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Why We Must Invest In Millennials To Survive ~ What They Want in a Career

Why We Must Invest In Millennials To Survive ~ What They Want in a Career | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

"Find out why understanding the Millennial generation is important, if not crucial to a business' survival."

   

No single trend has a greater impact on business, government or the role of technology in the world than the emerging millennial workforce. ...[They are the]...  largest purchasing class in the world.

    

Excerpted:


  • They are the first generation born into the mobile device. According to a survey, millennials would rather give up driving than their smartphone or laptop.
      
      
  • They are driven by purpose, rather than professional recognition.....they care more about making a positive difference than workplace recognition.
      
  • They ...they want a meaningful career....not old school companies.
     

In his keynote, Bill McDermott said, “Millennials are disruptive and creative...They will define the future of work into an environment that is highly digitized, mobile, social and of course, sustainable   ... “dematerializing and demonetizing at a breathtaking pace,” impacting markets in a disruptive way.

          

....millennial consumers don’t buy products, they buy experiences and they want easy access to these experiences.

    

...almost every mobile device maker is now trying to capitalize on the next biggest idea – wearable technology.
      

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Do you agree with the characteristics listed for Millennials, dematerializing and demonetizing and the statement of their huge impact as the "largest purchasing class in the world? "


From Careers & Self-Aware Strength which also features recent articles on creativity and the End of Jobs.    ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:10 PM

Juicy nuggets of trend watching on this generational keynote useful for innovation forecasting from SAP's business innovation blog.  

Do you agree with the characteristics listed for Millennials, dematerializing and demonetizing? ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:20 PM

Rescooped from my Innovation and Institutions curation stream.  Do you agree with the characteristics listed for Millennials, dematerializing and demonetizing and the statement of their huge impact as the "largest purchasing class in the world? " ~  Deb

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4 Strategies To Deal With Ambiguity, Today's New Normal

4 Strategies To Deal With Ambiguity, Today's New Normal | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

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Expect more ambiguity not just as you go up the career ladder, but as a growing workplace phenomenon. With more complexity, speed, change and competition, more decisions will have to be made with less data and certainty.


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Release yourself and your team from the prison of perfectionism. 

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Strategies to get you thinking:


1. Set expectations with your team and all stakeholders that it is an ambiguous situation you are working through. It will take time and experimentation.


2. Be clear about the problem you are trying to solve.


3. Release yourself and your team from the prison of perfectionism. 

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Run towards the lack of clarity and actively wrestle with it.

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[DN: The strategies below were embedded in tip #3 but deserve their own listing, because change consultants know, culture DOES trump strategy, every time.  Culture & strategy work in tandem.]

4.  Create a group culture around taking risks. Try a few small experiments. Learn, quickly course correct, and keep making progress.

Run towards the lack of clarity and actively wrestle with it. As you continue in your career, you are going to have to get good at it!

Marian Cook is currently the head of IT for a mid-market healthcare market leader of products, services and education. She leads a 100 person IT division with a major Oracle R12 implementation underway. She is currently on the Chicago's Mayor's Council of Technology.


WITI's Web site provides visitors with news, career opportunities, articles and info to empower women through technology.

Photo by by Lori Greig, Flickr


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

There are limited resources out there about to deal with ambiguity. This IT leader's points are useful in the change arena, including releasing one's own self from the "prison of perfection" - which I'd label the illusion of control.  Theory U has some good concepts for going further in dealing with ambiguity; my references are listed above.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, Today, 10:22 AM

There are limited resources out there about to deal with ambiguity. This IT leader's points are useful in the change arena, including releasing one's own self from the "prison of perfection" - which I'd label the illusion of control.  Theory U has some good concepts for going further in dealing with ambiguity; my references are listed above.  ~  Deb

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Entreprenuers Can Be Anyone, Take Action, Deal with Failure, Push: Professor Saras Sarasvathy > Big Think

Entreprenuers Can Be Anyone, Take Action, Deal with Failure, Push:  Professor Saras Sarasvathy > Big Think | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

Listen to a video of Associate Professor, Darden School of Business, at University of Virginia discussing entrepreneurial  and "effectuation", principles.


She also covers:

  • How Good Business Goes Bad
  • Innovation
  • A Little Recession  (the place of failure)
  • Business Success
  • Effectuation, the Entrepreneurial Method 
  • Seeing the World through Entrepreneurial  Glasses
  • The Entrepreneur in Us All
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:
You can find articles on professor Saras Sarasvathy work, but the best was to understand her gems on thinking as an entrepreneur is to listen to her live.  She shares a passion for entrepreneurship in her voice and expression that is helpful that brings "effectuation" principles of business to life.


I listed her as the key resource in my recent presentation to the American Business Women's Association, the Maia Chapter, here:

Think like an Entrepreneur: Be Anti-Fragile No Matter Where You Work


~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, June 25, 6:18 AM

You can find articles on professor Saras Sarasvathy work, but the best was to understand her is to listen to her live.  She shares a passion for entrepreneurship in her voice and expression that is helpful to experience and from which to learn.  

I listed her as the key resource in my recent presentation:  

Think like an Entrepreneur: Be Anti-Fragile No Matter Where You Work

~  Deb

Marie Jeffery's curator insight, June 26, 5:24 AM

Great presentation on thinking like an entrepreneur, shared by Deb Nystrom.

