Sat.Apr 28, 2018 - Fri.May 04, 2018

The 7 (+1) things you have to do to succeed as an Innovation Director

Exago

As companies fight to stay ahead of the innovation curve, the role of the Innovation Director is developing and growing in significance.

Hallmarks of Organizational Ambidexterity

Innovation Excellence

If you are a frequent reader of my posts, you may know we’ve been relentlessly highlighting the importance of organizational ambidexterity as vital requirement for modern dual corporate innovation approaches. Managing today’s business and creating future’s business successfully at the same time is probably the most demanding, yet indispensable challenge for future-proof organizations and their leaders. But what are hallmarks of successful organizational ambidexterity? What do.

How Should We Educate Children to Win the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Innovation Excellence

If for nothing else than the future of your children, take 12 minutes to watch this: If you agree, then thriving in the fourth industrial revolution will require nothing short of restructuring public education at all levels, not just k-12.

If You Want To Learn Problem Solving, Learn From Designers

Game-Changer

Earlier in the week I was having a conversation with a friend who asked me about problem solving. He wanted to know my thoughts on the best way to learn how to solve problems. My response: If you want to learn about problem solving, learn from designers.

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The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Which pace of change to align to?

RTI Innovation Advisors

You've heard it before - the pace of change is accelerating. I can present all of the technology adoption charts , the fascinating nuggets of data that tell you how quickly different products or technologies were acquired by millions of customers. And so on and so on. You already know this. Change is real, and change is accelerating. Whether we are talking about change in your global markets, in your industry or in your customer base, change is everywhere.

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Experience or potential? Which would you rather have?

Game-Changer

In last Thursday’s Innochat session about “Innovation and Experience” one of the questions posed was: How important is experience to the ability to innovate? Tomorrow is Thursday, #innochat day! Our topic: "Innovation and Experience" What is your experience of innovation?

We Need To Rethink Innovation For The 21st Century

Digital Tonto

It’s better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late Related posts: We Need 21st Century Solutions For 21st Century Problems. The 5 Powerhouse. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What the U.S. Coast Guard Can Teach Us About Innovation

IdeaScale

The Coast Guard has changed the game with innovation. When we look for inspiration with innovation strategy, we rarely consider organizations outside the corporate world. But it’s not just start-ups and big companies innovating.

What’s New In Corporate Innovation

Imaginatik

Could Blockchain Technology Help Avoid Another Cambridge Analytica? When you nestle up on the sofa and log into your favourite social media account or do a bit of online shopping are you aware, REALLY aware, how your data is being accessed and used, and by whom? Facebook, for example, generates tens of billions of dollars (and growing) a year in revenues from advertisers looking to use your highly targeted data, based on your social habits, hobbies, preferences etc.

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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.

The HOW and WHY of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is difficult because it demands new work. But, at a more basic level, it’s difficult because it requires an admission that the way you’ve done things is no longer viable. And, without public admission the old way won’t carry the day, innovation cannot move forward.

It’s Not Just Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, The Internet Is Broken, But We Can Fix It

Digital Tonto

There's a massive security hole in cyberspace and we need to close it Related posts: The Internet, The Web and the Future of Media. In Defense of Facebook. Why Your Social Strategy Is Broken And How. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

5 Valuable Innovation Lessons Companies can Learn from Google

IdeaScale

Google didn’t put the world at a fingertip without innovation. Is there a company that more perfectly defines modern life than Google?

TRANSFORM calls on social enterprises to apply to the open call

Exago

To help scale bold ideas to tackle the world's big social, environmental and economic issues, the Unilever partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is now calling on social enterprises to apply to TRANSFORM. To invite ideas and promote collaboration to further catalyse impact, they have chosen Exago’s open innovation software. The post TRANSFORM calls on social enterprises to apply to the open call appeared first on Exago.

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.

Do You Have What It Takes To Dream Big?

Innovation Excellence

Five things that will bring your dream to life and keep it alive.

The Value of Innovation at a Time of Crisis

InnovationManagement

We often talk about the role of innovation in an age of constant, radical disruption, as defined by the 4th industrial revolution. Within this new environment, innovation leaders should play an essential role in helping the organization thrive and drive growth.

A Successful Product Improvement Workflow

IdeaScale

For the next three weeks, IdeaScale will introduce a proven IdeaScale workflow that is being used by our highest performing communities. Our hope is that these workflows become templates that you can use in your own communities.

Book in Brief: Orchestrating Experiences

Boxes and Arrows

Editors’ note: This “Book in Brief” feature here on Boxes and Arrows is from. Orchestrating Experiences: Collaborative Design for Complexity by Chris Risdon and Patrick Quattlebaum. We’ll publish an excerpt, up to 500 words, of your book.

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!

How to Make the Impossible Possible and Other Useful Tricks From Magicians

Stephen Shapiro

All the skills that make a magician great also apply to ambitious entrepreneurs. Do you have what it takes? I’ve always loved magic. For me, it went beyond entertainment; it was an intellectual endeavor. I enjoyed trying to figure out how an illusion was done.

This 30 Day Plan is the Secret to Disrupting Yourself

Innovation Excellence

Follow this 30-day program and you will forever look at disruption as the gateway to innovation. Disruption is one of the least well understood aspects of innovation and life in general.

Why Innovation is the Key to Improving Our Healthcare System

InnovationManagement

In the United States, American citizens receive treatments for diagnoses that at one time meant certain death, and they enjoy the longest lifespans in recorded history.

Implementing Big Business Leadership In A Small Business

The Human Factor

Running a successful business, no matter how big or small, starts and ends with effective leadership.

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.

ISS Software GmbH and Wazoku partner to revolutionise the German insurance industry

Wazoku

ISS Software GmbH and Wazoku are set to transform the German insurance sector by enabling the co-creation of new solutions for insurance organisations for and in collaboration with the wider industry.

This Non-Profit Is Building A Network To Innovate Education

Innovation Excellence

Talia Milgrom-Elcott went to Harvard Law School with the idea of making the world a better place. An early role model was Charles Nesson, a professor at Harvard who devoted his career to defending the downtrodden.

Kelly Clark

Innovation 360 Group

Name: Dr. Kelly Clark. Background : Kelly is passionate about innovation and transformation. She is adept at creating great ideas and making them happen (even when people and processes seem to be conspiring against it!).

5 things you need to know about the future of work

Exoplatform

I spent this past week on a yoga retreat. There were some interesting people there and we had some interesting conversations. The post 5 things you need to know about the future of work appeared first on eXo Platform Blog. Thought leadership Digital Workplace Future of work Human Resources

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?