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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.

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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.

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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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Watch this artist create mirrors from trash, wood, fans and penguins

Idea to Value

When we think of what a mirror looks like, we usually think of a shiny surface which reflects light as a perfect image. However, Daniel Rozin has other ideas. As shown in the video above, Rozin creates amazing mechanical mirrors which mirror an image in a completely different way.

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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.

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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.

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! ]].

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.

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 Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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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.

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?

The Importance of Senior Management Involvement for Innovation

Viima

Senior management is without a doubt a tough job.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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.

Starting With The Customer

Strategyzer Innovation

We use the value proposition canvas to help innovation teams design products and services customers actually want. Although one question we get all the time (especially from new users of the value proposition canvas) is: Do you always start with the customer?

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.

4 ways BIM can boost the productivity of your construction business

Lead Innovation

Construction is a very complex business that requires the coordination and financing of many different teams working over a long period of time. Due to this, it’s understandable that projects tend to be logistical nightmares.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

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.

Strategic Planning Models: 3 Awesome Examples

Cascade Strategy

Strategic planning models exist as blueprints which we can follow when tackling the process of creating a strategic plan. Creating Your Strategy

Designing Your Culture for High Performance

Innovation Excellence

If you follow this column you know that we live in paradoxical times. While our future depends on digital transformations and disruption in every industry, the future of the workplace is human-centered. This particular paradox presents a unique set of issues.

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One week in the life of an innovation manager

Lead Innovation

As external innovation managers, we create the framework conditions in companies to enable innovation. In this article, we give you a brief insight into how we as innovation managers at LEAD Innovation shape our week and work with our customers to create innovation. Innovation manager & -team

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Are You Doing Agile Right?

Leapfrogging

What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? By Upboard. Today, everyone wants to be agile. It’s seen as sexy and cool to be agile, but most people don’t know what the term really means. Still, concepts like agile design and agile software development have taken over the popular zeitgeist recently, and businesses are looking for ways to develop the agile mindset at every possible opportunity.

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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?

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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More Brilliantly Simple Continuous Improvement Techniques

Kainexus

A while back, we wrote about some continuous quality improvement techniques that we love because they are easy but powerful.

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Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.