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Clayton Christensen: How Pursuit of Profits Kills Innovation and the U.S. Economy - Forbes

Clayton Christensen: How Pursuit of Profits Kills Innovation and the U.S. Economy - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it
Image by Getty Images via @daylife "Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.” John Maynard Keynes In an interesting talk at the Gartner Symposium...
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The Paradox Of Chaos

The Paradox Of Chaos | Business change | Scoop.it

"We strive for order, both in our professional and personal life.  Without order, there would be mayhem and bedlam throughout our world.  We would live life in a perpetual state of turmoil and upheaval.  It would be a world ruled by confusion and chaos…and constant change.

However,...“The things we fear most in organizations – fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity.”  -Margaret J. Wheatley"

 


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The balance between order and chaos matters! Nice article.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 24, 2:33 AM

This post by DCulberhouse is interesting. The Paradox of Chaos is an apt title - change, doubt and confusion on one hand and opportunity for invention on the other.

However, in dealing with children and parents one needs to be very careful. A stable emotional environment is vital to build confidence in children. Thus the values that underpin operations need to be explicit and maintained. The partnership with parents must be developed, nurtured and maintained.

The greater understanding of how children learn, the influences of digital technologies and broader societal changes are all bringing pressures to bear, challenges to tackle and advantageous opportunities for schools.

Our challenge as educational leaders is to keep the values and human interactions stable and positive, analyse and take advantage of the opportunities as they arise and carefully explain these opportunities to parents as they develop.

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Thanks David and Allan for great insight!!
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Neuroscience and organizational change – providing the evidence

Neuroscience and organizational change – providing the evidence | Business change | Scoop.it
In Hilary Scarlett’s Melcrum article of February 2013, Neuroscience – helping employees through change, she described some of the insights neuroscience is bringing to why people find organizational change difficult, and more usefully, what we c

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Understanding of how our brains are wired offers huge possibilities for transformation - but only if transformation leaders inform themselves!

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John Michel's curator insight, May 22, 4:49 PM

Neuroscience, the study of the nervous system including the brain, is set to transform our understanding of how people respond to the world of work. If we can understand the brain better, then we can help organizations, leaders, and all employees work more efficiently and effectively. 

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Robert Steele: 'Open Source Everything' for Revolutionary Change - YouTube

Ex-CIA spy, Robert Steele, presents his vision of a New Story which has 'Open Source Everything' as its basis. We need to create a world brain - a deliberative dialogue world brain and become citizen intelligence 'Minutemen'. We are at the end of an era in which lies can be used to steal from the public and the Commons. We are at the beginning of an era in which truth in public service can restore us all to a state of grace.

Robert was filmed at the New Story Summit: Inspiring Pathways for our Planetary Future, which took place at the Findhorn Foundation and Community in Scotland in September 2014

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Provocative, but well worth reflecting on.

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"The truth will set us free," there is no doubt that the technologies of information and communication technologies (ICT) are a two-edged sword, we must use the edge to help grow the company. It will help us see the video:

“Ex-CIA spy, Robert Steele, presents his vision of a New Story which has 'Open Source Everything' as its basis. We need to create a world brain - a deliberative dialogue world brain and become citizen intelligence 'Minutemen'. We are at the end of an era in which lies can be used to steal from the public and the Commons. We are at the beginning of an era in which truth in public service can restore us all to a state of grace.”

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The practice of system leadership

The practice of system leadership | Business change | Scoop.it
System leaders often do not see themselves as such, believing that any successes they achieve are due to working behind the scenes rather than leading from the front. But given the unprecedented challenges facing the NHS, the system needs leaders who can motivate staff and managers to work differently, across service and organisational boundaries. That is the only way to meet the needs of the growing number of people with complex and long-term conditions, many of whom rely on care and support from different services.
This report draws on the experiences of 10 senior leaders to look in depth at the skills needed to be a system leader. The 10 individuals are from different backgrounds and work in different contexts, and give some very candid reflections on their successes and failures. But they share a track record of having tried to bring about change (not always successfully) through using ‘soft’ power, enabling others to see and deliver the changes that are needed.
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What the NHS has learned about delivering system-wide change.

