A couple of weeks ago, Michel Bernaiche from Aurora WDC and Jesper Martell from Comintelli were presenting at the webinar ”How Best Practices Enable Rapid Implementations of Intelligence Portals”, now available online! The learning objectives for the webinar were: How to navigate the world of intelligence portals; What to look for when accessing a particular solution to determine if it will fit your needs; How to successfully evaluate multiple solutions.
Your organization or unit is completely dependent on others outside it for its good fortune. Without the support of stakeholders such as customers, suppliers, employees, and shareholders, for example, you have no organization. But you have to identify those who are key to the long-term survival and prosperity of your organization — and then satisfy them.
Les outils de recherche d'information sont à un tournant de leur histoire : connexion permanente, réalité augmentée, immersion, sémantique.... quelles innovations pour les professionnels de l'information, de la veille et de l'intelligence économique ? Une synthèse proposée par Actulligence Consultin
Almost 25 years ago in the pages of HBR, C.K. Prahalad and I urged managers to think in a different way about the building blocks of competitive success. We argued that a business should be seen as a portfolio of “core competencies” as well as a portfolio of products. By building and nurturing deep, hard-to-replicate skills, an organization could fatten margins and fuel growth. While I still believe that distinctive capabilities are essential to distinctive performance, I have increasingly come to believe (as I argued in an earlier post) that even the most competent organizations also suffer from a clutch of core incompetencies. Businesses are, on average, far less adaptable, innovative, and inspiring than they could be and, increasingly, must be.
This means corporations must get better at making quicker pivots, which means one's decision speed is critical. To achieve faster decision-making, companies must understand what behaviors induce speed, and which ones slow it down. They must have a formal process to drive behavioral change and track progress But speed absent quality is certain disaster. Anyone can make quick decisions without much thought. Creating an environment where thoughtful decisions are made is a key consideration that must be woven into the behavioral model. Five common beliefs may be slowing down your company's decision-making ability:
Conventional wisdom on problem-solving says to “think outside the box,” but a new study on creativity suggests that the best ideas are often close at hand. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study using OpenIDEO, an innovation platform where users collaborate to solve problems. The study found ideas that were closely related to a problem helped form the most viable solutions.
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When a company takes control of its data and makes it accessible in real time, every employee becomes more knowledgeable and plays a significant role in the current and future success of the overall company. By nurturing a data-driven culture, business users are not only empowered with more reliable information, but they are better equipped to innovate and adapt with more resources and discernment. But more important, employees sense that their individual and shared genius matter and are valued. According to the report Unleash Collective Insight and Create a Data-Driven Company Culture, the foundation of a culture-driven culture needs to be established with four critical capabilities:
Achieving real impact today requires strategists to stretch beyond strategic planning to develop at least one of a few signature strengths. Several important facets of the strategist’s role emerged from our research, including reallocating corporate resources, building strategic capabilities at key places in the organization, identifying business-development opportunities, and generating proprietary insights on the basis of external forces at work and long-term market trends. A number of these roles are more appropriate for some strategists and organizations than for others. But the core notion of stretching and choosing is relevant for all.
Container Store founder Kip Tindell's new book Uncontainable. To put it briefly, Uncontainable is the best book about creating corporate culture since Danny Meyer's Setting the Table in 2006. In fact, along with Meyer, John Mackey, Tony Hsieh, Herb Kelleher, David Neeleman, and Howard Schulz, (and, as a philosophical precursor, Steve Jobs), Tindell is a member of the growing cadre of company leaders in the Conscious Capitalism movement. I highly recommend any business owner with an interest in efficacious corporate culture put Uncontainable on her reading list.
Episode 79: – An Interview with Kris Wheaton – Associate Professor of Intelligence – Mercyhurst University. We cover: The skills that exceptional competitive intelligence professionals need to have. His thoughts on crowdsourcing and social network analysis.
Digital technology clearly has become a momentous disruptor of traditional business paradigms, as well as an enabler of new business approaches and customer relationships. This is why, according to Cisco Systems Inc., there is an estimated $14.4 trillion in “digital disruption dollars” up for grabs between now and 2022. Accenture believes that digital supply networks are the backbone of this new ecosystem: worldwide conduits that streamline and accelerate the exchange of products, materials, components and (perhaps most important) information. We also believe 3D printing is an ideal illustration of the digital supply network’s vast potential
Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with the potential for significant impact on the organization in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to the business, end users or IT, the need for a major investment, or the risk of being late to adopt. The top trends for 2015 cover three themes: the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift. This slideshow has been republished with permission from Information Management.
For managers keen to enhance their strategic capabilities, the first point from which to engage with external perspective (EP) is to establish which level to start to develop. We have identified three successive levels of EP which can be achieved via different kinds of knowledge, leading to distinct benefits. These are:
we have seen a tremendous push in the enterprise world to develop and utilize data trend analysis tools to better understand the inner workings of their business and make more informed decisions. IBM recently launched their new data tool with Watson the smart computer, and cloud giant Salesforce launched it’s new analytics-cloud Wave this week at Dreamforce. That’s because, whether you work in sales, marketing, legal, finance, operations, management, you’ll undoubtedly benefit from increased visibility and control of operations and improved decision quality.
C'est en tout cas la conclusion de cet article intitulé "Utilization of Competitive Intelligence to Enhance Firm Performance: A Case of South African Small and Medium Entreprises" dans le n° de juin 2014 de l'International Journal of Advanced Computer Research par Lynnette Magase et consort (http://tinyurl.com/n3sbxwp).
According to Cisco, body language and voice tone account for 63 percent of communication. What's surprising is how few of us rehearse the way we will move on stage during presentations. So much time goes into developing our story and memorizing our lines. Many times, this allows us to deliver good presentations but not exceptional ones. Then, we'll see someone on stage who absolutely dazzles us, whose amazing presence captivates the audience and sells his or her vision. While we believe many people are born with this talent, in truth a lot of it comes down to body language. To boost your charisma in front of the crowd and go from good to great in your next presentation, try remembering these four rules.
At the core of competitive intelligence activity – and all other intelligence activities - is the identification of risks and opportunities. Sure, some intelligence analysts also collect their own information, but that’s not at all a requirement. Their collection, moreover, is the result of first having a framework for what constitutes risk/opportunity and only then looking for pieces to fit. If they do not, their “intelligence” is indeed just information and mostly white noise. It means that all managers dealing with the external environment are to a degree practitioners of competitive intelligence, unless they just mindlessly execute others’ plans.
Jos Tissen of Unilever, based in the Netherlands, and Shawn Heipp of Elmer’s Products, based in Ohio, USA, have something in common.
Each manages his company’s corporate innovation portal, the website used to encourage technology solution submissions from external customers, suppliers, inventors, and businesses. Tissen and Heipp describe their unique portal implementation choices and their results to date.
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