Category: People & Skills

A Singular Pillar of Productivity

Productivity generates profit. No argument. But it has two sides – it can be achieved through maximization by increasing output with constant resources (machines and people) or through minimization with constant output and decreasing machines and people. And the main pillars of both flavors are data, tools, and process. Continue reading

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Mitch Ditkoff defends brainstorming in the wake of a trend of ‘brainstorm bashers’. Continue reading

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We invite you to Kim Chandler McDonald’s weekly interactive forum — to read and collect your comments on “An Innovator has an Obligation to…” We hope you’ll join the conversation! Continue reading

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Top 10 Eureka Moments: Shower, Sleep and Drive

When do you get great ideas? In a small research survey, 211 managers and professionals from all over the world described as a LinkedIn-comment their eureka or AHA-moments. Continue reading

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What The Karate Kid Teaches Us About Innovation

When you start an innovation activity, don’t spend time looking for the method or tool or framework that promises immediate results that won’t fail. Spend time developing skills on basic innovation tools – like trend spotting, gathering customer needs, creative thinking, idea generation and so forth. Continue reading

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It takes more than just an Innovation focus to succeed. Ad Age reports on Walmart’s on sustainable innovation. Continue reading

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We invite you to Kim Chandler McDonald’s weekly interactive forum — to read and collect your comments on “An Innovator has an Obligation to…” We hope you’ll join the conversation! Continue reading

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