Happy Friday everyone! The long weekend is almost upon us! Here are my top 10 links of the week, hope you enjoy them. As always, I will be sharing the Twitter accounts so you are able to follow them.
- Reverse Innovation– Interesting article by Geovanny Romero (@geovanny_romero) looking at reverse innovation and emerging countries taking an existing product and making it better. Well worth a read.
- Good ideas and great ideas… – We all know that ideas can change the world, this blog post by Greg Satell (@Digitaltonto) re-enforces what organisations should do with ideas to make sure they keep flowing and handled correctly. I really did like this post.
- Extreme Creativity – 6 Lessons from Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives – Another fab post from Mike over at Brainzooming (@brainzooming). This time Mike puts an unusual slant on creativity by looking at the food industry, but by the end of the article you will get the whole point.
- Energise or re-energise your teams to improve performance – Stumbled across the blog by Theresa Welbourne (@TheresaWelbourn), there is no particular post that I am going to recommend you read because the whole blog is excellent, get yourself over there and see for yourself.
- Is this the most important gift you could give employees? – More and more of my time is being taken up with Employee Engagement advice to organisations. I discovered this blog last week and think it is great. Take a look for yourself, there is a lot of sense spoken there. (@beyondmorale)
- Turning Employee Engagement into Innovation – There is a great link between engaged employees and an innovative organisation. This post by James Pasmantier of Brightideas (@BrightideaHQ) explores that link further and really does have a good angle.
- Are Your Employees Your Biggest Fans?– It is no secret that if your employees engage in the business, they will develop a passion for your products and the organisation in general. Ginger Conlon at 1to1Media (@1to1Media) tells the tale of how impressed she was with a recent shopping trip when the salesperson was fully engaged with the product and services offered.
- Employee engagement taskforce: an oxymoron? – Sometimes we are all guilty of jumping on a bandwagon just because it is seen at the right thing to do. Some organisations do exactly that with employee engagement. They jump in feet first without thinking of the consequences or what they really want to achieve. I really did like this post by Ian Buckingham (@IanPBuckingham) as he really does hammer the point. In fact it is a fantastic article, go and read it now!
- [Your company] says…. – Whenever an employee driven innovation programme is implemented, the first issue you have is with managing expectations. Many employees expect their idea to be implemented as it is the best thing since sliced bread. This article by James Gardner (@bankervision) takes a look at how using software can expand the traditional suggestion scheme.
- And finally… I make no apology for promoting International Ideas Week 2012 that takes place on the 14-18th May 2012. We have now launched a dedicated website to promote International Ideas Week. This year, as a bit of fun we will be asking the general public to tell us what will make their day better. We will be drawing a name out of the hat of all the entries and we will give that person an ipad, free of charge with no catches! To keep up to date with all things to do with International Ideas Week you can follow the week on Twitter – @ideasweek2012 and further information can be found on the blog here
Well that is my top 10 links for the week, hope you all looking forward to the weekend.