There are a lot of great books on design thinking and how to transform your corporate culture through design thinking. But not everyone loves to read or has the time for long-form content. That’s okay. There are just as many visual and tactile resources available to help business leaders integrate design thinking into every aspect of the business.Read More
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.Read More
It’s back-to-school season, and while students are hitting the books again, there’s no better time for professionals to also continue their learning journey. The start of another academic year inspired us to compile a list of go-to books to help people and organizations tackle transformation, innovation and change initiatives using design thinking as a powerful strategy.Read More
"We need to create a culture of innovation."
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.