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How Companies Should Manage Their Innovation Portfolios

Strategyzer Innovation

The leadership challenge for today’s companies is managing innovation in the context of their current business. This article will illustrate innovation management best practice through a case study with original data from the German company Bayer. Thought Leadership Tools

Trying Painstorming Before Creative Problem Solving

BrainZooming

In business, you’re usually equal parts discovering problems AND using creative problem solving to address the issues. Yet, a client approached us to design and conduct a cross-operation innovation strategy engagement focused solely on identifying problems.

Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity

InnovationManagement

The success of innovation management is never an accident; it’s a holistic management process with an iterative thought-out planning and execution continuum. The post Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity appeared first on Innovation Management.

Why Business Strategy Shouldn’t Be “Scientific”

Digital Tonto

The truth is that strategy can never be scientific, because the business context is always evolving. Even if you have the right strategy today, it may not be the right strategy for tomorrow. Changes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Strategy

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.

15 Things Leaders should Not Do – if they want Innovation.

Destination Innovation

We hear plenty of advice for leaders on what they should do to drive entrepreneurship and innovation in their organizations. It might be smarter to just stop making some of the common mistakes which inhibit innovation. Here is a list of things that leaders should definitely not do.

Fostering Innovation for a Distributed Workforce

IdeaScale

Distributed workforces will be more and more common. Flexible working, telecommuting, working from home, distributed working… no matter what you call it at your company, it offers a host of advantages.

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Focusing on Innovation for our Energy Transition we are all undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

When you are undertaking such a transformation in any system like energy, innovation becomes vital to inject new forces of dynamism and creative thinking to tackling such a change.

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Innovation Is About More Than Technology

Game-Changer

There’s this belief that technology is innovation. It’s a limiting belief. I get it, it’s sexy. It gets a lot of attention, but innovation is about more than technology. You can innovate in business model, management, processes and other areas too.

Innovation is a Lifestyle, Not a Bunch of Metrics

Innovation Excellence

Far too many supposed innovation experts believe that measuring activities is critical to success. Maybe. Maybe not so much. At least for the big stuff. Innovation activities simply for the sake of doing something without context and insight from the measure may be in fact very misleading.

What I Learned by Leaving Toyota

Kainexus

Our 2019 KaiNexicon event in Austin was a tremendous success, thanks to all of our fabulous participants and speakers. Lots of valuable information was shared, and long-term connections formed. The event kicked off with a Keynote from Jess Orr of WestRock Company.

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.

Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA

IdeaScale

Learn innovation and crowdsourcing strategy from NASA. Do you want to know the secrets for success through internal crowdsourcing and innovation storytelling?

12 years of Exago, in numbers!

Exago

Today, we're celebrating 12 years of bringing innovation together. Instead of sharing what we have achieved in that time, we take a look at some rather different numbers behind the Exago scenes. The post 12 years of Exago, in numbers! appeared first on Exago. Blog anniversary innovation

S3E46: Max McKeown – The Innovator’s Gap

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with Dr. Max McKeown about his new book, The Innovator’s Book. We spoke about the need to write this book in a different way to the method-heavy textbooks which often are left on shelves and never read. It is a beautifully written, concise book that I managed to get through in less than two hours, filled with insights on the main jobs which an innovator needs to perform.

Are You Working On the World’s To-Do List?

Tim Kastelle

There are a number of major challenges facing the world today. Poverty, climate risk, war – the list goes on. In 2015, the United Nations released a list they called the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. It was an agenda of actions and targets to reach by 2030.

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!

The Power of Optimism, Curiosity, and Resilience: A Talk with Dr. Navin Kunde

IdeaScale

Innovation is borne of discovery. Innovation is an invention brought to life. It’s making the world better, more useful. That’s innovation strategy, summed up by Dr. Navin Kunde, leader of the Clorox Open Innovation Group.

Fairness, Trust, and Innovation Culture

Innovation Excellence

As noted in previous articles (You don’t have an Innovation Problem, You Have a Trust Problem! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), trust is the foundation for a culture of innovation, and a culture of innovation is the foundation for innovation and the financial results from it.

The Intrapreneurs’ Factory

Rapid Innovation in digital time

The intrapreneurs' factory is a practical guide for corporate managers and intrapreneurs, which takes you through 10 shrewd steps to build a program for intrapreneurs, and let you discover over 20 exemplary intrapreneurs stories.

How Eco-Friendly Businesses Can Improve Their Online Marketing Efforts

InnovationManagement

Eco-friendly businesses are gaining popularity among consumers who value companies that promote sustainability and corporate responsibility. However, the problem facing a lot of these companies is reaching potential customers who aren’t actively seeking out environmentally conscious businesses.

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.

Top Fintech Trends Entrepreneurs Must Watch in 2020

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Whether it's online trading or crypto conversions, the future of finance is fluid. Innovation Now

Dare to Think Differently

Innovation Excellence

As many of my colleagues are aware, I am at heart, a maverick, an unorthodox or independent-minded person. Who is curious and inquisitive, and finds change and challenging the status quo exciting, fascinating and stimulating.

So Much Data, So Little Time. Until Now.

Daniel Burrus

In a way, the exponential growth of machine-to-machine communications with connected sensors, or what is called the Internet of Things (IoT), has become an example of too much of a good thing.

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Using Modern HR Tools to Gamify Training Programs

InnovationManagement

Corporate training is rarely considered to be fun. It’s mostly seen as a necessary evil that serves to notify the new recruits of everything that they need to be aware of when they first start working for a company. It doesn’t have to be this way, and it shouldn’t be this way.

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 Objectivity About New Technology Is Key To Delivering A Leading Customer Experience

The Future Shapers

The 2019 NICE inContact Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark found that a customer experience perception gap still persists. It goes on to offer clues as to what businesses need to do to close that gap and put themselves on the right path to delivering better customer experiences.

The Innovation Mandate

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Nicholas Webb, a world-renowned Business Strategist, Bestselling Author and Futurist about his new book The Innovation Mandate: The Growth Secrets of the Best Organizations in the World.

Picking the Right Lean Tools for the Job

Kainexus

Whether or not your organization fully embraces the Lean approach to business , the methodology has a ton of useful tools and techniques. So many, in fact, that it can be challenging to decide which one to use for various types of improvement efforts.

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VUCA Workshop Training Resource

InnovationTraining.org

What is a VUCA world? What does VUCA stand for and mean? Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous. Are you seeking more about this topic or participating in a VUCA workshop training? Follow along with this guide. VUCA is an acronym that stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity.

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.

What Do Top Corporate Innovators Get Right?

The Future Shapers

We get to talk with hundreds of innovation leaders around the globe and across industries. The importance of innovation is not disputed but many are not seeing the returns they were hoping for.

Here’s What Most People Get Wrong About Minimum Viable Products

Innovation Excellence

Ever since Eric Reis published his bestselling book, The Lean Startup, the idea of a minimum viable product (MVP) has captured the imagination of entrepreneurs and product developers everywhere. The idea of testing products faster and cheaper has an intuitive logic that simply can’t be denied.

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Robotic Process Automation: what changes with the automation process

mjvinnovation

These activities can include queries, calculations, and record and transaction maintenance. But this quick explanation is too brief to understand the revolutionary power of RPA. So read on and see examples of how Robotic Process Automation work, and what advantages companies can get from them.

Leveraging technology to improve workplace fitness!

IdeaSpies

Based on a Roy Morgan study, 1 million people in Australia play table tennis - many of them at their workplace. This comes at li. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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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.