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Healthcare is a complex area that is ripe for improved collaboration. By deepening the skills of collaboration within and among health care professionals, the productivity of our healthcare investments can be dramatically improved. The Lab is already working to explore these opportunities. We are providing...

Networks that can power innovation are invisible.  The term "social capital"  first appeared in the 1880s, but its popularity took off a century later in the 1990s. [caption id="attachment_1083" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Google Ngram Viewer. Books.google.com. Retrieved 4/5/2017.[/caption] Yet, naming these social networks does not help us visualize,...

Imagine, for a moment, Indiana as the epicenter of the rebirth of Midwest manufacturing. The Internet of Things and flexible electronics have converged to create that opportunity. The Lab has been exploring this opportunity with Ali Shakouri, head of the Birck Nanotechnology Center. Birck has established...

We start with a simple set of propositions: Designing and executing a complex strategy requires a diverse set of skills that rarely, if ever, reside in any single person. A strategic transformation – accelerating growth or innovation, launching new products, introducing new technologies, forming new...

We completed a leadership training this week at Kansas State University. Our Agile Strategy Lab team led about 200 participants in Strategic Doing: The Game. Participants learned to apply the deep skills of collaboration to design and guide strategies to address wicked problems or seize shared-value opportunities....

We never thought would happen this fast. When we first develop a proposal for a Agile Strategy Lab at Purdue, we projected the, if we were successful, other universities might follow. We got off the ground in the fourth quarter of 2016. It didn't take...

The Agile Strategy Lipids in the midst of forming teams of students, faculty and staff to transform the School of Mechanical Engineering. Under a National Science Foundation grant, we are experimenting with a new approach to transforming engineering education. Research underscores the challenge. While numerous...

The discipline of agile strategy is designed for open, loosely connected networks. These networks do not stand still. They are complex and shifting.  How do we design and guide collaborations in the midst of this complexity? In a seminal Harvard Business Review article some years ago,...

We are working on an exciting and challenging assignment. How can we accelerate translational research in space life sciences? This involves designing complex collaborations between NASA's Space Biology Program and its Human Research Program. We're designing a 2 day workshop now. Heading to Ames Research...

A group of researchers at Purdue are focusing their energies on autonomous transportation. Another is looking at Indiana's role in Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. In particular, they want to leverage a new set of technologies around roll-to-roll manufacturing of low cost sensors....