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Digital Transformations: What It Takes to Overhaul Established Organizations

Change is hard, especially if it involves the digital overhaul of a sprawling organization. That was a point on which five digital transformation …

Innovation

Want to Have More Productive Meetings? Stanford Researcher Says Invite Fewer People | Inc.com

Cancel all meetings that have more than seven people attending.<p>There are many ways to make a meeting more productive, but according to recent research out of Stanford University, the most productive meetings have "seven, plus or minus two." In other words, between five and nine people. Any more …

Time Management

Flow-based organizational design accelerates digital transformation

Designing experiences for flow and continuous motion is an emerging trend in its infancy. Designing organizations for flow is not even being …

Innovation

Here’s how many people can be in a meeting before it’s unproductive, according to Harvard

Meetings are at peak production level when there are fewer people involved — specifically, no more than eight, according to Harvard Business …

Management

How to Collaborate When You Don’t Have Consensus

Photograph by Andriy Popov / Alamy<p><i>Note: Parts of this column are excerpted from Adam Kahane’s books, including</i> Collaborating with the Enemy <i>and</i> …

Management

How a Corporate Board Member Can Influence Innovation in Their Company

I was on a panel recently sponsored by the NACD, the National Association of Corporate Directors. I was joined by Diego Rodriquez, Global Managing …

Innovation

The Myth of the Intrapreneur

The Post-It note. Facebook’s “like” button. The Sony PlayStation. These products are all held up as legendary examples of the power of intrapreneurship — entrepreneurial creativity and innovation within large, established organizations. Since the term was coined in the 1980s, intrapreneurship has …

Innovation

Beyond The Sticky Notes: Aligning Innovation with Corporate Strategy

When we’re trying to innovate within a large corporation, it can often feel like we’re in a foreign country where no-one speaks our language.<p>No …

Innovation

How to Have Shorter, More Productive Client Meetings

Preparation is key.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s that time again: the weekly meeting with one of your clients.<p>If you’re tired of watching the clock and thinking about the work you could be doing as your client lists off requests, it might be time to …

Time Management

IDG Contributor Network: The phases of digital transformation

Enterprise leaders are learning that digital transformation isn’t really about transforming from one thing into another—there is no end state.Rather, …

Innovation

How 3M and Cisco use "Technology Platforms" to Inspire Innovation

How to Use and Re-Use Technology to Get Long-Term Business Growth<p>As an advisor and consultant to some of the world's largest and most innovative companies, over the past few years I've seen a dramatic shift within the C-Suite.<p>Today's executives recognize the urgency to explore and invest in …

Innovation

Form, deliver, disband: The power of temporary innovation teams

When teams are firing on all cylinders, great things happen. Consider all the people and skills that came together to bring us Moonlight and La-La Land. But when a team trips over itself, the results are less great. Like… oh, I dunno… maybe WARREN BEATTY ENDS UP WITH THE WRONG ENVELOPE. …

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Deep work: how to prevent collaboration clusterf*#k

The workplace dynamic is always changing to maximize performance. First, it focused on the individual: HR does performance reviews for individuals, we are hired as individuals, fired as individuals, etc. A few years ago, the focus shifted towards teams: Put together amazing teams and amazing …

The Workplace

4 questions to ask yourself when you have to make a big decision

You can’t always predict the consequences of your decisions, but you can ask questions to gain a better understanding of what’s right for you.<p>For me, decision making is one of those things that I haven’t gotten better at with age. While I might know more than my younger self, I’ve also realized …

Management

How to Make Sure Good Ideas Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle

In 2007 Joseph Golan, a division leader at Elop, an Israeli electro-optics company, faced a challenge.<p>As an experienced manager, he knew that his manufacturing and operation division’s success depended on getting creative ideas from his employees. But he also realized that the existing system was …

Employee Engagement

11 Proven Habits of Highly Innovative People

What we call innovation is really a way of looking at the world and finding a place in the patterns where improvement is possible.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest success stories always hinge on innovation and creating breakthroughs no one else …

Creativity

Your Company Needs an Innovation Culture, Not an Innovation Team

You don't become an innovative company by hiring a few people to work on it while everybody else goes through the motions.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When was the last time you came across an organization with a digital department? I’m willing to bet it …

Make Your Next Meeting Super Productive With These 5 Powerfully Simple Strategies

Don't waste everyone's time with meaningless meetings -- there are already enough of those. Instead, plan ahead using these strategies.<p>In a survey some years ago, Microsoft found that people spend 5.6 hours a week in meetings and that 71 percent of American workers said that the meetings they …

Time Management

How To Sell Innovation Strategies To Your C-Suite

Embracing digital transformation can be a tough leap of faith for some C-suites. How do you gain buy-in when that's the case?<p>There's no doubt about it: The era of digital transformation -- which in a nutshell amounts to the infusion of digital technology into every aspect of the business process -- …

Customer Experience

The Highly Effective, Counterintuitive Way to Stumble Upon Your Next Brilliant Idea

Don't ask for great ideas only when brainstorming solutions to challenging problems.<p>When brainstorming, we typically ask people to give us their best ideas. But what if the path to finding great ideas is to intentionally find start with terrible ones?<p>Think about the world prior to vaccines. What …

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How Companies Are Using Web Services to Make Meetings Efficient

There are dozens of new web apps that make meetings much more productive.<p>5 min read<p>Meetings have been such a long-standing problem with business that they’re the butt of endless jokes. These days, though, effective companies use a variety of different services to keep their meetings short and to …

Every Problem is an Opportunity for Innovation

Sometimes you can snatch an innovation victory from a problem or a potential business defeat.<p>Japan Railways East is one of the world’s largest rail …

When Solving Problems, Think About What You Could Do, Not What You Should Do

On a Saturday night in Modena, a picturesque city in one of the most well-known culinary regions of Italy, a couple and their two young sons dined at the three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana. The father ordered for the family “Tradition in Evolution,” a tasting menu with 10 of the …

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How to Manage 'Wild and Unpredictable' Creative Chaos in Business

Jon Kolko tackles the topic of creative clarity in a new book.<p>"Most companies don't really know what creativity is, so they can't benefit from it," says Jon Kolko, founder of Austin Center for Design, "and when they try to inject creativity into new methodologies such as design thinking, the result …

Creativity

Where Does Successful Innovation Start? Mindset

<b>Published Date:</b> 2018-04-24 11:22:12 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation, Innovation Culture, Strategy <b><br>Title:</b> Where Does Successful …

4 Types of Innovation (and how to approach them)

Albert Einstein once said, “if I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would spend 19 days to define it.” Good advice.<p>Innovation is a particularly sticky …

Innovation Happens When You Question The Status Quo

The customer today is an extremely powerful stakeholder and this holds good for any company. This is true irrespective of the industry, geography or …

The new ROI for digital innovation

Innovation has had a bigger brother moving into the house next door; Digital Technology and between them, they have been busily knocking the walls …

Innovation

3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Innovation Curve

Innovations can seem less like an opportunity and more like an onslaught. Here's how to brace for the impact.<p>Technology has been innovating at a rapid pace, disrupting industries by doing everything from scaling connected car services to implementing facial recognition. Businesses and leaders have …

Innovation