 

www.kminstitute.org

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Doing Well by Doing Good: Michigan's Fave Food Brand Converts $50 Mil Business Into Worker-Owned Co-Op

Doing Well by Doing Good: Michigan's Fave Food Brand Converts $50 Mil Business Into Worker-Owned Co-Op | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it
Zingerman's Community of Businesses is a staple of Ann Arbor, and it's achieved great success through highly unorthodox practices.


The flagship deli, founded in 1982, is now just one of nine businesses in the Zingerman's Community of Businesses, which also includes a bakery, creamery, candy company, and restaurant.


These businesses are founded on a unique philosophy without traditional business hierarchy.  Zingerman's emphasize collective decision-making.  [Now] ...the company is on track to make $50 million this fiscal year.


A worker co-op is an old business model that has seen renewed interest post-recession due to a lack of investors creating jobs in communities.


Zingerman's has been focused on getting its employees to think like owners long before hard economic times.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

As I commented originally on Change Leadership Watch:  Employees who think as owners?   What a concept - that's been around for ages, just not implemented widely.  Here's why it is working, from the article:

   

  • Open-book management:  even the lowest-level employee will work better if they know how the company is doing financially and should have a stake in its success.
        
  • Weinzweig and the 17 other partners, who act as managers, want to find a way to get employees involved in the consensus, rather than just sitting in to ask questions and offer insight. ....Essentially, that could give someone like [a] new part-time employee as much voting power as the CEO.
        
  • Weinzweig thinks that traditionally managed organizations, in which executives operate in a different sphere from their employees, "are operating with about 5% of their intellectual and creative capital, which really doesn't make sense."
    
It's a competitive, global world now, and traditional management, born out of the wide open markets of the industrial age, are no longer competitive without the insights of all stakeholders, especially staff / employees.
    
~  Deb
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, June 20, 11:03 AM

Employees who think as owners?   What a concept - that's been around for ages, just not implemented widely.  Here's why it is working, from the article:

   

  • Open-book management:  even the lowest-level employee will work better if they know how the company is doing financially and should have a stake in its success.
        
  • Weinzweig and the 17 other partners, who act as managers, want to find a way to get employees involved in the consensus, rather than just sitting in to ask questions and offer insight. ....Essentially, that could give someone like [a] new part-time employee as much voting power as the CEO.
        
  • Weinzweig thinks that traditionally managed organizations, in which executives operate in a different sphere from their employees, "are operating with about 5% of their intellectual and creative capital, which really doesn't make sense."
    
It's a competitive, global world now, and traditional management, born out of the wide open markets of the industrial age, are no longer as competitive without the insights of all stakeholders, especially staff / employees.
    
~  Deb
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Develop your Talent, Sponsor a Workshop during International Coaching Week in May

Develop your Talent, Sponsor a Workshop during International Coaching Week in May | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

Experience timely, current workshop topics  during International Coaching Week ~  May 19-25, 2014  - sponsored by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) at NO CHARGE to you.

Coach Café Ann Arbor is offering to selected local leaders pro-bono workshops and coaching from some of the top coaches in the Ann Arbor and South East Michigan area (Flint and Detroit included.)
 

Why? We want to create awareness of the return on investment of coaching, as well as offering to you new educational partnerships in a win-win opportunity.  


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We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Here’s the business case for professional coaching.  Of all clients who have engaged a coach,

  • 99% report satisfaction with the coaching experience,
  • 70% report improved work performance,
  • 80% report increased self confidence,
  • 68% individuals report financial return on investment,
  • 80% companies report financial return on investment.



For South East Michigan (Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint), this is a win-win opportunity and fun!

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Add freshness to your company workshops experience and coaching by local, professionals.  Contact a coach listed on the main, local website here:  http://coachcafeannarbor.weebly.com/

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 25, 9:37 AM

This is a great win-win talent development opportunity for your leaders, staff and faculty.  Coach, consultant biographies are also listed on the website and on the ICF Michigan website, as well as the national site for the International Coaching Federation.

Now is a good time to reach out to one of the coaches and plan some workshops and coaching demonstrations for this special May event.   ~  Deb

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10 Ways To Do What You Don't Want To Do, with a Zen Flair

10 Ways To Do What You Don't Want To Do, with a Zen Flair | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

Telling yourself to suck it up and get working doesn't always go as planned. Stop avoiding the inevitable with these tricks in getting dreaded tasks...


A sample of the 10 strategies:


1. MEDITATE ON WHY YOU NEED TO DO THIS.

Instead of giving in to distraction, sit there for a minute....Dig deeper and find the good that you’re creating in the world. 


3. LET GO OF YOUR IDEAL.

Let go of the fantasy, the ideal, the expectation. And just embrace reality: this task before you, nothing else.


4. INTENTION, NOT RESULTS.

Why are you doing it? If it’s to make the life of a loved one better, then that’s your intention. That intention is true no matter what the result is. Focus on this, not what bad things might or might not happen.

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    This list of strategies is a meditatively-enhanced procrastination buster. Worth a read through to break through your productivity roadblocks.  ~  D

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 26, 3:07 PM

    Leo Babauta's  strategies,  from his blog, Zen Habits, ring true to this neophyte meditation student for how to get past the roadblocks.  Worth a read through.  ~  D

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    Brain Based: 4 Factors That Distinguish Change Management Successes From Failures

    Brain Based: 4 Factors That Distinguish Change Management Successes From Failures | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    ...When successful change occurs, employees feel like authors not objects of change.

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    Change only happens when we are engaged with others ...Only when our "brain-hardwiring changes" do we change.

