organization & culture

  • leaders-look-for-symbolism

    Leaders Look for Symbolism

    February 15, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture, Videos

    Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, recalls how HP’s turnaround back in 2011 began with a return to the company’s founding corporate values and business objectives. She also discusses how leaders can take advantage of certain opportunities to carry out actions that can convey a symbolic message throughout an organization and get people’s attention.

  • how-to-make-your-design-thinking-program-turn-into-something-real

    How to Make Your Design Thinking Program Turn Into Something Real

    February 14, 2017 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Strategies

    Why do a large part of the design thinking projects in the corporate world never pass through the prototype phase? In recent years I’ve been involved with many design thinking initiatives. Many of them related to the development of new products inside large companies in industries such as finance, health, education and consumer goods.

  • cutting-complexity-with-lisa-bodell-of-futurethink

    Cutting Complexity with Lisa Bodell of Futurethink

    February 7, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    In this episode, Lisa and Mark reconvene to share more essential tools for leaders and teams to simplify their work environment from her second book, Why Simple Wins, they explore insights into how companies like SAP, Southwest Airlines and Syngenta are putting simplification principles into action. Join us to learn how simplicity can give you and your organisation the competitive edge of our time!

  • organizing-within-a-networks-of-collaborators

    Organizing within Networks of Collaborators

    January 27, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies

    Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change. To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world.

  • merek-digital-era-innovation-interview

    There is no Innovation Today Without a Digital Component & Vice Versa

    January 24, 2017 | By: | In: Interviews

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading science and technology company in the sectors of healthcare, life science and performance materials. In this interview, Dr. Christoph Huels, Chief Innovation Officer at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, discusses entrepreneurial thinking, strategy, ecosystems and culture in the digital era.

  • unlocking-the-one-trillion-dollar-sustainable-innovation-opportunity

    Unlocking the One Trillion-Dollar Sustainable Innovation Opportunity

    January 12, 2017 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, News

    Last week Unilever announced research showing that one-third of consumers now purchase its brands based on their good social and environmental performance, but went on to suggest that brands are missing an opportunity from not promoting sustainability effectively. Getting this right could unlock a further $1trn market opportunity for sustainability innovators.

  • how-to-engage-team-members-from-different-branches

    How to Engage Team Members from Different Branches

    December 1, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    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.

  • three-types-of-networkers-and-the-roadblocks-for-corporate-networking

    Three Types of Networkers and the Roadblocks for Corporate Networking

    November 9, 2016 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    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.

  • innovative-workplace-culture

    Your ‘Innovative’ Workplace is not Enough

    November 8, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    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.

  • corporate-activist-pharma-celine-schillinger

    Harnessing Corporate Activism To Transform A Pharmaceutical Giant with Celine Schillinger

    November 4, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    When Céline Schillinger looked around her workplace she saw that the system didn’t value the diversity of competencies that different people could bring. They were being wasted. The system was focusing on a very narrow bandwidth of talents and always promoted the same kind of people, coming from the same background, and with the same kind of thinking. She decided to do something about it. Céline was called a troublemaker by her bosses, but thanks to her passion to grow and improve on rigid corporate systems, she was awarded Woman of the Year — La Tribune Women’s Awards in 2013. Céline is now the Head of Quality Innovation & Engagement at Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

  • the-changing-face-of-corporate-intrapreneurship

    The Changing Face of Corporate Intrapreneurship

    September 26, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    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.

  • CISCO-innovate-everywhere-challenge-whitepaper

    Cisco Ignites Companywide Startup Culture

    August 29, 2016 | By: | In: News, Reports

    In the past few years, the mass digitization of business and society has pressured every organization – large and small, private and public – to innovate at unprecedented speed. This digital revolution has incited a new and disruptive era of hyper competition. It has accelerated the pace of change exponentially. It has forced companies to reinvent themselves. And it has utterly disrupted institutions and their cultures, upended entire markets, and hatched new business models that challenge traditional ways of operating.

  • look-for-culture-fit

    Look for Culture Fit

    August 10, 2016 | By: | In: Videos

    Jeff Seibert, senior director of product at Twitter, describes how several companies made offers to acquire the technology behind his first startup, a file-conversion engine. Faced with multiple offers, Seibert explains how culture fit and the chance to continue working on the product was more important in the decision-making process than how much money was offered.

  • opening-the-floodgates-of-innovation

    Opening the Floodgates of Innovation: Insights from Deloitte Innovation Day

    June 27, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Take a quick glance around your office. What do you see? Categorically “Start-up” types in t-shirts and jeans passing bottles of craft beer around? Or “Suits”, with their collars starched to perfection, hunched over their laptops and scrambling away at emails? What would happen if we flipped these scenarios around? I for one, would love to see my accountant rock up to work in a Hawaiian Shirt; a calculator in one hand, and a piña colada in the other. But what difference would this make?

  • results-based-work-environment

    Are Results Based Work Environments the Future or Fantasy?

    June 23, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Results-based work environments, also known as results-only work environments (ROWE) aim to increase productivity by giving employees the freedom to work in the manner that suits them best as long as they produce results. The old paradigm of coming in to work at a set time and leaving at a set time hasn’t been the standard for quite some time. Employees regularly have to work long hours, and there is research that shows these long hours may be better spent working from home. The Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College notes that this shift represents a dramatic change from the traditional 40-hour work week.

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