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When Not to Innovate

IdeaScale

While many of your products and services will need to evolve, not every wheel needs to be reinvented. Or, not at the present moment. In your effort to maintain your competitive edge, you and your team are sure to be brainstorming what’s next. While ongoing innovation is essential for sustainability, you must ensure you [.].

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7 Ways to Embrace Delegation as a Skill to Strengthen Remote Teams

CMOE

Delegation is the most important skill to master when working with remote teams. If you want your remote team to excel, you need to be able to trust them and set them up for success by giving them the space they need to grow and learn. Delegation is a skill that many managers struggle with because it requires trust and selflessness—two things that are hard to cultivate when working with someone who isn’t physically present.

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Lobsters and the Wisdom of Ignoring Your Customers

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Being the smart innovator (and businessperson) you are, you know it’s important to talk to customers. You also know it’s important to listen to them. It’s also important to ignore your customers. (Sometimes) Customers will tell you what the problem is. If you stay curious and ask follow-up questions (Why? […].

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What makes the Innovation Ecosystem different?

Paul Hobcraft

In the past few months, I have been writing consistently on the need to change our innovating process, thinking and designs into Innovation Ecosystem ones. Source: tmforum.org. In October, for example, I wrote, “ Why do we need to change our thinking about innovation “ I continue here with some more arguments of “why” we need to move towards an innovation ecosystem in design and thinking.

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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 Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back.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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4 Reasons Why Looking 'Different' Helped Me Become a Stronger Leader

Entrepreneur - Innovation

People who feel like they don't "fit in" often struggle in social situations. Yet, this plight can also be the single best developer of leadership skills any ambitious, hard-working entrepreneur could hope for.

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If you want someone to make a decision, give them fewer choices

Idea to Value

We often think that giving people more choices is better than having fewer choices. After all, wouldn’t we all want to have the option of getting something perfectly suited to our desires, than having to settle for what is available on the shelf? However, research has shown that if you want people to make a decision, sometimes having too many choices can make people less willing to make a decision at all.

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The True Nature of Digital Transformation

Faisal Hoque

Reinvention involves much more than technology.

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FigJam Templates for Innovation and Design Thinking

InnovationTraining.org

We share some of the best templates for their whiteboard tool. In terms of a robust digital whiteboard tool, FigJam by Figma is one of the best. In today’s article, we’ll share some of our favorite templates that you can use with FigJam to build out your own innovation or design thinking events, workshops, and meetings. 1. User Persona Template.

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Are You Doing Enough to Keep Your Talent With You?

Collectivecamp

Retaining talent can contribute to the long-term success of businesses and organizations. Yet according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s report on job trends, The Great Resignation in 2021, where over 47 million workers left their jobs, has led to a decline in labor force participation rates.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Surrounded: When disruption hits on all sides (Part 2)

Christensen Institute

In Part 1 of this blog series, I highlighted that disruption in health care is increasingly present at many points along the consumer value chain. Key takeaways to recall from that first post are as follows: Disruption doesn’t stop where it starts. New entrants are rewriting the rules of competition and have asset-light business models with which incumbents must now compete.

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How Generative AI Is Changing Creative Work

Harvard Business Review

It may soon be standard practice for AI tools — such as GPT-3 and DALL-E — to provide first drafts of emails, articles, reports, blog posts, presentations, videos, and more.

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A Day in the Life of Analytics Engineer, Kaley Coddens

Planview

At Planview, we truly believe anything is possible when people work together on the things that matter most. When we break down silos and collaborate across all levels, functions, and borders, we see our people succeed. When our people succeed, so does our business. Our analytics teams play a central role in collaborating with teams across the enterprise and supporting our global teams.

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Leading Innovation Through Crises with Dr. Stephen Tang

Viima

We’re continuing our series of interviews with leading innovation experts. This time we’re interviewing Dr. Stephen Tang on leading through crises and embracing innovation in the process of doing so. He originally earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering and later added an MBA from Wharton, and he has a long and storied career spanning over three decades.

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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 one pledge leaders should make at this year’s climate conference?

