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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.

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?

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Are We Turning Our Backs On Science?

Digital Tonto

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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.

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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

Exago redefines its core values through collaboration

Exago

After 11 years of bringing innovation together, Exago decided it was time to reassess the company’s core values. Of course, as champions of collaboration and teamwork, Exago asked its team to come up with what each one thought should be a core value of the organisation. The post Exago redefines its core values through collaboration appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration core values employees participation teamwork

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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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.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Customer experience is about to undergo a significant transformation

RTI Innovation Advisors

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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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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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.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Digital transformation: Pandora's box or cornucopia?

RTI Innovation Advisors

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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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

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

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

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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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.

University Education – A New Model for a New Era

IdeaSpies

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

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

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.

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.

How Location Can Determine the Success of Your New Business

The Human Factor

contributed post –. There are many reasons to start your own business: you get to be your own boss, work flexibly, and get paid for doing the things you love. Having the freedom of running your own business may be a lot more accessible than you think.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

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.

When is the right time to start an innovation activity?

Lead Innovation

Being in the market with an innovation too early or too late costs money. The question of the right time for an innovation is therefore crucial. In this article, you can read how Roadmapping can help you answer this important question. Innovation strategy

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?

Disruptor Watch — How Disruptors Can Learn From Their Forebears

Daniel Burrus

In today’s economic landscape, many companies look to be the “disruptor” instead of the “disrupted.” They want to identify a new niche in their industries or solve a problem people are unaware of, introducing next-gen technology and unprecedented business methods.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.