Sat.Sep 28, 2019 - Fri.Oct 04, 2019

Future-proof your organization with biomimicry thinking

Board of Innovation

Why nature is an untapped resource that innovators could use to inspire the next sustainable, successful, disruptive business idea. The post Future-proof your organization with biomimicry thinking appeared first on Board of Innovation. Inspiration trends

Types of Innovation – The Ultimate Guide with Definitions and Examples

Viima

Innovation can be a confusing topic because there are so many different kinds of innovations out there and everyone seems to use the term differently. Innovation Innovation Management Types of Innovation

Five Strengths of Innovation Leaders

InnovationManagement

Highly innovative leaders need to share a clear vision, practice effective communication, and make a commitment to roll imagination into reality. The post Five Strengths of Innovation Leaders appeared first on Innovation Management.

Is Your Innovation Training Program All It Could Be?

IdeaScale

Businesses can no longer ignore innovation and hope to remain competitive. If only innovation were as easy as snapping our fingers!?. It isn’t just tech companies and startups that are emphasizing innovation, but businesses in all industries and of all sizes.

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 Power Of A Question

Digital Tonto

While answers tend to close a discussion, questions help us open new doors and can lead to genuine breakthroughs Related posts: The Power of Synthesis and the Problem with Experts. How Google. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

4 Signs It’s Time to Hire an Innovation Management Consultant

IdeaScale

Innovation management consulting has emerged as a profession as businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations have started prioritizing innovation. Innovation management consultants help organizations establish innovation programs and keep innovation on track.

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Increasing innovation focus on the end-user segments within the energy transition story

Paul Hobcraft

Source of visual used: [link]. When you investigate and research the energy transition that is underway, the higher focus to date has been on the progress to replace fossil fuel with renewable power generation technologies.

How bad ideas can lead to good ideas

Exago

Most people will have heard the basic mantra of brainstorming: there is no such thing as a bad idea. With this premise in mind, people are encouraged to share any idea without fear of ridicule or judgement.

How A Networked Culture Drives Innovation

Innovation Excellence

In Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance, the bestselling memoir of the his historic turnaround at IBM, Lou Gerstner wrote, “I came to see, in my time at IBM, culture isn’t just one aspect of the game—It is the game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to.

3 Questions You Need to Ask Before Creating an Innovation Roadmap

Leapfrogging

Driving True Innovation Within Your Organization Means You Must Outline Your Goals and Priorities Clearly. In January 1996, two Stanford PhD students started working on a research project that would change the world. They nicknamed their project BackRub, because it checked backlinks of websites to determine their importance. Today, that project has become known as Google and its two founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have completely changed the way the world works.

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.

Join me at the Global Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit

Braden Kelley

Want to learn how to bring a design mindset to healthcare for innovation?

Innovation Management Software: 4 Essential Components

IdeaScale

Businesses are rapidly realizing that innovation isn’t something that “strikes,” but something that can be encouraged, generated, and managed for the good of the company, its employees, and its customers. Innovation colors outside the lines and thinks outside the box.

The Age of Innovation is Here to Stay, Are You Prepared for It?

Innovation Excellence

The Personal Computer and the Internet have, without a doubt, revolutionized business in the last 25 years. For most of us, it’s now impossible to think of the business world without all of the technology and the services built on top of these two innovations.

What is a hackathon?

Lead Innovation

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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!

Are Gas Stations the Future of Starbucks?

Braden Kelley

Recently the Seattle Times published an article from the Washington Post highlighting a gas station in Maryland that has made the bold move of turning off its gas pumps and installing electric charging stations in their place.

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The Future of Smart Cities

Leapfrogging

Our communities are getting really smart. Here’s what to expect. I’m sitting here in a large convention center in Los Angeles about to deliver the closing keynote at the Southern California Public Power Authority annual conference.

