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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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Employees are empowered to lead through educational workshops
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Workshop Question - How can your brand cultivate the individual development of each of its employees?
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Workshop Question - How could your brand better adapt to a multigenerational workforce with different strengths?
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Workshop Question - How can your brand offer employee resources that better reflect their areas of interest or need?
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Trend - Workplaces are using generative artificial intelligence to craft training modules, provide feedback, and improve overall onboarding experiences for employees. These AI models deliver accurate feedback more quickly than human workers, saving companies time and money on onboarding.
Workshop Question - How could your brand implement generative AI training processes to improve its overall workplace efficiency?
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Workshop Question - How could your brand ensure its DEI programs and initiatives make all potential employees feel welcome and supported?
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Workshop Question - How has your workplace culture changed, and how can you make these changes work to your advantage as an employer?
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Workshop Question - How is your brand evolving with the cultural changes that Gen Z's influence has caused?
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Workshop Question - How could your brand better support employees or customers in their personal pursuits?
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Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize employee retention?
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Workshop Question - How can your brand utilize emerging technologies to be more efficient?
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Focused Recruiting
Hiring platforms use more focused methods to ensure opportunity
Trend - Hiring platforms with focused recruitment pools are ensuring fairness in the recruitment process. These platforms offer opportunities for people who might otherwise be overlooked due to unconscious bias--including young workers, women, and people from low income backgrounds.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize inclusion in its recruitment practices?
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