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The Value of Incremental Innovation | Innovation Management

The Value of Incremental Innovation | Innovation Management | Business change | Scoop.it

In my first article in this series, I talked about the continued, and often misplaced, focus of corporate innovation leaders on developing disruptive innovation efforts. My basic argument within the article was the while “Big I” innovation can be a valid driver of growth. However, few companies are in the right position or have laid the appropriate groundwork to support and develop new, groundbreaking ideas, especially in the context of the existing organizational culture.
In this article I want to talk about the value of incremental innovation and why companies should often focus on this, rather than driving as hard as they can to come up with the next breakthrough product or service. Incremental improvements aren’t always cool, but over time they can drive significant business results.

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Incremental change is valid too - contributes to a forward mindset.

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Gary Bamford's curator insight, May 21, 3:03 AM

Or in the words of Yoda - "if no mistakes you have made, but losing you are. A different game you must play"

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Women over 55 best suited to lead transformational change, finds PwC - People Management Magazine Online

Women over 55 best suited to lead transformational change, finds PwC - People Management Magazine Online | Business change | Scoop.it
HR encouraged to expand traditional definition of talent

Employers are being urged to look beyond traditional talent pools as businesses face a stark shortfall of strategic leaders able to deliver successful transformation.

According to research from PwC’s consulting business, just 8 per cent of senior managers have strategist attributes required to affect change.

Of the 6000 European professionals surveyed, the largest proportion of strategist leaders were found to be female and over the age of 55, an area of talent often “overlooked,” said Jessica Leitch, people and organisation consultant at PwC.

These females were more likely to be able to see situations from multiple perspectives, employ positive language and exercise power courageously, according to the analysis.
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Women over 55 most likely to have strategist qualities ~ PwC

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Innovation Excellence | Changing the World – Step One

Innovation Excellence | Changing the World – Step One | Business change | Scoop.it
So, if we’re hoping to change the world, our world, whether that is with a big W or a little one, where should we begin?

Let’s begin by painting a background for the landscape of organizational change.

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Change involves working on several processes simultaneously. Here's 4 big ones!

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An Innovation Reinvention for Incumbents

An Innovation Reinvention for Incumbents | Business change | Scoop.it
Established firms do not have to develop innovative capabilities entirely from scratch. By following a path blazed by designers, they can develop homegrown innovation processes and a culture of creative thinking.
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Become like design thinkers to refresh innovation in your enterprise.

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How to Make Complicated Problems Very Simple

How to Make Complicated Problems Very Simple | Business change | Scoop.it

 7 paradigm shifts for making a complex problem into a simple story that moves action!.

  1. Make sure you frame the reader, customer, donor or voter as the hero. You—the writer, the speaker, the company, the organization—are never the hero.
  2. Play the role of guide for the hero. Let your company, brand or organization assist the customer in winning the day. Give them the key information, encouragement or resources they need.
  3. Define the problem clearly. Don’t use vague language. Keep it short and simple.
  4. Define the solution clearly. Again, don’t use vague language. Paint a picture of what the world could look like if your solution was accepted.
  5. Let each person know their role in the struggle to achieve success. Give them ownership.
  6. Call the customer to action. People won’t take action unless they are asked to. Make the Call to Action clear.
  7. Let people know the consequences of not taking action. Without knowing the consequences, there’s no tension in the story.
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Good communication depends on simmering complex ideas down to their essence and expressing them clearly. ~ Donald Miller

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Champ frogs - A Change Agents manual

An overview for change agents: how to be an influencer using the 10 intrinsic motivators of the Management 3.0 Champfrogs model.
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Bursting with ideas and follow-up references, a great slide deck on Mgt 3.0 from Jurgen Appelo!

