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
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
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
2 06, 2020

7 Steps to Seize Upon a Crisis and Innovative Successfully

2020-06-02T09:20:12-07:00

Executives have often confided to me that employees’ jobs are difficult enough without having to think of new products and services or better ways of doing their jobs. Besides, they cannot afford to have people lose their focus on this quarter’s numbers for next year’s innovation. But in a crisis, and certainly the COVID19 [...]

7 Steps to Seize Upon a Crisis and Innovative Successfully2020-06-02T09:20:12-07:00
12 05, 2020

6 Steps to instill a discovery culture and thrive through adversity.

2020-05-12T09:34:58-07:00

More than 50 percent of small US businesses and 90 percent of high tech start ups fail. But not all failures are equal. Some are catastrophic, while others smaller. More vitally, the catastrophic failures are often proceeded by smaller ones. Entrepreneurs and CEOs who direct resources to understanding why failures occur–as opposed to focusing [...]

6 Steps to instill a discovery culture and thrive through adversity.2020-05-12T09:34:58-07:00
26 02, 2020

Successful companies focus on building a better culture

2020-02-26T10:00:07-08:00

Since Gallup began measuring employee engagement at the turn of the century, it hasn’t improved employee engagement much.  It has helped companies realize the importance of empathetic and empowering leaders and collaborative team environments. But Gallup this month published a report that finally shows an increase in employee engagement scores. How it was achieved [...]

Successful companies focus on building a better culture2020-02-26T10:00:07-08:00
12 02, 2020

Forget SMART goals. Use OKRs instead!

2020-02-12T09:23:20-08:00

Executives who want to dramatically increase their success should implement Objectives with Key Results (OKRs). Research shows that executives who set such goals can significantly improve the performance of their organizations over telling employees to “just do their best.”[i] Moreover, OKRs allow organizations to change measures and tactics to adjust to today’s digital pace [...]

Forget SMART goals. Use OKRs instead!2020-02-12T09:23:20-08:00
4 02, 2020

Work Rebooted conference examines everything from AI to cultures and the gig economy!

2020-02-05T09:37:58-08:00

The issues of automation and digital transformation and how to create inclusive, transparent, and innovative cultures were some of the many topics discussed by CEOs, technologists, and human resources leaders last week in San Francisco at the Work Rebooted conference. Julie Douthart, biochemist and serial entrepreneur, is the founder, guiding light, and curator of Work Rebooted. The [...]

Work Rebooted conference examines everything from AI to cultures and the gig economy!2020-02-05T09:37:58-08:00
14 01, 2020

Your company’s innovation needs more mavericks

2020-01-14T06:31:58-08:00

During annual workforce planning, Scott Ward, the President of Medtronic Vascular, used to say, “Hire us some more mavericks. They don’t always fit in, but we need them for innovation.” He defined mavericks as the technical people who were dedicated to solving the mysteries of the disease states we treated and the current shortcomings [...]

Your company’s innovation needs more mavericks2020-01-14T06:31:58-08:00
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