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?” Trade wars were not on most people’s radar, certainly not mine. But the question is: should they have been? Culture & Values Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership future growth leadership strategy Mindset

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. That’s tragic, don’t be afraid. It occurs to me that most people have the desire, deep down, to use their imagination more — but have no idea how. Here’s how.


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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. Every creative process in the world ultimately follows this progression, because it is really a part of the continual unfolding of the world itself, in which we are co-creators.

Process Development Guidelines – Implementing a Project Portfolio Management Process


Project Portfolio Management process development guidelines. The guidelines apply equally to both a software and a non-software based approach (meaning project portfolio management process tools like ours are not a prerequisite to getting value from the document). The post Process Development Guidelines – Implementing a Project Portfolio Management Process appeared first on Bubble PPM Software. Implementing a Project Portfolio Management process.

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.

Protected: Process Development Guidelines – Implementing a Phase Gate Process for Project Management


To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Process Development Guidelines – Implementing a Phase Gate Process for Project Management appeared first on Bubble PPM Software. This content is password protected. Resource Downloads innovation new product development phase gate process PMO Project Management Project Portfolio Management resource management

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. If you would like to go deeper on any of these topics, here are links to articles for each of the six areas: The Value of Strategic Thinking Questions. Sharing Ideas Openly and Actively. Writing, not Just Saying, Ideas.

Marketers Must Learn to Anticipate Content Trends

Daniel Burrus

Innovation Leadership Mobile Social Media Strategy Technology Transformation Trends 2019 Advantage Advertising Anticipate anticipatory Anticipatory Leader Anticipatory Organization audience Burrus Burrus Research Change Consumers Customers Daniel Burrus demographics Disruption Facebook guidelines for social media Hard Trend Methodology Hard Trends Instagram Marketing mass media media MTV multimedia opportunity regulation Snapchat target market targeted marketing tech Technotrends

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 to Turn Your Hobby Into Your Job (Without Losing Your Passion)

Entrepreneur - Innovation

All it requires is following three crucial guidelines. Starting a Business

Risk Radar : How to Succeed in Uncertain Times


Your email inbox is probably full of guidelines and warnings about the immediate effects of the Coronavirus outbreak. For a change, we thought about the long-term impact of these uncertain times aiming to unearth the key risks and potential mitigation strategies. Opportunity Spaces

The Scale-Up Canvas

Innovation Excellence

4 Tips for Intrapreneurs Who Want to Scale-Up While there are many supporting methodologies to start an innovation project (design thinking, lean start-up, business model canvas, blue ocean,…), Lean scale-up by Ash Maurya provides precious guidelines, and metrics, but was not conceived with the case of a corporate start-up / intrapreneur project in mind.

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. Read More. The post How can you put innovation to work? Take these examples appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights

How Adobe’s Legal Group Met the Challenges of Innovation

Innovation Leader

How do you create legal guidelines for employee innovation that allow people try new things, but keep a company out of hot water? Donna Kolnes of Adobe explains

ISO 56002 - A Global Guide for Innovation Management


The first global standard for innovation management has arrived - ISO 56002, and as early as 2017 we reported in an article on the new ISO standard - formerly known as ISO 50501, a guideline for the promotion of innovation and innovation management systems in companies.

How the Game Show Network Runs Hackathons

Innovation Leader

The cable network's digital game development studio spells out the goals, process, guidelines, and awards for its quarterly employee hackathon

#1,805 – Social Distancing is a Sign of Intelligence

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

If you don’t, there’s another way you can measure my intelligence: how well I’ve been following social distancing guidelines. Does following social distancing guidelines mean you have higher intelligence? The other day I took a random online quiz.

Common Questions About EHS Compliance Software


Many organizations have realized that this is the right time to consider a more formal approach to managing compliance with regulatory guidelines and perhaps going above and beyond what is required.

Creative Process: 5 stages which ideas go through

Idea to Value

But the general sequence of the Five Stages of the Creative Process does happen often and is a good guideline for what happens when before and during our brain generating ideas. What happens in the brain when we are having an idea?

6 Pitfalls to Avoid in Innovation Development


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. Before investing in your company’s innovation development, it’s important to develop a strategy for collecting and evaluating ideas.

