Employers: Beware of the Good Employee Reference

Collectivecamp

Why a positive review is oftentimes anything but positive

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Landscape Monitor for Startups

InnovationManagement

Collaborative Innovation Life Cycle Processes Open Innovation Support for SMEs Training & Education analogs business model Competition competitive advantage Creativity Crowdsourcing customer acquisition economics entrepreneurship landscape canvas landscape monitor market structure product delivery referents regulation research revenue model startup startup canvas substitutes uncertaintyEntrepreneurs deal with high levels of uncertainty; probably more than any other business.

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The Book that Harvard Suggested New CEOs Read is Emerging as a Key Reference to All Innovation Teams

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

Change. Disruption. Agility. Marketing conferences and business media are so dominated by calls for radical new approaches in the digital and data analytics age that there is a temptation to believe that all innovation strategies must also be new. But hang on. Marketing thought leader Ronald Brown is rapidly capturing the attention of leading executives, academics and marketers by reminding

Innovation Management: The Value of Seeing What You Have

InnovationManagement

Strategies collaboration cross reference hub innovation management network maps recombine reimagne relationships team leaders thought leadership value visual thinking visualizationIf your job is to get your company, team, or community to innovate, you know how organizational forces can make it hard to even try something new. Visualizing the resources available is an effective first step in overcoming some of those organizational forces.

Two in a row | Exago innovation software recognised as a Top Performer by FeaturedCustomers

Exago

The ranking is built based on data from the reference platform, including market presence, web presence, and social presence, as well as […].

Planned Change Management: What It Is and Why Innovation Managers Should Care

HYPE Innovation

We talk a lot about change here in this blog, and most of it refers to change through innovation. The Innovation Manager

How to Build Trust with Remote Teams

Collectivecamp

Trust in the workplace essentially refers to our confidence in people’s ability to get things done, as promised How can I build trust with my team working remotely?

Book Excerpt: Think Like a Privateer, Not a Pirate

Innovation Leader

Pirates refer to startups that churn out innovative ideas. Steve Jobs once said that it’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy. Jobs likens large organizations to the bureaucratic Navy

The Strategic Management Process

Cascade Strategy

Strategic management refers to how organizations define the business outcomes that they want to achieve, and then how they will utilize their resources to achieve those outcomes. Strategic management covers strategic planning , implementation and strategy iteration. Strategy Execution

6 of the Worst Product Flops | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

Fear of failure is often referred to as the number one enemy of creativity

Eight Ways to Create Flow

Idea Champions

Here's a very useful article by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi -- the author of Flow on what it takes to cultivate flow -- sometimes referred to as "the zone".

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5 Key Skillsets of an Innovation Manager

IdeaScale

Innovation managers may be referred to by various titles. The role of an innovation manager is diverse. It cannot be described in one single job description. Instead, it is defined by the skills needed to embrace disruption and invoke change. 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.

The Best Project Management Tools for Digital Nomads

Collectivecamp

It refers to anyone who can travel the world, have a good time, and stay in touch with family and friends—all at the same time while being productive and making a good living. What’s in the name ‘Digital nomad?’

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Why Simplicity Was Essential for CI at a Nuclear Plant

Kainexus

This important principle is a cornerstone belief of what many refer to as a High-Reliability Organization or HRO.

Fear of the light

The Future Shapers

The present pandemic has only served to underscore the many flaws endemic within the globalised edifice we refer to as human civilisation. The greatest fear emanates from those who fear change itself.

The Secret Ingredient to High Energy Innovation Spaces

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Spaces – which can refer to any space intentionally designed to foster and facilitate good innovation work – come in all sorts, shapes, and sizes. Perhaps the most commonly understood of these is the ubiquitous Innovation Lab. However aside from formal “labs” per se, Innovation Spaces can also be incorporated in many ways into. Innovation architecture Built Environment collaboration feng shui Innovation Lab Innovation Space

How to hire your next strategic planning consultant?

