Author Archives: Jorge Barba

Want To Hire Innovators? Here’s How You’re Dismissing Them

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Most organizations are not set up to hire innovators, rather they filter them out. Why? Because they follow the tried and true solid advice for making good hiring decisions: hire for culture-fit. To hire for culture-fit is to hire for comfort, the short-term, sameness; to keep optimizing what is rather than creating what’s next. The problem with hiring for culture-fit ...

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How To Think What No One Else Thinks

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Want to think what nobody has ever thought? Easy,question assumptions. There comes a moment in time where everyone agrees with everybody about pretty much everything. For any sized organization that are focused on creating a culture of relentless innovation, hardened dogma is an innovation obstacle they must overcome.

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For Innovation: Culture Trumps Office Design

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Innovation Labs, either accelerators or corporate bunkers, are now becoming commonplace. As a result, workspace design is booming. Workplace design exerts a powerful force on behavior, but what is its direct influence to innovation? Beyond the initial jolt of excitement it effects on employees, we don’t actually know what happens to office employees after such re-designs?

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