2017

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently.

3 Lessons on Innovation from Jeff Bezos

HYPE Innovation

Jeff Bezos just became the world's richest man. His creation, Amazon, is an incredible company. The consistency and breadth of innovation it has produced over the past two decades is awe-inspiring. Bezos is undoubtedly the force behind this relentlessness, and I find him fascinating to listen to and study. In the following 38-minute interview , he gives us a compelling glimpse into the mindset he’s created at Amazon that underpins its success.

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The Eleven Change Roles

Braden Kelley

Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail. To help make change less overwhelming, … Continue reading → Change Leadership Management change leadership change management change planning Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit collaboration organizational change

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If You Want to Be Innovative, Innovate

Tim Kastelle

Too many people want to make their organisations more innovative without going through the pain of actually changing anything. This does not work. In an interview on Tim Ferriss’ podcast , Jocko Willink says: If you want to tougher mentally, it is simple: be tougher. Don’t meditate on it. It’s the same with innovation. If you want to be innovative, it is simple: innovate. Here are some things that don’t work: Buying the magic innovation software.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

Handy Advice on Grammar and English Usage

Destination Innovation

Always avoid all aimless alliteration. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction. Parenthetical remarks are unnecessary (even when relevant). It’s wrong to ever split an infinitive. Contractions shouldn’t be used. Avoid ampersands & abbreviations, etc. Foreign phrases apropos of writing are not de rigueur. One should never generalise. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “I hate quotations.

How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges

Exago

When putting your innovation challenges together, make sure you have a complete plan with clearly defined, targeted audiences, across cultures and business units, as well as key messages, frequency expectations, a communication and incentives strategy. The post How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges communication employees engagement gamification idea management software incremental-innovation

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4 Essential Building Blocks of Intrapreneurship for Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

Corporations across the world are scrambling to figure out how to innovate and grow in an increasingly competitive business environment. Intrapreneurship, the concept of cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set from within an existing organization, is enabling many large companies to extract value through employee-powered corporate innovation. Intrapreneurship Team management Leadership Culture Innovation Models

Five Components of a Repeatable Innovation Portfolio

IdeaScale

Creating a repeatable innovation portfolio helps you plan more efficiently, scale resources, and gain insight for the growth of your innovation program. There are five key elements of a repeatable innovation portfolio: Opportunity Identification and Campaign Creation. Idea Collection and Inspiration. Proposal Generation. Implementation. Performance Tracking. When these components are in place, your innovation process becomes predictable and encourages participation across the spectrum.

Innovation is The Opposite of What We’re Pretending The Word Means

Game-Changer

Every once in a while someone says or writes something that is worth sharing. I want to introduce you to Tom Goodwin, who wrote a great piece called Why you probably don’t want innovation. His point is that everyone wants innovation without knowing what it means; which I agree with. Most of the stuff you read, listen and watch is mostly innovation theatre: just a bunch of fluffy activities that have no impact. The culprit?

Beyond Flavor of the Month: Managing Idea Challenges as a Repeatable Program

Imaginatik

An Idea Challenge is a structured process to collect new ideas from large groups of people – employees, customers, partners, or other stakeholders. Done right, they create multiple radiating benefits. The most obvious are all the new ideas that might otherwise have gone unnoticed by executives. But there are other powerful benefits, such as: increased staff buy-in for new initiatives, and higher productivity and morale of a more engaged workforce.

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.

The future innovation core lies at the edge.

Paul Hobcraft

Boundaries seem to be continually pushed in business, nothing seemingly stands still, yet many things stay caught up in not being changed. Something has to change, we need to jettison old ways. In with the new in 2017, out with the old. I continue to read and explore as much of the thought leadership on innovation, it continually points to a change in how we approach innovation.

How Corporates can use the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas

HYPE Innovation

The Lean Startup is a hot topic for organizations right now, so we asked a practitioner - Justin Souter, of Souter Consulting - to help readers get a handle on the elements of the Lean Startup framework, and provide some lessons from the field. The post is in four sections: 1. Where to begin with Startups and Corporate innovators. How to make effective decisions while 'in flight'. The Business Model Canvas – simple yet powerful. Business Model Innovation and visual business design. Frameworks

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Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Digital Tonto

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Here’s Your License to Innovate!

Tim Kastelle

All the Permission You Need The most common barrier to innovation that I hear about in my classes and talks is “But my boss won’t let me.” ” Here’s a solution. Print this out, fill it in, and carry it with you at all times. Problem solved! Actually, you don’t even need my permission to innovate – you just need permission from yourself. That’s all you’ve ever needed.

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9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

Focus on the Opportunity, not the Problem.

Destination Innovation

Two groups of engineering students were given a similar task – to design a bicycle rack for a car. The first group was shown an existing but poorly designed roof rack for bicycles. They looked at all the issues with the current design and then set out to come up with something better. The second group was not shown the ineffective roof rack; they were simply told to design a really good bicycle rack. The second group came up with much more elegant and effective designs.

