Tue.Jul 07, 2020

Serial innovation: the secret behind the most innovative companies


It goes without saying that a company’s ability to innovate is tied to its performance. But what does it take to outperform in the long term? This is the question set out in the Boston Consulting Group’s latest report, which ranks the world’s most innovative companies in 2020.

Innovate Your Customer Experience to Drive Business Growth in Uncertain Times


When disaster strikes, be it social, economic, or otherwise, it leaves customers uneasy and in need of simplicity, ease-of-use, and speed. Customer experience can make a difference not just when times are unsettled, but for the long haul.

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SME Innovation: 10 Priorities for Support Post-COVID-19 


Post-pandemic, public bodies must restructure SME support systems for long-term growth with well-functioning innovation systems with the right balance of instruments. The post SME Innovation: 10 Priorities for Support Post-COVID-19 appeared first on InnovationManagement.

What to Do About Disengaged Employees


While definitions of “ employee engagement ” abound, they all come back to an employee’s emotional and psychological investment in their work. When employees are engaged, they are willing and able to contribute to the company’s success.

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!

Why You Should Stop Obsessing Over "Disruption"

Entrepreneur - Innovation

After the pandemic, it's time to start thinking about what people truly need. Innovation

Tips for Intellectual Property Alerts


As your organization’s researchers innovate, your intellectual property (IP) portfolio exponentially grows over time. However, that does not always mean that the number of staff members in your TTO grows alongside it.

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Leveling Up Customer Empathy at Fitbit & More

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How can teams use empathy to understand their customers? Irina Kozlovskaya, Director of Industrial Design at Fitbit, shares how her team uses empathy to design better products

Establishing Your Company Within Its Field

The Human Factor

source. We start our businesses for different reasons. Every company’s founder has their own story behind them and a tale to tell about why they started up the business that they now run for a living.

#1,774 – Space Week: Moon Toilet

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

NASA has come forth with a call for arms to help them solve a pressing design challenge: how to build a toilet for the Moon.

Bringing Your Team Together Is Essential

The Human Factor

source. In a time of great cultural division and societal challenge, it can often seem more difficult to run a business than ever. We would not blame you for that kind of thinking.

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.

Essential Summer Reading List

Michael Roberto

Source: Getty Images Thank you to Jack McCullough, founder and president of the CFO Leadership Council, for including my book, Unlocking Creativity, on his list of essential summer reading. McCullough's complete list may be found in this Forbes article published last week. Unlocking Creativity

How Safe Are Your Team, Really?

The Human Factor

Your ideas, your insights and your inspiration are what make your business what it is… but make no mistake. Your employees are a huge part of what makes your business great. After all, they’re the ones embodying the values and ideals upon which your brand was built.