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    Re-engineering, Total Quality and Lean Manufacturing approaches often failed [when there was] was a top-down compliance approach...   Yet there were successes.   ...The key lies in understanding change from a brain-based perspective...change is a process "we" do together... 


    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    See the full Scoop via Deb's: Change Management Resources here:  http://www.scoop.it/t/change-management-resources

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    larry costello's comment, May 15, 1:11 PM
    For successful change you must have engagement, there's no engagement without trust.
    Brett Bearfield's comment, May 15, 5:10 PM
    I am not sure I fully buy into the comment that "these approaches often failed"....GE and several other companies have demonstrated progress here, I have 7 lean/black belts on my team who have been very effective in driving change in the Pharmacy. That being said, the practice (at least for us) that has proven results is getting our front line associates engaged AND ensuring that we call them by name as the people who made it possible. Good Lean professionals understand to defer the credit and watching the people grow is their reward.
    Louis Fernandez MD's comment, May 15, 6:46 PM
    Engagement starts by giving all the stakeholders a say in how and what to change. Most of the questions that we are facing as an organization have the answers in the front lines. The associates that operationalize the work see where the inefficiencies, confusion, and barriers lay. They also have the best perspective to suggest how to improve the process. The storytelling that has been mentioned in the articles and the post is the vehicle to set change in motion and give it direction. Everyone like to listen to stories because they can inspire and motivate us. Why is it that the story developers are usually very removed from the front lines where the problem lives? Why do we have remote teams try to fix problems that they do not experience first hand? Think we need to answer these before we move on.
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    What's the real finish line? Research report features Sustainability Resources for Change Success

    What's the real finish line?  Research report features Sustainability Resources for Change Success | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    Organizations that are planning and resourcing for reinforcement are more likely to meet or exceed project objectives, yet only 44% reported that resources were allocated to this effort.

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    ...we are often already moving on to the next change...reinforcement efforts can often fall
    short.
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    Read more about this research report on:

    http://www.scoop.it/t/change-management-resources


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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    Is this obvious?  According to the research, it is not! ~ D

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 25, 7:35 AM

    When planning resources for a change project, it's important to include resources to sustain the change, which is often overlooked and then becomes a part of the ubiquitous change project 70% failure rate.  

    The race is not over when reaching the early finish line of a change project's objectives.  There is a second leg of the race, a marathon finish line that is the more important for a change to truly be fully implemented:  funding sustainment and reinforcing the change as real, "yes this is a permanent" change.  


    Helping people with reinforcing systems in the new behaviors is essential.  Remember the classic William Bridges model starting with endings and then the neutral zone.  Continue to provide a solid foundation for new beginnings to fully take root.

    Put another way, make sure you make it to the real finish line, with behavioral results and other people connected measures, not just the one on a project plan or in an administrators report. ~ D

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 25, 3:25 PM
    The race is not over when reaching the early finish line of a change project's objectives.  The second leg of the race,  is a marathon finish line that is the more important for a change to truly be fully implemented:  funding sustainment and reinforcing the change as real, "yes this is a permanent" change.  


    Including resources to sustain change is often overlooked in change projects, and can becomes a part of the ubiquitous change project 70% failure rate.  

    Helping people with reinforcing systems in the new behaviors is essential.  Remember the classic William Bridges model starting with endings and then the neutral zone.  Continue to provide a solid foundation for new beginnings to fully take root. 

    Put another way, make sure you make it to the real finish line, with behavioral results and other people connected measures, not just the one on a project plan or in an administrators report. ~ D

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    What trumps vision & shared values, beyond corporate culture restraints

    What trumps vision & shared values, beyond corporate culture restraints | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    ...There is a lot to be said for providing a shared context, shared values and a common set of behavioural guidelines. However...it is critical to ensure that the limitations of the culture are acknowledged.


    Paradoxically, it is only when these limitations are recognized that the corporate culture is most effective. [Bold in the original.]


    Here are 3 of Allon's 5 examples of behaviours that a corporate culture cannot change:
     

    • When a  culture prefers discretion to transparency, discretion will reign.
         
    • When age dictates seniority, younger managers will not be respected.
        
    • Where loyalty to boss reigns supreme, team work in the western sense will falter.


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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    As this is attracting attention in the Change Management Resources stream, I'm sharing it in BEST of the BEST - a culture and change gem from Allon Shevat.  He will challenge, appropriately so, all the sacred cows of corporate culture and change management.


    I, for one, appreciate his dichotomy of relationships vs. process (as a process consultant myself.)  It reminds me, "it's all about relationships" everywhere, everytime.  From there you build.  Without relationship, nothing lasting will be built.  ~  D

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 16, 1:09 PM

    Another culture and change gem from Allon Shevat.  He will challenge, appropriately so, all the sacred cows of corporate culture and change management.


    I, for one, appreciate his dichotomy of relationships vs. process (as a process consultant myself.)  It reminds me, "it's all about relationships" everywhere, everytime.  From there you build.  Without relationship, nothing lasting will be built.  ~  D

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    Comcast’s deal with Netflix makes network neutrality obsolete

    Comcast’s deal with Netflix makes network neutrality obsolete | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to deliver traffic to Comcast subscribers.


    ...Recent developments are putting the Internet's decentralized architecture in danger.  

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    ...policing whether different pipes are equally good is a much harder problem than requiring ...traffic in a single pipe be treated the same."

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    In recent months, the nation's largest residential Internet service providers have been demanding payment to deliver Netflix traffic to their own customers.

