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Read Intrapreneuring Case Study “Leading Innovation” by Ivey Business School!

January 27, 2015

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The prestigious Ivey Business School of the Western University in Ontario, Canada, published an insightful new teaching case study on intrapreneuring and corporate innovation titled “Boehringer Ingelheim: Leading Innovation” in which the case writers, Professor J. Robert Mitchell, Ph.D., and Ramasastry Chandrasekhar, follow the footsteps of the newly appointed innovation director. Meant to raise questions […]

Innovation drives Diversity&Inclusion 2.0

August 14, 2014

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The traditional world of corporate Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is being disrupted by a new take on D&I and combining it with innovation and talent management.  What some perceive as a threat to the D&I establishment may just be the next step of evolution that could invigorate and drive D&I to new heights. Though not an entirely novel approach (see […]

Why virtual teams fail, and how to make them work (part 1)

May 21, 2013

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Turning back? In times where many companies push their employees to work from home and employees request this new freedom, YAHOO’s announcement surprised putting away with it all and returning to the old 9-to-5 office hours.  (WSJ, March 5, 2013) Senior leaders like YAHOO’s new CEO, Marissa Meyer, have doubts if remote working models work […]

Top 10 posts for Employee Resource Groups (ERG) / Business Resource Groups (BRG)

April 29, 2013

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Here are my Top 10 posts for Employee Resource Groups (ERG) / Business Resource Groups (BRG): 1.  Why do companies need business-focused ERGs? The answer is as simple as this: Because it makes good business sense! 2.  Build ERGs as an innovative business resource! The increasing diversity of employees at the workplace led to employees […]

Do managers miss the sweet-spot of remote working?

November 17, 2010

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Stumbling in the dark? Organizations often find themselves struggling with a dilemma: The need for employees working remotely, often from home, is at rise for many business reasons that include cost savings and the competition over attracting and retaining top talent. On the other hand, many managers have a hard time allowing their staff to […]

Difference affords opportunity – social media leverage by an ERG

October 29, 2010

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Yammer.com is a micro-blogging platform which allowed our NxGen ERG to reach out to employees and engage them in a new way for our company. Here is what we did and how it worked for us. – Note that my good friend and co-founder of our NxGen ERG, Dr. David Thompson, wrote this article when […]

Build ERGs as an innovative business resource!

October 13, 2010

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The proposed business model for ERGs forms a foundation for continued innovation, strategic alignment and measurable results. It turns an ERG into a true and sustainable business resource for its members as well as the hosting organization.