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Drive Innovation by Disrupting the Existing Management Norms

InnovationManagement

Before being acquired by Facebook for US$1 billion, Instagram was just another photo-sharing app operating with insignificant infrastructure and a dozen employees. With the ever-increasing potential of modern technology, the next billion-dollar business could start from the comfort of someone’s home.

Idea Bullies: Identifying and defusing them

The Future Shapers

I first realised I was an idea bully in my mid-twenties. Maybe I was sitting at a boardroom table, maybe I was on a Skype for Business call…either way, I was pitching an idea I was exceptionally invested in. I was certain I knew what was best and that was that.

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Ways We Innovate: Take the Hour Off

helloFUTURE

In many of our ideation sessions, we hold specific exercises to trigger new thinking. These range from physical movements, to mental games, to postulating concepts. We almost always keep the attendees to a schedule and have a rigorous set of exercises that we put them through.

To Drive Innovation, We Need To Hire For Diversity And Empathy

Innovation Excellence

One of the questions I get asked quite often, both at conferences and when coaching executives, is what type of personality is best suited for innovation so that they can optimize their hiring. Are technical people better than non-technical people? Introverts better than extroverts?

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.

15 Agtech Startups to Watch in 2020

Rocketspace

The world population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, which means we need to increase global food production by 70% to prevent massive famine according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

Are We Turning Our Backs On Science?

Digital Tonto

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Common Fears of Starting an Open Innovation Initiative and How to Resolve Them

HYPE Innovation

Adding external elements to an internal innovation program can prove a true rite of passage. The transition requires an open culture, employee empowerment, and executive commitment. In other words, considerable maturity (1). Open Innovation

Innovation Department Best Practices: A Talk with Peter Berger

IdeaScale

Peter Berger is the Director of Innovation for EmbraerX, a Silicon Valley innovation unit of Brazilian aerospace company Embraer.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Making The Shift From System To Ecosystem

Innovation Excellence

When IBM first debuted its Watson system on the game show Jeopardy! in 2011, it was like something out of science fiction. Here was a computer that could not only understand spoken questions, but answer them faster and more accurately than the best human players.

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Customer experience is about to undergo a significant transformation

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been writing lately about the intersection of innovation and digital transformation, first because it is a very current topic and second because there are fascinating possibilities as innovation and digital transformation collide.

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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!

8 books every innovation pro should read

Board of Innovation

A few years ago, we published a list of 7 top-notch books on innovation. Since then, sequels have been released and our field has evolved, so it’s time for us to make a few additions.

Exploring the Connection between Resilience and Innovation Leadership

IdeaScale

Working together overcomes unexpected challenges.?. Innovation leadership is all about meeting challenges and overcoming obstacles in new and creative ways. Sometimes those obstacles are more urgent than others.

The Most Important Work of Jeff Bezos is Not Amazon

Innovation Excellence

For all his wealth and power the most important work Jeff Bezos is doing is about as far removed from Wall Street and Silicon Valley as you can get.

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Digital transformation: Pandora's box or cornucopia?

Jeffrey Phillips

Digital transformation. Everyone from the CEO to the janitor understands that digital transformation is important. Every competitor is talking about what digital transformation will do for their business - create new revenues, cut inefficiencies and costs, discover new value in previously unremarkable data. Digital transformation is the latest management philosophy, like ERP or business process re-engineering or innovation that have come before it.

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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.

So You Think You Know Your Competitors? Think Again.

InnovationManagement

A brand-new car sold by a vending machine and a robot that brings in the laundry - in this article, we'll explore how to prepare for new competitors entering the market. The post So You Think You Know Your Competitors? Think Again. appeared first on Innovation Management.

IdeaScale CEO Shares Innovation Tips with SuperbCrew

IdeaScale

Rob Hoehn is the co-founder and CEO of IdeaScale, maker of world-class cloud-based innovation software. From his background in crowdsourcing software as part of the open government initiative, Rob and co-founder Vivek Bhaskaran founded IdeaScale, which was promptly adopted by 23 federal agencies.

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From Poland to Portugal, Ewa Kopczynska, an innovation globetrotter

Innovation Excellence

Ewa Kopczynska is a Partner and co-founder at E&D Knowledge Consulting, a consulting company specialized in knowledge management, innovation research, and change in innovation and technology.

Free Webinar: How Mobility Is Revolutionizing Transportation and Business

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Are you ready to start a business in the fast-moving mobility industry? Mobility

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.

Valuing digitization alongside innovation

The Future Shapers

Much of our innovation work today is caught up in out-of-date information, poor and inadequate data, restricted research and limited market understanding.

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How to Create a Winning Business Level Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Business level strategy is concerned with the strategic planning and execution of initiatives for business units. Business strategy is considered the 'middle' level in the overall strategy hierarchy

Rethink Creativity: How to innovate, inspire, and thrive at work.

Innovation Excellence

Interview with Monica Kang, Part One of Two. I met Monica Kang at the Day of Innovation Conference in Indy where we were both presenters. Her approach to the often ill-defined world of Creativity was profound, awakening the better and forgotten parts of many of the people in her workshop.

Decisiveness Is the Elixir to Get Unstuck

Tullio Siragusa

Decisiveness Is the Elixir to Get Unstuck. I heard from a sage that if ever you are not sure, or not clear on a decision, you should not make one. Isn’t that making a decision? I am not saying this to be a smart aleck, I am just stating the obvious. No decision is a decision, but it isn’t a decisive one. I think what the sage meant was that if you don’t feel confident in standing by your decision, don’t make one.

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.

University Education – A New Model for a New Era

IdeaSpies

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Be the Bird

The Future Shapers

An idea has never run by itself. With all that it takes to innovate, it’s not the idea that makes the idea, it’s the team. The team is your most critical asset ever.

More Heart. Less Head. Making Feedback Matter.

Innovation Excellence

The best insights are often stumbled upon. Like happiness, such insights are just naturally-occurring by-products of being curious. Curiosity and courage, coupled with humility, are the root soft skills of successful innovators. You need to be open and vulnerable to excel.

Kaizen and the Art of Kintsugi: Redefining Perfection

Kainexus

As regular readers of this blog know, many of the ideas and practices that guide the modern continuous improvement movement have their origins in Japanese philosophy and culture.

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.

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Hire Generalists

Game-Changer

Even though generalists should be stockpiled , established organizations dismiss them. There are many reasons, one of them is they don’t know what to do with them.

Speed in innovation management: Why startups are faster than large companies

Lead Innovation

It is no secret that start-ups usually innovate much faster than established large companies. In this article you will learn why this is so and how the speed of innovation management in large companies can be increased. Innovation process

Rent My Life

Innovation Excellence

In a world where we can rent everything, why should we own anything at all? The liberal answer may say that modern democracies are based on private property. And, my mind goes immediately at John Locke and his natural rights. Do we need, or do we have to protect at least, private property?

Expedia Exec: Three Elements for Successful Innovation

Innovation Leader

David Krieger, Sr. Director of Strategy and Business Development for Expedia.com, shares his advice on making innovation happen inside large organizations, and three trends his team is watching.

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.