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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

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

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.

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! ]].

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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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

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.

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.

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. .

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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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

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

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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Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design in Medical Devices & Pharma

InnovationTraining.org

Examples of design thinking and human-centered design in the medical devices and pharmaceutical industries. Innovation in the medical devices and pharmaceutical industries is crucial for the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Mastering Business Testing: Formulating Strong Hypotheses

Strategyzer

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

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

The Role of Data in a successful digital transformation journey

Acuvate

McKinsey Global Institute’s reports suggest that data-driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers, six times as likely to retain customers, and 19 times as likely to be profitable as a result. Yet today, many companies neglect the potential of data and analytics.

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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?

Predict the future through history

The Future Shapers

In a world where the only constant is change, where trends and new technologies are appearing, but also disappearing in such a short space of time, every hint or piece of advice when looking to future scenarios can be crucial.

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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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

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.

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’.

TCS, Microsoft aim for intelligent cloud, edge

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Tata Consultancy Services, has launched a Microsoft Business Unit that aims to combine Azure's cloud and edge capabilities with TCS' agile and "machine-first" service delivery models

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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 ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”