Innovation keynote speaker and award-winning author Jeremy Gutsche helps top executives and CEOs foster the best work environments for their teams. Jeremy advises global brands like Victoria's Secret, Nestle and Domino's on how to foster a culture of innovation and how to find the next big idea.
Jeremy sees traditional hierarchical structures in the workplace as an obstacle to brands looking to innovate and become more competitive within their industry. The idea that a physically open workplace or office actually facilitates communication, teamwork and ideas. He discusses this concept in detail in his book, 'Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change,' using the offices at FirstEnergy Capital as an example.
"At FirstEnergy, there were no offices and there were no walls. The CEO, Brett Wilson, sat at a desk next to the other associates. He explained that you can't grow and be agile with office walls that slow you down. This kind of thinking led FirstEnergy to attract the brightest minds, craft the most aggressive strategies, and propel past its iconic rival to become #1."
The best work environments encourage innovation and experimental thinking by breaking down the boundaries from the 20th century and promoting openness. You can learn more about Jeremy's philosophies on innovative work environments in this FREE online copy of Exploiting Chaos.