They cut right to the chase and challenge us not just to inspire innovation but to cultivate it. Spoiler alert: The common theme among all three is collective intelligence. If you are looking to unleash innovation in your company, here are a few pointers from the experts:
Through the collective intelligence of Linda Hill, Charles Leadbeater, and Charlene Li this selection of TED Talks will tug at your assumptions about leadership and expose what is truly required to lead innovation.
Researcher Linda Hill challenges us to unlearn our conventional notions of leadership and exposes insights into a new type of leadership required for innovation. It’s not about solo genius, it’s about collective genius, achieved through collaborative problem solving, discovery-driven learning and integrated decision-making. It’s about creating a space that allows talented people to play out their passions, and encourages innovation through diversity, inclusion and collaborative creativity.
Continuing the collective genius theme, Charles Leadbeater explores the notion that “you don’t need to be an organization to be organized,” that some of our most radical innovation explodes from collective consumer effort; ideas born from a need, combined with passion, and built collectively. Learn about how radical innovation — from mountain bikes to rap music — emerge from open innovation.
Researcher and author, Charlene Li, explains how engagement trumps efficiency in an innovative workplace. Relinquishing control, allowing ideas to emerge from the collective wisdom of employees, and leveraging internal collaboration tools and networks to create meaningful decisions are concepts that are redefining leadership in the digital age.
In summary, innovation is driven by collective creativity in the digital age. How will the collective wisdom of these TED speakers inspire you to drive a culture of innovation in your organization?
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