Category: Time Management

Three Innovation Clockspeeds

The pervasive lack of enthusiasm or even awareness of time in regards to innovation is a constant source of amazement for me. In organizations transfixed by time, speed and efficiency, innovation and product development are often the slowest out of the gate, the longest efforts to accomplish and seem completely unrelated to the real world. Continue reading

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I like Dave Snowden’s thinking on innovation – starvation, pressure, and perspective shift. Here’s what it means to me: Continue reading

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How long will it take?

How long will it take? The short answer – same as last time. How long do we want it to take? That’s a different question altogether. Continue reading

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Making Time for Innovation

A very good friend of mine works for a large, global company with multiple locations around the world, many of which are run as “hot desks”. He is in a position of responsibility, and often finds himself travelling to a different destination on the other side of the world at short notice. It’s the kind of business where looking for ways to innovate is very important.. Continue reading

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Job Pressure, Priority and Innovation

I have been corresponding with a chap involved in an interesting new company in Ethiopia. He asked me the following question, “…as the team is an ad-hoc one, sometimes our progress stands in the middle of the road due to pressures and priorities from other job responsibilities.” I hear this kind of question often.. Continue reading

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An Innovation in HR Policy

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The Middle Term Enigma

Short term is getting shorter, and long term is a thing of the past. We want it now; no time for new; it’s instant gratification for us, but only if it doesn’t take too long. A short time horizon drives minimization.
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