13 Guidelines for Navigating the New Decade Ahead

Innovation Excellence

In 2009, after a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Summit (Russia’s Davos), I wandered into a panel discussion on the topic of trade wars, led by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. My thought was: “why this topic?”

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines

Gregg Fraley

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines. You hear it so often that it becomes one of those things that you really don’t think about it. “Use your imagination” is the phrase or thought that I’m talking about. I believe that many of us actually fear our own imagination.

Mystical guidelines for creating great user experiences

Boxes and Arrows

The Jewish Torah teaches that the Creator created our world through ten utterances–for example, “let there be light.” ” The Jewish mystical tradition explains that these utterances correspond with ten stages in the process of creation.

ISO 56000 Guidelines on Innovation Management: Updates and the Road Ahead

Innovation 360 Group

Innovation360’s Sten Jacobson split his time at the summit between finalizing documents on innovation management assessments and developing guidelines for idea management. While there will be finely detailed guidelines for tool, methods and other inovation techniques, there will not be any formal requirement that could be used for certification in this first release of the ISO 56000 series of standars.

ISO56000 Guidelines on Innovation Management: Updates and the Road Ahead

Innovation 360

Innovation360’s Sten Jacobson split his time at the summit between finalizing documents on innovation management assessments and developing guidelines for idea management. While there will be finely detailed guidelines for tool, methods and other inovation techniques, there will not be any formal requirement that could be used for certification in this first release of the 56000 series of standars.

6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop. We put this infographic together for a client today to distill The Brainzooming Group approach into a few images depicting what we do to pave the way for a great strategic thinking workshop.

Marketers Must Learn to Anticipate Content Trends

Daniel Burrus

Do you remember when MTV was the best way to get in front of the teen and young adult audience? Once mobile technology became popular, it didn’t take long for that age group to be on the move. In no time, videos were streaming on iTunes. Though teens continued to watch, viewership dropped.

Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

Rmukesh Gupta

A good combination – Policies & Guidelines: I think what would be a better way to achieve our goals with policies is to have a mix of policies and guidelines. Some starting points to think about guidelines. For everything else, that depends on the judgement of the people in a given situation: Create guidelines for everything else & keep them simple to understand and easy to implement. Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta. Do we still need policies.

The Scale-Up Canvas

Innovation Excellence

How can you put innovation to work? Take these examples

Exago

The ‘Oslo Manual: Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data’ (3rd Edition, 2005) defines four. What is innovation? We can say it’s about R&D and S&T, but it’s also radical, disruptive, incremental and social innovation, as well as innovation competencies.

6 Pitfalls to Avoid in Innovation Development

InnovationManagement

Having guidelines in place to thoroughly vet ideas, value diverse opinions, prioritize scalable and sustainable results, and other areas of innovation management can set you up for success over the long term.

What Are The Key Success Factors For Applying Innovation In An Organization?

Game-Changer

Most importantly, there are general guidelines which any organization can apply. How do you put creativity to work? How do you implement it so it delivers innovation? What does a culture of innovation look like?

Top Challenges for Open Innovation and How to Solve Them

IdeaScale

Before you launch a challenge or send an invitation, sit down with your team and create some realistic, clear guidelines to filter the ideas you receive internally and to allow those crafting a proposal to understand the challenge better. Sometimes an innovation finds you.

5 Steps Towards a Clear Focus to Any Business Challenge

Innovation Excellence

Use these 5 guidelines to make sure your focus is razor sharp. It’s essential to phrase your focus properly. If you ask the wrong question you will simply end up with useless answers. Continue reading → Creativity Experience Innovation Innovation Business Challenge focus focus question

How to Avoid Design Transfer Failure

Innovation Excellence

The pharmaceutical and medical devices industries have a long history of design transfer, complete with detailed definitions and procedure guidelines to help steer the design transfer team, and they still run into issues. Design transfer involves moving an approved design into production.

Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

RTI Innovation Advisors

Businesses form their own, mostly intangible "rules" based on past history, profit guidelines and management experience. I've read yet another good and insightful piece on success in digital transformation, which relies on an unfortunate metaphor - one about "breaking the rules".

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How to Practice The Art of The Possible

Game-Changer

These people are the ones who want clear guidelines and results, they are prone to saying the two deadliest words in business : prove it. This is what drives innovation , not clear cut guidelines that mimic the core business with the goal of delivering incremental results.

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Is SnapStrat a Good Fit for your Decision?

SnapStrat

While SnapStrat’s architecture can cover a broad range of strategic decisions we have a few guidelines that we use when looking at a potential implementation. One of the questions we are frequently asked at SnapStrat is: “How do I know whether my decision is a good fit for your platform?” While SnapStrat’s architecture can cover a broad range of strategic decisions we have a few guidelines that we use when looking at a potential implementation.

