August, 2020

A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

Destination Innovation

Gibbard and Tamborello. In 2001 two musicians, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tambrello, wanted to collaborate on some new compositions. The problem was that they lived hundreds of miles apart at opposite ends of America’s west coast.

Podcast S4E72: Mark Batey – How our environment affects our creativity

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with creativity researcher Professor Mark Batey from the Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Those that learn to frame the Strategic Innovation discussion are the big winners

Paul Hobcraft

Constructing an innovation conversation framework is never easy, we all come at it in different ways and when it comes to those strategic conversations, we feel a sense of panic and growing tension as our messages begin to fray at the edges and slip more into tactical, the more we talk.

Exago and Número 7 launch N7 e-commerce for businesses to conquer their digital space

Exago

With COVID-19 massively accelerating digital transformation, Exago and Número 7 join efforts to launch the N7 e-commerce offer and help businesses find new routes and spaces to welcome customers online.

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!

How Liebherr Engages Its Customers with Crowdsourcing

HYPE Innovation

This blog post is part of a series on successfully managing open innovation programs. In this series, I talk with experienced innovation managers to understand how they've built an open innovation capability in their organizations and how they strive to make this capability increasingly stronger.

Why Innovation Requires a Different Set of Metrics

IdeaScale

Today’s business climate is uncertain. Disruption, exponential growth, and the technology landscape contribute to the need for constant innovation. Company leaders can no longer formulate a business model and rely on the five-year plan. Instead, organizations need change to thrive and grow.

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Telemedicine is Laying the Roadmap for Healthcare's Future

Entrepreneur - Innovation

One New York doctor explains how it has "introduced a whole new level of convenience and respite.". News and Trends

Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

Often you hear the request made: “Can you give us a best practice snapshot; we would like to get a sense of where we are”.

Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma

Exago

Inclusivity, sustainability and collaboration are the foundations of Almaroma, the latest partner to join Exago’s growing global network. The post Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration inclusivity innovation partnership sustainability

Taking The Guesswork Out of Innovation

Strategyzer

To manage an innovation portfolio and make the right investment decisions, you need metrics to measure progress of projects in your portfolio. But many organisations we work with fall into the trap of using execution metrics on innovation projects. We believe innovation needs its own metrics.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Socially Responsible Innovation Part One: For-Profit Companies

IdeaScale

Corporations have struggled with the balance between profit and the greater good since the beginning of capitalism.

Happy 11th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

Thanks for all of the support over the past 11 years. Here are some of my favorite posts over the last year or so. Related posts: Happy 2nd Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 8th Birthday Digital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How DeFi Will Reshape Financial Services

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Decentralized Finance continues to mature and attract significant capital investment. Finance

How to Increase Productivity by 500% and Boost Innovation

Collectivecamp

Flow has been defined as a mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Don’t let great ideas escape with the new Exago Smart app

Exago

Marking quite a challenging year for businesses worldwide, we at Exago are thrilled to launch the new Exago Smart enterprise innovation app to mobilise people to find solutions together.

Examples to create value in the circular economy (Cases)

Board of Innovation

Have a look at different ways to create value in the circular economy. The examples shown are based on our own client cases. The post Examples to create value in the circular economy (Cases) appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Circular economy Business design Inspiration

The Innovator’s Mindset: Collaboration as Competitive Advantage

IdeaScale

Innovation can make or break the success of a company. During the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners are thinking outside the box to find new ways of reaching and retaining customers. When creating an innovation strategy, consider internally and externally prioritizing collaboration.

You Can’t Wish Or Hope Your Way To A Different Perspective; You Have To Act Your Way

Game-Changer

Whether people and organizations like it or not, the current pandemic is accelerating the digitalization of the enterprise at all levels. Still, many organizations are late to the party, and some aren’t acting at all. I recently had a chat, via video of course, with the Head of HR of a meat processing and packing company.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Jermaine Dupri Talks New Role With The Beet and a Lifetime of Entrepreneurial Inspirations

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The legendary hip-hop producer, mogul and dedicated vegan's new role as creative advisor for the plant-based-lifestyle platform is just the latest stop on his evolving journey. Lifestyle

15 Leadership Skills That Build Trust

Kainexus

Last week we wrote about how distrust is a barrier to change. This post outlines some of the leadership skills and behavior known to increase trust and employee engagement.

Digital Transformation = Reimagining of the Business for the Digital Age

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: I had the opportunity to host Mr. Vijay Sethi (CIO, CHRO and head of CSR at the world’s largest two wheeler manufacturer – Hero Moto Corp) on a meeting and request him to share his his insights and learnings about digital transformation.

Debunking Myths to Drive Growth

Innovation Excellence

Some people believe that the most innovative companies create customer demand with breakthrough new offerings. They say things like, “Nobody knew they needed an iPhone until Apple created it. Apple created needs that people didn’t even know they had.”

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

What I’ve Learned In My First Month at IdeaScale

IdeaScale

I joined IdeaScale in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic had thrown the whole world into lockdown mode. Schools and daycares were closed down, office workers became strictly homebound, airports were empty, and hospitals were overcrowded while simultaneously becoming incubators for the virus.

Great Leaders Don’t Delegate Innovation And Creativity; They Lead It

Game-Changer

You can’t talk about things you want done when you’re not setting the example. In every group and / or business that I’ve lead, I’ve always set the example; I don’t know any other way to do it. So earlier in my career it was a bit mindboggling to me when I encountered other organizations where the leader was not setting the example. They asked and expected their employees to behave in a certain way, but they didn’t walk the talk themselves.

The Introduction to Invisible Solutions

Stephen Shapiro

Today I share with you the introduction to my latest book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Frame and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. But instead of sharing a boring PDF, here is the videobook version – broken into three parts.

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The Continuous Improvement Imperative for Oil and Gas Companies

Kainexus

Oil and gas companies have increasingly faced the twin challenges of low prices and increased competition from renewables. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation much more difficult.

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.

How to Stay In a Positive Mental State

Rmukesh Gupta

I am a big fan of Anthony Iannarino and his work. He is one of the few sales thought leaders who understands that to be successful in sales, one doesn’t just need to master the selling techniques but also master oneself in many ways. One such piece of insight from Anthony has inspired this post.

The Ten Types of Innovation Framework Explained

Viima

When we hear people talk about innovation, we often hear it being used as a synonym for new products, or perhaps new features in existing products.

Exploring the Difference between “Anything Goes” and a Culture of Innovation

IdeaScale

An innovation culture adds value to an organization. Leaders and employees want to create an environment where they can freely share ideas, collaborate, and experiment. Though creating this type of culture may sound simple, it often is not.

B2B vs B2C: A very different circular business model challenge

Board of Innovation

The success in adopting a circular business model (CBM) varies greatly from one business to another, as it depends on the stakeholders and customers-alike buying in, every step of the way.

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.