pride Month, and More in June 

Planview

With so much happening in June, we want to outline important events at Planview with some employee insight. At Planview, ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) play a crucial role in creating connections and involving people in groups that pertain to people’s interests. Our ERGs, such as Planview Kaleidoscope, Pride, and Women at Planview, are actively organizing events and educating employees about their initiatives.

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AI Advancements Propel Army’s Military Capabilities

IdeaScale

Like many sectors, the military has begun rapidly implementing artificial intelligence into military operations over the past few years. The adoption of AI systems has allowed them to perform complex tasks with minimal human intervention, proving invaluable in diverse military applications. Recently, notable advancements in natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision have been achieved.

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How Companies Can Mitigate AI’s Growing Environmental Footprint

Harvard Business Review

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly ubiquitous in business and governance, its substantial environmental impact — from significant increases in energy and water usage to heightened carbon emissions — cannot be ignored. By 2030, AI’s power demand is expected to rise by 160%. However, adopting more sustainable practices, such as utilizing foundation models, optimizing data processing locations, investing in energy-efficient processors, and leveraging open-source collaborations, ca

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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It Takes Hard Work to Make It Look Easy

Innovation Excellence

A Customer Experience That Will Be Appreciated GUEST POST from Shep Hyken My friend Norman Beck recently shared a quote that inspired him: We work hard to make it look easy. Isn’t that what the best people do? Whether it’s sports, entertainment, or business, some people are so good that what they do looks easy.

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Transforming Businesses with Anticipatory Strategies in the Age of AI

Daniel Burrus

Right now, we are experiencing technological advancements at an unprecedented rate. From self-driving vehicles to generative AI like ChatGPT, our landscape as both business leaders and consumers is changing exponentially. In fact, I believe that change is too mild a term for the advancements in innovation we are seeing. Technological transformation is far more accurate.

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Leading Innovation with Natalie Turner

Viima

We've returned with yet another Innovation Room Podcast episode. In this conversation, Colin was joined by Natalie Turner to talk about the inspiration behind The Six 'I's® model, lessons she learned while working in Asia, and explore the challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving innovation landscape.

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Research: How Family Motivates People to Do Their Best Work

Harvard Business Review

Family is one of the most important things in most people’s lives, across cultures and geographies. Yet, the idea that family can be motivational at work has been overlooked. Instead, in the past, family has been mostly seen as competing with work for an employee’s finite resources, like their time and energy. A large body of research on work-family conflict drew on this notion and illustrated how work and family domains create conflicting demands and interfere with one another.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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Top 10 American Innovations of All Time

Innovation Excellence

A Fourth of July Celebration GUEST POST from Art Inteligencia As we gather to celebrate the Fourth of July, our nation’s Independence Day, we not only rejoice in the freedoms and values that define America but also reflect on the incredible ingenuity that has propelled our country forward.

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Heads of R&D and Their Changing Agendas: The Transformation Toolkit for 2024+

ITONICS

Every industry is on the move. Automakers are transforming from car producers to data centers. Manufacturers are changing from human-dominated shop floors to autonomous systems. The energy industry is on the move from fossil to renewable sources. Information systems move from information carriers to conversational systems. The nature of work itself is transforming, with remote and digital work becoming more prevalent.

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A Gift: The First Nine Chapters of Best Practices Are Stupid Audiobook

Stephen Shapiro

A gift to 100 people… My Best Practices Are Stupid was published in 2011 by Portfolio Penguin. However, they never created the audiobook. Given some fantastic AI tools available today, I finally created the audiobook using my voice clone. It sounds 99% like me. It’s truly mind-blowing. And I am giving the first nine chapters away. That’s about 75 minutes of content.

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How to Salvage a Useful Process That Isn’t Working Anymore

Harvard Business Review

It is a familiar story in health care and many other settings: the performance of an innovative process deteriorates over time. Instead of automatically discarding it, organizations should understand the causes. They may then decide to redesign and reimplement the process. Using the reimplementation of a surgical checklist at Singapore General Hospital as an example, this article explains how to conduct a reimplementation.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Is Disruption About to Claim a New Victim?

Innovation Excellence

Kodak. Blockbuster. Google? GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton You know the stories. Kodak developed a digital camera in the 1970s, but its images weren’t as good as film images, so it ended the project. Decades later, that decision ended Kodak.

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Enhancing Global Innovation in Manufacturing: Strategies & Tools

ITONICS

In today's hyper-connected world, manufacturing companies are increasingly looking beyond their borders to drive innovation. While technological advancements promise automated shop floors, digital twins, and smart factories, the industry faces significant challenges.

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The Undersampling of Failure

Stephen Shapiro

While speaking at a conference several years ago, I tried an experiment. I told the audience I had discovered the five best practices that nearly all successful people share. I printed these practices on a sheet of paper and invited ten successful people from the audience to join me on stage. I asked each individual how many of these practices they used in their personal life or business.

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3 Lessons from The Washington Post’s Leadership Turmoil

Harvard Business Review

The leadership questions surrounding new Washington Post CEO Will Lewis serve as a case study in the challenges of bringing in an outsider to lead an organization, highlighting the importance of transparency and alignment with company values. This article offers three lessons leaders can draw from it — as well as advice on how the Post and Lewis can move forward.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Top 10 Human-Centered Change & Innovation Articles of June 2024

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month, we will profile the ten articles from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Human-Centered Change & Innovation. Did your favorite make the cut?

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What Type of Innovator Are You? | The 16 Innovation Modes

ITONICS

In the ever-evolving world of business and technology, understanding how your team innovates—leveraging your strengths and augmenting your weaknesses—is key to staying competitive and fostering growth. Innovation, however, is not a one-size-fits-all process. It manifests in various forms and can proceed down multiple paths. To navigate this diverse landscape, it's essential to identify, enhance, and balance your team's unique innovation mode.

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Virtual Innovation Roundtable: Building Your Ideal Enterprise Innovation Ecosystem

Qmarkets

Qmarkets has always been at the forefront of AI. Now, we are injecting the full power of generative AI across our entire suite of innovation management tools. Join our product specialist Yoel Ben Nesher as he lifts the lid on these brand new AI features and demonstrates how they can be used to achieve unparalleled efficiency in your enterprise innovation program.

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Research: Speed Matters When Companies Respond to Social Issues

Harvard Business Review

An analysis of Instagram posts by Fortune 500 companies after George Floyd’s murder found that customers were skeptical of those who waited too long to make a statement.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr