2015

To accelerate innovation, focus on culture

OVO Innovation

There's an old joke about perspective and laziness I love and have used before on this blog, because it illustrates many of the challenges (and opportunities) of corporate innovation. The joke goes that a young man steps out of a bar, and spies another person, obviously drunk, peering intently at the sidewalk under a street lamp. Curious, the guy just leaving the bar goes over to the drunk and asks "what are you doing?" The drunk answers "I'm looking for my keys".

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey.

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The challenge is on: ‘People@Liberty’ launched on Innovation Open Day

Exago

Liberty Seguros Portugal, awarded several times for being ‘a great place to work’ and promoting ‘excellence at work’, wants to take its employees’ creativity and engagement to a new level. The insurance company has set in motion the ‘People@Liberty’ programme, Read More.

Serendipitous exchanges fuel innovation

Game-Changer

Well, well, well…someone finally mapped out on Twitter what we intuitively know about how innovations happens : The more diverse a person’s social network, the more likely that person is to be innovative.

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Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Innovation Lessons from the Master, Steve Jobs

Destination Innovation

Steve Jobs was adopted at birth in 1955. He grew up in California. He dropped out of college but voluntarily took a course in calligraphy. He found it beautiful and fascinating. The marriage of aesthetics and technology became his life-long obsession.

The Challenges being Faced by Innovation Consultants

Paul Hobcraft

From my perspective I’ve been looking at a real challenge today, that many consultants offering innovation services are not providing real sustaining consulting value to clients, only ad-hoc services.

Applying the Four Lenses of Innovation

Hype

Rowan Gibson wrote a book called “ The Four Lenses of Innovation: A power tool for creating thinking ” that came out earlier this year. This is a book well worth obtaining and working through. Well, it provides an understanding to the thinking patterns that lead innovators to their big ideas.

A New Approach to Business Model Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Gijs van Wulfen shares his insights from the McKinsey report on a new approach to business-model innovation.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Innovate your processes before innovating your products

OVO Innovation

I was leading an innovation training session, talking about the reasons for conducting trend spotting and scenario planning prior to idea generation. There are many reasons why I like trend spotting and scenario planning, but it's the sense of understanding what might happen in the future that really resonates with me. I described why we advocate trend spotting and scenario planning as a component of innovation, especially as the expectations of an innovation activity are more disruptive.

Zappos Just Pulled Off the Boldest Change Management Move Ever

Tim Kastelle

Why aren’t we mad at the bad managers? Have you heard that 210 people left Zappos at the end of April because they apparently don’t like the new flat management system called Holacracy® that the firm is moving to? I’ll bet you have.

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This may not be changing fast enough in the hospitality sector

Exago

If someone is going to disrupt your business model, it’s better be you’, says Exago’s director and cofounder. Pedro do Camo Costa speaks to fashion editor Juliana Cavalcanti in an interview to inspire Jeroen Gulickx’s upcoming book ‘A Hotelier’s Mind, Read More.

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In the future you are either a digital business or a dead business

Game-Changer

Today, every business is digital and it’s changing how business is done. But many businesses have yet to wake up and understand this reality.

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A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

The Pyramid of Results, Motivation and Ability

Braden Kelley

Changing Outcomes, Changing Behavior When engaging in a change effort it is important to focus not on outputs but on outcomes.

Marketers Need To Rethink The Customer Decision Journey

Digital Tonto

We still have yet to bridge the gap between crafting messages and designing experiences. Related posts: Simulation Marketing. Why Most Marketers Will Fail In The Era Of Big Data. Should You Be. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why Women are the Future (and Past) of Business Innovation

Leapfrogging

Mainstream business culture penalizes women for being women. But “feminine” skill sets are the not-so-secret ingredients for what it takes to innovate in today’s digital world. . 2015 has so far been monumental for women.

How to Affect Change in a Large Corporation: You Can’t Do it Alone

Rocketspace

Working for a large corporation has many perks. The credibility, stability and ability to make a large scale impact keep you coming back to the office every day — but of course, every job can have drawbacks.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Innovators – are you thinking about Ecosystems?

Paul Hobcraft

Business Ecosystem Trends by Deloitte. Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope of internally generating new products. It opens up a host of possibilities, that can add significantly towards a new service design, new capabilities and solving more complex problems.

Looking Back, Moving Forward in Your Innovation Understanding

Hype

As we come closer to the year-end it's good to look back, make some dedicated time to take ‘stock’, in this case, on innovation’s progress. We decided to help you.

Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 3)

Robert Brands

If you want to survive in today’s supersonic-fast business world, innovation is no longer optional, it’s imperative. Underscoring this same sentiment and urgency for business growth via innovation, Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! link].

Innovation needs Time, Talent and Temperment

OVO Innovation

I'm about to leave for a well-deserved vacation, but I wanted to leave you, gentle readers, with a parting shot to contemplate before I go. The idea I'd like you to contemplate until my return is that we are all making innovation far too complicated, and we need to stop dressing up the activity with lots of talking points and stop working ourselves and our management into a tizzy about commitments and investments. Of course all of these are important.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

To Get Big, Start Really Small

Tim Kastelle

When you’re starting out with something new, it’s important to understand that your customer is never “everyone.” ” Even if your eventual potential market is huge, you need to start out by dominating a small niche.

Exago’s Lisbon headquarters at fresh location

Exago

Exago’s headquarters in Lisbon has moved to the heart of the city – we are now just next to the Marquês de Pombal square and some of the major and more relevant companies operating in Portugal. The venue change brings. Read More. The post Exago’s Lisbon headquarters at fresh location appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago

Companies should penalize employees for their inaction, not for their failures

Game-Changer

How can you boost innovation in your business ? Penalize inaction, and celebrate failure. Successful creatives are not afraid of mistakes or failure: they know that good ideas often arise from tireless experimentation and a chain of failed attempts.

Change Agents and the Future of Change Management

Braden Kelley

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Marketers Need To Shift From Crafting Messages To Creating Experiences

Digital Tonto

Instead of carnival barkers, we must begin to think like concierges, helping and assisting customers as we collect data in real time. Related posts: Marketers Need To Rethink The Customer Decision. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Evolution of Women in Business: An Infographic

Leapfrogging

2015 has so far been monumental for women. In light of Hilary announcing her run for office, and six women winning the Pulitzer Prize (compared to one female winner in 2014), I though I’d share this infographic depicting the historic impact of women in the business world over the past century.

Six Levels of Leadership

Innovation Excellence

The network economy, in which nearly everything is available to nearly everyone, imposes a new requirement on leaders. This new requirement is at the heart of leadership.

The State of Innovation Management in 2015 Just Released

Paul Hobcraft

As we come closer to the year-end it’s good to look back, make some dedicated time to take ‘stock’, in this case, on innovation’s progress.

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.