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Hair tattoos and toothpaste desserts: Has P&G (PG) innovation really improved?

Hair tattoos and toothpaste desserts: Has P&G (PG) innovation really improved? | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
Hair coloring technology inspired by peacocks- you are talking about the Executives of P&G here, are you?Fourteen months ago, Procter & Gamble promised "disruptive solutions" would emerge from a retooling of its research and development programs. Some are still looking for the next big idea.

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Innovation covers much, we need to open our thinking to explore all its possibilities in approach, geography, activity or challenge. I will keep 'grabbing' those that seem interesting to explore and reflect upon- seeking the value
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The Cynefin Framework: Using the Most Appropriate Problem-Solving Process

The Cynefin Framework: Using the Most Appropriate Problem-Solving Process | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

The most effective leaders understand that problem solving is not a "one-size-fits-all" process. They know that their actions depend on the situation, and they make better decisions by adapting their approach to changing circumstances.

 

But how do you know which approach you should use in a particular situation? And how can you avoid making the wrong decision?

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 15, 5:03 PM

Use Dave Snowden's Cynefin framework to identify the type of situation you’re in, so that you can decide how to move forward.


Watch also this video with Dave Snowden explaining the Cynefin framework. And dig into Dave's blog posts here


Mike Donahue's curator insight, February 16, 10:19 AM

This framework provides guidance to solving different problems in different ways rather than approaching all problems with the same process. The article provides some simple but clear examples of how to know which situation you're in and how to proceed.

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The Best Time To Post on Each Social Media Platform

The Best Time To Post on Each Social Media Platform | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

This infographic from SurePayroll, illustrates peak times and guidelines for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Google +. They are all different, but what most share in common is to avoid posting early morning on the weekends, or after 3 pm on Fridays. Start posting at the right time, to get the best results....


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Nice to have a certain confirmation of best and worst timings

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 8, 11:33 PM

More suggestions on when to post for best results on the major social media channels.

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Sally Gunn's curator insight, February 16, 11:52 PM

These guides are always helpful but please don't forget to look at your own analytics and see when your customers are engaging with you most.

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15 Types of innovation

15 Types of innovation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

15 types of innovation for inspiring your innnovation challenges. Remarkable innovations combine different types !
1. Incremental innovation
Incremental innovation seeks to improve the systems that already exist, making them better, faster cheaper.


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A billion to one: The crowd gets personal

A billion to one: The crowd gets personal | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
The creation of products and services derived from crowd-based insights is the foundation of the “billion-to-one” experience. Taking your characteristics and behavior and contextualizing them with data from many thousands of other individuals allows designers to deliver products and services that are, or at least feel, unique.

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Seeking strategic and innovation alignment conversations

Seeking strategic and innovation alignment conversations | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
Innovation stands in service to the strategic goals of our organization, or it certainly should! The first thing is you need to have a solid, thoughtful conversation around the type of strategic em...

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How Leaders Can Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation

How Leaders Can Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
2015 marks ten years in which I've been working in the trenches with organizations at a leadership level to drive some form of major change that intertwines technology, networks, and people. Back i...

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How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader

How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
There was a time when people thought of businesses as some sort of machine. However, people are not very good cogs. They are just too likely

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Olivia Perez's comment, November 15, 2014 12:12 AM
I defiantly believe that the business world needs people to become one team and to make themselves a team. It was interesting to read this article to kind of understand how the business world works.
Leeza Trainor's comment, November 17, 2014 9:30 AM
More people in the business world need to read this! It could help so many employee's and CEO's. Learn how to effectively communicate to make everyday at work easier
Lexie Ruscheinski's comment, November 17, 2014 10:55 PM
Very resourceful in helping companies with team building but also learning to be a team leader! Any aspiring business men and women can learn from this.
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A Five Step Process for Current State Complexity Analysis

A Five Step Process for Current State Complexity Analysis | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
The ability to explain the current state of complexity is the first step in the process of moving to the desired state

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Creating the Optimal R&D Organization | Innovation Management

Creating the Optimal R&D Organization | Innovation Management | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Eight imperatives to master organizational change
Arthur D. Little’s approach to R&D reorganization is business strategy led but also people focused. Through our extensive work with the R&D and Innovation functions of leading global companies, we have identified eight imperatives that need to be mastered to successfully navigate through organizational change:

- Focus on process and governance as well as structure
- Make the links to business strategy explicit
- Clarify the role of R&D and interfaces with other functions
- Establish a cross-functional steering team
- Use a transparent process to evaluate options
- Deconstruct the whole to manage complexity
- Pressure test using realistic situations
- Manage hearts and minds carefully


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Forrester’s Top Trends For Customer Service In 2015

