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culture of innovation

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

BRITE Speaker Dwayne Spradlin discusses how the culture is essential to making innovation work. In talking with one of his clients about the barriers to open innovation within an organization, Dwayne Spradlin, CEO and President of InnoCentive, received a wonderfully insightful quote: “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” As Spradlin told BusinessWeek, the right culture is essential to making … Continued


Study: The Startups That Succeed Pay Premium for Talent

Startups are known for having low-paying jobs. They are also known for offering employees attractive non-monetary perks, such as flexible office hours and stock options, to compensate for their inability to offer higher wages. But new research suggests that who gets hired and how much they get paid at the outset of a new company really matters. … Continued


Make 2020 the Year of Zero Burnout

It happens to all of us. We take on far too much, by choice and by necessity, and then we want to do all of it well. Our workplaces are perpetually in flux, with employees constantly needing to adapt to new managers, processes, technologies, and more, often with little training and mentoring. Our family members … Continued


Why Diversity Is Hard (and Why It’s Worth It)

Research from Katherine Phillips, the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the faculty co-director of the Inclusive Leadership, demonstrates that presence of diversity in a team changes people’s perspectives and makes it possible for new ideas to be shared. But, as she explains, creating diverse work environments can be a challenge. “You have to … Continued


Women Entrepreneurs Face Challenges in Networking

In networking, it’s often the case that the person who can help you is a friend of a friend. But securing that third-party relationship can be complicated for women, especially if they are in a field that has been traditionally occupied by men. In a recent paper, assistant professor Mabel Abraham investigates the role gender … Continued


R&D Is a Startup Launchpad

According to finance professor Tania Babina, exposure to a firm’s research and development department can provide valuable insight to those hoping to start an entrepreneurial venture. In a recent paper she co-authored with Sabrina T. Howell of NYU Stern School of Business, Babina found that when former R&D employees leave a firm, they often join … Continued

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