May, 2019

The Power of Silly Questions

Destination Innovation

Roger Hargreaves and the Mr Men Books. In 1970, Roger Hargreaves’ 6-year-old son Adam asked his father a question. It was a question that only a child could ask. No adult would ever conceive of it. Adam said, ‘Daddy, what does a tickle look like?’.

Innovation Capital Lies Within Organizational Learning

Paul Hobcraft

We need to know how to unlock the real value of innovation both personally and within the organization, we work for. If we do not fully understand where the innovation capital comes from, how new capital and stock can be provided, innovation will remain tentative, always stuttering along.

7 Rules For Rebels, Heretics And Mavericks In Organizations

Game-Changer

Innovation is hard , it doesn’t happen by following a tried and true cookie cutter approach. It often begins when someone begins to think and act differently, usually in isolation, from the rest of an organization; challenging convention.

The 7 stages of NPD and how to effectively manage product innovation

Exago

The process of developing a new product - whether it is a tangible, physical good or intangible, like a service, experience or belief - requires a systematic method to launch and commercialise it.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Is Artificial Intelligence The New Productivity Paradox?

Digital Tonto

There’s still so much we don’t yet see, for the simple reason that so much has yet to happen Related posts: 4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence Needs. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

4 Practices Innovation Managers Should Retire (And 4 to Keep)

HYPE Innovation

Every year, new tools, technologies, practices, and even full-rounded ideologies invade the innovation space. Those of us working in this space witness this change daily as we watch projects reach (or miss) their targets as a result of new information and tools used.

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Building the Coordinates into your Innovation World

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation can be fairly complex in what needs to be pulled together, as often it ‘flies’ in contradiction to the normal organization’s ways and wishes, especially the emphasis on working in structured, efficient and productive ways.

The Power of Brand: It Starts With Trust

Game-Changer

I’m a huge Michael Jordan fan and have written about how the Jordan brand has driven culture and stayed relevant; even though MJ has been retired for almost 20 years. Air Jordan’s are highly coveted, specifically the older ones.

Is Organizational Structure The Secret to Innovation?

Leapfrogging

Change your company’s structure to get bigger and better ideas. Just about everyone wants more creativity and innovation these days. But what’s the secret to getting it?

The Gladwell Trap

Digital Tonto

We can't believe everything we think. We need to ask the hard questions Related posts: The Selective Innovation Trap. The Gospel According to Gladwell. The Accidental Cartesians. What is a Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Want Innovative Answers? Ask Effective Questions!

IdeaScale

If somebody’s car won’t start, you don’t ask them “Did you keep turning the key until it started?” Yet, when getting the motor running for innovation, we too often ask questions not unlike that one.

Understanding future conditions is vital to create innovative solutions

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm just wrapping up another project that's focused on trend spotting and scenario planning, working to help a client company understand the emerging competitive conditions their business will face in the next 5-7 years. While foresighting, trend spotting and scenario planning are exceptionally valuable, many innovation projects simply ignore the benefits they can receive from doing this work. Instead innovators plunge in to create the products and services they believe customers need.

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Recognizing it is all about Value Creation

Paul Hobcraft

I am reading a lot about the concept of value creation recently, it answers everything but tells us so often nothing about how it is made up or it is truly present.

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Health Technology Startups Changing the Landscape of Healthcare

Rocketspace

Global health care spending is projected to reach $10.06 trillion by 2022. There are several factors that can explain the dramatic increase in spending such as growing and aging global population, rising life expectancy, and increasing incidents of diseases.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Why Experts Suck At Predicting The Future

Game-Changer

Society loves experts! Because people are highly persuaded by authority; and being an expert is considered being an authority. But experts are human, and therefore are fallible in their judgment; especially when it comes to predicting the future. In certain domains, where things are very predictable and have short-time horizons, experts are very useful; but not in domains where the opposite is true.

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If You Want To Network Your Organization, Avoid These 4 Myths

Digital Tonto

Instead of trying to "break down silos," start thinking about how to connect them Related posts: How to Network Your Organization. If You Want To Innovate, Avoid These Myths. The Synchronized. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How Change Management and Innovation Intersect

IdeaScale

Innovation by definition means change. Not all change, however, is innovative. Change – whether innovative or not – is inevitable, and the people and companies that regard change as a leverageable asset are the ones that end up better off for pursuing change.

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Digital Innovation meets As a service

RTI Innovation Advisors

For a while now I've been considering the impact of all the emerging digital transformation tools on innovation. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, blockchain and a host of other technologies will have a bit impact on how corporations conduct work and create new insights and new products and services.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Sky is the limit: intrapreneurship at Air France

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Discover the enticing intrapreneurs program at Air France with its sharp creator Marine Gall, VP Innovation and Intrapreneurship. Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Air France Corporate accelerator Entrepreneur Incubation intrapreneur Marine Gall Open Innovation Start-up Technology

Why Your Organizational Structure is Fundamentally Incapable of Innovation

Rocketspace

The RocketSpace team was in Austin attending South by Southwest (SXSW) where 85,000 attendees discussed disrupting their markets with implementation of the newest systems and technologies.

3 Common Tech Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Game-Changer

Tech startups are like the lottery – you see the big winners in the news, but nothing about the millions of the not so lucky. Well, actually you might read about the biggest tech startup failures and this article intends to prevent you from this fate. In this article, we’re going to highlight some common tech startup mistakes and how to avoid them. How many startups really fail, and why? You may have read that most startups fail within the first year, but this is actually untrue.

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Why Corporate Transformations Fail So Consistently (And How To Fix It)

Digital Tonto

The truth is you can’t overpower, bribe or coerce people to embrace change Related posts: If You Want To Change The World, You Need To Start With A Keystone Change. If You Want To Change The World, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Movements Transformation

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Why Perfectionism Stifles Innovation

IdeaScale

Striving for excellence is not the same thing as demanding perfection. Striving for excellence opens up possibilities while demanding perfection attempts to carve outcomes in stone.

DNA may be the Answer to Data Storage Problem

Innovation Excellence

Data, as many have noted, has become the new oil, meaning that we no longer regard the information we store as merely a cost of doing business, but a valuable asset and a potential source of competitive advantage. It has become the fuel that powers advanced technologies such as machine learning.

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How biometrics can augment the way you understand customers

Board of Innovation

In the first part of our series exploring what’s next in empathy and design-thinking methods, we look how the latest cognitive research technologies offer new insights into users’ minds. The post How biometrics can augment the way you understand customers appeared first on Board of Innovation.

The Most Definitive Innovation Trait — Curiosity

Rocketspace

I have sat through numerous executive sessions on innovation at a multitude of Fortune 1000 corporations, and, something always strikes me as the observer.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Slicing and Dicing Innovation Vehicles

The Future Shapers

In this current global market, large corporate companies have seen first-hand their industries disrupted by innovative startups. Startups that bring new technology to their clients and offer customers something novel to an already existing need.

The Eureka Moment Myth

Digital Tonto

It is collaboration among many, not sudden epiphanies, that really changes the world Related posts: How Innovation Really Happens. Let’s Not “Yada Yada” Innovation. Here’s Why No One Cares About. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

Crowdsourcing Trends Shaping the Future of Innovation

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.

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Creating a Movement that Drives Transformational Change

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Greg Satell, author of the new book Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change. Greg Satell is a bestselling author, speaker and adviser, who frequently contributes to Innovation Excellence, Harvard Business Review, Inc.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!