The value of innovative thinking

The value of innovative thinking

BY LIZZ WAMBUA

Innovative thinking is an ongoing process that involves use of internal and external data to find and develop unique opportunities and ensure creativity and innovation for superior performance. Today’s business environment is so dynamic and highly competitive since competition has gone global. Therefore, corporate strategies must go beyond the borders of nations and markets. Unique business insights and opportunities must be developed and applied to create the firm’s competitive advantage. A journal article “Strategic Thinking: 11 Critical Skills Needed” by J. Glenn Ebersole states that the greatest and most successful organisations in the world, over many years and decades, would think ahead and encourage great strategic thinking at least somewhere in their business plans. The following are some of the factors that highlight the value of innovation and strategic thinking.

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Corporate Case Study

Corporate Case Study

Corporate Case - As a manager, you will always be challenged to improve performances, whether business results are good or not.

How are you planning to face this challenge with your organization (or department)? On a personal level, you probably have a serious talent for improvement: how else have you accomplished the leadership position you are in? Success is not something you were born with, it is the result of your personal capacity to learn.

We are positive you are ready for your next success, but is your organization ready? And how would you know?

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Leaving your job? Take important data with you

Leaving your job? Take important data with you

 “As you give your best in the current job or role, always bear in mind that one day you will move to something new. Important resources you need to keep in your “go bag” include contacts, data and even apps that you have accumulated over time.”

By JOHN OREDO

The modern work life is characterized by transience and change. In fact, change is the only constant. The current workforce is increasingly getting dominated by generation Y, young adults who prefer shorter job tenure. The widespread availability and usage of the internet continue to introduce flexibility in how we work, the time we work and where we work.

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