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4 Ways COVID-19 Forces Companies to Innovate


If there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis, it is that the pandemic is prompting businesses to rethink their innovation strategies.

Leadership During Times of Uncertainty


The coronavirus pandemic that is currently gripping the globe is unlike any other crisis that we have seen. It will directly impact the lives of those who are exposed and their families.

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Innovation in the Era of COVID-19

Innovation Excellence

Like the majority of the world’s population in April 2020, I find myself unable to implement my preferred method of innovation discovery.

Changing after COVID - the Why, the How and the What

Jeffrey Phillips

Let's face it, the COVID pandemic and the following economic freeze-up are likely to have a lasting impact. Experts are constantly telling us that the future will be different - things can't go back to the way they were.

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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!

Exploring Government’s Role in Innovation to Address Pandemics


Disinfection is just the first step in a more complicated response. Pandemics are a worst-case scenario for governments. To limit the death and damage, political rivals must set aside their beliefs and animosities. Innovation strategy, often quickly and carefully applied, can save lives.

Align Your Futureview in Times of Uncertainty

Daniel Burrus

It is consistently shocking to me how little we consider the future to be an important topic in business.

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The Missing Values in the Engagement Equation

The Future Shapers

With a billion dollars being invested into employee engagement in North America can we discern if these efforts are successful? This article speaks to the very real revenue generation and cost savings that come from employee engagement.

Facilitating A Successful Strategy Meeting

Cascade Strategy

What are strategy meetings and why are they important? You guessed it! Strategy meetings focus solely on executing and improving upon the current strategy. However, typically these meetings are more concerned with the minutiae of budgets or project plan detail while ignoring overarching strategy.

3 Techniques to Help you Really Understand your Customers


The highest quality solutions come from valuable insights into human behaviour. However, learning to recognise those insights is harder than you think. Here are three techniques, that when applied correctly, can uncover customer insights that you would never have thought existed

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Forget ROI - Innovation Requires a Different Set of Metrics


Large organisations apply the same metrics and evaluation criteria on potentially disruptive, risky, ‘out of the box’ innovation as they do for incremental improvements and business as usual investment decisions. Clearly this makes no sense

How Remote Working Jumped the Queue in the Future of Work


The COVID-19 situation isn’t just affecting the way businesses work, it’s shaping discussions about how they will in future, too. Recent global events have affected businesses in unimaginable ways, testing them in a manner not seen in several generations.

Covid-19: Keep Calm and Stay Strong

The Future Shapers

The Coronavirus pandemic holds a massive impact for all of us. The uncertainty alone is causing immense stress. We are all grieving for lost personal, career, and business plans but we are only starting on the change journey.

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Do You Want To Make A Point Or Do You Want To Make A Difference?

Digital Tonto

We all have things we don’t like and it is natural to want them to change. Yet we should remember that change is always built on a foundation of shared values and common purpose. If you aren’t able. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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.

The immediate shift in work and social norms needs innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Being in a personal crisis is one thing, but being in a global one is a whole lot different. So much is totally out of your control. You can rant and rave at some of the decisions have been made, or likely to come on some current performances.

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Podcast S3E56: Philippe de Ridder – the Low Touch Economy & how companies must react

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with CEO of Board of Innovation, Philippe de Ridder.

Inspiration from the social innovation frontlines against COVID-19


These social enterprises in Bangladesh, supported by the TRANSFORM initiative using the Exago solution, are combining local knowledge and experience working together with others to create much-needed solutions to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Stop the Spread: Facilitating COVID-19 Response Campaigns


Do you need help organizing your COVID-19 response campaigns? IdeaScale has you covered. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has prompted much reflection and serious consideration around the globe.

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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.

What is the Low Touch Economy?

Board of Innovation

How the Covid-19 crisis of 2020 is shaping a new generation of consumer behaviors. The post What is the Low Touch Economy? appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Innovation strategy low touch econom

How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

Gamification can help at different phases in the innovation process Companies are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of gamification.

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The Key Steps Innovation Professionals Should Take in a COVID-19 Environment


Obviously COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on all aspects of our lives, with the scope and scale of business disruption being immense and incredibly challenging.

Free Online Course Materials for the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas

Strategyzer Innovation

In the last two weeks we have been inundated with emails from teachers, lecturers and professors struggling to move their classes from an in-person environment to an online setting. Training

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.

Why The “Fail Fast, Fail Often” Mantra Is Often A Recipe For Failure


Fail fast and often is a phrase that has grown in legend in the last decade. It originated in the startup world, and has taken on a life of its own. To fail fast and often means that the faster you fail the faster you’ll reach success. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work this way.

Inspire Innovation By Avoiding Decision-Making Traps

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Lean on purpose and weed out the opportunities that don't fit your vision. Crisis Management


Turbulent times are the best for innovation

The Future Shapers

In these challenging times, it is easy to let fear take control. Even if this is for sure a tough situation for most of us, we don’t have any other choice than to innovate. It is a matter of life and death for practically all businesses.

The Evolution of Educational Technology

Innovation Excellence

Technology has changed over the years. The evolution of technology in the education sector dates back 2,500 years ago. Technology has transformed learning in classrooms, with teachers keen to emulate new learning techniques with the help of technology.

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.”

Free Online Course Materials for the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas

Strategyzer Innovation

In the last two weeks we have been inundated with emails from teachers, lecturers and professors struggling to move their classes from an in-person environment to an online setting. Training

Allied Esports CEO Jud Hannigan Has a Plan for Gaming His Way Out of a Crisis

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The veteran entrepreneur's network of live-events arenas had to shut down, but some ingenuity opened up new possibilities. Crisis Management

The Day After the COVID-19


We are in the midst of a fascinating period. The most interesting thing is what will be in the day after. It’s going to be a process. There isn’t going to be a point in which we know that we are “after.”

Business Model Innovation – The What, Why, and How

Innovation Excellence

In the last couple of decades, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of business model innovation – and for good reason. Technology has made it easier than ever to adopt a wide variety of novel business models effectively.

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.