Design Thinking Is Not A Safe Way To Be Creative


Think about design thinking and lean startups methodologies as guidelines rather than a set in stone process that delivers as promised. “If you think design thinking is a cookie-cutter, templatised way to “safely” be creative, think again.” ” Absolutely!

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

Top Challenges for Open Innovation and How to Solve Them


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. In some situations, it may even fit your guidelines to acquire the product or license the patent. Sometimes an innovation finds you. Innovation works best when it incorporates a broad network of perspectives.

Building the Innovation Business Case

Paul Hobcraft

The building always the Innovation Business Case offers a unique approach to tackle one of the real problem areas within innovation- making the case compelling. One of the toughest aspects within Innovation is making the Business Case.

Davos, we have a blockchain problem


He calls upon the blockchain community to better define the term and establish proper guidelines for its application.

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. For most product development initiatives, the process of design transfer is complex with many moving parts, involving partners that are geographically widespread.

How the Pandemic Is Sparking Innovations in Tech Startups


As the world changes with new restrictions and guidelines to follow, the preferences and priorities of customers are evolving too. source: pexels.com. The pandemic of 2020 has been a truly overwhelming experience for many of us.

Approaches to trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Norbert Bol

Governments are currently taking action to limit the negative aspects that could limit the innovation capabilities and are providing guidelines to the use of AI-systems.

How to Minimize the Risk of a Lawsuit Against Your Business

The Human Factor

Outline employee policies and guidelines. To minimize the risk of a lawsuit coming from your employees you need to outline all policies and guidelines. Make sure all guidelines are clear and that your employees have understood them. . source.

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


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? There are no shortage of innovative companies to draw inspiration from who have been able to transform themselves. Though you can’t copy their culture and strategy, but you can certainly learn a few things.

Design Thinking Empathy Training


Traditional empathy maps often follow a four quadrant guideline that considers what the user or persona says, thinks, does, and feels. Learn how to gain empathy when practicing design thinking. Empathy is an important element in design thinking and human-centered design.

Organizational Design: Clearing the Runway for Collaboration and Breakthrough Thinking

Innovation Excellence

Leaders clearly articulate the guidelines for the decision, whether that be a budget, timeline, or benchmark goal; and teams or staff make autonomous decisions within those guidelines. and asks teams to propose action within these guidelines.

#1,774 – Space Week: Moon Toilet

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

’ ‘Bonus points will be awarded to designs that can capture vomit without requiring the crew member to put his/her head in the toilet,’ the guidelines said.

Innovation Fear


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. Our CEO was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Business Times and the conversation pulled up short for a moment when the interviewer (after hearing us talk about the possibilities afforded by an innovation management system) asked us why people are sometimes afraid to launch a crowdsourced innovation program.

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.” Anything goes.” Just submit the idea and we will decide if we can make it happen.”.

#1,638 – Landing AI

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A relatively simple computer based system from Landing AI that uses a neural net to keep tabs on individuals, making sure they are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines by not getting too close to one another.

Redefining HR – Supporting the “Future of Work”


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.

How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

Idea to Value

However, before businesses can tap into them, they need the right strategic guidelines in place. The fourth industrial revolution is no longer just something that companies need to prepare for – it’s a reality that has already arrived. Everything about our current landscape is changing, from how we communicate to the avenues we have for connectivity. In the age of Industry 4.0, the digital landscape and physical technologies are growing increasingly connected.

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. ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 163 national standards bodies (think: the United Nations for standardization with representatives from each country).

Reflections ~ One Month Post-BIF


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. My students are of all ethnicities, backgrounds, years and concentrations - #STEAM. This year, I asked the kids to share their reflections. Profound, personal, hopeful, cautious. Here are their thoughts.

Why Should You Conduct a Supervisor Evaluation Survey?


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. Every employee intends to work harder with each passing day and deliver the best possible results. Employee evaluation is a usual process in a startup as well as a multinational organization.

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Four Exercises to try in your next Virtual Whiteboarding Session


Implementing meaningful structure creates an environment of direction and creativity, and gives people solid guidelines to help focus their contributions. Whiteboarding is a critical part of the brainstorming and innovation process.