       

    • On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Netflix has agreed to the demands of the nation's largest broadband provider, Comcast. The change represents a fundamental shift in power in the Internet economy that threatens to undermine the competitive market structure that have served Internet users so well for the past two decades

        

    ...in a world where Netflix and Yahoo connect directly to residential ISPs, every Internet company will have its own separate pipe. And policing whether different pipes are equally good is a much harder problem than requiring that all of the traffic in a single pipe be treated the same. 


    Read the full post via Change Leadership Watch here:  http://www.scoop.it/t/change-leadership-vision

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    This is a game changer for anyone connected to digital, online media and TV, which is most of us.  It's also a great example of disruption in the market. ~ D

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 24, 5:53 PM

    As Betty Davis famously said in the movie, All About Eve, "Hold on, it's going to be a bumpy night."  ~  D

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    Efficiency in Learning, Clarified with 5 Critiques: What is Flipped Learning?

    Efficiency in Learning, Clarified with 5 Critiques: What is Flipped Learning? | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    ...the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir.  Here's are responses to criticisms. 


    Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University [helps by providing a common] definition of what Flipped Learning is.  [It includes]..The instructor does not prepare to teach material that the class already understands.

       
    Excerpts from the  5 critiques include:     Implementing the Flipped Learning method makes me, as the teacher, much less important. 

    This could not be further from the truth! …teachers are more important than ever.
         

    Kids do not want to sit at home watching boring video lectures on the Web. …   We completely agree… …Audio and video should be used in short, five- to 10-minute segments, [with] opportunities for students to interact with the information …Jac De Haan demonstrates …how to quiz students [with YouTube videos] and provide them with immediate feedback and explanation... Ramsey Musallam …combines video clips with Google Forms to gather feedback from his students. Both of these methods can be used as part of a cycle of inquiry.

        

    Read the full post with examples via  Agile Learning here:  http://www.scoop.it/t/agile-social-learning

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    This post covers both a clarification of what Flipped Learning really is, as well as how to respond to common complaints about helping it work.  It demonstrates response to resistance to change in learning quite nicely, including innovative examples of what works.

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 26, 11:15 AM

    Clarity is often a missing element in adapting and innovating.  This useful piece provides both clarity and examples of innovations to deal with status quo resistance to adaptive change in learning.  ~  D

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    Performance Insight > Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

    Performance Insight > Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    "Why the best doctors are so good, and how the rest can learn to improve."    Gawande divides the essays into three sections — “Diligence,” “Doing Right” and “Ingenuity” — based on the components “for success in medicine or in any endeavor that involves risk and responsibility.” 


    ...Gawande shows us that hand-washing turns out to be a profoundly complex and... that the moral obligations of physicians to death-row patients are not as clear as life and death, and that providing care to the poorest in the world takes a degree of ingenuity that should be categorized not simply as “better” but as downright heroic.

    Read the full post in Talent and Performance Development here:  

    http://www.scoop.it/t/talent-and-performance-development


    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    The book isn't new, but its insights into improving performance is compelling in using case examples for how challenging it is to help  change take hold in complex, resistant to systems - even when the intent to change is strong. ~ D

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 20, 11:16 AM

    I highly recommend this well written collection of insightful performance stories.   

    Gawande demonstrates how focusing on patients, performance and the big picture, the system, leads to improvement for people and the profession.    So much change fails, as he illustrates, without systemic intervention and peer-to-peer learning and engagement.

    He uses history, story, numbers and his own experience to provide compelling insights useful to understanding systems thinking in performance.  

    His early examples and accounts of of controlling infection in hospitals provides an excellent view of how difficult it is to make changes in systems, and that it also is possible, and heroic to affect change with the right approach as well as dogged determination. ~ D

    Richard Platt's curator insight, February 25, 6:39 AM

    This is also an excellent example of how to understand and create Use Cases.  


    The original curator of this scoop, Deb from Revelyn Highly recommended this collection of insightful performance stories.  

    Gawande demonstrates how focusing on patients, performance and the big picture, the system, leads to improvement for people and the profession.  

    He uses history, story, numbers and his own experience to provide compelling insights useful to understanding systems thinking in performance.  His early examples and accounts of of controlling infection in hospitals provides an excellent view of how difficult it is to make changes in systems, and that it also is possible, and heroic to affect change with the right approach as well as dogged determination.

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    Twelve (12) Rising Innovation Trends From the 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2014 - Fast Co.

    Twelve (12) Rising Innovation Trends From the 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2014 - Fast Co. | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    The culture of innovation across the globe is more robust than ever. Here are 5 innovation trends excerpted from the full list of 12 from Fast Company's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2014:

       

    1)  EXCEPTIONAL IS EXPECTED   ..today's smartest businesses tend to laser-focus on just a few goals.... Yet from Google Fiber to Google Glass to investing in new health technologies, Google executes at a high level repeatedly. That's why it tops the list.

        
    2.   INNOVATION IS EPISODIC   ....From breakthrough change at Philips (No. 50), development of LED lighting has been under way there for 50 years--and a specific 11-month deadline provided the essential innovative exclamation point.
         

    3.  MAKING MONEY MATTERS….great businesses are self-sustaining. Dropbox (No. 4) and Airbnb (No. 6) are darlings of the venture set, but they also charge real customers real money for a product with real value. Unlike …pre-2008 whose business models rely on advertising for revenue (Facebook, Twitter, et al.), these enterprises are transaction based--and are reaping the rewards.  


