Failing to Innovate

Why Do We Even Have Human Resources?
Why Do We Even Have Human Resources?

The modern-day organization has changed significantly over the last fifty years. Changing with the organization has been the workforce as the two’s evolution are inherently interconnected. For example, companies looking to achieve a competitive edge applied data-driven decision making which... READ MORE

Maintenance vs. Growth
Maintenance vs. Growth

Abstract The Problem: Individuals getting bogged down with performing routine maintenance tasks no longer have the capacity to focus on higher value tasks Why it Happens: Maintenance tasks are a product of growth that sustains innovations, over a moderate amount... READ MORE

What Does Choosing Maintenance over Growth Look Like?
What Does Choosing Maintenance over Growth Look Like?

Some companies are built for innovation and some companies are built for maintenance. For every Apple, 3M, and Johnson & Johnson there are ten companies dedicated to flawlessly repeating a few key tasks. These maintenance-based companies, while not sexy, provide... READ MORE

Why Do I Continue to Ignore Growth Opportunities?
Why Do I Continue to Ignore Growth Opportunities?

In 1899 Sebastian Kresge founded the S.S. Kresge retail store in Detroit which would later be known as the big-box behemoth, Kmart. By the 1980’s, Kmart had expanded to over 2,000 stores and was the second largest retailer in the... READ MORE

Agile Planning for Global Execution
Agile Planning for Global Execution

The Problem: Organizations expanding globally experience growing pains by not being able to adjust quick enough to foreign market conditions Why it Happens: By failing to engage global insight into strategic planning processes and not having a dynamic planning process... READ MORE

The Anecdotal Case Cognitive Diversity
The Anecdotal Case Cognitive Diversity

Ninety percent of the Companies listed on the Fortune 100 lists innovation as one of their goals, priorities, or core values. This is under the belief that creativity will be their competitive advantage, their new revenue stream, and the sustainment... READ MORE