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Best Practices for Engaging Your Innovation Community


Developing a broad and deep innovation community puts a wonderful resource at your fingertips. Yet tapping into that resource requires more than just cheerleading. Here’s how to bring your community together and work toward a common goal. Know Your Community Start by truly understanding who your innovation community is. For example, perhaps the unifying factor … Continued. The post Best Practices for Engaging Your Innovation Community appeared first on IdeaScale.

The COVID-19 Slingshot and the Evolution of Work


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How companies prioritized innovation during the crisis

Board of Innovation

To hunker down or branch out? We look at how large and small companies budgeted for innovation in the wake of Covid-19. The post How companies prioritized innovation during the crisis appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Innovation strategy Inspiration

Who’s Responsible for Innovation? Everybody!


Innovation is the key to forward movement. It creates value and improves existing systems so new ideas can emerge. Innovation research shows 61 percent of executives embrace open innovation to generate ideas. Positive change is derived through collaboration and sharing, which results in better ways of implementing products and services. So who is responsible for innovation? … Continued. The post Who’s Responsible for Innovation? Everybody! appeared first on IdeaScale.

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 S3E66: Mark Metry – Overcoming social anxiety and shyness

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Mark Metry, host of the popular Humans 2.0 podcast and author of Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone. We speak about overcoming anxiety, mental illness and living a more fulfilling life. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:15 – How Mark spent the first 18 years of his life trying to hide himself and his message, due to his social anxiety.

Can social distancing optimise innovation in a 21st-century pandemic?


At such a difficult time for everyone, it is not yet clear what the real impacts of the pandemic will be on economies, companies and individuals. What is clear is that it is crucial to find ways to mitigate these impacts, and social distancing and remote work can actually enable us to create innovative solutions, in business and in life. The post Can social distancing optimise innovation in a 21st-century pandemic? appeared first on Exago.

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How to Design a Strong Experiment that connects to your Value Proposition Canvas


We work with teams all around the world to help visualize their business idea using tools such as the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas. Ideally, teams should quickly test their canvases using experiments, as we’ve documented in the book Testing Business Ideas. But in reality, teams often go down a rabbit hole and forget about their canvases. We’ve found that using templates can help teams make the important connection between the canvas and their experiment.

Crowdsourcing Leads to Civic Engagement: Four Real-World Examples


Civic engagement is fundamental to good governance, and crowdsourcing is a powerful way to draw in an enormous range of constituencies to hear what they feel is crucial to making their city a better place. Below are a few examples of civic engagement accomplished via crowdsourcing. 311 First established in Baltimore, multiple cities have developed a … Continued. The post Crowdsourcing Leads to Civic Engagement: Four Real-World Examples appeared first on IdeaScale.

Why Underinvesting in Innovation is Riskier Than Ever

Innovation Leader

As the world grapples with the current public health crisis and its long-tail impacts on society and the economy, many CEOs and their boards of directors are looking for reasons not to invest in innovation. That’s riskier than ever, contends Ali Geramian, a Managing Director at KPMG LLP

10+ Lean Blogs That You Should Be Reading


For a topic with so many authors, students, practitioners, and leaders, it’s probably no surprise that there are a ton of blogs about Lean - Lean manufacturing, Lean enterprise, Lean thinking, etc. This list includes some bloggers I’ve been reading for the longest time, those who are the most active, and those whose insights are really valuable (and sometimes, people fall into all three categories).


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.

Embrace Diversity & Inclusion with Intentionality

Tullio Siragusa

Embrace Diversity & Inclusion with Intentionality. Diversity at the workplace implies an organization that employs a diverse team of people that directly reflects the society in which it exists and operates. True diversity entails identifying all of the elements that makes us distinctive from one another and respecting and appreciating what makes each of us unique in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and nationality.

How to Write a Good Vision Statement, Step-by-step and with Examples

Cascade Strategy

A vision statement is the anchor point of any strategic plan. It outlines what an organization would like to ultimately achieve and gives purpose to the existence of the organization. A good vision statement should be short, simple, specific to your business, leave nothing open to interpretation.

Pulling Back the Curtain on Disney’s Storied Imagineering Department

Innovation Leader

Leslie Iwerks discusses growing up in a family of Disney creatives, and her new docu-series “The Imagineering Story.” She is joined on the call by her father, Disney legend Don Iwerks

When Zero is the Only Acceptable Goal


The Utah Department of Transportation has an audacious goal. Zero fatalities. According to its website, “Zero Fatalities is all about eliminating fatalities on our roadways. Some people may think zero is an impossible goal, but when it comes to your life or the lives of your friends and family, what other number would be acceptable?”. Has the department reached its goal? There have been 82 traffic fatalities in Utah this year as of writing this.

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.

An office working revolution?

The Future Shapers

The world as we know it has changed and we have but no choice to change with it. There are various reports that institutions are not going to let more than approximately 30% of staff back into offices over the next 12-18 months. This will impact both the organisation and its workforce on various levels. What does the new world of work look like? This article explores the impact of working from home and contemplates how it will impact corporate culture in the long run.

