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Why Gamification Isn't a Silver Bullet

Adi Gaskell
Gamification has grown to the extent that it can sometimes be touted as a silver bullet for a host of workplace woes. Add a game element to a task purveyors say, and employees will instantly become engaged and productive. Except that isn’t quite the case.
Why Gamification Isn't a Silver Bullet

Can Productivity Tools Lead to Business Innovation?

danielnewmanUV
I have spoken a number of times about small innovation being a big key to success in a fast moving society. While that’s true, we can’t ignore the fact that innovation, small or big, is not easy to achieve. Especially with distractions galore, it’s easy for productivity to jump the track.
Can Productivity Tools Lead to Business Innovation?

Are You Innovating at the Speed of Change?

Braden Kelley
The world is changing all around us at an increasing rate, and individuals (and yes organizations too) are struggling to cope with this ever increasing pace of change. In fact, over the last 50 years the average lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 has dropped from 61 years to 18 years (and is forecast to shrink further in the future).
Are You Innovating at the Speed of Change?

Innovation and the Herd Mentality

Adi Gaskell
A few years ago Seth Godin popularized a video of the dancing guy at the Sasquatch music festival. I’m sure you’ve seen it, but on the off chance you haven’t, it shows a guy dancing at a music festival. Whilst he initially dances on his own, he’s shortly joined by a fellow reveler, and then another one, and before you know it, there are hundreds of people dancing alongside this guy.
Innovation and the Herd Mentality

Knowing When to Be Radical Requires Good Emotional Intelligence

Adi Gaskell
I’ve looked before at what prompts people to stand up and propose a new and radical way of doing things. Research suggests that before people stand out from the crowd, they generally scan their environment to see how safe it is for them to do so.
Knowing When to Be Radical Requires Good Emotional Intelligence

Does Business Model Innovation Deserve More Love?

Adi Gaskell
When you think of innovation it’s easy to slip into thoughts about some new technology or other. Of course, that isn’t the be all and end all of innovation whatsoever, and it certainly isn’t the most important kind.
Does Business Model Innovation Deserve More Love?

What Can Homer Teach You About Innovation?

Adi Gaskell
I suspect for many of us, when we think of The Homer, our mind wanders to the wonderfully awful car created by Homer Simpson when he was given free rein in his estranged brothers car company.
What Can Homer Teach You About Innovation?

Why Honda's 'The Other Side' is a Viral Ad Feat of Excellence

larrykim
Recently Honda produced a new interactive video ad that serves as a prime example of creative advertising within social media.
Why Honda's 'The Other Side' is a Viral Ad Feat of Excellence

A Learning Network for Change Makers

Adi Gaskell
Positive Deviance is a concept that was coined by researcher Richard Pascale. It suggests that within any field, there will be pockets of excellence, whereby things are done exceptionally well. The key, therefore, is to locate those deviants, and find out what it is about them that enables them to succeed in the same circumstances where others are not.
A Learning Network for Change Makers

How Much Time Will Our CRM System Take From Me?

DaveBrock
Many salespeople and managers haven’t figured out how to incorporate CRM tools into their work flow. They think of using CRM as another task piled onto already packed, often unrealistic agendas.
How Much Time Will Our CRM System Take From Me?