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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.

Ten Top Tips for Cruise Ship Speakers

Destination Innovation

Cruises are booming in popularity. In 2018 there were around 27 million cruise ship passengers worldwide. Most cruises have guest speakers on board. I have been a such a speaker with different cruise lines. It is not as easy as it might appear. Here are some things I have learned. The Audience.

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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.

Why Diversity and Inclusion Driving Innovation is a Matter of Life and Death

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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).

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

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.

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

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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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.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Unshakable Beliefs: Know What Your Customers Want

Beyond the Obvious

One thing is to know what your customers want to do, another is to understand how they intend to get it done. It’s easy to look at their goals and tell yourself that your product will match their needs.

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

How Virtual Reality Will Drive the Future of Business

Innovation Excellence

In 1961, the first minicomputer, called the PDP-1, arrived at the MIT Electrical Engineering Department. It was a revolutionary machine but, as with all things that are truly new and different, no one really knew what to do with it.

Navigating A Changing World – 10 Principles for Future Leaders

InnovationManagement

How can those at the top ensure they and their organizations are fit for the future? Perhaps the biggest challenge facing leaders today is to ensure they are capable of navigating themselves and their organizations through a complex and rapidly evolving future landscape. The reality is becoming clear, a good future focused leader has to have a “futurist mindset”. Creative Leadership

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!