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Five Principles of Effective Idea Development

Sopheon

Follow these five principles of idea development for a focused set of high-value ideas aligned to your strategy. The post Five Principles of Effective Idea Development appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Ideation Process idea generation ideation innovation process

Celebrating the Integrators

The Future Shapers

As her blond curls bounced down the stairs, she vaulted her words out ahead of her, “I’ve got an idea!” These words always came from our daughter’s mouth when she was hatching a new plan; one that inevitably involved my wife or I in some wacky way.

Game of Thrones, Star Trek and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I recently wrote a couple of articles for Innovation Excellence that explored innovation insights we can glean from science fiction writers.

The Power of Silly Questions

Destination Innovation

Roger Hargreaves and the Mr Men Books. In 1970, Roger Hargreaves’ 6-year-old son Adam asked his father a question. It was a question that only a child could ask. No adult would ever conceive of it. Adam said, ‘Daddy, what does a tickle look like?’.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Innovation, Change and Transformation in London – Part One

Braden Kelley

I’m off to London tomorrow for my London Business School class reunion. And, while I’m looking forward to reuniting with my LBS classmates, I’m also looking forward to connecting in person with some of the smartest innovation, change and transformation … Continue reading → Change Innovation Business Transformation collaboration community London meetings

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The Power of Being Wrong

Game-Changer

Anyone who achieves great things in any domain has the courage to be wrong. This means you’re willing to go against convention and look like an idiot. This is one characteristic that separates game-changers from everyone else; and it’s very uncommon.

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Here’s What Pundits Who “Predict” The Future Always Seem to Get Wrong

Digital Tonto

The truth is that future is something we create, not some preordained plan that we are destined to follow. Related posts: We Need To Stop Trying To Predict The Future And Start Exploring It. Why The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Future

Aligning Your Innovation Management with Your Organizational Goals

IdeaScale

Any form of creativity needs direction, and this is as true of business innovation as anything else. Aligning business goals and innovation strategy is the key to reaching those goals and developing effective innovation. Look At Goals.

3 Common Tech Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Game-Changer

Tech startups are like the lottery – you see the big winners in the news, but nothing about the millions of the not so lucky. Well, actually you might read about the biggest tech startup failures and this article intends to prevent you from this fate. In this article, we’re going to highlight some common tech startup mistakes and how to avoid them. How many startups really fail, and why? You may have read that most startups fail within the first year, but this is actually untrue.

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Why We Need More Women In Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Every once in a while I get a comment from an audience member after a keynote speech or from someone who read my book, Mapping Innovation, about why so few women are included.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

How AI and LMS are positively disrupting the workplace.

IdeaSpies

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is dominating the workforce more than ever and at a rapid pace – the rise of AI and automation is greatly redefining our future and the future of working.

Pay Attention to Customer Experience to Unleash Impactful Innovation

IdeaScale

The cost of consumer switching among retailers and other providers is estimated at $1.6 trillion. Yet 80% of “switchers” think their original provider could have done something to retain them.

This Small Startup Is Building The Tools That May Power The Quantum Era

Digital Tonto

"We could see the potential to one day do things that just weren't possible with digital computers, even the high performance systems we were working with." Related posts: IBM Is Building A Network. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Quantum Computing

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These Are the Skills Your Kids Will Need for the Future (Hint: It’s Not Coding)

Innovation Excellence

An education is supposed to prepare you for the future. Traditionally, that meant learning certain facts and skills, like when Columbus discovered America or how to do long division. Today, curriculums have shifted to focus on a more global and digital world, like cultural history, basic computer skills and writing code. Yet the challenges that. Innovation

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.

US Government’s $2 Trillion infrastructure plan – will it create public value?

Faisal Hoque

Outcomes and values are changes in conditions that make a positive difference. They generally begin with a verb (e.g., increase, expand, or improve) and are both specific and measurable. The post US Government’s $2 Trillion infrastructure plan – will it create public value?

Smart Construction: How AI and Machine Learning Will Change the Construction Industry

Daniel Burrus

These days, seemingly everyone is applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. I have written about disruptions in the manufacturing industry, such as Industry 4.0 , while illustrating the Hard Trends that indicate where improvements w ill be made in the future.

