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eLearning > Innovation & Change > Ability to Change > Module 1 / 6

Intro to Ability to Change

Instructor: Jeremy Gutsche
In today's world, people miss out on new opportunity because we lead busy lives and get caught up in a predictable groove, repeating past decisions. This makes it difficult to spot opportunity, and more difficult to act. Even when we have a great idea, it can be a struggle to get buy-in, influence others, and make change happen. It doesn’t have to be that way.

This course examines how people can caught in these grooves of predictability and how to overcome them. Trend Hunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche introduces the 7 Traps of Path Depedency and how to escape them to capture new opportunity. If you’ve ever dreamed about what great ideas might be within your grasp, this course will nurture those feelings and give you tactics and exercises to bring you closer to your full potential. It will give you the push you need to overcome path dependencies, break free from the traps, and move toward something new. You’ll develop the tools to engage your next big idea and make change a reality.
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Insights by Trend Hunter AI
Outdoor Offices
The ongoing pandemic has made outdoor workspaces more popular
Trend - Workplace flexibility has been a common topic of discussion after the the ongoing pandemic resulted in professionals working from home indefinitely. Now, businesses and employees are leaning into workplace flexibility with outdoor office spaces that balance productivity and function with comfort and convenience for workers.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing flexibility for its customers or employees?
9.3
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Accessible Vaccination
Branded offerings and features aim to make COVID-19 vaccines accessible
Trend - Vaccine hesitancy and inaccessibility have been issues in different parts of North America, and so some brands are making the process more accessible with offerings like appointment information, transportation, and work accommodations to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing vaccine accessibility for its customers or employees?
4.9
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AR Holiday
Brands leverage augmented reality when advertising around the holidays
Trend - Brands are leveraging augmented reality technology to reach consumers at home for the holidays. These initiatives include product testing, demonstrations, and mixed reality portals to interact and engage with consumers.
Workshop Question - How can your brand interact and engage with consumers through technology?
6.5
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Activism Pop-Up
Pop-up experiences are framed around social causes
Trend - Attending pop-up experiences gives people a sense of "being in the know," and therefore creates a sense of community between attendees. Taking advantage of that, social and environmental causes are now using pop-ups to expand their reach, form supportive communities and educate people.
Workshop Question - How could your brand build a sense of community among customers?
7.2
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Redefined Valentine
Valentine's Day promotions are adapted with the ongoing pandemic in mind
Trend - Valentine's Day promotions this year are vastly different and serve consumers new, restricted ways of living amidst the ongoing pandemic. Brands are offering everything from Valentine's themed virtual wine tastings to chef-made meals that can be enjoyed with a partner at home.
Workshop Question - How is your brand offering customers a sense of normlacy amidst ongoing uncertainties?
5.5
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Virtual Cosmetic
Cosmetic brands are being more experimental with their virtual experiences
Trend - Distinct virtual experiences that are facilitated by cosmetic brands are on the rise as businesses look to balance customer and employee safety with their bottom line. Experiences include everything from virtual game pop-ups to virtual makeup studios.
Workshop Question - How could your brand balance safety and experience?
7.6
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Dining Virtual
Restaurant brands facilitate virtual dining experiences amidst the COVID-19 crisis
Trend - Restaurants and brands are bringing customers to them via virtual dining options in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that's shut down in-person dining operations around the world. These virtual meetups bring people together and give customers a sense of community.
Workshop Question - How is your brand supporting its customers through times of crisis?
6.4
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Post-Crisis Retail
Brick and mortar spaces will likely undergo long term changes post-COVID
Trend - After the restrictions on public movement due to COVID-19 have eased or lifted around the world, retail spaces will still require additional safety measures in order to keep infection risks at a minimum. This will occur (and is already occurring) in the form of contactless payment systems, limiting customers in-store, and redesigned layouts that enforce physical distance between customers.
Workshop Question - How is your brand preparing for a post-COVID world?
6.7
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Pandemic Loneliness
Brands look to combat loneliness amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Trend - With physical distancing measures preventing people from being able to go out and socialize as they once did, brands are looking to combat the worsening feelings of loneliness that people around the world are dealing with. Apps and services that bring people together remotely are able to aid in maintaining the mental health of consumers.
Workshop Question - How is your brand helping consumers navigate uncertainty and instability?
5.4
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P2P Support
Peer-to-peer support becomes a lifeline for communities overcoming COVID-19
Trend - Individuals are looking for ways to help others amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and brands are increasingly offering tools and resources that facilitate supportive interactions between people and communities.
Workshop Question - How is your brand facilitating community support at this time?
5.3
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