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On Joy, Creativity & Innovation

On Joy, Creativity & Innovation

In this Innovation Spotlight Series, we sat down with Dr. Marta Davidovich Ockuly, a creativity catalyst, educator, researcher and humanistic psychologist. Her research led to the first imagination-informed, human definition of creativity for 2020 and beyond. It has...

Leaders as Designers

Leaders as Designers

Innovation Minds sits down with Tamara Christensen, Founder of Idea Farm Co-op and Co-Founder of Mind Camp Southwest to explore how today’s Leaders can benefit from Design Thinking. I met Tamara Christensen, as she was facilitating a design thinking class at a CPSI...

Doing Better by Doing Good

Doing Better by Doing Good

Research demonstrating that those organizations that seek a higher, nobler purpose, indeed outperform those who put profit at the center of their business model.

Five Easy Ways for Teams to Innovate Every Day

Five Easy Ways for Teams to Innovate Every Day

"Innovate Every Day" Matters Most People like to say “Change is inevitable.” But that's not exactly true. Indeed, change comes as a result of intention, effort, and action. And Innovation demands all three - it won’t happen by itself. As many employees gear up to go...

Corporate HR

Corporate HR

When we think of innovation, we immediately assume this is about bringing in technology, certainly in this age of digital, Artificial Intelligence, and robots. Often we forget that HR has a key role in creating, maintaining, and managing skills orientated towards innovation.

Tenets of a Perfect Employee Engagement Solution – A Researcher’s Diary

Tenets of a Perfect Employee Engagement Solution – A Researcher’s Diary

Recently the Team Innovation Minds has embarked on a mission to find out the tenets of a Perfect Employee Engagement Solution that every organization should strive for. Who else would be better than our own clients to listen to and understand What Clients Want? It was a fascinating and eye-opening sprint to not only understand the needs of the customers we serve but also to design the GPS for our 2022 roadmap of our Employee Experience SaaS Platform. It may be greedy to keep these wonderful insights to ourselves, so we are sharing them with all of you here. Are you game?

Six problem-solving mindsets for very uncertain times

Six problem-solving mindsets for very uncertain times

Six mutually reinforcing approaches underly their success: (1) being ever-curious about every element of a problem; (2) being imperfectionists, with a high tolerance for ambiguity; (3) having a “dragonfly eye” view of the world, to see through multiple lenses; (4) pursuing occurrent behavior and experimenting relentlessly; (5) tapping into the collective intelligence, acknowledging that the smartest people are not in the room; and (6) practicing “show and tell” because storytelling begets action (exhibit). Let’s dive in.

How to Keep Disengaged Employees Engaged

How to Keep Disengaged Employees Engaged

Employee engagement is a key factor in the success of any company. It is an important concept that can be measured and improved. Employee engagement is the level of motivation, commitment, and enthusiasm that employees have for their work.

Product Management Report

Product Management Report

Product Management is never a low priority. But a new normal of post-COVID-19 gives us a chance to pause, reflect, and get excited about the possibilities to uplevel Product Management to a holistic Planning and Portfolio Experience. So we asked top PMO Leaders and Innovators from major companies one question: What’s happening in Product Management right now that you’re most excited about? With that insight and our own market research, we were able to identify the top innovation trends in Product Management and have put together this assessment for you to quickly discover where you are and where do you want to go in your own journey of transforming your Product Management.

The growing traction of skills-based organizations!

The growing traction of skills-based organizations!

Skills-based organizations have a more agile and employee-centric approach to work where employees are valued for their skills rather than their job title, level, or educational qualifications. It is a new operating model of work where employees are matched to tasks and projects based on skills, capabilities, and interests. Focusing on skill sets instead of job experience can help organizations optimize their existing talent pool. Skills-based organizations are moving away from traditional job structures and adopting agile talent development strategies. They have flatter, team-based structures with leaner job architectures, i.e. , fewer levels and job titles as well as broader pay structures.

Project Management Report

Project Management Report

Employee Engagement is never a low priority. But a new normal of post-COVID-19 gives us a chance to pause, reflect, and get excited about the possibilities to uplevel Employee Engagement to a holistic Employee Experience. So we asked top HR Leaders and Innovators from major companies one question: What’s happening in Employee Experience right now that you’re most excited about? With that insight and our own market research, we were able to identify the top innovation trends in Employee Experience and have put together this assessment for you to quickly discover where you are and where do you want to go in your own journey of transforming your Employee Experience.

Get S*** Done Now: 8 Tips for Project Management Success

Get S*** Done Now: 8 Tips for Project Management Success

"Project Management Success." That's a phrase on one could ever argue with. In fact, if you're reading this now, surely that phrase is what attracted you. Not the more colorful beginning of the title - of course not! No matter what your job title, if you are...

Pandemic Survival Skills – Our Top 5 Tips from the Wilderness

Pandemic Survival Skills – Our Top 5 Tips from the Wilderness

Pandemic survival skills? One great place to learn from is real-life survival experiences. So let me begin with a story about the time my friend and I set out on a transformative adventure of survival in the wilderness. It was a cold weekend in 2006. We were out...

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