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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. Maren Kottler from the Swiss insurance company die Mobiliar , however, deals with the future professionally and very passionately. I have no idea what tomorrow will look like but I am excited to find it out.

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. Adaptability Change Management Innovation Tools


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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. The jeopardy faced by many maturing, medium-sized companies is that valuable innovations, potential blockbusters, are buried in the day-to-day grind. Getting out existing products, and managing them well, is hard enough.

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. I am looking at the Energy Transition from an evolving technology innovation perspective.

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. This practice is called strategic foresight, and developing it is key … Continued. The post Strategic Foresight: What It Is and How to Get It appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice innovation strategy

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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. The moment we’re in demands that we connect - employees, cultures, offices, locations, regions, lines of business, languages, generation - and it’s our digital workplace that will help us do it. Employee Engagement

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. Here are the three steps to take to see a dramatic change in government innovation efforts. Find The Right Regulatory Environment Some … Continued. The post 3 Keys for Breakthrough Innovation in Government appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice government innovation

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). We speak about how ISPIM has evolved over time, and what professional innovation managers can do now to prepare for an uncertain future. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – ISPIM is a community for anyone involved in innovation. 00:02:30 – Iain’s journey.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

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. The results of the 2020 Happiness Works initiative were announced this week amidst […]. The post Remote but happy together! Exago named one of the happiest places to work appeared first on Exago.

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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.

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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

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. The post Five Aspects of Innovation Governance appeared first on InnovationManagement. Strategies governance GRC Ideation Innovation Culture innovation governance innovation processes innovativeness managing innovation risk risk management

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

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. Blog collaborative innovation innovation management innovation methodology innovation service partnership

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.

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


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. Yet, we often see companies do not have a clear policy for how innovation teams can leverage key assets within the core business. Organizational Culture Books Management

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. Even though its roots run back thousands of years, however, the recent growth of social learning has given rise to a boom in mentoring and coaching programs. […]. Blog Career Killer Questions coaching innovation innovation coach Innovation Mentor leadership mentoring

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.

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. Through examples from three industries, two factors affect productivity, adaptability and being susceptible to technology. Learn how to bring the best out of your company in a crises situation.

How to measure innovation?

Idea Drop

How to measure innovation is a question that continues to perplex executives from across the business world. It’s a simple enough question, but the answer is far from straightforward.

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. In the post , Eric shares the following five theses on creativity: 1. Creativity makes something new 2. Creativity hides itself 3. Creativity permeates life 4. Creativity can break your heart 5.

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.

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.

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. Insights from Neuroscience can help leaders, managers and innovators to improve teamwork in their organisation and foster collaboration within their ecosystem.

How to measure innovation?

Idea Drop

How to measure innovation is a question that continues to perplex executives from across the business world. It’s a simple enough question, but the answer is far from straightforward. We live in a data-driven era where focus on tangible metrics is imperative to establishing successful initiatives and processes. The importance of measuring these initiatives and […]. The post How to measure innovation? appeared first on Idea Drop | Idea Management Software.

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. The team at Standard Group has been using KaiNexus to spread their improvement culture since 2017, when Nick Shonsky, their Director of Continuous Improvement, learned about our software from a friend using KaiNexus at another company.

How to Coach Using Leadership Principles


Coaching is one of the most important things a leader does—particularly with the modern workforce. At its most basic level, coaching represents a way to communicate openly, clearly, and candidly about important matters. At a deeper level, coaching is about sharing honest feedback, communicating expectations, identifying performance-improvement opportunities , and encouraging development and growth.

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.

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

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. When we think about these kinds of high-performing teams, it’s easy to look at them in terms of their whiz-bang successes and forget about the intensive processes below the surface.

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. Careful selection of questions can significantly improve the odds of the questioner winning the game.

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.” ” The ultimate success of the automatic teller machine (ATM) is a great example of this. The story is extremely relevant given our current circumstances.

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.”