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What it Takes to Achieve Operational Excellence

Kainexus

No executive in the world would turn down operational excellence if you handed it to them on a platter even if they don’t exactly know what it is. It just sounds like something awesome. But operational excellence isn’t like an hors d'oeuvre you can pluck off a tray.

How to run a corporate innovation accelerator?

Board of Innovation

Have you been thinking about running a corporate accelerator to boost innovation capabilities at your company? This might help you make your decision. The post How to run a corporate innovation accelerator? appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise accelerator corporate accelerator innovation accelerator Internal accelerator

Get More Done – Interrupt Your Interruptions

The Human Factor

If you’re feeling the need for more peace and quiet these days, you’re not alone. One of the latest trends sweeping the business world is the “pod” – a small, free-standing soundproof space that can comfortably hold one or two people.

Implementing Innovation in Chocolate – Production, Manufacturing, and Packaging

Yet2

At yet2 , we work on a variety of technology scouting projects , from anti-corrosive coatings for automobile applications, to researching the future of laundry in space amongst other topics. One of my favorite topics is innovation in food and beverages, particularly chocolate. This is a timely subject, since many of us are purchasing this delicious commodity for our friends, family, or significant others (or ourselves) for Valentine’s Day.

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.

Is your company just performing “Innovation Theatre”?

Idea to Value

Most companies say that they are investing in innovation. They will showcase large initiatives for gaining ideas and suggestions from across the organisation.

At the digital transformation and innovation crossroads

RTI Innovation Advisors

I went to a meeting about innovation earlier this week with a former client and a discussion about digital transformation broke out. It was both interesting and strange at the same time. Most corporations are struggling to comprehend the changes in front of them, but at the same time are so fixated on short term thinking that they struggle to see the tsunami that is emerging just over the horizon. They know it's there. They know they should prepare.

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Transformation Is Always A Journey, Never A Destination

Digital Tonto

A leader's role is no longer simply to plan and direct action, but to inspire and empower belief. Related posts: How Experian’s Digital Transformation Brought Its Business To An Entirely New Level. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Transformation

The ‘perfect’ office layout for innovation and productivity

Idea to Value

Contents. Future offices need to be flexible. The death of open plan offices. What office environments make people more creative? The ‘perfect’ office environment for innovation and productivity. Conclusion and sources.

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Cybersecurity in 2019: Key Trends and Innovations You Need to Know About

Game-Changer

Image by David Rangel. The world of cybersecurity is always in flux. New threats emerge as new technologies become more embedded – and companies both small and large struggle to keep up. One thing seems certain in 2019: that cybersecurity is big business.

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6 Creative Event Management Companies in London

Rocketspace

A corporate event is a great way to engage employees, clients, and other key business stakeholders. From lavish receptions and galas to away-days and networking events, a great corporate event requires. Startup Services

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.

Top Four Benefits of Effective Idea Management Software

IdeaScale

A team works best when it collaborates. Ever since the first suggestion box was put out in a break room, idea management has been part of any well-run organization.

8 Design Thinking Problems and How to Fix Them

Innovation Excellence

Design Thinking attempts to extract the mindset of a designer, an artist, a creator, or even a child into a series of steps that can be applied to any discipline (even business or politics) to solve human-centered problems. Its steps are so logical that we can’t imagine anyone opposing them.

How Red Hat Helped Make Open Source A Global Phenomenon

Digital Tonto

Throughout its history, it's been able to continually adapt and scale its business model to a changing market Related posts: How Every Industry Can Learn From The Open Source Movement. The One Thing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation Open Source

Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley

Facilitation of Innovation Meetings Requires a Highly Specific Set of Skills, Frameworks, Tools — and Experience. Professional Facilitation and/or Training Makes a Difference*. Seven Facilitation Fails. Innovation projects are about a lot of meetings.

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.

How to Measure the Success of Your Innovation Management Strategy

IdeaScale

Most of us have encountered a version of the saying, “You can’t improve what you don’t measure,” and it makes intuitive sense. Time itself creates points of comparison, whether you choose to evaluate them or not. Numbers don’t lie. Learn how to measure innovation success to improve the results of future innovation projects. Going forward on hunches, or feelings that a project is performing, is certainly possible, but it’s not wise.

