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By Reg Cheramy | Collaboration, digital transformation and the future of work!

Improving the Customer Experience Is Key to Digital Transformation

Marketers talk a big game when it comes to prioritizing digital transformation, but executing innovative digital campaigns using siloed or outdated …

Customer Experience

4 Statements Guaranteed To Kill Creativity

Creativity is a very fragile, yet extremely important organizational asset. You can use the wrong words to squash it completely.<p>There are four major factors that affect workplace creativity. Two of them involve hierarchical relationships (between an employee and a supervisor), and two involve peer …

Leadership

A Nobel prize winner says tech companies are misusing creativity in their quest to change the world

The more we advance in technology, improve our infrastructure, spread globalization, and bring efficiency to the economic system, the more intensely global corporations focus their strategies on competing to serve the wealthiest and the middle class.<p>If you work for a conventional business, you …

Innovation

How To Perform A SWOT Analysis

There are more than 200 templates on Stormboard that can be used for personal, small business, and corporate Storms! Today, we are focusing on the …

SWOT analysis

A Simple, Powerful Method to Find Opportunities For Innovation

Trend spotting and scenario planning are cheap, easy and produce incredible insight.<p>While everyone recognizes that innovation is important and can create powerful results, it's fairly common that someone will ask me for a shortcut. Sometime during an innovation training workshop or innovation …

Innovation

The Secret To Turning Your Mistakes Into Opportunities In 6 Simple Steps

Reviewing your past results to make future improvements is key to getting better. Here's how you do it.<p>At its core, innovation is the ability to adjust quickly to new conditions and situations in novel and useful ways. As Stephen Hawking, world-renowned physicist, famously said "intelligence is the …

Management

Must Reads For Innovators and Design Thinkers

How do you keep your design-thinking skills sharp? These books will keep you inspired.<p>Emotional intelligence, a people-first approach and design thinking have become core to innovation and a successful, sustainable business. In fact, today's most successful brands have become so because they've …

Design Thinking

When Working From Home Doesn’t Work

IBM pioneered telecommuting. Now it wants people back in the office.<p>In 1979, IBM was putting its stamp on the American landscape. For 20 years, it had been hiring the greats of modernism to erect buildings where scientists and salespeople could work shoulder-to-shoulder commanding the burgeoning …

The Workplace

5 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Your Storm

Stormboard is the ultimate collaboration platform — whether you are a team of one or 1000 there is a template or tool that will make your meetings …

iOS

How Microsoft is helping businesses with digital transformation despite tech talent shortage

By using tools and services designed for non programmers, businesses can continue to grow without the need for coding professionals.<p>At Microsoft …

Microsoft

5 Traits That Distinguish True Innovators

It's one thing to be the first to market with an idea, but it's another to bring something totally new to the table.<p>I'll admit it: I am not an innovator. Not an easy thing to confess these days, when innovators are the ones getting all the attention. Oh, I've had some great ideas and seen them …

Innovation

Altimeter: When it comes to digital transformation, companies are still way behind

Digital transformation, it would seem, should be a top priority for every business.<p>At VB Insight, our research is clear on this — if you’re not reaching people on their smartphones, you’re not reaching your potential audience. And if you’re not taking advantage of digital marketing techniques, …

Customer Experience

10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity

Einstein's wisdom is more relevant to ambitious entrepreneurs than ever before<p>Einstein was one of the most prolific creators, inventors and scientists in human history. His mathematician's mind was supercharged with creativity and allowed him to see possibilities, not limitations. He was also …

Creativity

Accelerating Bright Ideas to Meet the Energy Challenge

Energy is, and will continue to be, one of the defining challenges of our times. The dilemma can be easily summarised thus:globally, to cope with …

Innovation

Here's Why So Many Companies Find It So Hard To Innovate

Innovation isn't like operations<p>In 1892, George Eastman formed the Eastman Kodak Company to "make the camera as convenient as a pencil." It was an idea whose time had come and by the early 20th century, Kodak emerged as one of America's largest companies and Eastman one of its most successful …

Innovation

6 ways to create the perfect vision board

When it comes to your ultimate goals, sometimes you really have to see it to believe it. Whether it’s backpacking across another country or dreaming …

Self-improvement

A Guide to Making Your Startup More Agile in the Early Stages

How to Build an Agile Startup That's Able to Respond<p>In the early stages of building a startup and growing a business, it's easy to feel as if some of the decisions you're making are small and inconsequential. And while some of them will be forgotten down the road, many of the choices you make have …

Management

India can start a digital movement for employment, innovation and entrepreneurship, says Jio executive

India has a unique opportunity to start a digital movement for employment, entrepreneurship and innovation at the grassroot level, a top <b>Reliance Jio</b> …

India

Why Your Next Big Idea Could Be Really Small

Want to make $10,000? Easy: Sell ten thousand things for one dollar each.<p>It's the classic setup: Make $10,000 by selling ten thousand things at one dollar each. Easy.<p>Actually, it's not that easy. This is a classic entrepreneur's pitfall when trying to bring physical products to market. What if the …

Small Business

Review: 3 digital whiteboard displays for business collaboration

Whether your business team is designing a next-gen widget or developing an online campaign, you need a place to get together, brainstorm and map out …

Whiteboards

25 Percent of Employees Take Calls on the Toilet (and Other Odd Communications Stats)

Communication behaviors reflect the good, the bad and the hilarious.<p>No matter what resources you might happen to have in your toolbox, good communication probably matters more than them all. That said, with advanced technology, 24/7 operations and global networks all entering the playing field, the …

The Workplace

The 5 Pieces of The Innovation Culture Puzzle

Research showed that the most important factor affecting innovation is the organizational culture. Here are the 5 most critical pieces of it.<p>Previous research (including mine) showed many factors affecting employee creativity (and hence innovation) in companies. However, they all really map into …

Leadership

Big Ideas Are Getting Harder to Find

Modern-day inventors – even those in the league of Steve Jobs – will have a tough time measuring up to the productivity of the Thomas Edisons of the …

Economics

Creating Better Innovation Measurement Practices

References<p><b>1.</b> R. Adams, J. Bessant, and R. Phelps, “Innovation Management Measurement: A Review,” International Journal of Management Reviews 8, no. 1 …

Innovation

Reasons Why Business Should Invest in Enterprise Apps

Today most of the business entrepreneurs have significantly realized the fact that if they want to excel in their future ventures, then it’s high time to start investing in the enterprise mobile applications. Enterprise apps are for everyone – a billion dollar earning multinational company or …

Mobile

6 Ways to Position Yourself as a Thought Leader

Turns out, it's not as overwhelming of a process as you might assume.<p>I recently received an email that ended with a line that looked something like this: "Since you're such a thought leader in the freelance writing space, I'd love to get your opinion."<p>Wait a minute -- what? A thought leader? It's a …

Leadership

Remote Employees 101: Your Guide To Location-Independent Collaboration

Thanks to technology that allows for digital collaboration, the remote employee workforce is growing rapidly. According to the American Time Use …

Collaboration

To Innovate or Not to Innovate

Innovation has been a hot topic of discussion for the past couple of years even though it is not a new or novel concept. New ideas leading to …

Innovation