Collaboration

Strategic Diversity gives practitioners a new tool to maximize impact

We’re rolling out a new tool: Strategic Diversity. Strategic Diversity builds on the idea of the S-Curve. As we discuss in our workshops, an S-Curve is a useful model for thinking about change. One example we frequently use is “your grandparents’ economy” (eg, the heydey of heavy industry) vs. “our grandchildren’s economy” (eg, digital and…

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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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Working with the Purdue Center for Career Opportunities

Timothy B. Luzader, Executive Director of Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) has connected with us to help in developing a new strategy for the CCO.  Some exciting opportunities are ahead.  the expansion of social media and artificial intelligence create new pathways to engage students.  As with other units within the University, the CCO…

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Supporting the Center for Career Opportunities

Tim Luzader, Executive Director of the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO), asked the Lab to explore how agile strategy disciplines might move the CCO to a new level of productivity and performance.  The CCO would like to design new ways to deliver career services across campus. The core question: how can career services delivery be empowered, enhanced,…

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Designing New Solutions to Indiana’s Opioid Crisis

Indiana’s opioid crisis creates severe challenges for state and local governments. The scope of the crisis transcends the capacity of any one agency. Collaboration and experimentation are essential. With the leadership of Paul Griffin at the Regenstrief  Center for Health Care Engineering and Tomas Diaz de la Rubia at Discovery Park, the Agile Strategy Lab will…

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Update on Strategic Doing Australia

Through our collaboration with the University of the Sunshine Coast, we developed a close relationship with Mike Heffernan and Pam Wardner.   In December 2016, we launched a test initiative, called Strategic Doing Australia in order to capitalize on the work we’ve been doing at Purdue and generate revenues for the Lab. Through their leadership,…

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The Growing Importance of Agile Strategy

We are seeing a growing demand  for our work in agile strategy. Why is this so? We see two major forces are at work. First, the environments in which most organizations operate has become far more complex, fluid and unstable. For the organization, this  more volatile environment translates into a need to respond more quickly…

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Fraunhofer Workshops at the Lab: July 24-Aug 4

From July 24-August 4, our colleague Nino Ardilio from Fraunhofer IAO will be on campus conducting workshops. For the past four years, the Lab and Fraunhofer IAO have been partnering to integrate their work in technology and innovation management. For the past two years, we have been piloting this work in New Jersey with the…

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Designing a New Major in Energy Systems Technology

Can you design a new major simply by recombining existing courses? Can we link and leverage our existing courses in new ways? Yes. If you think differently. Sometimes the pathway to transformation is more easily achieved by creating something new rather than attempting to “fix” something old. Pfeffer and Sutton (1999) suggest that transformation can…

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: School of Government

On May 22, we will be conducting an all-day workshop to introduce agile strategy and Strategic Doing to the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Janet Holston, our colleague at the University of North Carolina, has recently joined the School of Government. Formally, Janet was at the Arizona State…

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