As 2014 winds down, I have taken the time to pause, and look ahead to what top customer service trends are surfacing for 2015 and beyond. Good service — whether it's to answer a customer's question prior to purchase, or help a customer resolve an issue post-purchase should be pain-free, proactive at a minimum and preemptive at best, deeply personalized, and delivered with maximum productivity. Here are 6 top trends - out of a total of 10 - that I am keeping my eye on. My full report highlighting all trends can be found here:
Trend 1: Customers Embrace Emerging Channels To Reduce Friction. Trend 2: Companies Will Explore Proactive Engagement.
Trend 3: Insights From Connected Devices Will Trigger Preemptive Service.
Trend 4: Knowledge Will Evolve From Dialog To Cognitive Engagement.
Trend 5: Predictive Analytics Will Power Offers, Decisions, And Connections.
Trend 6: The Customer Service Technology Ecosystem Will Consolidate.


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The Three Horizon Approach to Innovation

The Three Horizon Approach to Innovation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Thinking through the management of innovation have you ever considered the Three Horizons approach?  It is likely through this approach business leaders can adopt an evolutionary perspective across the entire innovation business portfolio.

If you are using a three horizons type approach to innovation, it becomes clear that you need to continue investing in innovative activities across all three time horizons, even if you’re in the middle of a present day crisis. To do this effectively, you need to have some idea of where you’re heading in the future, and that’s why I think it’s a useful tool for linking innovation to strategy.


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Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. Successive efforts to jump-start innovation through, say, hack-a-thons, cash prizes for inventive concepts, and on-again, off-again task forces frequently prove fruitless. Great ideas remain captive in the heads of employees, innovation initiatives take way too long, and the ideas that are developed are not necessarily the best efforts or the best fit with strategic priorities.
Most executives will freely admit that their innovation engine doesn’t hum the way they would like it to. But turning sundry innovation efforts into a function that operates consistently and at scale feels like a monumental task. And in many cases it is, requiring new organizational structures, new hires, and substantial investment, as the “innovation factory” Procter & Gamble built in the early 2000s did.


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Richard Platt's curator insight, November 26, 2014 4:12 AM

Good advice at least on how to start it up, but the maintenance of the Innovation engine is another matter.  Worthwhile read.

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26 ideas from the future

26 ideas from the future | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

What does the future hold? Some predictions from some very smart people.


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Lars Kjeldsen's curator insight, November 7, 2014 11:45 AM

from conceptualization to implementation with social and responsible leadership.

Anne Esquelisse's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:27 AM

terrifiant ? passionnant ? à vous de voir

Amena Capital's curator insight, November 11, 2014 12:42 AM

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16 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging Your Effort To Learn

16 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging Your Effort To Learn | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Our own brains regularly deceive us in order to make sense of the world we live in. Most of the time, it’s nothing more than an innocent effort to save face. Our brain will tell us we’re smarter and better looking than everyone else, and that any fault brought to our attention should probably be blamed on someone else. It will advocate for our convictions, pointing out any evidence that supports them and politely ignoring any that doesn’t. And it will even spare us from the mental strain of thinking beyond the stereotypes it has so conveniently crafted for us. The human brain is our best friend, and our worst enemy, and unless we keep one eye peeled, it can hijack our learning completely.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 12, 11:51 PM

In this article Saga Briggs examines some of the “traps” the brain sets for us during the course of our careers, and what we can do to avoid them. Psychologists have already done the hard work of realising there’s any hijacking going on at all; what’s left for us to do is pay attention. 



David Hain's curator insight, February 13, 12:21 PM

Understand your brain (and others) to develop real leverage in 21C jobs.

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5 Ways to Get 10x More Retweets on Twitter

5 Ways to Get 10x More Retweets on Twitter | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
More people sharing your tweets means more eyes on your content, which in turn offers the potential for even greater engagement. I found some commonalities among my most popular posts.

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The Capabilities Your Organization Needs to Sustain Innovation

The Capabilities Your Organization Needs to Sustain Innovation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Three Capabilities of Innovation
After studying masters of organizational innovation for over 10 years, we’ve identified three key activities that truly innovative organizations like Pixar are able to do well. First, the people and groups in them do collaborative problem solving, which we call creative abrasion. Second, they try things and learn by discovery, demonstrating creative agility. Third, they create new and better solutions because they integrate existing ideas in unanticipated ways, practicing creative resolution.
3 capabilities: Creative abrasion + Creative agility + Creative resolution

 


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Monica Gabay's curator insight, February 6, 1:48 PM

Innovation fuels resilience

Rani Suman's curator insight, February 7, 5:02 AM

Nice!

