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These 3 Cognitive Biases Can Kill Innovation

Digital Tonto

The truth is that our most fervently held beliefs are often wrong. That’s why we need to make the effort to overcome the flawed machinery in our minds. Related posts: The New Era Of Cognitive. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

Idea Management: Learning When and How to Say “Enough”

IdeaScale

We all know intellectually that sometimes projects fail, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier when it’s our project that fails. If you have ever had to scrap a project, you’re in good company.

Innovation: 8 Steps to Success

IdeaSpies

The ability to be or remain innovative depends on the organisation’s willingness to continue supporting not just new ideas and products, but also processes. Continuous innovation requires constantly changing aspirations, expectations and behaviour.

A Strategic Approach to Starting a Successful Innovation Program

InnovationManagement

I’ve recently been advising a range of leaders in how to start successful innovation programs. A couple are relaunches of efforts that were abandoned in the past, and others are starting from scratch in organizations (and sectors) that are more comfortable with the status quo.

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.

Facilitating the Innovation Ecosystem Design

Paul Hobcraft

I do like to capture thoughts within Mind Maps. I am never sure if they work for others as the map maker does see things in his or her own way. In the end, it is seeing the other person getting it, that light bulb moment.

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Country Capitals Quiz Answers

Destination Innovation

Answers to the country capital cities quiz: 1. There are five European Capital Cities beginning with the letter V. Can you name them? Vienna, Austria. Vilnius, Lithuania, Valetta, Malta. Vatican City, Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Which are the northernmost and southernmost capital cities in the world? Reykjavik, Iceland and Wellington, New Zealand. Which is the highest capital city? La Paz, Bolivia. Which is the lowest capital city at 92 feet below sea level? Baku, Azerbaijan.

How to Get the Most from an Innovation Conference

IdeaScale

Conferences play an important role in professional life. Attending conferences relevant to your area of expertise can help you broaden your network, learn new things, and demonstrate innovation leadership.

I prefer the work-to-be-done for innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

When we are really innovating we are actually working on the Work-to-be-done, it is a far more exciting activity than constantly focusing on work done, that we need to do to refine, it, to make it more productive, efficient and effective.

Materials Science May Be The Most Important Technology Of The Next Decade. Here’s Why:

Innovation Excellence

Think of just about any major challenge we will face over the next decade and materials are at the center of it. To build a new clean energy future, we need more efficient solar panels, wind turbines and batteries. Manufacturers need new materials to create more advanced products.

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.

How the Stage Gate Process Can Help You Transform Your Business

Leapfrogging

Why the Stage Gate Process is Being Used by More and More Organizations to Evaluate and Refine Their Next Big Ideas. by upBOARD. While every business wants to be seen as the creator of the next massively “disruptive” product or service , the truth is that most businesses won’t be able to disrupt the market in a truly unique way. Still, even without disruptive innovation, organizations can thrive if they maintain a steady stream of incremental innovations over time.

Ways to Create a Customer Experience Strategy

IdeaScale

Customer experience is defined as the sum of all interactions between a customer and an organization. In order for businesses to stay relevant in 2019, they must have an excellent customer experience strategy or else they could be severely hurting their bottom line.

A New Earth: Why Our Planet Demands Innovation in Agriculture

Rocketspace

The world is on fire all around us, and the problems can seem too huge and insurmountable to be fixed. Thankfully, agricultural innovation has many keys to the solutions, and consumers are increasingly supporting these innovations with their pocketbooks.

What My Suitcase Taught Me About Stress, Change And Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I’ve been living out of a suitcase for the past three weeks. That doesn’t sound too bad if you are on vacation. But in my case, it involved two kids, a dog and not having any idea where we were going to live. I sold our home of 12 years faster than expected and couldn’t.

Change 100

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.

Why a Balanced Scorecard Process Drives Greater Business Performance

Leapfrogging

A Balanced Scorecard Provides a Model for Businesses to Align High-Level Objectives With Their Mission and Vision. by upBOARD. Most businesses tend to manage their strategic mission and vision with a top down approach, all the while tracking metrics and key performance indicators from the bottom up, which can be messy.

System 100

How to Achieve High-Quality Ideas in Idea Competition?

Ideanote

In the previous blog post, we laid out the concept behind in-house innovation competition and the benefits that come with it. Now, we will give you a few useful tips on how to manage the contest to assure high-quality ideas are born. So, are you ready to go on an idea-hunting mission?

May the 4th Industrial Revolution be with You, Part 3: ‘Domo arigato, Mr Roboto…’

InnovationManagement

This is the third in a series of articles that explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on how we are living our lives today and what we can do to ready ourselves for the workplace of the future.

Mentors, Sponsors, Coaches and Colleagues Help with Burnout

Innovation Excellence

Physician burnout is pervasive and appears to be worsening. In fact, in some specialties, residents are burned out even before they have spent their first day in practice. But, they are not alone since burnout happens in many industries other than medicine.

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!

What Are Operations Management Dashboards and Why Do They Matter to Businesses?

Leapfrogging

Operations Management Dashboards Are Being Used More and More by Businesses Looking to Drive Change. by upBOARD. When pilots take off from an airport with a plane full of passengers, you might imagine that they simply set coordinates for their end location and count the minutes until they arrive. That could not be farther from the truth. In fact, airplanes are typically off course by as much as 10% for the majority of their flight. There are many reasons for this.

Even The Most Radical Visions Can Succeed If They Are Built On Shared Values

Digital Tonto

What’s key isn’t any particular plan or policy, but whether you can appeal to common values and mobilize supporters to influence institutions that will determine whether you can bring change. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Winning Ideas and Beyond: 4 Steps to Effective Product Concept Development Workshops

Planview Spigit

Are you utilizing concept development workshops as part of your ideation processes? Are you coming up with and executing on winning ideas? If not, you’ve come to the right place.

FourSight: Innovation when it works and when it fails

Innovation Excellence

An Innov8ors Miami Keynote by Sarah Thurber Last year Innov8rs embarked on a year-long research project to better understand: who are corporate innovators? What makes them tick? What makes their efforts succeed and fail?

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.

What are Marketing Dashboards and Why Do They Matter for Marketing Departments?

Leapfrogging

How to drive better marketing outcomes through use of a marketing dashboard. By upBOARD. One of the most important parts of any business is selling. To do this, business leaders need to be able to effectively market and advertise their products and services to those in their target market. With the rise of technology, marketing has become more data driven than ever before , and we are seeing an increasing number of businesses look for ways to better track their marketing initiatives effectively.

Future Insight: Changing the World with an Anticipatory Mindset

Daniel Burrus

We are at a unique point in human history, marked by accelerating global change and enhanced by technological advances. We are always doing the impossible.

Transcending a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Mike Shipulski

We’ve been too successful with continuous improvement. Year-on-year, we’ve improved productivity and costs. We’ve improved on our existing products, making them slightly better and adding features. Our recipe for success is the same as last year plus three percent.

Harvard, Stanford, and MIT Researchers Have Found the Secret to Success

Innovation Excellence

We want to believe that talent and opportunity are equally abundant. Not so, according to this ground-breaking study of 1 million inventors. There’s a popular quote attributed to Leila Janah, “Talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not.”

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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?