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FuturistU > 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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Inclusive Productivity
Inclusive management and productivity apps combat ageism in the workplace
Trend - Workplace management platforms are adapting to the varying needs of a multigenerational workforce--with UX, resources and tools that account for tech gaps between generations. These platforms ease processes and foster communication with the aim of achieving age-inclusive hiring and working environments.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better adapt to a multigenerational workforce with different strengths?
5.3
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Freshness
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Megatrends
Solid Cooling
Manufacturers are experimenting with solid-state cooling for computation devices
Trend - Hardware manufacturers in the industrial and consumer spaces are incorporating solid-state coolers into computational devices. These coolers have less moving parts and less points of failure, as they do not have coolant or fans, leading to less power consumption and less maintenance.
Workshop Question - How could your brand incorporate new computational technology to reduce costs of operation and maintenance?
4.7
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Activity
Freshness
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Megatrends
Employee Toolkits
Employee upskilling toolkits address evolving workplace expectations
Trend - Employees now expect flexibility, inclusion and higher standards of ethics from their employers. In response to these evolving expectations, businesses are investing in less formal educational toolkits for employees that promote workplace wellbeing, transparency and sustainable practices.
Workshop Question - How can your brand offer employee resources that better reflect their areas of interest or need?
4.4
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Freshness
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Remote Focus
Brands are launching technology designed for remote workers with ADHD
Trend - ADHD products are tools, technologies, or aids designed to help individuals with ADHD manage symptoms and improve organization, time management, and productivity. With the influx of hybrid and remote work models, consumers with ADHD often gravitate toward products that can be used at home without judgment.
Workshop Question - How can your brand accommodate different kinds of work models with regard to both products and operations?
6.7
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Activity
Freshness
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Language Platform
Brands are using generative AI to launch language-teaching platforms
Trend - New startups are launching generative AI-powered platforms for language education. These platforms improve on previous language education services by delivering more advanced feedback, streamlined lessons, and reduced costs for consumers.
Workshop Question - How could your brand augment its services with generative AI to offer consumers more flexibility?
7.1
Score
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Activity
Freshness
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Custom Workflow
Personalized prioritization apps enable more inclusive and effective work styles
Trend - Apps and services that aid in summarizing, prioritizing, and organizing work tasks in personalized ways are more popular than ever in the post-pandemic workplace. Not only does this custom approach to workflow give more flexibility, but is more inclusive of different work styles and needs.
Workshop Question - How can your organization maximize output without dictating how and when work is completed?
3.8
Score
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Activity
Freshness
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Agile Workplace
As more offices adopt a hybrid model more flexibility is needed
Trend - The post-pandemic workplace demands more flexibility than before. The average office worker knows how to be productive from home, making the idea of being in the office full-time harder to justify. Thus, hybrid workplaces are more common than ever; however, these come with a unique set of challenges that organizations in the industry aim to solve.
Workshop Question - How has your workplace culture changed, and how can you make these changes work to your advantage as an employer?
4
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Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Focus Tech
Brands are creating products to help students concentrate
Trend - Brands are launching new focus-enhancing technology designed to help students better concentrate on their work in remote or hybrid learning environments. These products and features help immerse students in their school work, showcasing the benefits of technology in the classroom and eliminating procrastination and potential distractions from outside sources.
Workshop Question - How can your brand address the rapid changes that have influenced its industry?
6.2
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Work Protest
Office workers are protesting mandated returns to the office
Trend - Having grown accustomed to working remotely for several months, office workers are increasingly protesting mandates that require workers to go back to the office. Workers are now quitting, organizing against such policies, and/or ignoring these policies and continuing to work from home.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize flexibility for its employees?
4.1
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Freshness
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Reformed Routine
Social changes are influencing consumers to slow down and reassess their lives
Trend - More consumers in North America are adapting their priorities and routines to better align with their own happiness. This can involve consumers renouncing needlessly fast-paced lifestyles, quitting jobs in place of alternative opportunities, and generally focusing on their own happiness.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better align itself with its customers' or employees' values?
3.6
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