Organization & Culture

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    Creativity is Key: Tips on Avoiding Groupthink

    January 10, 2017 | By:

    It’s awesome when everyone agrees, isn’t it? Yes—and no. Most of us have, at some point, fallen into the trap of groupthink to avoid conflict and promote harmony in a group, whether at school, work, or on a committee. Groupthink has its perks: everyone feels comfortable, and there’s no risk of tension among members. It’s safe. Easy. Unfortunately, it can also kills creativity and innovation.

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    A Quick Guide to External Collaboration

    January 6, 2017 | By:

    Working with external partners to bring better products and services to market faster and/or develop better intellectual property has never been more popular in the world of business than what we see today.

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    Executing on Innovation – The Required Key Ingredients

    December 20, 2016 | By:

    Innovation: We all have seen the biggest, most successful companies talk about it and share their success stories. We have read about it in the latest business journals and magazines. We all want it in our organization but the right recipe with the right ingredients is often elusive. In this article we will share different views and discuss key ingredients required to create, execute, and innovate in your organization.

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    Tech Employees on the Move

    December 15, 2016 | By:

    Talent Management provider D​eepTalent​ has just released a new report showing to which companies employees of the biggest tech companies are going to.

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    The Importance of Diversity in Innovation: 3 Tactics to Enrich Workplace Diversity

    December 12, 2016 | By:

    Many of our customers have asked “what are the most important organizational values to nurture innovation?” Some of them may seem obvious or (at least) familiar: transparency, the embrace of digital solutions, the ability to celebrate failure, but we’re coming to discover that the most important value that you can embrace as part of your innovation programs is diversity.

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    How to Engage Team Members from Different Branches

    December 1, 2016 | By:

    Employees located in the same office generally have no lack of interaction and can discuss their projects and demanding tasks together any time. But those who work in different branches and different cities may face real problems with team work. The same happens with those who work remotely and don’t have a physical office. Among the growing number of startups along with big international organizations this problem is growing. Roughly 87% of organizations admit that engagement is one of their top challenges that should be addressed in a proper manner.

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    How Innovation Equals Diversity: the Science and Promise of an Inclusive Workplace

    November 22, 2016 | By:

    Innovation may have a different meaning for every individual, but the true key to thinking outside the box lies in a diverse mindset. Allowing diversity into a business plan can be the secret to succeeding and achieving greatness. Don’t just take my word for it; evidence backs it up too.

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    The Dynamism in Chinese Ecosystems and Platforms

    November 17, 2016 | By:

    Today we have to “think China” when it comes to looking for the dynamism within Ecosystems and Platforms. They are leading, exploring and extending the thinking beyond our more limited ambitions in the West. It is the environmental conditions coming together or being explored and exploited that make China stand out in its dynamism in this area.

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    Three Types of Networkers and the Roadblocks for Corporate Networking

    November 9, 2016 | By:

    As you determine how to build a networking culture within your organization, it’s important to understand how networking actually works. One of the most knowledgeable people on organizational networking and—how this supports innovation—is Rob Cross, a professor in the management department of University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

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    Your ‘Innovative’ Workplace is not Enough

    November 8, 2016 | By:

    The term “innovative workplace culture” is increasingly clichéd, with little thought about what it means in practice. And yet a successful workplace culture is a business imperative for companies expected to lead the way in design and innovation in today’s experience economy.

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    15 Innovative Meeting Formats that Boost Creativity and Strengthen Engagement

    October 24, 2016 | By:

    How to organise a meeting in such a way that they result in creativity and energy? How to ensure that people are actively participating instead of being only passively attending meetings?

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    Defeating the Corporate Antibodies

    October 13, 2016 | By:

    Change is frightening to many elements inside the typical organization. Change threatens people’s power, their status, their egos, and, in some situations, even their jobs. Change can make someone’s expertise obsolete and thereby make them obsolete as well. Because people are afraid of change, innovation efforts often cause the eruption of corporate antibodies that fight to kill innovation and maintain the status quo.

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    What your Definition of Innovation Says about Your Company

    October 3, 2016 | By:

    In a field centered around fresh, outside-the-box thinking, it is no wonder that there is such a broad range of definitions for the term innovation. Creating a clear-cut definition for the term is critical in shaping the culture of innovation at your organization and will help you determine which resources to allocate to your program.

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    The Changing Face of Corporate Intrapreneurship

    September 26, 2016 | By:

    In early September 85 smart people gathered for two days at the Pfizer conference center in New York City to talk about their practical experience in identifying, engaging, driving value from and (at times) failing with the most innovative employees in their respective businesses. The 2016 Corporate Intrapreneur Summit was 100% on point in targeting key areas of interest around how intrapreneurs in a corporate setting.

  • 5-counterintuitive-management-and-innovation-tips-from-rising-leaders

    5 Counterintuitive Management and Innovation Tips From Rising Leaders

    September 20, 2016 | By:

    Business these days might as well require us to be tactical geniuses because it’s like navigating a field of landmines. One wrong step can completely blow you out of the water. The risks obviously aren’t keeping everyone at bay, as new leaders are rising to face the challenges during these fast-paced, turbulent times. To help them on this quest, great leaders and managers of today share their most valuable management and innovation tips.

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