La creatividad puede mejorar los resultados de los proyectos, o no

Un nuevo libro titulado “How to steal fire” subraya  algunas de las falacias que hay detrás de la denominada “creatividad”. La verdad es que esta cualidad no puede atribuirse a los equipos, sino a las personas que lo integran. De hecho, el trabajo en grupo puede llegar a tener efectos negativos en los resultados de […]

Introducing creativity to achieve better project outcomes

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A new book, ‘How to steal fire’ , reveals some of the fallacies behind creativity. The truth is that creativity doesn’t come from teams, it comes from team members. In fact, group work can have a negative effect on a project’s outcome. It is good to remember that smaller groups are often much better at […]

Four-day workweeks may be in your future. Is that good or bad?

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The five-day, 40-hour workweek is not written in stone, as those of us who work more than 40 hours and on weekends can attest. But it is, for lack of a better term, the “standard” workweek in modern times, and certainly an improvement over the 12 hours a day, six days a week that workers […]

How to ensure your employees fail in the workplace of the future

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As artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, and other intelligent technologies transform the workplace, enterprise employees are being told they must become highly adaptable and be committed to learning throughout their careers to ensure their relevance. Likewise, enterprise leaders are advised that success in the fast-moving digital economy relies on their ability to harness the […]

Workplace productivity: AI, music, and mood control

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Recent research suggests that music can affect a worker’s productivity and creativity. Awesome! Enterprise leaders merely have to pipe some music into that office and watch the transformational magic ensue! The problem with doing that is not everyone is motivated or inspired by the same music. The hip hop lover’s rapture may be the classic […]

Good enough is never good enough, right?

Good enough is never good enough, right? Have you ever drawn, rehearsed, practiced, written something 1,000 times, starting over again and again, wanting something so much that everything you do becomes “never good enough?” Never good enough is a philosophy that pushes us toward choosing the riskier more original idea, right? It also encourages us to never stop learning. […]

When rules actually inspire innovation

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Our culture has almost a sense of hero worship for those who break loose from the confines of their corporate lives to live their dream and innovate without restriction. How many movies have you seen about a Wall Street or Madison Avenue executive who gives up the frenetic urban lifestyle to move to rural Vermont and start something […]

How organizations can prepare for emerging tech — and why they should

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Do you ever find yourself talking to inanimate objects? My husband does it all the time, and I do it occasionally. My children like to talk to the DVD player, laptop, phone, TV and any digital object they find fascinating. My 2-year-old will even sometimes touch the TV thinking that she can swipe on to the next […]

Thinking outside the box, circle, triangle and star

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When great minds discuss ideas, they certainly have fun doing so. Michael Billimoria, our CTO for Consulting in UXC, and I have been exchanging ideas recently about new and innovative ways of working. (We also discussed the Exponential Edge blog that I wrote last month.) We decided to work together on a collaborative piece on […]

The exponential edge

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What’s in an edge? What’s in a cutting edge? What’s in a bleeding edge? When I look at those phrases, I envision scary, almost violent images. Why do we use such words to indicate innovation and the positive act of leading through creativity? I think we use them to intimidate, to scare, especially those of us who are afraid of what might come, […]