Archive for April 2017

Agile Strategy Lab at New Jersey Institute of Technology

For the past three years, we have been partnering with New Jersey Institute of Technology and the New Jersey Innovation Institute. We have been using them as a test bed for different tools and frameworks we have been developing with agile strategy, technology management and open innovation.  Now, NJIT and NJII are working with us…

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Agile Strategy in Health Care: Sharon Murphy Enright

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 training to Purdue pharmacy students.  Tn the years ahead the…

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Surfacing networks with forums

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. Yet, naming these social networks does not help us visualize, design or manage them.  Confronted with the fact that organizations get work done through social networks, how we design…

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Purdue, Indiana and the Internet of Things

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 a national leadership position in flexible electronics, and Indiana…

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What is Strategic Diversity Within a Team?

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 partnerships, moving to what’s next — requires a team of…

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200 in Kansas play Strategic Doing: The Game

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. This approach helps us scale the learning. We can play…

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