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Who is more creative: Oldest, middle or youngest siblings?

Idea to Value

Do you have brothers, sisters, or are you an only child? Which of you do you think is the most creative? Well, a new meta analysis of divergent thinking research just set out to find out what the science says.

One great visual paints a thousand innovating words

Paul Hobcraft

One great visual paints a thousand words. This visual I came across some years back, and for me , is outstanding in providing the feedback loops that go into developing the right innovation vision.

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Innovating, Fast And Slow

Digital Tonto

Just as Daniel Kahneman explained that there are fast and slow modes of thinking, the same can be said about innovating. The truth is that moving slowly is often underrated and that moving fast can. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What Formula Made Steve Jobs as an Innovation Leader So Successful?

IdeaScale

Steve Jobs as a leader offers a simple set of lessons on innovation: You need to accept failure as part of the process; have a tight focus with clear and simple goals; ensure leadership takes ownership of the entire process, to think ahead of the current industry; and have high standards.

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.

What are you trying to improve?

Idea to Value

Sometimes, innovation can have unintended, negative consequences. Even if what you aimed to improve was a total success by the criteria you measured. This is the danger of judging success only by a narrow set of specific criteria, and ignoring other changes which you did not anticipate.

It's past time to think the unthinkable

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been noodling lately about what new way of thinking or new perspective or approach we can bring to companies and organizations that may help break what I think is a current innovation gridlock.

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How Do You Score Innovation Ideas?

IdeaScale

Overview: It can be difficult to evaluate ideas, especially when they’re new and untested, as criteria such as ROI or market size can be difficult to predict. Instead, you need to create a process with clear evaluation criteria customized to your needs and properly managed expectations.

Optimizing Your Work-From-Home Space for Creativity and Productivity

Idea to Value

Remote working is nothing new. It was already on the rise and has seen significant growth over the last several years. But, the COVID-19 pandemic sped up that process significantly. According to a FlexJobs survey , 65% of employees want to continue working from home even after the pandemic is over.

DMAIC Tools Offer a Solid Structure for Problem Solving

Kainexus

DMAIC (Deh-May-Ick) tools are some of the most critical options in the continuous improvement toolbox. They are most closely associated with the Six Sigma methodology.

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Corporate Venture Building Studio, with Tomasz Rudolf from The Heart

Rapid Innovation in digital time

The Heart is a corporate center for digital ventures, joining forces with leading multinationals to build enterprise startups - future suppliers, partners, distributors and disruptors- and unleashing value added services for big companies.

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.

Top-Down vs Bottom-Up: Approach Differences and Actionable Advice

Cascade Strategy

For years your business was doing well, more than well, it was doing excellent. But now things have taken a turn for the worse and the worst thing is, you can’t find the root of the problem. The strategy you followed all these years that was serving you well, is now betraying you.

The Principles of Experiment Flow

Strategyzer

This is a guest post from David J Bland, co-author of our best selling book Testing Business Ideas. Testing Business Ideas explains how to increase the success of any venture by providing a practical guide to rapid experimentation. Innovation Process: Testing Business Ideas

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Neurology of meetings

The Future Shapers

How does the cocktail of various brain chemicals impact how we get work done? When you have a better understanding of how the brain works, you are more skillfully equipped to design meetings that get the most out of attendees.

Member Spotlight: Michael Gudas, Liberty Mutual

Innovation Leader

Michael Gudas is the Director of Innovation Strategy & Operations for Liberty Mutual’s Global Risk Solutions Division. We spoke with Michael as part of our IL Member Spotlight series

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.

My Journey to Becoming a KaiNexian

Kainexus

Hi, my name is Morgan Wright. I am the Customer Marketing Manager at KaiNexus, and began working here April 2021. I was born and raised in Austin, TX - and in my opinion, the best city on earth. Even though I grew up in Austin, I still find new things to do all the time.

