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.

Why Change Management Has To Change

Digital Tonto

The truth is that today we can’t transform organizations unless we transform the people in them and that’s why change management has got to change. All Posts Management

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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.

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.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow-up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

The Trifecta of Innovative Project Portfolio Management

Planbox

When it comes to the trifecta of innovative Project Portfolio Management (PPM), PPM, Continuous Innovation and Agile come together to create a complete framework for innovation success. Project Portfolio Management – The Burger.

The Innovation Manager’s Quintessential Reading List

IdeaScale

As an innovation manager, you are always looking for the latest trends. The post The Innovation Manager’s Quintessential Reading List appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice best practices Innovation innovation management

Innovation Management - The Complete Guide

Pondr

Welcome to Pondr’s complete guide to innovation management! Before we dive into all the details, theories and approaches, let’s start with an intro to the concept itself, and why it’s such an important field of research to study and discover

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. It’s time to start reimagining management.

Middle Managers: Gatekeepers of Success

CMOE

Even if organizations know what they need from superstar middle managers, there simply aren’t enough of them in the labor market to fill the gap. Instead, organizations that strive to be highly successful must invest in their middle managers’ development and growth.

The importance of Knowledge Management

mjvinnovation

Knowledge Management is here to help! Read ahead to understand what Knowledge Management is, how it works, and how to start implementing it in your business today! What is Knowledge Management? While that is partially true, Knowledge Management goes far beyond that.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Doing and managing innovation

The Future Shapers

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

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 post Managing Expectations in Innovation Management appeared first on IdeaScale.

Great Managers Work For Their Employees

Game-Changer

As an employee, you can notice the difference when working for a manager that works for you; not the other way around. We’ve all had managers that seemed to believe that being authoritative is the way to lead people; it isn’t. The worst managers and leaders use only one.

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The longer we “fiddle,” the harder this transformation will become to manage our growing needs of more energy, from an increasing world population and maintaining aging infrastructure, still reliant on very outdated central energy grid models and only fossil fuel solutions. Managing the Energy Transition is of Real Complexity. Source IRENA [link].

The Innovation Manager's Summer Reading List 2019

HYPE Innovation

That's why we reached out to a couple of innovation managers asking them which book they would recommend to people working in the same field. These books aren't just about strategic innovation management; they also cover topics like interpersonal relationships, which are as crucial for a sustainable innovation culture as the frameworks that help structure and improve your program. The Innovation ManagerIs it just me, or does this also happen to you?

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

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. 2020’s field was a tough one to narrow down, as innovation management has spread from the smallest businesses to the biggest conglomerates.

The Art of Distance Management

The Future Shapers

As I’ve talked to people the conversation has ranged from the practicalities of working from home to the more challenging problems of trying to manage teams and businesses remotely. The post The Art of Distance Management appeared first on The Future Shapers.

Managing ideas at scale: Key principles

The Future Shapers

Establishing such an ideation channel is not easy: it requires processes that are simple, inclusive, flexible, and objective; it needs effective communication to inspire people and, at the same time, it must manage the risk of ‘internal disruption.’.

Change Management: Five Reasons Organizational Change Fails

IdeaScale

Change is hard, but managing it is harder. Here’s are some of the ways that organizational change fails and how to overcome them with effective change management. Keeping Reasons OpaqueThere is no “need-to-know-only” when managing change.

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Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

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. The Innovation ManagerInnovation 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. article.

Agile Management: What you should know about Management 3.0

The Future Shapers

Depending on specific leadership styles some managers will reach success while others will fail – and it has something to do with agile implementation within the company. This article speaks to agile management know-how and the leadership actions that support agile transformation.

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How To Measure Your Knowledge Management Performance

InnovationManagement

With a clear understanding of knowledge management success, executives can make more effective managerial decisions. The post How To Measure Your Knowledge Management Performance appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Five Reasons You Need Idea Management Software

IdeaScale

Idea management is about working together.?. Then comes a flood you can barely manage, or a drought as you struggle to get people to weigh in. This is why idea management software is a pressing need for every organization. With idea management, people communicate.?.

Achieve Manufacturing Digital Transformation

Survival of the fittest is linked not to size or strength, but to the ability to change, adapt, and seize opportunities. Factories are increasingly being relied upon to handle more complex operations to serve a broader range of products. To perform this effectively, smart manufacturing is key.

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.

The great management swindle

The Future Shapers

Misleading conclusions about a company’s management competence and organisational performance can so easily be drawn from marginal or temporary factors. The post The great management swindle appeared first on The Future Shapers.

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 purposeTo celebrate 11 years of Exago, we asked our clients to share their nuggets of wisdom.

What Is the Cost of Ignoring Change Management?

IdeaScale

If managed well, it is effective, but if managed incorrectly, it can be worse than no change at all. Change management requires a well-developed strategy. What is change management? The post What Is the Cost of Ignoring Change Management?

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

We Require A Shift of Innovation Management Solution Providers

Paul Hobcraft

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. Their enterprise software approach is moving the innovation management market in a very positive way, they are connecting it up.

How Change Management and Innovation Intersect

IdeaScale

Change isn’t easy, and that’s why the concept of change management exists. Change management is the discipline and commitment that guides change and that ensures those affected accept and apply changes as indicated. In other words, change management is about the “people” side of change, rather than the nuts and bolts or technologies behind change. The Role of Leadership in Change Management. Change management is leadership-induced and driven by strategy.

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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.

Are you Managing or Leading Innovation?

Inspiring Next

I like the statement – “Manage process and lead people”. There is still room for managing it particularly in corporate setting,… Read More » Are you Managing or Leading Innovation? The post Are you Managing or Leading Innovation? Really?

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

A Guide to Innovation Management Models and Theories

Pondr

Today we’ll be focusing on Innovation Management Models, which refers to the theories around how innovation gets organised, managed and implemented.

5 Incredibly Powerful Lean Visual Management Tools

Kainexus

Visual management tools surround us. The Lean business approach takes advantage of this fact and leverages several powerful tools for management and improvement. Lean Software Visual ManagementAlthough they are so ubiquitous, we might not even think about them.

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Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

Exago

It has been 30 years since the term Lean Management – a long-term approach that seeks to achieve incremental process changes to improve efficiency and quality – was first coined. Some say that Lean Management has now become obsolete; others talk about a ‘post-Lean’ world and say it is fated to die. Yet in other circles, Lean Management still seems to be alive and well, with its potential to be fully revealed. The post Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

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Innovation Management & Digitization

Huub Rutten

Dear Reader, I can see a change of trend when working with customers on their innovation management journey. At the start of this century Innovation Management was defined as an Idea to Market process, very much a process owned by R&D.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.