These are transformational times; organizations are facing unprecedented changes that have forced everyone to adapt to uncertainty. Companies are pivoting and human behaviour is changing- their habits, routines, how they consume information. Yet this discomfort can be a catalyst for growth and opportunity and change. And that is why the time for innovation is now.
Uncertain times have made it paramount for us to talk about what the future of work looks like. Employees are working from home and have had to adapt to a new work environment in a matter of days. Just bringing the conversation to the table about these trends will make a huge difference for employees to express their opinions and talk about new difficulties faced by them.
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Bringing in a speaker like Jared Lindzon will help bridge the gap. His writing focuses on technological innovation and its role in the future of work. Jared explains in his talk how the pandemic has forcefully brought the future of work to the present and what you should do about it. Another renowned futurist and strategist, Nikolas Badminton, explores future and current realities to give audience members an edge on winning down the road in his presentations. Gleaming with insights and lessons to stay ahead, Nikolas’ ideas help teams become more future-oriented.
Fostering an innovation community outside of your organization:
Such are the times that competition between firms may actually hamper innovation. We all need to come together, as a global community and find solutions for global issues in unity. Increasing collaboration among firms will foster innovation according to Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at GM.
Freedom and Flexibility:
To foster an environment of innovation, giving your team freedom and flexibility is necessary. No one knows this better than Andrew Pelling, Founder of the Pelling Lab and a Senior TED Fellow.. His love for curiosity and creativity have helped him create a work environment for his team to explore unknown possibilities. Freedom to innovate is a privilege, yes but without it, disruptive innovation seems impossible.
Ann Makosinski, a student and serial inventor, also has a similar opinion. She explores creativity, innovation and mindset to help audiences push forward.
Blog written by Aprajita Monga