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Your Innovation Team Shouldn’t Run Like a Well-Oiled Machine. Most innovation teams inside large companies are set up to operate like well-oiled machines.

Your Innovation Team Shouldn’t Run Like a Well-Oiled Machine

They move in a specified direction at a predictable speed. Since the early 1900s, this model has been the prevailing paradigm for how organizations are designed and run. The problem is that while this approach enables large-scale production, it doesn’t seem to work for innovation. Over the past several years, we have compared successful and unsuccessful innovation teams in a dozen global organizations. One of our key findings was that teams functioning more like machines – blindly following highly defined processes and execution plans — were the least effective at achieving their goals and coming up with innovations.

It wasn’t just random chance that led innovation teams to adopt a certain approach; leaders played a big role in setting those working cultures. 1. Introduction to Curiosity Machine. European Digital Art and Science Network. 161 projects from 53 countries!

European Digital Art and Science Network

Innovation for our clients. Arjowiggins Graphic successfully implements ISO 50001 certified energy management system for all manufacturing sites PRESS RELEASE 10th FEBRUARY 2014 Arjowiggins Graphic successfully implements ISO 50001 certified energy management system for all manufacturing sites.

Innovation for our clients

This international standard recognises businesses that are demonstrating best practice in energy management and whilst following a programme for continuous improvement. The careful and responsible use of energy has long been an important part of the Arjowiggins Graphic corporate policy that extends to all departments and employees. Although in recent years, various energy conservation measures have been successfully implemented, the company decided to approach the diverse activities of energy efficiency in a more consistent and systematic way. Arjowiggins Graphic publishes its 2013 Sustainable Development Report Looking back on a sustainable year - Arjowiggins Graphic publishes its 2013 Sustainable Development Report - ... Louis Le Prince, who shot the world's first film in Leeds.

Who made the first film?

Louis Le Prince, who shot the world's first film in Leeds

The Lumiere brothers and Thomas Edison are usually credited with pioneering the moving image. However a new documentary argues that the first film was actually shot in Leeds in 1888 - but that its maker disappeared before he could claim his place in cinema history. When film producer and distributor David Wilkinson visits Hollywood or New York or Cannes, he tells his movie business contacts that he comes from the city "where film was invented". His puzzled acquaintances figure that he does not have an American accent, so cannot come from the birthplace of Thomas Edison, and is clearly not from France, the land of the Lumieres. He then informs them he is, in fact, from Leeds, England.

A man of mystery. He was a member of the Luftwaffe and a founder of Germany's Green Party.

A man of mystery

He told tall stories about his life and even taller stories in his art. He gave lectures that lasted 12 hours and once spent a week living in a cage with a wild coyote. His most epic work, entitled 7,000 Oaks, consisted of the planting of exactly that number of trees on his native German soil. Sewol disaster: President pledges to raise ferry as South Korea mourns - BBC News. South Korea's president has promised to raise the Sewol ferry, as the nation marks a year since the disaster.

Sewol disaster: President pledges to raise ferry as South Korea mourns - BBC News

A total of 304 people, mostly school students, were killed when the ship - which was overloaded and illegally redesigned - sank off Jindo island. The government has faced a day of anger with relatives cancelling at least one memorial service in protest.

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Navi Radjou, Frugal Innovation. European arts cuts: France threatens to pull plug on creatives' special benefits. The element of the French arts scene likely to be squeezed the fastest is also the most incendiary: France's special unemployment benefits for actors, performers, musicians and technicians.

European arts cuts: France threatens to pull plug on creatives' special benefits

For decades it has been the envy of struggling artists across the world. English Prepositions List. Wired.co.uk – Future Science, Culture & Technology News and Reviews (Wired UK) First Commercial Spirulina Farm in California. King Lear review – Jonathan Miller keeps it all in the family. The Condensed Guide to Running Meetings. We love to hate meetings.

The Condensed Guide to Running Meetings

And with good reason — they clog up our days, making it hard to get work done in the gaps, and so many feel like a waste of time. There’s plenty of advice out there on how to stop spending so much time in meetings or make better use of the time, but does it hold up in reality? Einstein vs Bergson, science vs philosophy and the meaning of time - The Philosopher's Zone. When Henri met Albert the stars didn’t quite align; nor did their clocks.

Einstein vs Bergson, science vs philosophy and the meaning of time - The Philosopher's Zone

The Writers' Trust of Canada - Home. Arts. Our global arts team works with the best of British creative talent to develop innovative, high-quality events and collaborations with artists and cultural institutions around the world.

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Architecture, Design, Fashion Creative Economy Cultural Skills Film Literature Music Theatre and Dance Visual Arts. Arts Podcasts. Barbra Streisand: 8 must-see talks for women. F5 Vision Video - Stop Motion & Motion Graphics. About. What If? Visions of the future. 28 January 2013Last updated at 07:15 ET This year the BBC is looking into the future, finding out what it holds for health, education, transport and even love.

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