When the public hears the word innovation, they often think of tech giants, manufacturers and health care professionals who make the news for their latest devices, groundbreaking products or revolutionary remedies. Often, these innovations impact our buying and consumption habits or change the way we think about disease or health. It is not often that professional service organizations make headlines for innovation. While the latest customer relationship management (CRM) platform is exciting within the industry, the general public typically only experiences the end results. However, the professional services industry is innovating and transforming the way they do business in big ways in order to adapt to the mobile experience their clients expect to receive.
Evernote is a powerful tool for many things related to our personal and professional life. This is the first post in a series of post about Evernote for innovation.
Through last five years, I have many struggles finding the right way and place of this tool in my professional life aside from my private life. Many trials and errors, bring me to the systems and process that I cannot replace today in everyday work.
There are hundreds or thousands innovation and creativity tools that can be used to develop innovative ideas. In today’s post, I will cover the tool called “Jobs to Be Done.”
This is the start of a series of probably hundreds of posts focusing on different tools. You can use these tools for various aspects related to improvements that you can implement in your business. In this series of posts about tools, except innovation and creativity, I will also cover topics related to product development, product launch, productivity, sales, marketing, management and specific tools designed for startups.
The construction of this posts is in the following parts:
- Introduction. For each tool, I will cover introduction part in which I am discussing the basics of the tool, needs, why this tool is important and when it can be used.
- Examples. I will describe each tool with several real-life examples that can help you to easier understanding it.
- Action Steps. All these posts related to tools will cover easy to follow action steps that you can put in place in your business.
- Toolkit. You can download a toolkit in pdf version related to the tool with all necessary forms you can use to put in place action steps for the particular tool.
Let’s start doing things now.
Warehouses should embrace the wave of the future that is sweeping through the industry, rather than be bound by the chains of the past. Below are a few of the clever ways business warehouses are embracing the change.
In my experience, many entrepreneurs are full with ideas about new products. But, their ideas are not executed. They finished as garbage in some part of their brain or simply on a forgotten piece of paper. But it is not all. Their team members also have or have had in the past ideas for improvements of existing products or ideas about new products. The large part of these ideas finished unexecuted. They never become real products or services.
There are three important questions when we talk about innovation ideas:
- Where are the greatest innovation ideas?
- What to do when you have innovation ideas?
- What next you need to do on collected innovation ideas?