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Explaining Agile

Agile is a vast global movement that is transforming the world of work. The movement took off in software development in 2001 and is now spreading rapidly to all parts, and all kinds, of organizations, as recognized in 2016 by the citadel of general management—Harvard Business Review—with its …

Management

Service Design

<i>The contemporary society has changed a lot in the last decade, accompanied by a substantial technological empowerment and important societal and</i> …

Where Disruptive Innovation Came From

After a long and successful run, the theory of disruptive innovation has come under attack of late. Last year, <i>The New Yorker</i> published a piece by Jill Lepore, a history professor at Harvard, attacking the whole idea as overblown and based on shoddy scholarship. In a recent <i>Sloan Management Review</i> …

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible …

25 Great CRM Applications You Probably Never Heard Of

OK, maybe you’ve heard of a few here.<p>There are hundreds of great CRM (Customer Relationship Management) applications today and my ten person company sells and/or implements only four of them, which you’ve probably heard of: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Salesforce.com, ZohoCRM and GoldMine. I chose to …

Service Design

A smart strategy without good execution rarely achieves service excellence. It takes craft, the right methods and skills to connect customers with …

Customer Experience

Introducing Design Thinking To The Enterprise | überproduct

Last week I had the chance to watch a short, and precise Keynote of the d.Vision-Day at the d.school by Claudia Kotchka on her great work a Procter …

Internet of Things Hype Needs a Healthy Dose of Design Thinking

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Jerome Nadel, Rambus. Jerome Nadel, Rambus<p>When the talk of the Internet of Things (IoT) began getting serious attention last …

Applying Design Thinking to Your Business

Featured Guest: Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management and author of <i>The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the Harvard Business IdeaCast. I’m Sarah Green from harvardbusiness.org. And I’m talking today with Roger Martin, …

Design Thinking - Open Online Course

About this course<p><b>Welcome to the Macromedia University Design Thinking MOOC.</b><p>The first Macromedia University MOOC Design Thinking is about …

Design Thinking - What Is It in Practice?

<i>The design thinking-process' general structure, as compared with the conventional design-process:</i><p>Promoted heavily by academic institutions and consultancies alike, design thinking has been a big buzzword during the past decade, turning some people on and others off. Though design thinking has …

How to Build an Extraordinarily Innovative Organization

Don't just innovate. If you want to be extraordinary, create a culture of continuous, disruptive innovation. Here's how you'll know when you've succeeded.<p>I've written a bit recently about how David almost always beats Goliath. That's true in business as well--provided that you understand the story …

Are You Tracking Metrics In Real-Time? 3 Steps To Measuring Innovation When It Counts

<i>The following guest post is by Lisa Bodell, CEO of futurethink, a New York City-based innovation research and training firm.</i><p>Do your metrics reveal your innovation problems and successes in real-time? If you’re not tracking a variety of metrics across your innovation program, this is an impossible …

"Creativity is not a team sport": Interview Vincent Walsh, Prof Neuroscience UCL

<i>Today’s interview makes me feel quite honoured. It’s with Prof Vincent Walsh of UCL, one of the world’s preeminent cognitive neuroscientists with a</i> …

When Your Team Reverts to the Old Strategy

Repositioning your company can be an invigorating move — it’s exciting to take a fresh approach and go after new opportunities. But change is also risky and over time, the momentum behind it can wane. When that happens, it’s not uncommon for individuals, units, or entire organizations to default to …

How to Build a Culture of Innovation Pt. 2: The 12 Pillars of Innovation

In part one of this series on how to build a culture of innovation, I focused on the challenges organizations face as they inevitably face disruption …

Innovation

Ten Ways Organizations Kill Innovation

Every company is looking for the magic formula that will produce breakthrough products and services. But a better starting point is to think about what gets in the way of innovation, especially in firms that already have lots of talented, creative, and motivated people. In other words, by …

The 7 All-time Greatest Ideation Techniques

Bryan W. Mattimore, in his new book <i>Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs</i>, outlines seven ideation techniques that …

How To Know Your Company Is (NOT) Ready To Innovate And What To Do About It

See if this sounds familiar to you:<p>The CEO says, “We must become more innovative.”<p>She hires or assigns a Chief Innovation Officer.<p>An innovation task force is formed.<p>The task force comes up with a really cool code name for itself, e.g., Project Blue Ocean.<p>Secret meetings take place.<p>There is …

Does technology improve employee engagement?

The endless parade of technologies to improve workforce collaboration has certainly led to the shrinking of time and distance, but has it actually …

Employee Engagement