Edward Glassman, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus (retired) in the Department of Biochemistry of the Medical School of the University of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

How Thinking about your Business as a Collection of Franchises can Unleash Innovation

Fostering a sense of ownership among employees can unleash tremendous capacity for innovation, says Edward Glassman. Like franchisees, who own their independent businesses but operate within a well-defined structure or system, empowered employees tend to be more entrepreneurial and committed to helping the organization to thrive.

Immunize your team against the spoilers of creative thinking

Research has shown that people solve problems in a more creative way and turn out work with more creative surprises if they are able to focus their attention on their daily enjoyment and fun that comes from the challenge, and their total immersion in the work.