Why innovation needs management

Exago

Managing innovation is crucial so that valuable ideas are not only generated and recognised, but actually come to life to help overcome business challenges and enhance business performance. The post Why innovation needs management appeared first on Exago. Blog idea management innovation management innovation-tips product developmentIdeas aren't rare, but they are often lost for various reasons.

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

It is one of the most critical places where innovation application is required and able to be conducted to deliver a sustaining impact in our world. Innovation solutions will provide the energy transition needed, and that is what makes it such a compelling area to focus upon. We need to appreciate the magnitude of the innovation challenges. The critical enabler will come from technology and systemic innovation. Managing the Energy Transition is of Real Complexity.

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Making Innovation Happen – The Trends in Effective Innovation Management

The Future Shapers

Times of unprecedented change bring to the fore the role of effective innovation management, and it asks hard questions on how we plan to lead and imagine the future. Frugality drives innovation. It is time to manage innovation differently.

The Trifecta of Innovative Project Portfolio Management

Planbox

Would you like fries with that? You were probably asked this question at some point or another while ordering a hamburger—and for good reason, too. After all, what goes better with a mouthwatering burger than some golden-crispy french fries? It’s a match made in heaven.

Succeeding with Innovation & Transformation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

In this exclusive session, Magnus Penker is revealing his top insights and tools to be used for forming, storming, norming, performing, and creating an evergreen culture that will allow you to stay ahead of the competition.

5 Key Skillsets of an Innovation Manager

IdeaScale

The role of an innovation manager is diverse. Innovation managers may be referred to by various titles. These can include: Chief Innovation Officer Head of Innovation Innovation Portfolio Manager Some innovation manager … Continued. The post 5 Key Skillsets of an Innovation Manager appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice innovation management Innovation Manager innovation skills

Doing and managing innovation

The Future Shapers

For a long time innovation – just like entrepreneurship – has been considered a matter of luck, something that magically happens when the right creative minds meet. An organisation prepare itself by improving two critical practices – how they do and manage innovation. The post Doing and managing innovation appeared first on The Future Shapers. Innovation Management Innovation Strategy Innovation Tools

Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity

InnovationManagement

The success of innovation management is never an accident; it’s a holistic management process with an iterative thought-out planning and execution continuum. The post Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity appeared first on Innovation Management.

And the Winner Is… Announcing 2020 Innovation Management Awards

IdeaScale

Since 2015, the Innovation Management Awards, presented by IdeaScale, have sought out the best innovation strategists, designers, and approaches. Nonetheless, we’ve picked the winners in three categories: Best Engagement Strategy, Best Innovation Process, … Continued.

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

We Require A Shift of Innovation Management Solution Providers

Paul Hobcraft

There is still a real reluctance that the supplier of innovation software solutions has to change. I think with the recognition that innovation occurs across the whole organization the innovation management (IM) providers have to radically alter their business model or recognize they need to broaden out their target market inside organizations as innovation is occurring in all corners of the organization today.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

Junior Innovation Manager

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Junior Innovation Manager (m/w/d). Du organisierst Innovation Camps und hilfst bei den Workshops. Innovative und kreative Herangehensweise, Begeisterungsfähigkeit und Durchsetzungskraft. 6 Trends Driving Innovation In The Hotel Industry. Werde Teil des Teams!

The Innovation Manager’s Quintessential Reading List

IdeaScale

As an innovation manager, you are always looking for the latest trends. Drawing inspiration from innovators who have come before you is a great way to learn. According to a recent survey, high growth companies apply innovation strategies that look far beyond the immediate future. The post The Innovation Manager’s Quintessential Reading List appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice best practices Innovation innovation management

6 key dimensions to assess in an innovation management software

Exago

If you have been given the green light for an innovation management software that will arm you with the right tools for your innovation initiative, these 6 points will help you choose the optimum fit for your organisation. The post 6 key dimensions to assess in an innovation management software appeared first on Exago. Blog gamification idea management software initiative-success innovation management technology

4 Practices Innovation Managers Should Retire (And 4 to Keep)

HYPE Innovation

Every year, new tools, technologies, practices, and even full-rounded ideologies invade the innovation space. However, the real changes in how we manage innovation are even more evident when innovation managers gather to share their stories of success and failure at industry events like INNOVATE Bonn , HYPE Innovation's annual customer forum. The Innovation Manager

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

In the early days, a management consultant used the familiar chiefs/Indians line to predict they’d fail. If the structure of the management committee was a problem, they would have failed by now. And yet, Automattic, the firm behind WordPress, only employs a couple hundred people, who all work remotely, with a highly autonomous flat management structure. Your main point of differentiation is innovation. It’s time to start reimagining management. innovation

6 Key Dimensions for Assessing Innovation Management Software

Rallying corporate support to find the best idea management software is enough of a battle on its own - but the process itself doesn't have to be. This guide was created to help you navigate the murky waters of innovation tools, aligning features and functionalities with the goals and requirements of your program.

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. This suggests following a dual approach for balanced corporate innovation management. In the following, I will outline a model that attempts to help organizations implement a dual approach to innovation management.

Podcast S4E70: Pete Newell – How to manage an innovation pipeline

Idea to Value

We speak about how to align innovation strategy with operations in large organisations. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – How Pete’s history in the military with the US Army’s Skunkworks influenced his journey to innovation.

AI in Foresight & Innovation Management

ITONICS

This technology is a well-known enabler of a variety of innovations serving the needs of humanity, be it in healthcare or mobility. However, how can one apply complex AI algorithms to steer innovation management in a company and add value to the business?

