Helicopter parents mean well, they want to best for their kids. Meantime, their care is often suffocating from the child’s perspective. These children are deprived from the opportunity to try things themselves, to learn, and to fail. A counter movement promoting free-range parenting has emerged as a result. Parallels can be found in organizations, where […]
The US edition has not yet been published, but the EU edition of the Financial Time Innovative Lawyer is out. This 9th edition is certainly another interesting read. However, it also makes you wonder. Is this truly the most innovative solutions legal firms have been able to come up with in the past year? Can more be done?
Who needs a personal coach? Every top athlete has a coach. However, most world class musicians don’t. While every clinician should, according to Atul Gawande. What can a personal coach teach you, that you cannot learn yourself?
In this Organizing4Innovation Webinar, Floortje Blindenbach-Driessen, PhD, explains in 30 minutes what it takes to manage innovation in professional service organizations. She points out why organizing for innovation is important, what it entails and how it can be achieved.
Organizational learning is the competitive advantage of the future. New products and services can easily be copied, but the speed at which you learn and renew, cannot. Organizational learning is the cornerstone of innovation as learning allows you discover unknowns and to adapt to changes. Is yours a learning organization?
Different clinicians, in different hospitals produce different results on different procedures. Stefan Larsson looks at what happens when doctors measure and share their outcomes on hip replacement surgery, for example, to see which techniques are proving the most effective. Could health care get better — and cheaper — if doctors collect such data to learn from each other and innovate?
The department of commerce expects that 50% of all new employment between 2012 and 2022 will be created in the health and professional services industries? Is your organization going to drive this growth? Or are you currently in cost cutting mode, because your revenues are under pressure? To benefit from this growth you will have to innovate, but how good are you at innovating?