innovation

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Post date: April 19, 2016
Stories about companies losing their market dominance often concentrate on the technology-disruption angle (e.g. how Apple’s iPhone destroyed Nokia’s mobile business). The same is true when new players shake entire sectors (e.g. how Uber’s app is causing havoc to the taxi industry). However, the...
Post date: January 12, 2016
A discussion with an intrapreneur got the author to think about the pros and cons of embedding innovation teams in tech hubs or similar innovation districts. ------ Eric (not his real name) is an intrapreneur at a large Canadian company operating in the service sector. Innovation is high on the...
Post date: January 8, 2019
“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement, there is life and in change, there is power.” —Alan Cohen  Seasoned HR...
Post date: March 24, 2020
You are about to experience history’s highest rate of change, disruption and opportunity. This means you are closer than ever to achieving something more. Your breakthrough might be a new product, service, role, idea or just a different way of doing something. The problem is that your ability to...
Post date: September 21, 2016
If you ask a human resources professional why they got into HR, most of them will tell you that they enjoy working with people and engaging with business operations, not how much they enjoy replying to emails and updating spreadsheets. However, as we spin cycles in an attempt to simply keep up with...
Post date: April 14, 2020
Mark Johnson understands that leaders need to bring bold visions to life as they guide their companies. As co-founder of Innosight with Clay Christensen, Johnson has focused on connecting innovation and strategy. In his new book Lead From the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking into Breakthrough...
Post date: July 14, 2016
Sophia, a top performer in her company, was constantly searching for ways to do things smarter or faster. She had joined a team assembled to develop and scale emerging ideas within a geographically dispersed company. Her colleagues were bright and among the best of the best in their industry, and...
Post date: May 21, 2019
Innovation, as a field, is rife with myths and beset by bad beliefs. Some of these are merely annoyances, such as the tendency to equate innovation with workshops that overuse sticky notes. Others are directly dangerous, such as the belief that innovation requires digitalization and a preponderance...
Post date: March 10, 2020
To successfully innovate, companies need to build a culture that invites experiments at a large scale, even when budgets are tight, and it’s never been cheaper and easier to do so. Computer simulations, A/B test tools, and other approaches enable teams to ask an endless stream of “what if”...
Post date: May 23, 2019
Strategy and organization design demand strategic thinking skills, which enable differentiation. Among the many elements of strategic thinking—such as the ability to see the big picture, idea generation, trend interpretation, or data and analytics—there is one critical factor that sometimes gets...