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Designing Innovative Work Spaces

Designing Innovative Work Spaces

We get asked all kinds of questions about innovation.  Over a decade ago, we were asked to recommend an approach to designing R&D spaces for a Fortune 100 firm.  After a fairly extensive research effort, we recommended the approach you seen in the diagram to the right.  We found that innovative spaces were spaces that […]

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Are Latino Workers More Interested in Working in a Large Firm?

Are Latino Workers More Interested in Working in a Large Firm?

So says Harvard Business Review blogger Tammy Erikson.  According to her research, Latino workers express a high degree of interest in working in large organizations.  The research suggests that Latinos are looking for the stability in employment, flexibility in working assignments and opportunities for advancement that are most likely found in large organizations: This preference […]

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Stop Setting Goals!

Stop Setting Goals!

That’s the advice from Harvard Business Review blogger Peter Bregman: The authors of a Harvard Business School working paper, Goals Gone Wild, reviewed a number of research studies related to goals and concluded that the upside of goal setting has been exaggerated and the downside, the “systematic harm caused by goal setting,” has been disregarded. […]

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HBR on Jugaad Innovation: Maintaining R&D amid Scarcity

HBR on Jugaad Innovation: Maintaining R&D amid Scarcity

We recently featured a post on so-called “jugaad innovation.”  In the Harvard Business Review Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu and Simone Ahuja have some thoughts on how to incorporate its principles into today’s frugal economic climate: 1) Create “good enough” products that deliver high value for money: Over-engineering products is no longer sustainable — both for […]

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Can you name the world’s biggest news organizaton?

Can you name the world’s biggest news organizaton?

You’re probably thinking News Corporation or New York Times. Over at the Harvard Business Review Joshua Gans wants you to think again. He says it is Facebook: And that reaction is precisely why many people look with disbelief at the extraordinary estimates of Facebook’s value. Facebook is not some plaything. It is a fully fledged […]

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