The Evolving World of ROI for Learning and Development

Experience to Lead

Senior leaders have relied on the simple metrics of Return of Investment (ROI) to establish a baseline of effectiveness for their investments. They typically think, “If an investment’s ROI is net positive, it is probably worthwhile. Expanding the Definition of Traditional ROI.

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The Culture of Innovation and People Dimension: #IHRChat


Yesterday, I managed to get back to favorite social learning platform – #IHRChat to learn and contribute my insights on the all important topic of building a culture of innovation and the people dimension. The guest on the chat was Steve Shapiro who is a leading keynote speaker, author and innovation advisor. Q1: How do you define innovation ? Innovation is not always about new, but about value addition in meaningful manner – Dr. Tanvi Gautam.


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N2Growth Helps Businesses Combine Strategy & Innovation for a Consumer-First Approach to Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

To stay competitive, brands must innovate and transform. Balance is the key to success; N2Growth , believes that innovation and strategy must come together for businesses to enjoy sustainable growth and maintain customer satisfaction. It begins with a strategy of innovation,” said Jean-Louis Nives, the Chief Digital Officer and the Global Chair of the Digital Transformation practice at N2Growth. “We’re

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 8/19/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The Business of Belief: How the World’s Best Marketers, Designers, Salespeople, Coaches, Fundraisers, Educators, Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders Get Us to Believe Tom Asaker Leadership Transformed: How Ordinary Managers Become Extraordinary Leaders Peter Fuda Compelling People: […].

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Management Week in Review for March 18, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. This week's selections feature content on why you need to know more about Baldrige, rethinking your ideas on measuring marketing ROI and the powerful impact of Social Business on your firm's reputation and ultimate success. Every week, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week.

Every Business Is Social (Like it or not)

Mills Scofield

Investment: Venture capitalists have traditionally funded for-profit businesses with a strong focus on ROI – Return on Investment vs. ROI m – Return on Impact (ROI m will be a forthcoming blog post). To most, the two ROIs are either incompatible or irrelevant. Foundations and other philanthropies have traditionally funded non-profits with a strong focus on the ROI m. The number of investors focused on maximizing both ROI and ROI m is increasing.

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Managing Productivity and Morale

Coaching Tip

Today’s business leaders face myriad challenges as they look for ways to improve return on investment (ROI) while managing resources effectively. This will not only improve efficiencies but also cultivate new thought leaders whose innovations should bring about future process solutions. As a business leader, you’re constantly seeking ways to boost ROI. By Guest Author Melissa Russell.

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Designing an AI Strategy for Superhuman Experiences

Strategy Driven

Without defining the problem and the market, it’s likely the ROI will be weak and making sales will be difficult. Your business can also provide educational opportunities to bring members of your organization in all areas of your business up to speed on the concepts. is author of Superhuman Innovation:?Transforming Innovation and Strategy at Adobe. strategic development innovation partnerships across the creative enterprise space.

July 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

The Institute for Corporate Productivity and ROI Institute have released the results of a new research study, which looks at positive trends and the state of human capital analytics. Learn from leaders in marketing, HR technology, structural engineering, corporate catering, innovation consulting, entrepreneurial education, benefits administration, and construction.” Welcome to the July 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival!

How to Invest and Make Money Daily: 9 Key Ideas & Strategies

Strategy Driven

If the situation makes you invest in the short-term project to gain quick capital initially, you may later invest your ROI into a long-term project. With more than 3000 cryptocurrencies on the market, it’s time to get educated on the matter.

World Business Forum – Day 1 Recap | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

There was a lot more common thinking than critical, innovative thinking. The Teacher’s Union has killed education in America. What’s the ROI on a handshake? The increased education of our workforce mandates a change in leadership style.

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How to Make Your Management Process More Agile

Strategy Driven

When a business prioritizes adopting an agile business model, they’re better able to weather business downturns and see challenges as opportunities for growth and innovation. There’s even performance management technology that’s designed to aid leaders through employee training and education. Developing even a few of the above characteristics will increase efficiency and return a great ROI in terms of time and money.

Five Low-Budget Marketing Channels for Startups

Strategy Driven

This high response rate should take care of any concern that you had regarding ROI. This makes email marketing one of the most low-budget and effective marketing strategies that claim a high ROI. Use the blog section as to both entertain and educate your audience.

leadership and management models download- page 2a

Rapid BI

This set can be used by managers, leaders, trainers, educators and students to help communicate key points, theories and ideas to others. Creativity in Innovation. Innovation Paradigms. Innovation Model. ROI – Return on Investment. Innovation & knowledge transfer. Risk and Innovation. Leadership and Management Models Download PowerPoint Slides – page 2a.

44 Content Marketing Agencies Defined by 65 Marketers

Miles Anthony Smith

They also offer a good mix of helpful and educational tools that integrate well with other leading tools for free. Siege Media stands out from the rest by innovating the way they create their content. TopRank Marketing TopRank Marketing has been doing innovative and impactful work with interactive content and B2B influencers for huge brands like SAP, Dell, LinkedIn, 3M, and Oracle for over 18 years. This comes in the form of journalistic, educational style content.

