Sat.Aug 12, 2017 - Fri.Aug 18, 2017

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

HYPE Innovation

“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer). A design mind-set is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused, and action-oriented.

4 Reasons Great Leaders Are Not Afraid to Fail

Idea to Value

Many people have an overwhelming fear of failure. This usually stems from societal programming that tells us how negative and even shameful failure is. However, the reality is that failure is a necessary part of life. It is just one step of thousands you will take.

We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

Game-Changer

Yesterday I gave a talk to Foxconn employees and Directors about culture and how it drives innovation. A good way to frame culture is like this: what you reward and what you punish.

Who is the Innovator? Amazon or Kroger?

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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.

The Stages of Innovation. Where Are You and What Does That Mean for You?

IdeaScale

A brilliant innovation starts with a single step. How does innovation happen? That’s a question that bedevils even the most creative of companies. Innovation is necessary for corporate survival, but where is your company in the five stages of innovation?

How to test & iterate new product & service ideas faster & cheaper

Leapfrogging

Moving faster and cheaper when innovating new products and services ideas is the name of the innovation game. Here’s how to do it like never before.

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Interview with Mike Roycroft

Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane interviews Brigadier Mike Roycroft who tells of his rise in the British Army. He is now CEO of St Raphael’s Hospice in London. He shares leadership lessons on leading change programmes. link]. The post Interview with Mike Roycroft appeared first on Destination Innovation.

Happy 8th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

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A Tactical Guide to Protecting Your Corporate Innovation IP

Rocketspace

Intellectual property (IP) is the bedrock of every corporation. It serves as a foundation for an organization, setting a company's course and ensuring the long-term viability of profit margins. In fact, Harvard Business Review estimates that 80 percent of the worth of U.S. companies lies in their IP portfolios. Working With Startups Legal Corporate-Startup Partnerships Leadership

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Podcast #20 – Brad Barbera: How to learn to love chaos but hate confusion

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk to Brad Barbera, author of “Keep Innovation Simple”, Innovation Strategist and holder of the first patent for low-fat mayonnaise. Topics covered in this episode: Is there a perfect formula for innovation which works for all companies? (03:00). 03:00). Why you need to be careful about applying best practice from other companies (04:30). How you can keep innovation simple (06:45).

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.

Interview with Pam Warren

Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane interviews Pam Warren, speaker and author who became known as the ‘Lady in the Mask’ after receiving terrible burn injuries in the Paddington rail crash in 1999. She is the founder of the Paddington Survivors Group. link].

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Loyalty is no longer enough to both employers and the workforce

Exago

How does the fourth industrial revolution, blurring the real and technological worlds, affect companies and the way they do business? How do companies manage their corporate culture to increase employee engagement? What tools and methods are used to keep employees motivated and engaged? The post Loyalty is no longer enough to both employers and the workforce appeared first on Exago. Blog business transformation engagement

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FinTech and Machine Learning

IdeaScale

When people talk about machine learning they are a referring to a type of artificial intelligence that has the ability to learn without explicit programming.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2017

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?

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!

Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Shows Why Every Industry Needs An Ecosystem

Digital Tonto

Every organism eventually dies. In the long term, it is only ecosystems that survive. Related posts: The New Technology Ecosystem That Will Power Small Business. 2014: Year Of The Open Ecosystem. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems Leadership

User-Centered Design is Everyone’s Responsibility: A Launch Checklist

Boxes and Arrows

I cannot count how many large-scale projects my team has been a part of where we’re scrambling last-minute to take care of some seemingly small but integral task necessary for launch.

“Why are You Showing me That?” The Decision-Making Behind IdeaScale’s New Reporting

IdeaScale

Over the next couple of months, IdeaScale will be rolling out a suite of new reports alongside improvements to our ability to integrate with Analytics and BI tools.

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The Innovative Home: Sustainable, Smart, Mainstream

Innovation Excellence

This piece looks at the future between now and 2030, and predicts that the greatest need for innovation is going to be in green and smart construction in both residential and commercial construction.

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.

Organizational Culture: A Competitive Weapon

Daniel Burrus

An organization’s culture is one of its most singular aspects. It’s one of a handful of characteristics that simply can’t be replicated. That poses a specific challenge. If your organization is acquiring or merging with another company, can your culture keep its most important attributes?

Overcoming fixedness before being locked in amber

RTI Innovation Advisors

It seems strange to me, after working for over 12 years in innovation, that so many people can view the same set of circumstances and opportunities in so many different ways. Our economy is awash in innovation opportunities, and the opportunities are growing and expanding. There are opportunities to innovate new products and services, of course, but also new channels and new business models. Customer experience is rapidly becoming an important innovation avenue.

5 of America’s Best Innovation Labs

InnovationManagement

The innovation that goes on within American corporations is truly breathtaking. Of course, many of the best innovation labs require the immense resources of powerful companies, but at their heart, these labs all succeed when two components come together: the right people and the right ideas.

Innovation Culture Starts With YOU, Not Your Boss.

Innovation Excellence

One of the most prominent organizational factors, if not the most prominent one, is autonomy. Studies showed a one-way relationship between autonomy and creativity. Employees need autonomy to be creative.

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?

How can your team benefit from using an idea management platform ?

Ideanote

Meet Peter. Peter is a Customer Success Manager in a Sports company. He leads a medium size team, consisting of 7 people. Working in Customer Success means working closely with the customers to ensure they are satisfied with the services.

Open Innovation: How the United Nations is Changing the World by Collaborating with It

Planview Spigit

What is the relationship between access to education and access to water sources in the developing world? How does an improvement in one influence the other? How does local rainfall affect child health and nutrition over time? To better understand complex and connected challenges in the developing world, the United Nations (UN) , the international organization tasked with bringing nations together, turned to Spigit to power their open innovation challenge , #SDGInsights.

How will Your Organization Prepare for Extreme Scenarios?

InnovationManagement

A BISS-project powered by the Service Science Factory Rapid changes in technology, customer needs and society forces large organizations to constantly adapt to a changing context in order to remain relevant.

Improve Your Organization with Design Thinking & Change Leadership [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

"How can we improve?" is a conversation taking place at nearly every organization. Innovators and product managers have the right perspective that is needed. They are uniquely equipped to make the move from building better products to building a better organization. Innovation Innovation Management Organizational Performance Product Management product managers

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Information Overload: How Can Digital Minimalism Streamline Your Work Process and Create Innovation?

Ideanote

We are surrounded by apps that promise us efficiency and innovation. But where is the line between apps that streamline and apps that clutter? Read more to discover how digital minimalism can remove distractions and let you focus on creating.

5 Keys to a Flexible Strategic Planning Process

BrainZooming

Meeting with a client to design a visioning session for its upcoming strategic planning activities, I prepared several pages of options. The possibilities included many different directions we could incorporate within their strategic planning process.

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Turning Big Data into Big Paydays

InnovationManagement

The global technological advancement has been ongoing for many decades now. The ability to generate big data by companies concerning their clientele and customers is an opportunity that to exploit and transform into huge returns on paydays. Venturing into data analytics can form a source of income for many more people globally as big data continues to get more use. Trend Alert big data

Which is the Innovator? Kroger or Amazon?

Innovation Excellence

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.