Sat.Jun 08, 2019 - Fri.Jun 14, 2019

You need a why and a how, not a what, for innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm going to start a series of blog posts about what 15 years of innovation consulting has taught me. I'm happy to say I've learned a lot about innovation in corporations, and also somewhat excited to say I'm still learning, because the pace and nature of innovation is changing so rapidly.

Less snake oil, more thought leadership please!

The Future Shapers

What do business leaders want? is perhaps too broad, or too simple, a question. It goes without saying that you want to build business success, deliver a high-value strategy, provide outstanding customer outcomes, deliver great returns for shareholders and build a great place to work.

Making Marketing Innovation a Growth Lever for Your Business

Innovation Excellence

Many businesses fail to realize that they are not in a single business, but are actually in two. First, they’re in the business of working on products and services that will help solve their clients’ problems and help them achieve their goals today. But that’s only half of the picture.

3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software

Exago

If you are involved in managing innovation for your organisation and you have been set with the task to make this decision, the first question you should ask yourself is: “Do we really need an innovation management software?”.

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 Innovation Manager's Summer Reading List 2019

HYPE Innovation

Is it just me, or does this also happen to you? Summer after summer it's the same. Usually, at the beginning of the season, I start to think, "okay, which book should I take on vacation?" fully aware that, in the end, I'll return home having not opened it once).

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An Innovative Complaint – United Breaks Guitars

Destination Innovation

In 2008, Dave Carroll, a Canadian guitarist and songwriter, flew with United Airlines from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Omaha, Nebraska with a stop at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. During the layover at O’Hare a fellow passenger saw the baggage handlers throwing baggage including Carroll’s precious guitar.

Why Most Corporate Innovation Programs Fail (And How To Make Them Succeed)

Digital Tonto

The real potential of innovation programs is that they provide a space to explore areas that don’t fit with the current business, but may play an important role in its future. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Calling All Corporate Innovators: What’s Your Company’s Innovation Maturity Score?

Rocketspace

Nowadays, companies last less than 20 years on the S&P 500 , down from 60 years in the 1950s — a trend in large part caused by technological disruption. To put it bluntly, the corporate landscape can be summed up as ‘innovate or die.’

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Every idea needs a sponsor

RTI Innovation Advisors

As I noted yesterday, I'm writing a series of posts about what I've learned over the last 15 years of corporate innovation work. Yesterday I wrote about needing a "why and a how" rather than a "what" for innovation.

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.

Propel Your Innovation Strategy into Overdrive with Big Data

IdeaScale

Big data has been a foundation of innovation ever since the first suggestion box was put out. Since then, the data set has only kept growing, until now you can filter thousands or even millions of data points. How do you effectively use big data to drive innovation? Collect Only Relevant Data.

We Need To Build An Innovation Economy For The 21st Century

Digital Tonto

There are worrying signs that we are not building capacity the way we should. We need to right the ship before it’s too late. Related posts: We Need To Rethink Innovation For The 21st Century. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

She Was Told 'No' 100 Times. Now This 31-Year-Old Female Founder Runs a $1 Billion Business.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Melanie Perkins, the co-founder and CEO of popular design platform Canva, and her team are constantly chasing big goals. Small Business Heroes

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Want to Improve Employee Productivity? Rethink Your Company Culture

InnovationManagement

The workplace isn't just about work. Sure, reaching productivity quotas or snagging reputable clients matter, but so does the way your business operates. The post Want to Improve Employee Productivity? Rethink Your Company Culture appeared first on Innovation Management.

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!

Top 5 Women Innovators of All Time

IdeaScale

There’s an old saying that goes, “The rooster crows, but the hen delivers,” and it’s an apt metaphor for the world of invention. Most of us have little difficulty listing male inventors, but rattling off a list of female innovators is harder.

Tiered Daily Huddles at Cleveland Clinic

Kainexus

I'm eagerly awaiting the start of a presentation by Cinnamon Dixon , the Director of Continuous Improvement at Cleveland Clinic , about their visual management process.

Want to Better Connect With Your Customers? Consider Blockchain.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Major players are investing in blockchain technology to provide more incentive for users. Blockchain

Becoming Real Innovators

Innovation Excellence

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea.” ? Francis Bacon Companies today are eagerly seeking the answer to one essential question. How do we innovate?

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.

4 Reasons Why Digital Natives may be your Best Innovation Tool

The Future Shapers

Digital natives. The first time I really heard this phrase, it was 2016 and I was sitting in a classroom, surrounded by “them” and feeling as old as dirt. You see, I was born the same year Michael Dell started his business.

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New Podcast Series to Highlight Real-Life Innovation Stories

IdeaScale

Podcasts themselves are examples of innovation, bringing together compressed audio, RSS feeds, and mobile listening devices into a medium that was born on the internet.

Innovation Project Scorecard: Evidence Trumps Opinion

Strategyzer

The focus should not just be on products and services when running experiments to test new business ideas. Our focus should be on assessing if we are making progress from our initial idea to a profitable business.

The Moonshot to Create the Next Google

Innovation Excellence

Nothing is older than the argument that large companies can’t capitalize on their innovations. Will this be the company that disproves that? Moonshots are always one part flight-of-fancy, one part brilliance, and 98 parts risk. “Eventually you’ll fail to fail.”

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 Culture Change Works: 3 Lessons

BrainZooming

Brainzooming participated in a new business presentation with a group of other companies. We were proposing a change initiative for a multi-agency department within a city government.

Questions or Full Stops

Carla Johnson - Innovation

June 13, 2019 There’s an ever-widening gap between what’s natural to us as children and what’s taught into us through the educational system and corporate culture.

May the 4th Industrial Revolution be with You – Part 2: You can Check Out Any Time You like but You can Never Leave

InnovationManagement

This is the second in a series of articles that explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on how we are living our lives today and how we should go about earning a living in the years to come.

Bill Gates Wants You To See The World This Way

Innovation Excellence

(Warning: Once You Do You Can’t Un-See It) Every so often an image flashes across our collective social consciousness that forever changes how we see the world and ourselves. This is one of them. Every so often something comes along that dramatically alters our perception of the world.

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.