August, 2017

Business Model Strategies & Tools for Disruptive Digital Innovation

Leapfrogging

Want Disruptive Digital Innovation? Here are 5 Business Model Strategies and Tools for Strategic Business Growth. At some point every industry and every organization will face disruption.

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Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey

Hype

Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology , to provide a systematic way to take ideas into tested business case concepts.

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Innovate and Persuade with a Well-Judged Nudge

Destination Innovation

Behavioural nudges are clever policy tweaks often used by governments to influence the choices that people make. They are often found to be more effective and less costly than direct actions such as quotas, taxes or subsidies.

Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change and Innovation

Braden Kelley

What if you could empower every citizen with tools that will help your city, state or country innovate and change faster than the competition for a penny a person?

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2017 Business Innovation Report

Spigit’s 2017 Business Innovation Report is an in-depth look at why and how the biggest brands in the world tap into the collective intelligence of their employees, customers, and partners to solve business challenges.

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An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

Hype

“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer). A design mind-set is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused, and action-oriented.

Seven Critical Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation Mistakes to Avoid

IdeaScale

Don’t get frustrated with your crowdsourcing campaign. Crowdsourcing and open innovation are great ideas. But like any great ideas, great results need smart execution. Too many ideas fall into a crowdsourcing gap, so here are the problems to avoid. Unfocused Strategy.

3 Free Change Planning Toolkit™ Site Licenses*

Braden Kelley

According to multiple sources, including McKinsey, 70% of change efforts fail. The reason many change efforts fail is that they often lack a clear plan.

We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

Game-Changer

Yesterday I gave a talk to Foxconn employees and Directors about culture and how it drives innovation. A good way to frame culture is like this: what you reward and what you punish.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

Recently, well actually, over the past twelve or eighteen months, I was asked to explore and explain different frameworks that the innovator might need to know or at least have an opinion upon.

Loyalty is no longer enough to both employers and the workforce

Exago

How does the fourth industrial revolution, blurring the real and technological worlds, affect companies and the way they do business? How do companies manage their corporate culture to increase employee engagement? What tools and methods are used to keep employees motivated and engaged? The post Loyalty is no longer enough to both employers and the workforce appeared first on Exago. Blog business transformation engagement

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4 Things Gandhi Can Teach Us About Transformational Change

Digital Tonto

If we ever hope to change the world we first must transform ourselves. Related posts: How To Create Transformational Change, According To The World’s Most Successful Social Movements. To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Four Steps Required for Becoming a Great Leader

Innovation Excellence

Developing an awareness of how others see you is one of the hardest but also most important things you can do. Here’s how. Whether you’re leading two or 2,000 people I can assure you of one immutable truth about leadership that you need to always keep in mind; all eyes are upon you.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

How Innovation Fuels a Sense of Purpose in the Workplace

InnovationManagement

Drawing a connection between innovation and workplace purpose often eludes companies looking to hire the best people for their teams. Let’s take a look at what needs to happen to make this possible. Organization & Culture core values employee engagement employees engagement ideation infographic purpose workplace

Harnessing Good Thoughts: Innovation Management as a Volunteer Opportunity

IdeaScale

THE DISHARMONIUS GOOD INTENTIONS OF STAKEHOLDERS. Every nonprofit has them, mountains of well-meaning good ideas from passionate supporters, true believers, and entitled stakeholders. There’s just so darn many of them. Ideas AND supporters.

Let Your Brain Take the Road Less Traveled

The Human Factor

Do you often find yourself doing the same things over and over and wondering why you get the same results every time? Contrary to the popular adage “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results,” it doesn’t mean you’ve lost your marbles.

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? Get Training! When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. What I also often find is inexperience.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Is It Time To Rethink The Scientific Method?

Digital Tonto

We can no longer think about the process of discovery in the traditional way. Related posts: How Even Small Businesses Can Access World Class Scientific Research. Marketers Need To Rethink The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Firms of the Future: Managing 2 Business Engines

Innovation Excellence

Bain and Company has recently published a worthwile article, debating on the question: What will the firm of the future look like?

Are Legacy Approaches to Talent Inhibiting Your Innovation Efforts?

InnovationManagement

The legacy approach to talent selection involves matching education, length of experience and functional skills to the role. All of this makes sense as a baseline, and for well-established professions. But, we argue, selecting talent for innovation requires a whole new approach.

Incentives for Participation or Incentives for Success? What Works?

IdeaScale

In a fast-paced corporate environment where there are many expectations and a steady stream of work, how (and more importantly) why, would you carve out time to contribute to your company’s new ideation platform?

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence

Hype

The history of management is littered with outmoded fads, those tools that seem to have a short shelf-life. There are a few that are seemingly enduring, but one that perhaps does endure is the Baldrige Excellence Framework.

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7 Practices of Highly Inspired People

Rmukesh Gupta

I have been writing every for this blog for the past 20 days and every time I open up my laptop to write, I don’t necessarily have an idea that I want to write about. I need some kind of an inspiration, some seed of a thought which can then go on to become a blog post.

22 Ice Breaker Questions on Disruptive Innovation and Uncertainty

BrainZooming

We previously shared ice breaker questions created for various client events. Here is another installment. 22 Ice Breaker Questions on Disruptive Innovation and Uncertainty. We helped plan a full day event focused on disruptive innovation.

How to Educate for the Future – Not the Past

Innovation Excellence

Clearly, we need to rethink education. Our kids will face a much different world than we live in now. In fact, a study at Oxford concluded that nearly half of the jobs that exist today will be automated in the next 20 years.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part two

Paul Hobcraft

This is part two of my thoughts that came out of investigating and researching design thinking in the past couple of weeks. Part one is here.

Incentives for Participation or Incentives for Success? What Works?

IdeaScale

In a fast-paced corporate environment where there are many expectations and a steady stream of work, how (and more importantly) why, would you carve out time to contribute to your company’s new ideation platform?

The most innovative man in the world

OVO Innovation

For the last few years a commercial has been running to advertise Dos Equis. In these commercials there's always some hyperbole (I know, who would of thunk it in a beer commercial) about a suave, sophisticated gentleman who can simultaneously drink Dos Equis and entertain heads of state. He is, we are constantly reminded, the most interesting man in the world. We are told that his mother has tattoos that say "Son" on them. Superman has pyjamas with his face on them. And so on.

Who is the Innovator? Amazon or Kroger?

Braden Kelley

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.