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7 Reasons to Cut Tech Bloat

Planview

The recent proliferation of digital enterprise tools has allowed organizations to simplify and automate processes, reduce development time, and leverage new efficiencies. Overall, this has been a boon to organizations. But as companies have adopted more standalone tools for nearly every business activity imaginable, their ecosystems have become tangled with apps and software.

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America’s Innovation Readiness Is Not Ready

Bill Fischer

Innovation may be a currently fashionable term, but that does not mean that organizations are prepared for what comes next.

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Why Are Companies That Lose Money Still So Successful?

Harvard Business Review

In a well-functioning capital market, profits should be the sole criterion for firm survival; that is, firms reporting losses should disappear. Of late, however, loss-making firms are highly sought after by investors — often more than some profitable firms. Unicorns, or startups with valuations exceeding a billion dollars, are examples of such loss-making firms.

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We Must Reinvent Our Organizations for A New Era of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In the first half of the 20th century, Alfred Sloan created the modern corporation at General Motors. In many ways, it was based on the military. Senior leadership at headquarters would make plans, while managers at individual units would be allocated resources and made responsible for for achieving mission objectives.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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AI Evolution: Equipping Your Team Today for Tomorrow’s Challenges

Daniel Burrus

A huge buzzword in today’s digital age is “AI” or “artificial intelligence.” AI excites some people and strikes fear in others. Yet whatever your position, this Hard Trend is undeniable and will shape the future of your business or organization in some way. Applications like ChatGPT, deep data algorithms, and others are changing the face of work and how we approach business practices at an unprecedented speed.

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Why Adjacent Innovation is Your Key to Managing Risk and Accelerating Growth

IdeaScale

It’s not easy leading innovation. Especially these days. You need to do more with less. Take risks while guaranteeing results. Keep up with competition through incremental innovation and redefine the industry with radical and disruptive innovation. It’s maddening. Until you find the Goldilocks Zone of adjacent innovation.

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How To Create The IKEA Effect

Innovation Excellence

A Customer Experience That Will Be Appreciated GUEST POST from Shep Hyken When reaching out for customer service and support, most customers still prefer to communicate with a company or brand via the traditional phone call. That said, more and more customers are attracted to and embracing a do-it-yourself customer service experience, known as self-service.

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Discovery Self-Survey: Startup & Technology Scouting

Qmarkets

Considering a new startup relationship management program? Download this practical tool to understand your organization's current approach and capabilities, as well as your needs and requirements for a dedicated software solution.

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IdeaScale Community: Connecting Minds & Igniting Innovation

IdeaScale

Innovation is the lifeblood of success for organizations across industries. However, fostering a culture of innovation requires more than just brainstorming sessions in boardrooms; it demands a platform where ideas can flourish, evolve, and be transformed into actionable strategies.

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How Starbucks Devalued Its Own Brand

Harvard Business Review

Starbucks is struggling. It has strayed from its successful strategy of offering customers exceptional experiences and, in the process, has commoditized itself. This article analyzes where it went wrong and offers ideas for how the company can turn itself around. It holds lessons for other companies that compete by providing customers distinctive experiences.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Creating a Seamless and Unique Customer Experience

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky Most companies recognize that creating a seamless and unique customer experience is key to success in the digital world, but that’s not always easy to do. How can you deliver the optimal digital experience to your users?

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Top 5 Questions About the Project to Product Shift

Planview

When delivery time is slow and unpredictable, demand exceeds capacity, and constraints and dependencies are poorly understood, it’s hard to deliver fast or pivot quickly. And now, paired with a sluggish economic environment, these factors put increasing pressure on anyone who’s focused on creating and delivering business value faster (read: everyone).

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The Origins of Lean and What It Means for Corporations Today

ITONICS

The Lean methodology offers powerful tools for driving efficiency, agility, and innovation. Its principles are rooted in the meticulous practices of the Toyota Production System and later adapted to the demands of software development, startups, and—most recently—corporations. As companies face increasing pressures to deliver high-quality products quickly and economically, understanding the origins and evolution of Lean methodologies provides valuable insights into their enduring relevance and a

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The New Rules of Marketing Across Channels

Harvard Business Review

The Internet and AI tools are transforming marketing communications within a complex, interactive landscape called the echoverse. While marketing has evolved since the proliferation of the Internet, in the echoverse, a diverse network of human and nonhuman actors — consumers, brands, AI agents, and more — continuously interact, influence, and reshape messages across digital platforms.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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Exploring Performance Management

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore Performance management is a tool for managing Performance Zone commitments. These are the outcomes and deliverables that your organization, or for that matter you yourself, are being funded to deliver.

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Essential Operational Excellence Leadership Behaviors

Kainexus

Operational excellence is a management philosophy that focuses on continuously improving an organization's processes, systems, and workflows to optimize performance and deliver value to customers. Operational excellence happens when an organization consistently and reliably outperforms the competition through constant improvement and a dedication to customer value.

