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Why Innovation Is a Process of Discovery

IdeaScale

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. Since then, organizations have begun searching for ways to foster an internal culture of experimentation … Continued. The post Why Innovation Is a Process of Discovery appeared first on IdeaScale.

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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

IdeaScale

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. This, however, cannot occur in a vacuum. … Continued. The post How to Reward Innovative Thinking in Your Company appeared first on IdeaScale.

How COVID Impacted 2020’s Innovation Trends

InnovationManagement

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. Report Trend Alert benchmarking Best Practices coronavirus covid-19 Crowdsourcing

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. What has changed is there is now an environment that is just itching to squash innovation, and so it is just as imperative now to continue to really deliver on innovation that successfully delivers business outcomes. The post Can we really deliver innovation? appeared first on The Future Shapers. Design Thinking Empathy Innovation Cultur

The Interviewer’s Guide to Hiring for a Kaizen Culture

Kainexus

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. Ideally, the conversation about continuous improvement will begin the moment a candidate is considered. Talking about the principles of kaizen during the interview will show the potential hire how important it is to the organization.

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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 recent reporting back on the development of the energy transition we are undertaking seems depressing reading. We need to accelerate innovation and technology adoption. We are so off track for much of the Energy Transition.

Exago partner Novos Rumos points companies in the direction to innovate

Exago

In the belief that the power of collaboration is the secret behind successful business, Exago has bolstered its partnerships in Brazil, joining forces with innovation and marketing consultant Novos Rumos. The post Exago partner Novos Rumos points companies in the direction to innovate appeared first on Exago. Blog Highlight Partners collaborative innovation design thinking initiative-success partnerships

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! ]]. All Posts

The Innovation Manager’s Quintessential Reading List

IdeaScale

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. Of those who participated, 65 percent of organizational leaders said they … Continued. The post The Innovation Manager’s Quintessential Reading List appeared first on IdeaScale.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

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

Strategyzer

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. They could end up becoming just figureheads for innovation. This might look good on your organizational chart, but it will not produce real results.

Gemba Walk Do’s and Don’ts

Kainexus

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. Although some companies are still primarily remote right now, it's important that you continue to utilize this valuable improvement tool.

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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. So what are the options? The post Innovation Funding Grants for Start-ups appeared first on The Future Shapers. Adaptability Innovation Incubators & Labs Technology Incubators and Labs Technologys

How to Reward Innovative Thinking in Your Company

IdeaScale

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. This, however, cannot occur in a vacuum. … Continued. The post How to Reward Innovative Thinking in Your Company appeared first on IdeaScale.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

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

Strategyzer

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. Polman initiated the Sustainable Living Plan, his long term vision for the company.

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. Technology has allowed numerous industries to grow at a rapid pace and has streamlined countless business processes…but it still can’t learn, design, and discover the way people can. When computers and machinery became more practical for industry starting in the 1960s, “lights out” management practices started to creep into business and factories.

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

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

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.

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. I’ve already written about how the management-consulting industry is being disrupted by various trends like emerging technologies, the commodification of knowledge, and outdated business models.

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 ). Innovation leaders can learn much from this work and use to guide decisions from design to implementation. The post The allegory of good government, through the ages appeared first on The Future Shapers. Adaptability Scenario Planning Innovation Leadership

001: A Path to More Creative Thinking

Innovation in Practice

Innovation is a skill – it’s not a gift. It’s not something you’re born with. You can actually learn to be creative like you could learn any other skill whether it be in business or in your personal life or some other skill that you want to learn like a new sport. Innovation Inside the Box is a podcast dedicated to creating a culture of innovation and a flowing pipeline.

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.

Three-phase Change Management Strategy

Idea Drop

When we’re juggling so many things on a daily basis, there are times when it seems easier to put off change and innovation, especially when implementing new ideas isn’t going to deliver immediate results.

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. It was so old that I actually recall buying it at a physical store, as at that time, online retail was still in its infancy. I should add, before my dentist has a seizure, that while my device was ancient, I have bought countless replacement brushes since!

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. Having an avoidance relationship with trends of any kind based on this aura can be a significant mistake in your career. Some trends are so trustworthy that they can be considered future certainties, or what I refer to as Hard Trends.

What Is A Digital Experience Platform And Its Key Capabilities

Acuvate

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. However, by increasingly deploying these diverse set of technologies, organizations will face: Increased technology silos Information Overload Reduced […].

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.

Coaching an Employee with a Negative Attitude

CMOE

Coaching a team member about a negative attitude can be one of the most uncomfortable, avoided, and mishandled leadership tasks. There are three main reasons why so many leaders avoid coaching people with a negative attitude: It’s Subjective. Attitude” is subjective and can be open to interpretation, so it is challenging for leaders to determine when someone has actually crossed the line.

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.

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.

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. CEOs have made tough decisions while remaining focused on supporting their employees, customers, and communities. Very few people in any organization understand the challenges faced by the CEO.

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.”