Category: Leadership & Infrastructure

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What’s your next “luxury problem”? Consider this: Your competitor’s new product or service spells far more reason for celebration than for regret. Continue reading

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We’re leading an Innovation Excellence Research study to evaluate whether and how employee engagement increases the efficiency of innovation programs. The research aim is to answer three key questions… Continue reading

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People who need jobs done and people looking to earn extra money can find each other without anyone in the middle. The result is a cheaper, more streamlined process and a new era of talent. Those same forces are now about to disrupt highly paid consultants as well. Continue reading

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Recently, a client of ours asked us to recommend a structure to integrate design competency into their organization. We performed a quick audit of existing structures. From this audit, we developed this graphic that associates structural integration to role of design and impact to business. Continue reading

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Who Blocks Innovation?

As an innovation consultant whose company works with a lot of large corporations, the psychic dissonance associated with innovation can be quite challenging. By that I mean there’s a lot of demand for innovation, but not a lot of passion. Continue reading

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While most of us work on the day-to-day operational details and focus on hitting the metrics, we often assume that there must be someone in the company that is thinking about the future. Whether we assume it’s the board, senior executives or perhaps the corporate strategy team, we somewhat believe that somewhere above our level, both the foresight and plans exist to stave disruption, capitalize on new opportunities and figure out exactly how the company needs to change to either survive or achieve the next paradigm of growth. This, however, is a fallacy that lands organizations and individuals in a lot of hot water. Continue reading

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Alex (Sandy) Petland, Data Scientist

It used to be that successful organizations thrived because they knew how to do a few things really well. They honed their skills and continuously improved at specific tasks. Techniques like Six Sigma helped them achieve amazing precision and minimize errors. The problem is that these techniques also limit your ability to take in new information. Continue reading

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