Innovation and Change Behind the Scenes: Building a Better Team Kit

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Dec 2, 2016 9:03:00 AM

(5 min read)

In this series, we’re heading behind the scenes at ExperiencePoint, introducing you to some of our team members and showing you how they’re using the principles of ExperienceInnovation and ExperienceChange to get game-changing results in their own areas and across the business.

For our second story, we wanted to delve into a classic innovation challenge. What better example than one involving our own innovation program?

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Topics: Innovation, Change, behind the scenes

Facilitator Unplugged with Colleen Gao

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Nov 23, 2016 11:09:29 AM

(5 min read)

Based out of Shanghai, China, Colleen Gao is an Associate Principal at Korn Ferry Hay Group and works with top teams and leaders on a variety of interventions. An ExperienceInnovation™ Master Facilitator, she has facilitated more than 648 ExperienceInnovation participant experiences (so far!). We recently spoke about her work and learned a bit about top teams and their feelings, why design thinking has so much to offer the Chinese market, and the two critical items she brings to every facilitation experience.

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Topics: Change Management, Facilitators, Innovation

How to Build Commitment to a Culture of Innovation

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Nov 7, 2016 11:03:00 AM

(4 min read)

You’ve heeded the rallying cry to create a new culture of innovation. You’ve established the foundation for this new culture by cultivating new mindsets and creating the conditions to support the new behaviors. So why haven’t those new behaviors and actions become part of the organizational DNA?

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Topics: Innovation, culture, Article

Innovation and Change Behind the Scenes: Video Brainstorming Yields the Ultimate Editorial Calendar

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Oct 14, 2016 11:03:00 AM

(7 min read)

Sure, we talk a good game about making innovation an instinct and change a reflex. But that wouldn’t add up to much if we weren’t actively walking the talk every day.

In this series, we’ll be heading behind the scenes at ExperiencePoint, introducing you to some of our team members and showing you how they’re using the principles of ExperienceInnovation and ExperienceChange to get game-changing results in their own areas and across the business.

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Topics: Change Management, Innovation, Change, Design Thinking, behind the scenes

Facilitator Unplugged with Michele Dunn

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Oct 7, 2016 9:23:52 AM

(6 min read)

Michele Dunn is an international consultant specializing in executive development and coaching. Her work takes her around the world as she facilitates experiences with professionals in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin America. We caught up with her in her office recently, where she shared the roots of her love of training and helping people grow—as well as the finer points of carrying bottles of bubbles through airport security. We also learned that no destination (or atmosphere) is too far-flung for Michele.

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Topics: Change Management, Facilitators, Innovation

Facilitators Unplugged with Shyam Viswanathan

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Sep 9, 2016 2:23:30 PM

(5 min read)

When Shyam Viswanathan says being a facilitator keeps him on his toes, he means it. With more than 1,500 ExperienceChange and ExperienceInnovation experiences under his belt, he’s on the road six days a week, facilitating workshops for a commercial vehicles manufacturer one day and the largest bank in the middle east the next. From oil and gas to mobile communications to consulting, each company environment allows him to step into a new world, and that means there’s no time to get bored. Shyam shared with us a little more about his globetrotting ways, as well as his mentorship goals.

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Topics: Change Management, Facilitators, Innovation

Are Your Most Valuable Innovators Hiding in Plain Sight?

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Jun 9, 2016 3:17:11 PM

(5 min read)

A number of months ago, IDEO announced that it had joined kyu collective, a creative collective of partner companies working together to come up with solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. While the intentions are grand, the concept is fairly simple: bring together organizations with complementary creative skills and missions, give them the tools to collaborate, invent, make, prototype and design, and it’s not only possible but likely that they’ll do great things.

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Topics: Innovation, Article

What Does It Really Mean to Create a Culture of Innovation?

Posted by ExperiencePoint on May 4, 2016 1:47:52 PM

"We need to create a culture of innovation."  

(4 min read)

So begins a familiar conversation in boardrooms across the world. The reasons for wanting innovation (game-changing products, services and processes) are well understood. But why "culture"?  

Here’s how Tony Bond, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer at Great Place to Work®, answers that question in his work:

Why focus on culture? Workplace culture, intentionally or unintentionally, affects how your employees and your customers experience the business and the brand.

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Topics: Change Management, Innovation, Change, Design Thinking, Article

4 Ways Design Thinking Can Be a Powerful Tool for Change

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Feb 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM

(4 min read)

As we discussed in our previous post, a common challenge organizations face with their innovation initiatives is getting the idea out in the world. Executives put out the mandate:

We need to be more innovative. We want great ideas. Innovation needs to be part of our core principles and everyday practice.

But even when great solutions are introduced to the organization, many remain best-kept secrets, failing to ever reach scale. More often than not, the problem is that the stakeholders who will make or break the idea’s execution aren’t ready, willing and able to support its success. They haven’t bought in to the change.

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Topics: Change Management, Innovation, Change, Design Thinking, Article

Are Your Innovative Solutions Gathering Dust?

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Jan 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

(3 min read)

A company senses changes ahead in its market, changes that could rock its very foundation. Against this turning tide, it assembles an enthusiastic, talented team and gives them a mission: go create the future.

And that’s what the team does. It challenges convention. It tries out new ideas. It develops concepts and components that look nothing like the status quo. It’s a radical leap forward.

And they can’t seem to get management to care. The executives’ implicit question: How can this be our future when it’s not even part of our bread-and-butter product line?

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Topics: Change Management, Innovation, Change, Design Thinking, Article