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KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success

Exago

Exago has partnered with KPMG in Portugal to promote the first global ‘Innovation Survey’ to companies operating in the country. The post KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success appeared first on www.exago.com.

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2016 Year in Review: Corporate Innovation Trends and Implications for 2017

Rocketspace

2016 was an eventful year, marked by unprecedented political polarization, hacked emails made public by WikiLeaks, Brexit, two huge Yahoo security breaches, and even exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But hidden among the uncertainty lies a year of unparalleled technological advances.

How this guy makes a living by stealing other people’s ideas

Idea to Value

“Nick, I have a great idea for an innovation, but I am scared someone is going to steal it!” ” I hear this from fear from entrepreneurs all the time. And it’s a tough problem to solve.

To Create Real Change, You Need To Do More Than Just Protest

Digital Tonto

It doesn't take much to join a protest or throw a rock. History is made by those who can define a path forward and persuade others — even those who are initially skeptical — that it is a journey. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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A decade of innovation teaches us this

OVO Innovation

I've been pondering for several weeks, at least since the start of the new year, the state of play of innovation in large corporations.

The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity

Innovation Excellence

The underlying premise of any organization is to create value. Historically, firms have done so through engineering ever greater efficiency.

Reframing Resistance to Change

Game-Changer

No standard behavior change, no innovation. It’s that simple. True Innovation results in a step-change where we can’t imagine going back to the old way, but the road to that outcome is full of rejection.

Build Your Career by Sharing a Crowdsourced Idea

IdeaScale

Techtronic Industries , or TTi, created one of the most dynamic IdeaScale communities called the Idea Farm. The power tools giant runs quick one-to-four week challenges to solicit ideas on how to improve their product lines.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Pairing at the Dojo

Information Playground

I spent the month of January pairing with the Dell EMC Dojo team at the Pivotal Labs facility in Cambridge, MA. As I've reflected on the experience there are three things that come to mind. Too Busy To Blog. The pace in the Dojo is designed to result in continually creating working code.

What Stops Us from Creating Breakthrough Innovations

Innovation Excellence

Why do well-intentioned people, who have all the motivation and incentives to create breakthrough innovations, end up watering down their intentions and at best come up with an incremental innovation and at worst have nothing to show for their efforts?

The Most Underrated Skill in a Salesperson

Rmukesh Gupta

I’ve worked in a sales job for the first 15 years of my career. And like everyone who has worked in a sales job for such a long time, I have my own war stories about how I won deals from the brink of losing them.

Strategic Planning Process – Creating a Workshop to Develop Strategy

BrainZooming

Suppose you are on the hook to put together a team meeting or workshop to develop a strategy. Maybe you have done something similar before, or maybe you have never led a strategic planning process. Is there something or some place you can go to get ideas on how to develop a strategy workshop?

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

5 Most Influential Innovators of the 21st Century

InnovationManagement

Ever since the beginning of mankind, there has always been someone who pushes the human race forward, such as the cavemen who learn how to make fire or the Native American Indians who sharpened stones to create weapons.

Why are Children more Creative than Adults?

Innovation Excellence

I came across an interesting article entitled 10 Great Inventions Dreamt up by Children. They range from earmuffs to crayon holders to an underwater talking device.

Six Tips to Customize and Improvise your Presentation

Destination Innovation

Many speakers at conferences give a standard pre-packaged presentation. They prepare it in advance and give a competent performance but they miss the chance to really connect with the audience.

Project Management Techniques – 21 Articles to Better Manage Projects

BrainZooming

The Brainzooming blog wasn’t originally focused on project management techniques. Successfully going from strategy to implementation, however, is critical to business success. Creating a strong, innovative plan is only part of the strategy equation.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Supporting Innovation with Autonomy and Accountability

InnovationManagement

Innovation tends to thrive in an environment where there are less bureaucratic restraints and an appetite for calculated risk. However, without a structured management system in place, experimentation can go awry and great ideas risk falling by the wayside. This is where accountability and autonomy can provide the essential framework to support the innovation process to its full potential.

Sarah Miller Caldicott (1957-2017) Illuminating Collaborative Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The innovation community has unexpectedly lost a dear friend, colleague, and collaborator. Sarah Miller Caldicott was a great-grandniece of Thomas Alva Edison and, in several books and insightful presentations, she illuminated Edison's collaborative genius and further reignited his relevance today.

Aligning Organizations for Digital Transformation

Integrative Innovation

10 Questions to Identify Innovative Thinking in Salespeople

BrainZooming

Several people asked recently about questions to help identify innovative thinkers in sales. While we have done a bunch of strategic and creative thinking skills workshops for sales teams in the past several years , we have never put together a specific diagnostic on this topic.

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The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

The Frustrated Innovation Team: What Should They Do?

InnovationManagement

Many executives talk a lot about innovation, but they don't really know how to make it happen. A corporate innovation team asks themselves: How do we "educate" our executives on innovation management and develop stronger corporate innovation capabilities together? Organization & Culture execution of innovation HR innovation strategy innovation training problem solving strategic partnership teamwork top-down

Three Paths to Successful Organic Growth

Innovation Excellence

The inconvenient truth that most leaders understand yet neglect to appreciate is that organic growth is a 'one size fits one' endeavor and best practices will only get you so far. Growth Innovation Management People & Skills organic growth Performance success

5 Challenges Tijuana Must Overcome to Become an Innovation Hub

Game-Changer

This is part 1 of 2 on my view of the Innovation Ecosystem in Tijuana. In part 2 two I’ll share with you what we’re doing to approach these challenges.

Nike Founder Phil Knight explains his Crazy Idea

Richard Hughes-Jones

I’m a sneakerhead. In English, that means that I collect trainers. I love the aesthetics of the shoes, but perhaps more so the dynamics of the collectibles market which Nike effectively created. Phil ‘Shoe Dog’ Knight’s book was therefore primed to be a great read and it didn’t disappoint. As the founder, former CEO and now Executive […]. The post Nike Founder Phil Knight explains his Crazy Idea appeared first on Richard Hughes-Jones. Startups

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Leveraging Organizational Identity to Foster Growth

Daniel Burrus

A quote often attributed to Oscar Wilde urges people to be themselves because everyone else is taken. In a way, that bit of wisdom certainly applies to organizational identity, where what you are serves to differentiate you from both partners and competitors. But in building and managing identity, anticipatory organizations are very much aware that a valuable identity is not a one and done proposition.

How Product Managers and Innovators Can Speak with GRAVITAS

Innovation Excellence

Have you ever wondered why some people earn attention and respect when they speak, and others don’t? Such people are said to have gravitas. With gravitas, you can express yourself clearly and with the passion and confidence to persuade, influence and engage listeners.

America Isn’t Out Of Ideas. In Fact, A New Era Of Innovation Is About To Begin

Digital Tonto

What we really need is more ideas about how to translate our scientific prowess into tangible economic impacts. Related posts: We Need To Accelerate Innovation—Here’s How: How America Became. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation Vannevar Bush

Podcast #005: Peter Cook – What businesses can learn from music

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we interview Peter Cook from the Academy of Rock. Peter takes lessons from his long experience in both the business and musical industries, and meshes them together to help companies improve the way they approach challenges. We go through some of the major things which businesses and leaders can learn from music. Some of the topics covered include: Why it is easier to swallow hard truths if they are sugar coated (03:00).

Swiss Post & Qmarkets – An Innovation Management Success Story

The Qmarkets team endeavours to ensure that all projects are successful, sometimes this is easier said than done. This post discusses an innovation project which posed many challenges, but also garnered many rewards. Read and Download it for free.