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Innovation can be defined simply as a "new idea, device or method". However, innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs.

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How Innovation Succeeds

How Innovation Succeeds

There is widespread agreement about the cultural attributes that inhibit innovation.

  1. A bureaucratic, hierarchical, and fearful environment.
  2. Such cultures often starve innovation of resources and use incentives intended to promote short-term performance and an intolerance of failure.
  3. Only 28 percent of the senior executives in the survey said that they are more likely to focus on the risks of innovation than on the opportunities, but only 38 percent said that they actively learn from innovation failures and encourage the organization to do so as well.
  4. Even more alarmingly, only 23 percent of the employees believe that their organizations encourage them to learn from failure.

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Continuous Innovation in Action: 10 Steps to Success

Continuous Innovation in Action: 10 Steps to Success

The issue many organizations face today with innovation is their tendency to be too optimistic and wanting all innovation to be revolutionary or too cautious and staying in their comfort zones.

Both approaches lead to failure and an internal perception that the company must retreat back to the core business and delete its innovation efforts. This slide show shares 10 steps to promote innovation and succeed.

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Organization's are Making Innovation Everyone’s Job but Who Does the Training?

Organization's are Making Innovation Everyone’s Job but Who Does the Training?

There is a growing realization that organizations have to get the people who actually do the work to innovate. The innovation agenda is now as much about human capital investment as delivering new products and services. Now that innovation is everyone’s job, who owns job training?

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Artificial Intelligence Briefing- The Impact of AI on Work

Artificial Intelligence Briefing- The Impact of AI on Work

Those with the HR teams, training program, organizational structures, and adaptable staff will be best prepared for this fast-approaching reality.

Artificial Intelligence is already forcing leadership teams around the world to reconsider some of their core structures. Fundamentally. organizations need an AI Strategy to stay completive

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Will 2109 be the year that organizations invest in humans because they face a potential AI customer backlash?

Will 2109 be the year that organizations invest in humans because they face a potential AI customer backlash?

While the expansion of robotic process automation has reduced headcount in the back office, it's a different story for customer service and sales.

In a Forrester report, 46 percent of organizations said sales and marketing are leading the investment in and adoption of AI, followed by customer support (40 percent).

AI investments are increasing and there will be a domino effect throughout sales, marketing, and customer support. This will have a direct impact on both employees and customers.

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Debunking the Artificial Intelligence SkyNet Fallacies

Debunking the Artificial Intelligence SkyNet Fallacies

There is a fear among many people that AI Systems will become so much smarter than humans, take all of our jobs, and humans may even lose their dominance at the top of the food chain.

Their worry seems to originate from experts who are asking themselves the same question— e.g. Elon Musk, Max Tegmark, Sam Harris, and Bill Gates.

Underlying the scenario of an AI world takeover are five misconceptions that are not based in evidence.

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