The Innovation Manager's Reading List

HYPE Innovation

As an innovation manager, drawing inspiration from those who have walked the ground before you is one of the most important tasks you have. Innovation is about constant learning," Soren Kaplan, author of "The Invisible Advantage" and affiliated professor at the University of Southern California's Center for Effective Organizations, said in a recent Inc. The Innovation Manager

How to Measure the Success of Your Innovation Management Strategy

IdeaScale

Learn how to measure innovation success to improve the results of future innovation projects. With innovation, measuring success isn’t as straightforward as it is with other types of projects, but it can be done , and innovators who create an innovation management strategy set themselves up for further innovations and improvement without wasting time on tactics that don’t deliver. Value from innovation can manifest in many ways.

6 Lessons from Our 2018 Innovation Management Award Winners

IdeaScale

IdeaScale recently announced the winners of our 2018 Innovation Management Awards. Queensland Police Service was recognized for Best Engagement Strategy, Covia won the award for Best Innovation Process, and the Transportation Research Board won for Best Innovation. Here’s what they learned. They came away with the following lessons learned. Here are two key insights learned. Best Practice innovation management software

Uncovering the Hopes and Fears of the Innovation Manager

HYPE Innovation

I have just returned from the most recent HYPE Regional Innovation Managers Forum hosted by Fujitsu Services in the beautiful City of London and my head is still abuzz with what I’ve seen & heard. Innovation Programs Customer Insights The Innovation Manager

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

a Culture of Innovation 2 // 19Spigit: 11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Existing Culture Into a Culture of Innovation 1 2 94% of senior executives in a research study by McKinsey said. innovation. innovation to build a culture of. innovation. sustainable innovation and.

The Seven Best Practices for Enterprise Innovation Management

IdeaScale

Strong leadership is key to enterprise innovation. Creating an innovation strategy that lets you push your industry forward without leaving clients behind needs several pieces to be effective. Another question that needs exploring is where your company wants to go with this innovation.

Sorting through our Innovation Management Tools

Paul Hobcraft

We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. There are management tools that have become ‘enshrined’ in organizations and many of the executives become settled on the ones they have bothered to learn or seemingly do the job.

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A light-bulb moment in Innovation Learning

Paul Hobcraft

Over the past few weeks, or is it months or is it even years, I have been constantly thinking through how we are learning in our innovation understanding. Digital Learning does not mean learning on your phone, it means “bringing learning to where employees are.”

Innovation: management versus enablement

RTI Innovation Advisors

I love innovation. What concerns me sometimes is the way in which we attempt to implement innovation, because we are likely to constraint it at just the time we need the most innovation. You'll see a lot of talk about "innovation management". This is not necessarily a wrong idea, but in the wrong hands will severely limit innovation activities and outcomes. We can manage and improve things that are well defined and understood.

Managing Expectations in Innovation Management

IdeaScale

However, this can present some challenges for innovation managers. Some concerns we have heard from innovation managers: “I do not want to overpromise what we’re going to do with people’s ideas.”. We can address these concerns head-on by setting and managing expectations.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

INNOVATION Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works by Dylan Minor, Paul Brook, and Josh Bernoff OCTOBER 09, 2017 UPDATED OCTOBER 09, 2017 JUAN DÍAZ-FAES FOR HBR Sales and marketing were once disciplines ruled by emotions. ectively engaged in innovation.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

As reiterated by Tim Kastelle in the previous post , it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both are equally important. Three horizons as distinct playgrounds for innovation intiatives.

Deadline for the 2018 Innovation Management Awards Extended

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is offering innovators from around the world an extra week to complete their submission for the Innovation Management Awards. Well, every year we ask our customers what it is that they would most like to learn about in order to support their programs.

The Organizational Learning Framework

HYPE Innovation

Previously, we looked at how to get the most from academic research on innovation. For example, your company is keen on learning about learning, Organizational Learning that is, in the context of strategic renewal. Research The Innovation Manager

The 2017 Innovation Management Awards Are Open

IdeaScale

For the fifth year in a row, IdeaScale is hosting the Innovation Management Awards. Particularly if that story demonstrates innovation thought leadership when it comes to engagement strategies, innovation processes, or idea implementation.

The first of 3 key success factors of innovation management

Exago

At Exago, we’ve worked with extraordinary clients, such as Fleury, and others from pharmaceutical, banking, utilities and telecommunications industries – across four continents – to help them mobilise targeted communities to solve key business problems by learning from them and with them.

