As you can imagine, I spend a fair amount of time keeping up with changes and challenges faced by industry and business in the fields of change management and innovation. So I’m constantly on the lookout for information and news that may impact behaviour and best practice across organisations.
Here’s a pick of what I’ve been attracted to this week:
In particular, the C-suite are not successfully managing and communicating change, with less than a third (30 percent) of employees saying that changes are well-implemented at their organisation. The 2014 Towers Watson …
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… in the early (April–July) or late (August–November) dry season. This fact has driven the prevailing approach to fire management in northern Australia – that of extensive early dry season burning to pre-empt intense late dry season fires. … Although such a shift in fire season is thought to be good for biodiversity, including mammals, there may be more insidious changes that have taken place. For example, retired Kakadu ranger Greg Miles has suggested that a …
This year in the Fixes column, we’ve looked at 60 or so ways that people are trying to change the world. Some of these projects are successful, some partially successful, some are failing in ways we can learn from, and some …
Speaking at the Sustainable Innovation Forum, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, SABMiller Peru managing director Fernando Zavala stressed the increasing risks water scarcity poses to business and society, while also talking about the economic, social and environmental be… … and investing in water security in the region. Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL’s Free Daily Newsletter …
In the sixth and last of a series of articles focused on Innovation Culture, the focus is on a process called Market Intelligence (MI). … Verification of knowledge demands for strategic marketing decisions – Through a series of methodological approaches, as focus groups with managers and decision-makers, delphi sessions, specialist forums, etc. typical strategic marketing decisions are mapped and the main knowledge applied for its precise conclusion are evaluated.
Good Morning Innovation Pioneers from London,. The Internet has … Innovation will not longer be optional! … They will need to innovate before their businesses hit the top of the lifecycle. … Sign up for Innovation News blog.
Cisco’s $6 billion annual R&D expense, supported by over 25,000 engineers, has a proven track record of bringing innovation to our customers and partners around the world. …. News in recent years has focused on abuses of the patent system – against which we continue to fight hard — by those whose business model consists of buying weak patents, stretching the interpretation as far as possible, resisting reexamination of those patents and leveraging litigation …
Where My Words Have Travelled
I publish around the place from time to time. Here’s the latest:
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are the subject of a lot debate in the blogosphere. Will they be a disruptive technology for universities? Will they take over the trainer’s job in corporate organizations?
From a higher education perspective, it’s easy to see the selling point for students
In 1987 Paul O’Neill became the CEO of Alcoa. Taking over the helm of a company usually means making grand statements about finances, about cutting costs, and change the investment priorities. But what O’Neill did at his first investor press conference was a little different.
To improve productivity in organizations you need only get leaders out in the field
The controversial Koch brothers wrote a book called the Science of Success (2007). I don’t recommend you read it as it’s one of those books that successful people write where they think they were successful because of these management techniques, whereas it’s more likely that because they were successful they could try out these management techniques (fads of the day?).
According to the ASTD’s 2013 State of the Industry Report, U.S. organizations spent $164.2 billion on employee learning and development in 2012. The report does a good job of categorizing and classifying expenditure. But what about ROI? How can managers structure training to ensure a positive ROI?
How often have you rolled out a new IT project that failed to deliver the desired benefits? Most projects fail to deliver benefits because of poor change management. Little to no attention is paid to the people side.
From the Vault
We all make mistakes. We are, after all, only human. But some mistakes are more common than others, and knowing those common mistakes and pitfalls can make a big difference.
Here I look at the five common mistakes salespeople make, explain why they’re so detrimental to the sales process, and discuss how to avoid and overcome them.
There are plenty of executives in today’s business world that become so wrapped up in the day-to-day economics of organisation management that they have an overly biased internal point of view. The executive is a forward thinker, with a strategy for the future, but the latest problems cause focus to divert.