Evidence consistently shows that having more women in the workplace improves innovation performance, yet the numbers still reflect an unequal balance when it comes to women in innovation. Focusing on how innovation can advance gender parity at a global scale, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’.
Despite competitive pressure to innovate and the billions spent on leadership development every year, the capability of leaders in organisations is not improving, according to a recent study. The Global Leadership Forecast shows quality leadership has remained stalled since the analysis began almost 20 years ago.
When it comes to producing new ideas, brainstorming has traditionally been one of the most popular methods of getting the creative juices flowing within organisations. While the process itself has several benefits, brainstorming comes up against a number of barriers that often limit its potential. These are ways to overcome them.
From Samsung and Hewlett Packard to Lego and even NASA, larger companies are taking a leaf out of small firms’ books by embracing the power of human-driven innovation. Rather than traditional R&D, they have started to recognise the potential of more inclusive operating models.
A few years after it was announced that the war for digital talent had begun, this reality represents one of the biggest challenges facing companies today. The only way businesses can win this war is by understanding their digital needs and taking a different approach to their talent strategy.
Football coach and author Cody Royle believes companies should take a leaf out of the pro sports’ playbook and invest in people innovation.
As businesses continue to grow, new technologies and solutions come to the fore, and business innovation proves to be more important than ever, companies are stepping up their hiring rates to fill the growing skills gap. Yet the answer could be in your existing workforce.
According to Indeed’s Employer Outlook report, most companies are expecting to hire more people in 2018 than in 2017. These figures back up one of the trends that everyone was pinpointing for the year ahead: people skills really do matter.
Venture-builder Pedro da Cunha shares his secret for creating profitable startups that create value: the power of collective intelligence.