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Beyond Technology: Building a New Organizational Culture to Succeed in an Era of Digital Transformation

Report | 85 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: Innovation in the Era of Digital Transformation

The scarcity in the New Digital Economy is not the technology—it's the organizational mind-set to move beyond traditional approaches to innovation.

Report | 11 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: Why This Transformation Is Different

If the industrial age was about standardization; the digital age is about mass customization and mass collaboration.

Report | 15 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: The Human Element and the New Leadership

Having an advantage in technology is not enough to keep an organization out front in the digital age. It is organizational culture, enlightened leadership, and talent that will ultimately create a sustainable competitive advantage.

Note de rechereche | 17 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: Conclusion and Action Plan

No doubt business leaders are facing a difficult and complex set of challenges as the pace of digital transformation accelerates. There is risk and there is opportunity, and judging from the participants at the Future of Digital Transformation and Innovation unConference, there is certainly excitement, tinged with a touch of anxiety about how to get it done.

Report | 5 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: Executive Summary

In this era of digital abundance, organizational success (and in more than a few cases, survival) will require moving well beyond traditional change initiatives to a complete transformation. It will not be easy.

Report | 12 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Innovation and Digitization Challenge

The innovation and digitization challenge for businesses in 2017 is clear: getting up to speed. Most organizations lack the strategy and skills to leverage digital transformation, according to our annual survey of CEOs.

Briefing | 35 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Promoting Workplace Innovation: How to Become a "Shift Disturber"

As any manager will tell you, workplace innovation doesn’t just happen. Sometimes it takes a strong “shift disturber” to promote and support innovation within an established organization. These innovation champions, also referred to as intrepreneurs, possess the skills, attitudes and knowledge to inspire and lead innovative change. So where are these shift disturbers within your own organization? Could it be you? Join Dr. Dave Whittington as he examines and discusses the three key components that foster a shift disturber: individual creative confidence and competence; skill with the tools and processes of innovation; and the understanding of how culture and strategy work together to support workplace innovation.

Recorded Webinar | August 2016 | The Conference Board of Canada

Innovative Organizations: Accelerating Change from Within

Most leaders are told that cultural transformation requires five to seven years before it can be realized. However, few leaders have that much time. There is a critical need to accelerate cultural transformation so that it can show results more rapidly, preferably within a couple of years. However, even if the culture of innovation is clearly defined, many leaders and employees have difficulty when attempting to change it. Leaders need to understand how their culture encourages or stifles innovation and how to accelerate cultural transformation. In this webinar Dr. David Weiss will explore the difference between the definition of culture, the culture of innovation, and how leaders can support employees as they learn to become more innovative.

Recorded Webinar | May 2016 | The Conference Board of Canada

Strengthening Symbiosis: International Business and Innovation

This report analyzes the relationship between business innovation and international business in Canada.

Report | 61 pages | May 2016 | Michael Grant | The Conference Board of Canada

Renforcer la symbiose : Commerce international et innovation

Ce rapport analyse la relation entre l’innovation des entreprises et le commerce international au Canada.

Rapport | 61 pages | May 2016 | Michael Grant | Le Conference Board du Canada

Global Innovation: The Link Between International Business & Innovation

Traditionally, international business and innovation have been treated as separate lines of inquiry. However,technology and globalization have changed the game in a big way. Increasingly, organizations are realizing that international business and innovation must be thought of as one and the same line of inquiry. International business influences innovation through a variety of channels. International business tends to be competitive and therefore innovation becomes necessary to get a leg up in tough marketplaces. Highly capital intensive innovations require large, sometimes global markets to spread out the costs of R+D. Disruptive innovations create new technology platforms that must be designed to operate across borders, languages, and cultures. Business model innovations, like global value chains, are naturally cross-border affairs. In addition, companies are increasingly patenting in multiple markets, so intellectual property is also becoming more and more international. These open innovation systems then encourage collaborations among researchers around the world, further cementing innovations intrinsic link with global business. So is your organization innovating on the global scale it needs to? Join us for this special webinar as we review the key findings of the Centre for Business Innovation work on the links between international business and innovation. This session will highlight examples of innovative Canadian companies who have made the strategic link between their innovation and internationalization efforts. Drawing on the findings of proprietary surveys of Canadian businesses, this eye-opening session is a must-attend for all organizations hoping to keep ahead of increasingly tough competition.