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Real Change Requires Intellectual Clarity

Phil McKinney

In today's fast-paced world, where discussions and debates are often reduced to soundbites and tweets, the art of deep, exact thinking has become a rare gem. Think about it—how many times have you watched or participated in a discussion where facts were twisted, oversimplified, or misunderstood altogether? The consequences of such weak thinking permeate not just individual mindsets but society as a whole.

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3 Ways to Build a Culture That Lets High Performers Thrive

Harvard Business Review

Many companies build cultures that are focused on controlling the output of low performers, rather than growing and unlocking everyone’s skills. This approach is low-ROI and ultimately problematic for high-performance cultures. Leaders spend an inordinate amount of time handholding their least productive colleagues, instead of helping their strongest contributors move faster and do more.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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How Eavesdropping Can Unlocked Exponential Growth

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton It’s easy to get caught up in the hunt for unique insights that will transform your business, conquer your competition, and put you on an ever-accelerating path to growth. But sometimes, the most valuable insights can come from listening to customers in their natural environment.

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Innovation Operating Model to Promote Competitive Advantage | ITONICS

ITONICS

Although innovation is a strategic priority, leadership satisfaction with innovation practices is at a record-low 3 percent ( BCG 2024 ). The low satisfaction comes at a time when most companies have well-structured innovation processes, employee and crowd engagement programs, or even specific budgets for AI, digital transformation, or venturing. All seems to be in place, yet is not when we look at our ITONICS Innovation Playbook and Innovation Operating Model.

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6 Critical Elements Your Strategic Plan May Be Missing

Focused Momentum

As a leader in a corporation, non-profit organization, or small business, you understand the importance of strategic planning. It's the roadmap that guides your entity towards its goals, aligning resources and efforts to achieve success. However, many strategic plans fall short because they overlook crucial elements. In this post, we'll explore six critical components that your strategic plan may be missing, potentially holding your organization back from reaching its full potential.

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Choosing Between a Structured or Conversational Interview

Harvard Business Review

It’s critical to avoid the financial burden of making a wrong hire. Two approaches to conducting interviews — structured and conversational — can yield different insights about a candidate. While structured interviews make it easier to compare candidate responses and help ensure each interviewer covers distinct areas without redundancy, they may fall short in uncovering the candidate’s communication style and adaptability to change in a real-world setting.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Success Requires You to Make Time for the Truth

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski Company leaders deserve to know the truth, but they can no longer take the time to learn it.

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Discovery Audit: Startup Relationship Management

Qmarkets

Considering a new startup relationship management program? Download this practical tool to understand your organization's current approach and capabilities, as well as your needs and requirements for a dedicated software solution.

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How to Stand Out in an AI-Dominated World

Stephen Shapiro

I am often asked how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact my business. Of course, it will have a massive impact. When people can get answers quickly and inexpensively through technology, they will often choose that path. In fact, behind the scenes, I often use AI to help accelerate some of my work. For example, I created a custom chatbot that uses the content from my “Invisible Solutions” book to help people quickly reframe their problems.

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How Smaller Companies Can Join the Circular Economy

Harvard Business Review

Even smaller and medium-size enterprises can become more sustainable by finding other companies that need their waste. Pursuing those opportunities — and becoming part of the circular economy — entails four steps: take stock of your materials flow, seek collaboration opportunities, leverage digital marketplaces, and treat going circular as a major change program.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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First Principles Based Leadership – Improving our Contextual Awareness

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise In this series of posts about First Principles Based Leadership, we have already covered the importance of and how to improve our self awareness, social awareness and cultural awareness. In this post, we will explore the importance of context and contextual awareness and how can we become more aware of the contexts that we operate in. We live in a White Water World (as defined by John Seely Brown and Ann Pendleton-Jullian) where our environments tend to change pretty rapidly.

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How a Global Retailer Transformed Software Delivery Execution in 60 Days

Planview

Every organization is seeking ways to continually refine and optimize their technology management and execution strategies to maintain a competitive advantage. One approach that can offer improvements in both these arenas is Value Stream Management (VSM). This methodology offers a comprehensive view of the entire software delivery workflow accompanied by data-driven insights that enable businesses to optimize their operations from planning to delivery.

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The Essential Guide to ISO 56001: A New Standard for Innovation Management

Innovation 360 Group

ISO 56001 Innovation has always been at the core of business growth and competitiveness. With the introduction of ISO 56001, organizations now have a robust framework to ensure their innovation processes are efficient and effective. ISO 56001, a requirements standard, sets the benchmarks for what organizations must do to foster […] The post The Essential Guide to ISO 56001: A New Standard for Innovation Management appeared first on Innovation360.

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AI Success Depends on Tackling “Process Debt”

Harvard Business Review

Typically, organizations in the midst of transformation efforts spend significant time and resources trying to correct massive amounts of “technical debt” — the price of years of short-term decisions and prioritizations that result in an overly complex technological infrastructure. But equally challenging is managing organizations’ often undiscussed “process debt” — the build-up of often antiquated, functionally isolated, and customer-disconnected ways of doing work.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!