Tag Archives: management

Fear As A Motivator Simply Doesn’t Work

I recently witnessed a manager use fear as motivator with someone who’d rather not have a lot of responsibility on his hands. Frankly, this is the wrong person to challenge. But the bigger problem is this manager, and every other higher up in this company, uses fear to motivate people all the time!

What Consensus Means For Driving Innovation

Ideas trump hierarchy

Why do organizations fail? There are many reasons, mostly because they become irrelevant by failing to evolve and adapt to a changing world. The reasons this happens are many, but one thing is certain: organizations where everyone agrees with each other, where no friction exists, and where no one challenges the status-quo is certain to miss the future and eventually fail.

When A Focus On Short-term Results Kills Innovation

 short-termism is the enemy of innovation

Why do established businesses fail? Because they miss the future. And what contributes to them missing the future? Many things, among them is a focus on maintaining the status-quo while avoiding uncertainty.

Here’s a short story of how innovation dies inside established organizations that have a short-term results focus…

What Are The Key Success Factors For Applying Innovation In An Organization?

10 key success factors for applying innovation in your organization

How do you put creativity to work? How do you implement it so it delivers innovation? What does a culture of innovation look like? There are no shortage of innovative companies to draw inspiration from who have been able to transform themselves. Though you can’t copy their culture and strategy, but you can certainly learn a few things.