Recorded Webinar | April 2016 | Michael Grant | The Conference Board of Canada

Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth—CEO Strategic Implications

It is now widely accepted that diverse groups generate more innovative ideas than homogenous ones. But diversity alone is meaningless without an inclusive culture that values and actively encourages diversity of thought.

Key Business Issues | 8 pages | February 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth

To understand the enablers and barriers to leveraging inclusion to capture new ideas, The Conference Board conducted a global survey of leaders responsible for either innovation or diversity and inclusion (D&I).

Key Business Issues | 67 pages | February 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - CHRO Strategic Implications

Can diversity and inclusion make innovation easier? New research indicates that inclusion and innovation are indeed correlated, and that diversity of thought, specifically, contributes to better innovation.

Report | 8 pages | February 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - Chief Talent Officer Strategic Implications

Our research finds that most organizations only have pockets of innovation. They can become more innovative by creating an inclusive culture.

Report | 8 pages | February 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - CFO Strategic Implications

In today’s challenging and complex business environment, companies that innovate with a culture of inclusion are the ones that will continue to grow.

Report | 8 pages | February 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Collaborating for Innovation: Supporting Networks in Canadian Industry

As we’ve seen in the past century, the pace of social, economic, and technological change is astounding. Keeping up with just some of these changes is difficult in itself, and many companies are having trouble taking advantage of all of this new knowledge on their own. In addition, globalization and the expanding knowledge economy are changing the competitive landscape, putting pressure on companies to collaborate in order to innovate on a larger scale to achieve their growth targets and better their market performance. As such, many companies choose to collaborate either through one-on-one interactions with other organizations, or by participating in innovation-supporting networks (ISNs). The success of these collaborations depends on each party having clear objectives and agreeing to adopt manageable and credible goals. Also required is a good mesh of organizational cultures, the quality of human interactions, and other factors that may vary wildly from industry to industry. So could a collaboration or participating in an ISN build innovation capacity in your organization? What are the advantages and potential risks? And how can you measure whether these collaborations have actually worked? Join this webinar to explore how and why Canadian companies collaborate, the prevalent areas of collaboration, their governance preferences, and the impact of collaboration on corporate performance. This session consider factors such as an organization’s age, size, market orientation, and industry sector.

Recorded Webinar | January 2016 | Sorin Cohn | The Conference Board of Canada

Innovative Individuals: Building a Culture of Innovation within your Organization

How can individuals have an impact on organizational innovation? It seems that everyone is talking about innovation these days, and it’s not hard to see why. The world continues to change rapidly, and without innovation, many companies will be left behind by the competition. Yet despite this ever-apparent need to innovate, there is a real lack of understanding on exactly how innovation can be increased. Who is responsible for an organizations innovation? And what can you, as an individual, do to increase the innovation capacity of yourself and the company as a whole? Join us for this 60 minute session where Ms. Nilufer Erdebil will explain how building individual innovation capacity can have a big impact on your organization’s future. Don’t miss this chance to hear why innovation is important at both an individual and organizational level, how your contributions could have a major impact, and what steps you need to take in order to get there before the competition.

Recorded Webinar | December 2015 | The Conference Board of Canada

5 Steps to Turn Your Business Into an Innovation Machine

Everyone talks about innovation but what have truly innovative companies done to achieve a culture of innovation? To become successful, it is necessary to identify innovation leaders, creative geniuses, and innovation champions within a business. The trend today is towards small teams—in order for these teams to be effective, it is necessary to select the right people with the right skills. Learn how to identify these team players. Learn the skill set a leader needs to have to foster innovation. Learn how to establish culture metrics to monitor your success and focus efforts on implementing the following steps to turn your business into an innovation machine: Complexity and Risk Speed Leadership Engagement Tools

Recorded Webinar | August 2015 | The Conference Board of Canada

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