One of the odd paradoxes of organizational change is that all the initiatives companies undertake to support major transformations—learning programs, structural changes, communications plans and the like—can actually prevent effective change as much as enable it. The enemy is time. It may take months to bring a team on board to design and execute a change program, then several more months to make the transition to a new way of working. By that time, who can be sure the initiative is even relevant to the real business issues of the day? Maybe, instead, the change program ends up being more like last year’s fashions—handsome and well crafted, but out of date.
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A Bias against 'Quirky'? Why Creative People Can Lose Out on Leadership Positions - Wharton@Management
Creativity is good -- and more critical than ever in business. So why do so many once-creative companies get bogged down over time, with continuous innovation the exception and not the norm? Wharton management professor Jennifer Mueller and colleagues from Cornell University and the Indian School of Business have gained critical insight into why.
Here is a summary of answers to three questions - How to Recognise Creativity In Organizations? How To Value Creativity In Organizations? and How To Measure Creativity in Organizations? that surfaced in a World Cafe session run at the Hargraves Institute Conference March 2011. The purpose of the World Cafe session was to surface and revalidate the thinking behind the survey and statistical design at the core of the Management Innovation Index through using a public audience (approximately 30 delegates participated).
The results couldn't have been better!! Download the full report here.
Here’s a chance for the world’s MBA students to put their expensive education to work and maybe even make a few bucks in the process. The Management Innovation Exchange, an project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century, and HCL Technologies, a global IT services provider, are offering more than $50,000 in prizes for the best new game-changing management ideas. The HCL MBA M-Prize competition is open to all current graduate business school students and will honor “the best new idea for making organizations more adaptable, more innovative, more inspiring, and more socially accountable.”
How one of the world’s most innovative companies discovered the value of focusing its R&D attention on its own business practices.