How to get great work from more people

It is time to forget about Quiet Quitting and Quiet Firing. Instead, think about the Pareto Principle from physics and microeconomics, commonly known as the 80/20 rule. Your goal should be to figure out how to expand the 20 percentage…

Improve your financial performance by improving your culture

Many leaders believe that “culture” is soft and difficult to measure. It isn’t. In fact, it’s the ultimate performance driver. And you can manage what you measure. InnovationOne’s research shows that companies  ranking in the top quartile as scored by…

Which method or technology will help improve innovation in YOUR industry?

Companies have been using a variety of innovation methodologies and technologies to improve their innovation capabilities for more than a decade. Now, empirical research is identifying the ways that are the most effective. Is design thinking universally helpful to organizations…

Virtual work accelerates what’s innovative!

When I worked for Medtronic businesses in Santa Rosa, CA, in 2012, implementing a remote work environment, we learned that requiring innovation workers to come into the office every day was unnecessary. In fact, we discovered that virtual teams and…

New Research: Culture improves R&D lab performance by as much as 20-30 percent.

The US Department of Energy announced last week that culture improves R&D lab performance by as much as 20-30 percent. InnovationOne, LLC is delighted to have participated in this joint project with the DOE's Ethos Project team to demonstrate the…

Cultures of innovation improve company performance

Change is imperative for organizational success. The bedrock of organizations that achieve success is a culture of innovation. Yet many leaders resist these cultures of innovation. They may believe culture is too mushy to measure and manage or takes too…

Higher innovation culture scores dramatically improve performance

A higher innovation culture score at R&D Labs leads to dramatically higher organization performance. That is the conclusion of a joint study by InnovationOne® and the US Department of Energy (DOE). The study hypothesized that the higher the innovation culture scores…

Engagement is higher for organizations that focus on culture

Gallup reported this month that US employee engagement has dropped in each of the last two years, from 36 percent in 2020 to 32 percent in 2022. However, employee engagement is higher for organizations that focus on culture. Gallup’s reporting…

Your corporate culture may be the No. 1 cause of employee turnover

Only 12 percent of HR respondents have a regular cultural assessment strategy for assuring their workplace culture stays on track, according to a 2021 Talent Management State of the Industry survey. This result is extraordinary because having a toxic work culture…