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Those That Get It Don’t Need It, and Those That Need It Don’t Get It

Tim Kastelle

An innovation paradox Here’s a central problem with trying to get any new idea to spread – often, those that get it don’t need it, while those that need it don’t get it. It’s a paradox. This leads to problems for people that have new ideas. Problem 1a: you end up talking to the wrong people. It is easiest to talk to the people that get it – even though they don’t need your idea.

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Leaders agree: Creativity will be 3rd most important work skill by 2020

Idea to Value

According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, it is clear that creativity at work is going to be one of the most important and in-demand skills in the next 5 years. In fact, it is going to be the third most important skill overall. This comes from a new Forum report, The Future of Jobs , which took input from an extensive survey of CHROs and other senior talent and strategy executives from a total of 371 leading global employers, representing more than 13 million employees.

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The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing tough challenges within the business world. To work through these we are all being asked to transform but there has to be a clear end, a return for all this energy and resources it requires, that we are being asked to spend? How and where does innovation fit will clearly depend on this transforming effect. We are fairly clear that incremental innovation is just not cutting through to give the types of growth expected.

Digital transformation – are you ready to transform and change your innovation approaches?

HYPE Innovation

Business digital transformation, it can get your pulse racing as you look for the nearest exit. It is being asked of everybody to get involved but have we a sufficient understanding of it? Add in the magic ‘need’ so innovation can benefit from this business digital transformation and we begin to shift around in our chairs even more. What would it mean if we ‘went’ digital and transformed ourselves for innovation with in our organization? Business Transformation

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Three Flavours of Open Innovation: breaking down institutional boundaries through the X-Factor, Speed Dating, and iOT

Imaginatik

A great deal of activity has been happening under the topic of ‘open innovation’, however we have found very different initiatives launched by our clients that challenge a common definition of the term. From this cross-client perspective we understand a broad set of practices and ambitions for open innovation, which we can begin to place in patterns of approach or flavours.

What’s your ultimate innovation challenge?

Exago

When developing your idea management programme, the way you identify, frame and share your challenges with your community is key to your initiatives’ success. The post What’s your ultimate innovation challenge? appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation management innovation-results innovation-tips

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Four Magic Phrases to Improve your Powers of Persuasion

Destination Innovation

Would you like to be more persuasive with people? How can you get people to like you, respect you and listen to your suggestions? Studies have shown these four simple expressions to be highly effective when used in the right circumstances: 1. What I really like about you is…………… Tell someone something that you admire in them and they will like you for it.

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How Should You Budget for Corporate Innovation?

Rocketspace

Budgeting for corporate innovation initiatives can be challenging, so corporations often fall back on the subjective judgement of CEOs and their executive team about where their company stands in the overall marketplace and how they think it will evolve. To avoid this pitfall, corporates look to create a more structured approach to budgeting. Corporate Innovation Working With Startups Innovation Management

Develop Your Annual Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

It’s that time of year when organizations close the books for the current year and start focusing on the next. As you work through your annual planning, it’s important to consider your annual innovation strategy as well. This type of planning makes innovation projects far more effective and helps ensure ongoing support from leadership. Preparing Your Annual Innovation Strategy.

Why innovation portfolios matter

Jeffrey Phillips

At this point in business evolution, every CEO understands the need for more innovation. After a decade of reading about it, getting pounded over the head with the Jobs/Apple story and watching new innovations disrupt entire industries, businesses are starting to react. More and more of them are doing innovation, with drastically different outcomes. Some are successful. Many are making significant investments and have had little success. Some are frankly abject failures.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Solvitur ambulando – A Great Creativity Hack

Tim Kastelle

Solvitur ambulando – it is solved by walking. That’s the slogan for Keri Smith’s wonderful book The Wander Society (and here ). Her book is a manifesto for getting out and directly experiencing life through unplanned, mindful wandering. It’s a great idea. We need slack in order to have great ideas. Wandering creates slack – unstructured time in our day. That’s where ideas come from. Physical activity helps us think better.

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

I spoke to 15 of the world’s leading innovation experts to get their definition of “innovation” The variety in their responses may surprise you. Content. Introduction. Nick Skillicorn. David Burkus. Stephen Shapiro. Pete Foley. Gijs van Wulfen. Kevin McFarthing. Robert Brands. Paul Hobcraft. Mike Shipulski. Paul Sloane. Jeffrey Baumgartner. Stefan Lindegaard. Drew Boyd. Michael Graber. Jorge Barba. Analysis of all the definitions. The ultimate definition of innovation.

The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing tough challenges within the business world. To work through these we are all being asked to transform but there has to be a clear end, a return for all this energy and resources it requires, that we are being asked to spend? How and where does innovation fit will clearly depend on this transforming effect. We are fairly clear that incremental innovation is just not cutting through to give the types of growth expected.

Why mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

HYPE Innovation

Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviours of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do. The lack of having a well mapped out customer journey means missing out on opportunities caused by not knowing this, restricts the developing of innovation solutions that map back to all the decision-making that is going on in the customers’ minds.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Open Innovation: 2 approaches towards value creation

Imaginatik

Open Innovation has been around for years. Like any concept or technology, a time-lag exists between when it emerges, gets used by early adopters, and becomes usable by many. Open Innovation (OI) is no different. It is a concept (powered by underlying technology and methods) with a pragmatic objective: engage different types of stakeholders beyond one’s organizational walls in ways that provides mutual value to all involved. So, why invest in Open Innovation?

