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eLearning > Innovation & Change > Culture of Innovation > Module 2 / 5

Experimental Failure

Instructor: Jeremy Gutsche
Navigating through chaos requires your organization to adapt
and change. This requires a culture that encourages testing and
experimental failure.

Here, you will learn tactics to execute controlled failure -- If you pursue your dreams, you will experience numerous failures. The upside? You will be on the learning curve that leads to stardom.
Workshop Questions:
1. What was your last big work failure and what did you learn from it?
2. What tactical things could you do to make failure less intimidating?
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eLearning Entertainment
Consumers are increasingly learning new skills for fun, not employment
Trend - Pre-Pandemic, consumers would seek out eLearning mostly to learn necessary skills or increase employability. In the post-Pandemic world, acquiring new skills has become somewhat of a hobby. Platforms and niche brands alike are offering tutorials and learning formats more akin to entertainment than education.
Workshop Question - What is one area of your business where you could better prioritize consumers, as opposed to monetization?
6.2
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Gamified Exercise
At-home exercise takes on gamified elements to boost motivation
Trend - As home exercise has become a viable alternative to using gyms and public spaces, gamified exercise experiences for those working out at home are becoming more popular. These fitness-based games make the prospect of working out more enticing.
Workshop Question - How is your brand responding to long-term changes brought on by the pandemic?
6.3
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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?
7
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Immersive Roleplay
Brands are introducing thoughtful features that enhance the gaming experience
Trend - In order to immerse consumers more into their video games, brands are launching accessible products that can seamlessly enhance roleplay. These innovations boast voice changing capabilities or even enable users to speak to each other, despite language barriers.
Workshop Question - How can your brand provide a more immersive experience?
4.9
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Stimulating Headphones
Brands and researchers are looking into the potential of earbud design
Trend - Designers are exploring the possibilities of earbuds in assisting with health conditions and personal endeavors. Either deployed as a multi-functional product or as reimagining popular use, these innovations are studied for their ability to provide pain relief or learning benefits.
Workshop Question - Conceptualize another use for an omnipresent product.
6.7
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Tech-Supported Caregiver
Brands are developing high-tech training materials for caregivers
Trend - By appealing to the benefits of mixed reality and artificial intelligence, brands in the health care sector are able to offer substantial training for caregivers who work with older adults. Through simulation, workers are able to build a greater degree of compassion and learn from their mistakes through hands-on activities.
Workshop Question - How can your brand enhance the training of your employees?
7
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Accessible X-Ray
Brands are developing x-ray technology that is more convenient
Trend - With the COVID-19 pandemic at large, some brands are developing products to reduce visits to health care centers unless necessary. This includes the production of accessible x-ray technology that is convenient and informative.
Workshop Question - How can your company create more accessibility for consumers?
6.4
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Rental Tech
Brands are launching tech-forward products to streamline landlord-tenant relationships
Trend - Deployed either as an app that utilizes high-end tech features such as artificial intelligence or a small gadget that is convenient and responsive, tech brands are looking to enhance the experience of renting in urban environments.
Workshop Question - How might you enable a better tenant-landlord relationship through tech?
6.5
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Permanent Remote Work
Brands are allowing employees to continue remote work post-pandemic
Trend - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many brands have been forced to quickly implement a work-from-home policy to help prevent the spread of the virus. Many found the shift to remote work to be without issue—with productivity and profits remaining the same. As a result, brands are implementing permanent work from home strategy, even post-pandemic.
Workshop Question - How could your company provide consumers with flexibility in times of uncertainty?
2.9
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Montessori Tech
Brands use classic learning methods to teach various tech concepts to children
Trend - The Montessori method is a research-backed educational approach that encourages early childhood development through self-directed, hands-on activities and collaborative play. Brands are combining this trusted method of education with tech-forward concepts to create a balanced learning experience that is also age-appropriate.
Workshop Question - How could your brand balance between traditional approaches and digital environments?
7.2
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