Do careers still exist? Can Career Development and Innovation link together as strategies? Are careers easier to plan or harder than ever? What can people actively planning their career learn from the best in the world of innovation? Over the last 20 years, we have seen seismic shifts in the workplace. The past, present and future of work are very different environments. Success in one era will not lead to success in another. So what has changed in the world of work? It helps to get … [Read more...] about Career Development and Innovation – The Missing Link For Success
Jacqueline Byrd looks at our capacity to innovate. Dr. Jacqueline Byrd--the brains behind the CREATRIX Assessment explores Creativity, Risk Taking and Innovation-- What do they all have in common? How do you assess them? How does understanding your own creativity and risk taking help you in your every day life? What gets in the way of businesses being creative and taking risks? Why is a simple exercise like introducing yourself in a new way so difficult--what does that … [Read more...] about The Capacity to innovate
Innovation, is it a burden or opportunity when things are difficult? This morning I was reading an article in Business Week about the need for organizations to cut back on innovation (article). The article starts with the opening line "When times get tough, one of the first things we do is think about what we can do without, like cutting latte consumption from five a week to two" with which I totally agree. However an assumption in the article drives the reader to believe that INNOVATION … [Read more...] about Cut or increase innovation in a recession?
Executive innovation – creating the culture Ever heard your people say… “What we need in this organization is innovation” or “Creativity will give us the edge”. Executives and leaders often utter these words with little realisation of the difficulties of bringing about a fundamental shift in the behaviour necessary to create an innovation culture across the organization. “We can empower people to bring new ideas, we’ll run some workshops on creativity” if only it were that simple. But … [Read more...] about Innovation creating an organizational wide culture of executive innovation