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Now more than ever, companies and institutions of all types and sizes are determined to create more innovative organizations. In study after study, CEOs and leaders say that fostering innovation and the need for transformational change are among their top priorities. But they also report struggling with how to engage their cultures to implement the changes necessary to maximize their innovative capabilities. In response to these questions and needs, Edgar Papke shares the results of an in-depth study of some of the world’s most innovative organizations, providing insight into the key attributes of innovation and how aligned Human Resource strategies deliver meaningful solutions and extraordinary results. At the forefront of the search for Human Resource based solutions is the design, development, and leadership of cultures of innovation. This includes the expectation for Human resource practitioners to design ways to leverage the natural influence of the collective imagination to produce greater levels of engagement, creativity, and risk taking. This includes aligned strategies to increase innovation in a variety of areas, including: • The creation of new products, services, and experiences; • The design of organizational processes, systems, and structures; • The functioning of teams, decision-making, and conflict resolution; • The design of collaborative environments; • The training and development of employees; • The influence of design thinking and creative problem solving on the organization’s culture; and, • The creation and leadership of longer-term strategies for distributed innovation and performance. The findings Edgar shares are relevant to organizations and communities of all types and sizes; from profit and non-profit organizations, to public sectors, and to society on a larger scale. He invites his audience to look into the future with an optimistic view, offering possibilities for the future at the personal, organizational and societal levels. No doubt, the future of Human Resource and the HR professional will require having the ability and methods to design innovative cultures; to explore potential organization models of the future that we have not yet uncovered; and discover how to affect the broader spectrum of social and global creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

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