As you know, the rate of change is increasing as technological advances sparked by innovation create new and better products.  These four new innovations have broad application and an ability to truly transform our lives. 1.    Collaborative Innovation—Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence…

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Leading companies are changing the way that they are doing things in response to competitive pressures and advances in technology.  Here are some of the areas that are experiencing change. Corporate Culture Less focus on hierarchical reporting, more on teamwork.…

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  “If we don’t measure what we’re doing, we’ll never know the outcome of our actions.” - Michael Stanleigh It’s pretty much a standard practice to apply measurement in quality management. For example, we apply measurement of quality work processes…

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Solving today’s productivity puzzle is the key to countering the big challenges facing many organizations including an aging workforce, strained government budgets, inequality and threats to the environment. “Productivity is the ultimate engine of growth in the global economy” said…

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If you are looking for an engaging and fun way to spark innovation among employees you will like this idea that I call; “Lion’s Den.” This interesting employee event is loosely built on the concept of the television shows, “Shark’s…

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An Innovation Centre of Excellence is a business unit that touches the entire organization; collaborating with departments to foster a culture of innovation and establishing internal processes to sustain it. Many organizations that we deal with globally speak well of…

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Many of us have had great ideas or visions. But our dilemma is really: What do we do with them? In our HR management role, how do we get more ideas and visions from all employees? And how do we…

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Creating a culture of innovation starts with your hiring process. Hiring for innovation presents new challenges to traditional hiring practices and requires nothing less than an innovative approach. Let me share with you examples of companies that have found successful…

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Projects and Programs are managed in a world of certainty. Innovation is managed in a world of uncertainty. However, there are opportunities to combine these into the creation of new products and services for your customers. To do this we…

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In some cultures it’s quite common to answer a question with a question. It seems rather silly, but if you think about it, this simple technique can really help you gain clarity and understanding about the subject you are discussing.…

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