Are you a Fox or a Hedgehog?

Sometimes, lasting innovation requires being slow, quiet and even a little bit boring By Upboard   Every single business is unique in one way or another. Businesses vary greatly depending on the products that they provide, the business models they employ and the style of service they give to their customers. Most businesses struggle to…

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How to Influence People and Drive Change

What can you learn about change from Baker’s Four Strategies of Influence? By UpBOARD   Are you using the right persuasion tactics to influence the people you engage with?   Whether you are trying to drive engagement within your team, make a business case to your boss, or sell a product or service to a…

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Are You Doing Agile Right?

What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? By Upboard   Today, everyone wants to be agile. It’s seen as sexy and cool to be agile, but most people don’t know what the term really means. Still, concepts like agile design and agile software…

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Why a Balanced Scorecard Process Drives Greater Business Performance

A Balanced Scorecard Provides a Model for Businesses to Align High-Level Objectives With Their Mission and Vision by upBOARD   Most businesses tend to manage their strategic mission and vision with a top down approach, all the while tracking metrics and key performance indicators from the bottom up, which can be messy. Unfortunately, this leaves…

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How the Stage Gate Process Can Help You Transform Your Business

Why the Stage Gate Process is Being Used by More and More Organizations to Evaluate and Refine Their Next Big Ideas by upBOARD While every business wants to be seen as the creator of the next massively “disruptive” product or service, the truth is that most businesses won’t be able to disrupt the market in a…

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How to Choose the Right Software for Concept Development

Concept development is where most businesses start when they think about launching a new product or service. by upBOARD  It is one of the early stages of the innovation process, and it is integral to the continued success of any organization. In fact, one of the most important parts of running a successful business is…

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Is Organizational Structure The Secret to Innovation?

Change your company’s structure to get bigger and better ideas. Just about everyone wants more creativity and innovation these days. But what’s the secret to getting it? While most companies agree that innovation is vital, few actually spend time creating structures or devising rewards systems hinged on creativity. Many leaders also struggle with the fact that innovation comes from culture, something…

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Six Trends Shaping the Future of Health Care

The healthcare industry is an ecosystem. So are the companies disrupting it. This article is one more in a series I call Everything Transformed where I’m highlighting the disruptive forces revolutionizing just about every industry on the planet, including packaging, travel and hospitality, industrial safety, and more. This time it’s healthcare. It’s no secret. The healthcare industry is going through…

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