Archive for innovation SmartBlogs
When I tell people that I am a creative director, a few things pop into their mind, and they usually ask, “So, are you like Don Draper?” To this one, I usually answer that I don’t think so; I think I am way better looking. Or so my mom says.
Then, the big one pops up, “You’re lucky.[…] Continue Reading »
Disney has many businesses, but one of its most successful is in cruise ships. They’re popular and make money. Cruise ships in general are also problematic when it comes to environmental impact, as they are not fuel-efficient and create pollution in the air and water. How much? The Environmental Protection Agency in 2008 estimated that a single cruise ship, each day, produced the following pollution, according to The Daily Green:
“21,000 gallons of sewage
One ton of garbage
170,000 gallons of wastewater from sinks, showers and laundry
More than 25 pounds of batteries, fluorescent lights, medical wastes and expired chemicals
Up to 6,400 gallons of oily bilge water from engines”
Cruise ships haven’t lost favor with consumers, they won’t be outlawed, and they won’t voluntarily quit.[…] Continue Reading »
Whether you’re in the fashion, food or financial industry, innovation is imperative. It’s the fresh thinking that keeps your business relevant. It’s creativity packed with a competitive edge. And it’s the superpower on which you can build success. But, like any superhero, innovation has its enemies — and to beat them, you have to know them. Here’s what you are up against:
- Initiative overload: It’s easy for organizations to bite off more than they can chew — especially if they don’t realize exactly what type of dish innovation is.
Managers and team leaders should know better than anyone the value of change agents within an organization. They are the “entrepreneurs” within your company, they are the drivers of organic growth, and they make great leaders. Because of this coveted capability, if they aren’t given room to build and grow within a company, it’s easy for them to take their talents elsewhere.[…] Continue Reading »
SmartBrief welcomed association partners to its office Wednesday to join in an interactive workshop on encouraging entrepreneurship in organizations. The session was led by Babson College President Len Schlesinger and entrepreneurial-studies professor Heidi Neck.
After explaining Babson’s research-based six steps leaders can take to encourage entrepreneurship in organizations, Neck and Schlesinger led attendees in a brainstorming session to come up with ideas for practical actions organizations can take to complete those six steps.[…] Continue Reading »