Tag Archives: people

For Whom Do You Create New Products?

According to AcuPoll more than 95-percent of new products fail each year. This harrowing statistic should sound an alarm, one that says the way we approach the conceptualization and launch of new products does not work. Every year, billions of dollars shrivel down to zero. Careers and jobs lost. So much talent and energy gets wasted in the misdirected compulsion ...

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Talent, Design and Execution

A Perspective on Innovation from Football I like sporting analogies for business, especially football (soccer).  Football is known as the beautiful game, not just because it is often spectacular to watch, but for its glorious unpredictability.  Who have could have foreseen that Leicester City could win the English Premier League at odds of 5,000/1?  Or that Manchester United could win ...

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Innovation in a Box

Adobe Kickbox

Unleashing Entrepreneurship in Your Organisation Fancy being the CEO of your own company without the bother of management and regulatory red tape? Just you, maybe a fellow founder, coffee and sweets to sustain and nourish your great idea. And you get to keep your day job. It almost looks too good to be true but this is the reality at ...

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The Key to Greater Organizational Agility

The Key to Greater Organizational Agility

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts of it to create agile change or agile marketing or other such things. Sure agility sounds like a good thing and sure agile marketing sounds like it must be better than regular marketing, but is it? What is agility really?

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Measuring Change Readiness

During the course of any change initiative many different challenges will appear, and the most successful change efforts will anticipate those challenges and have a plan for dealing with them. Part of that anticipation begins with identifying how ready the organization is for change. The Change Planning Toolkit™ is designed to assist your change planning team by making the planning process easier with its collection of 50+ frameworks, methodologies and other tools. One of the keys to change planning success is carefully identifying the prerequisites for change, including:

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The Big Change Management Lie

The idea that people always resist change is a lie, and it is extremely damaging to organization's seeking to increase their organizational agility. The truth is that people only resist changes that they either do not understand or for which they do not interpret there to be benefits great enough to offset the costs of their participation. The truth is also that the natural response to a potential change in an organization is greatly impacted by the level of trust in an organization.

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Uncomfortable: Getting Real about Workplace Change

You’re dressed in the clothes you wore as a 14-year old: wrists exposed by sleeves too short, and too narrow to bend properly at the elbow. Shoulders squeezed, waist cinched. Would you find that uncomfortable? You’re on a crowded bus, moving at speed along a road pitted by potholes. Only your grip of the suspended plastic strap keeps you from...

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