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The Challenge of Measuring Innovation

Peer Insight

Since 1955, the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company has decreased by 44 years. And in the last 15 years alone, 52% of S&P 500 companies have disappeared. Whichever way you slice it, it’s never been harder for companies to survive, let alone thrive.

How to create an innovation strategy that translates to the operational team level

Board of Innovation

Say no to innovation theatre! Create an actionable innovation strategy in 5 days that translates down to the operational team level and drives results. The post How to create an innovation strategy that translates to the operational team level appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise

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Innovation - fast and slow, for the right reasons

Jeffrey Phillips

For quite some time we've been hearing about how important it is to do things quickly, with many new adjectives placed in front of the word "innovation".

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Three Strategies for Becoming an Industry Game Changer

New Markets Advisors

Executives are under constant pressure to boost revenue and increase profitability. In the abstract, that’s fairly straightforward. When… Continue reading on New Markets Insights ». jobs-to-be-done business-models business-strategy marketing innovation

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

What’s the Real Difference between Creativity and Innovation?

IdeaScale

A great idea is a good thing, but is it creative or innovative? Creativity and innovation are often seen as interchangeable. However, while there is overlap between them, they’re different. It’s important to understand and apply that difference in your innovation strategy.

What is the 3 horizons model & how can you use it?

Board of Innovation

A simple explanation (finally) of what the 3 horizons model is, what it isn’t, and how you can use it to manage your organization’s growth strategy. The post What is the 3 horizons model & how can you use it? appeared first on Board of Innovation. Inspiration

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How to See Change Before Everyone Else

InnovationManagement

Market and social forces are challenging long held beliefs about management. For more than a century, the focus of management has been execution. We have become excellent at being increasingly efficient. The post How to See Change Before Everyone Else appeared first on Innovation Management.

The 4-Step Guide to Refining Your Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Innovation processes can be complex. Don’t wing it; refine your plan for progress.?. Most companies today make innovation a priority — or at least they say they do. However, innovating is an inexact science. It’s not the same as learning how to thread a needle or take a screenshot on your Mac.

The Future of Explore and Exploit

Innovation Excellence

In my last two posts I examined the origin of explore and exploit, and where it has taken us so far in the innovation space.

Why I want to place a ‘D’ notice on the ‘D’ word

The Future Shapers

Companies don’t need Digital Strategies. Instead, they need to update their Business Strategies for the digital age and answer critical questions about being more sustainable. Robert Baldock makes a case for banning the ‘D’ word.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Three Short Video Tips to Improve your Memory

Destination Innovation

Supercharge your memory with my online course. Here are three video clips from my five day memory challenge which introduced the course. How to remember names. Memory pegging – how to remember a list. Memory pegging part 2. Enroll on the full course for more great memory tips and techniques.

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Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory

Exago

Successful innovation is only possible if the best ideas can reach you. A strong ideation factory, based on a culture of innovation, is the fourth element of successful innovation in 2020. The post Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory appeared first on Exago.

S3E47: Prof. Keith Sawyer – The Creative Classroom and improving learning outcomes

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Prof Keith Sawyer from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prof Sawyer is an expert researcher on creativity, and we talk about what it takes for children to learn most effectively, how teachers and schools need to adapt to new ways of teaching, and how this can teach us about becoming more creative.

The Truth Behind Netflix’s Incredible Success

Digital Tonto

What made Netflix successful wasn’t just one big idea. In fact, just about every assumption they made when they started the company was wrong. Rather, it was what they learned along the way that made. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Innovation Maturity Matrix – A Model to Successful Innovation Transformation

Innovation Excellence

With 80% of executives considering their businesses to be at risk for being disrupted in the near future, they are under tremendous pressure to transform their organizations towards becoming more innovative.

Is Your Office Design Stifling Creativity?

IdeaScale

Office design matters for innovation. . Without enough light, water, or the right mix of nutrients, a plant might live, but it may grow poorly, have droopy leaves and refuse to bloom. Similarly, your workers need certain things to thrive. You want your employees to bloom, don’t you?

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15 Things Leaders Should Not Do – if They Want Innovation

InnovationManagement

We hear plenty of advice for leaders on what they should do to drive entrepreneurship and innovation in their organizations. It might be smarter to just stop making some of the common mistakes which inhibit innovation. .

5 Trends That Will Reshape Customer Service Over the Next 5 Years

Entrepreneur - Innovation

If you're going to grow through the 2020s, you'll need to innovate. Innovation Now

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

Just Say No to Cubicles

Innovation Excellence

Whether it’s placing machine tools on the factory floor or designing work spaces for people that work at the company, the number one guiding metric is resources per square foot.

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Mastering Business Testing: Formulating Strong Hypotheses

Strategyzer Innovation

When you are working on a new business idea, you may be confident that you are on the right path.

How to Increase Your Gratitude and Why It Will Improve Your Life

Tullio Siragusa

How to Increase Your Gratitude and Why It Will Improve Your Life. Gratitude is the readiness to express appreciation for anything you receive from people or the Universe as a whole. Being grateful is crucial to sparking a positive personality and attitude. It also impacts your relations with society.

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The Cybersecurity of Banking and Finance

Daniel Burrus

I’ve discussed the importance of cybersecurity in healthcare due to the extremely sensitive personal data and the loss of trust if hacked.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of November 2019

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

Strategy Evaluation - How To Do It Correctly

Cascade Strategy

The process of strategy evaluation is often overlooked in the overall strategic planning process. After the flurry of activity in the initial planning stages, followed by the reality check of executing your strategy alongside business-as-usual, strategy evaluation is often neglected.

What Do Lean and Improv Have In Common?

Kainexus

“Yes, and” - A shorthand phrase that means to first accept the current reality as it is, and then to make a decision and build something based on this reality. Although this concept might sound very similar to certain aspects of Lean, it is actually the backbone of improv comedy.

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How to Figure Out What Business Intelligence Tools Your Small Business Needs

InnovationManagement

Today, nearly every action taken by a consumer generates data, and the price point of data analytics technology is now within the budget range of most small-to-mid-sized firms.

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Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Five New Innovation Books for the Holidays.

Innovation Excellence

As the holiday season in the US gets underway, I habitually look back on what I’ve learnt over the previous year. An important part of that is always what I’ve read, and in the festive spirit of sharing, here are five books that greatly influenced me in 2019. None are strictly ‘Innovation books’.

Create Order from Disorder by Unlocking the Initiator in You

The Future Shapers

I appointed one of my most innovative employees as product owner of a very promising new idea. He had to oversee prototyping and testing prior to launch, and decide upon the key features and benefits to develop the concept prior to a launch decision. The idea failed to get out of the gates.

The Art of Asking Good Coaching Questions

Kainexus

Today we are bringing you another recap of a presentation from the 2019 KaiNexicon event. We were delighted to draw together leaders and change agents from a wide variety of organizations to pool our collective wisdom and get better at getting better. We were thrilled that Jamie V.

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Four Innovation Themes from Open Nation 2019

InnovationManagement

Every year, IdeaScale hosts innovation leaders and creative thinkers from around the world in a global summit that shares innovation best practices.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.