On Generating and Maintaining an Innovative Organizational Culture

How do successful organizations cultivate creativity? And what is it that makes generating and maintaining an outstanding organizational culture so challenging? The organization’s capacity to innovate, as well as its creativity and connectivity are increasingly highlighted as essential for success. The concepts of “innovation environment” or “innovation ecosystem” are referred to very often in this … Continue reading On Generating and Maintaining an Innovative Organizational Culture

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About Co-Design Disciplines and Workshops

How to make sense of the numerous co-design disciplines and choose the correct methods of design? And how to apply this methodology in a workshop environment? An excellent Aalto University research group called INUSE has recently created a “Co-Design Journey Planner”, which I found to be very inspiring as well as useful. This framework is … Continue reading About Co-Design Disciplines and Workshops

On the Digital Dimension and Creativity

This week, I stumbled upon a somewhat uncommon article in the Harvard Business Review – an article on creativity, and more specifically, creativity in digitally or technologically driven organizations. … The author of this article quite straightforwardly states that in order to succeed, tech-savvy companies should really hire more creatives – instead of merely hiring … Continue reading On the Digital Dimension and Creativity

Me and Mr. Jorma Ollila

So I got to feature in the same Wired Magazine article as Nokia's former CEO Mr. Jorma Ollila once. ... I was 16 at the time. You can read the full article online here: http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/7.09/nokia_pr.html ... This article offers a brief glimpse into the world of the Finnish company Nokia during its emergence and heyday. … Continue reading Me and Mr. Jorma Ollila