Innovation is both threatening and enhancing our lives, careers and the way we do business. However success in a new collaborative economy will require a different mindset from what we are used to. In this course I will show how you can take control and orchestrate both high performance careers and businesses through the intelligent use of innovation and the breakthrough strategy of Synergistic Design.
Whether you are building a career or business, startup or mature, this course will provide you with a number of strategies, skills and tools for taking control and managing the threats and opportunities coming from innovation and digital disruption.
Innovation is both threatening and enhancing our lives, careers and the way we do business. However success in a new collaborative economy will require a different mindset from what we are used to. Paul McKey shows how you can take control and orchestrate both high performance careers and businesses through the intelligent use of innovation and the breakthrough strategy of Synergistic Design.
This course is designed around the book "Everyone is a Business- Orchestrating innovation in your life, career and business" available at amazon, iBook, Barnes and Noble and smashwords.
The world is witnessing a major shift in the way individuals seek, manage and earn their living – brought on by two colliding phenomena. First the Great Recession has left corporations shrinking and with increasing investment in digital automation has led directly to a “hollowing out” of the traditional workforce. Second, those same technology advances are unleashing a wave of innovations and new entrepreneurs with the skills and platforms that allow them to compete in, and disrupt, markets previously the sole domain of larger corporations.
This lesson will show you how to prepare for a time of digital disruption.
Innovation is both threatening and enhancing our lives, careers and the way we do business. Whether you are an employee, manager, entrepreneur, freelancer or professional, understanding these shifts in innovation will be critical to the success of your career, practice or business. The days of taking a 'safe' job are disappearing in a climate of economic renewal and turbulence.
Hence you must think strategically like a business, have the discipline of a business, take risks like a business, innovate like a business, utilize technology like a business and sell and promote yourself like a business. You are the product and the brand.
All of a sudden Everyone is a Business.
The future of work and business is being laid down in a series of advancements that will influence our economic and social lives for many years to come. Individually any of these advancements, listed below, will have a lasting impact on the way we live yet through their convergence they have a slingshot effect that is accelerating innovation and change with both the attendant stress and opportunity that brings. These advancements include:
Utilizing a fresh new approach to the way you can structure your career and businesses my original research into Synergistic Design will help you develop a strategy to succeed in a collaborative economy. This introduction to Synergistic Design shows how to build innovative teams, projects and companies while providing a new structure for startups that is more likely to succeed when used in conjunction with a lean business approach.
In this lesson you will learn how to:
Learn what it takes to build a sustainable business and avoid the 'chasm' that many startup businesses never cross. In this lesson a different view of innovation will show you where to seek and find opportunity in digital disruption. Companies don't innovate markets do! This lesson will show you how convergence is presenting new challenges and opportunities an many key industries and how breakthrough companies can take advantage of that.
Building a high performance organization is never easy yet it is easier than ever given all the individual innovations that have occurred just in the past decade or so. By switching from a competitive to a collaborative mindset and building synergy between people, ideas and things will provide you with a rich and enjoyable source of inventiveness and that high performance career or business you dream of.
This lesson shows you how to implement the structure and culture in your organization that will provide the sustainable innovation and creativity that high-performance businesses seem to do so easily. They don't. It is hard and consistent work to build a culture of innovation that makes them so good. You can learn and apply those lessons too.
In this interview with Pablo, a Chilean online games developer and educator, you will hear how he built a successful online education site based upon a network of co-developers and affiliates.
Answer questions relating to his business strategy.
In my career I have progressed through music and film, on to creative and technical roles with Apple, startup companies and most recently as a managing consultant with IBM in the areas of organizational innovation and change. I apply all those experiences in my own consulting practice working from small local enterprises to global corporations. Yet having seen more good ideas fail than succeed I have pursued doctoral studies to understand why that is so. And I feel I have come up with some answers. Building a strong synergy between your business, purpose, technology and people is the key yet it requires a new way of perceiving innovation and developing your business.