Innovation

Firms use casual meetings to engage staff

Contra Costa Times | 10/05/2003 | Firms use casual meetings to engage staff From the Dallas Morning News–down Danny’s way–via my hometown blat, the Contra Costa Times.

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Re-imagining the Future

Re-imagining the Future There was a conference last week at MIT about emerging technologies. It shows there are people out there dreaming big.

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ACS innovation days?

Perhaps the ACS could take a page from IBM’s game-book. Earlier this month Big Blue initiated a program called “Innovation Days,” several days devoted to looking at how they could refresh innovation at IBM labs around the world. They had a familiar problem: how to encourage innovation while working on the usual short-term objectives. They took ideas by e-mail and ...

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Innovation is like theater

Here’s some advice from Harvard Business School about managing when you don’t know exactly where you’re going. The fact is these days managers usually have only an approximate goal for many things. So the conventional wisdom that you should plan every step is not realistic. With innovation this is especially true. In certain kinds of work, even if you can ...

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