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Companies betting big on open innovation

hackerearth

“Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively.

Data Bias Is Becoming A Massive Problem

Digital Tonto

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Crowdsourcing and Traffic

IdeaScale

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving which means that many of you are traveling to be home for the holidays. And if you are traveling that means that you’re trying to avoid something that no one enjoys: traffic! So we thought we’d look at some of our favorite crowdsourcing and traffic stories.

We Too Often Ignore The Tradeoff Between Innovation And Optimization

Innovation Excellence

For decades, managers have been focused on efficiency. From Frederick Winslow Taylor and his Principles of Scientific Management early in the 20th century to more modern practices like Six Sigma, executives continually honed their operations to achieve maximum productivity at minimal cost.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Improving your Business Potential for Innovation - Limitations and Criticisms of Design Thinking

Hype

Let me summarize where we are today in Design Thinking. Design Thinking has raised a lot of expectations as well as its fair share of controversy. Why are organizations so caught up by DT? Often it became the promise of having creative ways to solve solutions and work in harmony with all the rational thinking that dominates much of business thinking today. DT sounded so appealing, it quickly became “oh, we need some of that.”. Methods & Frameworks

Can a CEO Hinder Innovation?

IdeaScale

Leaders define their organization. That a CEO could hinder innovation seems counter-intuitive. Isn’t a CEO’s job to lead, to pioneer even when necessary? But depending on the personality and strategy of a CEO, innovation can be harder or easier.

Framing the Problem: The Decline of Campbell Soup & Other Packaged Food Companies

Michael Roberto

The Wall Street Journal reports today that Campbell Soup reported a disappointing quarter of financial performance yesterday, causing the company's shares to fall by 8%. The firm has now experienced 12 straight quarters of declining revenues. The newspaper explains the decreases in sales as follows: Campbell and other packaged-food companies are facing difficulties in attracting consumers who increasingly want foods that they see as healthier, more natural and more environmentally sustainable.

How EA Became the Most Hated Company On the Internet (and How They Can Fix It)

Qmarkets

A Problem, There Is. Video game company EA is in the final stages of releasing a long-anticipated game, Star Wars Battlefront II.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Additive Manufacturing’s Holy Grail

Mike Shipulski

The holy grail of Additive Manufacturing (AM) is high volume manufacturing. And the reason is profit. Here’s the governing equation: (Price – Cost) x Volume = Profit. The idea is to sell products for more than the cost to make them and sell a lot of them. It’s an intoxicatingly simple proposition.

6 Ideas to Imagine Social-First Video Content for Brand Videos

BrainZooming

A client reached out yesterday with a “quick cry for help!”. The client’s organization is taking time today to imagine ideas for a brand video that looks at the customer experience they deliver from the audience’s perspective.

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Trends and Innovations in the Real Estate Industry

InnovationManagement

The real estate industry has always been quite static while facing its own set of challenges and obstacles. However, technological innovations will reshape every industry eventually, real estate included. Trend Alert

The Extraordinary Team Creation Manifesto

Innovation Excellence

A New Science is showing us how staying in-the-flow may be the most important part of building extraordinary teams.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

50 Quotes on Risk Taking

Idea Champions

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -- Goethe. Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -- Helen Keller. It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.

Recent Innovation in the Energy Sector: Solar & Wind

Innocentive

The environmental impact of fossil fuels is causing the energy sector to focus on cleaner alternatives. Political agreements to curb fossil fuel emissions, such as The Paris Climate Accord - ratified by 168 nations, sets out ambitious plans to tackle the threat of climate change and shift towards a low carbon future. Innovation Insights

Idea Management in Teams : The Case of Ideanote

Ideanote

The post Idea Management in Teams : The Case of Ideanote appeared first on Ideanote. Idea Management digital solutions idea management idea management platform team innovation

Peer Group “Scaling-Up”: Initial Survey Results

Innovation Excellence

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Understand What Lean Six Sigma Is Without Getting a Huge Headache

Idea Champions

Ten years ago, my company was a vendor to a Fortune 100 company devoted to SixSigma. So devoted, in fact, that they required all of their vendors to take a two-day day Six Sigma training. While I never liked thinking of myself as a "vendor", I took the course. My experience of it?

What is Tesla? It’s Not A Car Company…

Game-Changer

Last night I was chatting with a buddy of mine about how Tesla will dominate the hypercar market, competing against the likes of McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, Bugatti and Koenigsegg. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but if not then here it is: I like supercars.

The Benefits of Gratitude

Michael Roberto

We should all be thankful for the many blessings that we have received. We should express our gratitude to others more often. As leaders, saying thank you more often will help us engage our employees and enhance their satisfaction and productivity. Who could quibble with these assertions. They represent common sense to most of us. Does research back up our attitudes regarding the benefits of gratitude?

Why Hesitate? Innovate. Start, and Learn.

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is not a linear, analytic process where a business case is built, investments made and products launched. Rather, it is a recursive, iterate framework for spending small increments of time and money to learn more and design a solution for a real problem.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

THE IDIOT SAVANT'S GUIDE to Becoming a Better Storyteller

Idea Champions

Click here to listen (and view) my November 22nd webinar on storytelling in the workplace. Entertaining, mind opening, and practical. Hosted by the good people at PatSnap.

Hey @Essential Here’s How You Can Steal New Customers From Competitors

Game-Changer

Last week I bought an Essential Phone , from the Essential company founded by Android creator Andy Rubin. I was interested in the phone when it was first announced because it looked really well built and had a delicious bezel-less screen.

Architectural Innovation: 5 Architects Changing the Future

Ideanote

The post Architectural Innovation: 5 Architects Changing the Future appeared first on Ideanote. Innovation Spotlights culture of continuous improvement innovation team innovation

Pruning Your Root Cause

Innovation Excellence

Process improvers the world over rally around root cause analysis as if it were the Holy Grail of all things organizational. But is it? Understanding the root cause of a problem certainly makes sense in the context of a present day situation carrying the potential for a correct answer or solution.

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

VALIDATION

Idea Champions

Ever feel invisible, unappreciated, unacknowledged? Ever feel the need to be seen, recognized, and validated? (Or Or maybe this is more of an issue for other people in your life: your friends, family, or co-workers.)

What C-Suiters and Corporate Innovation Teams Can Learn from Jeff Immelt's ousting at General Electric | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

It’s no secret that large, publicly listed organisations struggle to successfully explore innovation due to the short-term interests of their investors

Protecting Big Data from Cyberattacks

InnovationManagement

We are seeing an unprecedented increase in data breaches across organizations in both private and public sectors. The most recent cyber attack on Equifax, one of the major credit rating agencies, is equally alarming and frightening to millions of customers. Public or private data is no longer safe anymore. Strategies

Let’s Not “Yada Yada” Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Most Seinfeld fans are familiar with the concept of “yada-yada-ing” sex, like when Elaine met a lawyer, went out to dinner, had the lobster bisque, went back to her place and yada, yada, yada… she never heard from him again. It’s funny, because we all know — or think we know — what the yada, Innovation

Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement, empowerment of your employees to assist on solving some of your most vital problems, an effective method for capturing their ideas and acting on them and finally, an increase in costsavings.