How to practice engaged thinking

The Future Shapers

It might seem like a truism, but to be really engaged and resilient, to be able lead innovation effectively and manage people optimally, you should look into becoming and engaging and valuable thought leader. Ulf Löwenhav has advice on how you can practise engaged thinking as a leader in your organisation. The post How to practice engaged thinking appeared first on The Future Shapers.

How to Engage People with Ideation and Challenge-based Learning


We contribute to a better, more creative Earth. It was great to see new people joining us and see many returning. How to engage and motivate people to be open in sharing their ideas and solve challenges your organisation is facing?


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How to Drive Engagement with Employee Feedback


It was a picture of a typical Employee Suggestion Box.only it was attached directly to a paper shredder. Employee EngagementThe other day I came across a picture that struck me as funny but also a little sad. Unfortunately this is the way people often experience employee feedback program at their workplace. Yes the leadership team asks for feedback - but who knows where it goes after it is collected?

Best Practices for Engaging Your Innovation Community


Here’s how to bring your community together and work toward a common goal. The post Best Practices for Engaging Your Innovation Community appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice best practices community engagement crowdsourcing InnovationDeveloping a broad and deep innovation community puts a wonderful resource at your fingertips. Yet tapping into that resource requires more than just cheerleading.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Engaging People in Innovation


Engaging people in innovation is at the heart of what we do at IdeaScale. No innovation program succeeds if they’re not constantly working to increase the number of new ideas in their community, the amount of conversation and collaboration that can happen in the comments, refinement and beyond, or generating new interest so that new members are joining all the time. Even though you wish to encourage the use of a digital channel, remember it’s all about the people.

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose” Below you will see my view of how I see this sketched out, as my suggested concept outline. We have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design. We need to get far more comfortable with working in ecosystems, managed in platform designs to work more collaboratively.

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Podcast S4E77: Karin Hurt & David Dye – how to help people express their creative courage

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Karin Hurt and David Dye from Let’s Grow Leaders. We speak about what it takes to build a culture where both leaders and everyone can feel engaged with innovation and bring forward their best ideas.

How to Keep a Remote Workforce Engaged in Improvement


Before I start this post on how to keep a workforce that has suddenly moved to a remote model due to the coronavirus engaged and motivated, I want to begin by acknowledging those workers who can't do their job from home. Without the hospital staff, grocery store workers, pharmacists, first responders, delivery drivers, utility workers, assisted living employees, and countless others in our communities, this situation would be even worse than it is.

How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges


The post How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges appeared first on Blog Insights challenges communication employees engagement gamification idea management software incremental-innovationWhen 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.

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Driving Innovation through Employee Engagement - Shift your Focus


Working with a wide variety of innovation teams, companies, and innovators we hear: We want to “ democratize” innovation. We want to engage employees in innovation. We want everyone to have a say. While these are nice sentiments, something seems to be getting lost along the way to building a true innovation competence. We believe there’s another way – a better way – and it starts by ensuring your focus is on Driving Innovation through employee engagement.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

How to improve employee engagement to retain employees


Increasing financial compensations or offering a benefits package is not the most efficient way to retain employees. Their priorities are corporate culture, values, and employee engagement. Read about how important it is to have a strong corporate culture in retaining employees, here. . This article gives you insight on how to improve employee retention by focusing on employee engagement. Make employee engagement a priority.

A Simple Guide to Building an Engaged Team

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: We don’t need tons of research to tell us the importance of having employees who are engaged in their work. The result of an engaged set of employees shows up when an employee goes beyond his call of duty to serve a customer or when a team gets formed organically to address some specific issue that has cropped up during the day. It is no surprise either when that having such an engaged workforce can and does become a true competitive advantage.

Employee Engagement Propels Innovation

Planview Spigit

Most companies will agree that innovation is critical to sustaining growth and remaining competitive. Creating a culture of innovation is seen by most business leaders as the number one way to drive innovation for the business. However, for this culture to exist, employee engagement is imperative. According to Gallup Inc.’s A culture of innovation relies on employee engagement and a shared vision for a company’s success. Employee Engagement

How to Build Kaizen into Employee Onboarding


Much of the information published about establishing a culture of Kaizen is written for leaders who are introducing the concept to their entire organization for the first time. That's why it is critical to bake Kaizen into your employee onboarding process. Kaizen Employee Engagement

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How to Promote a Culture of Employee Engagement Through Innovation

Planview Spigit

Business2Community recently published an article written by Spigit’s CEO, Scott Raskin, discussing how a focus on crowdsourced innovation can help drive employee engagement. The reality is, having engaged employees in today’s competitive business landscape is important now more than ever. This is why companies invest so much money on improving employee engagement – over $100 billion annually to be exact. Employee Engagement

How to Identify Leaders among Your Staff


It’s likely if you take time to identify them.?. It isn’t enough to have an outstanding leadership team today. You have to think ahead to the leaders your organization will have in the future. To develop tomorrow’s leaders, you have to be able to identify people among your staff with the right potential. Here are people to watch for and invest in to ensure continuity of innovative leadership. Those Who Know How to Manage Risk.