How to Create and Sustain a Continuous Improvement Culture

Viima

Company cultures can be very different from one organization to the next and there’s nothing wrong with that. Having shared values, goals and beliefs drives organizations forward, but what truly contributes to their success is a healthy organizational culture.

14+2 Brilliant Strategies used by Toyota, Walmart & Costco to Deliver Exceptional Customer Experiences and Build Strong Customer Connections

Cascade Strategy

Customer Experience', the business deliverables buzzword that has seen exponential growth in use this past decade, as businesses are recognizing the importance of customer connection to overall business success.

How to Become a Lifelong Learner

Tullio Siragusa

How to Become a Lifelong Learner. We humans are always learning. Ever since our brains develop enough, every single experience teaches us something new. Today, in this complicated world where everything is changing all the time, learning from your own life experiences might become a little redundant. To become lifelong learners, you don’t have to be a genius. You simply must be open to learn and grow and be willing to be proactive about your growth.

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.

The Power of Small Ideas in Improving Vaccinations

Kainexus

With all of the work going on to set up and run Covid-19 vaccination centers around the world, the principles of Lean process design are really helpful. But, as hard as we might try, no process is ever perfect, so having a culture of continuous improvement from the get-go is incredibly important.

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What is a “Minimum Viable Product” (MVP) Approach to Enterprise Innovation Transformation?

Sopheon

Firms are recognizing they can move faster if they start smaller and plan their transformation journey in an iterative series of stages. The post What is a “Minimum Viable Product” (MVP) Approach to Enterprise Innovation Transformation? appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Process

What's the difference between a strategy and a plan (and which do you need)?

Focused Momentum

These days there is a lot of planning going on. Strategic Planning

Innovation is the wrong answer

The Future Shapers

The way we define and think about innovation is wrong. Can innovation exist in its own right, for example, without the need for a financial return of some kind? Can innovation result in social or cultural value? Does it require conscious effort? If not could it be art? Or philosophy perhaps?

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.

Understand IT Architecture as a business strategy

mjvinnovation

“In the future, every company will be about technology.” ” Well, that future has arrived. And within a business equation in which technology departments are increasingly strategic, the IT architecture acts as a fundamental variable.

Episode 042: The Humor in Innovation

Innovation in Practice

When you hear a joke, at what point do you laugh? Do you laugh at the beginning of the joke, right when it begins? Of course not! You laugh when you hear the “punch line.” This is the moment of collision, the moment all the elements of the joke come together and you finally get it.

4 Ways Environmental Scanning Helps You Design Your Innovation Playground

ITONICS

Innovation strategies have evolved from a nice-to-have to an imperative for businesses. Trend Management Technology Management Innovation Management

This Innovative Technology Will Level Up Your Franchise Businesses

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Franchises are easier to start than brand-new businesses, but they still take some work. Savvy entrepreneurs can leverage technology to optimize their efforts and increase revenue. Starting a Franchise Business

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.

Customer Service Concepts For Businesses Who’ve Tried Everything

The Human Factor

Sometimes, providing customer service feels like a losing battle. No matter how many resources you dedicate to the task, you still wind up with unhappy clients on the other end of the line. . If you find yourself in this position, you’re not alone.

101 Reasons Why You Definitely Won't Read This Blog Post

Idea Champions

I know you have no time. YOU know you have no time. I know you're not gonna do anything you don't wanna do. YOU know you're not gonna do anything you don't wanna do. We both know you're not going to read this blog post. It's too long and you have more important things to do.

Free On-Demand Webinar: Winning Strategies to Drive Product Innovation & Growth

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Discover why it's especially important to change your business strategies when crisis strikes during this on-demand webinar with Burton Goldfield, President and CEO of TriNet. Prepare to Succeed

4 Ways You Can Improve Your Customer Service

The Human Factor

When you run a business, you must be constantly looking for ways to improve, and customer service is an area that you cannot afford to look past.

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!