Lead change or follow

Lead change

With the coronavirus pandemic, change is a given. The question is, will you follow or will you lead change and take charge of the process and your destination? The time commitment will be the same, but the experience and the outcomes are vastly different. Leading change is much more rewarding than adjusting to change. The […]

CRCF grant recipient

CRCF Grant Recipient

We’re a CRCF grant recipient! We at Organizing4Innovation are proud to announce that we’ve been awarded a grant through Virginia’s Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) by Governor Ralph Northam. Our data analytics project will advance our ability to implement effective and efficient innovation training management. Additionally, we’ll be able to continue to calibrate our online […]

The cost of innovation

The Cost of Innovation

Innovation is a cost for most firms. That is a problem in this COVID19 crisis, because it turns innovation into a budget item to cut instead of the buoy that can help you survive and thrive. You may wonder if this is the time to take risks, when nothing is the same due to social […]

Time to innovate or close?

Is COVID19 the time to innovate?

Is COVID19 the best time to innovate? I would love to answer that with a resounding ‘yes’, but looking at previous research the answer seems to be more nuanced. Yes, necessity is the mother of invention. And yes, external events trigger innovation. However, uncertainty impacts how we make decisions and if you have never brought […]

uncertainty - prioritizing

Prioritizing in uncertain times

Don’t let uncertainty blur your outlook on the future. Bring clarity and focus, so you can stay productive and move ahead with confidence Want to take action, demonstrate your leadership, and come strong out of this crisis with creative solutions? Do you find it difficult to make choices, because there is still so much uncertainty? […]

Thriving in uncertainty

Thriving in uncertainty

Thriving in uncertainty is what I am good at. It is my job as an innovation expert. Yet, even I find myself being pulled in all directions at the moment. So, I went back to the basics. You have two options when things are uncertain, wait or act. Acting makes me feel better, because waiting […]

Building New Service Development Capabilities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

According to the World Economic Forum, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is happening right now. Steam engines, electricity, and information technology revolutionized industries, yet not the professional services. Now cyber connectivity is causing a fourth revolution, driven by artificial intelligence and connectivity. Connectivity between and among people, organizations, and things, is driving this fourth revolution. Does your organization have the capabilities to deal with the impact of this fourth industrial revolution?

Optimizing Health Care

Tuesday June 14 the Washington Post organized a health seminar on cracking the code: optimizing health care. Excellent panels discussed how to move healthcare forward and the pivotal role of information technology in 21-st century healthcare.

Meet your new colleague: ROSS

ROSS is the first artificially intelligent attorney and works for BakerHostetler. ROSS is a robot with powers of attorney. Based on IBM Watson technology, this robot serves as a legal researcher in BakerHostetler’s bankruptcy practice, where it will be responsible for sifting through thousands of legal documents.

Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit April 26 & 27

As you may know, the 3rd Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit is next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 & 27. It features 8 keynotes, 40 panels, over 100 speakers and hundreds of attendees. Floortje Blindenbach-Driessen is part of the panel on Woman Innovators on the 27th from 1.15 pm till 2.30 pm.