Focused Momentum

Looking at multiple candidates, checking references and conducting a panel style interview are all key tactics to use to select the best fit for your organization, but there are specific things to look for when seeking help developing strategy Bringing an outside expert in to assist a strategic planning effort is typically a significant consulting investment for an organization.

Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Founder’s Syndrome

Innovation Excellence

People reference it to express when many people believe something that is not true. Most of us are familiar with the story and moral of the Emperor’s New Clothes. It is also mentioned to express something as untrue. These days, it has taken on particulary new meanings and, it seems, appear in the headlines daily. Innovation

Innovation As A Verb

Bill Fischer

Innovation, inventions, creative individuals, devices and the like, are typically referred to as nouns, assigning exclusivity or title to these realms. Instead, what if we considered innovation as a verb, which recognizes that how we do things can be as, or more, important than what results

Innovation pioneer Dieter Rams’ “Ten principles for good design”

Idea to Value

” This led him to catalogue a list of principles he considered vital for good design, which are often now referred to as his Ten Commandments : Good design: Is innovative. If you work in design or innovation, you might not necessarily have heard of Dieter Rams. But you will have definitely felt his impact in the design principles which underlay much of his work.

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The Decade of Action: Innovation & Sustainability 2030

ITONICS

January 2020 kicked off what environmentalists are referring to as the Decade of Action. Climate change and its dramatic consequences are on the rise. The need for innovations that support a sustainable future has never been higher. We have to act NOW!

A Guidance on Keeping Your Innovation Processes in Check

HYPE Innovation

You know, prioritizing and tweaking those actions your firm engages in to accomplish a pre-established business purpose or objective (Michel Porter is a great reference on this topic – he introduced the process view of organizations ). As an innovation manager/leader you likely deal with processes (and process improvements) every day.

Innovate Like a (Monarch) Butterfly

Innovation Excellence

In this sanctuary, local support staff have identified 300 species of butterflies and have been able to reproduce 50 of them in a research facility referred to as the Life Center, which is basically a large, screened-in habitat. I spent some time last year visiting a butterfly sanctuary in the cloud forest near Mashpi, Ecuador.

Wikipedia – A Lateral Idea in Action

Destination Innovation

First published in Edinburgh in 1768, Encyclopedia Britannica became a trusted reference work in homes, schools and offices around the world. Despite these reasonable (but conventional) concerns, Wikipedia has flourished and is now the largest and most popular reference work on the world wide web. In the 1930s there were 2000 salesmen in the USA knocking on doors and selling sets of Encyclopedia Britannica.

Nothing is more powerful than an idea that’s time has come

The Future Shapers

Building a model that favoured free content in turn for advertising space is now viewed by some as a fateful decision, referred to as the original sin. Whether its climate challenge, eradicating poverty or reducing inequalities at the end of the day, nothing is more powerful than an idea that’s time has come. The way we consume and content on the internet is changing fast – and it is going to be more sustainable.

Letter Combinations Quiz

Destination Innovation

The French often refer to their country as the hexagon because of its shape. Each question contains a three letter combination in capitals. There follows a short clue with the length of the answer shown in brackets. You have to find the word which contains the unusual letter combination. For example if the question were TTH, restrain (8) the answer would be WITHHOLD. The three letter combination can appear anywhere in the answer as three consecutive letters.

3 Simple Steps to Silencing Your Inner Critic

Innovation Excellence

Neuroscience explains it, but psychology offers the fix During a recent creative strategy session, I witnessed what psychologist Carl Jung referred to over a century ago as “an inner critic or judge who immediately comments on everything.”

The Design Thinking Playbook

Innovation Excellence

Many organizations use the playbook as reference to kick-start. Recently I had the opportunity to interview Michael Lewrick, author of The Design Thinking Playbook. The book has been released recently in English and has become the preferred book for many Universities which aim to teach students about Design Thinking in Europe, Asia and the US. Innovation Interviews Books business tools Design Thinking Design Thinking Playbook

Hindsight is 2020: The Hindsight Bias

Idea to Value

The phrase Hindsight is 20/20 usually refers to the fact that it is usually easier to analyse and evaluate events after they have already happened, rather than when you’re in the middle of them.