3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software

Exago

If you are involved in managing innovation for your organisation and you have been set with the task to make this decision, the first question you should ask yourself is: “Do we really need an innovation management software?”. These three questions, related to 3 key dimensions of any innovation management programme, should help. The post 3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software appeared first on Exago.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

How to Manage Early Stage Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Unfortunately, many companies lack a strategic planning process for innovation, or they manage it poorly. Innovation Management Product Innovation R&D Product Portfolio Management product strategy Product visionProduct concepts are the lifeblood of your company. Flowing through your company’s system, like blood through the veins of a human body, new product concepts are the future of your company’s health and the source of its growth.

11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you

Exago

From them to you, here are the 11 Lessons Learnt by true innovation managers. The post 11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago business transformation collective intelligence employees engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation-results innovation-thoughts innovation-tips purpose

Innovation Must Be Managed

Tim Kastelle

Someone recently tweeted this about innovation: Perhaps some confusion about “innovation”: if it can be predictably produced/managed, is it truly innovative? This kind of statement is based on the correct idea that we can’t know in advance if a truly innovative idea will work or not. And, if you are a manager and you have someone who is particularly good at synthesis, promote her as fast as you possibly can.).

Profiling the Open Innovation Manager

HYPE Innovation

We talk a lot about, and also to, innovation managers here on the blog. Mike Hatrick (the event moderator) asked the question: who really is the innovation manager? In his presentation, Mike mentioned the researchers, strategists, evangelists, pioneers that go on to become change agents, leaders, organizational designers, coaches/ trainers, and ultimately fill the seats of process owners, decision-makers and project managers. The Innovation Manager

Business Models Changing the Landscape of Growth and Innovation

Speaker: Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President, Innovationedge

Companies these days cannot afford to stand still! Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge and a visionary business leader, will share best practices of companies who are defining and implementing new business models. These business models are used to create new pathways to value and deliver growth in today’s business climate. She will lead you on a journey through business model basics and describe how companies are taking innovation strategy to the next level while tackling the current challenges of talent management and innovation fatigue.

Innovation Requires Ambidextrous Management

Innovation Excellence

For quite some time, I've been advocating the idea that successful and sustainable corporate innovation management systems should be based on the following cornerstones. Continue reading → Build Capability Innovation Leadership Management People & Skills ambidextrous organizations entrepreneurial management Innovation Management Organizational Ambidexterity Portfolio Management ROI Three Horizons traditional management Transformational Innovation

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 3: Seeding and Advocates

HYPE Innovation

This is the third part of the broader series on "Ten Rules of Innovation Management." In five publications, I’ll share 10 best practices that will help you if you’re managing an online, collaborative innovation management program or thinking about launching one. Since the start of this series, I talked about the foundations of an innovation management program here (Rules 1-3) , and about how to request specific ideas through targeted campaigns here (Rule 4).

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 1: Alignment, Management Support, and Sponsorship

HYPE Innovation

Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. The Innovation Manager“It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

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. The involvement of stakeholders and experts in the open innovation process is central to the success of crowdsourced open innovation.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Constructing Innovation as Value Management

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation needs to create value, both short-term and progressively over time. Yet our innovation activities are constantly coming up short for the leaders within our organizations, who continue to remain disappointed in its final outcome to stimulate and drive the growth they want to see. Leaders need to lead and are they the chicken, for how can the people charged with innovation lay the ‘golden eggs’ needed if they are incapable of laying?

Podcast S3E60: Håkan Ozan – Building an ISO standard for innovation management

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Håkan Ozan, who has helped to draft the recent ISO Standard on Innovation Management. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 His start with innovation management systems. 00:02:30 What is an innovation management system. 00:07:30 The reaction from the community to the attempt to build a management standard for innovation.

Leading and managing human transitions through adversity

Innovation Excellence

It reaffirms the importance of leaders and managers becoming more generous, tolerant, caring, empathic, and resilient not only with themselves, and also with others, by strategically leading and managing both the business and human transitions to a post Covid-19 world.

Why innovation management is key for the future of employee experience

Exago

The conclusion is that yes, it can, and idea management software is stepping up to the challenge. The post Why innovation management is key for the future of employee experience appeared first on Exago. Can technology really engage employees around ideas?

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 5: Evaluation and Recognition

HYPE Innovation

This is the fifth and final part of the broader series on the 10 Rules of Innovation Management. Over the past few weeks, I've shared best practices for managing an online, collaborative innovation management program, whether you're already well on your way or are just starting to think about launching a program. The Innovation Manager 10 Rules of Innovation Management INTRODUCTION.

How to Use Polarity Management to Support Innovation

Tim Kastelle

You Need Both Execution and Innovation to Succeed What are Polarities? This is the metaphor that Barry Johnson uses in his book Polarity Management to illustrate what polarities are: Polarities are interdependent pairs that support a common purpose and one another. You manage it by getting the benefits of each while appreciating the limits of each. Managing this polarity requires choosing both inhaling and exhaling. Polarity Management for Innovation.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 4: Communication and Transparency

HYPE Innovation

This is the fourth part of the broader series on "The 10 Rules of Innovation Management." In five publications, I’ll share 10 best practices that should come in handy if you’re managing an online, collaborative innovation management program or thinking about launching one. The Innovation Manager 10 Rules of Innovation Management

Inbound Innovation Management

HYPE Innovation

We hear from many innovation professionals that they struggle with their program, often, because the company does not really adopt it. The employees won't share ideas, middle managers are consumed by meeting the quarterly goals, top management sees innovation management as a nice-to-have. Simplicity Innovation Culture Employee Engagement

Measuring Innovation Performance

Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. Innovation-active ?rms Along with balancing the innovation. aside as innovation spend. to measure innovativeness, a task that was once considered next to impossible. For example, if an innovative process (say automation) can save time and money and. Innovation is di?cult innovation. innovation Improved.