Flat management systems are producing benefits for a growing number of organizations that thrive on innovation and rapid change. By reducing their management hierarchies, they have democratized decision-making, spurred creative problem-solving and fostered greater trust in the workplace. Here’s how and why it works.
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Many of you may have heard of the Crawl Walk Run project methodology. For those of you that haven’t, the idea is that if a project team is trying to achieve something big, that sometimes you have to evolve your approach in stages rather than trying to make all the changes all at once. Here we look at a potential problem...
The prevailing project management paradigm still emphasizes context-free processes and practices, rather than tailoring them to the unique context of each project. Alas, clinging to “one best way” is often counterproductive, as intelligent bees and systematic teams often discover at their own peril.
Routine work like cooking hamburgers has nothing to do with providing great project management service…or does it? Can the role of the project manager be replaced by automation? Let’s look at the project life cycle...
It would be nice if a project manager could use a process that would trigger creative solutions to challenging problems, but it isn’t that simple. Creativity springs forth in a person when they are faced with a problem or challenge that is vexing and seemingly void of normal solutions.
Innovation remains the key differentiator in terms of how your organization’s products and services are perceived by customers. In this article, we present some tips on fostering innovation and sustaining it in our day-to-day project management activities.
Using unique approaches to problem solving can lift us up to become better people by using our inner passions and focus on self-improvement as a motivator. This article expands on an alternative healing experience by the author that can potentially help foster innovation.
Using unique approaches to problem solving can lift us up to become better people by using our inner passions and focus on self-improvement as a motivator. As we continue this series on exploring ways to overcome obstacles by use of creative solutions, the author is motivated to continue being open-minded in sharing outside-the-box ways of thinking that can benefit us all.
Is the Chief Information Officer the right person within an organization to take on the role of Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)? The answer to that question is, “It depends.” Specifically, it depends on the answer to a few questions...
As products become increasingly complex, design teams must integrate a wide range of expertise throughout the development process. This offers new opportunities for innovation while helping to carry the vision all the way through to production and curtailing late compromises.