Indications from The Conference Board
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A serious conversation on the global economy grounded in the data, insights, and outlooks you need to stay ahead of the curve in business and beyond. The Conference Board is a leading think tank and non-profit business membership group that's been at the vanguard of navigating economic change since 1916. Our research ushered in the 8-hour workday; shaped policy during the Great Depression and both world wars; and facilitated the inclusion of women, minorities, and the disabled into the workforce. Indications puts our forward-thinking—and roster of leading thinkers—to bear on today's most pressing challenges: from global growth and competitiveness to human capital, sustainability, corporate governance and more.
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Indications 8. Defining Innovation
At a time of rising global competition, aging work forces, and stagnant productivity, everyone agrees on the key to staying ahead: Innovation. Each year, more CEOs sell tech-driven efficiencies to their shareholders, more marketers pitch their products as revolutionary to consumers, and more journalists and consultants produce lists of the world's most innovative companies. The problem? There's no accepted standard for measuring—or even defining—innovation, and "I know it when I see it" no longer cuts it as substitute. On this episode of Indications, economists Ataman Ozyildirim and Janet Hao introduce Future of Innovation, a year-long project they've embarked on with the input of top executives and practitioners. The goal is a flexible framework of signposts that will help companies across industries define innovation for themselves and accurately track their progress over time and against the competition. Reading List: The Conference Board Future of Innovation (project portal) Signposts of Innovation: Toward Better Innovation Metrics for Business—A Primer (member report) The Conference Board Innovation Leadership Council "The Most Innovative Companies of 2017" (Fast Company) "The World's Most Innovative Companies" (Forbes) MEMBERS: Want the complete story on innovation and other critical business topics? Working for a member of The Conference Board opens up our exclusive portfolio of research, events, and webcasts. Click here to find out if your company's a member.