It is increasingly evident that innovation emerges from converging disciplines. We have all heard success stories about teams made up of very different people. Therefore, when forming innovation teams, be they entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial, it is important to factor in their diversity as this encourages creativity. However, all that glitters is not gold, and diversity…

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More and more companies are committing to innovation, as a mechanism for differentiation. A scenario of this kind requires companies to continue exploiting their traditional business, while exploring at the same time future possibilities for creating value. Accordingly, organizations must create environments that permit both approaches to coexist harmoniously. Often the day-today business life ends…

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1. What do we mean by innovation? Today, the word innovation is on the lips of every executive or organizational leader, so often that it sounds like the latest fad of the moment or the promo item of the month. Conceivably for some companies, this is their reality: to say or to seek to be…

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Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs, by Josh Bersin in Forbes Since we now expect learning to be as simple and compelling as watching YouTube, hundreds of video-based content providers and MOOCs offer free bite-sized content for us to consume on our phones while sitting in the coffee shop or standing in…

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The life expectancy of a company was around 70 years in the time of the forties in the twentieth century. This expectancy drops dramatically in 2016 to barely 15 years. In certain professional disciplines, knowledge doubles every 2 years. For companies entrenched in traditional management approaches, it will be impossible to productively process and use…

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This list of the 5 Best HR articles of the month will guide you through some of the trends affecting the workplace and the HR Professionals today:   The Future Of BigData Is Bigger Than You Can Possibly Imagine by Marko A. Rodriguez via @FastCoExist Imagine a world without government, schools, a legal system, law enforcement,…

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Strengthen transformational leadership skills, invest in state-of-the-art technology, and steer management’s vision to favour reinventing the business—all these contribute to building an innovation culture able to equip companies in today’s fast-paced world with the versatility and flexibility needed in order to meet their productivity and profitability targets. Under such conditions a solid and sustainable competitive…

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Leadership is no longer what it used to be. Out of inertia, we are maintaining models of power belonging to the 20th century in a society and markets that are clamouring for other forms of control. Until the last century, the power paradigm was defined by promoting the most able in competitive environments into a…

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Engagement is the new management mantra. The labour market seems to have now woken up to this fact. A good number of organizations are beginning to take a closer look at how to attract and keep their employees through engagement. Even companies that felt the financial squeeze in their markets are concerned about engagement management…

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Managing employee engagement is one of those topics on the agenda of leaders, and particularly HR professionals, in any company. Nevertheless this concept poses several drawbacks. First of all is the difficulty in defining it. Instead of trying to find an abstract and vague definition, perhaps it is easier to understand the concept by describing…

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