April, 2021

Podcast S5E111: David Robson – The Intelligence Trap

Idea to Value

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

Whatever we do, we do far better when we become emotionally connected. Often understanding a good story builds this emotional connection or simply puts you off. Stories can inspire and spark even greater ideas.

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The Double-Handed Approach to Innovation

Destination Innovation

Most new products and services are developments or combinations of existing offerings. But just adding features can lead to a product overloaded with ‘feature bloat’ Instead try giving with one hand and taking away with the other.

12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021

IdeaScale

What are the different types of innovation? With so many types of innovation and even more definitions, it can be confusing to discuss innovation in your organization. It seems like new innovation types arrive at the scene all of the time, leaving people reaching for Google to get up to speed.

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

The Digital Era Is Over. Long Live Innovation!

Digital Tonto

We tend to assume that we’ll notice when something important is afoot, but that’s rarely the case. The truth is that the next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all. It doesn’t. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What shapes your thinking?

Jeffrey Phillips

There's a famous saying, attributed to Marshall McLuhan, who is reported to have said - we shape our tools, and then our tools shape us. Supposedly Churchill said something similar, only about buildings. I think what was attributed to McLuhan is true - we shape our tools, and then they shape us.

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Human-centred innovation in a digital world.

Paul Hobcraft

Today we are facing many current disruptions where we need to react fast and intelligently. There are many situations we are facing that are a race against time.

Write Your Future News Report

Destination Innovation

Image by Neven Divkovic from Pixabay. If you are planning a major change, a big initiative, a new product launch or something really innovative then try writing a future news story. Imagine that the project has been a surprisingly big success.

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The Top 25 Most Influential Innovators

Innovation Leader

2020 was a brutal year that separated a few forward-looking companies that continued to invest in innovation from the rest of the pack. From mRNA vaccines to streaming services to commercial spaceflight, here’s our list of the Top 25 Most Influential Innovators working inside big organizations

Revealing, Building And Emerging: We Need To Take A More Biological View Of Technology

Digital Tonto

What both the optimists and the Cassandras miss is that technology is not something that exists independently from us. It is, in fact, intensely human. We don’t merely build it, but continue to. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

New Research Suggests That Humans Struggle With Subtractive Thinking

Game-Changer

Subtraction is the simplest, most common path to innovation. Whether it’s products, services or writing, simplifying is one of the greatest abilities of innovators. Do only certain people hold a monopoly on this very valuable skill? It seems so.

People never think of improving something by removing parts of it

Idea to Value

When looking to improve something, it seems like people always want to add more. At least, this is what an interesting new piece of research by Adams et al suggests, just published in the journal Nature.

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SNP Case Study Highlights Plan for Creating an Integrated, Global Workforce

IdeaScale

Product innovation moves companies forward. It helps leaders collaborate to drive change and promote growth. . Business leaders constantly work to define new trends and increase the time it takes to get products out to customers.

Harness the Random with this Method

Destination Innovation

The use of chance is a key element in lateral thinking. How can you deliberately introduce chance into your creative thinking? The Random Word method is very good. Here is another brainstorm method for you to try – Roll the Dice.

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How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

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

There Will Always Be People Who Want To Kill Change. Here’s How To Outsmart Them

Digital Tonto

Look at anyone who has truly changed the world and they encountered significant resistance. In fact, while researching my book Cascades, I found every major change effort, whether it was a political. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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This Is How You Don’t Develop An Organizational Culture

Game-Changer

How do you develop an organizational culture? It starts with practicing what you preach on a day to day basis; your values and beliefs. And you have to do that consistently, not every once in a while.

Podcast S5E112: Simon Hill – What’s new at Wazoku

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak once again with Simon Hill. The last time we spoke with Simon , he was the CEO of Wazoku. Since then, he has also taken over the Open Innovation platform Innocentive.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Five Barriers to the Innovation Process and How to Overcome Them

IdeaScale

It would seem that the innovation process is simple: Get an idea, refine that idea, implement it, and repeat the process. Yet like anything that’s simple to put on paper, practice is another matter. Here are five common problems with the innovation process and how to resolve them.

The Art Of Innovation | 10 Things To Learn From Guy Kawasaki

InnovationManagement

The agenda of our first management meeting in 2021 was ‘How can we innovate to thrive this year?’ We were clear that if we continue to do the same thing we did last year, there is no way we can bring any change in our growth. .

Play Bold: Dear madam, please help me I lost my focus

Innovation 360 Group

Many call her the Swedish 007. Christina Bengtsson is a global thought leader on mastering focus, a former military officer and world champion precision shooter, as well as a praised author and coach. The post Play Bold: Dear madam, please help me I lost my focus appeared first on Innovation360.

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Slow Innovation: decelerating in a high-speed world

Board of Innovation

Speed has long been seen as a trademark of innovative companies – maybe it’s time for a different approach; see how slow innovation can help you manage in a high-speed world. The need for speed Let’s face it, we live in a time where we expect everything done quickly.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

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.

How big is your reject pile?

Idea to Value

People are so obsessed with getting the “right” ideas. Instead, it is often much more effective to just have LOTS of ideas. This makes the likelihood that at least some of those ideas will be of high quality significantly more likely.

Get Inspired With This List of Top Young Innovators

IdeaScale

Innovation comes in all forms. If you’re looking for inspiration as you develop your innovation management strategy, these five young innovators offer solutions to common innovation struggles. Eimar Dolan.

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Strategic Agility: The Leadership Survival Skill of the Year

InnovationManagement

Chaos might have defined the year that was 2020, but that turmoil helped business leaders learn a new skill that will serve them well in the years to come. The post Strategic Agility: The Leadership Survival Skill of the Year appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

4 Ways to Enable Connections

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: One of the most important steps in driving any kind of transformation is the ability to rally around teams that are impacted by the transformation. One of the reasons many transformation efforts fail is existence of resistance for the transformation effort.

Three Steps to Applying the A3 Problem-Solving Methodology

Kainexus

The A3 problem-solving methodology was first used by Toyota in the 1960s and later embraced by proponents of Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Lean, and other systematic approaches to continuous improvement. "A3"

The Art of Decision-making as an Innovation Leader

Viima

As we all know, innovating and creating something new is usually seen, for good reason, as an important, yet highly risky endeavor. As such, innovation leaders are constantly under a lot of pressure from many different directions.

Why physicists are excited about potentially being wrong

Idea to Value

Usually, people are terrified about being wrong. But based on a breakthrough announcement in particle physics, thousands of scientists are thrilled about the prospect of some of our most deeply held beliefs being proved wrong last week.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!