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?
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
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
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
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
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
“While innovation exists on an organizational level, the level of creativity is individual”, noted Oldham and Cummings in 1996. Although there has traditionally been a focus on individuals within creativity, the term is to a growing extent placed within a collective setting (Nijstad and Paulus 2003; Kurtzberg and Amabile 2016). Nevertheless, King asserted that while … Continue reading A little geeky note on creativity