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Why Innovation Is a Process of Discovery


Innovation is the core of an organization. While numerous companies have innovation teams, many are looking to spread idea sharing throughout the entire company. According to a 2017 Web Strategist report, 57 percent of corporations cite innovation as a top challenge.

Batten Down the Hatches and Innovate

Innovation Leader

Leaders navigating the uncertain seas of innovation are a lot like sailors preparing to brave a long journey. Planbox offers tips on preparing for a storm ahead

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How to Reward Innovative Thinking in Your Company


Innovation is an essential aspect of any business. No matter your industry, there is an ongoing need for new ideas that put products into the hands of customers. Innovation management is about thinking outside the box. It involves creating new opportunities rather than waiting for them to arise.

How COVID Impacted 2020’s Innovation Trends


Every year, IdeaScale undertakes a comprehensive audit of our system data, our customer conversations and survey data in order to develop report on the state of crowdsourced innovation. The post How COVID Impacted 2020’s Innovation Trends appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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!

Can we really deliver innovation?

The Future Shapers

Is innovation harder during a Pandemic? No not really…and that’s a good thing because delivering innovation is just as hard without a global pandemic going on.

The Interviewer’s Guide to Hiring for a Kaizen Culture


Organizations that practice kaizen work hard to maintain a culture centered around continuous improvement. The best defense against push back and poor engagement is hiring only those employees who are likely to thrive in a culture of positive change.

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The Innovation Intensity needed in the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

The level of innovation intensity within the Energy Transition is a fascinating one and one I continually place more and more a focus upon. One really critical source of reference for tracking clean energy progress comes from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The Innovation Manager’s Quintessential Reading List


As an innovation manager, you are always looking for the latest trends. Drawing inspiration from innovators who have come before you is a great way to learn. According to a recent survey, high growth companies apply innovation strategies that look far beyond the immediate future.

What Transformational Leaders Learn From Their Darkest Moments

Digital Tonto

Transformation is always a journey, never a destination. We don’t idolize Einstein just for his equations, but also for his humanity. We remember Gandhi not for the violence he unleashed in 1919, but. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

5 Reasons Your Ecommerce Store Needs a Mobile App Today

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The convenience fueled by widespread adoption of smart devices has resulted in a revolution. Technology

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.

Innovation Funding Grants for Start-ups

The Future Shapers

With the Bank of England expecting UK unemployment to double, the economy to shrink by 14% and the scale of Covid-19 shock in 2020 forecasted to deliver the deepest economic recession in 300 years, this might not be the best time for innovative technology startups to be looking for funding.

How to Reward Innovative Thinking in Your Company


Innovation is an essential aspect of any business. No matter your industry, there is an ongoing need for new ideas that put products into the hands of customers. Innovation management is about thinking outside the box. It involves creating new opportunities rather than waiting for them to arise.

Gemba Walk Do’s and Don’ts


Gemba Walks are an important part of many continuous improvement initiatives. They are designed to offer leaders the opportunity to observe work and talk with employees in the place where the work is being done, and it provides insight into current processes and opportunities for improvement.

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Organizational Design: Clearing the Runway for Collaboration and Breakthrough Thinking

Innovation Excellence

Most industries in today’s world run on a balance of sophisticated computer systems and skilled people to use them.

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.

What is the Right Organizational Design to Build a Successful Innovation Pipeline?

Strategyzer Innovation

In our previous blog, we emphasized the importance of having a Chief Entrepreneur and Ambassador as the top executives dedicated to create and manage new growth in the company. However, having these roles alone does not necessarily mean you will have an effective innovation pipeline.

How MassMutual Is Reimagining Financial Education

Innovation Leader

In Good Company, a MassMutual initiative, wants to help participants manage their financial futures with workshops, free of charge

The allegory of good government, through the ages

The Future Shapers

Ambrogio Lorenzetti has produced a magnificent and very inspiring fresco for our societies and organisations today. Its name: Allegory and Effects of Good and Bad Government (in Italian Allegoria ed Effetti del Buono e Cattivo Governo ).

Innovators as Champions for Big Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Yesterday my electric toothbrush finally decided to die on me. It had served me well, may it rest in peace, and was so old that when I originally purchased it, there were probably only four or five options to choose from.

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.

Which Trends Can You Trust?

Daniel Burrus

Mention the word “trend” in a group setting and you’ll find that most will shrug it off, the reason being that the word “trend” has a negative connotation to it, causing trends to be considered untrustworthy.

New innovation opportunities in the insurance industry

Board of Innovation

Change is always accompanied by opportunity. That's why we take a look at a couple of insurance-industry shifts that are being accelerated by the pandemic. The post New innovation opportunities in the insurance industry appeared first on Board of Innovation. Business design Inspiration insurance

How Unilever Aligns its Portfolio Actions with its Long Term Vision for the Future

Strategyzer Innovation

Paul Polman, CEO from 2010-2019 shifted Unilever’s corporate identity towards sustainable living. Repositioning Unilever to become a purpose-driven company. Where respecting the environment and creating growth and profitability can live hand in hand.

Innovation Culture – The Ultimate Guide

Innovation Excellence

Innovation culture has long been one of the most challenging, and oft-discussed, topics in our conversations with business and innovation leaders.

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.

A CEO Roundtable Can Help You Navigate Through a Crisis

Innovators Alliance

Unexpected and unprecedented is how most people would describe the outbreak of COVID-19. The pandemic has impacted all aspects of life and for business leaders, the challenges have been daunting.

Moving Museums and Universities into the Digital Realm

Innovation Leader

At our Innovation Strategy for Nonprofits event, Arthur Daemmrich of the Smithsonian Institution and Panos Panay of Berklee College of Music discussed how their teams have been pivoting to offer educational experiences online

#1,703 – Let’s All Learn Japanese

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I am obsessed with Japanese culture. I love how weird it is. How unique and quirky. Innovative and inventive. The majesty of sumo wrestling, the beauty of Mt. The freedom of Otaku culture, the creativity of Manga. I love it all. Everything and anything from Anime to Zen Gardens.

The Tailwinds of Human-Centered Design in 2020 and Beyond

Innovation Excellence

by Greg Heist, Chief Innovation Officer, Gongos, Inc. “No. I don’t think the Empire had Wookies in mind when they designed it, Chewie. ” – Han Solo to Chewbacca about the Tydirium Imperial Shuttle they’re flying.

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.”

What Is A Digital Experience Platform And Its Key Capabilities


What Is A Digital Experience Platform And Its Key Capabilities Organizations implement multiple and unique technologies and applications for the specialization they bring to the table to manage the various demands of their employees, partners, and customers.

The Secrets to Success at Intuit’s Lean Startup Program

Innovation Leader

In this episode of One Quick Thing, Bennett Blank shares how Intuit’s Lean Startup program generated $20 million in new revenue


Effective Leaders Create Highly Engaged Cultures

Tullio Siragusa

Effective Leaders Create Highly Engaged Cultures. To have a seat in the corner office and delegate tasks with deadlines is the most commonly perceived image of a boss/leader. The strange thing is that some authority figures do believe that to be true and have accepted it as part of their work culture. This is mainly because they have come up the ranks in organizations where their seniors also followed the same attitude. But there is much more to effective leadership than this.

How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic

Innovation Excellence

The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. Now the disruption is accelerating. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. Right around the corner are threats or opportunities, depending on how you respond.

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.