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?
Although this year has brought quite a few challenges, many of us have found ways to work around them. We are also left with the realization of how critical adaptability is in order to thrive in a changed personal and business environment. For most of us, that is highly dependent on being a part of … Continue reading 2020 taught us the importance of flexibility
Communicating wisely in uncertain times may create the foundation you need to stay future proof. Smart business leaders know that their employees are – alongside their product/service – their most valuable asset. When uncertainty becomes the new normal, it’s time to step up the communication game. Here’s my tips for strengthening value in the midst … Continue reading 5 key communication tips during difficult times
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
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