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25 11, 2020

Empowering resilience on this Thanksgiving

2020-11-25T08:46:03-08:00

This is a year to forget. In 2020, we have witnessed more Americans die from the pandemic than many of our wars combined, more unemployment than the Great Depression, social and racial unrest with severely divided politics that we have not seen since 1968. However, on this Thanksgiving, we have the power to be [...]

Empowering resilience on this Thanksgiving2020-11-25T08:46:03-08:00
17 11, 2020

Six tips for accelerating innovation in a hybrid workforce.

2020-11-17T07:25:00-08:00

The pandemic has proven that remote work can increase office employee productivity, morale, and employee-work life integration while reducing carbon emissions. But what about innovation workers? Do they have to be face-to-face every day to innovate? The answer from my experience and research during the past decade is a resounding “No.” In fact, a [...]

Six tips for accelerating innovation in a hybrid workforce.2020-11-17T07:25:00-08:00
3 11, 2020

Three steps to improve employee resiliency during COVID19 based on new science

2020-11-03T23:13:37-08:00

The biggest news from last week’s virtual HR Tech Conference was not about tech. It was about research from Marcus Buckingham on how companies can boost the resiliency of their workforces. Resilience is independent of employee engagement, according to Buckingham, but related to it. It is possible to be highly engaged and very resilient, [...]

Three steps to improve employee resiliency during COVID19 based on new science2020-11-03T23:13:37-08:00
11 09, 2020

How to cultivate innovation in the workforce

2020-09-15T09:28:01-07:00

What does it really mean to be innovative as a workforce? Victor Assad sheds light on how organizations can foster innovation and the maximizing technologies that can help them do so. The empirical evidence shows that companies seldom become innovative from one great idea or technology. It takes a culture of innovation. Read my [...]

How to cultivate innovation in the workforce2020-09-15T09:28:01-07:00
11 08, 2020

Why innovation is the least risky strategy

2020-08-10T14:14:14-07:00

With the pandemic and significant decline in revenues, executives know that they must innovate to survive these unprecedented times. But how? Many executives, however, have chosen to play it safe and secure,  hunker down, and hoard cash. The problem with playing it safe is while you can cut costs to meet falling revenues, you [...]

Why innovation is the least risky strategy2020-08-10T14:14:14-07:00
7 08, 2020

ReINVENTHR webcast: 3 robust strategies to crush today’s crises, including innovation

2020-08-07T14:35:59-07:00

In this July 16th, 2020, Orange County ReINVENTHR webcast, I presented 3 robust strategies to crush today’s crises, one of the three strategies is about innovation. I remind HR leaders that HR has the empirical research, predictive models, and digital technology to crush all three of these strategies! The three strategies are: Redefine the [...]

ReINVENTHR webcast: 3 robust strategies to crush today’s crises, including innovation2020-08-07T14:35:59-07:00
6 08, 2020

9 characteristics of highly innovative managers

2020-08-06T14:12:20-07:00

Our most recent research with The Conference Board reveals the importance of managers in encouraging innovation. In our infographic below, the "Innovation Priorities" chart on the right shows that highly innovative companies have managers who score higher in encouraging innovation than low innovation companies. Based on our research at InnovationOne, the managers in highly [...]

9 characteristics of highly innovative managers2020-08-06T14:12:20-07:00
28 07, 2020

Innovation Minds and InnovationOne Join Forces to Pair the Science of Successful Innovation with the Tactics of Getting it Done

2020-07-28T08:44:31-07:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silicon Valley based Innovation Minds announced today that it will team up with InnovationOne of Scottsdale, Arizona. The join will tie together a foundational scientific, research-based approach for assessing and prescribing product innovation management capabilities and culture readiness with beautifully engaging, time saving Innovation [...]

Innovation Minds and InnovationOne Join Forces to Pair the Science of Successful Innovation with the Tactics of Getting it Done2020-07-28T08:44:31-07:00
9 07, 2020

The top six factors of highly innovative companies!

2020-07-09T11:42:28-07:00

Highly innovative companies treat innovation as a strategic imperative. These companies involve their external partners, nurture transparent, inclusive, and collaborative cultures, and align their operations to quickly adjust and commercialize innovation. These findings are based on InnovationOne's  research of over 20 years and is confirmed in our 2020 report with The Conference Board, "Useful [...]

The top six factors of highly innovative companies!2020-07-09T11:42:28-07:00
2 07, 2020

Why some companies innovate during crises and others don’t

2020-07-02T08:45:44-07:00

Today's hottest conversation among many executives is on the best strategies to nimbly pivot among our multiple crises. When they decide upon winning strategies, the question then becomes how do we implement strategies successfully. Our research at InnovationOne has found that the executive teams that have nurtured transparent, collaborative, and agile cultures will do [...]

Why some companies innovate during crises and others don’t2020-07-02T08:45:44-07:00
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