Innovation

The future is here, introduce yourself and say hi

The future is here, introduce yourself and say hi

Aether and Credo presented the unique Humanizing Innovation un-conference (http://aetherlearning.com/summit/) that combined knowledge transfer, skill building, storytelling, and networking in the Dynamo of the South—Chattanooga, Tennessee. The summit focused on ways that companies, organizations, and individuals are humanizing innovation to drive positive change and sustainable growth. Attendees learned how to create, contribute, and connect the atoms, pixels, currency, and heartbeats required for the ever-evolving experience economy.

The summit was designed to provide actionable next steps to generate a measurable impact for your organization. It introduced participants to others through meaningful discussions, taking part in collaborative experiences facilitated by thought leaders, and inspiration by the next generation of activists, designers, business leaders, and technologists, all while experiencing the best food, music, and culture the region has to offer.

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Spyder Works teams up with ICG to amplify “Ecosystems of Opportunity”

Spyder Works teams up with ICG to amplify “Ecosystems of Opportunity”

For more than a decade, Spyder Works has been a leader in studying and applying intrapreneurship best practices. Now we are pleased to announce a collaboration that will enable us to better deliver intrapreneurship knowledge and training locally and worldwide.

Earlier this year, Spyder Works forged a collaboration with Internal Consulting Group (ICG), a growing global network of more than 4,000 consulting and training specialists. ICG’s commitment to organizational change, thought leadership and the process of innovation makes it an ideal partner to further Spyder Works’ intrapreneurship revolution.“Intrapreneurship is the most powerful innovation tool we have, because it solves businesses’ two biggest problems at once,” says Spyder Works CEO Ken Tencer. “Intrapreneurship empowers people throughout an organization to generate ideas for positive, lasting change. And this mindshift produces dramatically higher levels of employee engagement and retention.”

“We’re delighted to partner in this groundbreaking work,” says Gerry Purcell, ICG’s Global Partner responsible for its North American business. “Spyder Works’ leadership in business transformation will appeal to organizations all over the world that are looking for more effective ways to master continuous innovation and attract and retain their best talent.”

And that’s not just the usual press-release blather. The two organizations first got to know each other in 2016, when ICG named Ken Tencer a Global Thought Leader for Innovation and Intrapreneurship – an honour accorded only to individuals who “have proven themselves in the application of management science to business problems on a significant scale.”

The two organizations will jointly promote Spyder Works’ intrapreneurship programming. While the programs will initially be delivered by Spyder Work’s executive team, Purcell and Tencer look forward to training new teams from ICG’s global network of senior, experienced practitioners. “As demand grows,” says Tencer, “we will be proud to partner with ICG’s proven change-makers to ensure our approach to intrapreneurship reaches all the organizations that need it.”

Purcell believes that innovation execution is the key challenge facing business today. “The world is changing way faster than it used to, and organizations are struggling to keep up,” he says. “The problem isn’t a lack of ideas, it’s knowing what to do with an idea when you have it.”

A recent survey by the global Intrapreneurship Conference (innov8rs.com) found that only 5% of organizations are seeing significant returns from intrapreneurship. Spyder Works’ process institutionalizes profitable change by helping visionary senior executives take ideas to market with entrepreneurial employees through a process of guided risk-taking. “This isn’t just about learning,” says Tencer. “We create productive new relationships and advance your business strategy.”

Spyder Works’ programs are delivered by its education division, Icicle Learning. Intrapreneurship programs are offered in three formats: as one-day introductory workshops, five-day “sprints,” and longer-term immersive formats with available coaching and consulting support to move your business today. All sessions include preparatory research into clients’ organizations to ensure all learning relates to their objectives and their market.

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The power of intrapreneurship is its ability to address both short- and long-term needs. “We can help drive short-term returns with the sprint forward,” says Tencer. “But we can also inform one- to two-year initiatives and create an ecosystem of opportunity that will underlie long-term strategic projects.”

As ICG partners with select thought leaders around the globe, this agreement marks an exciting opportunity for Spyder Works. Says Tencer: “We see this as one more exciting step towards Spyder Works’ vision of becoming the business consultancy of choice for mid-market organizations and intrapreneurs globally.”

For more information on Spyder Works intrapreneurship programs,
contact Ken Tencer at ktencer@spyder.works

For more information on Icicle Learning,
contact Vivian Hisey at vivian.hisey@iciclelearning.com

For more information on ICG,
contact Gerry Purcell at gerry.purcell@internalconsulting.com

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Get Your Ideas off the Back of a Napkin.

Get Your Ideas off the Back of a Napkin.

In our latest podcast, Ken Tencer, ICG’s Global Thought Leader for Innovation and
Intrapreneurship talks about the importance of inclusivity as a key part of innovation and how to realize more go-to- market opportunities. As Ken explains, “The more you connect, the more you collaborate, the more open you are, the more successful you will be.”

Episode Summary:

  • Reassemble culture and innovation as one idea
  • Understand the limits of “island leadership”
  • Harness the power of the “boomerang effect”
  • Learn about team and brand “elasticity”
  • Redefine “success”

Click here to view the full podcast.

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