Newsletter

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. Team utilization has been maxed out. It was warm outside and after lunch, energy levels were low. Disengagement was high. The global... 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 wrestle with problem complexity and to experiment. Years would go by... READ MORE

Innovation: The Survival Skill
Innovation: The Survival Skill

What innovation is – And what it isn’t By Sharon O’Toole of Bestprowrite 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,... READ MORE

Team Creativity Drain
Team Creativity Drain

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

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

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

Cost Savings
Cost Savings

Grand Idea A grand idea never begins with thinking about cost savings. It 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... READ MORE