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Digging for hearts and minds across the globe at Rio Tinto

Digging for hearts and minds across the globe at Rio Tinto | Business change | Scoop.it
When Sam Walsh became CEO of Rio Tinto in January 2013, he was charged with moving the company forward following a humbling 2012, which saw the demise of his predecessor, Tom Albanese, after company write-downs of US$22 billion in two years.
From the outset, Walsh was clear that he wanted all employees to act as owners of Rio Tinto, making decisions they would make if they owned the business. It is this mindset that Hugo Bague, group executive of organisational resources, has been tasked with overseeing over the past two years.
“We had a health problem with the company [when Walsh joined],” admits Bague. “We had to restore the balance sheet, drive for results, and create real value for shareholders – we knew we couldn’t just do that by putting hard metrics in place, to create sustainable value we had to work on the culture too. It’s an easy thing to say but for it to be authentic, you need to translate what this means to every employee.”
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Useful real life case study lessons on culture change from Rio Tinto Org Resources Director.

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Top 10 Project Management Challenges

Top 10 Project Management Challenges | Business change | Scoop.it
Balancing all the elements of a difficult project – time, money, scope and people – is the project manager’s responsibility.
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From the Sparks of Hope and Frustration: Towards a New Sustainable Economy

From the Sparks of Hope and Frustration: Towards a New Sustainable Economy | Business change | Scoop.it
That we need to be playing a different game is becoming increasingly recognized. Even mainstream commentators like the FT's Martin Woolf are calling for new and radical approaches in the running of our economies. Isabel Sebastian picks up this challenge with great gusto, and makes a great case for promoting Wellbeing Economics as a means of re-framing the game of economy and commerce. She includes practical proposals for the business and policy agendas -- and how we can look beyond CSR to create the dynamic space for genuine business and economic transformation.

Transformation necessarily requires us to rethink our institutions, including our legal frameworks -- do they adequately support our aims, or do they hinder the changes we need to make?
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'Change we must -- if we are to make the necessary transition to a sustainable world.' ~ Michael Townsend

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Michael Townsend alert us “Transformation necessarily requires us to rethink our institutions, including our legal frameworks”, and challenges us “do they adequately support our aims, or do they hinder the changes we need to make?”

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“LEADING CHANGE”….through dissonance!

“LEADING CHANGE”….through dissonance! | Business change | Scoop.it
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Loosely translated from the French this means “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. In the words of Machiavelli, “There’s nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in introducing a new order of things”. These quotations point out two basic and somewhat opposite concepts about change: No change is final….Change is difficult. As a leader leading change should expect resistance upfront, develop strategies to deal with it, and ALWAYS communicate, empower, communicate, empower….and repeat rinse!
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Ideas for cracking organisational inertia.

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The Strategic Narrative: A Better Way To Communicate Change

The Strategic Narrative: A Better Way To Communicate Change | Business change | Scoop.it

If you think your company’s strategy conversations should only take place at the most senior level, you could unknowingly be crippling your company’s bottom line. Research shows that companies whose members have a clear understanding of where the organization is headed and how their daily activities contribute to the success of the organization consistently outperform the competition. When communicating change within your organization, senior leaders need to relay company goals and strategy to all employees, and the most effective way to do this is through a strategic narrative


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People can only change behaviours when they know why, and what's in it for them!

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Is EQ Vital for Change? • Six Seconds

Is EQ Vital for Change? • Six Seconds | Business change | Scoop.it
“Many people in organizations find that change provides both challenges and opportunities, but often the negative part can overshadow the positive outcome at the other side of the change moment. And yet, change is a constant, in both life and work. How can we learn to navigate the emotions change brings up more positively, so that growth can be the outcome?” Tim continues, “Change is growth, it is never meant to take us down. Companionship enables us to handle change far better.”

So if change can lead to a better outcome in the future, why do so many people resist it?
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VITAL signs that help the change process.  Interesting case study.

