Peer Group “Scaling-Up”: Initial Survey Results

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How a Facebook group found a eggwhite substitute in chickpeas

Idea to Value

Today I want to show you a recent example, where a group on Facebook found a solution to a problem which the food industry has spent billions trying to solve. Sometimes, the biggest innovation breakthroughs come from unexpected places.

Why You Need a Gremlin Group

Innovation Excellence

True story. A brilliant engineer, one of the smartest people I’ve met, was confident that his 6-year old daughter would win the annual school science contest called the Great Egg-Drop Challenge.

MCA Groupe Solver Spotlight


To find out, we spoke to Camille Pinard, Structured Projects Manager at the MCA GROUPE – a global engineering and high-tech consulting company and two-time winners of InnoCentive Challenges ( 9933751 and 9933755 ).

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

BOOK GROUP PRESS GREENLEAF The H o w t o C r e a t e a C U l t U r e o f i N N o v a t i o N S o r e n K a p l a n , p h D An Excerpt from. Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press Austin, Texas Copyright ©2017 Soren Kaplan All rights reserved.

A New Facebook Group for Aspiring Innovators and Cultural Creatives

Idea Champions

This is why I have launched "Being a Creator on Planet Earth" -- a new Facebook group designed to help aspiring innovators, from every walk of life, manifest their big, bold, beautiful ideas. The Facebook Group. The creator of the Facebook Group.

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Using Games to Help Your Group Create Amazing Products

Innovation Excellence

Games can also be applied to innovation, which is the topic of the book “Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play.”

Strategic Thinking Skills – 5 Keys to Leading Groups to Action


The call was an opportunity for board members to react and share perspectives for the first time as a group about a critical business topic. One board member remarked later how easy it was to get lost in the back-and-forth without identifying anything the group would recommend.

How to Keep Small Group Brainstorming On Track

Idea Champions

small group sharing that had nothing to do with ideation). Before dividing into small groups, be very upfront about this non-ideation phenomenon. Ask each group to identify a "brainstorm facilitator" to keep things on track.

2017 Business Innovation Report

While most of our customers begin ideating with internal groups of employees, there’s nothing restricting organizations from expanding their programs to include external crowds, including partners, suppliers, vendors, customers, targeted consumer groups, and more. GROUP MANAGES THE.

Qmarkets Invited to Present at the Lufthansa Group Innovation Forum V, 2016


Taking place on the 8th of November at the cutting edge Lufthansa Seeheim facility near Frankfurt, the Lufthansa Innovation Forum 2016 brought together over 80 senior representatives to recognize and promote innovative activity within Lufthansa Group.

Does Group Loyalty Breed Unethical Behavior?

Michael Roberto

Angus Hildreth, Francesca Gino, and Max Bazerman have conducted a fascinating set of experimental studies that study the question: Does group loyalty breed unethical behavior? Here's how they examined that research question. They engaged members of three college fraternities. First, they asked them about their loyalty to their organization. A week later, they asked the fraternity brothers to solve a series of puzzles. They could earn money if they solved them correctly.

Creative Diversity – What group will drive implementation success?


Originally, the goal was simply bringing a diverse group together from across the company. That is a great lesson whenever you are thinking about selecting a diverse group of participants for a strategic or creative thinking workshop.

Strategic Planning Techniques – 2 Questions that Don’t Work in Groups


I’ve mentioned my surprise upon realizing strategic planning techniques The Brainzooming Group uses seem to have emerged from Bible passages. Sometimes the strategic thinking best approach involves a large, in-person group.

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Individual vs. Group Decision Making in the Venture Capital World

Michael Roberto

Groups, Wu argues, focus on explicit information and often fail to incorporate crucial tacit knowledge. Wharton doctoral candidate Andy Wu has conducted some interesting research about decision making in the venture capital world. He explains his research to Knowledge@Wharton: My current work focuses on the role of partners of venture capital firms who make angel investments on the side. What that allows us to do is compare organizational decision-making to individual decision-making.

6 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program

With over five million users in the Fortune Global 500 from companies as diverse as UnitedHealth Group, Unilever and AT&T, Spigit. or group presents an idea to a panel of subject matter. words, crowdsourcing means leveraging the collective intelligence of a diverse group of.

Your New Idea Is Not Where You Think It Is

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Leadership Management Psychology Creativity Diversity group dynamics Groups Innovation InspirationIn the 1950s, in rural Oklahoma, at a place called Robbers Cave, several researchers performed an experiment we would find unethical today.

Empowering those with Disabilities – Product Hunt Columbus Recap: IDEAL Group


Empowering those with Disabilities – IDEAL Group. Empowering those with Disabilities – IDEAL Group. The IDEAL Group is a social enterprise. Steve Jacobs, of the IDEAL Group, came to Product Hunt Columbus to demo a closed-captioning product looking to solve these issues. As a solution, the IDEAL Group created a mobile app that allows users to write in an equation with their finger. Learn more about the IDEAL Group. Product Hunt Columbus Recap.

Can a Team Have Too Much Talent?

