How do you measure the success of your innovation program? We all realize that the desired long-term outcome is massive growth and billions of dollars, but along the way we must make sure we are measuring our progress honestly and in a fashion that demonstrates how our organization has benefitted. Getting the numbers right is crucial.
Those who carry this vision forward and empower these dreams are the past, present, and future city leadership and employees. The vision is embodied by the residents of the city. The way a city works, the way it prioritizes and manages projects and tests new ideas, has a profound impact on all of its “customers”, influencing staff morale and residents’ reactions.
In any organization, most of the projects you work on will involve multiple stakeholders, each one possessing the ability to impact the progression of a project. This article explains the benefits of identifying and engaging key stakeholders early in the innovation process.
One of the worst things you can do as a product manager is create something that no one wants. In this article, we’ll discuss how having the right set of tools at your disposal can mean all of the difference between product success and failure.
A hard hit to the gut for many nonprofits is the fear of losing relevance. It manifests in the community as apathy, disconnection, and disengagement. However, there are steps that can be taken to turn this “value disconnect” into “value opportunity”. Read about them here.
In this episode, we link up with Arthur Daemmrich, Director of the Lemelson Center for the study of invention and innovation at the Smithsonian Institution, to discuss the differences between innovation and invention, and whether or not we have truly entered the fourth industrial revolution.