Designing at an Innovation Management Company

IdeaScale

When I joined IdeaScale in late spring of this year, I set out to discover how I could help our customers create and maintain an innovative culture at their company through our crowdsourcing tools. Here’s what I’ve learned about designing at an innovation management company so far.

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Accelerating Innovation Learning Pathways

Innovation Excellence

Having failed to successfully engage, train and retain a few millennials in my global innovation culture consulting, education and coaching business, I hit the proverbial pause button, and asked myself, why isn’t it working out?

Can you master the 3 key success factors of innovation management?

Exago

A little over a year after implementing a new innovation management solution, participation at Fleury was nearly five times higher. This real company has generated real value through innovation. What can you learn from their experience?

3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier

IdeaScale

IdeaScale learns from all its best customers, but in our latest interview with Redwood Credit Union we learned three things that make innovation management easier: Pre-Populate Your Campaign.

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

Innovation 360 Group

Innovation took a significant step toward becoming a mature science at the ISO working group meeting at the Tokyo Summit, Oct 13 – 17th. Over 100 professionals from 50 countries gathered to compare experiences and find commonalities as part of the ISO/TC 279 technical committee’s work on the development of the new ISO 56000 series for Innovation Management. That series of standards will set a baseline for enabling innovation as a science in the professional world.

Innovation Management Standards ahead!

Innovation 360 Group

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, international standards and innovation capabilities has always been strong drivers and catalysts for human and societal development. I also participated one day in WG1 to learn and understand the larger scope of the upcoming standard.

An Innovation Management Solution that Meets Your FedRAMP Requirements

IdeaScale

For those in the dark, as I was, FedRAMP is an acronym for the “Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program,”which is “a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.” (See [link].)

Future-proof Your Innovation Management: Dual Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Most advocates of the Three Horizons model see it from a time (-to-impact) perspective or use it to classify different innovation types. Figure 1: Three Playing Fields of Innovation. . Three Playing Fields : The basis for modern innovation management.

A Model for Integrative Innovation Management

Integrative Innovation

In previous posts, I have shared my view on important cornerstones for successful innovation management systems. This model condenses learnings and experiences of my work with diverse companies in various industries around managing innovation up to now.

Learning Platforms and Personal Learning Pathways

Guide 4 Innovating

My mind has been swirling around the significant changes taking place around learning. Not just in the time we have available, suggested recently as 25 minutes per week to stop and learn but in the variety of ways we can learn. So working in the innovation space is no different.

Secure Innovation Management for US Government-Wide Mandates

IdeaScale

In 2011 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a government-wide cloud security memo and guidance policy known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). To learn more about IdeaScale’s FedRAMP offering for government, get in touch with me.

Proactive versus Reactive Innovation: Learning from Nature

Innovation Excellence

I’ve always believed that we can learn how to innovate, and organize our businesses by learning from nature.

Innovation Management Award Spotlight: City of Calgary

IdeaScale

At IdeaScale, we host the annual innovation management awards in order to honor the accomplishments of some truly groundbreaking organizations, but also so that some of our smartest clients can share their best practices with others. Learn more about our award winners here.

The Largest Innovation Management Survey in the World – Lessons Learned!

Innovation 360 Group

Over the last decade, Innovation360’s founders have studied what innovative capabilities must be in place to explore and commercialize modern opportunities while negotiating increasing global threats such as counter players and technological innovations.

Creating Meaningful Organizations - Learnings from the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting

HYPE Innovation

Noble pursuit and this year’s theme at the Academy of Management’s 76th Annual Meeting (AOM) where close to 10,000 students, scholars, and professionals in the management and organization space gathered to discuss companies’ raison d’être. The Innovation Manager

Artificial Intelligence & Innovation Management for Business Leaders

Innovation 360 Group

While technology, strategy, and knowledge can change things, sometimes in combination with coincidences, players can also learn from each other – advantage become equalized and balance is reached until the next tipping point is reached due to temporarily advantages.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts. Reinvention through business model innovation.

What Characteristics Do The Innovation Management Award Winners Have in Common?

IdeaScale

IdeaScale hosts the annual Innovation Management Awards in order to celebrate emerging and established innovators, but also to find new best practices and methods for success. So what characteristics do the innovation management award winners have in common?

Harnessing Good Thoughts: Innovation Management as a Volunteer Opportunity

IdeaScale

There’s just too much to do, too many volunteers to manage…. What if it wasn’t any harder than managing any other volunteer opportunity? This is where managed collaborative innovation comes in. THE DISHARMONIUS GOOD INTENTIONS OF STAKEHOLDERS.