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
Here’s a few tips to get the most out of online meetings. In these Corona virus times, those of us who can work from home is increasingly depending on online meetings. A big problem is that this remote setting tends to distance us from the meeting itself. Getting people to pay full attention in any … Continue reading Virtual meetings: How to engage your team
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
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
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
Don´t you want to finish that project, re-connect with that friend, start that new thing, or maybe make that idea into reality? Taking that first step is daunting, leaving most of us to postpone – or never do it. Here´s a quick tip on how to begin! Put your critical thoughts aside, and say as … Continue reading The time is now!