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Overcoming the Innovation Paradox: Three key reasons why Large Organisations Struggle to Stay Ahead

Cris Beswick

In the modern business world, where disruption is the norm and change is relentless, the ability to continuously drive innovation-led growth has become the ultimate competitive advantage. Yet, for many large, established organisations, the pursuit of building innovation capability and embedding it into organisational culture remains an elusive and often frustrating endeavour.

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Returning to the Hierarchy of Business Ecosystems

Paul Hobcraft

Building out the Hierarchy of Business Ecosystems In January of this year, I introduced the thinking behind “the Hierarchy of Business Ecosystem needs.” This framework was outlined initially in a series of seven posts on my dedicated ecosystem posting site. On this posting site, I provided numerous supporting posts in “given” areas of Business Ecosystems that covered some areas I felt were important explainers.

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Incremental Vs. Radical Innovation: Which One Is Right for You?

Carla Johnson

April 23, 2024 Picture this: You’re at the innovation crossroads, where the destiny of your business hangs in the balance. Every organization walks this path, each with its own mix of challenges and opportunities. The million-dollar question: incremental vs. radical innovation? Your road to success lies in mastering the art of blending these two approaches.

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Innovation’s Underdogs: The Creative Economy’s Quiet Revolution

IdeaScale

In the colorful world of the creative economy—a place where art, smarts, and new ideas mix together—something pretty exciting is happening. It's not just about painting or music anymore; this world stretches into advertising, designing everything from websites to buildings, changing the story of what jobs are important.

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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

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty 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 of marketing potential!

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Part of Leadership is to Create a Crisis

Destination Innovation

Paul O’Neill was appointed CEO of aluminium giant Alcoa in 1987. He is particularly remembered for his decision to focus on one key priority, safety. His first speech as CEO was to a group of investors and analysts. He started by saying, “I want to talk to you about worker safety.” He continued, “I intend to make Alcoa the safest company in America.

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Jack Welch’s GE Was The Wrong Model To Take From The 90s. Lou Gerstner’s IBM Is The Right One

Digital Tonto

When Jack Welch was named “Manager of the Century” by Fortune magazine in 1999, it was still unclear what his legacy was going to be. Yet all the success belied serious problems rumbling underneath the surface. Welch increased profits largely by “financializing” the firm. Innovation languished. Yet perhaps the greatest indictment of Welch is those he chose to carry on his legacy.

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What is a Cause and Effect Diagram? Definition, Examples, Benefits, and Analysis

IdeaScale

What is a Cause and Effect Diagram? A Cause and Effect Diagram, also known as a Fishbone Diagram or Ishikawa Diagram, is defined as a visual tool used to identify and organize potential causes of a specific problem or effect.

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The great miscalculation–and exit–of multinationals in Africa… again

Christensen Institute

Deja vu. In 2015, many multinational companies exited Africa. Nestle cut staff across 21 countries and Barclays, Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Eveready, and SABMiller retreated from different African markets they once believed had promise. The allure of Africa, particularly the widely referenced Africa rising narrative, was fading. The reasons the multinationals cited were all too familiar: failing or inexistent infrastructure, smaller than expected consumer market, struggling institutions, and corruption

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Is Customer Obsession a Two-Way Street At Your Company?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken One of my favorite ways to measure a customer’s satisfaction level with a company or brand is by using the Net Promoter Score (NPS) question, which is, “On a scale of zero to 10, how likely are you to recommend this company to a friend or colleague?

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Brainstorming is dead – here’s how to generate your best ideas

Sopheon

Have you ever been in a magical brainstorming session? Me neither. Depending on who’s invited, a typical brainstorming session may consist of throat-clearing, eye-rolling, and apathy. And there’s very little magic involved unless someone brought Homer Simpson-like donuts with sprinkles. There’s nothing magical about watching the person with the loudest voice dominate the conversation.

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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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Keeping Your Innovation Team United and Focused on the Big Picture

IdeaScale

Innovation teams face a big challenge: how to stay together and aim high when everything around them is constantly changing. This time, it isn’t about ideas but creating a team that can quickly adapt, work together smoothly, and always keep an eye on their main goals, no matter what new technology or trend comes along.

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Yes: Underpaid, under-the-table work is an innovation problem

Christensen Institute

During a recent trip to a low-income country, I met a young man whose story may be similar to one many of us have previously heard. Orphaned at a young age, he didn’t finish school and started working as a child. Unfortunately, as he got older, work opportunities in his small hometown ran out, so he had to move to a larger city in search of work. Despite the circumstances he was excited to reach the city, but upon moving, he found that employers wouldn’t hire him without a school diploma.

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Predicting Unintended Consequences

Innovation Excellence

The 93% Rule GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Unintended consequences often catch us off guard despite their predictability. The moment they occur, we gasp in shock, shake our heads, and look at each other in wide-eyed horror at this thing that just happened that we could never ever ever have anticipated.

