We need to start treating innovation like other business disciplines — as a set of tools that are designed to accomplish specific objectives. Just as we wouldn’t rely on a single marketing tactic or a single source of financing for the entire life of an organization, we need to build up a portfolio of innovation strategies designed for specific tasks.
Forbes’ top business trend prediction for 2017 was the rise of subject matter experts. For lawyers who’ve built a career out of honing a special focus in their practice area, capitalizing on this trend should be a piece of cake.
While critics of unconscious bias training claim it doesn’t move the needle on diversity numbers and can actually reinforce negative stereotypes, Harvard Business Review says a thoughtful and carefully planned program can be a useful component of diversity and inclusion efforts.