Christensen Institute

What if world leaders pledged that there would be no major climate conference in 2023 unless certain climate goals are met after this year’s conference? In essence, no COP28 if COP27 promises and pledges go unfulfilled. It’s no secret that since 1995, when the first COP event was held, annual global CO2 emissions have risen by more than 50%. As Michael Horn and I highlighted in this article in June, even though more than 99% of scientists agree that climate change is serious and that humans are

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The Indispensable Role of Middle Management in Lean

Kainexus

Many organizations that seek to implement the Lean business methodology find that their structure is too rigid and bureaucratic to effectively support or sustain Lean principles. Those that overcome this challenge often start by reimagining the role of middle managers, evolving them from "enforcers" to enablers and coaches of front-line workers and supervisors.

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Research: In Supplier Negotiations, Lying Is Contagious

Harvard Business Review

You might want to be careful about who you’re doing business with, because in the end, your behavior is likely to be influenced by theirs.

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Using Leading and Lagging Indicators to Drive Your Business Forward

Innovation Excellence

You get what you measure, so make sure you’re tracking the right things. GUEST POST from Soren Kaplan I’ve seen a lot of organizations create strategies, programs, and projects focused on optimizing operations, streamlining processes, and driving innovation. Leadership teams put lots of energy coming up with the next big thing. But amazingly few teams […].

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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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How President Lula da Silva should help the poor in Brazil this time?

Christensen Institute

On January 1, 2023, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) will take the reins as Brazil’s next president. Hard to believe he was in prison just four years ago, but that isn’t stopping him from already making big promises. For instance, Lula plans to raise the minimum wage and to reverse the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. It’s unclear, however, how Brazil will pay for Lula’s promises.

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The Most Effective Quality to Enable Sales Success Is Empathy

Tullio Siragusa

The Most Effective Quality to Enable Sales Success Is Empathy. The root of Design Thinking is empathy. Design Thinking is a customer-centered approach to problem-solving that can be applied to a wide range of fields, including marketing and sales. Design Thinking can help to drive sales because it is centered on leveraging empathy. In this blog we are going to explore three things.

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Startups Need an ESG Strategy

Harvard Business Review

It’s tempting to put it off until the business is more mature, but starting early will help you build a competitive advantage.

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Why Small Teams Kick Ass

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski When you want new thinking or rapid progress, create a small team. When you have a small team, they manage the handoffs on their own and help each other. Small teams hold themselves accountable. With small teams, one member’s problem becomes everyone’s problem in record time. Small teams can’t work […].

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Kelly Goetch, 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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5 Key Ways to Create an Innovation Culture

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here are five ways to ensure innovation is a part of your business.

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How to keep the history of learner-centered education from repeating itself

Christensen Institute

Key point: This week, the Christensen Institute and Education Reimagined released a new paper on how value networks either help or hinder learner-centered models. In the 1920s, an educator named Helen Parkhurst set out to create a new instructional model to correct shortcomings in the relatively new system of age-graded public schools. She drew inspiration from Maria Montessori and other “progressives” of her time, and many of the features of her model will look familiar to today’s advocates for

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How Maersk Designed a More Resilient Supply Chain

Harvard Business Review

In 2021, the shipping giant launched an innovation center to contend with current and future challenges.

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Management Accountability in Two Dimensions

Innovation Excellence

Performance and Power GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore In Silicon Valley, we talk a lot about leadership but perhaps not enough about management. That’s because we are famous for working the fuzzy front end of things, where management is premature and leadership is paramount. But to have real impact on the world, you must […].

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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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Unfreeze the Middle - Extend Your Influence and Create Culture Beyond Your Direct Influence

Innov8rs

Innov8rs |. Organizations underestimate the mindsets that need to be in place to utilize the millions in investments they’re making in innovation. Too often, when innovation ideas leave innovation teams and need support from the organization at large on their way to market, they get stuck. In other words, new ideas are likely to meet the "frozen middle" resistance.

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How to Get the Best from Crowdsourcing

Flying Fish Lab

If you have not commissioned or participated in a Crowdsourcing contest yet, you are missing out! Here are a few reasons why: Many organisations see “Crowdsourcing” as a buzzword that is complex and difficult to get great results from. Asking a crowd to help you solve your challenge will: • Offer you a diverse set of possibilities. • Help you reframe the issue. • Allow you to create breakthrough.

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Using Simulations to Upskill Employees

Harvard Business Review

These immersive, true-to-life scenarios help people practice skills in situations that replicate job conditions.