Posts Tagged Innovation

Technology tools are helpful, but they aren’t a substitute for human creativity. I read this from the HR Bartender blog authored by Sharlyn Lauby, one of my favorite HR thought leaders. She was talking about the best way to innovate today! Read it here!
As she mentioned, the best way to innovate is to leverage the people and corporate culture that you already have in place.

September 11, 2013

My Work Sabbatical & Digital Detox

I recently did something that only the bravest men and women dare to do in our day and age. It was wild and unprecedented and took a great deal of self-control to see it through. I put down my smart phone, shut my laptop when I was finished working and passed along my iPad to my daughter to play Angry Birds for a little while. I, the sometimes queen of social media, took a social media sabbatical. What’s even crazier than the fact that I underwent a digital detox is the fact that I actually enjoyed it.

September 10, 2013
SHRM13 has wrapped up and it was honestly the best National SHRM Conference I’ve attended.  The vibe was cool and people seemed to be at ease and engaged at the same time.  Just prior to the Conference kicking off, my good friend, Mark Stelzner, put a challenge out on Facebook to see if anyone could come away from the event with 5 new ideas.
June 25, 2013

SHRM’s Board Chair Bette Francis delivered a thought-provoking address on HR and innovation to #SHRM13 attendees on June 18.  She encouraged HR pros to create and foster cultures of innovation within their organizations.

We hear a lot about innovation and its importance to employee engagement and staying one step ahead of the competition, but what’s the best way to encourage innovation within your organization?

June 18, 2013
Companies that mobilize their entire workforce to develop new ideas and that measure the performance of innovative initiatives tend to see better returns on their “innovation investment,” a recent Arthur D. Little report found.
Getting a Better Return on Your Innovation Investment, the 8th Arthur D. Little Global Innovation Excellence Study, cited a number of practices that stand out as “innovation success” drivers across industries.
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June 12, 2013

Thinking critically, solving problems, innovating and collaborating are highly valued at every level within an organization. More than half of polled executives, however, said there is significant room for improvement in these competencies among their employees, according to the results of an American Management Association survey released Feb. 7, 2013.

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March 11, 2013

When interviewing candidates for a new Head of HR position at HireVue, I had a simple question for each applicant: If you could have a clean slate and start the talent acquisition process totally anew, what would you do? Surprisingly, the majority of candidates were unable to provide a good answer. Most just talked about doing things the old way, but using new tools.

February 7, 2013

We’re about a month into 2013…hard to believe, eh? I wanted to see how those resolutions are coming along.

Don’t worry if you didn’t set any resolutions – there’s still time. Or if you’ve already forgotten about them, you can start again. The important part of resolutions is having something you want work toward that’s important to you.

January 17, 2013

I admit it, I am a total mark for Business Insider.

A superb mix of business, tech, culture, politics, economics, sports, celebrity gossip - all delivered with bludgeon-like ridiculous volume probably running upwards of 100 posts each day.

September 20, 2012

What inspires you to unleash creativity?  The big ideas and breakthrough thinking that will move you and your organization closer to the future you want?

In this era of invention it’s worth considering. The artist needs to tap into the source that inspires creativity.  Increasingly, so does the Sales Professional, HR Manager and Chief Marketing Officer.   As our problems become increasingly more complex and the pace of change continues to accelerate, everyone needs the ability to create what is next and new.

September 14, 2012

In Part I, “Be Yourself – Everyone Else Is Taken” - we stressed the importance of embracing your uniqueness on your path to success.

As we experience 21st century demographic and technical transformations in the workplace, one important adjustment that leaders can make is to acknowledge and reward positive deviance – both formally and informally. 

August 15, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

The proportion of employees in the U.S. who work predominantly from home or another remote location has, over the last decade, more than tripled in many industries, while nearly doubling nationwide among all full-time workers, according to a 2012 report by The Conference Board, a not-for-profit business membership and research association.

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July 27, 2012

Traditional definitions of the word “innovation” tend to be just a bit too narrow and constrictive, according to HR consultant Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR.

Meisinger led the mega session “HR’s Role in Driving Innovation” on June 25, during the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition, held here June 24-27. She told audience members that they needed to think of innovation as more than just generating new ideas, processes and products.

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July 26, 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words; clichéd but true. This illustration may also become clichéd, but whenever I see it, I grin and nod. Although the Promised Land lies within that magic circle, most of us can’t break out of our comfort zone. Recently, the Apple Corporation has shown the world a glorious example of how big business creates magic. No doubt, many CEOs will try to replicate the principles that catapulted Apple to the most valuable company on the face of the earth. Will they be able to do it? 

June 7, 2012

Video game giant IGN Entertainment has issued its second “Code-Foo Challenge”—a no-resumes-allowed recruitment program aimed at finding coding talent, regardless of educational background and experience.

The six-week program gives aspiring coders the chance to get paid to learn coding languages and work on real engineering projects. “Blow our minds while you're here and we'll hire you. No kidding,” stated the IGN website.

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April 27, 2012
2011 Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge
The Cleanup X Challenge offered $1 million to the team that could invent an oil-recovery system able to recover oil from the surface of the ocean at a rate two times the industry standard. The building and testing of such a device was already an improbable feat, but the stakes were raised even further: contestants have 90 days to complete it. 
Team Elastec met the challenge 
February 10, 2012

As the workforce grows more complex, businesses and organizations are tapping into new trends and people strategies to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent. With today’s four-generation workforce and the increasing globalization of business, workplace flexibility is an imperative for today’s 21st century workplace. 

February 3, 2012