The Creation Helix is one of our tools for developing a culture that supports creative output in a collaborative environment. The Helix is based on several frameworks including learnings from the culture taught at Disney animation during the years that produced the iconic films of the Millennial generation’s childhood, like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast. At the time, Disney had a robust on-boarding process to acculturate new hires into the methodology. At Luman we have added additional layers to incorporate the Agile methodology, purpose, and Lean business concepts.
Innovation leaders today don’t have an easy job. Tasked with bringing Innovation to their organization, they often face a variety of interpretations of innovation throughout the organization, a lack of comprehensive understanding of what innovation really entails, and what it requires to truly embed innovation in a way that it sustains itself.
Why are some companies struggling with innovation while other thrive in an environment of rapid change and complex uncertainty? In our research and experience we found that — beyond clear purpose — organizational innovation capacity largely depends on cultural competencies and individual capacities.
One of our classic workshops is "Developing a Social Media Plan", where we apply communications and web strategy to use of social media. The presentation has passed 100k views on Slideshare.net, reminding us that while the tools and sites popular in the social media world continue to evolve, the fundamentals of taking a strategic approach to communication are always needed!
IFP co-hosted an event that resulted in 60 Atlanta nonprofits getting free technology consulting! The volunteer event, part of the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference organized by NTEN, took place in Atlanta April 8-10. Over one hundred volunteers turned out to help the local nonprofits make better use of technology!