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How to improve employee engagement to retain employees


Increasing financial compensations or offering a benefits package is not the most efficient way to retain employees. Their priorities are corporate culture, values, and employee engagement. Read about how important it is to have a strong corporate culture in retaining employees, here. . This article gives you insight on how to improve employee retention by focusing on employee engagement. Make employee engagement a priority.

5 Innovation Engagement Best Practices


More and more companies are inviting their employees to participate in company-wide ideation. Companies that do this contribute to overall innovation program health by ensuring a healthy top of the funnel stocked with ideas and allies. Not every innovation program has developed the communications skill set necessary to engage a global workforce or customer base in sharing ideas, developing ideas, and collaborating.

How To Help Your Team Manage Pressure

Tullio Siragusa

How To Help Your Team Manage Pressure. Steady pressure can cause us to fail to remember that others around us may be experiencing similar circumstances. It is fundamental to not just acknowledge when there is unnecessary tension, but to successfully oversee and evade it. Habits to Avoid. As a leader, you should be aware of how your workers are reacting to you. The weight of pressure is an inborn piece of work culture.

How To Incentivize Disruptive Innovation


An environment that creates amazingly disruptive products is one… The post How To Incentivize Disruptive Innovation appeared first on hellofuture. disruption disruptive innovation employee engagement innovation management strategic planningIn the book, Loonshots, the author describes the origin of some of the most spectacularly successful institutions of our time as being generated by specific kinds of individuals in particular types of environments.

How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges


Here’s a simple but essential tip when establishing your innovation challenges: pick ‘fights’ that are useful and bring attainable value to your organisation. The post How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges appeared first on Blog Insights engagement experience innovation-priority participation sponsorship

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How USTER achieved employee engagement of 70%


USTER’s dedication to innovation is evident not only from its prominent role as a market leader within the industry of textile machinery, numerous patents and 4500 happy customers worldwide but also engagement on their Ideanote space. We reached out to Giovanni to learn about how USTER surpassed their employee-engagement expectations and how your team can do the same. How many people are part of the IMS? How many are actively involved?

How to Build a Better Creative Team


It all starts with setting goals, then proceeds to finding the right people for the team. When it all clicks, a creative team can become a hub of innovation management, pushing creative ideas through from concept to implementation. Here’s how to do it. If your goal is generating a flowing pipeline of new ideas for your business, your approach will be a bit different than if your goal is to complete a particular project.

The 10 Rules of Digital Transformation

Rmukesh Gupta

They come together on a virtual meeting every month for about 90 minutes to listen to a thought leader or a practitioner and their approach to digital transformation. He is part of the Group strategy office and he shared his thoughts, perspectives and how digital transformation is viewed in his organisation. According to a survey done by Mckinsey , leadership matters as much in a transformation project as in day-to-day activities.

How to increase employee engagement piece by piece


In other words, working with demotivated employees can cause a domino effect among other colleagues, turning an individual problem with engagement into a global one. This also adds other negative ingredients to the mix: in the face of a generalized atmosphere of poor engagement, employees become less resilient. So, what do you need to make the journey back? Keys to increasing employee engagement: work the collective piece by piece.

How to Introduce CQI to New Hires


Most of the writing addresses how to launch a new CQI program for the organization, which is obviously essential. However, I've found less written about how to bake CQI into the onboarding process for new employees. Here are some ways that our customers have had success getting new team members ready to contribute to positive change right out of the gate. Employee Engagement Quality

Employee Engagement Is About Building Trust

Tullio Siragusa

Employee Engagement Is About Building Trust. With the advent of modern communication technology, there has been a significant transformation on people’s expectation for transparency, access to information, and knowledge. Organizations are continuously trying to keep up, and in many cases, catch up. It is undoubtedly vital for all employees to have clarity on the objectives, values, and mission of the company. Seven Ways to a Better Communication Channel.