Defining Innovation Capital

Paul Hobcraft

My reference site provides a basis for this to begin to explore and build a greater understanding of what makes up your innovation capital and its dynamic parts.

Fundamentals of Edupreneurship

Innovation Excellence

Perhaps the biggest misconception is that entrepreneurship refers, exclusively, to starting businesses. Entrepreneurship means many things to many people. In fact, if we use the definition that entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity with scarce or uncontrolled resources with the goal of creating user defined value through the deployment of innovation, then it means much more. Innovation

TalkTalk.io

Board of Innovation

LOOKING BACK One of our colleagues was approached with a background in natural language processing and voice interface engineering who had developed an asset they referred to as the ‘TalkTalk mic’ The TalkTalk mic in a nutshell: […]. A venture in the making An update on the start-up project one of our colleagues started in 2019.

Leaning into Change Management

Innovation Excellence

Change management used to refer to the practice of controlling changes to a system, but increasingly the term has come to be used more often to describe the profession and the practice of managing organizational change. And within the practice of change management, many people over-index on communications and training and many change professionals get. Change Interviews authors Business Authors Jason Little Lean Change Management

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The art of “Back Casting” needs care

Paul Hobcraft

Backcasting is a planning method that starts with defining a desirable future and then works backwards to identify policies and programs that will connect that specified future to the present. The fundamentals of the method were outlined by John B. Robinson from the University of Waterloo in 1990.

Cognitive biases in software testing and quality assurance

Exoplatform

One of the fundamentals of software testing; as referred to by the International Software Testing Quality Board (ISTQB); is that testing helps detection of defects. Taking into consideration that humans are an integral entity in software development, it is impossible to certify a 100% bug-free programme when tests aren’t detecting any defects. The post Cognitive biases in software testing and quality assurance appeared first on eXo Platform Blog.

This Chinese village used to produce 60% of the world’s oil paintings, Part 2

Idea to Value

Case in point: During my stay, I was corrected and chided for referring to copyists as artists, or yì shù ji? In yesterday’s post, we spoke about Dafen , the town in China where previously up to 60% of the world’s oil painting replicas were produced.

Creating Enablement Tools

Stephen Shapiro

Visit www.InvisibleSolutionsBook.com to learn more about the book I refer to in the video. Are you a service-oriented business? Are you looking to create products to support your business? If so, this 2:45 video will provide a framework to help you create the greatest value for your customers – while helping you scale your business. The post Creating Enablement Tools appeared first on Stephen Shapiro. Invisible Solutions Audio and Video Innovation invisible solutions Small Business

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A Quick Guide to the Kaizen Methodology

Kainexus

If you are exploring ways to make your organization more efficient and better at sustaining continuous improvement, you may have come across references to the Kaizen Methodology. Masaaki Imai introduced the Kaizen Methodology to the world in 1986 in his book Kaizen, The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success. We recommend giving it a read along with several other titles that we’ll share at the end of this post.

How China’s Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation

Idea to Value

They are often referred to as the “Big Dragons” But now in the past decade a new set of Web 2.0 When people talk about innovative cities, most people think of Silicon Valley near San Francisco, Berlin, London or Singapore. But hardly anyone usually thinks of anywhere in China. Most people still think of China as a technology copycat, stealing intellectual property and designs from western companies and producing inferior but cheaper knock-offs.

[UPDATED] List of COVID-19 Resources

Kainexus

To help our network know what sources to reference, we created a blog post that lists out all the resources we found valuable. We continue to learn more about COVID-19 every day. Since publishing our COVID-19 resource post on March 18, we have added sources daily to our growing list. To make sure you don't miss out on any updates, we are highlighting the most recently added resources below. If you'd like to see the full list of resources, check out our original post