John Storm returns to HR Studio Podcast to define brainstorming, explain how brainstorming originated, and highlight the drawbacks in its original application. He shares some of the techniques and discusses what to consider when choosing one. John offers HR leaders advice on modeling better brainstorming techniques and invites listeners to obtain his “Brainstorming Packet.”
Many companies talk about ‘innovation’ when asked about their company’s mission or how they engage employees and bring about change. But the reality is that leaders are not always aligned with their definition of innovation and employees do not always feel the freedom to generate new ideas. John Storm defines innovation, highlighting the diverse views around its definition. He identifies the obstacles that can inhibit successful innovation and shares his approach to helping navigate choppy waters during the innovation process. Finally, he offers advice for organizations who are trying to drive innovation.
In this episode, Todd Henry, the founder of Accidental Creative, explains how organizations can create an environment in which creativity can flourish. He describes the two critical factors that live in tension with each other; who creatives are and what they want and need to be successful; and how leaders can support “fast-twitch” and ‘slow-twitch’ thinkers. Finally, he addresses the role that HR can play and the influence that its leaders can have in shaping the creative culture.
Expert Dr. Amy Climer discusses the potential pitfalls and roadblocks to innovation and offers ideas and steps that leaders can take to build a culture of creativity within their teams and organizations.
Dr. Anna Tavis provides insight to the drivers of change in performance management systems. She discusses the benefits achieved from overhauling these systems and urges HR professionals to get educated on the latest designs and techniques, and to acquire skills necessary to revamp performance management and other outdated systems in their organizations.