3 Essentials to Maximize Diversity of Thinking

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation Leave a Comment

You hear it all of the time: “Leverage the diversity of your team.” Or “Make sure you’re creating diverse working groups”. While we certainly agree, this directive can leave team leaders confused. What’s missing? The “how to”. Without diversity we limit the potential of our problem solving and creativity because we synthesize information in isolation. Essentially, one brain on the …

What Happens When You Are Forced to Act?

David Moskal Innovation Leave a Comment

I’ve seen the below post floating around social media and while I do find it amusing, there is some interesting truth to it: Who was responsible for your digital transformation? Your CIO A Consultant Covid-19 At the end of the day, when you must do something—you just get it done. Many organizations had plans to someday have remote teams and …

The Power of Community

Rhonda Honke Innovation

In the midst of disruption comes a time to reflect on not only what has changed, but what has emerged as having value in our world. I believe there will be long lasting changes coming out of our pandemic experience, and some of those changes will present new opportunities. As a mom of two little girls, I have been trying …

How Stimulus Saved a Perfectionist

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation

Admitting to a control problem is a hard thing to do. Releasing the perceived power of the outcome and experiencing the humility of saying “I don’t know the answer to this problem” is a significant moment in the growth journey of a perfectionist. I would know, this is my journey. While being identified as a perfectionist can be associated with …

Don’t get stuck studying your idea!

David Moskal Innovation

Don’t get stuck studying your idea!   It can be all too easy to get stuck in the trap of Plan – Do – Study, Study, Study… In Innovation Engineering we follow the process of PDSA (Plan – Do – Study – Act) to keep our innovative ideas moving quickly towards development. This is grounded in the teachings of Dr. …

Systems Seen and Unseen

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation

There are many situations in life when we make decisions very intentionally. For example, it’s very rare that someone would plan a wedding without careful consideration of how things will look, who will stand or sit in particular places, how much items will cost and so forth. On the other hand, we approach some situations without a lot of forethought …

Building a Community of Innovators – Why You Should Want In!

Rhonda Honke Innovation

Last week, our inVision Edge team had the opportunity to support our local United Way’s GenNext conference. It was a powerful and inspiring event with 400 local leaders and emerging leaders getting together to look at how we can make Winnipeg an even better place. The event was about more than just getting people in a room and sharing space, …

Unlikely Innovations in the Film Industry

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation

Don’t Look Now: Unlikely Innovations in the Film Industry   Sometimes, perhaps most times, innovations occur where and when we least expect them. We’re accustomed to looking at the automotive industries for incremental innovations on features that make travel more comfortable or loading the trunk easier. We look to companies like Apple and Samsung to bring us revolutionary tech product …