Diana Neves de Carvalho takes the lead at Exago

Exago

Blending consultancy, management and information technology (IT) expertise, Diana Neves de Carvalho is now Exago’s chief executive officer (CEO). Her problem-solving talents and ‘make it happen’ spirit are focused on one main mission: to provide innovation managers the most efficient. Read More. The post Diana Neves de Carvalho takes the lead at Exago appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago team

Want To Hire Innovators? Here’s How You’re Dismissing Them

Game-Changer

Most organizations are not setup to hire innovators, rather they filter them out. Because they follow the tried and true solid advice for making good hiring decisions: hire for culture-fit. To hire for culture-fit is to hire for comfort, the short-term, sameness; to keep optimizing what is rather than creating what’s next. The problem with hiring for culture-fit is that if your culture doesn’t reward risk taking and learning from mistakes then you will filter out innovators.

The Ten Types of Innovation

Destination Innovation

How many types of innovation are there? The simplest way to categorize innovation is into two forms – incremental and radical. Incremental innovation is an improvement in an existing thing (e.g. product, process or service). Radical innovation is finding an entirely new way of doing something. For example if you had been making spectacles in the 1950s then plastic lenses instead of glass lenses would have been an incremental innovation.

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

Corporate Innovation: 5 Trends Not to Ignore in 2016

Rocketspace

Whether it was fear or greed, an increasing number of big brands woke up and introduced internal innovation programs in 2015. And, for good reasons: fear that a new startup could launch a disruptive new technology and steal market share, pressure to create new revenue streams — or both. Last year, our Corporate Innovation Services team witnessed a huge influx of interest from the world’s leading corporations to find new ways to innovate. Our recommendation? Do it fast.

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Innovation Goes Beyond Bright Ideas

IdeaScale

When organizations talk about innovation, they are referring to generating bright ideas. They spend time thinking “out of the box” and hope to come up with a brilliant new idea. But innovation is not the Idea; it’s more than that. Innovation goes beyond bright ideas by combining processes with creative minds to breathe life into something that makes life easier, days brighter, and helps organizations get closer to their goals.

Taking Four Different Paths to Innovation

Braden Kelley

Interview with Gijs van Wulfen I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow Innovation author Gijs van Wulfen to talk with him about his new book The Innovation Maze, which is a follow-up to his great first book The Innovation … Continue reading → Innovation authors Books Gijs van Wulfen Interviews Process strategic options Strategy The Innovation Maze

Three Flawed Ideas That Create Innovation Theatre

Tim Kastelle

“One of my pedagogy professors said an interesting thing once: teachers spend their time in the classroom teaching, while students, who you’d hope would spend the time learning, are actually studenting ; that is, performing the gestures they’ve been taught to perform to seem like legitimate students.” ” -Christy Wampole, The New Serious, p. This quote from Christy Wampole is interesting.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

Innovation pioneer Dieter Rams’ “Ten principles for good design”

Idea to Value

If you work in design or innovation, you might not necessarily have heard of Dieter Rams. But you will have definitely felt his impact in the design principles which underlay much of his work. Rams is renowned for his “less, but better” design philosophy, which helped him design a number of iconic products for both Braun (electronics) and Vitsœ (furniture and the 606 Shelving system) throughout the 1950s and 1960s, making both companies household names.

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Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

Credit: Acacia Communications. I wrote this recently in a post entitled “ Bringing New Innovation is Stretching the Mind “ It opened with this view: “There is a profound shift taking place, relating to innovation. Increasingly we are seeing a growing dissatisfaction on the impact that innovation is having; in growth, in returns, in market and customer impact. There is a search for new solutions.

The critical aspects for an innovation vision

HYPE Innovation

When we consider developing an innovation vision it's easy to get bogged down in details as we craft and then re-craft this to reflect our realities. Most of our discussions are internally related. We can miss some different and crucial components in building the vision, which reflects on many of the intangibles surrounding any view. It is critical for us to address how to embed the vision and relate the essential parts that need to come together.

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Practical Sustainability – making it, well, practical

Imaginatik

This post was originally posted on Linkedin by Ralph Welborn.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

We’re in the top 5% of firms ranked by Happiness Works!

Exago

Exago’s one of the top 5% happiest organisations to work in, ranking eleventh in the Happiness Works – Happy Company 2016 initiative, among 209 surveyed participants. Now in its fifth edition, every year, Happiness Works assesses the overall well-being and. Read More. The post We’re in the top 5% of firms ranked by Happiness Works! appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago engagement Portugal

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10 Industries The Internet of Things Will Change Forever

Game-Changer

According to McKinsey, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025. In other words: The Internet of Things is a technology that will drive the next economy. As Nico Adams of CSIRO points out , with IoT companies can evolve from product businesses to service businesses that are capable of affecting real economic and social change.

Which is better – Planned or Emergent Innovation?

Destination Innovation

Most innovation initiatives are planned and programmatic. We focus on a challenge, analyse the problem, brainstorm some great ideas and then put together teams to implement the best ones. For new products the projects might go through a stage-gate process where they have to clear certain hurdles in order to have extra resources released. There is a program and the projects adhere to it.

Big Business Wants To Cowork Too

Rocketspace

Coworking spaces have exploded onto the office scene and it's not just entrepreneurs and freelancers who've noticed – big business wants in on these innovative work environments too. According to Deskmag's Global Coworking Survey 2016 , over ten thousand coworking spaces will open their doors this year, despite increasing real estate prices in key regions.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!