Wed.Jul 29, 2020

Why innovation management is key for the future of employee experience


Can technology really engage employees around ideas? This is the question asked in a new report, which looks at the future of employee experience as business becomes remote. The conclusion is that yes, it can, and idea management software is stepping up to the challenge.

5 Ways Risk-Averse Thinking Can Lead to Successful Innovation


Risk is often considered a crucial aspect of innovation, but it is not necessarily what drives success. Research shows an aversion to risk can spark creativity. In his book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant discusses how those who are not risk-takers can drive progress.

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The Connection Between Trust and a Culture of Change


Humans are hard-wired for change. As soon as we are born, we start to grow, learn, and adapt to our environment. If that's the case, why is it so difficult to create a culture of change within an organization?

Road to Digital Transformation

The Future Shapers

Most businesses have entered the era of digital transformation with different views and pre-requisites. What does the concept of digital transformation actually mean and how does it specifically affect the business?

Collaboration in Times of Need

Daniel Burrus

Ford Motor Company is known for gems such as the GT500, burly trucks like the F-250 Super Duty, and daily drivers such as the Ford Escape with its storage capacity and car-like gas mileage.

Living in the New Reality: The Reinvention Ultimatum

Innovation Leader

Fiona Grandi of KPMG LLP shares a simple framework to reinvent your business strategy across five primary pillars: employees, customers, financial model, supply chain and ecosystem, and unknown-unknowns

Creative Solutions to Complex Problems

Rmukesh Gupta

Interesting and creative solutions for complex problems usually come from combining interesting insights, information and challenges. I did write about this in the past here , here , here , here and here. Now, here is another example of a creative solution to complex problem.

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Purpose-driven Innovation: Achieving Balance in a Profit-driven World

The Inovo Group

This is an excerpt from one chapter in a book being published if fall 2020 by the Global Innovation Institute (GinI ). The working title of the book is ‘The Other Side of Growth: Questions We Should Be Asking About Innovation’.

#1,836 – Notable Quotable, Part 3

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A random collection of some of the best COVID-19 and 2020 related memes, tweets, soundbites and jokes currently making the rounds on the inter-webs over the last week. Because sometimes you have to laugh so you don’t cry: Just another week in 2020… Misc


Working Together, Separately: How We Do It


Originally published in MediaPost. By Dan Magdich, Jeff Shill. Tell us if this ol’ COVID kick in the teeth sounds familiar? Add about seven video chats to your daily onslaught of emails, panicked texts and skull-drubbing conference calls. Welcome to the abnormally new normal. COVID’s impact has affected almost everything — with one exception. Since we’ve been working remotely together all along, our 2020 partner dynamic is old hat.

Know-it-all vs. Learn-it-all Leaders

Michael Roberto

Listen to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speak about "know-it-all" vs. "learn-it-all" leaders and organizations. Great way of applying growth mindset to organizational leadership and transformation. He discusses this topic during the first portion of the video interview. growth mindset leadership

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ON TRUST: Do I Have Your Best Interests at Heart?

Idea Champions

Here's a two-minute video on trust -- Jim Knight addressing a key component of this most important topic: "Do I have the best interests of the other person at heart? " In other words, are we being truly benevolent and caring towards "the other?" People can pick up on this vibe in a nano-second.

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BRAVING: A Deeper Dive Into What Real Trust Is All About

Idea Champions

Here's a very lucid 10-minute video from Brene Brown on trust. Braving" is her acronym for what she considers to be the key elements of trust: Boundaries, Reliability, Accountability, Vault (confidentiality), Integrity, Non-Judgment, and Generosity of intent (i.e assuming the best in others).

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