What Matters At Work: Aligning Values and Providing Leadership

This is an InnovationTraining.org guest article by What Matters At Work author, Harry Webne-Behrman. I’ve worked with many individuals and work teams over the years, and I’m often impressed by the dedication and commitment people bring to delivering quality service in the face of obstacles. One of the under-explored challenges they face is that they…

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Strategies for Innovating Your Workspaces

What is the relationship between the places we work and our ability to innovate? From the layout of your office to the business tools you use each day, our work environments play a key role in our ability to think critically and creatively about unexplored avenues for future success. In an age where technology is…

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Pretotyping to Build The Right It from Alberto Savoia at Stanford

Alberto Savoia and I presented at a conference a couple of years ago in Napa Valley. I remember being very interested in the “pretoyping” concept that he shared in his talk. I think it can be helpful for organizations moving into the action stage for the innovations they’ve conceived. It’s a great technique for the…

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How to integrate pricing into a Design Sprint

Companies pour billions of dollars into designing and building products and services, yet frequently struggle to monetize them. 72% of innovations fail to meet their financial targets or fail entirely. Price is such an integral part of product design yet is often overlooked until an MVP has been fully formed and perhaps even road-tested. Organisations…

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VUCA Workshop Training Resource

What is VUCA? Discover how to lead your organization forward in a complex and uncertain world with innovation training here.

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10 questions to improve your Innovation ROI

Designing a business model: 10 questions for effective monetisation Thousands of business people now reach for Strategyzer’s Business Model Canvas when looking to describe, design, challenge or pivot their business models. It lays out the 9 essential building blocks of a business model in a familiar one-page canvas. The 9th segment leads many out of…

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4 inspiring ways the most innovative organisations use co-creation

A survey of top global companies by Innovation Leader found that 61% of big companies regularly team-up with suppliers, distributors, partners and franchisees to innovate. 58% work directly with customers and end-users to co-create new products and services. And 45% regularly co-design with start-ups. Those adopting these new ways of working are seeing some big…

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Co-creating for marketing success: Why customers are the new marketing agency

Launching a campaign to customers is nerve-wracking for even the most established marketing department. An epic amount of work has led to this point: research, strategy, endless meetings, creative, testing and execution. Yet only then, once all that time and money has been invested in your campaign, do your customers get to see it. And…

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Supply chain innovation: Using co-creation to unlock hidden value

    There’s no such thing as “too efficient”. There’s always room for improvement. It’s why businesses are forever under pressure to deliver on new operational efficiencies whether through reducing costs or improving outputs. But what happens when you genuinely feel you’ve exhausted every avenue and turned over every stone you can within the organisation?…

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Innovation Culture: What Is It And How Can Employers Create It?

  Any business that won’t try new things will soon start to get stale, and the staleness will rapidly spread to affect every aspect of the company. It’ll become a malaise dragging everyone down — even if they can’t say exactly what’s wrong, they’ll feel it sapping their enthusiasm. So how do you combat this…

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