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Die Mobiliar : Shaping the Future with Trend Monitoring


Maren Kottler about trend monitoring in the Swiss insurance company die Mobiliar. We all deal with the future on a daily basis. Be it either the question of what to eat for lunch or where to spend our next holiday. All the decisions we make now influence how our future is shaped.

5 Effective Strategies for Virtual Meetings

The Future Shapers

What is the recipe to set your team up for successful virtual meetings? Here are five strategies to help you lead highly engaged and productive remote meetings, so you can do meaningful work now. The post 5 Effective Strategies for Virtual Meetings appeared first on The Future Shapers.

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How To Manage an Innovation Portfolio


Your company is innovating all the time. But you may not know it. In many companies, innovative ideas are not managed effectively. Or they’re not managed at all.

Why I like the idea of Energy Fitness Landscapes

Paul Hobcraft

I have been building out the value in my proposal of having a Fitness Landscape framework within the Energy Transition and why it makes sense. Here in this post, I want to expand on my thinking around navigating a complex landscape that the Energy Transition demands.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Leading Innovation Through Times of Change

Innovation Leader

How can innovators preserve their jobs during the COVID-19 era? Ned Calder and Rob Bell of Innosight answer all of these questions and more during the most recent Solution Set

Strategic Foresight: What It Is and How to Get It


Nobody can see the future completely, yet the desire to do so is so strong billions consult with everything from tarot cards to complex algorithmic simulations every day. However, you don’t need any of these to consider possible outcomes and rank them by likelihood.

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Sustaining productivity and positivity at work


Among the many things, the digital workplace needs to be ALWAYS ON to sustain productivity, and positivity at work. That means anywhere, anytime, any browser, device, and language.

How to Choose a Satisfying Career

Tullio Siragusa

How to Choose a Satisfying Career. You finished school and are now heading towards your professional life. You are exposed to the fact that there are multiple career options available to you, and they are all equally intimidating and exciting at the same time. This equal attraction to many career options can become a source of trouble in your professional future.

3 Keys for Breakthrough Innovation in Government


Innovation in government is often incremental, with multiple smaller steps adding up to larger ones over time. Yet breakthrough innovation is highly possible in government; it just needs the right resources to happen.

Podcast S3E63: Iain Bitran – Innovating in a time of crisis

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, I speak with Iain Bitrain, Executive Director of The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM).

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Remote but happy together! Exago named one of the happiest places to work


When times are especially challenging, creativity, team spirit, lean work processes and life/work balance become even more crucial. For the fourth time, we at Exago are proud to be distinguished as one of the 15 happiest companies to work for in Portugal.

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How Covid-19 Has Unmasked Us

Digital Tonto

We don’t have to be victims of our failed choices. We can learn to make better ones. We are responsible for the choices we make. Now is the time to shoot for the moon (and Mars), not to grade. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic


The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. Now the disruption is accelerating. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. Right around the corner are threats or opportunities, depending on how you respond. I’ve already written about how the management-consulting industry is being disrupted by various trends like emerging technologies, the commodification of knowledge, and outdated business models.

Five Aspects of Innovation Governance


The leverage point is to let innovation shine via effective governance discipline, but not adding too much complexity. In this article, we'll look at what innovation governance is, and practices to help you manage a successful innovation program.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Exago partners with Inovatie to maximise innovation results


Exago is proud to announce a new partnership with Inovatie in its efforts to speed up and streamline innovation management for businesses and organisations. The post Exago partners with Inovatie to maximise innovation results appeared first on Exago.

Innovation Mentoring vs. Innovation Coaching: Which Do You Need?

Phil McKinney

Mentoring is certainly not a new concept. In fact, the name comes from a character named “Mentor” in Homer's Odyssey. He was a trusted advisor to Odysseus' son.

How An Ambassador Can Unchain Your Innovation Teams By Creating A Bridge With The Core Business

Strategyzer Innovation

One of the biggest advantages of building a corporate startup is having access to the abundance of resources and technical know-how that a typical startup would not have access to.

How and Why to Align Government Innovation Strategies with Public Policy Goals


Innovation thrives when it has a goal. This gives innovation strategy in the government sector a distinct advantage, provided there are clear policy goals. It becomes a question of properly aligning strategy and goals for maximum impact. What Are The Mandates? Getting a list of goals may seem a simple question, but it can depend … Continued. The post How and Why to Align Government Innovation Strategies with Public Policy Goals appeared first on IdeaScale.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Inspiration – and a method for survival and growth in crisis situations

The Future Shapers

A real crisis is always dramatic and unusual, raising many global questions that must be answered urgently. Survival and growth of companies are possible even during these times but it depends on very different aspects than in regular periods.

7 Steps to Prepare Your Business Model for Post-COVID-19

The BMI Lab Blog

Uncertainty and risk will remain high. How can we deal with these difficulties? COVID-19 has influenced many industries and companies. Together with our customers, we discussed an approach to tackle this uncertainty.

Five Theses on Creativity

Rmukesh Gupta

I recently read an op-ed post by Eric Kaplan for The New York Times titled “ Five Theses on Creativity ” which made me a bit curious. Isn’t that what op-ed pieces are supposed to do? Well, if yes, then this one did its job for me.

Continuous Improvement & Employee Empowerment at The Standard Group


The Standard Group is a print management and marketing logistics company based in Reading, Pennsylvania. They specialize in everything from marketing management and direct mail to commercial printing, warehousing and fulfillment, and promotional products.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Fostering sustainable collaboration with insights from neuroscience

The Future Shapers

The biggest challenge for organisations today is to master dynamic changes both on the outside and on the inside. The ability to collaborate effectively will be an integral part to successfully manoeuvring complex environments.

Flexible Development and Management Strategies: Intimately Knowing Your Team and Product Portfolio

Innovation Excellence

There are few things more magical than watching a group of people come together to move toward a common goal, invest in themselves and one another, and lead innovation in their discipline. Except, maybe, being one of them.

Highlights from May on Pivoting ? and Planning for a Reopening

Innovation Leader

We’ve gathered the best pieces of advice on planning for a better future post-COVID from our live show, and other online coverage, to help you continue innovating this June

The Improvement Project Version of 20 Questions


I'm sure you've all played the game 20 questions. The goal of the traditional parlor game is to uncover an object chosen by one player by asking questions that eliminate other possibilities until deductive reasoning reveals the answer.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Why Innovation Is Booming and Always Has Amid Crises

Stephen Shapiro

Disasters and crises have lead to some of our best innovations–just look at the history behind ATMs… We often hear the expression “Build it and they will come.” ” With innovation , a more accurate statement is “Eliminate a pain and they will come.”

Announcing the COVID-19 Research Collaborative


Wellspring is pleased to announce the public availability of a free community website devoted to pooling worldwide research and technology efforts in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, also known as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Innovation Open Innovation Research

Is Your CEO Like Elon Musk?


I mentioned in a previous post that I had ordered a Cybertruck – mostly because its a very cool, futuristic design (something I’ve been waiting for from the auto industry for years).

#1,690 ? Private Space Flight

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Will you remember where you were on May 30th, 2020? On the day that a private company, not NASA, launched astronauts into space for the very first time. Chances are you will. For there were really only two places that you could have been.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.