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Team Creativity: Team Utilization
Team Creativity: Team Utilization

Conversation Dominators It’s 1:00 on a Thursday afternoon and the leadership team has been beaten up all week. It was warm outside and being after lunch, energy levels were low, and disengagement was high. The global engineering firm, Vantasner, was... READ MORE

Team Creativity: Problem Complexity
Team Creativity: Problem Complexity

Misconceptions of Modern Innovation An age-old myth of the inventor is one of a mad scientist. Working alone in a dungeon type laboratory, they would lock themselves away to think and experiment. Years would go by before they were seen... READ MORE

Innovation: The Survival Skill
Innovation: The Survival Skill

By Sharon O’Toole Bestprowrite What innovation is – And what it isn’t What a company or an industry does must make a difference for people. Whether you are making smartphones, designing complex systems, providing food, shelter, transportation, entertainment, information, luxuries,... READ MORE

Team Creativity Drain
Team Creativity Drain

Modern Day Brainstorming The air is thick with August humidity in the Ohio tire plant. The air conditioning has been on the fritz as most of the workforce has slowed things to a stall. The three unions have been coordinating... READ MORE

The Current State of Innovation: The Busy Manager
The Current State of Innovation: The Busy Manager

Current Operations Tommy was a company up and comer. Starting in sales he was able to work his way into analytic roles and later managed one of the numerous product management teams. While Tommy was smart, he didn’t have the... READ MORE

Cost Savings
Cost Savings

Company Lifecycle An idea starts with a bang. Someone connects legs to it and it grows. It scaffolds upon itself until it is a concept. That concept is taken to the public, it’s reshaped, and refined. A product is an... READ MORE