Tag Archives: Innovation

3 Reasons Why Working From Home Isn’t Working

The news that Marissa Mayer has banned working from home at Yahoo! has created much heated debate both inside and outside of the organisation from mommy bloggers to Richard Branson.  But whose right when it comes to working from home? … Continue reading

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If only I could FAIL like Edison and Dyson

Edison was no stranger to failure; It reportedly took him 10,000 attempts before he perfected the light bulb. But Edison wasn’t unusual; failure really isn’t a stranger to innovation. James Dyson failed 5,126 times to create a bagless vacuum cleaner. Whilst his 5,127th attempt … Continue reading

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Light Bulb Moment: 4 Essentials for Innovation

The light bulb is often used as metaphor for innovation and in this post I go one step further by using it to demonstrate the 4 key essentials for innovation within an organisation: 1. Passion (Power) 2.  Collaboration (Filament) 3. … Continue reading

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CLONE WARS: 4 Values to Value Most and Why

One of the most interesting and practical management theories to emerge over the last 20 years is the Competing Values Framework based on the work of Quinn and Rohrbaugh (1983) which identifies four competing values within an organisation. These are … Continue reading

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Has your company got OCD?

Is it almost impossible to get things done in your company? Is creativity treated like insurrection? Are there more forms, processes and policies than there are people? If so, it sounds like your organisation is suffering from OCD, Obsessive Control Disorder. At … Continue reading

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