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Growing Together – Synthetic Teamwork

Growing Together - Synthetic Teamwork

In Henry Mintzberg’s 1994 landmark book, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, the author calls for a new method to create effective strategies. He notes that, “Strategic planning isn’t strategic thinking. One is analysis, the other is synthesis.” Mintzberg draws a definitive line between those that create strategy and those that devise the plan, arguing that the two are ...

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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 Truth Behind the Faster Horse Myth

According to legend, Henry Ford scoffed at market research and what we now call Consumer Insights, proclaiming, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” While there is a certain degree of wisdom in this statement, it has been misquoted to justify bad, hubris-inspired product failures by too many corporate egos.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Running an Ideation Program

One of the first misses in an employe ideation system is not tracking ideas in the first place. There are a few reasons that this is important. First, building the organizational skill to effectively manage employee ideas takes time. It’s rare that a program to become an overnight success. For that reason, leveraging a maturity model for idea management is a good way to understand progress. But you need...

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