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Innovation Management Trends In The Future | Sopheon

Sopheon

With the introduction of generative AI (GenAI), organizations are trying to find the best way to use the technology to support InnovationOps initiatives. In bringing together a company’s culture, ways of working, people and products, companies can operationalize innovation and bring every team member together under an overarching goal. With the help of GenAI, companies will support an InnovationOps ideology more seamlessly and innovate at scale more easily.

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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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Revolutionizing Healthcare: The Future of Innovative Health Services

IdeaScale

Healthcare is an essential aspect of human life, and the need for quality healthcare services has continued to increase over the years. Innovation health services have played a crucial role in revolutionizing healthcare, and this trend is set to continue in the future.

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Lessons from Beyoncé on Navigating Exclusion

Harvard Business Review

In 2016, Beyoncé’s performance at the CMA Awards sparked backlash from fans complaining about everything from her attire to her lack of connection to the genre. This year, she released her first country album, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Her actions over the past eight years have been a case study in how to navigate workplace exclusion.

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What Have We Learned About Digital Transformation?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore We are well into our first decade of digital transformation, with both the successes and the scars to show for it, and we can see there is a long way to go.

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Digital Transformation in Manufacturing: Unlocking New Opportunities | KaiNexus

Kainexus

The shift towards Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing represents a significant evolution in how goods are produced, utilizing advanced technologies to enhance efficiency, productivity, and flexibility across various industries. Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution, characterized by integrating digital technologies into manufacturing processes, often termed "smart manufacturing.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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What is Product Development? Definition, Examples, Process and Strategies

IdeaScale

What is Product Development? Product development is defined as the process of creating new products or improving existing ones to meet the needs and wants of consumers. It involves various stages from conception to market launch, including ideation, research, design, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing.

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Preventing Ransomware Attacks at Scale

Harvard Business Review

Designing software that’s resilient against the most common cyberattacks is possible — and significantly more cost effective than dealing with the fallout of a hack.

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Problems are Required for Progress to Occur

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski Without a problem, there can be no progress. And only after there’s too much no progress is a problem is created. And once the problem is created, there can be progress. When you know there’s a problem just over the horizon, you have a problem.

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How Top Organizations Master Enterprise Digital Transformation | KaiNexus

Kainexus

Digital transformation at the enterprise level is essential for organizations to remain competitive, relevant, and resilient in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. By embracing digital technologies and modernizing processes, enterprises can enhance operational efficiency, improve agility, and unlock new opportunities for growth and innovation.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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What is Root Cause Analysis? Definition, Types, Examples, Methods

IdeaScale

What is Root Cause Analysis? Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is defined as a systematic process for identifying the underlying causes or factors that contribute to a problem, incident, or undesirable outcome. The goal of RCA is to understand the root causes of an issue rather than focusing solely on addressing its symptoms.

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The Myths and Realities of Being a Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

Product management has become an aspirational career. A group of popular social media influencers regularly offers advice on what it takes to attain a job and succeed in this field. But their content tends to glamorize the profession, gloss over the day-to-day-realities, and dispense wisdom that isn’t always on point.

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Next Generation Leadership Traits and Characteristics

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Stefan Lindegaard What are the traits and characteristics for a new generation of leaders, those who will shape the future in this sea of uncertainty? To me, this is more about mindset than age.

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Crossing the chasm with Partner Ecosystems to grow your business differently.

Ecosystems4Innovating

A relatively quick post, partly as Hannover Messe 2024 is in full flow and tuning into events like this, you realize where we are all being pushed to the future, Although GenAI gets a lot of central billing in the talks and demonstrations, the future “buzz words” that tell much of the immediate future are wrapped up in the solutions being offered.

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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What are Mood Boards? Definition, Examples, and Samples

IdeaScale

What are Mood Boards? Mood boards are visual tools used in the early stages of a design process to convey the overall aesthetic, mood, and style of a project.

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How to Answer an Open-Ended Question from a Job Candidate

Harvard Business Review

Interviewers should prepare for interviews just as thoroughly as candidates do. Being equipped with compelling stories and setting aside dedicated preparation time, such as 30 minutes beforehand, allows interviewers to mentally prepare and be fully present during the interview. Like with candidates, it’s not only the content of what is said that matters, but also the manner in which it’s conveyed.

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Celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Day 2024

Innovation Excellence

Embracing Creativity and Innovation: A Pathway to Progress GUEST POST from Art Inteligencia In a world that is constantly changing, the only constant is the need for creativity and innovation.

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Calculating the Six Hidden Costs of Waste in Software Development 

Planview

Nothing frustrates software developers more than working hard on something that never ends up providing value. Whether because of changing priorities, miscommunication among teams, or other blockers, the hidden cost of waste can significantly impact productivity and bottom lines. The challenge lies not just in recognizing the presence of waste but in identifying exactly where resources are being inefficiently utilized.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene