Sat.Aug 12, 2017 - Fri.Aug 18, 2017

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.

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.

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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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Who is the Innovator? Amazon or Kroger?

Braden Kelley

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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Organizational Culture: A Competitive Weapon

Daniel Burrus

An organization’s culture is one of its most singular aspects. It’s one of a handful of characteristics that simply can’t be replicated. That poses a specific challenge. If your organization is acquiring or merging with another company, can your culture keep its most important attributes?

5 of America’s Best Innovation Labs

InnovationManagement

The innovation that goes on within American corporations is truly breathtaking. Of course, many of the best innovation labs require the immense resources of powerful companies, but at their heart, these labs all succeed when two components come together: the right people and the right ideas.

How 3 Established Brands Unlocked New Growth [Case Study]

Innovation Excellence

One thing that all great expansion case studies have in common is that the brand defined their frame of reference to their own advantage. You can do this for your brand, too. Read on for an explanation, three notable case studies, and a downloadable eBook pdf.

The Good Thing About Bad Ideas

Idea Champions

One of the inevitable things you will hear at a brainstorming session is "there are no bad ideas." Not true. There are plenty of bad ideas. Nazism, for instance. Arena football. Bow ties.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

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

5 reasons why I applied to work at 100%Open

100open

At our last Monday Morning Meeting, as I was enjoying a slice of cake and listening to my colleagues’ lists of achievements over the last week, I realised that I feel that I am now a part of the team, 6 months after I came across the 100%Open website for the first time. So I decided to write down some of the things that got me here.

How can your team benefit from using an idea management platform ?

Ideanote

Meet Peter. Peter is a Customer Success Manager in a Sports company. He leads a medium size team, consisting of 7 people. Working in Customer Success means working closely with the customers to ensure they are satisfied with the services.

How will Your Organization Prepare for Extreme Scenarios?

InnovationManagement

A BISS-project powered by the Service Science Factory Rapid changes in technology, customer needs and society forces large organizations to constantly adapt to a changing context in order to remain relevant.

The Samurai Guide To Managing Difficult Clients (and actually having a life)

Idea Champions

You are smart. You are creative. You are committed. And you have an awesome grasp of social media. Of course you do, you are a mover and a shaker in a hip, fast-moving, millennial-driven PR and Marketing firm. You are also going slightly insane.

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.

Strategic Thinking: Short-Term Weakness, Long-Term Strength

BrainZooming

We mentioned how frequently we’re being asked to incorporate uncertainty into Brainzooming creativity and strategic thinking presentations.

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Where Will You Play? (Strategically Speaking)

Innovation Excellence

The question of where to play, strategically speaking, is deceptively simple. Most companies don’t give it enough deep thought and consideration.

Turning Big Data into Big Paydays

InnovationManagement

The global technological advancement has been ongoing for many decades now. The ability to generate big data by companies concerning their clientele and customers is an opportunity that to exploit and transform into huge returns on paydays. Venturing into data analytics can form a source of income for many more people globally as big data continues to get more use. Trend Alert big data

Are You an Idea Addict?

Idea Champions

There are lots of things in this world people get addicted to: alcohol, nicotine, heroin, sex, and iPhones -- just to name a few. But perhaps the biggest addiction of them all is the addiction to our own ideas. Here's how it works: We think something up. We feel a buzz.

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.

5 Keys to a Flexible Strategic Planning Process

BrainZooming

Meeting with a client to design a visioning session for its upcoming strategic planning activities, I prepared several pages of options. The possibilities included many different directions we could incorporate within their strategic planning process.

Introducing Ulrika Eriksson, the new Innovation Leader at Idea Hunt

IdeaHunt

Meet Ulrika Eriksson Idea Hunt’s New Innovation Leader Idea Hunt is excited to announce the addition of our newest team member, Ulrika Eriksson! Ulrika joins our team as an innovation leader, where she will play a key role in sales and marketing initiatives, customer training, leading innovation workshops and much more. Ulrika is a great + Read More. Idea Hunt idea hunt Team

The Innovative Home: Sustainable, Smart, Mainstream

Innovation Excellence

This piece looks at the future between now and 2030, and predicts that the greatest need for innovation is going to be in green and smart construction in both residential and commercial construction.

Happy 8th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

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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.

Comment on Turning Failure into Success by Henry Morgan

Stephen Shapiro

Fail often and fail small is fast becoming one of the mantras of modern business. As a company who invest heavily in prototyping I’ve seen with my own eyes that the minimum viable product model actually saves money in the long term. It’s completely changed the way we approach new design work

Recommendation engines force organisations to fundamentally rethink

Innovation 360

According to Michael Schrage ( HBR August 01 ), the single most important algorithmic distinction between “born digital” enterprises and legacy companies is not their people, data sets or computational resources: it’s a clear real-time commitment to delivering accurate and actionable customer recommendations. Recommendation engines (or recommenders ) force organisations to fundamentally rethink how to get greater value from their data while also creating greater value for their customers.

Improve Your Organization with Design Thinking & Change Leadership [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

"How can we improve?" is a conversation taking place at nearly every organization. Innovators and product managers have the right perspective that is needed. They are uniquely equipped to make the move from building better products to building a better organization. Innovation Innovation Management Organizational Performance Product Management product managers

4 Reasons Great Leaders Are Not Afraid to Fail

Idea to Value

Many people have an overwhelming fear of failure. This usually stems from societal programming that tells us how negative and even shameful failure is. However, the reality is that failure is a necessary part of life. It is just one step of thousands you will take.

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.

EXCESSIVE CREATIVE THINKING by Alan Black

BrainZooming

It’s been quite some time since Alan Black , Ph.D., CSP, DLA, guest posted on Brainzooming. Based in Athens, GA, but a true global traveler, Alan’s mission is to travel the world to help spark the increased development of Creative Thinking everywhere he can in every way he can. Here is Alan’s take on pushing beyond a single answer to embrace excessive creative thinking! EXCESSIVE CREATIVE THINKING by Alan Black.

Overcoming fixedness before being locked in amber

OVO Innovation

It seems strange to me, after working for over 12 years in innovation, that so many people can view the same set of circumstances and opportunities in so many different ways. Our economy is awash in innovation opportunities, and the opportunities are growing and expanding. There are opportunities to innovate new products and services, of course, but also new channels and new business models. Customer experience is rapidly becoming an important innovation avenue.

Using AI To Support Recombination

Innovation Excellence

Patented innovations line shelves as shown in the patent library above, and over the years I’ve written a number of times about the increasingly recombinative nature of innovation. This posits that new innovations are often a combination of existing innovations rather than truly novel ones.

Complaining isn’t a strategy.

Mike Shipulski

It’s easy to complain about how things are going, especially when they’re not going well. But even with the best intentions, complaining doesn’t move the organization in a new direction. Sometimes people complain to attract attention to an important issue.

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.