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Is Micromanagement Why Your Innovation Program is Failing?

IdeaScale

“It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do." ? Steve Jobs. Micromanagement can have devastating consequences for both employees and organizations. Unfortunately, many leaders adopt micromanagement, believing it will optimize and accelerate results. Even if [.].

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Three HOW MIGHT WE Alternatives That Actually Spark Creative Ideas

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Q: How might we brainstorm new ideas to serve our customers better? A: Have a brainstorming session that starts with “How Might We help customers [Job to be Done/problem]?” If only it were that simple. How Might We (HMW) is an incredible tool (not BS, as some would assert), but we misuse it. We […].

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What are the most common foresight biases and how can you avoid them?

HYPE Innovation

Foresight is all about paying attention to certain insights, signals, and trends. It also means disregarding or prioritizing some sources of data over others, correctly interpreting information to reach conclusions, and using all that data to make decisions about the future.

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Strategy Without Purpose Will Always Fail

Digital Tonto

We usually think of strategy as a rational, analytic activity, with teams of MBA’s poring over spreadsheets or generals standing before maps. Yet if we fail to take into account human agency and dignity, we’re missing the boat. Strategy without purpose is doomed to fail in the end, however clever the calculations, because eventually the real world will intrude.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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How to Increase Employee Engagement and Productivity at Your Business

Qmarkets

You’ve probably heard the term ‘Quiet Quitting ‘ being thrown around by the media recently. It refers to employees who do the bare minimum required of them and nothing more. It’s an issue that might have been exacerbated by the pandemic and economic uncertainty, but it’s by no means a new phenomenon. Quiet quitters are a classic example of poorly engaged employees.

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8 Leadership Styles for Your Team and Business Results

CMOE

When less than half of all team members consider their organization’s leadership practices to be highly effective, leaders at every level of every organization must examine their current leadership behaviors and create a flexible approach to leadership that will have the right impact on today’s teams and team members. The way you lead plays a pivotal role in how your team and company perform.

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Have the Courage to be Wrong

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski When you were wrong, the outcome was different than you thought. When the outcome was different than you thought, there was uncertainty as the work was new. When there was uncertainty, you knew there would be learning. When you were afraid of learning, you were afraid to be wrong. And […].

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Let’s Get Together Again! Why In-Person Meetings Are Still Important

Innovators Alliance

Many organizations are facing a dilemma: 60 percent of employees do not want to come back to the workplace after working remotely for two and a half years. At Innovators Alliance, we are seeing a similar reluctance to get back together in person, so let ’ s take a closer look at this trend and how to resolve it. The Value of In-Person Meetings. According to Forbes magazine , some meetings work better in person, such as discussions of complex topics and innovations.

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How to Use Open Innovation for Startup Scouting

ITONICS

By creating effective channels for startups to contribute towards your next-generation products, services, and business model, organizations can tap into new innovation and collaboration opportunities. In this blog, you’ll learn more about using open innovation as an efficient way to scout startups.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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The ladder of “No”

Idea to Value

As companies grow, it is inevitable that more hierarchies will be created. This is because after a certain size, it is essentially impossible to keep track of the relationships between everyone and what everyone is working on. Contrary to popular belief, hierarchy is not always a negative. In fact, as Start-ups grow, they will eventually need to develop layers of management to stay productive and efficient.

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What are the most common foresight biases and how can you avoid them?

HYPE Innovation

Foresight is all about paying attention to certain insights, signals, and trends. It also means disregarding or prioritizing some sources of data over others, correctly interpreting information to reach conclusions, and using all that data to make decisions about the future.

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Data Innovation in Manufacturing Requires Integration

Tullio Siragusa

Data Innovation in Manufacturing Requires Integration. Manufacturing industries deal in creating or producing goods with various machines, technological tools, labor, and equipment. Technology that helps in connecting with suppliers for materials and managing product data with a digital platform makes the process faster, and more efficient. Engineering and manufacturing are complex fields where there is an intersection of people and technologies.

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What’s causing the largest energy deficit in the world? And how to address it.

Christensen Institute

Nigeria has the largest energy deficit in the world , and despite the considerable amount of money invested in the sector in the last two decades, only slight improvement has been recorded. Because of its potential to be both affordable long-term and renewable, solar energy is considered one of the main ways for Nigeria to reach its electricity goals.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Opportunity cost

Idea to Value

Every choice you make comes with trade-offs. This is especially true when it comes to strategic decisions around innovation. If you choose to spend your time, focus, effort and money developing one idea or innovation, it means you cannot spend those same resources on other ideas. Therefore, you must give up the opportunity to do something else in order to work on your innovation.

