Don’t forget to sweat the SMALL stuff.

This article is written by invited guest author Mike McDowell. When it comes to innovation, the biggest is not necessarily the best, especially when it comes to ideas. Over the course of my professional life, I’ve spent large chunks of time invested in pursuing both large scale, disruptive innovations along with extremely small scale, sustaining…

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User Experience: 6 Expert Success Tips

This user experience success tips article is written by guest UX author Eric Olive. Introduction In 5 Tips For Overcoming Resistance to User Experience, we explained how to begin building an in-house culture centered around customer engagement and inject a user-centered mindset into your organization’s culture. In this piece, we present six expert tips for…

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Utilizing Performance Improvement (LEAN/SixSigma) and Human Centered Design to Improve the Healthcare System from the Patient Perspective

The healthcare ecosphere is rapidly evolving with hospitals and health systems trying to keep up. Reimbursements are dropping, value based care is becoming a reality, and consumer (i.e. patient) expectations of services have risen and evolved over the last several years. Given these and other challenges, it is no wonder healthcare leaders are turning to…

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Healthcare Innovation Resources

We want to help you innovate to help patients, our healthcare systems, and medical products with our healthcare innovation training resources. View my favorite healthcare innovation slideshares to help you learn quickly and visually through clicking through well designed presentations. Identify trends for transformation in healthcare, and see new technologies you may be able to apply…

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What a cat can teach us about learning to innovate again

I was thinking about people who work in very traditional or bureaucratic organizations. I was thinking about how they can develop the skill to be more innovative and entrepreneurial. It is a different world to be given the “right way” to do something, and to do it again and again like a modern factory worker…

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5 Elements from Startup Entrepreneurship Programs for Fostering Effective Learning Environments

Have you ever learned about a successful product, only to complain that you had that idea several years earlier? Have you ever looked back after several months only to wonder where the time has gone and why you didn’t make progress on some idea or goal? There are many reasons this happens to us, but…

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5 Tips For Overcoming Resistance to User Experience

This article sharing tips to overcome user experience resistance for a more user-friendly corporate culture is written by guest UX author Eric Olive. A strange thing happened on the way to the bank; the check evaporated. Here’s what happened. I conducted successful interviews and contextual inquiry (CI) in Latin America as part of a larger user experience…

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Innovation Skills for the Future: Insights from Research Reports

Review these research insights for the most important job skills in 2022 and beyond. Last Updated: March 2022 In this article, we will highlight prominent research studies whose findings showcase the most important 21st century job skills needed for the future of work and organizations. The future is now as these innovation skills are needed…

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The Instructional Power of Creativity, Design and Empathy in High School Curriculum

Written by Charles James It is time to connect our classrooms and students with the world. Food for the Soul When you walk into the large basement of the church and look at the faces and ages of the group, you are looking at the reality of homelessness in Washington, D.C. Each person’s story and…

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How to use Design Thinking to Design an Innovation Lab

Written by Emily Cruz What is an Innovation Lab? Before we dive deep into how to design an innovation lab, let’s take a moment to think about what an innovation lab is and what it means to a growing organization in today’s world. In a broad sense, an innovation lab is a physical space dedicated…

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