Tag: Conflict and Collaboration

5 Characteristics of a Culture That Develops and Executes Breakthrough Ideas

5 Characteristics of a Culture That Develops and Executes Breakthrough Ideas

This is a real proof of my theory of #integraltheory #innovation – specifically the Lower-Left Quadrant (idea pollination). Innovation happens by design. Build it in to your company, and it will show through in your results and relationships with customers. 5 Characteristics of a Culture That Develops and Executes Breakthrough Ideas thumbnail courtesy of entrepreneur.com    

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3 Artsy Disruptive Business Resolutions

3 Artsy Disruptive Business Resolutions

Improv Have a theatrical improvisation teacher employed in the company. His job would be to have daily eight-hour classes on theatrical improvisation with series of employees. This works like magic as a team-building tool, a creativity-sparking tool, relaxation tool, a tool generating engagement in employees. – This is integral innovation, the upper left quadrant. Zazen Have a ‘meditation and yoga’…

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3 Mind-Related Crazy Ideas To Disrupt Your Employees’ Uncreative Thinking

3 Mind-Related Crazy Ideas To Disrupt Your Employees’ Uncreative Thinking

Psychotherapy Have a full-time psychotherapist employeed by the company and ensure at least one session per month for each employee. Corporate stress is one of the biggest barriers to creativity .  – The Upper Right Quadrant of Integral Innovation. Biofeedback Buy a biofeedback/neurofeedback apparatus, install it in a room and have all employees use it daily. It will train their minds…

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3 Humanistic Disruptive Business Decisions (for the sake of your employees’ sane creativity)

3 Humanistic Disruptive Business Decisions (for the sake of your employees’ sane creativity)

Have a nursery, kindergarten and school within your premises for employees’ children. Let employees’ children play and learn among your company’s workers and managers. Mingle them with the old ones, the elder members of employees’ families. Transform your office building into a ‘school’, ‘nursing home’ and ‘office’ space altogether. – The Lower Left Quadrant of Integral Innovation.   Let your…

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3 Systemic Changes To Disrupt Your Business Lame Production Of New Ideas

3 Systemic Changes To Disrupt Your Business Lame Production Of New Ideas

Completely change your managerial system. Change it to an open one meant to inquire for people’s solutions. As a high-ranking manager in large corporations, I began as a directive type. Then I shifted towards a more collaborative style and ended up as a ‘one-minute manager’, as a manager-coach. I would never return to directive style. Ask any manager-coach about the…

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2 Reframed Meeting Formats To Disrupt Your Strategic Business Resolutions (from coffins to incubators)

2 Reframed Meeting Formats To Disrupt Your Strategic Business Resolutions (from coffins to incubators)

Reframed Topics Reformulate focus-questions like ‘Why Not…?’, ‘How Else…?’ and ‘What If…?’ and lead meetings where everybody should concentrate on answers to these types of questions, instead of ‘Why…?’, ‘What…?’ or ‘How…?’. Search for different ways of replacing the usual problem-solving process.  – The Upper Right Quadrant of Integral Innovation. Reframed Reason Have ‘no reason’ meetings, that is, meetings where anyone can…

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Want A More Innovative Company? Simple: Hire A More Diverse Workforce

This is another scientific proof that the integral theory of innovation still holds on. See the LL (lower left) quadrant here. A more diverse workforce means different mindsets, culture origins, habbits – these are all sources of polarity and creative sparks.

A new study adds to the research that a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the workplace leads to business success. Companies may have somewhat fluffy reasons for hiring and promoting diverse workforces. A mix of skin colors, genders, and sexual orientations looks good in marketing photo shoots and presents a brand as representing modern America’s rainbow coalition. But diversity is important for another big reason, according to new research: It helps businesses to become more innovative and more successful. “There is a business case for diversity,” says Richard Warr, a professor of finance at North Carolina State University and coauthor of the research. “It’s not just about trying to be nice. Want A More Innovative Company? Simple: Hire A More Diverse Workforce

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Leading Innovation / The Holacratic Way

Leading Innovation / The Holacratic Way

Introduction When we talk about leading innovation and about the most adequate leadership system in which the employees of a company can be extremely creative and generate remarkable innovation, we are talking about a type of leadership system that is almost non-existent nowadays. It is that type of leadership that ensures both freedom and adequate constraints, in a mix which…

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Why swarm A.I. is more creative than Jeff Bezos?

Why swarm A.I. is more creative than Jeff Bezos?

  Jeff Bezos tweeted in June that he wanted short-term, high-impact ways to do social good and Unanimous A.I. deployed its swarm A.I. platform to put 46,000 suggestions to a vote, using a method inspired by how bees swarm. This is an article on how swarm A.I. gets closer to ‘integral, natural creativity‘ and what this means for humankind. I. Introduction…

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