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4 Tips for High-Ed Marketers to Engage Prospective Students

Brunner

Be Positively Disruptive. Millennials have passed the social media-obsessed crown onto GenZ, who are quickly taking over the landscape with endless new socials at their fingertips. This usually leads Universities to think that they need to be everyone and anywhere their audiences are, but that is impractical and resource-constraining. This is where a well-thought-out strategy comes into play.

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A Day in the Life of Demand Generation Specialist, Anthony Fowler

Planview

Successful, happy teams create incredible work, and the marketing and demand generation teams at Planview do exactly that. Today in our Day in the Life series, we’re spotlighting someone who’s been on a couple of teams at Planview. Based out of Colorado, Anthony Fowler has worked on our sales team in the past and now serves as one of our Demand Generation Specialists on the Marketing team.

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The Ansoff Matrix: 4 Growth Strategies Explained (With Examples)

Cascade Strategy

TL; DR Summary. Ansoff Matrix is a popular strategic framework for decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and business managers tasked with evaluating opportunities for business growth. Marketing teams can also use it in the marketing planning phase. Pros : Simple to use and easy to understand, helps stakeholders understand the level of risk associated with different strategies.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Remote Work Doesn't Stifle Innovation — Overlooking These Best Practices Will.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Apple and Google think remote work isn't good for innovation, but research suggests the opposite can be true. Assuming innovation requires physical proximity is an outdated traditionalist approach. Here's why.

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Monitoring Individual Employees Isn’t the Way to Boost Productivity

Harvard Business Review

Instead, companies should use data on how their teams collectively work to find where bottlenecks, breakdowns, and bad design are making work harder and slower.

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What is Reverse Innovation, and Is It For You?

Viima

When you think of innovation, you probably think of high-income countries that have both the technology and the financial means to make innovation happen. It’s rare that we associate low-income countries with innovation as these countries are mostly regarded as sole beneficiaries of innovations deployed by developed countries. Many companies are reluctant to invest in developing countries, and those that decide to enter these new territories, have a low rate of success.

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Reset and Reconnect to Transform your World

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack Our blog, Reset and Reconnect in a Chaotic World was the first in a series of three, on the theme of reconnecting and resetting, to create, invent and innovate in an increasingly chaotic world. In this blog, we described how we have opportunities, to focus on being kinder to both ourselves and […].

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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Change Is Good: Business Evolution Is Not For The Faint-Hearted

Entrepreneur - Innovation

If a business is to grow, it needs to be ready and right-size itself to enable it to grow. But what does it mean to right size for growth?

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What Great Remote Managers Do Differently

Harvard Business Review

Remote work brought a subtle but important shift in how employees expect their managers to work with them.

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How Innovation Governance Elevates Your Innovation Teams’ Performance

ITONICS

Do you know how your innovation teams spend their time and your resources ? Most probably, you do not know exactly. That’s ok as long as they deliver the right results. Yet, are they performing really?

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The Role of Instagram in Customer Experience

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Part of what fuels a good customer experience is the content experience. That’s where companies and brands serve up content in numerous ways, which could include (but is not limited to) articles, blogs, text messages, newsletters, YouTube videos, podcasts, TikTok content, Tweets, LinkedIn posts and the subject of this article, […].

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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Schools should focus on progress, not on finding problems

Christensen Institute

A new skirmish is emerging in education reform. Some want students to not only learn how to solve problems but also how to find them. Others fear that training students to seek out problems is creating ruinous pessimism. There’s a better way forward that splits the difference between the two camps. It relies on ensuring that students develop agency—not learned helplessness—by seeking to make progress in the mold of an American ideal.

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How Google Approaches Supplier Diversity

Harvard Business Review

To overcome challenges of scale, the company pairs new and veteran suppliers in formal mentoring relationships.

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The Near Future. Step Inside

Phil McKinney

We are living in an innovation-driven world. As the rate of invention speeds up, our ability to predict the timing becomes more difficult. More uncertain. And we face greater risks. We can no longer rely on the patterns of the past to give us clues about the future. We have to be more proactive. We have to be more diligent. We have to be more open-minded.