    5.  SUSTAINABILITY HAS FOUND A NEW GEAR…Today, energy efficiency, alternative fuels, and recycling are core advantages for successful enterprises. 

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    This is a good list to compare to other global company innovation lists, such as from Forbes.  Money is high on the list of 12, yet other qualities bear a look, compared to Forbes rankings based on the difference between their market capitalization and a net present value of cash flows from existing businesses.  ~  D

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 10, 7:08 AM

    These qualities are a good list to compare to other global company innovation lists, such as from Forbes.  Money is high on the list of 12, yet other qualities bear a look, compared to Forbes rankings based on the difference between their market capitalization and a net present value of cash flows from existing businesses.  ~  Deb

    Richard Platt's curator insight, February 26, 8:43 PM

    Pretty sure that I don't agree with some of what's on this list, but hey have a look, everybody's entitled to an opinion

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    3 Innovative 2014 Leadership Trends featuring Fred Keller, "Do All the Good You Can."

    3 Innovative 2014 Leadership Trends featuring Fred Keller, "Do All the Good You Can." | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    What innovative leadership methods are being taught in business schools and implemented by CEOs in 2014? Here are three: 1) unlocking hidden strengths, 2) giving second chances and 3) implementing democracy.

     

    Giving second chances:   Fred Keller and Cascade's signature program is "Welfare to Career," where the company brings aboard people who have been on government assistance for long periods. Keller says the program has saved the state of Michigan millions of dollars by getting people off the welfare rolls.

         

    … it hasn't been easy…[but] guess what? …it made our culture more positive throughout for everyone. And it turns out to be good for business."


    Read the full post with3 case examples via  Change Leadership Watch

    http://www.scoop.it/t/change-leadership-vision/

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    The largest B Corporation in the USA is Frank Keller's company, Cascade Engineering.

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 31, 1:08 PM

    These three stories illustrate the changing nature of leadership from the last millennium.  Highly engineered, inflexible, bureaucratic systems are giving way to more systemic, humanistic systems with emphasis on strengths, community and national values, vs. the tunnel vision values of the profit focus of the last century.   ~  Deb

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    Mount Everest Shows the Danger Of Clinging To Goals: Embrace Uncertainty Like An Entrepreneur

    Mount Everest Shows the Danger Of Clinging To Goals:  Embrace Uncertainty Like An Entrepreneur | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    In 1996 a disaster of historic proportion happened on the peak of Mount Everest. In the entire climbing season, 15 climbers died. Eight of those deaths took place on a single day."


    ____________________


    In the corporate world we’re often focused on achieving our goals at all costs. This eventually reaches the status of dogma.

    ____________________
         


    Journalist and mountain climber Jon Krakauer captured this story in his book “Into Thin Air;” he was on the mountain that day.
        
    Krakauer puts part of the blame on the stubbornness of a climbing guide. While there is some evidence to support this claim, most climbers are, by definition, stubborn and arrogant. Yet disasters of this magnitude are rare. 
        
    ...
    In this case the teams encountered a traffic jam at Hilary pass that slowed progression, and disregarded their turnaround time.   ...Members, however, continued on reaching the summit   ...Doug Hansen, a postal service worker from the New Zealand group, was the last to summit. While he made it to the top, the odds were against him ever coming back.

    Like seven others, he died on the descent. 

         

    ...What would it look like to embrace uncertainty?

          

    ____________________
       
    Start with your means.  Don't wait for the perfect opportunity.
       
    ____________________
          
        

    Professor Saras Sarasvathy interviewed forty-five “successful” entrepreneurs and found a disconnect between our thoughts on entrepreneurs as successfully pursuing a goal-oriented approach and reality.

        

    "An entrepreneur's ...precise endpoint was often mysterious to them, and their means of proceeding reflected this. Overwhelmingly, they scoffed at the goals-first doctrine of Locke and Latham. Almost none of them suggested creating a detailed business plan or doing comprehensive market research to hone the details of the product they were aiming to release."

      

    The most valuable skill of a successful entrepreneur...[is] the ability to adopt an unconventional approach to learning: an improvisational flexibility  [including] a willingness to change the destination itself, [using] a set of principles she calls “effectuation.”

          

     “Start with your means. Don’t wait for the perfect opportunity. Start taking action, based on what you have readily available: what you are, what you know and who you know.”

         

    A second is the “principle of affordable loss”  ...— ask how big the loss would be if you failed. So long as it would be tolerable, that’s all you need to know. Take that next step, and see what happens.

            

    “The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning,” argued the social psychologist Erich Fromm. “Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.” Uncertainty is where things happen. It is where the opportunities — for success, for happiness, for really living — are waiting.     

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    As one who faithfully taught purpose, goals and work planning since the 90s, I've learned to revise my thinking post 9-11, in a global, "anti-fragile" (Taleb) age, embracing a different approach to adaptive change.  Now, it is especially important to think like an entrepreneur, to embrace uncertainty, and to get clear about how goals can also be a trap.  
        
    This piece illustrates the deadly side of goal-setting, and features one of my favorite entrepreneurial professors, Dr. Saras Saravathy - who has the research goods on how to embrace uncertainty, a bias for action, and how pushing through failure helps create entrepreneurial success.

        
    Entrepreneurial thinking is a mindset that can help all of us let go of the industrial age rigidity.  Note that GM is mentioned in the article.   It's worth pondering for what you might choose to do differently, tolerating a certain amount of uncertainty, in your own life, tonight and tomorrow.  