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21 Ways to Get Inspired & Unlock Your Creative Genius (Infographic)

21 Ways to Get Inspired & Unlock Your Creative Genius (Infographic) | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
You can't always wait for inspiration. Sometimes you have to hunt it down. Consider this list of tricks and strategies your roadmap, all planned out with the benefit of the latest research and expert advice. You might even bookmark this page -- chances are you'll need a creative boost before you know it.

For the latest inspiration shortcuts, check out this exclusive

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KarsTen's curator insight, February 6, 5:48 AM

For me the most important is "Daydream and Doodle"

Rona Lewis's curator insight, February 6, 4:59 PM

We all need a little help now and then!

 

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The environment for innovation does really matter

The environment for innovation does really matter | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

(Paul Hobcraft) The Executive Innovation Work Mat methodology requires investigation and engagement across the seven domains or components that make up the work mat.  The aim of any work mat discussions undertaken with executives focuses upon bringing out the parts necessary for innovation to happen and that needs an integrated approach and lasting engagement from senior management..


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We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
And it keeps holding us back.

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The Complexity of Complexity

The Complexity of Complexity | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
It’s not enough to say your organization is simple or complicated—you must also understand what kind of complexity you’re dealing with.

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, November 14, 2014 10:45 AM

Quote: "Rather than settling for simplistic representations of reality, leaders must continually work to provide clarity on the complexity, particularly along three lines: purpose, values, and performance."

... and COMITANS may help you in understanding the kind of complexity you are dealing with.

David Hain's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:27 AM

Sense making is a critical leadership capability - occupies much of my coaching time.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, November 17, 2014 11:29 PM

Sense-making - a critical leadership skill - via David Hain.

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Complexity Theory: A short film (5')

A short film about complexity theory and the shift in paradigm from the Newtonian clockwork universe to complex systems. Enjoy : ) From http://www.fotonlabs.com

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, January 14, 10:47 AM

Nicely done

Leadership Learning Community's curator insight, January 23, 11:31 AM

Visualizes complex systems and networks in a powerful way, brings clarity and a much deeper understanding to very abstract concepts

Jamie Billingham's curator insight, February 25, 12:24 AM

Learning and the education system(s) are incredibly complex. 

 

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With Innovation, Mindset Matters

Many of us discuss innovation, collaboration, change management, and culture. Ultimately, how do you create an organizational culture that is innovative? It starts with the mindset of the leaders and then permeates throughout the organization.
Everyone needs to understand that to innovate, expect the unexpected. This means that when the unexpected happens, people are ready to adjust without fearing the repercussions. Talking about innovation but then firing the teams when they first encounter the unexpected speaks louder than words to the organization. Here are some things that employees may think when they work in a culture that talk’s innovation but does not act innovatively:
The team who worked on the last innovation project is no longer around.
I tried to suggest an idea but was told the organization did not have time or money for implementing new ideas.
Yes we are for innovation but we cannot risk the current business.
You have to justify such a high ROI, is it worth it?
I am so busy how can I possibly be innovative?
The people who are rewarded are those who play by the books.
Everyone has to stay within their ‘box’ in terms of role or risk their career.


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HR-REVAMPED's curator insight, January 3, 6:16 AM
Focus on working together to solve problems and dream up new ideas.

 

Teamwork is essential and workers are expected to collaborate productively. 

 

Transparency is key; these companies might even employ open office floor plans to get people communicating and collaborating.  
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My innovation wish for 2015

My innovation wish for 2015 | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
I would like to see emerge a different ‘sustaining’ capacity built around innovation as the continuous core, constantly evolving, adapting, learning and adjusting, in perpetual innovation motion. A...
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10 Trends for 2015

10 trends for 2015. And 10 prime innovation opportunities to run with – and profit from – in 2015!


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Gary Bamford's curator insight, November 29, 2014 3:53 AM

The New Year draws close!

Marketing Partners LLC's curator insight, November 29, 2014 12:27 PM

You'll find loads of great information focused on local small business marketing at LocalMarketing.Today digital magazine

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, November 30, 2014 4:36 PM

Knowing the possible trends in services in 2015, allows us to plan since late 2014 that we must make changes in our companies.

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Chinese Doctors 3D Print a Titanium Pelvic Prosthesis for Cancer Survivor Afflicted with Bone Metastases

Chinese Doctors 3D Print a Titanium Pelvic Prosthesis for Cancer Survivor Afflicted with Bone Metastases | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
The medical uses for 3D printing are truly limitless. Each and every day we are made aware of new and incredible uses for the various forms of 3D printing within the medical field. It’s not just doctors and surgeons in the United States who are utilizing the tremendous benefits this technology has to offer. We have seen it go to use in just about every continent on this planet, with China seemingly being one of the leaders within the field.

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3d- fascinating in its application

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