Creativity is vital for organizational success. How are online meetings affecting our ability to think in novel ways? We have all had our fair share of online meetings over the last year. And since these digital gatherings now can happen over a click of a button, many of us now have more meetings than we … Continue reading Are Zoom meetings making us less creative?
Covid-19 restrictions are still around. Rather than keeping these limitations in mind, now can be a good time to focus on what’s possible. There are especially five things in which the timing is great. Some might be less so when we finally return to our desks, so use your home office time wisely! 1. Expand … Continue reading 5 tips for staying on top of your game from home office
2020 was the year when how we lived and interacted with each other significantly changed. What will be the “new normal” after this? The road ahead is still quite foggy, but you might already need to think strategically different. We are all wondering what the world will look like after the pandemic, and how it … Continue reading A tool to predict post-covid behavior
When a company stops coming up with new ideas, innovation is at risk. Many companies are failing because intellectual bravery is either diminished or gone altogether. What is it, and how can we make sure to create a culture that embodies it? Continue reading Intellectual bravery is the new buzzword for innovation
Stay on top of your game and make a good start to the new year! I think these three books might help tremendously.
Book #1: Dream Teams and the Science of Breakthrough Collaborations by Shane Snow Continue reading 3 books you should read before 2021
What to do when important Covid-19 information gets drowned in other information? United Nations teamed up with “the other side”; the world’s artists. We have all seen them: rigid, classic messages from governments and organizations about how to avoid the virus to spread. It might have caught our eyes in the start, as these messages … Continue reading See what United Nations did to draw attention
Porfessor Adam Brandenburger noticed business school students getting frustrated when learning strategy. With good reason. As these students knew, rigorous analytical tools only helped them in understanding an existing business context, and not necessarily how the world will look like tomorrow. The classical tools are essential to learn, but they also equip future employees and … Continue reading Strategy needs creativity
These businesses are creating the future today. Fast Company has selected the 50 most innovative companies in this ranking, and we all have have somthing we can learn from them. You can browse by sector or get a brief overview of them all. I highly recommend you spend a few minutes on this page, either … Continue reading The world’s most innovative companies
This is my favorite problem solving exercise for teams. You only need 1 hour! Our fast paced work lives often demand getting to the solutions quicker, without spending weeks getting there. The company AJ&Smart is behind the “Lightening Decision Jam” workshop video, explaining how it effectively can “define problems, generate and prioritize ideas and then … Continue reading The problem solving super tool
People in key positions drive new thinking and innovation. But without the rest of the company involved, the chances are smaller to succeed. Harvard Business Review recently published the article “Real Innovation Requires more than an R&D Budget”. Having studied innovation for more than 25 years, Gina O’Connor believes that there is an overly narrow … Continue reading Real innovation involves your entire company