Posts by Scott Hutcheson

Partnership with the Digital Enterprise Society

We are excited about a new partnership that is emerging with the Digital Enterprise Society, the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab, and the Purdue Digital Enterprise Center. Digital transformation of any enterprise can be a challenge, harder seemingly, then it should be. Together, these three organizations are developing and customizing a set of tools and resources…

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Visualizing Cognitive Diversity in Teams & Organizations

The last few days we’ve been working closely with our colleagues at Human Insight Ltd to measure and visualize “strategic diversity,” or cognitive diversity in the context of strategic transformation. Complex technical and social challenges demand cognitively diverse teams to design effective strategies and solutions. Together with Human Insight, we can measure strategic diversity at the…

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New Choice!

Ever tried to explain something to someone only to be met with a blank stare? Or maybe you’ve been on the receiving end, listening to an instructor or hearing a pitch from a vendor, only to have no idea what they are talking about. It can happen to even the best communicators. Especially those of…

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Strategic Innovation in Food Technology

Agile approaches to strategy and innovation in technology-rich environment is a relatively new field. The availability of strategic innovation tools and techniques, specifically designed for food technology, is significantly lacking. THAT is about to change. Marcela Martinez is our very first PhD student and this is the focus of her studies. Marcela has an MS…

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems in Lafayette and West Lafayette

MatchBOX Coworking Studio and the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab have entered into a new partnership, further deepening the relationship between MatchBOX and Purdue University. The focus of the new partnership is to provide a test bed for developing and strengthening entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems. Dennis Carson, Co-Founder of MatchBOX and Director for Economic Development for the…

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Beta Test of CommPlexity Shows Promising Results

Last week we rolled out a beta test of our new CommPlexity workshop and the data we collected has us very excited. CommPlexity helps people better communicate complex challenges and their ideas, solutions, and strategies for addressing them. It is designed specifically for scientists, engineers, researchers, tech and policy leaders, and others who work in…

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CommPlexity Comes Out of the Garage

Last week we beta tested a one-hour CommPlexity workshop with 30 PhD students. Participants were asked to come prepared to talk about their research for 30-60 seconds. We then worked on two elements for improving their skills for communicating complex information and the participants repeated their talk, incorporating what they had just learned. We did…

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Designing Strategic Diversity in Teams: An S-Curve Perspective

Each of us makes a unique contribution in our work to help organizations and communities design and execute strategy and in starting, scaling, and growing something new. Knowing where we best contribute, can be a first step in assembling the right team that is “strategically diverse” enough to take on these complex challenges. Based on…

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Strategy as Algorithm

Perhaps you’ve seen the video of Boston Dynamics’ robot Atlas exiting their building for a walk in a snow-covered forest, “going to work” stacking boxes in a warehouse, getting up after being toppled by a human, and then leaving for the day, presumably heading out for more adventures. It is remarkable on many, many levels but the one…

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