The Simple Approach to Employee Engagement

The Human Factor

Creating an engaged workforce where employees bring all their skill, talent, passion and energy to work every day isn’t rocket science. Which leads to the question, if employee engagement is so simple, why do so many companies struggle to get it? The Basics of Employee Engagement.

Customer engagement: keys to success and loyal clients

ideas4allinnovation

Customization and other keys to customer engagement. And 85% applaud the launch of new product references and categories, even if this may not always be supported by sales figures. The post Customer engagement: keys to success and loyal clients appeared first on innovators.

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Engaging Freelancers To Benefit from the Gig Economy

Rmukesh Gupta

They also are choosing very carefully which businesses they want to engage with. Is it based on ratings and references? How do we validate these references and ratings? #3) Productive Engagement: Once the freelancers are on-board, we need to think of ways to help them be extremely productive and engaged with their work. It is very likely that they will also be engaged in providing services to other businesses as well.

How to Engage the Business Units to Lead Innovation

CREATORS

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.

Qmarkets Fall Product Release 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy

Qmarkets

Engaging Smart Recommendations. We want your users to spend more time engaging with the system in ways that make a bigger impact. These engaging project management features should make it easier than ever to ‘put the wheels in motion’ and make sure your valuable ideas don’t go to waste.

Qmarkets Product Release Fall 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy…

Qmarkets

Engaging Smart Recommendations. We want your users to spend more time engaging with the system in ways that make a bigger impact. These engaging project management features should make it easier than ever to ‘put the wheels in motion’ and make sure your valuable ideas don’t go to waste.

Innovation adoption in the technology lifecycle for Energy Translation

Paul Hobcraft

Roger’s theories do stand the test of time, and I want to refer to the Characteristics of an Innovation Diffusion here as it is highly relevant to technology innovation diffusion in the energy system for going through an adoption process. Building the systems enabling framework.

Dynamics within the system are always dominated by the slow components.

Paul Hobcraft

We draw attention to a given innovation but not to the (world-class) capabilities we are building to turn innovation into a ‘sustaining innovation machine’ All we here is just a general reference to it, to cloak innovation often in the ineffectiveness that lies within.

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All things considered for Innovation Thinking

Paul Hobcraft

I like to refer to four frames or tools that I think should always be available to simply map to when you are in any design thinking phase. Source: Rikke Dam and Teo Yin Siang.

The Future of Talent?—?Selecting, Developing and Engaging High-Potentials in a Shifting Organizational Context

The Future Shapers

How are you giving your employees the opportunity to engage and collaborate on meaningful activity internally and external to the organization? . Engagement? —?New Engaging High-Potentials.

Nesta’s Landscape of Innovation Approaches

Paul Hobcraft

They climb into the tools and offer some great guidance and clarity to the links they have found, as their reference and introductory information. I really think this “Landscape of Innovation Approaches” is a terrific source of reference for practitioners as well as theorists to work through. You sometimes need to kick yourself. Well in my case that seems to be increasing by the day. I have to confess I have drifted in and out of checking on Nesta , based in the UK.

Focusing on moving from disorder in today’s world

Paul Hobcraft

To help further explain the value of this frame to those unfamiliar; there is no better place than refer to those that are far more expert in understanding this framework. To borrow and adapt a phrase from F.

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Facilitating the Innovation Ecosystem Design

Paul Hobcraft

To get groups to think more openly about considering innovation in a more ecosystem approach to design and interaction I like to often refer to my mind maps to trigger discussions. I do like to capture thoughts within Mind Maps.

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Entering 2019 – What Do Each of Us Need to Focus Upon?

Paul Hobcraft

Some people just look at me, rolling their eyes until I explain that each has a specific innovation purpose or focal point that needs this separating out, as more specialized reference sites for the work I do, it is easier to “point” to these.

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I would recommend applying the Innovation Value Proposition

Paul Hobcraft

Raises employee satisfaction and morale: all employees need to be actively engaged in organizational learning. Can you see why I liked this and often refer to its ideals? Increases workforce effectiveness and engagement. Adapted from original source [link].

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Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

I refer back to my evolving hypothesis above of where, why and how this innovation management needs to shift. To experiment we limit risk, we learn through engaging in market understanding, validating needs, we adjust our model, then we rapidly scale, keeping competition lagging.

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A really worthwhile report on Innovation not to be missed from Innovation Leader.

Paul Hobcraft

It’s editor and Co-Founder Scott Kirsner (editor@innovationleader.com) and his team are building a great point of reference and meeting point for innovators to exchange and learn from each other.

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A feast of opportunities for Siemens?

Paul Hobcraft

It has its reference points perhaps but it is understanding “the road ahead and its conditions” that provide shareholder value. I decided to invest a decent amount of time into the Siemens 3 rd Quarter Announcements and it has been worth it.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

They are reliant on engaging others, focusing on their specialized areas to hand over their time to innovation. Owyang offers a good description and examples that make this a highly useful reference point. It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation.

Impact of Crowdsourcing in the Healthcare Industry

IdeaScale

However, crowdsourcing has begun to have a notable impact in the health sphere, such as in patient diagnosis, engagement, and more. Crowdsourcing refers to the use of the public, such as a business’ audience, in order to achieve a certain end. Patient Engagement.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

There is a lot of depth to explore in all of these, a valuable real point of reference and so much more within their site for innovation knowledge and viewpoints. The complete list of all the blog posts is here, certainly worth digging into and going back to refer too.

