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Intro to Culture of Innovation

Instructor: Jeremy Gutsche
Peter Drucker, the father of management thinking, used to say, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” The concept is that your great idea doesn’t matter if you can’t put that idea into action and make it happen.

This course will help you build a culture that enables disruptive thinking, instead of leading your company toward disruption and failure.
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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?
4.3
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Women's App
Physical and mental wellbeing apps are targeting women's health
Trend - Women's health apps are becoming more popular as consumers seek out personalized fitness and nutrition services. These apps cater specifically to women's needs, whether that's fitness advice based on menstruation cycles, or encouraging body positivity.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing personalization?
4.5
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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?
6.1
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Smart Factory
Manufacturing tech is increasing productivity, efficiency, and customer experience
Trend - Brands have relied on robotic assistance to expedite processes in manufacturing facilities and many are taking it one step further with artificial intelligence, IoT, and other tech innovations. As a result, companies are increasing convenience, efficiency, and customer satisfaction while keeping costs down.
Workshop Question - How can your brand utilize smart tech to enhance manufacturing?
5.1
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Eco Space
Designers are envisioning products that will ensure more sustainable space travel
Trend - Sustainability as a key trend is actively breaking into the spaceflight industry, as designers and startups are deploying various eco-conscious and reusable innovations in a bid to minimize space waste or ensure self-sufficient space travel.
Workshop Question - What sustainable choices can your brand make to put consumers at ease?
3.9
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Increased Output
Video conferencing platforms are offering more service diversity to consumers
Trend - Brands are optimizing video conferencing platforms and tools to deliver increased effectiveness to users. These new features strengthen the experience by enabling increased and diverse output—from podcasts to digitized minutes.
Workshop Question - How can your brand increase the productivity of consumers at home?
3.4
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Gen Z Creative
Gen Z consumers aim to develop skills outside of the traditional school system
Trend - Today's Gen Z consumers are increasingly turning to platforms, services and spaces that expand their worldviews and skills, but without the constraints of traditional schooling. Everything from photography programs to financial literacy courses allow them to better hone skills that they aren't often exposed to in the education system.
Workshop Question - How could your brand appeal to Gen Z's sense of creativity and personal expression?
5.5
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Remote Support
Platforms arise that better connect managers and remote employees
Trend - The adjustment period for employees who are now working remotely indefinitely has resulted in the increased use and availability of platforms that aim to simplify the employee-manager relationship. These platforms have various functions, and allow managers to track performance as well as better communicate with their direct reports.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing productive communication among its employees?
4.7
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Co-Ownership
Co-ownership initiatives offer adapted forms of property and product ownership
Trend - Co-ownership opportunities are on the rise and come in a variety of forms, including car-sharing neighborhoods, co-owned apartment complexes and ownership setup spaces--all allowing people to pool resources for the sake of owning property or other investment pieces.
Workshop Question - How is your brand adapting to varying generational needs?
7.1
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Dedicated Factory
Automotive companies are creating dedicated facilities to produce EVs
Trend - Companies in the automotive industry are creating dedicated facilities to produce electric cars. Creating dedicated facilities allows these companies to customize production methods for electric vehicles. Additionally, it allows these organizations to produce electric cars at peak efficiently, and offer better prices to consumers.
Workshop Question - How can your organization efficiently serve the needs of eco-conscious consumers?
3.1
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