    ~  Deb 

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, June 19, 1:45 PM

    As one who faithfully taught purpose, goals and work planning since the 90s, I've learned to revise my thinking post 9-11, in a global, "anti-fragile" (Taleb) age, embracing a different approach to adaptive change.  Now, it is especially important to think like an entrepreneur, to embrace uncertainty, and to get clear about how goals can also be a trap.  
        
    This piece illustrates the deadly side of goal-setting, and features one of my favorite entrepreneurial professors, Dr. Saras Saravathy - who has the research goods on how to embrace uncertainty, a bias for action, and how pushing through failure helps create entrepreneurial success.

        
    Entrepreneurial thinking is a mindset that can help all of us let go of the industrial age rigidity.  Note that GM is mentioned in the article.   It's worth pondering for what you might choose to do differently, tolerating a certain amount of uncertainty, in your own life, tonight and tomorrow.  


    ~  Deb 

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    Think like an Entrepreneur: Be Anti-Fragile No Matter Where You Work

    Think like an Entrepreneur:  Be Anti-Fragile No Matter Where You Work | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    "How do you  FRAME an approach to entrepreneurial change that helps you adapt to a business climate that continues to evolve?"


    So many things change quickly in the work world that it helps us to polish our natural abilities toward adaptive change, learning from nature as featured in the SlideShare included in this post:
     

    The five (5) FRAME concepts for this presentation are:

    1.  Fail Small, Learn Big

    2. Reinvent  Continuously,  Use an Internal  & External Mindset

    3. Anti-fragile:  “I Embrace  Randomness & the VUCA”    The Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous   (See more about VUCA here.)

    4.  Multi-Networks

    5.  Entrepreneurs Create The Future



    The fifth concept about entrepreneurs creating the future is one of the most important.  Professor Saras D. Sarasvathy talks about the importance of taking action, pushing through early failure, and eventually being successful due to perseverance and effectuation, a set of principles that she teaches that does not begin with a specific goal.

    Indeed, goals sometimes trap us or limit us greatly.  Instead, effectuation uses the resources at hand and allows goals to emerge over time from the varied  imagination and diverse aspirations of an entrepreneurial founder and the people with whom they interact.

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    This is my own, new blog post with an included Slideshare on two favorite subjects:  Entrepreneurs and Anti-Fragile  (adapting to change, becoming more than resilient.)   See if you agree with any of the 5 concepts listed above.  Let me know what you'd like to see in any follow-up handout via the comments on the original post here.   Thanks, ~  Deb

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, June 25, 3:06 AM

    This is my own, new blog post with an included Slideshare on two favorite subjects:  Entrepreneurs and Anti-Fragile  (adapting to change, becoming more than resilient.)   See if you agree with any of the 5 concepts listed above.  Let me know what you'd like to see in any follow-up handout via the comments on the original post here.   Thanks, ~  Deb

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    Harvard Woman Demos 3D Printed Makeup, Industry Disruption In Mind

    Harvard Woman Demos 3D Printed Makeup, Industry Disruption In Mind | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    "We’re going to live in a world where you can take a picture of your friend’s lipstick and print it out," says the founder.    Grace Choi was at Harvard Business School when she realized that the makeup industry charges a huge premium on something that tech provides for free. That one thing is color."


    Color printers are available to everyone, and the ink they have is the same as the ink makeup companies use in their products. She also says the ink is FDA approved.

    She demonstrated how it works, then brushed some of the freshly-printed makeup onto her hand. 


    See the scoop via:  http://www.scoop.it/t/innovation-institutions-will-it-blend

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    Choi shows just how susceptible the beauty industry is to disruption with her 3D printer and company, Mink.   As email and the internet disrupted the US Postal Service and the media industry, 3D printing attracts entrepreneurs who are ready to disrupt long standing, premium priced industries like beauty products.  ~  Deb

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 6, 11:21 AM

    Choi shows just how susceptible the beauty industry is to disruption with her 3D printer and company, Mink.   As email and the internet disrupted the US Postal Service and the media industry, 3D printing attracts entrepreneurs who are ready to disrupt long standing, premium priced industries like beauty products.  ~  Deb

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    7 Secrets of Union Management Success with Teams, Michigan News

    7 Secrets of Union Management Success with Teams, Michigan News | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    What are the 7 secrets to sustainability with teams, management and unions?  It's a “from me to we” shift and a continuous process that requires a different type of renewal annually.     



    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    The full slideshare and photo set is here or go to:

    http://reveln.com/7-secrets-of-union-management-success-with-teams-mlma/

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 23, 1:18 PM

    Sustainability means "Never check the box" (the work never finishes) along with elevating the importance of growing relationships within and among union and management leaders and the work community.

    This was one of my own recent presentations with Fenwick Koller Associates, who have made great progress in helping teamwork happen and sustain itself within very tradition-bound settings.  Let us know if you agree. 

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    When Change is NOT the Right Thing for Business - Harvard Blog Perspective

    When Change is NOT the Right Thing for Business - Harvard Blog Perspective | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it
    Ask your customers what they want.
    • Is constant adaptation always the best policy?
    • Do your customers really want you to change?
    • Will change alienate your base?
    • Will you confuse people?
    • What is the cost?
    • Will the change make you vulnerable?


    The bottom line:  "Your customers will dictate when and how much to change. Keep asking them what they want (we recommend a formal or informal audit every six months) and keep watching their behavior, since they aren’t always able to articulate their desires. Then change as they do, or just a little bit faster."

