Business & People Centered Innovation

Business & People Centered Innovation

Based on our experience, organizational innovation falls into two broad categories:

(1) greenfield innovation in which a new capability is added with specific business objectives that make the investment worth pursuing; and,

(2) necessity is the mother of invention-type innovation that focuses on two areas:
(a) cost containment
(b) revenue enhancement.

Budgetary considerations, for either type of innovation, helpto guide suggestions for a specific strategy and implementation tactics. However, our philosophy of innovation at the Kantor Group moves one step beyond the traditional approaches to innovation mentioned above.

Based upon recent research by Bersin & Associates and the strategic approach laid out in TheGood Jobs Strategy, a book written by MIT Sloan School of Business professor, Zeynap Ton, we prefer to focus on people-centered innovation.

These are innovations specifically designed to improve the engagement, motivation and productivity of the workforce being addressed. Given the challenges facing corporate and organizational leadership in managing the millennial demographic segment within their workforces, people centered innovation on the job is a must do now and, and even more critically, planned for the future as part of an organization’s future vision of HR.

The Kantor Group can help your organization introduce better learning paths to inspire and engage your people, social media applications that align to millennial modalities of communication, and produce functionality around your people’s use of mobile aps for performance support, just in time training, micro and video learning and other techniques of self development and peer to peer communication.

In an article published September, 2016, CLO Magazine discussed new trends in corporate training in which the learner is not just seen as a passive recipient of mandatory – authoritarian training, but is given the tools necessary to take charge of their own personal development and the learning they consume to meet their goals.

This “consumerization of learning” typically relies on Platform As A Service vendors who provide access to a variety of different instructional materials, expert networks, a knowledge base, and communication tools, light LMS tracking and analytics available from a single source of records.

These PAASs facilitate an learning analytics. Individual resource’s can access a variety of resources they can use to self-direct their learning, participate in expert networks as an expert or a novice, and take advantage of newsfeeds and web crawlers to pull down personalized training resources aligned to an end user’s learning and/or career goals.

Examples of a platform as service applications include Declara, EdCast or Degreed. We provide consulting services to help you by providing a vision of how these new systems can be used to help your organization attain it’s business goals and with system configuration, change and adoption plans.

Technology innovation is one area where we can help you innovate in a practical way. However, innovation is not just about technology it’s also about improving business processes, sorganizational design and operations..