Use a people-orientated approach to implementing AI

It is essential to use a people-oriented approach to implementing AI to keep the human emotions and work front and center in the change. A people-centric approach involves the impacted employees and clients in the design of digitizing workflows and…

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…

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…

Organizations can do better than employee engagement

A global client confided in us that they suspended their annual employee engagement surveys for three years to save costs due to an economic downturn. Now their business is growing again, and they plan to restart their surveys. Instead, we…

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…

Managing culture and innovation improves real numbers: your bottom line.

Many executives we speak with about improving the innovation of their companies ask us how to open the minds of their CEOs to transform their organizational cultures. Many CEOs fear that culture is too soft to manage. Innovation feels like…

Stop fretting over falling employee engagement. Go to the source.

Many organizations trying to fight falling employee engagement numbers are making a mistake. Frankly, now is not the time to deal with such matters. Instead of launching another employee engagement survey, listen to your employees’ frustrations and begin to work…

Seven traits of highly innovative organizations that drive improved financial performance

Innovation remains a priority for CEOs because innovation improves business and financial outcomes. We learned from our extensive research over 20 years and the publishing of over 25 academic, peer-reviewed articles, and our consulting practice that highly innovative companies have…

The seven percent solution for successful change

As many organizations implement new hybrid work models, improve their sustainability, try to enter new markets or work to realign their cost structures, executives wrestle with implementing change successfully. It is important for them to understand that more than 70…

Webinar on the Six Traits of Highly Innovative Organizations

Based on our research at InnovationOne LLC, we have discovered that these six traits are fundamental for innovative companies. Our research also shows that when companies score high on these traits, they lead their industries in financial performance. Our webinar,…