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Five ways HR can develop innovation cultures in large companies

Five ways HR can develop innovation cultures in large companies | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that innovation is vital to a company’s long-term success. In fact, a recent IBM study (IBM, 2010) of over 1,500 global CEOs found that ‘creativity’ was the number one most important capability for achieving their ambitions

 

Yet many large companies will secretly admit they don’t have the capabilities to innovate continuously. The result of this is that the majority of what they release as ‘innovations’ do not excite their customers, so much so that an astonishing 96% of all innovations released by companies fail to make a positive ROI (Doblin, 2013).


But the good news is that innovation is actually a process that can be trained, and creating a corporate environment which actually encourages innovation is something in which HR departments can play an integral role.

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JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:50 AM

HR can lead the charge for innovation.

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Are apprenticeships the way to create a truly meritocratic education system?

Are apprenticeships the way to create a truly meritocratic education system? | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Educational inequality is on the rise in Britain. The Sutton Trust recently found that the achievement gap in the UK is substantially larger today than it was for children born 40-60 years ago, while a report published last year by Unicef ranked the UK 25th out of 37 countries for inequality when it comes to education. The findings of both these reports present worrying revelations for those working within the training and education sphere.

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How to manage a sloth (and other animals in the Process Zoo)

How to manage a sloth (and other animals in the Process Zoo) | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Learn how to identify, and manage, the different process animals that make up your organisation, and find out about the damage that may be going unnoticed if they are left to their own devices
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How to use the new 70:20:10 rule for knowledge sharing

How to use the new 70:20:10 rule for knowledge sharing | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

I discovered a new rule for knowledge sharing, the 70:20:10 rule. In any given company 10% of the employees is willing to actively share their knowledge. About 20% of the employees is willing to share knowledge if they are invited, and 70% will not share knowledge at all, they are just consumers.

 

I found these figures in working with our corporate clients who use Easygenerator as a way to facilitate knowledge sharing between their subject matter experts. So these numbers are not scientifically proved, but they are something to consider when you are investigating or implementing any knowledge sharing project.


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Marta Torán's curator insight, February 10, 3:30 PM

La regla 70:20:10 sobre cómo se comparte el conocimiento en las organizaciones.


El 10% comparte el conocimiento de manera activa - "El voluntario"


El 20% necesita un empujón. Comparten el conocimiento si son invitados - "El capaz"


El 70% se limita a consumir el conocimiento generado por otros -  "El perezoso"


 


Gran explicación de Kasper Spiro

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Lifelong Learning Is Good for Your Health, Your Wallet, and Your Social Life

In 2015 Doreetha Daniels received her associate degree in social sciences from College of the Canyons, in Santa Clarita, California. But Daniels wasn’t a typical student: She was 99 years old. In the COC press release about her graduation, Daniels indicated that she wanted to get her degree simply to better herself; her six years of school during that pursuit were a testament to her will, determination, and commitment to learning.
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donhornsby's curator insight, February 8, 8:57 AM
The reasons to continue learning are many, and the weight of the evidence would indicate that lifelong learning isn’t simply an economic imperative but a social, emotional, and physical one as well. We live in an age of abundant opportunity for learning and development. Capturing that opportunity — maintaining our curiosity and intellectual humility — can be one of life’s most rewarding pursuits.
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10 Rules That Will Help You Win Negotiations

10 Rules That Will Help You Win Negotiations | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
I used these rules when I bought a car, a kitchen -- and when I bought a company and sold another. So can you.

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10 Common Negotiation Mistakes: Pitfalls to Avoid When Sealing a Deal

All successful managers need to negotiate, whether it's to hammer out the terms of a contract, to gain people's agreement in a meeting, or to agree deadlines with team members.
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Seven steps to better brainstorming 

Seven steps to better brainstorming  | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Most attempts at brainstorming are doomed. To generate better ideas--and boost the odds that your organization will act on them--start by asking better questions.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 3, 2:34 AM

'Think outside the box" doesn't cut it! But brainstorming can really change things up if done effectively...

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Don’t get in the way of your own strategy execution

Don’t get in the way of your own strategy execution | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Find out the most common paths to failure - and how to avoid them
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Shakespeare’s Characters Show Us How Personal Growth Should Happen


Norman Mailer once wrote that there is a cruel but just law of life that says we must change or pay an increasing cost for remaining the same.