Embrace Diversity & Inclusion with Intentionality

Tullio Siragusa

Embrace Diversity & Inclusion with Intentionality. Diversity at the workplace implies an organization that employs a diverse team of people that directly reflects the society in which it exists and operates. True diversity entails identifying all of the elements that makes us distinctive from one another and respecting and appreciating what makes each of us unique in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and nationality.

How AARP is Pivoting Innovation in 2020 and Investing in Startups

Innovation Leader

At Innovation Leader’s recent online event for nonprofit organizations, Andy Miller of AARP discussed how his team helps build an innovative culture that permeates the organization — and how they’re making new investments in startups

Re-imagining Your Brand Experience after Covid-19


You’ve heard of virtual hugs. What about shadow hugs? I won’t be demonstrating shadow hugs on Tuesday’s free Jumpstart Your Business Operations webinar. I will discuss, though, how shadow hugs are a simple example of an important concept right now: reevaluating your brand promise and innovating new experiences for your audiences to ensure your brand is positioned to still succeed in a pandemic-shaped world.

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.

Corporate-startup collaboration checklist

The Future Shapers

Partnering between two different size companies will never be easy, regardless of how much they need each other. The success of a collaboration depends on one hand on mutual understanding and on the other hand on thoroughly preparing before signing on the proverbial dotted line. The post Corporate-startup collaboration checklist appeared first on The Future Shapers. Collaboration Ecosystem Innovation Incubators & Labs Innovation Incubators and Labs

#1,730 – Dog Fitness Tracker

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I used to be obsessed with my Fitbit and making sure that I got at least 10,000 steps everyday. So much so that I even lead my department to a first place finish in our team step challenge at work last year! But then COVID-19 hit and another scorching Phoenix summer came along and now I’m lucky if I even break 1,000 steps a day during the week. I imagine that most people are in the same boat as me.

Stop Trying to ‘Bounce Back’ to Normal

Innovation Leader

Rather than trying to restore all of the activities from February 2020 in the US, we should be thinking about how to “bounce forward” toward something new

Importance of Employee Productivity Analytics In a Modern Workplace


The Importance of Employee Productivity Analytics In a Modern Workplace The COVID-19 pandemic has forced business across the globe into the world’s largest work-from-home experiment. Enabling high productivity and performance among a workforce that is still adjusting to the concept of remote working has become super critical for sustainability. Employee productivity was always at the […].


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.

The future of AI in sports for players, broadcasters and fans

The Future Shapers

To some, the very notion of Artificial Intelligence may seem like a novelty- especially sport, but it is here to stay and will play an increased role in how we all watch and experience our favourite teams and events.?Deltatre’s Deltatre’s Head of Innovation, Pietro Marini, shares his predictions. The post The future of AI in sports for players, broadcasters and fans appeared first on The Future Shapers. Innovation Innovation Leadership Technology

Experimenting 100 innovative solutions over 20 countries in Africa

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Experimenting 100 innovative solutions over 20 countries in Africa twice a year: that's the process we describe in this compelling interview with David L. Ross, Innovation teacher at Carnegie Mellon University. Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Africa Carnegie Mellon University David Ross Innovation Center Innovation Lab Innovation Management intrapreneurship Orange The Intrapreneurs' Factory

How R&D Keeps the CPG Industry on the Cutting-Edge

Innovation Leader

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) describes any product that requires routine replacement — from personal care to food. No matter the item, companies in this space have to create new offerings that shoppers will buy again and again. To find out how big bets empower the process, we talked to Ranjani

Creating A Digital Supply Chain For The New Normal


Creating A Digital Supply Chain For The New Normal Supply Chain leaders across enterprises were already dealing with various issues in trying to do their best to achieve their service levels such as End to End Supply Chain Visibility. Lack of Data in some cases to analyses why a particular SKU went out of stock. […]. The post Creating A Digital Supply Chain For The New Normal appeared first on Acuvate.

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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.

The Tech Industry Can Be An Accelerator for Change. Here's How

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Instead of focusing entirely on company cultures and HR practices, we need to put our tech to better use. Technology

Fostering Supplier-Driven Innovation


As competitive environments rapidly change, technological leaders in manufacturing have to find efficient solutions to foster innovation. Crucial innovations are developed using internal sources of innovation , but at the same time, external sources of innovation are increasingly being identified and leveraged.

Information Technology and strategic decisions: start giving your IT a voice now


It is no longer a matter of choice. It is urgent: technology is decisive in company health and in the future of business. Even more so in the times of crisis that we live in, where the global pandemic, social isolation and home office pushed corporations into the remote transition. This is the reflection that we bring in this article. Read on to understand why strategic IT is a game changer for organizations, what it’s pillars are, and how to implement it effectively!

Training on the Future of Work

Learn more about the future of work and how your organization can receive personalized innovative FOW training or workshops. Many wonder what exactly the future of work will look like, especially in a constantly changing post-2020 pandemic landscape. Businesses and organizations are transitioning away from “crisis” mode and into “the new normal” with the understanding that we live in a VUCA world where disruptions are part of the norm.

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.”