Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, global economy, the business landscape is constantly changing. The confluence of big data, emerging technologies, and global connectivity puts unprecedented pressure on companies to become more innovative and agile. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must constantly adapt while continuing to identify and exploit new opportunities. Interestingly, new models are emerging from science and nature that offer a unique perspective – one that sees our global economy as a highly interconnected, continually evolving complex adaptive system. These models unveil powerful insights for optimizing our business strategies and processes. Each week on Quantum Business Insights, Olivia explores these concepts with thought leaders from around the globe. We look for ways to leverage their insights to ignite innovation, inspire our workforce, and create positive outcomes for our companies, our communities, and the planet.... Show More
October 3, 2014 56 min
Did you know that innovation is the only value proposition with a shelf life? And with the commoditization of most linear processes and technologies, innovation is essential to stay competitive in our volatile, global economy. However, unlike many business processes that can be strategized and managed, innovation must be encouraged, allowed to emerge, and nurtured through implementation. Tune in and learn how to empower innovation with the “Dean of Innovation”, Jeff De Graff. Listen as we unveil common corporate messages that hinder innovation. Understand why variation and diversity and important to facilitate innovation. Gain insights into the use of the Competing Values Framework, including how to create positive conflict. Learn about the Innovation Genome model which connects value propositions with culture, competency and leadership through four quadrants and a shared language.
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