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.
Using data to its full potential is much more about management than technology, Harvard Business Review says. It can present opportunities for profit and competitive advantage, from product improvements to new revenue streams and possible industry game changers.
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.
The New York Times writes: Women finding individual identities tied to their work still makes many people uncomfortable. People are quick to assert that we can’t “have it all”; the American government and workplaces are slow to implement policies that would enable us to at least have something a little better.
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.