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12 open innovation best practices for the year to come


Did you know that not that long ago, drones were one of the bestselling Christmas presents ? Open Innovation

How Can Business Transformation Reduce Costs?


Our recent conversations with business leaders clearly show that the disruption of COVID-19 and changing market conditions have left them thinking about costs in a different light. The "new normal" has forced them to shift from simple cost reduction to cost transformation.


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Spotting Frauds and Hucksters

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Within hours of planes crashing into the World Trade Center on 9-11, stories began circulating that it was not, in fact, the planes that caused the towers to collapse, but explosives planted inside by someone with access.

Uncovering Hidden Risks: Three Challenges

Michael Roberto

I've argued that leaders need to become more proactive problem finders if they wish to avert surprising failures in their organization. They need to seek out and uncover hidden risks. Unfortunately, as humans, we struggle with regard to how we cope with risk.

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Bauer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

The External Innovation Partners You Need Most


Partnering with third-party subject-matter experts delivers a variety of benefits. The type of partners that will benefit your organization will vary greatly depending on factors such as your industry, tenure, objectives, and budget.

Time for Innovation 2.0

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been writing about innovation for close to 20 years. During most of that time, I've had the good fortune to lead innovation projects for clients as well.

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3 Startups Making a Big Difference with Small Innovations

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Most innovation is not a game-changer or breakthrough in nature. It is about creating novel and valuable solutions to problems and small but effective adaptations to processes, ways of working and models. Starting a Business

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski When you don’t know what to do, what do you do? This is a difficult question. Here are some thoughts that may help you figure out what to do when you really don’t know. Don’t confuse activity with progress.

Leading Change: The Old Way vs. The New Way


If there is one thing that we can count on, it is that things will change. Especially in the last two years, how and where we work has changed, and the workforce itself is decidedly different.

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

Idea to Value

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” ” A few weeks ago, I came across a fantastic quote on creativity in an interview Todd Henry ‘s podcast and Joey Cofone.

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

3 Ancient Wisdoms We Needed To Leave Behind To Create The Modern World

Digital Tonto

If you were a person of sophistication and education in the 19th century, your world view was based on certain axiomatic truths, such as parallel lines never cross, logical propositions are either true or false and "bad airs" made people sick.

Career Innovation Through Continuous Learning Platforms

Tullio Siragusa

Career Innovation Through Continuous Learning Platforms. Learning is a continuous process that is not confined to the classroom alone. Digitization of learning platforms has brought innovation to education.

Music Can Make You a More Effective Leader

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken You don’t have to be a rock star with an album that makes millions to say, “Music changed my life.” ” You can be the leader of an organization, searching for a way to overcome an obstacle or challenge plaguing you—potentially for years.

Business Process Improvement Examples: 34 Actionable Ideas


When leaders consider implementing a structured business process improvement methodology , one of the challenges they often face is explaining to employees what types of opportunities to consider. Usually, there are some apparent needs that people attack immediately.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Bright Sparks can become a Galaxy of Stars


Who has surprised you on the upside with their leadership skills? The first 1000 Days of this decade has tested leadership on a (Feed generated with FetchRSS

Making personal finances fun!

Innovation 360 Group

Rise Up is a start-up that empowers people to build confidence and to inject a little fun into managing their finances. The post Making personal finances fun! appeared first on Innovation360. Finnovate Show

Human-Centered Design and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

by Braden Kelley Recently I had the opportunity to interview Mauro Porcini, author of the new book The Human Side of Innovation: The Power of People in Love with People. Mauro Porcini is PepsiCo’s first ever Chief Design Officer.

How Visual Management Tools Start & Sustain Improvement


Visual management tools surround us. Although they are so ubiquitous, we might not even think about them. For example, when your car is about to run out of gas, a light will alert you to the problem. Your fitness app may even show you how close you are to your daily goal.

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The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.



At ImagineNation we are celebrating 10 years as a global innovation consultancy, learning, and coaching company. During this time, we’ve identified some of the common patterns that people demonstrate as a result of feeling uncomfortable, frozen, inert, stubborn, and resistant to innovation.


Growing Innovation across Government Agencies



Ice Cream Dreams

Innovation Excellence

The surprising innovation stories behind that sunny afternoon delight GUEST POST from John Bessant Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness — and those rare but wonderful days when the sun smiles down benignly. Strolling in the park, absorbing the warmth my attention was taken by an ice cream.

Build What Customers Love, And The Money Will Follow


Even though we talk about improving profitability and our customers benefit from the profitable new ideas we help them generate or generate for them, there are still a lot of creative ideas that, when they are first conceived, have nothing to do with profitability.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

How can AFE modernization help the oil and gas industry?


The Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) business process plays a vital role in the energy sector, particularly the oil and gas (O&G) industry.

An Executive’s Perspective on VSM: Best Practices for Moving from Project to Product

Planview Blog

Shifting from project to product and implementing value stream management requires buy-in across the organization, including senior executives.

3 Mind-Blowing Things I Learned in Nebraska

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton In the Before Times, we attended conferences to learn, make connections, and promote ourselves and our businesses. Then COVID hit, and conferences became virtual. Although that made them easier to attend, it also made them easier to skip.

Big Company Frustration Over Applied Innovation

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

Revealing Paradoxes Within Consumer Packaged Goods Pachyderms “The consumer packaged goods industry grew 10.3 percent in 2020 and small manufacturers accounted for nearly one-third of that growth whereas large manufacturers saw their share reduced for the fifth consecutive year.” ” —George Anderson, RetailWire [1]. It doesn’t seem possible that a startup composed o

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

Digitizing Inspection Activity with Modern Inspection Apps for Businesses


Inspections are a routine part of daily work in every industry. Ensuring things are running smoothly and compliance regulations are being adhered to is significant for business operations to run well.

How Travel Improves Creativity

Carla Johnson

October 25, 2022 I can still remember my first big travel adventure as a kid. It was the summer between first and second grade. My dad took a week off of work, which is a big deal for a farmer in the summer. Mom packed suitcases and stuffed sandwiches into fold-over baggies.

Top 10 Human-Centered Change & Innovation Articles of October 2022

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month, we will profile the ten articles from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Human-Centered Change & Innovation. We also publish a weekly Top 5 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are October’s […]. Change Digital Transformation Innovation Top 10 branding future Leadership marketing metrics praise resiliency Strategy success Tik Tok

The Challenge Creative People Face

Idea Champions

Here is one of the biggest challenges creative people face: finding the right balance between spontaneity and planning. Spontaneity, while a huge part of the creative process, can also be a huge curse.

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.