Tag: "innovation"

New School Performance Process Design: Opportunities and Cautions

Well known companies such as Microsoft, Motorola, Gap, Expedia and GE have made, or are in the process of making, the move away from rating past performance and toward more frequent, meaningful conversations aimed at driving ongoing improvement, development and realizing potential.

Seeking Organizational Resilience? Trust is a Must

It has been said that the amount of resilience shown by an organization is the product of both the personal abilities of individuals in the organization and the degree to which those people feel supported and comfortable in the organization. This holds true whether that organization is a family, school, community or any other group that has some common interests—such as the workplace.

Welcome to The 2020 Workplace: Attract, Develop and Keep Top Talent

Across every industry, information has been democratized, and today’s employees now expect access to it in order to contribute fully and effectively. However, when we look at the majority of organizations, all of this valuable and relevant activity is happening outside of the organization, and the needs of employees are far surpassing the abilities of the organization to provide for them.

The Impact of Introverts and the Quiet Revolution

Is it possible that introverts are poised to take over the world—or maybe just the workplace to start? The reality is that introverts make up at least one third of our workforce, and yet it’s clear that while our society recognizes outspoken extroverts as successful business drivers, we undervalue the innovative contributions that our quieter and less visible employees make.

How then do we acknowledge and enable quiet competence to breakthrough in our workplace?

Fear Freezes the Free Mind Factor: Finding the Path to a Culture of Helping

What does the free mind factor bring to work? Quite simply, everything.

However, it thrives only in certain situations or environments—typically characterized by creativity, innovation, collaboration, originality, and lots of new cool ideas; you get the idea. All of these words relate to the ability and willingness to make new things happen that have and bring value.

Onboarding with Innovative Intent: A Tale of First Day Realities

Onboarding with Innovative Intent: A Tale of First Day Realities

You never get a second chance to make a first impression and first impressions are often difficult to change. Innovative onboarding should be a workplace norm, however, the reality is more divisive.

The Four Keys to Increasingly Complex Change

Change is no longer interpreted in terms of being gradual, steady, progressive or linear; rather, the defining terminology revolves around the lexicon of hyper-fast, disruptive, transformative or non-linear. Consequently, the rules that have traditionally tried to encapsulate the phenomenon of change are also going through multiple revisions rapidly as past becomes an increasingly irrelevant predictor of the future.

Coming (and Going) Careers in the Second Machine Age?

The world of work is being transformed as we enter a new phase of the “age of the machine.” With disruptive technologies pushing the frontiers of automation, some of the comparative advantages humans have traditionally enjoyed relative to technology are eroding.