Sat.Mar 02, 2019 - Fri.Mar 08, 2019

Sustainability Solutions: Driving Factors and Key Innovations

Yet2

In recent years, the word “sustainability” has become synonymous with “environmentalism.” However, this is entirely too simplistic. If we wanted solutions that just saved the environment, we could certainly do that by shutting down all power and chemical plants, stop using devices and products that require natural resources (i.e. all of them), and stop driving cars – essentially, stop using all technology. Sustainability, in reality, is much more complex.

Facing The Innovators Salmon Run

Paul Hobcraft

I was reading about one of natures wonders about the famous salmon run. Have you ever actually witnessed one or watch the documentary on this incredible journey and all its obstacles? it is an amazing story of determination to overcome odds to bring new life into the world.

Innovating With Fresh Eyes

Phil McKinney

I’ve been in the innovation game for more than 30 years. Hard to believe. With that many years comes loads of experience but also some downsides. As with most things, when you’ve done something for a long time, you tend to fall into a pattern – a rut.

If you want more Creativity, Move the Kettle!

Destination Innovation

Alex Pentland. Alex Pentland is a professor at MIT who combined staff identity badges with GPS positioning technology. This enabled him to observe the movements of workers in an office much in the same way as we might watch streams of ants crossing the gorund.

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.

What is the Cost of a Failed Change Initiative or Innovation Project?

Braden Kelley

It seems like a simple question. One that you would expect to lead to some risk mitigation behavior, but it doesn’t.

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Celebrating women’s power to innovate

Exago

‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’: this year’s International Women’s Day focuses on how innovation and technology can advance gender parity and the empowerment of women at a global scale, and we at Exago know first-hand just how important women are to help drive innovation in the workplace. The post Celebrating women’s power to innovate appeared first on Exago. Blog diversity gender equality innovation international women's day

How Artificial Intelligence Is Making The Shift From System To Ecosystem

Digital Tonto

As AI evolves from integrated systems to a modular ecosystem, its becoming a true force multiplier Related posts: 4 Things Every Leader Should Know About Applying Artificial Intelligence To Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology

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How Does Globalization Impact Innovation Strategy?

IdeaScale

Globalization brings us closer and closer. Ever since the rise of the multi-national corporation, bridging cultural, social, and political differences has become an increasing concern. Yet, innovation might be the most powerful vector driving these differences, while offering the tools to cross them.

Understanding the Investment Term Sheet: 5 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Rocketspace

As you know, the path to startup success isn't paved with gold. Without a reliable funding source in place, your startup is destined to fail. If you're like most entrepreneurs, finding. Corporate Innovation

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.

The Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil

Innovation Excellence

The greatest unfair competitive advantage for your small business is leveraging this critical shift in how you view the drivers of the future.

It’s Not Enough To Drive Change, You Also Have To Survive Victory

Digital Tonto

Transformation is always a journey, never a destination. It takes more than a clever strategy and sound execution to see it through. Related posts: You Can’t Change Fundamental Behaviors Without. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Transformation

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How Law Enforcement Benefits from Cutting-Edge Innovation Management

IdeaScale

Law enforcement has no choice but to adapt to changing technologies and the changes that technologies cause among the populations they serve. Innovation may not change what police officers do, but it can improve how they do it. Making law enforcement simpler, better, and safer in a world that is changing more rapidly than ever is a gargantuan challenge.

Why Copying Culture Doesn’t Work

Game-Changer

Benchmarking is stupid. The only reason I recommend benchmarking, analyzing another company, is to learn what not to do. But most organizations don’t think this way. They analyze and copy what competitors do without a worry about whether their practices will work for them or not; including culture. You can’t benchmark culture , from Strategy-Business: But benchmarking culture isn’t feasible. A benchmarking exercise is one of analyzing and copying the things another company does.

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.

How Diversity and Inclusion Drive Innovation Forward

Rocketspace

Diversity and inclusion. These two words are amongst the most important topics in today’s culture. Simply look at the Google trend for the search term “diversity and inclusion” over the past 15 years worldwide. In fifteen years, it has grown from nearly 0 to 100. inclusion and diversity diversity in innovation

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What you need is a Chief Culture Officer

Innovation Excellence

Peter Drucker said that– business has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation. Well, your company probably already has a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and most likely a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO, to distinguish from your Chief Information Officer, CIO).

Resist The Urge To Shortcut Stages in Design Thinking

InnovationManagement

To stay relevant in the digital era, most companies are considering design thinking, but continue to be immersed in a “Build it, and they will come” mindset. Often, due to a sense of urgency to play catch-up or disrupt the market, they skip empathy and define stages of design thinking and jump to ideation and build a prototype of the new solution. Strategies

Boredom and Creative Breakthroughs

Rmukesh Gupta

In this short animation, Dr. Sandi Man n talks about why boredom is an important emotion for us and what role it plays in the creative process.

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!

The Eastern Europe Innovation Problem

The Future Shapers

Well that’s a thought provoking headline? How can I say something about the problem that reflects so many countries and is such a big part of Europe? Do Eastern European countries really have a problem with innovation?

From Why to What to How – What’s your purpose?

Innovation Excellence

One of the enduring factors in creating an agile and innovative business is purpose. Purpose answers the question: why do we do what we do? It gives a sense of determination to your ambition and direction. It gives a different flavour to your work then a vision, mission or strategy.

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Exploring Innovation Challenges for CPG Brands

IdeaScale

CPG brands aren’t always associated with innovation, though they may be associated with innovation on a small scale. This could be where you’ll find exciting new consumer innovations in coming years. People buy the same brand of coffee for years, or decades, even. Packaging may change, but the product is predictable, and CPG brands have done well by offering the consistency that is so reassuring to the consumer’s everyday life. But people change.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 3: Seeding and Advocates

HYPE Innovation

This is the third part of the broader series on "Ten Rules of Innovation Management." In five publications, I’ll share 10 best practices that will help you if you’re managing an online, collaborative innovation management program or thinking about launching one. Since the start of this series, I talked about the foundations of an innovation management program here (Rules 1-3) , and about how to request specific ideas through targeted campaigns here (Rule 4).

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.

Interview #3: Designing the Unicorn of Micromobility (Ignas Survila)

Innovation Walk

Ignas Survila is reinventing micromobility. CEO of Unicorn Scooters , Ignas created electric kick scooters exclusively for sharing. Also a co-founder at Citybirds , the Lithuanian entrepreneur has been awarded for his functional and modern designs, such as Pigeon.

Four Principles Of Digital Transformation

Innovation Excellence

When Steve Jobs and Apple launched the Macintosh with great fanfare in 1984, it was to be only one step in a long journey that began with Douglas Engelbart’s Mother of All Demos and the development of the Alto at Xerox PARC more than a decade before. The Macintosh was, in many ways, the culmination.

How We Apply Gamification to Collaborative Innovation

Chaordix

Games. Humans have been playing them since at least 6000 BC. If you started playing Monopoly then, you could have played 70 million games. You would have hit free parking a few thousand times, for sure. Innovation + Creativity Customer Participation

3 common innovation workshop problems and why they matter

Board of Innovation

As an innovator, you've learned to love — and even seek out — customer problems. But what about problems with innovation workshops themselves? The post 3 common innovation workshop problems and why they matter appeared first on Board of Innovation. Expertise Innovation Consultant innovation managers innovation workshops

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?