Ideo's Innovation Survey

Top Takeaways from Ideo’s Survey on Innovation

Global design firm Ideo identified six factors that are key to innovation in business. Here’s a discussion of those six factors plus how companies can improve their innovation strategy for success.

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Organizational Culture Conference Keynote

I’m excited to be a keynote speaker at CultureCon in Madison, Wisconsin. CultureCon is a top organizational culture conference that you should considering attending if you are passionate about workplace culture and the powerful impact it has on organizational growth and results. Here is my story about why I wanted to be a part of…

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5 Top Conferences About Organizational Culture

We engaged a researcher and author to identify the top five conferences in the US about company culture, organization culture, workplace culture, employee engagement, etc. Here the the five most prominent organizational culture conferences she identified for this year. These conferences could be great opportunities for any leader seeking to improve and leverage the benefits…

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6 reasons to host a design thinking or innovation event within your organization

There are more benefits to hosting design thinking sessions or innovation events than just the innovation work output that is produced at the event. When done well they can have a uniquely positive impact for the organization’s culture of innovation and for your people. Go beyond “innovation theatre” and design an invent that can have…

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The 7 Things Every Innovation Center Should Have

Many of the organizations we work with on a culture of innovation focus want to set up an innovation center or lab. This can actually be done in just a day with basic materials. Use a design thinking innovative mindset to get into action quickly with a prototype for your innovation center that you could…

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Five Reasons Why Your “Old School Industry” Needs to Care About a Culture of Innovation

Innovation isn’t just about the latest technology trends.  It doesn’t happen just because you have a ping pong table, exposed brick walls, and a keg of the latest craft beer in the breakroom.  It happens because you have the right culture in your organization.  Culture is about the people.   Let me explain. Today was…

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Training Quotes

Training Quotes for Learners and Leaders Take a look at 30 of my favorite training quotes I use for educating and training on topics of creativity, innovation, action-taking, growth mindset, innovative thinking, motivation, adapting to change, future visioning, leadership, design thinking, applying new technologies, etc. Click through the slideshow to see the quote visuals or…

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From peer-to-peer technology to the blurring boundaries of lifestyle

The notion of technological convergence between media, consumer electronics and IT, saw its first light in the mid of 90s: both the dot-com accelerated growth and the internet bubble, at the turn of the new millennium, were rapid catalysts for technologies to come together. But it’s in the new millennium where the industries merged, and…

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7 Trends for Organizational Innovation and Learning

In the report on 15 Practices of Innovation Leaders for Creating Cultures of Innovation, I identified the most common themes in organizational innovation and learning from my interviews with over 100 innovation leaders at larger organizations. I wanted to identify the key techniques these individuals use within their organizations and share that for others to…

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Mindset for Innovative Thinking

The Innovation Thinking Process There are specific innovative thinking mindsets that come from the world of design thinking. These design thinking mindsets are attitudes to use as you innovate and you can apply them with a variety of frameworks or processes that you choose to use. The three sticky notes featured on the cover of…

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