May 2016 | Innovation
Nano Tools for Leaders® are fast, effective leadership tools that you can learn and start using in less than 15 minutes — with the potential to significantly impact your success as a leader and the engagement and productivity of the people you lead.
Contributor: Adam Grant, PhD, The Class of 1965 Professor of Management and Psychology, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; and author of the New York Times bestsellers Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World and Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives our Success.
Improve innovation and drive change by encouraging everyone on your team to think outside the box.
Part 1 of this Nano Tool offered four steps for encouraging original thinking from your employees. Once the ideas start rolling in, though, how do you sort through them and select the best ones? And how do you maintain a “culture of non-conformity” over time? Here are five ways to both develop a rigorous process for assessment and encourage employees to keep the ideas coming.
Read Part 1 of Everyone Is an Innovator: Building a Culture of Non-conformity.
Nano Tools for Leaders® was conceived and developed by Deb Giffen, MCC, Director of Innovative Learning Solutions at Wharton Executive Education. It is jointly sponsored by Wharton Executive Education and Wharton’s Center for Leadership and Change Management, Wharton Professor of Management Michael Useem, Director. Nano Tools Academic Director is Professor John Paul MacDuffie, Professor of Management at the Wharton School and Director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI) at Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management.
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