Category: Psychology

Not ALL employees embrace autonomy. Some fear it. It doesn’t make them bad employees, but we need to be careful when assuming that if research showed that employee autonomy improves creativity and productivity, then it is true for all employees. Before giving autonomy to an employee, we must assess whether that employee has a positive attitude towards autonomy or not. Continue reading

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Innovation is Human

In many ways organizations are like humans, and others have described organizations and organizational change in biological terms before. But this biological context applies to innovation as well, and I’d like to put it forward quickly in simple terms. Continue reading

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A core principles of Judo is is maximum efficiency, minimum effort. Directly resisting a more powerful opponent will typically result in defeat, but redirecting their momentum and power can make it possible for weaker opponents to beat significantly stronger ones. We can often apply similar strategies in innovation, and use the cause of a problem to solve it. In this way, the problem becomes the solution. Just as we… Continue reading

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Changing the World - Step Two

Are you and your organization ready for change? Too often organizations define the change effort they want to pursue without first identifying whether there are people, resources, legislation, etc. present that must be in place before the change effort can begin. We will explore… Continue reading

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Learning from the past mistakes or successes of ourselves or others is a powerful tool for innovation. To do this effectively we need to find underlying insights that can transfer from one domain to another. Looking at innovation through the lens of cognitive, memory and behavioral biases is a powerful to see patterns, and useful generalizations that allow hard reasoned insight to be broadly reapplied. Continue reading

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Top 10 tips to building and delivering a great product or business pitch for every innovator Continue reading

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Matthew Griffin sits down with the CTO of one of Europe’s largest utilities to understand what advice he’d give a Twentieth Century organisation trying to inject Twenty First Century DNA into their organisation. Continue reading

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