Sat.Aug 31, 2019 - Fri.Sep 06, 2019

Chemical Giants Discovers Novel Battery Technology Ideas with Open Innovation

IdeaConnection

New ways to increase battery performance and other winning ideas at a global open innovation competition

How Do You Innovate from the Inside?

Game-Changer

Innovation is hard. Really hard; especially inside established organizations. And most people, and organizations, are not up to the challenge. The reasons are many , but innovation does happen in spite of those challenges.

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We Need to Stop Glorifying Failure and Do This Instead

Innovation Excellence

Over 50% of startups fail (and that number goes up to 75% for venture backed startups). The same is true of about three quarters of corporate transformations, which is probably why the average lifespan on the S&P 500 continues to shrink.

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Source IRENA [link]. In the past few months, I have been placing an increasing focus on the energy transition we all need to undertake in our energy systems, to build a more comprehensive understanding of the parts that make up the whole of this transition.

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.

6 steps to ignite exponential business growth

Exago

Taking on board the attributes of Exponential Organisations (ExOs) and investing in becoming truly exponential is challenging, but it is within the reach of most companies today. These 6 steps can help you transform your organisation and accelerate business growth.

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3 Retail Trends Shaping the World in 2020

Rocketspace

The future of retail is unfolding before our eyes. Nike recently introduced a subscription model for children’s tennis shoes. Alibaba’s Freshippo markets defined the potential of offline-to-online user experience while also dedicating over 40% of retail space for dining and cooking classes.

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An Introduction to Customer Journey Mapping

HYPE Innovation

We are moving from value-in-exchange to value-in-use. You don’t want to buy a car, you want to buy mobility. Instead of selling products and services, organizations must develop ecosystems where customers can co-create value with them.

If it doesn't fit, it must be innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

Years ago, Johnny Cochrane convinced a jury that OJ Simpson was not guilty of murdering Nichole Simpson. While there were undoubtedly many factors that led to the acquittal, one of the biggest factors was the gloves.

Inspire Creativity in Your Team through Active Listening

IdeaScale

In any group, one of the most fundamental needs is to be heard. We’ve all been “talked at,” and it can stall good ideas and innovative processes before they even start. Active listening, on the other hand, can build teams and inspire everyone to whom you talk. Pay Attention To Non-Verbal Cues.

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.

10 innovative startups in the insurance industry

Board of Innovation

Examples of clever things new insurance businesses are doing to overcome long-standing pain points, delight customers, and generate new revenue streams. The post 10 innovative startups in the insurance industry appeared first on Board of Innovation. Expertise

Business Model Patterns: A Sneak Peek at the Invincible Company

Strategyzer

Have you heard? We’re writing a new book called The Invincible Company. The book builds upon Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design , and it takes a deep dive into how world-class companies continuously reinvent their business models.

What I Learned Solving A Business Crises

Digital Tonto

Sound management can help stem the bleeding, but if you are ever going to rebuild a successful business, you have to experiment and allow for the unexpected. Related posts: 5 Business Lessons From. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

7 Idea Generation Hacks to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Sometimes you need to smash your usual lightbulb. Where do you get your ideas?” is a question disliked by almost everyone, in part because it can be so hard to answer. Everyone has his or her own way of stimulating the imagination, but sometimes it takes a little work to get there.

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!

What Bad Leadership Looks Like

Game-Changer

“Tell him I get pissed off when someone makes a mistake.” ” I talk and coach people through situations, and this was recently relayed to me by someone who works for an a **e boss.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of August 2019

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

Putting Emotional Barriers in the Rear-view Mirror

The Future Shapers

My whole body was jolted out of a casual car ride down a dusty I-25 exit ramp in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I had been hit by an inattentive driver; pushed forward as glass lay shattered next to crumpled car parts.

Local Government Strategic Planning Process

Cascade Strategy

Strategic planning in government can be challenging. You need to ensure stakeholder input is taken into account, your strategy is aligned across all city departments, capital projects are linked to multiple plans, and all involved are bought into the strategy.

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.

Become an Innovation Expert at the 2020 Strategyzer Bootcamp

Strategyzer

Ready to take your innovation skills to the next level? Apply for Strategyzer’s 2020 Bootcamp. Boost your innovation practice with a 5-day deep dive into our tools, methodology and facilitation secrets and meet innovation practitioners from around the globe. Training

5 Ways to Fall Asleep, Beat Insomnia and Boost Creativity

Innovation Excellence

In an always-on culture sleep has become a luxury. Yet, Alzheimer’s, shortened lifespan, and poor brain function have all be attributed to poor sleep habits. Here’s how you can change that.

The Importance of Senior Management Involvement in Innovation

The Future Shapers

Nowhere is prioritization as important a skill as for the people at the very top of an organization. Most good executives are very conscious of how they spend their time.

A New Way to Collaborate: How Co-working Spaces Are Changing the Landscape for Remote Workers

InnovationManagement

If you’ve been looking to boost career satisfaction among your remote team members, co-working spaces may prove up to the task. Today, busy remote professionals around the world increasingly benefit from a changing office environment with the rapid proliferation of co-working spaces.

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?

How robotics is changing the working world of the future

Lead Innovation

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other forms of automation are advancing at a rapid pace, bringing companies great benefits in terms of efficiency and productivity.

Four Myths About Empowering Change

Innovation Excellence

We live in a transformational age. Powerful technologies like the cloud and artificial intelligence are quickly shifting what it means to compete. Social movements like #MeTo are exposing decades of misdeeds and rewriting norms.

Have Many B2B Companies Missed The Customer Experience Revolution?

The Future Shapers

The customer experience in recent years has become increasingly complex.

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How to Introduce CQI to New Hires

Kainexus

I've noticed something interesting in all of the articles and blogs I read about CQI ( Continuous Quality Improvement ). Most of the writing addresses how to launch a new CQI program for the organization, which is obviously essential.

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.