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:
National Manager, Social Sector Banking at Westpac, Lali Wiratunga, explores some key themes that boards, leaders and their teams should consider for innovation management in the Social Sector. … commitment to the Social Sector. The leaders represented the diversity of the sector: Intrepid Founders, Social Innovators, Employment Partners, Community Builders, Life Savers, Local Champions, Storytellers and Change Makers. …. Australian NFP Wins $100,000.
When skilled change management leaders enter supply chain and operations, companies tend to do quite well. Toyota, for example, rose to prominence through its culture of embracing constant change toward improvement.
A recent POLITICO report on a revolt against Common Core shows that a bottom-up, local approach is an effective strategy against federal programs. From the.
DetectiveMarketing.com: Who said creating trouble can’t be an effective way for change management. Sharkonomics.
Reddit today announced that its longtime CEO Yishan Wong is stepping down as leader of the company. … Reddit CEO Yishan Wong resigns in surprise leadership change. Reddit CEO Yishan Wong holding up a gift from …
Online Learning From Innovation Management · Article Library · Research · Channel One Play · Co-creation · Learning Programs … The concept of the JTBD, popularized by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, helps move innovations beyond simply improving current solutions by helping teams to understand what a customer is trying to get done, in a solution neutral way. That is, in consideration of what a customer would want from the problem or …
As innovation reaches out to a larger field in the company, it requires various competences and a specific management.
… and will continue to do so until the end of this year. From the beginning of next year, we will start co-creating our e-book on the Management and Organization of Open Innovation in a joint effort with the MOOI forum members.
Washington, D.C. – Today at a White House ceremony, President Obama will honor the newest recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. These awards are the highest …
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
Gladwell comments, “We have the kind of self-made-man myth, which says that super-successful people did it themselves. And we have a series of other beliefs that say that our personality, our intelligence, all of our innate characteristics are the primary driving force. It’s that cluster of things that I don’t agree with.”
Over at HBR.org, Ron Asciding to clean up and throw things out when he had to move office, and as a consequence simplify his life.