Strategy needs creativity

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

Why knowledge sharing should be your #1 priority

According to one study, 60 % of employees have had difficulties getting their colleagues to share information that’s vital to their work. That can be detrimental on many levels. We’ve all experienced it. Withholding or concealing information is still widespread, perhaps due to fear of losing power or the status you get from knowing “unique” … Continue reading Why knowledge sharing should be your #1 priority

A note on team diversity

In a group setting, there’s a basic psychological need to make sense of each other in relation to one self.  Team diversity therefore poses challenges to group interaction and synergy. Van Knippenberg and Schippers propose to look at group diversity as two perspectives (2007). First, the information perspective looks at diversity at broadening the pool … Continue reading A note on team diversity

A playful take on plastic

The family run organization Less Plastic UK has made a twist to the seriousness of plastic littering. Literally. Although being dead serious, Amanda Keetley from Devon, Great Britain, has made her environmental focus stand out by being playful. Other organizations might have made you feel bad or even bored by constantly focusing on guilt, the … Continue reading A playful take on plastic

Why you need to know about absorptive capacity

For creativity and innovation to manifest within a company, absorptive capacity is key. Organizational learning and knowledge creation ultimately help shape a company’s ability to innovate. Especially the knowledge flows across networks positively affect the organizational capabilities. But this knowledge creation are often restricted to parts of the organization sharing the same education and background, … Continue reading Why you need to know about absorptive capacity