Sat.Jun 23, 2018 - Fri.Jun 29, 2018

Creativity in Innovation: An Introduction for Innovation Managers

HYPE Innovation

As an innovation manager you have the enviable task of stimulating creativity across the organization, and channeling it towards the strategic goals of the company - ultimately creating breakthrough innovations. Lots of techniques exist for small-group creativity workshops, but stimulating creativity in online environments is relatively new. Let’s look at some advice and see how it translates to this world. Ideation & Collaboration

Becoming A Successful Executive Doesn?t Prepare You To Innovate

Digital Tonto

There is a basic tradeoff between innovation and optimization Related posts: Here’s Why Even Successful Companies Find It Hard To Innovate In New Markets. How to be a Successful (Communist). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

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What You Need to Know About Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

It’s June and that means it’s thesis season! Every spring at IdeaScale, we start receiving requests from undergraduate and graduate students around the globe who are researching crowdsourcing and its potential application in the business world.

To Find Better Solutions to Your Challenges, Use This Eye-Opening Technique

Stephen Shapiro

Your past experience could be creating blind spots that are limiting your ability to see better opportunities… In an earlier article, I wrote about why expertise is the enemy of innovation. Our past experiences blind us to potentially new and different opportunities in the future.

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!

Putting the coordinates into your innovation World

Guide 4 Innovating

Innovation can be fairly complex in what needs to be pulled together, as often it ‘flies’ in contradiction to the normal organizations ways and wishes to work in structured, efficient ways. Innovation can often be rather chaotic and discovery driven.

How Do You Never Stop Learning?

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key technologies. Underpinning all of them is artificial intelligence. Though people believe that truly intelligent computing already exists, it’s not true. Rather, current techniques such as machine and deep learning give us automation; not intelligence.

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Brainstorming Techniques - How to Brainstorm by Yourself

HYPE Innovation

In general, people tend to brainstorm in groups. That particular method of generating ideas has become a standard solution for teams trying to solve problems. However, due to globalisation, organisational challenges, time, and resources, you see more and more companies organising idea campaigns in the cloud where participants are brainstorming and coming up with ideas on their own. In this post, I'm going explain to you solo brainstorming techniques that work. Ideation & Collaboration

You Can’t Change Fundamental Behaviors Without Changing Fundamental Beliefs

Innovation Excellence

In 2006, Blockbuster Video launched Total Access, a service that allowed its customers to rent videos online and return them to stores. The strategy was an immediate hit with customers and before long its online unit was making big gains against Netflix.

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What is Customer Obsession?

Game-Changer

One of Amazon’s core values is customer obsession, it’s a keystone that holds together everything they do.

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Why your idea management programme is so helpful for strategic cost-cutting

Exago

As business models being are challenged, organisations need to become more adaptable and resilient, naturally also by becoming more efficient and cutting inadequate costs. This change must happen from the bottom up, with the right leadership and sponsorship, to separate the good from the bad costs, at both micro and macro levels. Innovation managers can, and should lend a hand to address this shared challenge.

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.

Marketers Need To Start Preparing For The End Of The Digital Age And The New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

Earning consumers' trust and creating more impactful experiences will be key Related posts: We Need To Stop Chasing The Last Big Thing And Start Preparing For the Next One. Content Is Crap And Other. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Marketing

What We Mean When We Say “Machine Learning”

IdeaScale

Our current world is shaped by machines that help us perform certain actions in a more efficient way. We’ve become so used to them that we probably can’t imagine our life without them.

Innovation Labs: disruption, and new business models (2/4)

Innovation Excellence

Click here to read Part One Innovation labs or rapid innovation centers are developing at fast pace. Hereafter, we prolongate the previous review of Innovation Labs, with an industry point of view.

How to Measure Innovation? – The Definitive Guide to Innovation Management KPIs

Viima

You may have heard the saying, "you can't manage what you don't measure". While there might be an element of truth in the saying, not everything in life, or business, can be measured accurately. Leadership Innovation Innovation Management

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 Value in Personal Innovation Learning Journeys

Guide 4 Innovating

If you don’t have time, how can you learn? We are in need increasingly, of faster understanding, to quickly learn or resolve an immediate need, or we have this determination or essential requirement within our innovation role to deepen our knowledge and understanding of innovation.

The Evolution of My Speaking Video

Stephen Shapiro

In a post last week, I shared with you my most recent demo video. Over the years, I’ve had several different versions. In this post, I share my four primary demo videos from over the years. Although I’ve had other videos for specific purposes (e.g.,

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Leveraging Suppliers for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

One of the greatest thrills of a career is when you see a nice client thrive and prosper. Recently, I was flown to the West Coast with a client to co-present the findings of a few innovation projects. We had an esteemed audience SVPs of marketing, procurement, sales, and a few VPs, too. At the.

Innovation Management ? Definition, Processes, Frameworks and More

Viima

Innovation, innovation, innovation! There’s hardly a business event or conversation you can have without hearing the term. Leadership Innovation Innovation Management

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.

Using Failure to Spur Innovation

InnovationManagement

It hurts to fail. The feeling of defeat can make even the hardest of workers feel worthless. It’s hard to face the reality that your work or dreams won’t live up to your expectations, and giving up might seem like the next step. However, failure teaches important lessons, and though it seems contradictory, it can often lead to success. Failure gives you the necessary experience you need to improve, but more importantly, it teaches you to get back up.

The Science Behind Creativity: Why Are Some People Creative?

Innocentive

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Advice to a Medical Student Entrepreneur

Innovation Excellence

Dear Susan, Congratulations on your recent graduation. I’m sure you are thrilled to start medical school in August and are looking forward to taking a break this summer.

The Best Time to Engage Your Audience in Collaborative Strategic Planning

BrainZooming

I participated in the City Partnership Workshop yesterday at the 2018 Gigabit City Summit.

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.

Collaborating Without Words.

100%Open

It is often stated that 93% of communication is non-verbal – 55% of communication is body language, 38% is tone and only 7% is the words.

One2Team Now Recognized for Innovation by All Top 3 Research Analyst Groups

One2Team

At One2Team, we are positively obsessive about elegance and innovation. And this week, we’re thrilled to see unanimous analyst recognition for this focus. News & Team Industry Insights

Jeff Bezos Started Amazon by Answering This Simple Question

Innovation Excellence

Give an honest answer to one question and even the most complex and intractable decisions become a piece of cake. In the end, it’s not the knowledge you accumulated that you’ll think about but rather the decisions you made. I’ve taught graduate school for two decades.

The Curious Case of Cargo Cults and Corporate Innovation | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

The term cargo was first used to describe a range of practices carried out by a group of people that occurs in the wake of contact with more technologically advanced societies

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.”

Big Data Solutions for Small Business Owners

InnovationManagement

Data analytics is a powerful tool, one that has the capacity to benefit small businesses just as easily as larger and more well-established organizations. While many new startups lack the in-house resources and expertise needed to generate, collate and analyze large volumes of data in order to produce useful insight, there are a variety of services and resources that can provide an ideal solution. The information gleaned through data analytics can be of immense benefit to business owners.

The Power of People, an Expert Opinion on Crowdsourcing Innovation

IdeaHunt

José Morey and on ideation, innovation and the crowd

How Innovation and Decentralization Will Forever Change Social Networking

Innovation Excellence

The blockchain and cryptocurrency are more than just buzzwords nowadays. Bitcoin seems to be in the headlines every other day, while techies are all hanging on the looming promise of the blockchain’s revolutionary power.

Study at NASA Reveals the Largest Hurdle to Open Innovation

Innocentive

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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.