Leading innovation in the post-pandemic world

Even in the normal times of the 2010s, before the pandemic, the business world was disruptive and innovation was difficult. We had many vice presidents of research and development, digital transformation, innovation, and marketing come to us asking, "Can you get our…

How to find the sweet spot between micromanaging and too hands-off?

Behaviorism has long taught us that immediate and direct feedback is critical to reinforce the behaviors and outcomes we want. It has been the source of breakthrough books on leadership, such as the One-Minute Manager. But too much of a…

Innovation in 2021 requires three talent strategies

The virus COVID-19 proved Plato was right: crisis is the mother of invention. McKinsey's new report on the Trends that Will Drive 2021 and Beyond identifies a wave of innovation and a new generation of entrepreneurs sparked by the pandemic as one…

Six tips for accelerating innovation in a hybrid workforce.

The pandemic has proven that remote work can increase office employee productivity, morale, and employee-work life integration while reducing carbon emissions. But what about innovation workers? Do they have to be face-to-face every day to innovate? The answer from my…

How to cultivate innovation in the workforce

What does it really mean to be innovative as a workforce? Victor Assad sheds light on how organizations can foster innovation and the maximizing technologies that can help them do so. The empirical evidence shows that companies seldom become innovative…

Why innovation is the least risky strategy

With the pandemic and significant decline in revenues, executives know that they must innovate to survive these unprecedented times. But how? Many executives, however, have chosen to play it safe and secure,  hunker down, and hoard cash. The problem with…

9 characteristics of highly innovative managers

Our most recent research with The Conference Board reveals the importance of managers in encouraging innovation. In our infographic below, the "Innovation Priorities" chart on the right shows that highly innovative companies have managers who score higher in encouraging innovation…

ReINVENTHR webcast: 3 robust strategies to crush today’s crises

In this Orange County ReINVENTHR webcast, I present 3 robust strategies to crush today's crises. I remind HR leaders that HR has the empirical research, predictive models, and digital technology to crush it!   The full REINVENT HR webinar, "HR…

Innovation Minds and InnovationOne Join Forces to Pair the Science of Successful Innovation with the Tactics of Getting it Done

I am delighted to announce that my company InnovationOne, LLC, has joined forces with Innovation Minds. Together, we provide our clients the best researched-based cultural assessment for measuring, benchmarking, and improving your culture and capability to innovate with the best…

Top six factors of highly innovative companies in the digital era!

Highly innovative companies treat innovation as a strategic imperative. These companies involve their external partners, nurture transparent, inclusive, and collaborative cultures, and align their operations to quickly adjust and commercialize innovation. These findings are based on InnovationOne's  research of over…