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Innovation Strategies for Creating a Culture of Innovation

 We know we need to innovate to stay ahead of the competition, and companies try many innovation strategies to stay in front. There are innovation competitions, idea jams, hackathons, and websites for innovation practices. Although these innovation strategies generate a lot of great ideas do they contribute to a sustainable culture of innovation? Ultimately, your…

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Create Organizational Change by Encouraging Deviance

One of the most powerful organizational change methods does not require much support from management—in fact, it could even be hindered by a management mandate. This occurs because often seemingly insignificant changes in behavior can profoundly affect organizational performance. Yet those key, high-leverage behaviors usually cannot be determined by outsiders like management or other experts.…

Identifying Change Behaviors in Organizational Change Planning

Changing behavior is the heart of organizational change, so, I when I am getting started on an initiative, like to keep focused on the question, “What will people do different?” This helps sort out what matters from abstract concepts or technical conversations. To that end, I’ve been in a lot of organizational change discussions where…

Better Ways to Generate Innovative Ideas

How often have you been in a meeting where someone, often your manager, said, “let’s brainstorm some ideas?” If you are working in a professional position, probably a lot. After the suggestion is made, people start tossing out ideas. But, did you know that research over the last two decades has consistently demonstrated that this…