As a leadership scholar teaching in a business school, I encounter leaders daily for whom this “law” is a very real and disquieting one. They know what will happen if they don’t make the changes to their businesses, but they are not so sure what they should do to support those changes. Is it about learning how to run more effective team meetings? Or how to be better listeners? Or adopting a different leadership style to bring about a shift in organizational culture?


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Stuck Down a Learning Hole? Try This Action Learning Matrix - People Development Network

Learning without action means stopping halfway and action without learning is only going halfway. There is a solution in an interplay between them

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How to be a good negotiator (and why it is so important)

How to be a good negotiator (and why it is so important) | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Negotiation; one of the most important skills in profitable business.

No other skill gives you a better chance of optimising both your own success and the profitability of your deals. Most people believe they are good negotiators - but I challenge that perception.

Denial, ego, experience, familiarity amongst others are the more obvious barriers to thinking differently about how to build agreements.

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What good does it really do us to be reflective?

What good does it really do us to be reflective? | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

What is so important about reflecting? What good does it really do us to be reflective? 

 

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(From the article): Reflection allows us to go longer and deeper. Reflecting is about the themes and values behind or underneath what we do and who we are. Spending time in reflection is not about mastering what we find. It is more about recognizing how the underlying reasons of our lives master us.
 
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How to get your team and your boss to love your good ideas

How to get your team and your boss to love your good ideas | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Have you ever had a new idea?

When you introduced it to your team and your boss did they embrace it with open arms? Was there a feeling of joy and excitement about the possibilities of the brighter future that your idea could command?

For most of us, regardless of whether our idea is good or bad it’s more likely that we’ll be met with nonchalance, indifference or barriers like, “that’s not how we do things here”.

The truth is that most people are apprehensive about change. We like routines and systems and are uncomfortable with the uncertainty of the changes that any new ideas might bring.

So it’s no surprise that your team isn’t overjoyed at the prospect of your latest idea. They see you as the spreader of uncertainty. Even if your idea has the potential to make their work easier, quicker or more impactful, it’s likely that in their opinion “it’s working just fine as it is - and doesn’t require changing”.
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5 Elements of Compelling Written Communications

5 Elements of Compelling Written Communications | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Are your written communications helping others achieve the results you want? Business leaders must get things done through others, and this process depends on effective communication. As Sir Winston Churchill once said, communication is the difference between leading and managing.

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Why Cross-Pollinating Your Work, Works

Why Cross-Pollinating Your Work, Works | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
In the 1920s a gentleman by the name of Dick Drew worked as a sandpaper salesman at the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company.

One day Drew was thinking about the challenge of painting a car — it wasn’t a specialty of his but he could appreciate the problem. What he did know inside and out was sandpaper, and he intuitively realized that sandpaper could help solve the problem. What he needed was a roll of sandpaper without the sand.

This became known as masking tape and it transformed more than just how we paint cars.

Presently we call the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company 3M, and Dick Drew’s insight in the early 1920’s wasn’t an anomaly, it is the type of innovation that has defined 3M as a company. What made them so consistently creative and innovative?

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David Hain's curator insight, February 13, 5:38 AM

Innovation needs the exchange of ideas. Obvious - or a relatively hidden big idea?

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Social and Emotional Intelligence on Display at Work

Social and Emotional Intelligence on Display at Work | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
In this article, we explore the importance of developing and displaying emotional intelligence in our personal social media communications.

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Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

There are many models of emotional intelligence, each with its own set of abilities; they are often lumped together as “EQ” in the popular vernacular. We prefer “EI,” which we define as comprising four domains: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Nested within each domain are twelve EI competencies, learned and learnable capabilities that allow outstanding performance at work or as a leader (see the image below). These include areas in which Esther is clearly strong: empathy, positive outlook, and self-control. But they also include crucial abilities such as achievement, influence, conflict management, teamwork and inspirational leadership. These skills require just as much engagement with emotions as the first set, and should be just as much a part of any aspiring leader’s development priorities.

