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…

Becoming innovative during urgent times

Innovation has long been a priority for many CEOs. Now, the pandemic has added new urgency to the quest: COVID-19 has driven a jump of 10 percentage points (to 75 percent) in the share of companies reporting innovation as a…

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,…

You Don’t Have to Master Everything to be Innovative! Just These Six Traits. Register today!

InnovationOne will be joining IdeaScale to present the six traits of highly innovative organizations and to show the responses of IdeaScale followers for each of the six traits of highly innovative companies. Based on our research at InnovationOne, they have…

The World’s Most Innovative Companies, Reshaped by COVID19

Fast Company announced its 2021 list of the Most Innovative Companies. Amazingly only three companies from the 2020 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies made the 2021 list, reflecting the disruption rollicking the business world. They are Shopify,…

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…