Archive for June 2017

Collaborating with Krannert in innovation and strategic management

The Lab is working with the strategic management faculty in Krannert  to introduce the disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership to second-year MBA students. The course, which will be introduced in the spring of 2018, introduces both the theory and practice of agile strategy is developed by the Lab. This course continues Krannert’s foundational…

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Meeting the challenges of opioid addiction in Indiana

Purdue Health Advisors is working with the Lab to develop  a County-based experiment to address Indiana’s opioid crisis.   we are designing an experiment that could be replicable to other counties that focuses on four areas: Community collaboration.–  opioid addiction is a “wicked problem”. Each community will need to design its own response, working off…

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Lab Introduces Strategic Diversity Assessment to the Foundry

The Lab continues to develop new tools and frameworks to promote agile strategy and open, loosely connected networks. This type of strategy process is different from traditional hierarchical organizations. Network strategy is based on teams. To provide insight in how teams should be formed, the Lab has introduced a new tool to measure strategic diversity…

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Lab collaborates with IBM Partner: Social Student

To extend agile strategy into the campus and engage students, the Lab has been developing a partnership with Social Student, and IBM partner company. Social Student is based on IBM technology. The platform provides a safe, secure, reliable and easy to use environment that allows faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and (most importantly) students to collaborate. Now…

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Dynamic Wireframe for Strategic Doing Innovation Platform

Continuing our work with our Scottish partner, nooQ, we have built a dynamic wireframe of the Strategic Doing Innovation Platform. Using data from our engagements with NASA, we designed the platform to follow the workflow of a Strategic Doing process. The result is a dynamic strategy dashboard that can be used to manage complex collaborations using the…

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NASA’s Life Science Research Capabilities Team

The Lab has conducted our third Strategic Doing workshop with NASA scientists and administrators. Our prior work focused on 1) developing a strategic action plan for Space Biology, and 2) strengthening the collaborations needed for a more productive approach to translational research in space life sciences. In this second workshop, we guided the formation of…

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Forming a partnership with UNC Chapel Hill School of Government

In late May, Janet Holston, head of strategic initiatives for the School of Government at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, organized over 40 faculty and staff for a day long introduction to our work in agile strategy. We had the opportunity to meet with the School’s Dean, Mike Smith, to discuss how the School could…

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Helping the Kauffman Foundation move entrepreneurial research

We’ve been working with the Kauffman Foundation, as they begin moving their investments in entrepreneurship research to the next level. Specifically, the foundation is looking to: Strengthen translational research in entrepreneurship; Integrate tightly the three pillars of the foundation’s work: Ecosystem development within communities; Individual training in entrepreneurship; and Overcoming barriers to entrepreneurs in multiple settings.…

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Teaching high school students the deep skills of collaboration

Over the last few week’s we’ve worked with two high schools: Applied Technical High School in, Bergen County, NJ and the Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis. In both cases, faculty members are using Strategic Doing to develop innovative programming. Both schools are also beginning to consider how we can move the discipline into the curriculum.…

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Lab conducts an agile strategy workshop at the Deshpande Symposium

The Lab conducted an introduction to Strategic Doing workshop at the 6th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education held June 12-14, 2017 in Lowell, Massachusetts. Here’s a summary of our workshop… Why is collaboration so easy to say, but so hard to do? Why is working across organizational boundaries so difficult? The reason is…

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