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Research says that we can thrive from traumatic change as much as we can be setback from it. More and more we find ourselves in the midst of transformation in this VUCA world. This article gives some great perspectives on this. Love this graphic! Enjoy!


“Many people in organizations find that change provides both challenges and opportunities, but often the negative part can overshadow the positive outcome at the other side of the change moment. And yet, change is a constant, in both life and work. How can we learn to navigate the emotions change brings up more positively, so that growth can be the outcome?” Tim continues, “Change is growth, it is never meant to take us down. Companionship enables us to handle change far better.”

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Why Attitude Always Matters from Technology to Healthcare

Why Attitude Always Matters from Technology to Healthcare | Business change | Scoop.it
It’s All About Attitude

One of my company’s board members is also one of the Internet’s earliest pioneers. In the past few years, I have had the opportunity to hear him tell stories that are instructive, but also mind blowing. At one meeting, I recall him sharing an example of what he learned about product marketing and branding. Because of his humble style, I almost miss the product reference. Wait, I think, did he just share how IBM’s ThinkPad name was conceived? Yes, and much more.
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All the technology and money on the planet won’t enable you to meet people’s expectations if you don’t have the right attitude. –John Patrick

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Accenture Digital: 7 Digital Business Transformation Lessons

Accenture Digital: 7 Digital Business Transformation Lessons | Business change | Scoop.it
Digital transformation is changing the way we work and live, yet for many people the term digital transformation is still widely misunderstood. "As businesses transform by trying to understand how to deliver better products and services, digital steps in with the set of tools and techniques to get it done," says Mike Sutcliff, (Twitter: @MikeSutcliff) one of the top digital business thought leaders and group chief executive of Accenture Digital. Sutcliff says that digital transformation, defined by Altimeter Group as a "formal effort to renovate business vision, models and investments for a new digital economy", is all about restructuring industries and keeping up with blurring lines between businesses because even if you are not doing it, people in your industry are.
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Great resource on where it's at with digital transformation, via @ValaAfshar

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The Full New York Times Innovation Report

The New York Times' Innovation Report in its full-color version that was handed out to employees.

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An innovation case study unfolding in real time!

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The more you read of this report, the more you can learn and apply

 

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añada su visión ...

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Reframing the Game: On the Pivotal Role of Business in Driving Societal and Systemic Transformation

Reframing the Game: On the Pivotal Role of Business in Driving Societal and Systemic Transformation | Business change | Scoop.it
The world faces enormous challenges, from poverty to food security and climate change. For too long business sat on the sidelines, unable or unwilling to be part of the solution to these systemic challenges. This is changing -- as the limitations of governments in resolving these critical issues becomes increasingly apparent, as citizens increasingly demand change, and as the cost of inaction starts to exceed the cost of action.

The drive to meet these challenges comes not only from a moral standpoint, but also with a strong commercial imperative -- and that is why a growing number of enlightened businesses are stepping up to the plate.
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Unilever CEO on better change for a better world.

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Creativity, Innovation, and Storytelling For Business Success

Creativity, Innovation, and Storytelling For Business Success | Business change | Scoop.it

“We're taught to think that all great minds think alike. While this may have worked during pre-21st century industrial times, this is no longer the case today”


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We're hardwired for stories since cavemen. A 21c communication necessity for change, for sure!

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 13, 11:17 AM

Now here's a piece coming from the worlds of creativity and education about the necessity for storytelling -- but it is directly applicable to business.


As you read the article by Menno van DijkLaurie Kemp, whenever the words "education" or "school" are mentioned, simply substitute the word "business" and you'll get their points. 


The authors discuss research from the journal of Creativity And Innovation Management. The focus of the research was how storytelling skills build creativity and innovation abilities. There's even a link to the original research article that you can download for free.


And a business's competitive edge today is in creativity and innovation, right? In fact, that's the competitive edge for the US economy in the global marketplace.


