Mark Polson recently was a panelist on the Innovation Leader webcast, “Navigating through Chaotic Times” hosted by IL’s CEO Scott Kirsner.
Challenging times are more than likely ahead for people leading innovation, R&D, and new product efforts in large organizations. Innovation Leader convened this panel to enable audience members to learn from senior innovation executives, who shared their advice on what it takes to steer innovation initiatives through difficult times. They also offered tips for engaging allies, and best practices to help innovators continue pursuing their missions.
In Polson’s view, as companies change their focus, using design thinking can help them to stay responsive. “The principles of design thinking are really important here, especially…empathy, the ability to iterate, and pivot easily,” he says.
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Watch the webcast and access Best Practices for Navigating Uncertainty on this IL post.