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2 Steps You Must Follow Before Coming Up With Your “Big Idea”

Econic

It was a beautiful fall day when I came across a study that opened my eyes to the defining problem of the next decade – mental health in the workplace.

How to Awaken Curiosity and Activate Your Inner Anthropologist

Innovation 360 Group

This month we’re featuring a guest post by Melbourne-based Licensed Practitioner and Green Belt Greg Collier.

Need radical ideas? Don’t trust the experts!

Innovation Excellence

Do you know the feeling that when you are looking for novel or radical ideas every time you do an ideation session amongst your employees the winning ideas are incremental ones?

7 Global Food Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

The global food market is blazing. Last year was a golden year for food tech startups. According to PitchBook, 2018 set a decade-high record for VC investment in the space with food startups such as unicorn DoorDash and Instacart valued at $4.4B.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Great Women Innovators and Pioneers – the Quiz

Destination Innovation

Women are under-represented in the lists of great inventors, innovators and pioneers. How many can you name in this quiz? Who was the first woman to be elected head of state in modern history?

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10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 5: Evaluation and Recognition

HYPE Innovation

INTRODUCTION. This is the fifth and final part of the broader series on the 10 Rules of Innovation Management.

4 Ways To Invest In Your Employees’ Creativity

IdeaScale

Is your organization centralized or decentralized when it comes to innovation? In a company where innovation is centralized, a specific department is tasked with innovating for the entire organization.

Marketing Lessons from David and Goliath

Destination Innovation

Let’s start this marketing innovation blog with a Bible story from the book of Samuel. Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Sokoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh and Azekah.

Be Hard To Kill

Game-Changer

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. This is for all of you who feel miserable, are doubting yourself and feel like giving up. Please don’t. Entrepreneurship, doing anything that changes the games, is hard! Innovation is messy , it doesn’t happen in a straight line.

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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.

Why taking your best shot is all wrong in innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

I was speaking with a prospective client recently and was dismayed to hear them talk about innovation in a manner that seems to suggest innovation is a "one and done" activity. Then a good friend introduced me to the book Loonshots, which I haven't read, but did listen to a podcast about. I'm not here to review Loonshots, but I do want to debunk the idea of innovation and its connotation to "shots" of any kind. We use this kind of language all the time - "take your best shot".

How Crowdsourcing Can Enhance Innovation Performance

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is becoming increasingly popular in today’s business world.

Lesson 11 from true innovation managers. This is your final goal

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together pieces of wisdom from our clients, innovation managers, to truly bring innovation together. Finally, we reach Lesson 11. The post Lesson 11 from true innovation managers. This is your final goal appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago business transformation employees engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation management innovation-journey innovation-results purpose

We Need to Re-engineer Our Organizations for a New Era of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

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.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

We Need To Stop Glorifying Failure. Here’s What To Do Instead

Digital Tonto

The truth is that you never really have to fail because, if you make your efforts sustainable, you can always learn from mistakes and try again Related posts: The Failure of Strategy (and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Transformation

Top Challenges for Open Innovation and How to Solve Them

IdeaScale

Sometimes an innovation finds you. Innovation works best when it incorporates a broad network of perspectives. Open innovation, where a company invites outside groups such as academic organizations and non-profits to offer ideas to address challenges, can be a superb way to get those perspectives.

Common Excuses for Neglecting the Continuous Improvement Cycle

Kainexus

Every business leader we talk to says that they would like to achieve continuous improvement. We’ve never heard one yet say, “Nah, who needs that?” But, strangely, not every organization has implemented a structure to support improvement or worked to develop a culture that values it.

Creativity comes from an open mind, not an open space

Innovation Excellence

The newly elected members of Congress don’t have to worry about working in an open space office environment. Instead, they cross their fingers and hope they get an office with a view. Those who are not running for reelection or lame ducks sit in cubes until the new sesion starts.

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.

The Future of Innovation: Learning to Lead with Heart

InnovationManagement

Design Thinking (DT), (also known as human-centered design) is an innovation process used to evolve products and services in business and social impact sectors.

4 Ways To Invest In Your Employees’ Creativity

IdeaScale

Is your organization centralized or decentralized when it comes to innovation? In a company where innovation is centralized, a specific department is tasked with innovating for the entire organization.

20 Ways to Think & Act Like an Innovator

The Future Shapers

1 – DARE TO BE DIFFERENT (even a little crazy). Do you remember Apple’s ”Think Different” campaign from -97? The one in which Apple pays homage to what Steve Jobs called ”The crazy ones”. Have a look! To innovate means to introduce something new of value to the market.

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Four Things You Need to Know About Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Innovation Excellence

In the seven years since IBM’s Watson beat two human champions in the game show Jeopardy, cognitive technologies have gone from a science fiction pipe-dream to a platform for essential business initiatives.

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.

Why Does a Door Need Instructions? Seriously!

Mills-Scofield

If you’re willing, the next time you get to a door, stop. What’s your initial reaction? Push it? Pull it? Doors are one of my favorite examples of lousy design. Shouldn’t opening a door be intuitive? We really need instructions to go through a door? Really??

5 innovative ways to hack your business model

Board of Innovation

Innovation is often associated with the creation of new products and services. However, this type of innovation fails to provide the highest return on investment. Take a look at these 5 unique business models and learn why innovating your business model is a great investment. The post 5 innovative ways to hack your business model appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise Business model Business Model Innovation innovative business models

Why Losing Amazon’s HQ2 Might Not Be So Bad For New York After All

Digital Tonto

There are things far more important to businesses than than tax incentives Related posts: Are We Losing the Will to Innovate? Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Shows Why Every Industry Needs. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems

The Missing Step for Start-ups Who Want to Scale-up

Innovation Excellence

Last November, I attended the speech of David Skok at Web Summit 2018: it was related to startups scale-up in B2B business. I’m sensitive to the topic, being a participant of the Scale-Up Peer Group, and having drafted the Scale-Up Canvas for intrapreneurs who want to scale-up.

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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!