What goes around, comes around, in Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Let me provide a quick introduction along with some brief explanations : Innovation for me always needs common reference points. Jeffrey and I believed, even more so today , that the innovation space needs a common starting point – a collaborative reference model.

Backchanneling Innovation

CREATORS

Engaging the organization’s employees from various Business Units (BU) in innovation efforts is a great challenge, but also a key to achieving cultural transformation. In my previous blogpost, I focused on systematic approaches to engaging Business Units in the innovation mission.

Platform models are the new order of our innovating business need

Paul Hobcraft

When any form of digitization is introduced, the expectations of the customer rise exponentially, in the expectancies of service, engagement, response, and support – this is increasingly expected to be available 24×7. Credit: Marshall Van Alstyne, Professor at Boston University.

The Essential Connection Between Strategy and Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

A good strategy, well outlined should encourage innovation and gain engagement but it can equally determine how we break down our imposed boundaries by its strategic intent, to encourage exploring and extending on what we know into the what we need to know.

As we enter 2018 we will need Knowledge Graphs

Paul Hobcraft

You see, I have countless papers, references or visual prompters along with a vast collection of Mind Maps, built for specific innovation scenarios and knowledge capture and use. I received an early New Year present, actually, it came from Siemens.

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Creating the Industrial Ecosystem

Paul Hobcraft

It has transformed all of what we refer too, in recognizing connections and interactions and give us a potential for a whole new ‘connected’ value. It is capturing and engaging but it needs a greater attention, time and value correlation.

Ring Fencing Constrains Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

What he is attempting in scope and breadth is staggering ( Useful reference link ). It is the very act of ‘ring-fencing’ we have constrained innovation.

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft

Often it is present in the existing, as commonly referred too as “weak signals”, these are often hidden amid the noise of delivering on today. We need not only a new innovation management system, we need a modern engagement platform.

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The 2020 CIO: Predictions and Insights

Acuvate

To create such highly engaging, personalized experiences for customers and employees, CIOs of the future need to leverage the inventions powered by artificial intelligence. Digitalization has been a game-changer for CIOs.

Top 8 Digital Workplace Trends for 2019

Acuvate

Progressive employee engagement. At this moment, the enterprise world is buzzing with new technological advancements influencing employee engagement and experience in the workplace. Read More: Millennial Engagement in the workplace: 4 Actionable Tips.

How to Spark Massive Employee Engagement in 90 Minutes or Less

Idea Champions

Yes, storytelling , the humane communication of memorable narratives that engage, energize, and inspire positive behavior change. Since 1987, I have been working as an innovation provocateur for a wide variety of forward thinking organizations.

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

How do you deal with potential plagiarism, intellectual property rights or those deliberately seeking funds or engagement for their means? Be alert to these and have some of your own experts readily on hand to refer these and clarify. this source: [link].

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

How do you deal with potential plagiarism, intellectual property rights or those deliberately seeking funds or engagement for their means? Be alert to these and have some of your own experts readily on hand to refer these and clarify. this source: [link].

Open Innovation: A critical success factor when you build your innovation journey

IdeaScale

Therefore, when we talk about digital transformation, we refer to all the changes that are driven by the rapid development of digital technology. Partner Spotlight crowdsourcing customer feedback customer satisfaction employee engagement open innovation

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

I like this extract from the New York Times: “ Crowdsourcing is the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group for a common goal- often innovation, problem-solving or efficiency. These are: There needs to be a more central source of reference around crowdsourcing.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

I like this extract from the New York Times: “ Crowdsourcing is the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group for a common goal- often innovation, problem solving or efficiency. These are: There needs to be a more central source of reference around crowdsourcing.

Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy in the Workplace

IdeaScale

Environmental, social and governance strategy (ESG) refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company or business.

Designing creative workspaces to spark creativity at work

The Future Shapers

References: Books and Academic Texts: Groves, K., & Marlow, O. Creativity Employee Engagement Innovation SpacesThe last few decades have allowed us to realize that creativity, as an innate human ability to solve problems and generate ideas, is the fuel for innovation.

Innovation Reward and Recognition in a Barbell Economy

The Future Shapers

Many innovation discussions kick off with a reference to the future. Some analysts call this the barbell phenomenon and it refers to an economy that is characterised by growth at the bottom and top of the income ladder, while the middle gets hollowed out. I would be delighted to hear your feedback on your experiences in tackling this thorny yet crucial challenge of innovation engagement. Employee Engagement Intrapreneurship Leading Change

A Guidance on Keeping Your Innovation Processes in Check

HYPE Innovation

You know, prioritizing and tweaking those actions your firm engages in to accomplish a pre-established business purpose or objective (Michel Porter is a great reference on this topic – he introduced the process view of organizations ). As an innovation manager/leader you likely deal with processes (and process improvements) every day.

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation

Acuvate

Digitalization refers to the use of digital technologies to transform a business pattern and deliver new ways of revenue spurring new opportunities. Digital technologies are totally transforming the face of business.

Finally a framework to manage holistically Industrial Revolution 4.0

Paul Hobcraft

This is requiring total company engagement as you transform your present physical world into a highly connected digital world, totally dependent on technology. This SIRI Prioritization matrix is a great place to start and engage with their clients.