The Secrets To Keeping Employees Engaged And Productive

Turns out, a high salary isn’t enough to attract or retain employees. In today’s competitive job market, companies have to go abovethat keeps people engaged, happy and productive. Here is what a recent survey conducted by Hibob showed… and beyond to create and maintain a work environment Turns out, a high salary isn’t enough to attract or retain employees. In today’s competitive job market, companies have to go above and beyond to create and maintain a work environment that keeps people engaged, happy and productive. A recent survey conducted by Hibob showed that 69% of job candidates will reconsider an...

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Celebrating a product of the Industrial Revolution: Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day, celebrated every year on September 2, is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the greatest workers in the world…the American worker. Each year, we celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Our team here at Envision Product Development Group would like to take the time out to pay tribute and thank each and every person in the labor force for contributing to a growing vision, that is, the American dream… Labor Day was first celebrated in Oregon in 1887 but its roots are older...

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Seven Digitally Innovative Ways To Speed Up Product Development

There’s a lot of chatter about digital transformation. In fact, there have been several recently published articles  on Forbes on this very topic. People are often unclear about the difference between digital transformation and digital innovation (DI) and the benefit the latter brings to product development. Keep reading to learn more… There’s lots of chatter about digital transformation. In fact, there have been several recently published articles here on Forbes about the very topic. People are often unclear about the difference between digital transformation and digital innovation (DI) and the benefit the latter brings to product development. What Is Digital...

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Avoid Patent Infringement – Step 3 of 8 Step in our Product to Market Guide.

In May’s issue of our e-newsletter, we discussed the second of an 8 Step Product to Market Guide for inventors and entrepreneurs looking for some direction on where to begin. So, now that you’ve had some time to think about the ‘why’, and have begun to establish marketability, let’s talk about the next step! Read more as we discuss the third step of this guide and become one step closer to achieving your goals of launching your own product idea. Know your why? Check! Establish marketability? Check! Your next important step is to avoid patent infringement. Not being aware of...

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The Three Keys to Inspired Product Development

Today’s consumers have high expectations. They have more access to information, a larger array of goods and services to choose from and greater skepticism about brand promises than ever before. No wonder so many research and design teams are struggling to keep up. To be successful in this ever-more demanding marketplace, brands must create new products that disrupt the status quo and not meet, but exceed, consumer expectations. What does it take to bring inspired products like this to market? You need to shift your mindset and fully integrate teams across the three traditionally distinct disciplines of design, engineering, and...

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Achieving Product Milestones On Our Recent Expedition To China

Each milestone that goes into the design, innovation, and production of a new product takes attention to detail, awareness of time, and a sensible process. As each milestone is achieved, it brings development one step closer to delivering a marketable product created from the idea of an innovator or entrepreneur. Read more about our recent trip to China and how this expedition helped us hit milestones for several new products and uncovered some beautiful treasures. For every product we work on, each milestone requires different things — from meeting with an innovator or entrepreneur to overseeing mass production and shipping...

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Don’t Just Create An Innovative Product; Revolutionize Your Industry.

Many business owners look up to some of the greatest CEOs of our generation and dream of a day when they, too, can be the CEO of a company like Microsoft, Facebook, Tesla, Amazon, Netflix or Apple. Here is what most business owners fail to recognize when they want to achieve this status… Many business owners look up to some of the greatest CEOs of our generation and dream of a day when they, too, can be the CEO of a company like Microsoft, Facebook, Tesla, Amazon, Netflix or Apple. What they often fail to recognize, however, is what it...

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A Time For Celebration: Happy 4th of July America!

The American Revolution brought forth a new nation with the promise of inherent,  ‘inalienable rights’. The United States Declaration of Independence, there are three examples of unalienable rights; ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’, a phrase which emphasizes individual liberty and economic entrepreneurship for every citizen. Without the brave men and women who have fought for this country, none of this would be possible. Keep reading for our tribute to them and more on how their efforts have helped to build this great nation we call home. It’s a time for celebration and reflection; a time for peace and...

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Become an Inventor, Just Not a ‘High-Maintenance’ One

Companies want to work only with individuals who are professional and fair, and don’t waste their time. It doesn’t matter how fantastic or innovative your product is. They will run from you like the plague if you are difficult to work with. So, don’t be a nuisance. Instead, focus on making yourself desirable to work with. You will need all the tools in the toolbox — thankfully, there are many — to profit from your ingenuity. Companies don’t want to work (let alone partner) with high-maintenance inventors. And this advice is applicable, whether you’re an independent product developer attempting to...

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Establishing Marketability – Step 2 of 8 Step in our Product to Market Guide

In our previous e-newsletter, we discussed the first of an 8 Step Product to Market Guide for inventors and entrepreneurs looking for some direction on where to begin. Now that you’ve had some time to think about the ‘why’, read more as we discuss the second step of this guide and become one step closer to achieving your goals of launching your own product idea. So you have a product idea, great! You may have gotten to the point of knowing your ‘why’, even better! The next big step is to Establish Marketability. What does this mean? Well, it’s obvious;...

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