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eLearning > Tactics > Innovation Tactics > Module 4 / 4

Culture of Innovation

Instructor: Mark Onufer
Future of Business
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This module will reveal exactly how you can pivot from the internal cultural traps around pursuit of new ideas. Because great ideas are not rare on a capable team and in a competitive environment the idea we all agree on unfortunately isn’t always the best idea. Innovation, culture and creativity have so many hurdles and Mark provides a map for navigating this sea of challenges.

Finally, imagine you are a one-person team with a game changing idea. You need to get internal buy-in from key decision makers. How are you going to communicate this idea properly for your purpose? Creativity isn’t enough, people need perspective. Mark explains the secret formula for getting key decision makers onboard and how you can you craft a narrative to get buy-in on your next big idea. Having tactical programs in place not just to get them approved, but also to bring them to life is key to culture of innovation.
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Workshop Questions:
1. Think of a ritual to help the smartest people on your team reset.
2. What is the narrative your team provides? What is the right vehicle to deliver it?
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Managerial Education
Employees are empowered to lead through educational workshops
Implications - Investing in their own employees, more companies are taking the initiative to enroll newer recruits into leadership and educational programs. Through accelerated skill development, the transition time into fully integrated confident employees is shortened, resulting in a team that feels empowered to take on demanding roles and new challenges as they strive for increased leadership.
Workshop Question - How can your brand cultivate the individual development of each of its employees?
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WFH Culture
Brands replicate office culture from home for their employees
Trend - In order to keep employees engaged as many companies enter a year of work-from-home setups, many are trying to replicate in-office rituals virtually. These include everything from coffee breaks to chat rooms that are mapped out to look like offices.
Workshop Question - How is your brand keeping employees engaged?
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Reskilling Workers
Brands help retrain out-of-work individuals amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Trend - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, brands and governments are launching free initiatives to connect out of work individuals with retraining opportunities to find new job opportunities. These include scholarships, digital courses, and seminars.
Workshop Question - How is your brand supporting struggling customers?
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Worker Perks
Brands offer larger perks to help ease employee burdens
Trend - Employee perks are going well beyond in-office benefits and into investments that actually benefit employees lives and ease the various financial burdens they deal with. Things like childcare, debt repayment and fitness are now priorities for employers that want a productive and well-rounded workforce.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing employee wellbeing when it comes to their personal responsibilities and/or financial burdens?
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Remote Support
Platforms arise that better connect managers and remote employees
Trend - The adjustment period for employees who are now working remotely indefinitely has resulted in the increased use and availability of platforms that aim to simplify the employee-manager relationship. These platforms have various functions, and allow managers to track performance as well as better communicate with their direct reports.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing productive communication among its employees?
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Corporate Retreat
Businesses turn to virtual alternatives for corporate retreats
Trend - As people continue working from home, corporate offices are exploring new ways to offer retreats for employees. Whether offering ways for employees to relax or to bond, virtual options give employers freedom while maintaining boundaries among employees.
Workshop Question - How is your brand maintaining flexibility for employees and customers?
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Workplace VR
Virtual reality is being used for commonplace office processes
Trend - Virtual reality's vast potential applications are now being harnessed in the workplace, with everything from employee training to virtual meetings now taking place with the help of VR. These programs enhance engagement and enhance accessibility for those who work remotely.
Workshop Question - How is your brand offering solutions to the challenges that its remote workers face?
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Soft Development
Tech brands facilitate the development of important soft skills
Trend - Tech companies are prioritizing the development of soft skills like empathy, communication and cooperation with the use of software and products that help people learn about and practice these skills. These products and services can be made for children and adults alike.
Workshop Question - How could your brand foster the development of soft skills in either employees or customers?
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Virtualized Onboarding
Brands are using technology to take onboarding into the virtual realm
Trend - Brands are leveraging technology to streamline the onboarding process for freelancers, remote employees, and even clients. By bringing tasks like this online, employers are capable of facilitating a more supportive environment for all types of workers, particularly those who are new to the company.
Workshop Question - How could your brand utilize digital technology for the benefit of your employees?
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Morale Analysis
Morale programs analyze online conversations to spot areas of improvement
Trend - Employers are taking advantage of new technologies in employee-tracking technology by using platforms that detect morale issues in online conversations and habits. By analyzing culture in this way, employers are able to change internal issues and boost morale and productivity in office.
Workshop Question - How could your brand prioritize employee morale?
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Generation De-stress
Brands place a holistic approach to improve consumer’s mental health
Trend - Millennials have often been viewed as “Generation Stress,” as a result brands have taken noticed and have begun to offer more targeted, natural products and services to mitigate - and educate - these occurrences.
Workshop Question - How can you help consumers have more mental clarity and decrease their daily stress encounters?
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