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The Innovator’s PURPOSE

The Future Shapers

What is the PURPOSE of innovation? Are we just innovating to create more profit for our organisations, higher margins, or to increase efficiency or productivity? Are we just trying to do more of the same, with the same world view in which we operate today, but in a different way?

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Why you should rethink your innovation process every 4 years

Lead Innovation

The innovation process creates the framework for the structured development and implementation of new products, services or business models. Why it is important to revise the process after a few years is explained in this article. Innovation process

Why You Need a Diverse Ecosystem of Perspectives to Drive Innovative Thinking

HYPE Innovation

Editor's Note: Andy Seferta is Head of Ecosystem and Analyst Engagement, Digital Technology Services, Fujitsu EMEIA. This post was originally published on May 12, 2019, on the Fujitsu UK Blog.

The interplay between innovation, creativity, and consciousness

Innovation Excellence

Innovation consulting can be a lonely place for a woman to play, especially in a conventional, male-oriented, and competitive marketplace like Melbourne is today. Making networking a key way of enhancing my intellectual, emotional and social capital, consciousness and creativity.

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.

Successful Innovation Program Highlights the Value of Intrapreneurship

IdeaScale

Intrapreneurs are people who are dedicated to their employer yet know how to apply basic principles of entrepreneurship within their roles at work. Sometimes your best “entrepreneurial” ideas come from people inside your organization.

Why Company Culture is Key to Innovation and Growth

InnovationManagement

In the world of business to get an edge over competitors, companies are required to constantly evolve their sales, marketing, hiring, and employee retention tactics to stay ahead.

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Digital transformation marks the demise of product innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

There comes a time when every phenomenon reaches its zenith, before a long fall or a sudden collapse. We like to refer to this point in the cycle as the "tipping point" - the point at which we can remain in stasis or the structures will collapse.

Josh Folk of IdeaScale Dishes with DotCom

IdeaScale

Josh Folk is a co-founder of IdeaScale, and he recently joined DotCom magazine for their Leader Round Table Interview series. Harnessing innovation and putting it to work efficiently are at the heart of the so-called Industrial Revolution 4.0.?.

5 Smart Energy Startups You Need to Know in 2019

Rocketspace

With rising temperatures, a number of studies are urging mankind to lower global energy consumption. One of the top sectors producing pollution is construction.

How Networks Drive Transformation

Digital Tonto

The truth is that we need to reimagine leadership for a networked age to focus less on driving strategy and tactics and more on widening and deepening connections in networks Related posts: Leaders. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

The Five Factors That Drive Digital Innovation

InnovationManagement

Innovation is the core activity of human evolution to change the environment, reach high performance, and make collective progress. The post The Five Factors That Drive Digital Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management.

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Josh Folk of IdeaScale Dishes with DotCom

IdeaScale

Josh Folk is a co-founder of IdeaScale, and he recently joined DotCom magazine for their Leader Round Table Interview series. Harnessing innovation and putting it to work efficiently are at the heart of the so-called Industrial Revolution 4.0.?.

Eight Reasons why Innovation beats Efficiency

Innovation Excellence

If you are running an organization of any kind then making it more efficient is a key priority. It is important to speed up processes, eliminate waste, improve quality, reduce costs and generally please customers. And if you work hard at it you can do all of these things.

Be A Generalist Not A Specialist If You Want To Excel

Game-Changer

A new book by David Epstein, Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World, makes the case for Generalists. As a Generalist, I’m happy someone wrote a book about Generalists for everyone; not just business people.

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!

How Are Innovative Learning Platforms Influencing the Future of Work?

InnovationManagement

Technology has been transforming the workplace for some time now. The traditional education system was formed in the heat of the industrial revolution and many would say is obsolete nowadays.

26 Ways to generate new revenue for B2C companies

Board of Innovation

Why read this? This blog post will help you to identify sustainable new revenue streams, challenge revenue streams you have already developed and to come up with alternative money-making tactics.

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How to Destroy Innovation Silos

Innovation Excellence

Sick care badly needs innovation if it is to become healthcare. Yet, it’s questionable whether it can be fixed from inside.

10 Things that you can do to improve the employee experience

The Future Shapers

TINYpulse recently published their 2019 Employee Engagement Report titled The End of Employee Loyalty. With reputedly one of the largest databases in the world for employee feedback, they are well positioned to provide real insights into employee engagement trends.

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 Going Green Can Help Your Profits and the Environment

InnovationManagement

The scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change only grows stronger. The most recent word from scientists is that the present warming of the globe is "unprecedented" in the last 2,000 years.

Inspiring Agile Ways of Working: How Design Sprint mindsets help organisations get comfortable with agile ways of working

InnovationTraining.org

It’s easy to get stuck in our ways. We’re only human. But if transforming business is the goal, it requires completely new ways of working. Not just for some, but for everyone. So why not take on the challenge together? Transforming mindsets.

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Inventor of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, Has Launched a New Startup

Innovation Excellence

Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the Web was never fully realized. Now he says it’s time to finish the job. For Tim Berners-Lee the past is prologue, and not a very good one at that. Several months ago I had the chance to sit down to dinner with Tim Berners-Lee at an event we were both.

Do robots really take our work away or just do it for us?

Lead Innovation

The further development of AI and robots has been declared a state goal by the Chinese government. Initial successes, such as in autonomous driving, have already been achieved. As in the Middle Kingdom, all employees ask themselves the question: Will robots and AIs kill my job?

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?

Design-Test-Repeat Cycle Visual

Strategyzer Innovation

At Strategyzer we value simplicity, visual tools and iterative prototyping. Over the years, we have used these principles to refine one of our favorite visuals: the Design-Test-Repeat cycle.

Innovative Ways of Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

InnovationManagement

Preventing harassment in the workplace isn’t a new problem, but it’s becoming something we discuss more often and more openly. Harassment can lead to distress, mental health issues and other overwhelming feelings—and on top of all that, it’s illegal.

How do you quantify the probability of success of a new product?

Innovation Excellence

For the sake of simplicity (and for most real situations) we will assume that this question is asked by a manager at a company that has been in business, understands the market, and this is a new product for this company.

What is a Diaper Worth? An Example of Value and Pricing

Innovation in Practice

When it comes to pricing a product, one principle rises above the rest. A price is inextricably linked to the value a customer places on that product. If a customer thinks a product is worth the price you’ve set, they will purchase it.

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.

Business Model vs. Strategy: What’s the Difference?

CMOE

Military strategy is thousands of years old but the field of business strategy has only been around for about fifty years.

Time Travel Audit: Find Success Now and in the Future

Daniel Burrus

You don’t need a DeLorean for time travel. For example, you can visit remote parts of the Amazon River and meet people who live just as they did a thousand years ago, using blow guns and spears as their current technology. Even here in the U.S.,

These 3 Indicators May Be Projecting the Next Financial Collapse

Innovation Excellence

While there is no one magic indicator of the market’s future, these three may provide some of the best insights into the current and future state of the economy. Warren Buffett once said, “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”

Closing the Innovation Blindspot with a Visual Story

Innovation Leader

Using just a pen and paper, Dan Roam shows you how to tell your innovation story under 10 minutes — even if you can’t draw to save your life

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.