Sat.Oct 05, 2019 - Fri.Oct 11, 2019

The Naked Intrapreneur 2 Leading Intrapreneurship

The Future Shapers

What are the critical steps leaders need to take to foster an intrapreneurial culture? It has a lot to do with maintaining high energy and fostering a creative spirit.

A Real Life Example of the Power of Giving Feedback

Idea Champions

Most Fortune 500 companies have some kind of corporate strategy in place for ratcheting up their innovation efforts. Consultants are hired. CEOs give pep talks. And internal initiatives are launched.

What Pundits Predicting the Future Always Seem to Get Wrong

Innovation Excellence

Peter Thiel likes to point out that we wanted flying cars, but got 140 characters instead. He’s only partly right. For decades futuristic visions showed everyday families zipping around in flying cars and it’s true that even today we’re still stuck on the ground.

Accelerating Innovation in the Energy Transition Journey

Paul Hobcraft

[link]. What fascinates me presently is the energy transition currently being undertaken, due to the enormous amount of innovation options being considered and applied. New technologies are changing the very nature of how energy is going to be produced and delivered over the next ten to twenty years.

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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.

Today’s CIO: The Chief Innovation Officer

Daniel Burrus

Today’s world of business is not just changing—it’s transforming. The difference is that change is doing something in an incrementally different way, while transformation is doing something so drastically different that it becomes a qualitative shift.

What people still don’t understand about culture and how to change it.

The Future Shapers

Building a culture of innovation is one of the most important tasks in an organisation serious about getting innovation right. With so much advice out there and a myriad of departure points, what are the main things leaders really need to be aware of to get it right?

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Effective Digital Managers Build Ecosystems for Innovation

IdeaScale

The digital workplace is increasingly faster-paced, with a speed-to-market mindset that doesn’t allow a leisurely pace or ignorance of digital advances. Speed-to-market is a primary driver for innovation.?. Harvard Business School Professor Linda A.

Wrong Diagnosis means Wrong Remedy

Destination Innovation

We tend to revere our clinicians as towering experts in their fields. So how often do you think doctors misdiagnose? How often might your doctor tell you that you have some illness or condition, but it’s not right?

How can I reward employees for ideas?

Idea Drop

If you want your business to become a thriving and open environment where each and every member of your team feels confident enough to contribute, you need to reward employees for ideas.

Recipe for innovation lab success, valid across the firm?

Innovation 360 Group

It turns out many of the findings are possible to adopt for innovation efforts across your company. In a recent article in HBR, Simone Bhan Ahuja summarizes his experiences with corporate innovation labs: [link].

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.

The WeWork Debacle Is Just A Symptom Of A Much Larger Problem

Digital Tonto

Why would investors value a conventional real estate business model like a software company? Because Silicon Valley investors tend to misjudge the physical economy. Related posts: 5 Business Lessons. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Could Your Innovation Strategy Use a Leg Up?

IdeaScale

Give your team a step up. Innovation can be hard work. However, if your innovation strategy results in lots of hard work for little reward, then it’s time to step back and consider whether you need to give your team a leg up on the process.

Get to Know the Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Reshaping the Business World

Entrepreneur - Innovation

From our October/November issue, these powerful women are making their mark on business (and history). Innovation Now

Top 20 Innovation Articles of September 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?

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!

Five Innovation Workshop Questions

InnovationManagement

There are a lot of best practices that we recommend to our customers: start with the end in mind, adopt criteria to drive ideation, use at least seven channels to communicate with your end user, respond to ideas with positive feedback and questions.

Understanding the Design Thinking Process

IdeaScale

Design matters, no matter the product. Who is your customer? Any business can answer this question, in many cases in detail and almost effortlessly. How often do you ask that question when developing your product?

Strategy vs Tactics - What's the Difference?

Cascade Strategy

You've probably heard these two terms used in various business contexts over the years. And perhaps you didn't really give them much thought. Or perhaps you did, and weren't quite sure what the difference between them really was, or why that even matters.

How to Manage Early Stage Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Product concepts are the lifeblood of your company. Flowing through your company’s system, like blood through the veins of a human body, new product concepts are the future of your company’s health and the source of its growth.

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.

The 20 Mistakes New Corporate Innovators Make

Innovation Leader

Being tapped to lead innovation inside a big, established organization is a tough assignment. Here are the 20 most common mistakes that we see new corporate innovators make

Learning Isn’t Supposed To Be Fun; It Should Make You Uncomfortable

Game-Changer

Are you willing to suffer? Before I make a decision, I ask myself this question when I approach a new challenge I’m thinking about. I’ve heard many people tell me they love learning. Often it’s just a spur of the moment thing where they have to say something because they can’t keep quiet. Most simply read stuff. Yes, reading is a way to learn. But the best learning happens when you do something; most people don’t approach learning this way.

How Embarrassing Moments Lead to Creative Genius

Carla Johnson - Innovation

October 11, 2019 I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was my first “real” job – I was the marketing director for a mid-size architecture firm. Every Monday started the same, with a meeting in the conference room. Just me and the five partners of the firm. I felt completely out of my league.

Are Petrol Stations the Future of Starbucks?

Innovation Excellence

Recently the Seattle Times published an article from the Washington Post highlighting a gas station in Maryland that has made the bold move of turning off its gas pumps and installing electric charging stations in their place.

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?

Staffing Innovation Teams?

Innovation Leader

What…information might there be about innovation staffing? In-sourced vs. out-sourced? Types of roles/functions on innovation team

How Revolut delivers a great customer experience

Board of Innovation

8 ways challenger bank Revolut makes banking seamless for customers with their UX-optimized, digital-only services. No, this post isn’t sponsored. The post How Revolut delivers a great customer experience appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise

Remotely Engaged

Tembosocial

It used to be that you had to be global to be disconnected. But the changing nature of how work gets done - remote work, desk-less workers, satellite offices, etc - has fundamentally changed what this means for employee experience. Employee Engagement Employee Recognition

Four Ways to Run Projects

Innovation Excellence

There are four ways to run projects. One – 80% Right, 100% Done, 100% On Time, 100% On Budget Fix time Fix resources Flex scope and certainty Set a tight timeline and use the people and budget you have. You’ll be done on time, but you must accept a reduced scope (fewer bells and whistles).

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.

How Royal Caribbean is Deploying New Technologies

Innovation Leader

We go inside Royal Caribbean’s innovation lab in Miami and on board their ship, Navigator of the Seas, to see the company’s digital transformation in action

How to choose an innovation process that fits YOU?

Ideanote

"When introduced to different innovation processes, some of the newcomers to this field are overwhelmed because there are so many opportunities out there and you don't know which of the techniques you have to pick and choose"–says Serena Leka.

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We Can No Longer Live Our Lives Without Augmentation

helloFUTURE

We’ve nearly reached the point – or have passed the point in some cases, where we can no longer operate without augmentation. When was the last time you took a break from looking at your phone or disconnecting from social media?

Going Beyond the Prototype

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Douglas Ferguson, author of the new book Beyond the Prototype: A roadmap for navigating the fuzzy area between ideas and outcomes. Douglas Ferguson is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience.

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.