6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop


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.

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.

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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.

How can you put innovation to work? Take these examples


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.

Guidelines for Scrivener to begin and complete a Tough Write

Gijs Van Wulfen

Guidelines for Scrivener to begin and complete a Tough Write Exactly what is Literature? Precisely what is Article writing? Literature is described as innovative or innovative writing or the shape of made do the trick created by scholars or researchers in a presented with niche. In such cases, how could be papers for sale the difference put together amongst literature and crafting or of your poet together with article author? Throughout handout with regards to What is actually Literature?

Have you heard about ISO 50501?


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.

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.

Optimizing Accounts Payable (AP) Beyond Touch-less Processing

Tata Consultancy

Similarly a quick access to rules and guidelines for reconciliation helps in prompt actions. Businesses including retailers, manufacturers, and hospitality, process Accounts Payable (AP) invoices running into millions.

Strategic Thinking Questions – An Early Checkpoint for this Year


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.

Three Lessons from the Uber Mess

Michael Roberto

You have to have guidelines for employee conduct. Yesterday, we learned that venture capital investors forced the resignation of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. The company has undergone a tumultuous year, including a massive sexual harassment scandal as well as accusations about stolen files from Google. What can we learn from the challenges that the company has faced? There are many lessons; here are three big ones: 1.

Strategic Planning Process – Creating a Workshop to Develop Strategy


6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop. Suppose you are on the hook to put together a team meeting or workshop to develop a strategy. Maybe you have done something similar before, or maybe you have never led a strategic planning process.

Strategy that sticks


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?

Corporate Survival Book – The Importance of Innovation

Robert Brands

For more in-depth guidelines on how to promote innovation in your business, refer to Robert’s Rules of Innovation. In today’s “innovate or die” environment, existing businesses should innovate more than ever to stay on top.

Using Design Principles At IdeaScale


Having design principles is like having a set of constraints or guidelines to work with.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

By sitting down and outlining the risk acceptable within evolving guidelines, those that are not ‘well-set in stone’ but will evolve and loosen as we learn. We need to open up our thinking about risk and innovation management.

Are You an Innovator? Take the Quiz

Innovation in Practice

Here is a general guideline: 11 to 15 points: Consider yourself an innovator. Place a check mark beside the statement you agree with most. 1. A. Innovation occurs by adding features to a product. B. Innovation occurs by taking features out of a product. 2. A.

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

It develops a deeper understanding of all the critical enablers around innovation through the leadership engagement that can then ‘cascade’ throughout the organization to align the innovation activity to these guidelines and ideas. Credit: Acacia Communications.

Innovation Ventures: Separation vs. Integration

Integrative Innovation

In many organizations, no appropriate guidelines for this issue have been given up to now, although this poses a necessary condition to dual, integrative innovation success.

Identifying Opportunities for Disruptive Innovation


These beliefs gradually take hold and are mostly implicit, i.e. they are not written down as company guidelines but widely shared and adopted nonetheless. “If Innovation that challenges well established industry business models promises opportunity for some and instills fear in others.

5 Guiding Principles for Your Next Innovation Challenge


Set guidelines for any desired innovations and make sure to identify ideas or approaches that you don’t want or need. Holding an open innovation challenge is an excellent way to ensure a continuous flow of fresh ideas to your organization.

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


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.”

Strategic Thinking: Short-Term Weakness, Long-Term Strength


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Agility and Anticipation, a Tale of Two Business Strategies 

Daniel Burrus

It seems likely to pass, so you notify your attorneys to begin work on restructuring your employee benefits plan to take advantage of the new guidelines. When the competition launches a new product, how do you react?

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Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

We all can be encouraged to raise our risk appetite with establishing clear guidelines and parameters, so we all become more motivated and engaged, excited about a different future, curious to explore, wanting and encouraging an environment to experiment but this ‘signal’ and risk appetite guidelines must come from the top. By sitting down and outlining the risk acceptable within evolving guidelines, those that are not ‘well-set in stone’ but will evolve and loosen as we learn.

Strategic Thinking – 4 Strategies for Successful Remote Collaboration


Are there any situational factors impacting these guidelines? Try converting the answers into general guidelines or a decision tree everyone can use.

5 reasons why I applied to work at 100%Open


All the tools, tests and guidelines are available to use and download for free, to encourage the use of open innovation. At our last Monday Morning Meeting, as I was enjoying a slice of cake and listening to my colleagues’ lists of achievements over the last week, I realised that I feel that I am now a part of the team, 6 months after I came across the 100%Open website for the first time. So I decided to write down some of the things that got me here.

6 Ideas to Imagine Social-First Video Content for Brand Videos


You can use the objectives / preferences / guidelines framework discussed near the article’s conclusion to have people imagine what direction they would provide to shape social-first video content. A client reached out yesterday with a “quick cry for help!”.

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.

The Ultimate Hackathon Budget Template

Your Ideas are Terrible

If you choose to offer this, a good guideline is to reimburse up to $200 per person. Welcome to Part 3 of our series on corporate hackathons. In Part 2 we tackled planning and success criteria. In this post we’ll do a deep-dive into the nitty-gritty of budgeting. Here is the template – keep reading for instructions. Hackathon, eh? So … how much will it cost? 36,476.89. Wasn’t that easy? Of course the real answer is … it depends.

3 Key Questions #LifebyDesign


Same guidelines as above - hobbies, skills, work, learning, etc. There's tons of questions we can ask ourselves to assess our lives, careers, goals, etc. Studies have been done and courses taught on scientifically proven methods to do this assessment.

Innovation SOP: How Chief Innovation Officers Can Develop Trust Between Work Teams


Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) : In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth


One early win occurred in Grand Junction, Colorado, where the toolkit helped engage the local community in developing the school district’s next generation graduation guidelines – a blueprint for the requisite knowledge and skills the district’s graduates need to be successful in the 21 st century.

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SCALING UP: From Corporate Startup to Innovation Impact

Integrative Innovation

We have started working on this approach and developed the first outlines of a solid framework: Some sort of scaling methodology containing guidelines on what to consider in which circumstances to improve the chances for successful scaling.

Blockchain Is A Disruption and An Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

When Bitcoins were first introduced in 2009, they were the first cyber currency. I labeled them a Soft Trend—one whose future was looking good but not certain.

Fusion, Flow and Fluidity are needed in our Management Practices

Paul Hobcraft

To get to this point we need to build one of those boundary spanning guidelines of a sound conflict resolution pathway for ourselves, our customers and our institutions and these will be ‘ living constantly evolving pathways ‘ that feed on new learning.

Achieving Innovations Capability Coherence

Paul Hobcraft

This is often not the fault of the innovator happily working away with no specific guidelines, apart from the general remit of “we need to be more innovative”, it lies in the boardroom not communicating the board’s needs clearly enough down the organization.

The Brainzooming Blog at MM, 2K, 2000 Posts


You start writing blog posts , stick with it nearly every day , repeat that for nearly eight years, and suddenly, you have two thousand blog posts. At least that’s what has happened with the Brainzooming blog! Today, based on the post counter in WordPress, is our two thousandth blog.

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113 Ideas for Strategic Planning Process Improvement


6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop. It is time for strategic planning across organizations.

How a (crowdsourced) idea becomes a product


This was an interesting decision from the outset, as most of Betterific’s clients give a rigid set of guidelines to try and direct Betterific’s design thinking member base. Sterilite launches crowdsourced product.

How do you Create an Annual Innovation Strategy?


Either way, there are some core guidelines that will help you develop a thoughtful and successful innovation strategy. It’s a brand new year, which means it’s time for a brand new annual innovation strategy for your organization.