    See the full Scoop it link on Change Management Resources here:  http://www.scoop.it/t/change-management-resources
     

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    The 5 questions are savvy "change what" questions and highlight that change is driven by staying close to the heart and sensibilities of your customer, even if they cannot articulate what they want.  

    Henry Ford said that if he'd listened to his customers, he would have built a faster horse.  However, in one sense, that is exactly what he did. Then it was up to us to build better roads.

    Systems thinking and change, once again.   ~  Deb 

     

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 25, 7:42 AM

    This change management perspective is worthy of review for any change leader or facilitator/consultant.  The 5 questions are savvy "change what" questions and highlight that change is driven by staying close to the heart and sensibilities of your customer, even if they cannot articulate what they want.  

    Henry Ford said that if he'd listened to his customers, he would have built a faster horse.  However, in one sense, that is exactly what he did.  Then it was up to us to build better roads.

    Systems thinking and change, once again.   ~  Deb 

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    How to be Productive, Infographic: Body, Food, Mind, Tech and More

    How to be Productive, Infographic:  Body, Food, Mind, Tech and More | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    This infographic features a string of “hacks” on how to be productive with your schedule and prioritize what you need to get done.

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    Here's an infographic companion to the Zen approach to busting through productivity roadblocks. Check out clothes, schedule, food and mind. ~ D

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 6, 12:35 PM

    From defining your "fashion uniform" to visualising your end product, there are tips here that can help, in a handy infographic.  ~  Deb

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    Change Management featured at the KM Solutions Showcase™ in Arlington, VA - March 27, 2014

    Change Management featured at the KM Solutions Showcase™ in Arlington, VA - March 27, 2014 | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it
    From the KM Institute…
       
    A reminder about the upcoming KM Solutions Showcase™ Conference & Expo, March 27, at the Westin Arlington
       
    The Showcase is a fun, one-day conference covering the hottest topics in Knowledge Management: Change Management, Culture Change, KM Methods; Knowledge Capture & Retention, Taxonomy/Search, and more.
        
    It's FREE for all Government and Military, and low-cost for Industry.  Located at the beautiful Westin Arlington, just two blocks from the Ballston Metro Stop.  
        
    Includes gourmet boxed lunch, prizes, vendor exhibits, materials and Happy Hour.
       
    The Agenda is set, our acclaimed Speakers are booked… and we hope you can join us!  
       
    Register soon!  Also feel free to forward to friends/colleagues who may be interested.  Groups are welcome!

    The change management track includes me:

    Deb Nystrom
    President of Reveln Consulting, Deb's expertise and service offering is three-fold: 1) Aligning Data, People, and Passion,
    2) Solutions in Change Facilitation and Leadership, and

    3) Social Media, to empower Change Leaders, consultants, and coaches, using her popular "Social Media Learning Lab" (SMLL).


    Deb will discuss how to FRAME an approach to adaptive, people-centered change and knowledge management.  
    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    There's still time to attend this one day Knowledge Management conference in lovely Arlington, Virginia.  I'll be presenting in the Change Management track.  My LinkedIn profile info is here.  Feel free to look at my background or connect with me before the conference.  ~  Deb

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 17, 8:05 AM

    I'll be presenting at this KM conference in the change management track.   My LinkedIn profile info is here.  Feel free to look at my background or connect with me before the conference.  

    Come join us for a good day of learning and exchange in Arlington, Virginia, near D.C.   My other speaking events are:

    Recent speaking events are here. ~  Deb 

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 17, 10:24 AM

    I'll be presenting at this KM conference in the change management track.   My LinkedIn profile info is here.  Feel free to look at my background or connect with me before the conference.  

    Come join us for a good day of learning and exchange in Arlington, Virginia, near D.C.   My other speaking events are:

    Recent speaking events are here. ~  Deb 

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    Smart profits, smart values and sustainability from a bank boss who dares to be different

    Smart profits, smart values and sustainability from a bank boss who dares to be different | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    Anders Bouvin is the boss of the most successful bank you've probably never heard of. And he, like the bank he runs, will challenge your preconceptions.   

        

    For starters, this African-born, Swedish chief executive of Handelsbanken's growing UK operation doesn't receive an annual bonus, ...[and] has been with the Swedish bank for 28 years.

          

    But Handelsbanken [has] remained above the fray, emerging with a balance sheet strong enough to make European banking regulators purr with delight.  …next to no marketing keeps overheads down and return on equity up.

         

    Handelsbanken
    *  Founded in 1871
    *  Has no sales or market-share targets
    *  Staff get flat salaries without bonuses
    *  Claims to have achieved higher profitability than the average of its rivals for 41 years in a row


    Read the full post on Change Leadership Watch here:

    http://www.scoop.it/t/change-leadership-vision

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    This is yet another positive example of how smart, people-centered values, with decision-making driven down the chain and low hierarchy, can drive profitability and sustainability, even in one of the most traditional industries. ~ Deb

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 17, 4:24 PM

    This is yet another positive example of how smart, people-centered values, with decision-making driven down the chain and low hierarchy, can drive profitability and sustainability, even in one of the most traditional industries. More information on comparisons with other business models to follow. ~ Deb


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    Wirearchies = Adaptive, Two Way Flow of Power, Knowledge, with a Focus on Results

    Wirearchies = Adaptive, Two Way Flow of Power, Knowledge, with a Focus on Results | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    Harold Jarche features Chee Chin Liew’s presentation  to “building flows of information into pertinent, useful and just-in-time knowledge” so that...  knowledge can flow in order to foster trust and credibility...[a] foundation of a wirearchy.

