It’s not always easy overcoming the resistance to new ideas. Believe it or not, friction is the key . If you have an idea or an innovation you want to introduce to the world, you might already be quite familiar with people being less enthusiastic about it than yourself. According to a new book, it’s … Continue reading Got a great idea? Here’s how to get people on board
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
Informal conversations stand for 1/3 to 1/5 of all innovative initiatives. We normally set up meetings and work groups when starting a new project. Within four walls, fixed settings and colleagues we often know well, we work together to reach the best results. It´s easy to forget that informal settings may aid just as much … Continue reading Smalltalk might be your next business strategy
Teaming up with colleagues you normally wouldn’t think would benefit your line of work? It seems far off – but it can also spark favourable outcomes across the company. The international design and innovation company IDEO found out that teams working together across functions and work together daily has a 38% increase in success rates. … Continue reading The “odd” connection you need to try
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
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