How to stand out?

How to stand out in 2022

Given the pandemic and all the changes that are happening, how can you stand out in 2022? Many people would wish to have a particular magic bullet they can hire, purchase, or even acquire to make them heroes for clients and colleagues at work. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. To stand out as an individual, […]

Bringing rigor to the innovation process

Bringing simplicity and rigor to the innovation process

Familiar challenges? Below is a list of a few challenges innovation managers frequently mention when coming to us. For their innovation and tech efforts, they wonder how to: Prioritize projects among the many opportunities  Secure resources for these proactive/internal projects Get buy-in for the implementation All of these challenges are symptoms of the same problem. […]

Setting innovation teams up for success

Setting innovation teams up for success

How do you make sure that all of your innovation projects deliver valuable outcomes? How do you set innovation teams up for success? It has been the main motivator to develop our online T4|YIP program. Dr. Floor Blindenbach knew it could be done. Once the online program was developed, we then needed teams to prove […]

Law 2030 podcast with Dr. Floor Blindenbach-Driessen

Law 2030 podcast

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Future of the Profession Initiative featured Dr. Floor Blindenbach in their Law 2030 podcast. This podcast focuses on the many changes afoot in the legal profession and implications for lawyers, law students, clients, and leaders across the industry. The Law 2030 podcast was started in 2021 and brings […]

Accelerate your innovation project

Accelerate your innovation project from 0 to 100 in 6 months?

Accelerate your innovation project from 0 to 100 in 6 months? Start by May first and get results before November! The teams that already participated in our CRCF sponsored research project have helped to demonstrate that innovation teams get better results faster, if they know what to work on, when, and how. Now, we would […]

law firm innovation management white paper

Law firm innovation management

Law firm innovation management is becoming a must, giving the increased frequency and importance of innovation. Wondering how other law firms are managing their innovation efforts? Are you interested in reading about the best-practices law firms of all sizes use? Then download our white paper titled “Innovation Management in Law Firms”. The findings in this […]

innovation myths

5 Innovation management myths

For some, the term innovation management is an oxymoron. In reality, innovation management is a domain that ensures that the best ideas and innovation projects make it to practice in an effective and cost-efficient manner. As a result, innovation management is surrounded by a lot of myths. In the blog below I debunk five of […]

Efficiency kills innovation

Efficiency kills innovation

Efficiency kills innovation. Efficient markets, efficient companies, and efficient employees are good for many things, but not for innovation. Efficiency is created by scaling, standardizing, and routinizing labor. While each of these efforts in itself can be an innovation effort, the relentless focus on efficiency will in the end kill society’s, organizations, and employee’s ability to […]

Budgeting 2021

Budgeting for 2021

Firms use annual budget cycles. Now, during this COVID19 pandemic, it may be the wrong way to go about budgeting for 2021, because it does not leave you enough flexibility. How can you budget for next year, while keeping maximum flexibility, go after new opportunities when they arise, make the most out of your available […]

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 provide effective and efficient innovation project management.  Our Goals This project, titled “Using Team-Learning and Teamwork-Quality Indicators […]

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 […]