Ignite Innovation: Build Teams and Organizations that Win
What you'll learn
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the key factors required to build highly successful teams for new product innovation.
- Effectively apply knowledge and skills from this course to create an organizational structure and team dynamic that fosters breakthru innovation.
- Establish clear roles and responsibilities within your team for optimal efficiency and accountability.
- Identify and understand different team styles and their impact on collaboration and innovation.
- There are no course requirements or prerequisites. This course in a foundation course.
Break down silos, spark breakthrough ideas, and launch like a champion! This course empowers you to build high-performing teams and structures for successful new product introduction. Master organizational frameworks (functional, matrix, venture), understand team styles and dynamics and learn how to leverage these teams effectively. Become an innovation leader!
WHY IS THIS COURSE IMPORTANT?
Many organizations struggle with how to gain consensus on the extremely important initiatives that face it. Many team members struggle with how to communicate effectively with fellow team members, especially when those team members come from a different mindset than themselves. This often leads to project failure and sometimes even the failure of the entire organization. Learning how to deal with other points of view is of critical importance.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS COURSE?
In this course, you will learn how to
Define the roles and responsibilities of all team members
Understand the difference between a product manager and a marketing manager
Study an organizational framework for product innovation success
View the organization from an external and internal view
Study 4 different types of organizational structures ... the functional, matrix, project, and venture organization
Learn about the 4 different leadership and management styles of team members and how to work with them effectively
This course includes:
An assignment to determine your style and how to work other styles
Significant number of resources to do a deeper dive into this topic.
WHO IS THE IDEAL STUDENT FOR THIS COURSE?
You will learn a lot from this course if you are
Anyone passionate about driving innovation within their organization
WHAT IS YOUR TEACHING STYLE?
My teaching style is a very pragmatic one. I assume you know nothing about this topic and start with the foundation and build from there. Some of these concepts could be challenging, so I sprinkle in as many examples as I can, both non healthcare and healthcare, to assure full understanding of the topic. This is why I have appended "Plain and Simple" to all my courses.
WHY ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO TEACH THIS COURSE?
I spent 35 years in the designing and launching of medical imaging products and services. My career evolved from leading engineering teams, to becoming VP Marketing and then to president of a Healthcare IT firm. It is also based on 15 years of university teaching.
Who this course is for:
- Product managers and innovation leaders
- Team leaders and aspiring managers
- Anyone passionate about driving innovation within their organization
Tom Giordano is a 28 year veteran of Philips Healthcare. He retired in 2005 as Vice President of Marketing, where he was responsible for 240 marketing professionals and several billion dollars in product. Through his career, Tom held a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at Philips, starting in engineering, progressing to product management, then marketing management and finally senior level business leadership. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award from Philips for forming a new entrepreneurial business unit that tripled sales in 18 months. Tom played a key role as a course developer and instructor in the management development and executive training efforts with the Philips High Potential Development Center.
Following his retirement from Philips, Tom joined the adjunct faculty of the graduate business schools of the University of New Haven in Connecticut and the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently holds a positiion as "Executive in Residence" at the University of New Haven and continues to teach there with exceptionally high student reviews.
In 2009, while teaching at UW and UNH, he became President of Sectra Healthcare North America for 2 years to lead a very successful turnaround effort.
Tom built a very successful internship program between Philips and the University of Washington and served as a mentor there for 15 years. He also served as a mentor in the University of Washington mentor program and was featured in the book "Mentoring Moments" by Susan Canfield.
Tom serves as chairman of the Patient Advisory Council of Saint Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT
Tom holds executive coaching certifications with both Lore International and Tilt 360. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a MS degree in Engineering from the University of Florida.