What are the new paradigms in innovation?

What are the new paradigms in innovation?There are some huge shifts taking place across innovation activities. The simple fact that innovation has been thrown open and organizations and individuals can simply explore outside their existing paradigms is offering us something we have yet to fully grasp and leverage. This is a W-I-P for us all.

Link to the full article by Bob Hobcraft

10 Steps to Boost Corporate Innovation

Here are ten steps to boosting your corporate innovation efforts:

1. Know What Innovation Means

2. Innovation Is a Group Thing

3. Define Your Innovation Goals

4. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

5. Work on Your Innovation Culture

6. Establish Diverse Teams

7. Collaborative Tools

8. Make Mistakes

9. Implement

10. Evaluate and Improve

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10 Steps to Boost Corporate Innovation by Jeffrey Baumgarten

The Key To Managing Gen Y

What’s the real key to managing Gen Y? Knowing more about them than they know about themselves.

After all, you know Gen Y loves the attention of being managed closely. You know Gen Y wants great mentoring. But the way to stand out in a crowd of employers is to understand Gen Y in a way they don’t yet understand themselves. Then you can add the kind of value that makes these young employees stay.

Here are things you need to know in order to do that:

1. They’re fundamentally conservative

2. They are slow moving

3. They are not entrepreneurs

4. Appearences matter more to them than what’s real.

5. They are followers

6. They need to feel special

Anyway, all generations have strengths and weaknesses. And just because Gen Y’s weakness is that they complain about being grouped as Gen Y, the bottom line is that they want personal attention from management so they can have more personal insight about themselves. This is a fair thing to want from work, and from life. In fact, if there is anything we can learn from Gen Y it is that everyone, no matter how old, should want this from their work life.

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