How Blockbuster, Kodak And Xerox Really Failed (It’s Not What You Think)

Innovation Excellence

Go to just about any conference today and you will hear a familiar tale of woe. A once great corporation, which had dominated its industry, fails to adapt and descends into irrelevance.

Employee Innovation Survey- Results

IdeaSpies

Introduction. The purpose of the Survey was to determine if employees have a voice in helping their organisations succeed. Employee involvement in innovation was specifically researched. Innovation was defined simply as “implementation of ideas that add value”. Recommendations.

1 Definition of Innovation & 4 Strategies to Achieve It

BrainZooming

What is your definition of innovation? An article in The Wall Street Journal about food companies innovating to raise prices features this definition of innovation from Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen: “Creating something I didn’t know I needed is innovation.”.

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.

6 Lessons from Our 2018 Innovation Management Award Winners

IdeaScale

IdeaScale recently announced the winners of our 2018 Innovation Management Awards. Queensland Police Service was recognized for Best Engagement Strategy, Covia won the award for Best Innovation Process, and the Transportation Research Board won for Best Innovation. Here are six lessons to take away from these winners. Queensland Police Service (QPS). The QPS serves Brisbane and the state of Queensland.

Companies Are Failing To Get Value From Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is something that everyone says they want to do, but it seems increasingly clear that this desire is often rather superficial. For instance, recently I wrote about a new study from Harvard Business School showing that innovation is rarely a top priority for executives.

S.I.M.P.L.E. before S.M.A.R.T.

Grasshopper Herder

Yet another Experiment Template? Use this SIMPLE template to overcome the hardest part of running experiments.getting started. The post S.I.M.P.L.E. before S.M.A.R.T. appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup User Experience & Research Experiment Design & Template Generative Market Research lean startup

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Move over Silicon Valley; Asia roars when it comes to Innovation

The Future Shapers

Throughout the course of my career, I have been extremely fortunate to manage and lead innovation initiatives with companies in different parts of the world.

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.

KaiNexus vs. SharePoint

Kainexus

Are you trying to spread an improvement culture without the improvement software? You invest in software for all of the important parts of your business, right? People. That software exists for continuous improvement, too.

Six Driving Forces of Innovation for 2019 and Beyond

Innovation Excellence

Each year I interview hundreds of business leaders about innovation in their companies, and their outlook on the future. One question almost always gets asked: “what’s keeping you up nights?” ” What I’m hearing of late is about the sudden rise in business uncertainty.

Between The Top-Down and Bottom-Up Organization: The Power of Two-Way Dialogue

Tembosocial

Between The Top-Down and Bottom-Up Organization: The Power of Two-Way Dialogue.

The Myth of the First-Mover Advantage: Why to be Smarter, Not Faster

New Market Advisors

Companies today worry too much about being fast. They want to fail quickly, pivot, and be first to market with their new idea. They want to make sure that they’re in front of customers before their competitors. It makes sense.

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.

7 Signs That Your Organization Needs Visual Task Management

Kainexus

When I was a kid, my mother helped motivate and organize her workforce (aka, my sisters and me) with a chore chart. Each week we had tasks assigned and got to put a sticker on the chart when the job was satisfactorily completed.

It’s Time To Be Skeptical About The Lean Startup. Here’s Why:

Innovation Excellence

In 1997 Clayton Christensen published The Innovator’s Dilemma and it sparked a revolution. It seemed that for years all anyone could talk about was disruptive innovation. That was until Henry Chesbrough published Open Innovation in 2003 and that got hot.

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How sustainable consumption relates to knowledge, seriousness and culture

Norbert Bol

As we probably all know, we are currently consuming more than the planet can reproduce. The annual Earth Overshoot Day is happening sooner every year. Last year this day was 1 August. Less consumption or more sustainable consumption lifestyle is therefore necessary, because we have only one planet.

How Human Resources Can Drive Innovation?

Ankush Chopra

If you ask someone the question “which function drives innovation in a company?”, ”, the most likely response will be R&D. After all, R&D spends the most time on inventing and improving products.

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!