Book Review: What about the Future? by Fred Phillips

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm returning today to one of my favorite activities - a book review. Good books are simply too rare, and good books about topics important to innovators are unfortunately even more rare. However, I'm happy to say that I've just read a book about understanding the future that should be read by anyone interested in foresighting, forecasting or scenario planning.

5 Psychological Traits of Highly Innovative Organizations

Innovation Excellence

When creating an innovation team, we often put a lot of thought and effort into bringing the right functional expertise together. Making sure we have diverse marketing, design, engineering, product supply, finance, research and innovation working together early in the process is certainly smart.

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.

10 Walt Disney Quotes That Could Boost Your Small Business

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The iconic American entrepreneur had some magical insights about success. Leadership

How Big Companies and Startups Use “Co-Creation” to Innovate

Leapfrogging

The latest research says “co-creation” is an untapped opportunity for innovation. Here’s how to do it. When I ran the internal strategy consulting group at HP, we constantly asked ourselves, “how can we get our $40 billion global behemoth operating more like a startup?” ” That’s because like most big companies, we struggled with risk-taking and moving fast. Startups have different issues. Many upstarts struggle for funding. Everything is scrappy.

How USTER achieved employee engagement of 70%

Ideanote

USTER’s dedication to innovation is evident not only from its prominent role as a market leader within the industry of textile machinery, numerous patents and 4500 happy customers worldwide but also engagement on their Ideanote space.

Planning for the Most Important Customer of a Corporate Innovation Program

Innovation Excellence

Top corporations spend almost $825Bn on innovation, yet 19 out of 20 innovation efforts fail. Given its (often existential) importance and focus, why is innovation success so scarce?

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?

7 Modern Trends That Are Innovating Traditional Workplaces

InnovationManagement

The workplace of today little resembles the cubicles of yesteryear. More people telecommute and enjoy flextime options. Rather than a traditional top-down structure, many companies embrace a more democratic arrangement.

How Benchmarking Against Market Leaders Can Drive Business Success

Leapfrogging

What is benchmarking, and what tools and templates can businesses use to benchmark more effectively? What you don’t know can hurt you. This is especially true in business. If you aren’t aware of what’s going on around you as a business leader, you may risk being left behind by your competitors. Even worse, your business may end up being disrupted by the next big innovation that comes on the market. So what do you do when you want to find out how your business is doing?

What should you know about cloud computing?

Lead Innovation

The IT requirements of a business today are high and continue to rise. In the meantime, many companies are already seeking their salvation in the cloud. This article gives you an insight into cloud computing and points out the most important advantages and disadvantages.

Biomedical AIntrepreneurship update and challenges

Innovation Excellence

Biomedical AIntrepreneurship describes the practice of creating AI products and services to solve bioscience (drugs and devices) and clinical problems.

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.

Five Pieces of Advice to Jumpstart Your October

Innovation Leader

As the third quarter of 2019 comes to a close, innovators approach the future with positivity. Looking for other ways to share the optimism? Get advice here

Silicon Valley’s Next Target: Disrupt the Construction and Real Estate Industries

Leapfrogging

‘Construction Tech’ and ‘Real Estate Tech’ are the next greenfield market spaces. Every industry, every company, and every leader must recognize one simple fact: every product, service, process, and business model will be disrupted–it’s just a matter of time. Companies that think they’re immune to the trends and technologies upending every industry on the planet risk the same thing: obsolescence. There’s no hiding from disruption.

Innovative Ideas for Boosting Your Site & Brand

InnovationManagement

Business owners can boost the visibility of their digital assets by taking advantage of a few helpful practices. The post Innovative Ideas for Boosting Your Site & Brand appeared first on Innovation Management. Trend Alert audience engagement brand recognition content development copywriting CSR expertise marketing social responsibility user experience UX web design writing

Get Ready for the Largest Divide Man Has Ever Faced

Innovation Excellence

According to one of the most detailed studies of A.I.’s ’s adoption, the benefits and the risks are much greater than anything we’ve ever imagined. Are you prepared? The din of AI seems to be everywhere.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.