Tag Archives: Intuit

Is the death of the office near?

death of the office

What if you could take the office with you everywhere you go? Ten years ago it would have been wishful thinking, but it’s a reality of our day to day. Technology in the form of mobile phones, collaboration software that sits in the cloud, as well as millennials, are shaping the workplace of the future. Sure, there is nothing like face to face contact with colleagues to get the ball rolling, but I think that is going to be a luxury in the future.

Innovation What Not To Do: Asking the two deadliest words in business

no permission needed to innovate A few days ago I mentioned that I had been receiving a lot of inquiries about developing an innovation capability, cultural development, and why this matters to avoid systemic failure. My post touched upon feedback as the shortest path to innovation and how people need it to learn.

This is the essence of agility, the ability to move quicker, learn faster, understand what works and doesn’t, and shift direction if needed. In the world that big organizations live in, agility is not business as usual. Rather, life inside a large organizations feels like you are going backwards, not forward.

Inside large organization’s, the common obstacle innovator’s have to overcome to get traction is getting permission to innovate. Of course, in a perfect world innovation shouldn’t require permission, but we don’t live in that perfect world. So, most of the time, permission won’t be granted.

The shortest path to innovation

there is no innovation without experimentation

In the past week I’ve had some interesting conversations with colleagues, friends and random people about culture and innovation capability. There are a couple of themes that have come up, one of which I’ll touch on here: feedback as it relates to innovation.

First, let’s put one thing on the table: there is no innovation without experimentation.

Why? Because…

How innovation happens at Intuit

In the innovation space, we rarely talk about Intuit. Yet, they are supreme innovators. Scott Cook, the founder, says that Intuit is a company of small startups.

Below is a series of tweets, I stumbled on, about how Intuit innovates. It is all quite straightforward, but this will give a visual idea of what a culture of innovation looks like when it is expected and practiced by all.

Hat tip to @SmartOrgInc for sharing these!

What is the most productive innovation methodology?

what is the most productive innovation methodology

This is a question I get a lot. Just like there is no shortage of creativity techniques, there are many innovation methodologies. For me, there isn’t one single way. Just like there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” strategy that every company can plug and play onto itself. I think that just like every person/company should have their own reason for existing, they should come up with their own way on how to stay relevant.

For example, Intuit, came up with their own innovation methodology. It was crafted from their own values and reasons for doing what they do and why they do it. Here is their how: