21 05, 2024

Seven traits of highly innovative organizations that drive improved financial performance

2024-05-21T15:48:50-07:00

By Victor Assad, Managing Partner Research shows that innovation and culture can be measured. And, just as importantly, strong cultures of innovation lead to the creation of sustainable competitive advantage and higher financial performance. The key to innovation in organizations, according to InnovationOne LLC’s research, resides in the ability of leaders to define, [...]

Seven traits of highly innovative organizations that drive improved financial performance2024-05-21T15:48:50-07:00
27 03, 2024

A stronger culture will improve profitability

2024-03-27T16:33:58-07:00

By Victor Assad, Managing Partner for InnovationOne, LLC There is an irrefutable link between organizational culture and profitability. Organizations with more collaborative, learning, and agile cultures have 22 percent higher profitability than those with static cultures, according to InnovationOne, LLC. Gallup shows even bigger numbers. Although Gallup's’ expertise is employee engagement, not culture, they [...]

A stronger culture will improve profitability2024-03-27T16:33:58-07:00
28 02, 2024

You can’t cut your way to growth

2024-02-28T12:03:06-08:00

By Victor Assad, Managing Partner of InnovatonOne, LLC. Organizations are resorting to relentless cost-cutting and lean sigma during these volatile times. Their goal is to improve their operations, but they’re doing it in a way that alienates employees. Instead, organizations can achieve breakthrough productivity, innovation, and profits by better aligning their employees to the [...]

You can’t cut your way to growth2024-02-28T12:03:06-08:00
31 01, 2024

Workshop on innovation cultures at LESI2024 in Madrid!

2024-01-31T16:11:03-08:00

We are delighted to be co-leading an insightful workshop on “Boosting Innovation by 3X-The Power of Culture Management” with Jason Stolworthy and Jim Keating of Idaho National Labs and  InnovationOne's Brooke Dobni, PhD., and Victor Assad at the LESI 2024 International Conference in Madrid on April 29. Nationally funded R&D Labs can significantly boost [...]

Workshop on innovation cultures at LESI2024 in Madrid!2024-01-31T16:11:03-08:00
25 01, 2024

Workers who trust each other are more productive and innovative

2024-01-25T20:07:23-08:00

By Victor Assad New research published in the Harvard Business Review shows that employees who trust their organizations are more productive, more creative, and have higher engagement. Those who don’t trust their organizations experience more stress, have higher rates of burnout, and are more likely to quit. So, how can organizations foster trust? The [...]

Workers who trust each other are more productive and innovative2024-01-25T20:07:23-08:00
6 12, 2023

Positive organization cultures lead to more satisfied employees—and more

2023-12-06T15:42:48-08:00

By Victor Assad, Managing Partner of InnovationOne, LLC Employees who work in organizations with a positive culture are overwhelmingly more satisfied at work and are consistently more committed to their organizations. That was the conclusion of a recent workplace culture study by the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) of 15 countries. And SHRM’s work [...]

Positive organization cultures lead to more satisfied employees—and more2023-12-06T15:42:48-08:00
20 11, 2023

Employee recognition leads to exceptional performance

2023-11-20T19:16:01-08:00

By Victor Assad, Managing Partner of InnovationOne, LLC I was working with a program development team leader heading up a significant upgrade to one of the company’s most popular and profitable products. And he was failing. The leader was intelligent, hardworking, very clear with setting goals and direction, tracking team actions, and always available [...]

Employee recognition leads to exceptional performance2023-11-20T19:16:01-08:00
8 11, 2023

Culture drives higher performance than employee engagement

2023-11-08T18:12:01-08:00

By Victor Assad Organizations that want to improve their productivity, innovation, and financial performance won't address all the issues by focusing on employee engagement. Instead, they’ll get much better results if they focus on culture. Even Gallup, which has been tracking employee engagement for 22 years, says that employers focusing on culture already score [...]

Culture drives higher performance than employee engagement2023-11-08T18:12:01-08:00
16 10, 2023

Comparing Six Innovation Factors Among Firms & R&D Labs

2023-10-18T16:02:33-07:00

Private sector, government research and development (R&D) labs, and attendees at the 2023 Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) National Meeting held in Cleveland, Ohio, now have empirical guidance from InnovationOne, LLC, on how to develop transparent, learning, and collaborative cultures of innovation. We show how a focus on just six simple factors [...]

Comparing Six Innovation Factors Among Firms & R&D Labs2023-10-18T16:02:33-07:00
19 09, 2023

Innovation teams need cognitive diversity

2023-09-19T15:59:51-07:00

By Victor Assad We have long advocated the importance of cognitive diversity for successful innovation. Successful innovation teams have much higher cognitive diversity. The trick is identifying cognitive diversity among people for more successful teams. Recent articles document the success of cognitive diversity over demographic diversity with innovation teams.  We have been particularly guided [...]

Innovation teams need cognitive diversity2023-09-19T15:59:51-07:00
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