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How Cultural Norms Affect Innovation

InnovationManagement

The world is seemingly getting smaller. With the rise of social media in the last decade, everyone has constant access to what's happening all over the world.

What Happens When You Neglect Innovation

Econic

It was a seemingly unstoppable merger. Two of American’s most trusted, most well-known, and most well-liked brands were merging together – Kraft and Heinz.

Idea Competitions and Why Your Business Needs One

Ideanote

What do LinkedIn, Whirpool, and Adobe have in common? They all swear by in-house innovation programs which give every employee a chance to pitch their ideas. So, if you want to join the innovative crowd and get some fresh input for your new product, internal idea competition is your answer.

Making innovation your organizing theme

RTI Innovation Advisors

In my continuing series of posts about lessons learned from corporate innovation, today I'd like to expand on the idea of innovation language, and go even further. I'd like to riff on the idea of innovation as central, organizing idea in a business rather than an occasional distraction.

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.

11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you

Exago

To celebrate 11 years of Exago, we asked our clients to share their nuggets of wisdom. From them to you, here are the 11 Lessons Learnt by true innovation managers. The post 11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago business transformation collective intelligence employees engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation-results innovation-thoughts innovation-tips purpose

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How You Do Anything You Do Everything

Game-Changer

Just because others slack off doesn’t mean I will too… I met someone a few weeks ago who mentioned some things at work that bothered him. Specifically, that he got demotivated when he saw his colleagues were not working as hard as him; and he started slacking off too.

Let’s Face Facts, The Digital Revolution Has Been A Huge Disappointment

Digital Tonto

We are awash in nifty gadgets, but in many ways we are no better off than we were 30 years ago. Related posts: 5 Uncomfortable Facts for the Digital Maniacs. Is Digital Technology Really Making Us. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation

Exago

For the first time, the Exago team is participating in Universo TOTVS, the main stage for business technology in Brazil. The unique event in São Paulo brings together over 3,000 participants and 60 experts and speakers to catch up on the technological innovations that are helping companies become more efficient and grow in the digital age. The post Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation appeared first on Exago.

How to Improve Your Next Brainstorming Session

IdeaScale

Brainstorming sessions sound like a great idea, especially for breaking out of creative ruts, but too often brainstorming fizzles out. The main reason for this is that organizations don’t actually use any of the ideas that come out of brainstorming sessions.

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.

Why San Francisco Remains The Top Innovation Hub

Rocketspace

San Francisco attracts people for many reasons: the Golden Gate Bridge, the Warriors, 49ers, or Giants, and, of course, technology. Tech continues to be the number one reason people flock to the Bay Area.

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Cognitive Diversity is the DNA of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Katrina Sherrerd, CEO of Research Affiliates, poses an interesting challenge, “Achieving cognitive diversity is easier said than done. We all have a neurobiological preference for comfort and familiarity over discomfort and the unknown.

How IBM Is Driving The Future Of Blockchain

Digital Tonto

When Bitcoin first emerged many assumed that it would evolve into a new layer to the financial system. What’s taking shape now is far more important profound—a new layer to the Internet, which will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Dematerialization—A Pathway for Innovation

Daniel Burrus

The ability to make products and features smaller is called dematerialization. Dematerialization is a key strategy for innovation and improving what we utilize in business and society. Technology is ever-changing and constantly improving.

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.

Building a Culture of Accountability

The Human Factor

Imagine a business where the right things consistently get done on time, most of the time (nobody’s perfect). Where people regularly follow up on what they say they’re going to do.

Cooperation in Teams: What skills do you need to create cooperative teams?

Innovation Excellence

Hi, my name is Sari van Poelje, I’m an expert in agile, innovative design. I fly around the world helping businesses innovate as quickly as they innovate their products. One of the questions I’m often asked is, “What skills do you need for cooperation and especially to create cooperative teams?”Well,

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How to Avoid Disruption with SODA

BrainZooming

A friend shared an online Harvard Business Review article by George Stalk, Jr. and Sam Stewart about how Av oiding Disruption Requires Rapid Decision Making. They advance a model explaining superior fighter pilot performance as a recommended way for how to avoid disruption in your markets.

4 Emerging Technologies Impacting Today’s Digital Transformation

Acuvate

Digital transformation. If you’ve yet to hear about this IT phenomenon, it’s likely you’re not among the 44 percent of businesses implementing a digital-first approach to business processes, operations, and customer engagement.

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!

Aussies Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

IdeaSpies

by: Melissa Raassina & Rebecca Morehouse. In celebration of World Microbiome Day, we’re discussing all things microbes and antibiotic resistance! Many people are asking, what happens if antibiotic resistance continues to spread?

Innovation: Don’t flirt if you don’t mean business

Innovation Excellence

“This has been the most energized, inspired day in my long career here,” proclaimed a Senior Director of R&D of a durable goods company, “but it will be a complete waste of time if the company doesn’t launch any of these products or services.”

Should You Hire an Innovation Consultant?

IdeaScale

Finding the road to innovation can be difficult because there’s no one map that leads you to it. Often, companies will turn to a guide, an innovation consultant, to put them on the path to more creative, flexible thinking. What does an innovation consultant do, and does your company need one? What Is Innovation Consulting? Innovation consulting is about laying the groundwork for innovation in your organization.

An Innovative Complaint: United Breaks Guitars

InnovationManagement

In 2008, Dave Carroll, a Canadian guitarist and songwriter, flew with United Airlines from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Omaha, Nebraska with a stop at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. During the layover at O’Hare a fellow passenger saw the baggage handlers throwing baggage including Carroll’s precious guitar.

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.

What would a punk rock version of CX look and feel like?

The Future Shapers

The CX space is becoming a little like progressive rock used to be in the 1970s. Overly technical, too elaborate and complicated, inwardly focused and somewhat exclusive.

Is your work meaningful?

Innovation Excellence

Life’s too short to work on things that don’t make a difference. Sure, you’ve got to earn a living, but what kind of living is it if all you’re doing is paying for food and a mortgage? How do others benefit from your work? How does the planet benefit from your work? How is the.

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Innovation Truths

Mike Shipulski

If it’s not different, it can’t be innovation. With innovation, ideas are the easy part. The hard part is creating the engine that delivers novel value to customers. The first goal of an innovation project is to earn the right to do the second hardest thing. Do the hardest thing first.

The Resource We Give to Everyone Launching an Idea Management Program

InnovationManagement

Our customers are launching new campaigns every day. They’re solving problems related to process inefficiency, performance, sustainability, workplace environments, and beyond. The post The Resource We Give to Everyone Launching an Idea Management Program appeared first on Innovation Management.

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?