The research focuses on storytelling in schools. But if it's good for students, it's good for business.


The take away? If you are in business of any size, training in storytelling could be a key to your sustainable future. If you are a consultant or coach, adding storytelling skills to your repertoire could keep your pipeline fed (but get trained in storytelling first, please).


Storytelling, creativity, innovation -- go forth and prosper!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Could You Graduate From Harvard With Just A Windup Computer?

Could You Graduate From Harvard With Just A Windup Computer? | Business change | Scoop.it
Social change always comes slowly; it can be achieved neither through top-down strategies nor bottom-up campaigns alone. Instead, it must occur simultaneously and on multiple levels. The major players, the $100 million budget organizations that dictate the industry strategic agenda, must collectively step up. They must use their influence to shape discussions around development and gently lead their donors toward more sustained, significant investments. Smaller organizations, too, must make a stronger effort to be heard, to share what they have learned on the ground, and to be honest about what it really takes to eradicate poverty.
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Fascinating article by Jacob Lief about shifting philanthropy mindset to make sustainable change a reality. #iambcyouare, HT @NadineHack, Ubuntu Community

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The Circular Economy: Winning Brand For Sustainability!

The Circular Economy: Winning Brand For Sustainability! | Business change | Scoop.it

Hazel Henderson ` "We all live in “mediocracies” whatever our country’s form of government.  We live in “attention economies” where brands, keywords and media trump politics, economics and culture in what Marshall McLuhan called “our global village”.  Today we see countries following Britain’s branding in the 1990s as “Cool Britannia,” such as China’s promoting “The Chinese Dream” and the “circular economy”.

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"The growing prominence of the “circular economy” brand is a breakthrough in public understanding of sustainability." ~ Hazel Henderson, HT David Conner

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The eight essentials of innovation | McKinsey & Company

The eight essentials of innovation | McKinsey & Company | Business change | Scoop.it
Since innovation is a complex, company-wide endeavor, it requires a set of crosscutting practices and processes to structure, organize, and encourage it. Taken together, the essentials described in this article constitute just such an operating system, as seen in Exhibit 2. These often overlapping, iterative, and nonsequential practices resist systematic categorization but can nonetheless be thought of in two groups. The first four, which are strategic and creative in nature, help set and prioritize the terms and conditions under which innovation is more likely to thrive. The next four essentials deal with how to deliver and organize for innovation repeatedly over time and with enough value to contribute meaningfully to overall performance.
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McKinsey on leading practices of high performing innovation companies, examples of 8 key practices. 

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The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company

The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company | Business change | Scoop.it
No single innovation tool or method will deliver consistent, profitable breakthroughs, and neither will a hodgepodge of misaligned or poorly integrated practices. It takes a systematic approach to build a systemic capability—whether that is Amazon’s logistics prowess or the near-flawless service you receive as a guest at a Four Seasons hotel. So it is with innovation. Skills, tools, met­rics, processes, platforms, incentives, roles, and values all have to come together in one supercharged, all-wheel-drive, race-winning innovation machine.

So what are the parts of the innovation engine that most often get left out? Here’s our list of the top five:
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Lots of #innovation sense from Gary Hamel & Nancy Tennant

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Ian Berry's curator insight, May 3, 1:20 AM

Some good insights. In remarkable workplaces every day innovation is the norm and people are truly empowered like at Nordstrom, the US department store, where they have a rule "Use your best judgement at all times." and there are no other rules

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, May 4, 6:06 AM

Great article in HBR by management guru Gary Hamel and Nancy Tennant (VP Whirlpool) on what they call the 'retooling of innovation' in organisations and what is needed to do so successfully.

 

Without spoiling the whole article, in their opinion the requirements include innovation ~ leaders and employees, definition, management process and metrics.

Emilio Ruano's curator insight, May 5, 8:03 PM

Innovation is a culture that must be nourished. Buen artículo sobre las bases para que una empresa sea inovadora en su totalidad.