Michael Roberto

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Seven Good Reasons Not to Innovate


Innovation Psychology barriers to innovation complacency focus groups innovative leadership resource management risk aversion SuccessInnovation is risky. Customers are not asking for it. We are already successful… Getting momentum behind significant innovation is difficult, and sometimes it’s easier for a business to stay in what they deem a safe spot. Let’s look at seven arguments that inhibit innovation as well as their counter arguments.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

generates more ideas than any small group, no matter how innovative; the more people in a company who participate, the more actionable. Frequency: More frequent challenges generate more ideas UnitedHealth Group is the largest health insurer in the US with. QUANTIFYING A CULTURE OF.

Analytics for Innovation: Why You Need to Read the External Signals

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Case Study Processes & Tools R&D Research Big Data External Data Keurig Kobi Gershoni product innovation Product Intelligence Signals GroupHow can you use big data to increase your chances of success at the fuzzy front-end through big data analytics?

Generating Disruptive Ideas for the Hyper-Digital Era


Strategies amazon communication employee ideation enterprise development group hyper digital IdeaScale innovation opportunities Internet of things leadership onboarding one hour innovator pitching training value creationDisruptive ideas don’t just happen - they must be championed.

Boost Your Creative Output By Working in Small Teams

Innovation in Practice

A very simple technique is, instead of working as a large group, imagine breaking the group down into smaller teams, pairs, or groups of three. But there's also another advantage to working in small groups.

Building Firm Value with Thought Leadership

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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

It’s the wisdom of the crowd: a large mass of participants will always out-ideate a small group of smart people. INNOVATION Data From 3.5

Peer Group “Scaling-Up”: Initial Survey Results

Integrative Innovation

In the Peer Group we find companies from. Penny Schiffer , Head of Swisscom Startup Initiatives, and her team hosted a group of 15 senior managers from the joining companies and us. In the view of the Peer Group, the soft factors are even more critical than the hard factors.

9 Must Join Innovation Management Groups on Linkedin


LinkedIn groups provide both resources and connections to influencers, but how are you supposed to choose a group that is relevant? We know how important it is for Innovation experts to keep up to date with the latest industry trends.

Go Big or Go Home: A Report from #CINONY2015

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Hire a Superstar or Dump a Toxic Worker?

Michael Roberto

Should you make it a priority to hire the next superstar talent for your team, or remove the toxic worker who is dragging the group down? employee turnover groups teams toxic workersWhich action has the most impact? Kellogg's Dylan Minor and his co-authors have examined this question. They define toxic workers as those who engage in violations of company policy and/or act unethically.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Consider stats such as: • Best-in-class VoC companies have an almost 10-times-greater year-over- year increase in annual revenue (according to Aberdeen Group) • 75% of online customers expect help within 5 minutes (according to.

How Expertise Can Become a Liability

Michael Roberto

decision making expertise groupsAndras Tilcsik and Juan Almandoz published an interesting article in the Rotman Business School's management magazine this year titled, "When Expertise Becomes a Liability." They studied over 1,300 banks during the 1996-2012 time period. 124 of those banks failed (slightly less than 10%). In conditions of decision uncertainty, having more domain experts on the board of the bank meant a higher probability of failure.

PBTO55: Unleashing Human Performance with Jason Forrest (@jforrestspeaker)

Rmukesh Gupta

Who is on the show: In this power packed episode, we host Jason Forrest, the CEO and the Chief Culture officer at the FPG group. Every year, Jason delivers approximately 92 keynotes/seminars and conducts 850 group coaching calls with sales teams, managers, and executives.

Spigit Ignite Summit 2016: Announcing Speakers from Pfizer, CH2M, Lexington Insurance


Last year, over 140 leaders from globally recognized companies like IBM, AT&T, MetLife, Cigna, PwC, Unitedhealth Group, Siemens, Estee Lauder and more gathered at our Boston Summit to share new ideas, challenges, and findings resulting from their own innovation programs.

3 Ways to Find Strong Creative Thinking Skills in Logic-Oriented Groups


I was talking with someone who was wondering aloud about how to boost the creative thinking skills of a group made up primarily of fact- and logic-driven individuals. 3 Ways to Find Strong Creative Thinking Skills in Logic-Oriented Groups. Have the Group Perform an Abstract Task.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

In this webinar, Tom Evans of 280 Group will share insights and lessons learned to better help you understand how to integrate strategy into your analytics discussion.

Telling Compelling Stories

Innovation Excellence

This one comes from William Greenwald, Founder and Chief Neuroleaderologist at Windsor Leadership Group. This is another excerpt from 2016’s FEI conference in Boston, MA. He began with a story. This one was about air travel. Something happens. The plane makes an odd noise, then nose dives.

Podcast Interview with Gunter Media Group: Disruption and Innovation

Linda Bernardi

Truly enjoyed my time with Darrell Gunter of Gunter Media Group, WSOU: Leadership with Darrell W. Gunter WSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall University. Great discussion about disruption and innovation and how to succeed! Next interview covers to topic of IoT and will be broadcast at 8 a.m.

3 Reasons To Attend the Sophia User Group Meeting


While there are many reasons to attend the Sophia User Group Meeting, some are better than others. To help, we've summarized some of the best below

3 Reasons To Attend the Sophia User Group Meeting


While there are many reasons to attend the Sophia User Group Meeting, some are better than others. To help, we've summarized some of the best below