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5 Ways a Mentor Can Fast track Your Career

5 Ways a Mentor Can Fast track Your Career | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
THE LESSONS, CONNECTIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT MENTORS PROVIDE ARE INVALUABLE, OFTEN ACCELERATING THE CAREERS OF GRADUATES AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS STARTING OUT IN MANAGEMENT
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This is How Successful Managers Are Keeping Their Employees Happy

This is How Successful Managers Are Keeping Their Employees Happy | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Successful managers motivate employees while also creating a stable, enjoyable working environment. With managers increasingly considering employee engagement, why is the number of engaged employees still so low?
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Leadership: The Power Of Stories And The Problem Of False Narratives

Leadership: The Power Of Stories And The Problem Of False Narratives | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Former CEO of Herman Miller, Max De Pree, once said, "The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality." 

In my decades of training and coaching, I have helped many leaders harness storytelling to bring about success. In his observation that good leaders “define reality,” Max De Pree’s important insight is that reality does not define itself. Experienced leaders recognize that truths obvious to them may not be widely understood throughout their organizations. Reality requires interpretation, and narrative work animates that effort.

Every organizational culture contains diverse narratives that compete for dominance and credence in its stories. Our latest presidential election offers a dramatic illustration. The competing narratives on the right and left were not merely different, they were incommensurate, rejecting each other’s basic premises, straining shared meaning to the breaking point. Effective leaders develop consensus for stories that motivate and inspire while remaining grounded in reality. For your own story, or that of your organization, here's what to keep in mind to keep it grounded in reality

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David Hain's curator insight, February 3, 2:40 AM

Sensemaking is a leader's first task, but it needs thinking about because it is easy to connect people to the wrong narrative...

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22 Mindfulness Exercises, Techniques & Activities For Adults (+ PDF's)

22 Mindfulness Exercises, Techniques & Activities For Adults (+ PDF's) | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
People who meditate are happier, healthier, and more successful than those who don’t. Those amazing benefits of practicing meditation and mindfulness make you want to try it yourself.

Good chance you have already tried meditation or mindfulness before. Maybe you decided – after a few frustrating attempts – that you must be one of those people with an errant mind that just won’t follow instructions. This is a limiting belief. Like any skill, mindfulness takes practice. Try it again!

Now don’t roll your eyes. Sometimes the only thing standing between our goals and us is a little bit of direction. Hopefully, this article can provide the direction you need to give mindfulness a try in your own life or in your therapy or coaching sessions. Let’s dive in!

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David Hain's curator insight, February 3, 2:44 AM

Lots of mindfulness resources here - don't knock it until you've tried it!

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9 Keys To Building Trust And Increasing Influence

9 Keys To Building Trust And Increasing Influence | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
The more trust people have in you the higher your influence

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 1, 9:23 AM
The world is ready for a new type of leaders, one who is trustworthy, and transparent in everything that they do. If you can adopt these nine habits, it will help you on the journey to inspiring trust in yourself, building teams that will follow you anywhere and deliver outstanding results.
 
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Managing Difficult Personalities  

Managing Difficult Personalities   | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Taking a lead in handling difficult situations and difficult people can be the hardest part of any management role. In this article, the authors outline ways in which to handle such people and situations to ensure a better outcome for all.
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When Facing Pressure, Don’t Just Try to Survive; Learn to Thrive!

When Facing Pressure, Don’t Just Try to Survive; Learn to Thrive! | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

In today’s hypercompetitive world, we all face significant pressure to perform. We want to be our best when it matters most. But something happens when the pressure rises. In too many cases, we get in our own way and perform far below our capabilities.

When we’re under pressure, we can think about the situation in one of two ways—either as a threat or as an opportunity. Seeing the pressure situation as a threat cripples our performance. Seeing the pressure situation as an opportunity helps our performance.

Here’s the problem: Our reflexive, instinctual reaction is to perceive pressure situations as threats. While this fight, flight, or freeze reflexive reaction serves as valu­able protection to survive physical threats, it hurts us when applied to most modern-day pressure situa­tions where the threats are psychological in nature.

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How Hobbies Can Make Us Better Managers

How Hobbies Can Make Us Better Managers | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Want to become the best possible manager you can be? Then you’ll want to pursue hobbies that can boost your management skills
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