Creating a Culture of Innovation with Mitch Ditkoff
November 15, 2013
Hosted by Olivia Parr-Rud
In today’s high-tech, global economy, every linear process is being automated or out-sourced. From sales, to marketing, to HR, the only way to remain competitive is to create a culture that inspires non-linear or creative thinking, thus fueling innovation. Unfortunately, most companies have structures, policies, and norms in place that stifle innovation. Other companies are doing it right. But how? Today’s guest, Mitch Ditkoff, feels that your company's most valuable capital asset is the collective brain power, creativity, and commitment of its work force. He states that this asset can be significantly leveraged when people are provided with the appropriate leadership, systems, settings, tools and techniques to think (and act) creativity, and the freedom to try and to fail .. Please join me and my guest, Mitch Ditkoff, as we explore how to build a sustainable culture of innovation.
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In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, global economy, the business landscape is constantly changing. The confluence of big data, emerging technologies, and global connectivity puts unprecedented pressure on companies to become more innovative and agile. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must constantly adapt while continuing to identify and exploit new opportunities. Interestingly, new models are emerging from science and nature that offer a unique perspective – one that sees our global economy as a highly interconnected, continually evolving complex adaptive system. These models unveil powerful insights for optimizing our business strategies and processes. Each week on Quantum Business Insights, Olivia explores these concepts with thought leaders from around the globe. We look for ways to leverage their insights to ignite innovation, inspire our workforce, and create positive outcomes for our companies, our communities, and the planet.
Olivia Parr-Rud is a renowned thought-leader, speaker, author, and consultant in the areas of business intelligence, innovative leadership, and organizational alignment. She is considered a pioneer in the integration of data science and holistic organizational practices that deliver success through the optimal blending of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and practices.
Her early research and innovative advancements in data mining and business intelligence led to the writing of her best-selling book, Data Mining Cookbook, Modeling for Acquisition, Risk and Customer Relationship Management (Wiley, 2001). Realizing the need for enhanced human competencies in fast-paced, high-tech organizations, she was inspired to conduct research in the areas the communication, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, and leadership. This led to the unveiling of links between the global economy, organizational dynamics and complexity science, highlighted in her second book, Business Intelligence Success Factors, Aligning for Success in a Global Economy (Wiley/SAS, 2009).
Olivia lectures and consults internationally in the areas of business intelligence, communication, innovation, and leadership. Her current research is focused on psychology, human capital, brain science, quantum physics, evolutionary biology, systems theory, and complexity science. She holds a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics.