Employers: Beware of the Good Employee Reference

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Why a positive review is oftentimes anything but positive

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Landscape Monitor for Startups

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Entrepreneurs deal with high levels of uncertainty; probably more than any other business. The more disruptive the startup, the higher the level of uncertainty. Will the customers buy? How do we reach them? Will we be able to sell at a profit? Will our partners do their part?

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Innovation Management: The Value of Seeing What You Have

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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

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?

6 of the Worst New Product Failures | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

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

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

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.

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 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?’ Working remotely has never been easier with the best project management tools to help you and your team stay organized and at the top of your game.

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.

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

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

Fundamentals of Edupreneurship

Innovation Excellence

Perhaps the biggest misconception is that entrepreneurship refers, exclusively, to starting businesses. Entrepreneurship means many things to many people.

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: […].

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

9 Diversity Dimensions That Increase Innovation, and One Reason They May Not

Innovation Excellence

When we use the word “diversity” in the context of companies, we typically refer to the following definition: “the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin,color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation, etc.”

Seeing the Energy Transition in Different Horizons and Innovative Ways

Paul Hobcraft

My research ‘intensity’ (If I can call it that) had to become well structured, and I turned to some of my favorite, perhaps old fashion tools to capture my learning and give me my points of reference. I find One Note as flexible and offers the easy chance to change and shift around files as subjects and references built out, new links formed. The majority of my recent work has been in investigating and building a comprehensive understanding of the #energytransition.

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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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[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

Incremental Innovation – The What, Why, and How

Viima

When people, and especially the press, talk about innovation, they usually refer to disruptive, and often technology-based, kinds of innovations. However, those are only a small part of the innovation puzzle.

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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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.

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.

Warren Buffet’s powerful “Two List” productivity tip for creative people

Idea to Value

Some people call it “Shiny Object Syndrome” Others may refer to the old saying “The grass is always greener on the other side” And as I outlined in my previous article about why some entrepreneurs and creative people achieve nothing for weeks , it is much easier to keep switching to start the next easy task than to work through the frustrating stage of experimenting and refining an idea.

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The 10,000 hour rule is wrong, according to its original authors

Idea to Value

Gladwell could just as easily have mentioned the average amount of time the best violin students had practiced by the time they were eighteen (approximately seventy-four hundred hours) but he chose to refer to the total practice time they had accumulated by the time they were twenty, because it was a nice round number. Professor Hayes began to refer to this period, which was filled with hard work and little recognition, as the “ten years of silence.”.

Interview with Dr Simone Ritter: how variety sparks new ideas

Idea to Value

The results clearly showed that when participants experienced something they were not expecting (referred to as a schema violation), they scored higher on creativity tasks afterwards. I recently sat down with Dr Simone Ritter to discuss recent research into how creativity happens in the brain, and whether it is possible to improve it.

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Energy technology needs more rapid innovation cycles

Paul Hobcraft

Brief Description – (shortened here for ease of reference). I have been consuming the latest flagship report, released today, 10th September 2020, by the IEA called “ Energy Technology Perspectives 2020.

3-Point Strategy for Drawing People In

Innovation Excellence

He was referring to human curiosity. Aristotle maintained that “all men by nature desire to know.” Samuel Johnson called curiosity “the first passion and last.” Because curiosity seeks what is different, without regard for whether or not it’s of benefit. Tell someone not to do something, and it creates an instant temptation to do. Innovation marketing Psychology Strategy Apple iphone Sony Steve Jobs

2016’s best innovation blog articles, from the top influential innovation bloggers

Idea to Value

With the inclusion of numerous case studies and references to recent research, there is enough here to actually help CXOs make a strategic decision. Sometimes, it is important to take a step back from your own work, and highlight some of the best work from other people around the world. This is especially true in the field of innovation management, which are so broad that it would be impossible to highlight every diverse opinion on how to approach the subject.

How Does FIRE Fix The Innovation Gap?

Beyond the Obvious

The innovation delay refers to how long it takes you to go from selecting an idea for execution to […]. The main challenges that all organizations face are what I call the innovation gap and the innovation delay.

About hammers and nails, problems and solutions

Eddielogic

We all tend to refer back to our experience when faced with problems. This might be an efficient approach, although not always the best one. There is a serious risk in relying on our experience. Of course, experience is a … Continue reading → Practice Quote

Why I have a problem with the Global Innovation Index

Idea to Value

I spent 8 years as a management consultant, and a number of my projects were referred to as “Strategy Consulting” Here, we would be asked to make predictions for a specific topic, such as the likely growth rates for an industry segment based on trends. INSEAD Business School, along with Cornell University and the World Intellectual Property Organisation have just released their analysis of the world’s most innovative countries for 2016.

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