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Why Innovation Stalls Out – A look inside the research
When we’re working to advance innovation we’re up against more than challenging status quo.

We’re up against how we think. This shows up in 3 ways:

• We need to productively harness individual creativity to fuel the novelty needed to drive innovation

• We need to overcome a culture and habits that value critical thinking and wants to bring things to closure – quickly

• We need to work together to tackle challenges that come with innovation

Here’s a little-known secret about innovation.

When faced with a challenge, research shows we all engage in a universal creative process.

We all have thinking preferences for moving through this process which act as an energy wave powering us through, or causing us to stall out. These are our innovation superpowers and kryptonite. Regardless of the innovation approach you’re using, these preferences have an impact on the thinking and energy you naturally bring to the table. And, they have an impact on how you can move innovation through the organization. With awareness of these preferences, you and your team can power up your efforts and engage in innovation much more effectively.

This webinar will touch on a year-long global research study sponsored by FourSight LLC and BridgePoint Effect with Innov8rs. This research sought to answer the question – “Who are the Innovators in Organizations?” The insights from this research sheds light on why innovation stalls out, and how to overcome the frustration of meeting everyone’s needs in the process.

Join us on January 30, 2019 at 11:00 EST / 17:00 CET to:

• Hear highlights of this research
• Find out what this research means to advancing innovation in your organization
• Get access to the FourSight Assessment to discover the superpowers and kryptonite of your thinking preferences

Jan 30, 2019 5:00 PM in Amsterdam

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Janice Francisco
@BridgePoint Effect
Janice Francisco, M.S. is the Founder of BridgePoint Effect, an organizational development and innovation strategy firm that brings decisive navigation to help organizations respond to change and integrate innovation. Janice is a pragmatic integrator who brings tireless creativity and forthright dialogue to a global clientele in the private (Fortune 500, Small, Medium Enterprises and Start-Ups) and government sectors. She speaks on applied creativity and innovation management, has developed expertise on building innovation cultures in government and private companies, and is Chair of the Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Innovation and Commercialization. As a FourSight Partner, Janice develops innovation training programs and builds teams of innovation champions who understand the value innovation brings to the organization, and have the eagerness, confidence, skills and creativity to drive results. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
Sarah Thurber
Sarah Thurber, M.S., is Managing Partner at FourSight, LLC, a global innovation company that develops research-based tools, assessments and training designs to enhance innovation, collaboration and team performance. Working in partnership with academic researchers and creativity practitioners, Sarah has spearheaded the development of the FourSight Thinking Profile, used by top companies and universities, including Nike, IBM, BBC, HP, Disney, Pfizer, Harvard and MIT. Sarah is coauthor of Creativity Unbound, An Introduction to Creative Process (5th ed.), as well as Facilitation, A Door to Creative Leadership (4th ed.) . With her Danish colleague Dorte Nielsen, Sarah developed the visual FourSight model for creative process, which has been adapted by the International Center for Studies in Creativity, the Center for Creative Leadership and the Creative Education Foundation. Her most recent book, The Secret of the Highly Creative Thinker, is a bestseller on Amazon.