How to Keep your Children Brain Engaged during the Holidays

The Human Factor

When you have the kids at home during the holidays, it can sometimes seem like the biggest of challenges keeping them engaged and learning new things. Not necessarily the things they learn at school, but day to day life things. But how do you make them more engaging? Here are some examples on exactly how you can do that! The first person to clean their chosen area gets a prize, or makes another game from it. Engage them in Fun Days Out.

How to Influence People and Drive Change


Are you using the right persuasion tactics to influence the people you engage with? Whether you are trying to drive engagement within your team, make a business case to your boss, or sell a product or service to a customer, the methods that you use to influence decision makers should be tailored to the situation and the individual you are speaking with. Still want to learn more?

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How To Fix Twitter's Business Model


We wanted to dig deeper and understand why. Currently, the business model of these platforms is based on advertising revenue, which is all about engagement. The algorithms used by these platforms understand the best way to get the greatest number of clicks is through outrage, even if its perpetuated through falsehood. Recently, social media platforms have been heavily criticized for perpetuating false and misleading information.

How to screw up the experience survery

Innovation Excellence

The weather was dreary so it was a perfect day to see a Broadway matinee. Of course, no one wants to pay those Broadway prices. Sure enough, I bought a ticket on the app at a substantial discount to a theater about 6 blocks away. The website took too long to respond.

How to Engage the Business Units to Lead Innovation


One of the main challenges in leading innovation processes in a large corporation is to engage the Business Units’ leaders and the employees of the company and persuade them that although everything works great (for now), doing things differently might be the right thing to do. The more a corporation insists on better innovation culture, the easier the engagement process will be. There are many ways to enhance innovation culture inside the company.

3 Kinds of Complexities That Every Entrepreneur Should Be Ready For And How to Deal with them

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: One of the things that is as predictable as the fact that Sun will rise tomorrow morning from the East and set in the West in the evening is the fact that once a business gains momentum, complexity will creep into the business, which will then slowly stifle the very growth that led to the complexity. So, what can we do about it: One of the things that entrepreneurs can do about complexity is to expect it and plan for it in advance. It needs tough decisions to be made.

How to Execute on Ideas


As we’ve discussed before , once you’ve arrived at a clear decision, it is critical to act on the decision. Too many ideas reach decision, only to lay fallow without action. Implementing ideas is the key to delivering significant and measurable value to your organization and stakeholders, and setting yourself up for robust crowd engagement in the next round of crowdsourcing. It is essential to assign a name to each responsibility.

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How to Convert Feedback Into Leadership Enhancement

Tullio Siragusa

How to Convert Feedback Into Leadership Enhancement. Organizations are spending millions to setup feedback channels like email, social platforms, and follow-up programs, in order to create a better work environment. Progress-driven leaders value both positive and constructive feedback, always giving priority to constructive ones. While positive feedback is important to keep motivated, constructive feedback helps you grow.

How To Ignite Passion In Your Employees


Employee engagement is at crisis levels in some companies – sure, maybe your people show up physically (or perhaps not, depending on your telecommute policies) but do they show up mentally? Are they willing to give their maximum effort to your company for what you are paying them, or are they just going through the… The post How To Ignite Passion In Your Employees appeared first on hellofuture.

Effective Leaders Create Highly Engaged Cultures

Tullio Siragusa

Effective Leaders Create Highly Engaged Cultures. To have a seat in the corner office and delegate tasks with deadlines is the most commonly perceived image of a boss/leader. The strange thing is that some authority figures do believe that to be true and have accepted it as part of their work culture. But there is much more to effective leadership than this. More connection leads to a series of ripple effects that reach the business bottom line.

Mash-Ups for Innovation, a How To Guide

Gregg Fraley

How to Do Mash-Ups for Innovation. To say the least Mash-Ups hold great promise in helping people and organizations find useful and sometimes breakthrough innovations. To digest this in bits, simply use the index to go to the section that interests you. There is value to reading these sections in order, but for those with an urgent need, you’ll find instructions for facilitation in the Continuum of Mash-Ups and How To sections below.

How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence


Studies show a direct, consistent correlation between the level of engagement of a company’s workforce and business growth. But how can each organisation’s collective intelligence be harnessed and focused to continuously find new ideas and deliver sustainable results? The post How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence appeared first on

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How to create a culture of collaborative innovation in younger generations


Being able to align an individual's everyday work and goals clearly with the organisation’s strategy gets people to think in new ways and imagine new possibilities. The post How to create a culture of collaborative innovation in younger generations appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation management purpose

How to Build Knowledge-Based Companies?


Knowledge management improves organizational processes through a variety of different practices, and enhances learning, which can increase both follower engagement and personal development. This article presents the two key steps of successful knowledge management that can be implemented by company executives.