       
    ______________________
       
    In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle.

        

    ______________________


    ....many companies today have strong networks...coupled with strong central control. Becoming a wirearchy requires new organizational structures that incorporate communities, networks, and cooperative behaviours. It means giving up control. The job of those in leaderships roles is to help the network make better decisions. 

        

    See the full Change Management Resources post via: http://www.scoop.it/t/change-management-resources



    Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    Holacracies, wirearchies and feedback rich cultures are one of the key ways organizations can adapt to disruptive change, or so it is beginning to look.   It will take solid leadership to change the nature of control and power in new millenium organizations, with unconventional larger organizations. like Zappos, leading the way.  ~  D

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    Critical Thinker's curator insight, February 25, 3:48 PM

    Communication flow drives forward movement and success! What are ways you can improve communications?

    Helen Teague's curator insight, March 6, 10:46 AM

    well worth the reading time.

    BhanuNagender's curator insight, March 7, 4:26 AM

     Manufacturers of Custom Shaped Cold Air Inflatables including Giant Character shapes and  Product Replicas also Rooftop Balloons specializing in custom inflatables for advertising, manufactured in Hyderabad city, India - http://www.inflatablecostumes.com

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    Are you a Nimble organization? Create an organizational DNA that views change as a constant.

    Are you a Nimble organization?  Create an organizational DNA that views change as a constant. | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    Excerpted, via Gail Severrini & the Change Whisperer:

    The authors of the current  Innosight study, “Creative Destruction Whips through Corporate America,” offer a warning to executives: “At the current churn rate, 75% of the S&P 500 will be replaced by 2027.”

    ....The Innosight study also proposes three questions that the CEO and executive committee should ask themselves. I found the second question to be arresting: “How fast do we have to change to maintain our position within our industry?”


    Read the full post on Change Management Resources

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    Replacing  "75% of the S&P 500 ...by 2027" is a huge pointer to what our learning is and needs to be for the months and years ahead.  ~  D

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 14, 3:36 PM

    Whether they are called strategic focus areas or 

    Strategy Realization Offices, leaders need information to help them guide their focus on their strategic imperatives and help them continually clarify their line of sight on getting to the benefits of their change promise and plans, allowing for course corrections along the way.  ~  D   

    Richard Platt's curator insight, February 25, 6:36 AM

    I only wish that more companies understood that this Change Thing is a requisite for corporate survival and thriving,....but many are just too afraid to change the way they think about change, let alone manage and be a leader with it....Too bad the market punishes those companies that don't embrace it.

    BhanuNagender's curator insight, March 7, 4:27 AM

     Manufacturers of Custom Shaped Cold Air Inflatables including Giant Character shapes and  Product Replicas also Rooftop Balloons specializing in custom inflatables for advertising, manufactured in Hyderabad city, India - http://www.inflatablecostumes.com

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    5 Examples of Companies Innovating with Crowdsourcing

    5 Examples of Companies Innovating with Crowdsourcing | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    "The rapid exchange of data needed to maintain competitiveness demands access to multiple, fluid sources of information. Crowdsourcing helps this happen."   The Scoop excerpts 3 examples:

        

    Anheuser-Busch (AB)– The world’s leading brewer, ...sought customer input to develop a brand more attuned to craft-beer tastes. Development of Black Crown, a golden amber lager, combined a competition between company-brewmasters with consumer suggestions and tastings; this project had more than 25,000 consumer-collaborators.


    Coca-Cola– Coke now uses a more open business model, assuming an increasingly prominent position in corporate crowdsourcing including its open-sourced “Shaping a Better Future” challenge.  


    Unilever– Despite its globally-recognized and respected research staff and facilities, Unilever understands the value of collaboration with innovative partners from outside the firm.


    Read the full post on Innovation & Institutions, Will It Blend? here:

    http://www.scoop.it/t/innovation-institutions-will-it-blend

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    Here are some current, corporate examples of crowdsourcing, which is also finding its way to government and non-profits as well.   Some say that anything corporate, or having top-down management of the project or guidance from an external organisation for solely commercial constructs is not crowdsourcing.

    Regardless, now that complex, adaptive systems has arrived as a part of the conversation, along with terms like  M4IS2  (Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making)  - crowdsourcing will have a chance to prove if it is a sign of our times, including concepts of creative destruction and reinvention. ~ D

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 20, 1:42 PM

    Here are some current, corporate examples of crowdsourcing, which is also finding its way to government and non-profits as well.   Some say that anything corporate, or having top-down management of the project or guidance from an external organisation for solely commercial constructs is not crowdsourcing.

    Regardless, now that complex, adaptive systems has arrived as a part of the conversation, along with terms like  M4IS2  (Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making)  - crowdsourcing will have a chance to prove if it is a sign of our times, including concepts of creative destruction and reinvention. ~ D

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    Shock of the New - 2014 Resistance Timeline

    Shock of the New - 2014 Resistance Timeline | Best of the Best - REVELN News | Scoop.it

    See the full list of January posts via  Change Management Resources
    http://www.scoop.it/t/change-management-resources ;

    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

    This quote applies:    "Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives, and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time." - Voltaire

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    Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 6, 3:38 PM

    This humorous timeline gives perspective and meaning to the shock of change, with a nod to Alvin Toffler, author of the classic Future Shock.   


    The quote shared is also meaningful, in the context of looking at your own adapt-to-change abilities and those of your peers:
    "Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives, and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time." - Voltaire


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