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11 Reasons to Use Cross-Functional Teams


Organizations turn to cross-functional teams for a variety of reasons. Almost everyone can agree that this type of collaboration is essential for innovation and business performance. By breaking down organizational silos, teams can pursue a goal more efficiently.

5 Ways APIs Can Help Drive Digital Transformation


Advanced Programming Interfaces are the standard for creating and connecting applications. Think of them as software blocks that can be rearranged as needed to generate new value. Because of this, APIs should be a part of every innovation strategy.

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Top 4 Skills To Help You Succeed In A Digital World

The Human Factor

source. We live in a world where everything is done online which means that employers are now looking to recruit those with a host of digital skills.

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Innovation needs the power of completing the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

We first need to recognize that there are twin forces at work, feeding off each other. We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pace. These twin forces are constantly seeking out for combining, relentlessly adding the new shape to our future.

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!

Podcast S4E81: John Carter – Overcoming the hurdles of designing new technology

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with the creator of the Bose Noise-cancelling headphones, John Carter. We discuss how challenging it is to develop completely new technology, the difficulty in describing its value and marketing it, and getting buy in for innovation processes in your company. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:00 – John’s background and journey with Dr Bose.

What’s Killing Capitalism In America?

Digital Tonto

Through the charade of “pro-business” policies, industry leaders have been increasing regulation and limiting competition over the past 20 years. We need to right the ship. It’s time to claim. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Entrepreneurship Innovation Matrix

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How Has Company Culture Changed in Response to COVID-19?


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business landscape, possibly forever. Many employees are forced to work from home, engage with customers via the internet, and make all sales from afar. A strong company culture leads to success.

Digital validation: a crucial part of rapid testing in business design

Board of Innovation

Why you need to digitally validate the desirability and viability of your new product or service. incl: a downloadable sample experimentation plan). The post Digital validation: a crucial part of rapid testing in business design appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Business design

Play Bold: The Theological approach connecting the dots

Innovation 360 Group

Meet the theologist, trained to be a priest, saddled to be the digital transformer creating interlinked regional. Play Bold Podcast

5 Types of Innovation Theatre Happening in Your Organisation Right Now


Falling into the trap of what Steve Blank calls ‘innovation theatre’ and applying band-aid solutions usually leads to frustration and waste. Here are some of the most common forms of corporate innovation theatre that your company is probably singing and dancing about

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.

3 Strategies to Optimize Innovative Product Development

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Innovation is crucial for any company to survive and grow in the near and long term. By tweaking a few parts of their overall strategy, companies can optimize innovation and position themselves for market disruption. Innovation

Business Models explained: How sustainability-focused start-ups make money

Board of Innovation

Focusing your business model on sustainability or the circular economy should not necessarily mean making your venture non-profit. To get you started, we have listed several monetization techniques used by different businesses.

What We Can Learn About Government Innovation from DARPA


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has already changed the course of history. DARPA was where the internet, the graphical user interface, the voice assistant, and GPS were pioneered, changing how we work, play, and live. Here’s what we can all learn from DARPA’s approach to innovation management and product design strategy. Be … Continued. The post What We Can Learn About Government Innovation from DARPA appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice

The Hidden Culture Benefits of Crowdsourced Innovation


Crowdsourcing ideas has a number of different virtues: from improving the likelihood that you’ll source disruptive ideas to lowering the overall program costs of running an innovation program… but there are some other cultural benefits to a crowdsourced innovation program.

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.

The innovation challenge of Covid-19 frustration

The Future Shapers

Living with Covid-19 is like hailing a taxi in the rain. It creates serious obstacles and challenges we did not foresee before. How can one harness the frustrations of living and working with the constraints of Covid-19 and use it as the impetus to conceive and shape innovative products and services?

Big Brands, Big (Circular) Bang?

Board of Innovation

Product re-use models are on the rise in the circular economy. Check out how big brands like Ikea, Zalando, and H&M are putting in the effort. The post Big Brands, Big (Circular) Bang? appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Circular economy Inspiration

De-Commoditizing is Key – Make Your Products Stand Out

Daniel Burrus

Every industry has products or services that are commodities.

Have You Done Your Homework? Aspirations, Blessings and Curses of Working Remotely


One of the most significant ways the COVID pandemic impacted work has been to get much more of it done from home. Subscriptions to extra bandwidth and virtual meeting platforms skyrocketed.

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.


The Future Shapers

Given the emergencies facing humanity, it is essential that we develop a new set of obligations for each other, the next generation, and the planet. The smokescreen of the pandemic cannot hide the fact that peace and cooperation at scale are pre-requisites for survival.

How to Turn Unfortunate Circumstances Into Opportunities

Tullio Siragusa

How to Turn Unfortunate Circumstances Into Opportunities. This year has been tough on everyone around the world. People have suffered losses, both physical and financial. Many people have seen unfortunate circumstances in their lives with things spiraling out of their control. One might have been struck with an illness, or lost their jobs, or lost someone close to them. Adversities have hit us hard and fast causing our heads to spin.

Top 10 Tips for Onboarding Remote Employees


Many employers put off hiring over the summer, hoping that the COVID-19 situation would improve, and office life would return to normal soon.

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Go for Launch: Rugged 3D, Spaces & Liteboxer

Innovation Leader

Three startups — Rugged 3D, Spaces & Liteboxer — demo their offerings, ranging from durable 3D printing solutions, virtual meeting rooms, and at-home workout equipment

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.

Servant leadership’s role in driving change

The Future Shapers

Servant leadership is an effective means to motivate, influence and transform. The servant leader’s emphasis on other’s well-being bolsters success rates for not only imparting organisational change, but making lasting changes to employee growth both professionally and personally.

Stop Worrying About the Novelty of Your Ideas

Stephen Shapiro

Innovation does not need to be new or original. It just needs to be valuable… One of my favorite quotes comes from Mark Twain : “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope.

3 Keys to Ensuring Your Managers Become Effective Leaders

Innovators Alliance

An important decision you make as a business leader is selecting who you appoint in managerial roles. Your managers are a central part of your leadership team and their performance will have a direct impact on the value of your business.

Does Your C-suite Still Need to Live in the Same City?

Innovation Leader

Hugh Molotsi, CEO of Ujama, shares how the shift to remote work may shape the future of the C-Suite. He also tackles two challenges of remote work: team building and serendipitous discovery

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.

Corporate Startup Partnerships 101


A roadmap to effectively partnering with startups

How To Build A Successful Accelerator Within Government



A Terrible Thing to Waste: Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning


Anyone who’s ever run a business knows that contentment with the status quo is an invitation to disaster. Human beings may not always like change, but they need it. Stagnation is not just boring, it’s dangerous. The same is true of your company.

Digital & Business Model Transformation at Rosetta Stone

Innovation Leader

Matthew Hulett, President of Language at the company, discusses how Rosetta Stone pivoted from a physical product to a subscription service

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.”