Organization & Culture

How Cultural Norms Affect Innovation

The world is seemingly getting smaller. With the rise of social media in the last decade, everyone has constant access to what's happening all over the world. Countless stories circulate on the internet every day highlighting entrepreneurs---young and old---who are at the cusp of innovation with their new products and ideas. Some stories go viral, catching the eye of millions of people who are in awe at the individuals' innovative solutions to solve problems.

What is an Innovation Catalyst?

There are numerous new innovation job titles: Chief Innovation Officer (a job title that has increased in occurrence by 500% according to ZipRecruiter’s job title analysis), Innovation Manager, Innovation Coach… the list goes on. But one title that we’ve run into from time to time is the “Innovation Catalyst.” But what does an Innovation Catalyst do that’s different from other roles?

2019-10-15T15:29:30-07:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Organization & Culture|Tags: , , |

3 Ways Businesses Are Improving Their Employee Value Proposition

Companies have to attract and retain top talent to remain competitive in a globalized world. Without a motivated workforce, they'll fail to meet their goals and achieve growth, year after year.

Willing to Innovate? Start with Improving on Culture!

It is neither the business models nor the products that are innovative, but rather the minds behind them. Hence, nurturing a culture where people are willing to generate and execute on creative ideas is an essential skill for every innovation leader.

Leading Innovation within Government Agencies: What to Drive and What to Avoid

As innovation professionals, we too often look for inspiration from organizations such as Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Spotify, Google, etc. Cultures within these businesses are encourage transparency, experimentation and autonomy resulting in engaged workforce of the best and brightest minds, pumping out game changing products on-schedule, on-budget and on-point. We want that for the organizations that we support. We want to drive those behaviors.

How Businesses Can Better Support the Mental Health of Their Employees

To be successful, you must be the first one in and last one out. You must work extra hours, you must think about work, answer phone calls, reply to emails, even when you’re off the clock. You must put your personal life on hold to impress the boss. You must show your commitment to the company to ensure your place.

2019-10-15T15:29:40-07:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Organization & Culture|Tags: , , |

20 Ways Business Meetings and Events Might Change in the Next Five Years

What are the key driving forces shaping the emerging future of business meetings, events, and conferences? The next five years promise to bring fundamental changes across society – from the clients we serve, to the technology we use, and the needs and priorities of business – literally everything is "up for grabs".

2019-10-15T15:29:42-07:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Organization & Culture, Trend Alert|Tags: , , |

The Ultimate Corporate Innovation Playbook

Now, more than ever, the corporate innovation industry grows as quickly as the technology that drives it. Thus, corporate innovators must set up the right foundational framework to kickstart their efforts. This Ultimate Corporate Innovation Playbook provides that framework by examining:

The Future of Innovation: Learning to Lead with Heart

Design Thinking (DT), (also known as human-centered design) is an innovation process used to evolve products and services in business and social impact sectors. World-renowned companies like Apple, Google and GE use DT for business solutions, and top-tier colleges like Stanford, Harvard and MIT teach DT to students looking to solve the world’s biggest problems.