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Five key dimensions for building your innovation challenges

Exago

In the process of setting objectives for your business goals, you should always think SMART – as management guru Peter Drucker applies this expression. To make your objectives easy to understand and monitor, they need to be specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related. This mnemonic can be useful when establishing innovation challenges. The post Five key dimensions for building your innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com.

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15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit.

How Cisco Works with Startups to Drive the Innovation Pipeline

Rocketspace

Major corporations don't need to be told to collaborate with startups and small firms to innovate – that message is being received loud and clear. But how they collaborate and what they learn from those collaborations can mean the difference between barely innovating enough to survive and being on the cutting edge of competitive innovation. Working With Startups Open Innovation Corporate-Startup Partnerships Innovation Models

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Collective Behavior in IdeaScale Communities

IdeaScale

Contributions from community members in the form of valuable ideas are seen as strategic assets in the success of IdeaScale initiatives. The larger the community of participants the more diverse views are likely to appear; more diversity increases the chances of producing valuable ideas. But the chance for success also increases, when the behavior within communities is also understood.

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We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

Game-Changer

Yesterday I gave a talk to Foxconn employees and Directors about culture and how it drives innovation. A good way to frame culture is like this: what you reward and what you punish. With that said, turn your attention to the following tweet: A6 Failure as a growth engine … #innochat pic.twitter.com/5nBvcKZ9fZ. — Sunil Malhotra (@SunilMalhotra) August 17, 2017. Failure As A Growth Engine.

Innovation vs. Invention vs. Creativity

Braden Kelley

There is so much talk about innovation these days, it’s hard to sometimes distinguish the signal from the noise. In fact, the word innovation gets thrown around so much that it leaves people wondering: What’s really innovative? Well, most of … Continue reading → Creativity Innovation common language inventions language Timing

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

Let me summarize where we are today in design thinking. In the past couple of weeks, I have been spending a fair amount of time on investigating design thinking. This is part one of my thoughts that came out of investigating and researching design thinking in the past couple of weeks. Within two posts, I want to provide my outcomes, bridging the present and pointing towards a better design thinking future, in my opinion urgently needed.

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.

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

HYPE Innovation

“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer). A design mind-set is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused, and action-oriented. It involves both analysis and imagination. Design thinking is linked to an improved future and seeks to build ideas up—unlike critical thinking, which breaks them down.

When Corporations Fund Startups, Both Can Win

Digital Tonto

A corporate venture program can provide a valuable window into the future Related posts: How Power Is Shifting From Corporations To Platforms. Could Ukraine Be The Next Silicon Valley? 4 Things. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Startups Venture Capital

We Don’t Need More Mousetraps!

Tim Kastelle

Imagine an island country where the only industry is making mousetraps – let’s call it Mousetrapia. And the people that live there are incredibly creative. Consequently, they invent new mousetraps constantly, and they patent them as well. They patent so many mousetraps that the number number of patents per capita for Mousetrapians is among the best in the world. This high level of creativity is due in part to the fantastic higher education system in Mousetrapia.

Be Unpredictable – Surprise your Customers and Competitors

Destination Innovation

Boy Browning. Frederick Arthur Montague Browning (1896 – 1965) was known as ‘Boy’ Browning. He served in the British Army with distinction in the First World War. He was promoted to Adjutant at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. During the Sovereign’s Parade of 1926, he did something unexpected by the large audience who came to see the closely choreographed and well-rehearsed parade of cadets. At the end of the ceremony he rode his horse up the steps and into the Old College.

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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.

KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success

Exago

Exago has partnered with KPMG in Portugal to promote the first global ‘Innovation Survey’ to companies operating in the country. The post KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago Insights innovation management innovation-results innovation-tips partnerships Portugal

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What is Design Thinking? Extensive interview with Tom Kelley from IDEO

Idea to Value

One of the most important figures in the field of Design Thinking is Tom Kelley, one of the heads of IDEO along with his brother David. Recently, Tom was interviewed by High Resolution (video above) about his thoughts on Innovation and Design Thinking. Main points discussed in the interview: Design isn’t a thing, it is a mindset, which you can use to focus on any type of challenge.

2016 Year in Review: Corporate Innovation Trends and Implications for 2017

Rocketspace

2016 was an eventful year, marked by unprecedented political polarization, hacked emails made public by WikiLeaks, Brexit, two huge Yahoo security breaches, and even exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But hidden among the uncertainty lies a year of unparalleled technological advances.

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3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier

IdeaScale

IdeaScale learns from all its best customers, but in our latest interview with Redwood Credit Union we learned three things that make innovation management easier: Pre-Populate Your Campaign. When RCU launched their first campaign that asked for ideas that would help improve the member experience, they seeded that campaign with ideas that they had received in the past.

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.