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Avoiding Analysis Paralysis: When to Make a Decision

New Markets Advisors

I recently spoke with the newly appointed Head of Product for the innovation lab at a large financial services company. Given that she had… Continue reading on New Markets Insights ». product-development business jobs-to-be-done innovation strategy

The Value of Running Innovation Workshops – ignite creativity around any business challenge

The Future Shapers

Innovation workshops are a good way to get the creative juices flowing in an organisation. It is however not a one size fit all solution and some serious thought must go into the aim, as well as expected outcomes. When executed well, a targeted innovation workshop can be the missing link to get you back on the right track. In this thought piece Douglas Ferguson unpacks the value of running innovation workshops and explains where to start.

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How to Build a Future-Proof Strategy

HYPE Innovation

The third in HYPE's series on the ten most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight, this post offers guidance, practical tips, and examples of how to build future-proof strategies.

Five Principles of Innovation Measurement

InnovationManagement

What gets measured gets managed. Innovation is not serendipity; it’s a managed process of transforming novel ideas to achieve their business value. You can only manage what you measure. The post Five Principles of Innovation Measurement appeared first on Innovation Management.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

Viima

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. Culture Innovation

Recognizing different innovating capabilities to develop and grow

Paul Hobcraft

A firm’s ordinary capabilities are the ones that enable us to perform efficiently and effectively, those essential routines and practices that often require having a high level of technical need supporting these activities.

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Innovation Building Block #3: Discovery, exploration and novelty

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a series of posts about what I consider to be the fundamental building blocks of innovation. The building blocks I'm writing about are core to doing innovation well over a period of time. The first building block I wrote about was creating a bias for innovation in your culture. The second was on gaining the context for innovation - identifying an emerging opportunity or a problem.

Does Your Company Struggle with Innovation Anxiety?

IdeaScale

Innovation anxiety can keep your team from doing its best. Whenever demands made on a person, team, or organization aren’t properly matched with the resources needed to address them, stress is the result. Understaffed departments suffer from sloppier work and lower morale.

How innovation impacts work: Technology as game-changer and life-changer

Innovation Excellence

“The job your child will do doesn’t exist yet”, said the young principal from one of Singapore’s most prestigious private schools in a conference I attended ten years ago. Ten years from now a good number of today’s jobs will not exist, a good number of entirely new jobs will be created and ALL jobs.

Prerequisites for successful innovation – What’s holding you back?

The Future Shapers

Every large enterprise has some form of innovation programme, but all grapple with the same fundamental contradiction: how do you create a culture that gives rise to unprecedented levels of creative innovation in an organisation operating at the scale and complexity of a modern multi-national?

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

3 ways to create a culture of collaborative innovation

ideas4allinnovation

Organizations today can innovate more swiftly when they are open to internal talent, and the talent of all people they interact with, thus nurturing a culture of collaborative innovation.

Cracking the complexity code

Paul Hobcraft

There was a good article within the McKinsey Quarterly published way back in 2007 entitled “Cracking the complexity code,” written by three authors Suzanne Heywood, Jessica Spungin, and David Turnbull. It still has a lot of relevancy in my mind today.

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Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

Idea to Value

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line?

Why Fears About China Are, Mostly, Overblown

Digital Tonto

Many predict that China will dominate the 21st century in much the same way that America dominated the 20th. Yet I’m not so sure. First, American dominance was due to an unusual confluence of forces. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Governing innovation extensively doubles revenue growth

Exago

A recent report by Accenture has found that fewer than one in eight companies govern innovation extensively. More importantly, those that do have achieved twice the revenue growth of those that don’t.

Demographics is your destiny

Jeffrey Phillips

In a short break from my recurring posts on innovation building blocks (see articles on innovation bias , f inding important unsolved problems and discovery and exploration ) I was motivated to write today about demographics and destiny.

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Mentoring Is the Secret to Innovation Say Silicon Valley’s Top VCs and Entrepreneurs

Leapfrogging

Mentoring transforms big ideas into high-impact innovations. Having worked with dozens of the Fortune 1000 companies , coached startups, and founded three companies, I can say there’s a universal truth when it comes to innovation: big ideas are just ideas until they deliver real value to the world.

Exploring the Connection between Idea Management and Customer Experience

IdeaScale

Managing the innovation process can help you improve customer experience with your brand.?. Delivering top customer experience is a main goal of companies across all industries. The key is standing out from the competition, but this isn’t always easy.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

Want to Upskill People? Start With Mindset First

Game-Changer

One of the biggest challenges in the Next Economy is upskilling people. And as I’ve mentioned before, I believe people should be responsible for their own upskilling instead of depending on their employers for that.

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Innovation is Not Supposed to be Fun

Innovation Excellence

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line?

Don’t Make a New Year’s Resolution. Create a Start-Stop-Continue Plan Instead.

Leapfrogging

Real change requires more than just doing something new. It also involves stopping what doesn’t work and continuing what’s already working well. When I work with leaders and organizations looking to create change and innovate , I always tell them the same thing: strategy is as much about what you don’t do, as it is about what you decide to do. It’s natural to look for a fresh start when we’re seeking change.

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Identifying the Value of Crowdsourcing: A Talk with Dr. Zoe Szajnfarber

IdeaScale

Digitization is a game-changer across all industries, affecting companies large and small. Traditional approaches to creating innovation strategies are no longer providing effective solutions. Instead, companies are adopting a way of solving problems known as open 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.

The Future of Email Marketing: Trends and Predictions for 2020

InnovationManagement

The importance of email marketing when spreading the word about a product or service cannot be overstated. Studies show that for every dollar spent on your email marketing campaign, you can get up to $44 as your ROI. This is 44 times more than other marketing channels like TV ads.

5 Ways to Make Your Business More Sustainable

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Going forward, environmentally conscious practices will be entrepreneurship's hottest innovation. News and Trends

The Amazing Benefits Of Voice-Enabled Business Intelligence

Acuvate

With the advancements in natural language processing (NLP), Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, businesses are replacing their traditional Business Intelligence (BI) systems with modern automated BI systems over the last few years.

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The Personal Benefits of Optimism

IdeaSpies

If optimistic, you will feel healthier. An optimistic spirit can bring significant benefits, including happiness, joy, act. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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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!

Four Strategies to Being Fully Present in any given Moment

Innovation Excellence

Premise: Earlier today, I came across a blog post on The School of Life blog about the difficulty of being in the present. You can read the entire post here. It so happens that I’ve been having a conversation with my wife and son recently about the same topic (which is a slightly better way.

Innovation Differentiators: Information and Implementation

InnovationManagement

What separates the great innovators from the industry laggards? What empowers long-standing hierarchical organizations like LEGO to make big, creative bets that pay off (like the LEGO Movie) while other once-great brands like Tower Records, Pan Am, or Pets.com have all gone away?

When It Comes to Recognition It Pays to “Think Small.” Here’s Why.

Tembosocial

Oscars, Emmys, ACTRAs, the Palme d'Or.who who doesn't love a big awards celebration? From the red carpet to the afterparty, entertainment awards are a really big deal - so much of a big deal, in fact, that they often generate news and controversies of their own.

The Anatomy of Innovation

BrainZooming

By Emma Alvarez Gibson. It was a cold, rainy night in upstate New York, and I was snug inside the spacious studio loft that my friends Frank and Mae (names have been changed to protect the guilty) built on their property.

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.