How to Run a Hackathon that Spurs Real Innovation

IdeaScale

Hackathons originally emerged as a way to quickly advance software technologies and identify new areas for technology innovation. The term has since evolved to encompass other types of intensive collaboration events. Though hackathons often make use of software, they’re no longer necessarily about developing software, but about developing innovation.

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Bringing Agile Innovation Into The Stage Gate Process

Innovation Excellence

Everyone is talking about how to speed up their innovation process. Or, at least make it more efficient. It is the current hot topic, especially amongst the multinational Goliaths.

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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 a Focus on Storytelling Can Make Your Interviews Awesome

Grasshopper Herder

A list of questions and answers will only get you so far in a discovery interview. To truly understand your customer, you have to listen to their stories. The post How a Focus on Storytelling Can Make Your Interviews Awesome appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup Customer Segmentation & Personas Generative Market Research Interview user experience

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Culture of Innovation: Premera Blue Cross Engages Employees to Drive Innovation

Spigit

As organizations seek to add value to customers and develop new, differentiated products and services, innovation is at the heart of strategy. It starts with creating a culture of innovation from within by tapping into the wisdom of employees.

What do Blue Lobsters Have to do With Innovation? Everything!

Mills-Scofield

Blue Lobster at the South Bristol Coop , 2004. What’s with blue lobsters? Well, a blue lobster is rare, about 1 in 2 million , and very beautiful.

Moroccan Adventure: 21 Days of Trying Not to Think About Innovation

Innovation Excellence

On a recent adventure tour of Morocco with seven dear friends and a super country guide (pictured on my right), my goal was to disconnect and not think about innovation. Not possible! For 30 years, I’ve studied innovation and lectured on the subject and it continues to engage me.

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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.

What Will our Children Do? 20 Jobs of the Future

InnovationManagement

Back in January 2010 we wrote a report for UK government on The Shape of Jobs to Come. The study highlighted new jobs that might emerge in the global economy by 2030 as a result of exponential developments and breakthroughs in science and technology. Many of those are now real jobs and the rest are still likely to materialise. Editorial Trend Alert

The Secret Genius of “Eating Your Own Dog Food.”

Econic

“If you don’t use your own products, then you’re just a ConMan.” ” – Manoj Bhargava, founder of 5-hour Energy. . Manoj Bhargava grinned with excitement as he downed a 16-ounce energy drink at a natural products trade show in Anaheim, CA.

8 Ways Virtual Huddle Boards Accelerate Improvement

Kainexus

Huddle boards are a popular visual management technique that is often used in conjunction with a daily huddle meeting. Teams gather around to chat about the top priorities for the day. Daily incremental improvements are discussed and evaluated.

Using Blockchain Innovation to Rebuild Trust in the Food Industry

Innovation Excellence

Consumer trust is one of the biggest hurdles that the food industry is up against today. A recent Food and Health Survey uncovered a serious trust deficit between consumers and food manufacturers and suppliers, and we don’t have to look far to see why.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Radical Innovation Begins with These 2 Leadership Skills

Innovation 360 Group

This month we’re featuring a guest post by Chicago-based Licensed Practitioner Erin “Pink” Mosley is president of a rapidly growing consultancy that provides innovation leadership programs and coaching. She applies her knowledge as a professional engineer along with research and practice from a broad range of disciplines (especially the neurosciences) to create unique results for each client. At its core, innovation is transformation.

12 Barriers to Getting Buy-In for Corporate Innovation | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

When it comes to executive buy-in for innovation, or a lack thereof, it comes down to overcoming one or more of the following factors

The Lean Manufacturing Cheat Sheet

Kainexus

I created dozens of cheat sheets during my high school and college career. Don’t worry; I didn’t use them to cheat on the test.

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Okoni Innovation Agency: there is no transformation without creation

Innovation Excellence

Pierre Baudry, Marc-Antoine Franc and Cécile Bernardet are respectively founding partner, partner and project director at Okoni, an new kind of Innovation Agency, which involves co-making innovation with their customers.

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!