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Has the drive for efficiency through cost cutting gone too far?

Has the drive for efficiency through cost cutting gone too far? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The drive for efficiency has gone too far in my estimation.

“But efficiency is always good,” you might protest. True, productivity gains increase incremental profits all else equal.

But “all else equal” rarely holds true in practice. Therefore, like all good things pushed too far, gains from incremental efficiency initiatives may not be worth the price paid to secure them.

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Flexible working: How to help your company make the shift

Flexible working: How to help your company make the shift | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Workers are always on but not always present, which can be a challenge for bosses.
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The Next Big Thing: Industrial Internet of Things

The Next Big Thing: Industrial Internet of Things | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Industrial companies are planning to commit approximately $907 million annually to their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives, according to a new PwC report launched in coincidence with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) in Abu Dhabi.

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Digital workplace update: Why enterprise collaboration is exciting again | ZDNet

Digital workplace update: Why enterprise collaboration is exciting again | ZDNet | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
After years of incremental progress, the enterprise collaboration industry is currently seeing a burst of innovation that's led to several new approaches that have real potential to become digital workplace breakthroughs.
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KPMGVoice: Cultivating Innovation Skills In Your Workforce

KPMGVoice: Cultivating Innovation Skills In Your Workforce | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The need to balance human and digital workforces resonates in the C-suite. According to KPMG’s U.S. CEO Outlook 2016, nearly nine in 10 CEOs are concerned about automating business processes. And yet, they also realize that harnessing automation for truly innovative solutions requires enormous human creativity.

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5 Fintechs to Watch: APIs, Robos, and More

5 Fintechs to Watch: APIs, Robos, and More | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Now that banks and fintechs have learned to coexist, we see new players emerge (or older ones re-emerge), most with a new focus on partnering with FIs for the better.

Keeping track of emerging players is the best way to stay up to date on the current market trends, and Bank Innovation is here to help. 

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The disruptive force of disruption: Canary in the coal mine? 

The disruptive force of disruption: Canary in the coal mine?  | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Digital disruption is a fairly well understood dynamic: New entrant uses technology in new ways to upend existing business models and disrupt markets. In other words, digital disruption is a distinct force with a distinct life span that is mostly external to traditional markets and businesses.

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Here's What it Really Takes to Build a Startup Ecosystem From the Ground Up

It's easy to look at something already formed and assume that it was easy to get there. But whether it's a product, a company or a supportive ecosystem, it all had to start somewhere.

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Welcome to the Age of Continuous Innovation

Welcome to the Age of Continuous Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Modern applications now are comprised of pre-fab code snippets representing atomized functions delivered as microservices packaged within containers.

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Can Technology Save the Climate? These Companies are Betting $1 Billion It Can

Can Technology Save the Climate? These Companies are Betting $1 Billion It Can | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Last November, on the same day the Paris climate agreement took effect, 10 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, including BG Group, BP, Eni, Pemex, Reliance Industries, Repsol, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Statoil and Total, announced a billion-dollar investment in climate solutions. Together, the member-companies of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) produce 20 percent of the world’s oil and gas and operate in 55 countries.

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Innovation Can Fix Government, Sure. Either That or Break It

Innovation Can Fix Government, Sure. Either That or Break It | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
YOU DON’T NEED to be in government to know how slowly it moves. In business, that kind of inefficiency makes entrepreneurial mouths water. So it’s no surprise that America’s businessman-turned-president wants to speed things up.
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When an airport opens its API to encourage innovation

When an airport opens its API to encourage innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has published its API platform offering access to non-critical business data for developers from airlines and other travel companies.
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How sign language innovators are bringing music to the deaf

How sign language innovators are bringing music to the deaf | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A growing number of ASL interpreters are bringing visuals to a hearing-centric musical world.
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De waarde van een start-up

