Innovation

How Have I Failed Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010

We should expect to encounter many failures along the way of transformative changes. How many ways can failure work for you? Read about introducing the concept of "failing is a good thing" into your meetings to lead your organization.

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Temp Workers: Key to Knowledge Retention, Innovation

Posted by on Oct 31, 2009

How can you integrate and retain the experience and knowledge of talented temporary employees? Check out 6 ways to optimize contract employee performance in the Yoh white paper, to create an environment where temporary and permanent employees work together.

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Boost Performance By Doing Good

Posted by on Sep 25, 2009

How can you motivate your top talent to spur growth and renewal? Research by Sylvia Ann Hewitt, economist and member of the World Economic Forum Council, suggest - Altruism. Read examples of how corporate programs make good business and give back to their communities!

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New! Improved! But, Do You Know Who Cares?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2009

Too often innovations are useful to the company but not the customers or clients they aim to serve. In organizational change, the evaluation step is called a Stakeholder Impact Analysis. Read why and how this activity is an important step for the groups and people affected by the innovation or change.

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A Lesson from the NBA: Test the Product & Consult the Players

Posted by on Jan 15, 2009

What can we learn from NBA and the failure of a synthetic basketbll that was tauted as a union of revolutionary design and breakthrough material? Read why you need to test the product introduced and consult your users for reviews to reduce blockages to success!

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Understanding Wikis

Posted by on Oct 15, 2008

How can wikis play an innovative role as a social software in your organization? Read this white paper from Ziff Davis to allow you to make informed decisions!

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For the record, Wikipedia has some roots in Chicago

Posted by on Sep 15, 2008

Wikipedia - founded in 2001, interactive encyclopedia, voluntarily authored in 250 languages, over 5 million articles, among the 15 most trafficked Web sites in the world, generates no revenue, relies on donations. Check out Brad Spirrison's article that traces wiki to Chicago.

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NPR: Social Networking Technology Boosts Job Recruiting

Posted by on May 31, 2008

National Public Radio [NPR] presents LinkedIn as a social networking technology for recruiting and the retained executive search trade. Read the story on how to use LinkedIn as the primary means to finding opportunities.

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The High Cost of Turnover

Posted by on Apr 30, 2008

Just how much does turnover cost a company? According to Families and Work Institute experts, it cost about 75% of a non-managerial worker's annual salary and at least 150% of a manager's annual salary to get replacements! Are you taking care of your employees?

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Tap Into Your Creativity: Set an Idea Quota

Posted by on Oct 15, 2007

Leaders are expected to be creative but few receive training to help them learn or unleash their creativity. Try this technique, by Michael Michalko, on setting an idea quota!

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