So it’s now 2012! Time for New Year’s resolutions. And more change. But how do we make change stick?
The goal of organizational change is to embed a new process, attitude or technology. That is, make organizational change stick.
You’ve done the planning, communicating and supported the organization’s transition.
As the consultants pack up their bags to move [...]
Sometimes the best way to fire up your imagination is to take a walk. In this article, Jonathan Halls talks about getting away from your office space to generate ideas.
Since 2006, Fortune surveys have ranked Apple number one in innovation and, in 2008 and 2009, also named Apple as the most admired company in the United States. In March 2008, Forbes ranked Apple number one of the top ten companies admired for innovation. Apple’s innovations have revolutionized the way we use computer, phones, music and movies. What can we learn from them? Read further.
Trust is a key ingredient in creating an innovative organization. Employees will not follow your example and become an innovative group of workers unless they trust you. Not to be one-sided, you need to be able to trust your staff. It also becomes important that trust is fostered between your staff and other divisions. It’s both vertical and horizontal. And it’s not easy. Find some guidelines and tips inside the article.
To lead an innovative organization, your employees need to understand your vision. Your vision is important for them as they navigate away from the rule book and into innovation territory. As a leader, make sure you communicate your vision and purpose effectively. This article has some tips to do just that.
Innovative organizations exist when employees have the freedom to be creative and develop new ideas, products, services and ways of doing work. If you’re planning to lead innovation in your workplace, look at the organizational environment. It will either inspire creativity, or inhibit it. Although it will be hard work, as a leader, you have an opportunity to create an innovative environment.
Poor leaders inspire poor performance. Staff take on the characteristics and attitudes of their supervisors. Given these norms, find out more about the importance of behavior as you lead innovation in your organization. What could you improve?
Does your organzation exhibit an environment of innovation? Do you as a leader and worker foster creativity for your staff or within your teams? Look to this article for some circumstances you may be overlooking that may be holding back the creativity and learn how to change.
Creativity skills are essential for business leaders and workers and important if you want to improve your personal quality of life. And the great news is that creativity is achievable! The ICE Creativity model is easy to understand and will allow you to have an edge over your competition.
Traditional time management classes usually fail because they’re based on principles suited for yesterday. A, B and C lists worked OK yesterday in an era when life was predictable and we had a degree of control over our lives. Today we need to be more intelligent about getting work done.