De waarde van een start-up | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
De jaar­re­ke­ning van een on­der­ne­ming geeft haar ge­schie­de­nis weer, maar niet haar toe­komst­po­ten­ti­eel. En de re­a­li­sa­tie van po­ten­ti­eel blijft iets hy­po­the­tisch. Bo­ven­dien heb­ben jonge on­der­ne­min­gen een be­perk­te ge­schie­de­nis, rap­por­te­ren ze veel­al ope­ra­ti­o­ne­le ver­lie­zen en over­le­ven ze vaak niet. Dus hoe plakt u een cor­rec­te waar­de op een start-up?
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3 Ways Technology Influences Generational Divides at Work

3 Ways Technology Influences Generational Divides at Work | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Used smartly, new tech can help resolve many of the same differences it's helped magnify -- including gaps in communication, skill sets and work-life balance.
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Brexit will look different for every industry. Here’s what to watch in negotiations.

Brexit will look different for every industry. Here’s what to watch in negotiations. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In this Brexit series, professionals discuss how the business community should navigate the UK's departure from the EU. See the stories here, then write your own (use #Article50 in the body of the piece).
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5 Reasons Your Team Needs Storytelling Skills

Leaders across disciplines are investing in tools and training to increase storytelling skills among their employees. Here's why narrative intelligence should be top of your company's list of competencies.
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Innovate on Purpose: Innovation is about finding and discovering

I've been thinking a lot about the challenges that midsized and larger companies face when trying to do more innovation. It's not a secret that they need to do more innovation; everyone knows this.  It's not really a secret what innovation is, or what the potential benefits might look like.  We've seen the results of good innovation in the marketplace.  It's not that people are stupid and don't understand how to innovate, although many are more comfortable with existing methods and tools, and haven't been trained in new innovation tools or perspectives.  But training and tool introduction isn't a major barrier.
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Connecting The Dots: Technology Enters The Intelligence Age

We have seen unprecedented innovation in technology over the last few decades. This boom has been a great benefit with some interesting side effects on our economy and our lives. It’s hard to believe it was only in the mid-1990s that the internet became a part of our everyday world, and now we carry it at our fingertips. We are on the cusp of self-driving cars with the potential to dramatically improve safety, but that innovation may also create a shortage in organ donations at the exact same time that we are coming close to being able to grow human organs for transplant.

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6 Emerging Technologies That Designers Should Watch

6 Emerging Technologies That Designers Should Watch | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What if we embraced something as unwieldy and confusing as “the future” as an additional medium for designers? We are entering a future in which everything around us, from the sidewalks we walk on, to the cities we live in, to the hats on our heads, can be mediums for communication and engagement. Because of this reality, the processes for uncovering design problems and creative solutions are completely changing.

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Air freight 2025: Agility, speed, and partnerships

Companies in the sector must become as agile as possible, maintain air freight’s speed advantage, and deepen their partnerships.

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These 6 Trends Are Retooling Manufacturing as We Know It

These 6 Trends Are Retooling Manufacturing as We Know It | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest — sometimes manufacturing gets a bad rap. The industry can be seen as a behemoth — stuck in the past and slow to innovate, the victim of outsourcing and the purveyor of consumerism. Thankfully, in 2017 these stereotypes couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Future Technology Will Bring Terrifying Prospects You Can Innovate Against

Future Technology Will Bring Terrifying Prospects You Can Innovate Against | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The way the world works is changing, which raises both questions and opportunities.
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How to Channel Feedback into an Impactful Innovation

Constructive feedback is your most powerful asset. Use it.
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What contributes to the increasing complexity of change

What contributes to the increasing complexity of change | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Change can be enticing, liberating, galvanizing, and promising. But what are the reasons that contribute to the increasing complexity of change?
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5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology

5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine going hours without using any sort of common technology in the course of our daily lives, but that’s exactly what happens in many classrooms across America. While education technology has grown as a field over the past few years, many schools and classrooms struggle with adopting new technology.
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