14 09, 2021

The culture components and business practices of highly innovative Japanese firms.

2021-09-14T21:15:04-07:00

In their most recent academic article, InnovationOne, LLC, Founder C. Brooke Dobni, and two co-authors, uncover why highly innovative Japanese firms are more competitive and achieve greater performance than their less innovative counterparts. Their findings closely match their earlier research on how highly innovative firms in North America and Europe are innovative. Most innovation [...]

The culture components and business practices of highly innovative Japanese firms.2021-09-14T21:15:04-07:00
23 06, 2021

Five strategy shifts for innovation.

2021-06-23T20:58:59-07:00

The strategy shift framework, a new model for the practice of strategy, considers strategy and innovation as two sides of the same coin – conceptually exclusive, yet interdependent. At the core of the strategy shift framework is the 10 percent rule. Companies should reduce or eliminate activities of low value by 10 percent and [...]

Five strategy shifts for innovation.2021-06-23T20:58:59-07:00
25 05, 2021

Eight Practices to Fire Up Your Innovation Culture

2021-05-25T17:36:16-07:00

The secret of successful innovation is not simply innovating, it’s embracing innovation. In today’s era, innovation should be shared and promoted internally just like your brand is across the globe. In this Master Class, Victor Assad of Innovation One and Arthur Liberian of Planbox will uncover how highly innovative organizations disrupt the market today [...]

Eight Practices to Fire Up Your Innovation Culture2021-05-25T17:36:16-07:00
16 02, 2021

Leading innovation in the post-pandemic world

2021-02-16T07:44:46-08:00

Even in the normal times of the 2010s, before the pandemic, the business world was disruptive and innovation was difficult. We had many vice presidents of research and development, digital transformation, innovation, and marketing come to us asking, "Can you get our CEO to focus more on innovation?" "What prevents such a focus?" I always asked. [...]

Leading innovation in the post-pandemic world2021-02-16T07:44:46-08:00
2 02, 2021

How to find the sweet spot between micromanaging and too hands-off?

2021-02-02T05:51:05-08:00

Behaviorism has long taught us that immediate and direct feedback is critical to reinforce the behaviors and outcomes we want. It has been the source of breakthrough books on leadership, such as the One-Minute Manager. But too much of a good thing can also be detrimental. Long-standing research shows that employees have adverse emotional [...]

How to find the sweet spot between micromanaging and too hands-off?2021-02-02T05:51:05-08:00
12 01, 2021

Innovation in 2021 requires three talent strategies

2021-01-12T08:17:49-08:00

The virus COVID-19 proved Plato was right: crisis is the mother of invention. McKinsey's new report on the Trends that Will Drive 2021 and Beyond identifies a wave of innovation and a new generation of entrepreneurs sparked by the pandemic as one of the expected trends for the new year. Companies that want to be a [...]

Innovation in 2021 requires three talent strategies2021-01-12T08:17:49-08:00
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
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