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Post date: November 27, 2018
Have you ever felt like you were expected to innovate but didn’t have enough time to do it? You’re not alone. Recent research shows this is a common problem for knowledge workers. In Workfront’s 2018 State of Work Report, 58 percent of the more than 2,000 workers surveyed said they are so swamped...
Post date: May 23, 2019
Strategy and organization design demand strategic thinking skills, which enable differentiation. Among the many elements of strategic thinking—such as the ability to see the big picture, idea generation, trend interpretation, or data and analytics—there is one critical factor that sometimes gets...
Post date: September 21, 2016
If you ask a human resources professional why they got into HR, most of them will tell you that they enjoy working with people and engaging with business operations, not how much they enjoy replying to emails and updating spreadsheets. However, as we spin cycles in an attempt to simply keep up with...
Post date: May 21, 2019
Innovation, as a field, is rife with myths and beset by bad beliefs. Some of these are merely annoyances, such as the tendency to equate innovation with workshops that overuse sticky notes. Others are directly dangerous, such as the belief that innovation requires digitalization and a preponderance...
Post date: July 14, 2016
Sophia, a top performer in her company, was constantly searching for ways to do things smarter or faster. She had joined a team assembled to develop and scale emerging ideas within a geographically dispersed company. Her colleagues were bright and among the best of the best in their industry, and...
Post date: March 24, 2020
You are about to experience history’s highest rate of change, disruption and opportunity. This means you are closer than ever to achieving something more. Your breakthrough might be a new product, service, role, idea or just a different way of doing something. The problem is that your ability to...
Post date: December 10, 2019
Amazon, as an organization, is committed to building a Forever Day-1 culture that works to combine the size and scale advantages of a big company, the speed and agility of a startup, and the continuous upgrade of organizational capabilities. From the day he launched his new venture, Jeff Bezos has...
Post date: January 12, 2016
A discussion with an intrapreneur got the author to think about the pros and cons of embedding innovation teams in tech hubs or similar innovation districts. ------ Eric (not his real name) is an intrapreneur at a large Canadian company operating in the service sector. Innovation is high on the...
Post date: March 10, 2020
To successfully innovate, companies need to build a culture that invites experiments at a large scale, even when budgets are tight, and it’s never been cheaper and easier to do so. Computer simulations, A/B test tools, and other approaches enable teams to ask an endless stream of “what if”...
Post date: April 19, 2016
Stories about companies losing their market dominance often concentrate on the technology-disruption angle (e.g. how Apple’s iPhone destroyed Nokia’s mobile business). The same is true when new players shake entire sectors (e.g. how Uber’s app is causing havoc to the taxi industry). However, the...