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  • the-future-of-work-with-heiko-fischer

    From Human Resources to Resourceful Humans

    March 2, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture, Videos

    In his talk at TEDx Koeln, Heiko Fischer builds a strong case for turning Human Resources on its head by enabling employees to become resourceful humans instead. He argues that businesses should be designed around a network of entrepreneurial teams contributing autonomously to the best interest of its customers. Fischer’s company, Resourceful Humans was awarded the Management Innovation Award for enabling democratic entrepreneurship at HAUFE. RH combines its maverick management framework with cutting edge networking technology like aiRH, to optimise work environments for people and products.

  • collaborative-innovation-hamburger-style

    Collaborative Innovation – Hamburger Style

    February 7, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the other. After spending more than five years in the collaborative innovation space, I would advise going hamburger style!

  • the-frustrated-innovation-team-what-should-they-do

    The Frustrated Innovation Team: What Should They Do?

    February 3, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Many executives talk a lot about innovation, but they don’t really know how to make it happen. A corporate innovation team asks themselves: How do we “educate” our executives on innovation management and develop stronger corporate innovation capabilities together?

  • supporting-innovation-with-autonomy-and-accountability

    Supporting Innovation with Autonomy and Accountability

    January 30, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Innovation tends to thrive in an environment where there are less bureaucratic restraints and an appetite for calculated risk. However, without a structured management system in place, experimentation can go awry and great ideas risk falling by the wayside. This is where accountability and autonomy can provide the essential framework to support the innovation process to its full potential.

  • why-top-executives-do-not-get-innovation-and-what-to-do-about-it

    Why Top Executives Do Not Get Innovation – and What to Do About It

    October 27, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Many leaders of corporate innovation efforts struggle to get the support they need from executives higher up in the organization. Top executives can be skilled at talking the talk about innovation, especially in public venues, but frequently fail to walk the walk when it comes to making key choices that determine whether an innovation project will happen or die on the vine.

  • innovation-management-in-emerging-economies

    Innovation Management in Emerging Markets

    October 6, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    When it comes to innovation management, I see a growing number of companies in emerging countries like Turkey, Mexico and Brazil doing a better job than their counterparts in developed (primarily Western) countries. There are many reasons for this and here you get some of my observations.

  • Cascading Change Versus Viral Change

    Cascading Change Versus Viral Change

    July 1, 2013 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology, Organization & Culture

    “Everything has changed, even change has changed” is a proverb that is increasingly true. In this article Bengt Järrehult will describe the good old top-down or cascading approach compared to a more bottom-up or viral way.

  • Innovation Management from around the web

    Design Thinking Starts At The Top

    January 16, 2013 | By: | In: Around the Web

    Any business can commit to successful design thinking. Even Wal-Mart has dabbled with it. The key, according to John Miziolek, is that the CEO must be focused on identifying, developing, and deploying innovations that lead to real competitive advantage. Design thinking leads to that future.

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