19 Items

2012 GLC

How People Make Choices

This presentation pursues the elusive question: "Why do people quit?" More specifically, why do we start to pursue long-term goals only to later abandon them in favor of immediate rewards that had always been available? Commonplace examples involve new year's resolutions or quitting addictions. The repercussions for corporate environments can be costly and destructive. The presentation showcases data showing that people's expectations and sense of uncertainty is key in these situations. Knowing this we can "reverse engineer" environments that promote persistence or quitting, and show that the brain response preceding someone's decision to quit is then understandable ... Read More »

Building the Innovative Context: Leveraging the Science of Happiness at Work

This presentation looks at innovation from an individual and organizational perspective. It illustrates how the Science of Happiness at Work helps drive innovation, enabling organizations to assess, analyze and then act effectively. Additionally, it outlines the Science, through a mini-case study which shows the impact that a top team can have. The presentation also showcase a Performance-Happiness Model, what influences an employee's performance in five key areas: Contribution, Conviction, Culture, Commitment, and Confidence. An interview with entrepreneur and innovator Elon Musk (PayPal and SpaceX) illustrates this new leadership approach in action. Taking a quick look at social networks, it ... Read More »

Members Only Knowledge-Driven Strategic Innovation: Mapping Critical Knowledge Assets

While seeking intellectual property rights (IPR) is entirely appropriate for your well-structured knowledge, putting serious effort into mapping the deep, implicit knowledge within your organization can prove equally valuable. Exploiting this deep knowledge entails strategically mapping the know-how usually just carried in the heads of individual employees, or by groups of your employees working together, in tacit, interpersonal organizational routines. To pursue IPR entails structuring and documenting knowledge, and the irony is that this very structuring allows diffusion to other firms who get access to it and either work around the IPR or eventually imitate it. Once that knowledge diffuses ... Read More »

Innovation Tournaments: Creating and Selecting Exceptional Opportunities

Innovation isn't just hoping for serendipity and counting on random inspirations--innovation can be managed as a process. And innovation can be measured in tournament style: shots on goal (the total number of inventions a company generates), average score (the mean value of those inventions), and maximum scores (the breakthrough inventions) According to Prof. Terwiesch, although randomness and serendipity clearly underlie the fate of any particular opportunity, the deliberate management of a system for generating, screening, and scoring ideas, can introduce the same professional rigor to innovation as to financial budgeting or supply chain management. Organizations use innovation tournaments to ... Read More »

Market Shifts & Innovation: Strategy & Learning Integration

When you consider the pace of change that is reshaping business today, it's clear that effective leaders need to stay ahead of rapid shifts taking place in nearly every corner of the globe. It could be the ways in which technology is moving more power into the hands of consumers. Or the role of emerging economies in redefining world markets.  The role of learning leaders is to keep employeees ahead of important changes in the business strategy and the latest thinking in the industry. This increases the need for learning initatives to move beyond alignment and towards integration to ... Read More »

Where Will Social Media Take Us?

This presentation outlines why social media is becoming the hottest trend in the learning industry today. It discusses: Why this trend is occurring now How social media can help move a learning organization from a learning provider to a learning enabler CorpU's framework for social learning The elements needed in any social learning solution   Read More »

Why Theory Matters for Innovation to Flourish

This presentation discusses how academia can offer organizations ideas on innovation and workplace learning and development. It focuses on two central points: Overcoming the gap between theory and practice Illustrating how academic theorizing can be useful to organizations Read More »

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