College Grads Are Taking High School Grads’ Jobs and Delivering Better Results

Harvard Business Review

According to the research, three in 10 American companies say they’re hiring college-educated workers for jobs that used to be held by high school grads, a trend that cuts across industries. I think we have to figure out how we lower the cost of education. We can’t continue to have education costs that rise so much faster than inflation, or education that doesn’t have outcomes and leave students with so much debt. Why was the ROI so much higher for management?

A Better Way to Bridge the Skills Gap

Harvard Business Review

The education gap is holding back not just workers but businesses and our whole economy. That’s why I was quite interested to hear about the innovative new educational credential called the “nanodegree,” announced last month with great heraldry by AT&T and Udacity, an online education company founded by a Stanford professor and former Google executive. Corporate social responsibility Education Social enterprise

Success with the Internet of Things Requires More Than Chasing the Cool Factor

Harvard Business

In my experience with dozens of organizations implementing IoT solutions, those that achieved their expected ROI changed their traditional business approaches in one or more of the following ways: They Developed a Partner Ecosystem. Second, implement a culture of innovation across all grades, functions, and regions. Or, like IBM and Cisco, partner with educational institutions to co-develop curricula and offer online IoT courses.

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Cheating at Harvard, and in the "Real World"

Harvard Business Review

Our education system is a key reason for our lack of skills in collaborating effectively," Morten Hansen , a professor at UC Berkeley and INSEAD, and author of Collaboration , told me via email. We do not emphasize collaborative skills and teamwork much in education, from K-12 to high school to college. Traditional schooling frequently fails to prepare students to think critically, innovate, and be creative. Education Ethics

The 5 Things Your AI Unit Needs to Do

Harvard Business

And how will they pick project ideas that produce real ROI? At the European Center for Strategic Innovation (ECSI), we examined numerous corporate AI initiatives among large organizations, and identified five key roles that can help AI units to develop the right mission and scope of work to succeed. Experiments with others in the driver’s seat involve joining forces with innovative players such as start-ups, research centers, and universities.

Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Harvard Business

Innovating for Value in Health Care. The best treatment for diabetes is prevention, which requires many continuous behavioral interventions, support, and education. The health characteristics of your workforce are distinct and vary by industry and region, as well as by employee age, race, educational level, and many other factors.

The 4 Types of Cities and How to Prepare Them for the Future

Harvard Business Review

The prospect of urban innovation excites the imagination. The messy truth is that cities are not the same, and even the most innovative approach can never achieve universal impact. The opportunities to innovate will differ greatly by segment. Yelp, Zillow, and Trip Advisor are examples of innovations in this context. Innovation in Cities. Solutions should trend toward entertainment, education, and social networking, and they can be location specific.

What Creativity in Marketing Looks Like Today

Harvard Business

Is it more imagination or innovation? Each outbound communication is measured individually for immediate ROI. This program gives employees across all disciplines and levels tools to educate them on the company, its culture, products and services, and how they solve its customer’s needs. What makes marketing creative? Is a creative marketer more artist or entrepreneur?

Funders Can Give More than Money

Harvard Business Review

Some seek stricter accounting of ROI based on objectively measurable goals and achievements. When presented with a surprising idea, smart organizations will bravely listen, because what comes next might just be game-changing innovation. He was labeled a troublemaker and, without access to education, was destined for the poverty cycle, living in a region where less than 10 percent of youth finish high school. Finance Innovation Nonprofit CED

Corporate Wellness Programs Lose Money

Harvard Business Review

The authors arrived at their conclusion that “mean weighted ROI” is positive by weight-averaging (based on the number of studies) the results of high-quality studies with low-quality ones. Those “exhibited negative ROI” according to the study. Preventive Medicine, has achieved recognition from the Validation Institute (part of the Intel-GE joint venture called Care innovations) for reducing PPHs considerably faster than they would have fallen on their own.


Job Creation: Focus on Programs, Not Politics

Harvard Business Review

And there are some innovative prototypes, such as the new the Council on Competitiveness and United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry project to help newly returning and older military veterans skill up for the manufacturing workforce. This election year, we'll all get rich if we earn a nickel each time a presidential hopeful vilifies culprits for costing jobs: "inept" government, "greedy" corporations, and "disruptive" unions top the list.

What's to Be Learned from Ousted Leaders?

Harvard Business Review

When you meet him — for me it was at a BankInter-hosted gathering of scientists, business innovators, and policy experts in Madrid — you''re struck by his no-nonsense style and gruff Brooklyn charm. Meanwhile, for his peers in US higher education, those odds are only getting worse. Great leadership seldom results from a focus on ROI über alles. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is by all accounts a mensch. And what people used to call a stitch.