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Bees using scavenged plastic to build hives

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement Bees using scavenged plastic to build hives   Synergetic Management‘s insight: LOL!  While so many people are so worried about “going organic”, Mother Nature is simply adapting to the world around her!  Now, organic is great (for some things — I admit to being skeptical on […]

Teresa Amabile and Daniel Goleman: How managers can support creativity at work

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement What can a manager do to optimize team creativity? And what do they do commonly that squelches it? Daniel Goleman spoke with Harvard’s Teresa Amabile for his…   Synergetic Management‘s insight: Underestimate the importance of WINS at your peril This has TWO big implications: 1) […]

Become More Data-Driven by Breaking These Bad Habits

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement Six behaviors that stymie managers and companies. Synergetic Management‘s insight: MY CONCLUSION: Data is vital to performance improvement, but it must be the RIGHT data for the RIGHT metrics used the RIGHT way. Anything else is useless at best and destructive at worst.   My […]

Working Backwards to Unleash Your Creativity

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement To brainstorm ideas, try working backwards by taking a conceptual solution and finding a problem it can solve Synergetic Management‘s insight: MY CONCLUSIONS:   1) As per the title, you CAN start ANYWHERE in the process – let your need drive you. Ex: if you […]

A Messy Desk Makes You More Creative, Study Says

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement Synergetic Management‘s insight: MY CONCLUSION The best solution: Have a clean desk you can make usefully messy when you need it! Explanation:  Essentially, the article reminds us that messy desks can provide necessary distractions that help our brains to come up with richer ideas when […]

How Criticism Creates Innovative Teams

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement A little friction generates a spark.   Synergetic Management‘s insight: Criticism DOES NOT create innovative teams. Or at least, it does not as a general rule. Just think about it – the implication would be that the most criticism-rich environments would be the most creative. You […]

Research: Why Companies Keep Getting Blind-Sided by Risk

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement Supply chain risk ain’t sexy. And that’s why it never gets the funding it deserves.   Synergetic Management‘s insight: Conclusion: Risk management must be everyone’s responsibility, and senior managers must make “bake into their culture” the need for risk analysis and risk management. Wow! A great […]

10 Ideas To Move Innovation Forward

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by -= Bruce Berrien =- Through a lot of conversations on social networks, face-to-face opportunities, and reflection, I have been thinking about some of the t…   Synergetic Management‘s insight: This article is about fostering innovation and […]

Can You Balance Innovation and Execution?

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement An interesting academic study was done a few years ago involving the lockers of professional American football players. As a general rule, the study found that offensive players’ lockers tended (Can You Balance Innovation and Execution?   Synergetic Management‘s insight: WARNING: prepare for rant mode! […]