Our latest thoughts on innovation, design, and transformation.
How to drive a culture of innovation at your organization in today’s unique environment: 1. Allow flexible work options whenever possible 2. Prioritize DEI initiatives 3. Utilize Innovation Training 4. Promote autonomy within your team as much as possible 5. Have an appetite for risk
Easily gather ideas and arrive at group consensus in the virtual landscape using the Concentric Consensus method and template.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Todd Allmond, Director of Customer Experience Center of Excellence at Microsoft, about his years of enterprise experience, how a field trip changed his career trajectory, and why digital customer experiences should be treated as products.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Paula Rosecky, Facilitator of Paula Rosecky & Company, about her experience working with daughters of immigrants to help create a sense of belonging in their personal and professional lives, how Paula's multicultural upbringing influenced her take on facilitation, and more.
Ensure that all of your meetings are magical by properly preparing for them: clarify the purpose of the meeting, only invite who is necessary, consider the possible outcomes of your meeting to gauge success, and let attendees know what to expect.
Build a strong culture with a remote team using these 5 tactics: 1. Instill Trust and Confidence in Your Team 2. Purposefully Create Space and Time for Team Building and Socializing 3. Eliminate Siloed Work and Offer Training and Development 4. Have the Right Tools and Tech For Collaborative Communication 5. Show Your Appreciation
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Tim Beattie, Global Head of Product of Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, about the value of incorporating open innovation groups in your organization to gather customer feedback, the benefits of having direct access to customer feedback when these spaces are created, the importance of having consistent showcase events and more.
Don't wait to be in person to run a Design Sprint. Here are 5 tips to adapt the workshop to the virtual landscape & solve big challenges (quickly!): 1. Move slower 2. Tweak the schedule 3. Set the stage and debrief 4. Pick the right tech 5. Engage a professional facilitator
Bring Your Ideas to Life
Innovation can seem complex or reserved for the exceptional. But we believe innovation is for everyone. We’ve set out to illuminate a path for you to: generate bold ideas, visualize and share them, overcome obstacles, and turn your idea into reality. Our books are equal parts guidebook and stories from years of experience helping companies adopt an innovation mindset and culture. They’re practical & actionable, so you can get started now. We hope they’ll help you on your journey to realizing your biggest, boldest ideas.