How To Ensure Your Business’ Finances Are In Check

The Human Factor

Not only does this mean thinking about how much profit you want to make, but it also means setting guidelines for how much each department is going to spend. These guidelines should be followed in order for you to reach your goals and targets. image source. Contributed post –.

Redefining HR – Supporting the “Future of Work”

Imaginatik

You may need to develop new HR policies and guidelines in this regard, too. I’ve had a number of conversations over the past couple months focusing on the role of HR and how it might help large enterprises redefine the “future of work.”. This sounds pretty futuristic and high-end, but the more I have these conversations, the more this one fact becomes clear: the way enterprises have been structured (and thus the HR systems and policies developed to support these structures) is antiquated.

Innovation Fear

IdeaScale

Fortunately, it is easy to manage this problem by posting a provocative challenge statement and offering some guidelines that define what sorts of ideas you’re looking for.

Singing Cabs

Michael Michalko

LETTER GUIDELINES. Following are the guidelines. Finnish Energy company Fortum sponsored a series of BMW electric cars to use in a fleet of emission-free taxis for use at the Finnish Ruisrock Festival, one the largest rock music festivals in Europe.

Innovating in the digital age- a terrific report

Paul Hobcraft

The report from Arthur D Little “ Innovating in the digital age- a cross-industry exploration ” has to be the one report that really stands out for me from this year. I highly recommend it.

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13 Strategic Thinking Questions to Imagine a Radically Different Future

BrainZooming

Need to challenge your team to being imagining the future, realizing it may look hardly anything like today ? Originating in a long-term future visioning exercise we designed and facilitated for a client, we developed these questions to prompt a group’s thinking about dramatic future change.

Strategy that sticks

Game-Changer

As they define them, simple rules refer to “a handful of guidelines tailored to the user and the task at hand, which balance concrete guidance with the freedom to exercise judgment.” How do you talk about your business’s strategy so that your employees get it?

AI and Cyber – the latest in a long line of much needed collaborations

IdeaSpies

GUIDELINES. Login. Idea of the Week. Idea Spies. Sharing innovation to inspire action. Search. Skip to content. CATEGORIES. Agriculture. Artistic. Dining. Disability. Healthcare. Industrial. Not-For-Profit. Startup. Wellbeing. TOP TIPS. INNOVATION BLOG. ABOUT. ENTERPRISE. CONTACT.

Why Should You Conduct a Supervisor Evaluation Survey?

IdeaScale

Step 3: The organization must make the rules and guidelines of the survey very clear to the employees in order to avoid an inappropriate work environment. Evaluation and feedback are important factors that contribute towards an employee’s overall growth in an organization.

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Reflections ~ One Month Post-BIF

Mills-Scofield

They are examples, not instructional guidelines (which are 1 size fits all). Saul Kaplan Starting Day 2 of BIF - Photo by Stephanie Alvarez Ewens. Every year, the crew at BIF lets me bring a bunch of my Brown University students to BIF.

Preliminary CFP: WOIC 2015

Open Innovation

Many of the guidelines will be similar to the 2014 CFP. The deadline is June 15 for submissions to the 2nd World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC 2015). The conference will be held November 19-20, 2015 in Silicon Valley, California.

Taming Blue Sky Ideation: Collecting Ideas that are Both Novel and Valuable

IdeaScale

In two blog entries, I provide guidelines to help you go broad, avoid pitfalls, and collect ideas that are valuable and relevant to your organization. I frequently hear from some clients the desire or need to hold “general” or “blue sky” campaigns. “We We don’t want to limit them.”

Taking advantage of free publicity

IdeaSpies

These guidelines for getting free publicity on IdeaSpies through a post or article, which you can then share, should help. When social media started to become popular free publicity was freely available. Many online businesses spread awareness by growing followers, particularly on Facebook.

Strategic Thinking Questions – An Early Checkpoint for this Year

BrainZooming

I needed a new way to express myself last night. That’s why instead of typing out nine strategic thinking questions from various business conversations (and contemplations) so far this week, I decided to Sharpie marker and share them with you in this image.

Have you heard about ISO 50501?

IdeaScale

They haven’t released those guidelines yet, but they are due to come out in early 2018 and IdeaScale is already excited about what they see. Well, let’s start with introducing you to the ISO itself.

When Information Design is a Matter of Life or Death

Boxes and Arrows

Adding to the design challenge is the fact that the guidelines for how medicine information leaflets are designed changes from country to country, and the guidelines are often vague. Guideline on the readability of the labelling and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use.

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“Lean Startup, or Business Model Design, or Design Thinking?” is the Wrong Question

Leanstack

Frameworks by definition are loose scaffolding that provides structure, guidelines, and playbooks versus prescriptive processes found in methodologies.