…think of the Olympic bid as a referendum on our ability as a city to debate with urgency, to be able to rationally recognize the trade-offs inherent in boldness, and to understand facts through a lens of critical thinking and informed discussion making.
When thinking about Innovation, I have been wondering if there is a new way to think about the “process” as companies and individuals embrace the idea that innovation is much more about execution than simply ideation.
In today’s world, human beings individually and collectively create, learn and grow in essentially two ways:
Face to Face interaction (Same time) – or what I call synchronous engagement – bringing the best of what makes us human to the table: Spontaneity, emotional interaction, human interplay and ‘riffing’. And when smart, engaged people are paired with facilitation excellence, magic can happen.
Online interaction – (Different Time) – or what I call asynchronous engagement – excels at longer running interaction where ‘threads’ play out over time; where ideas and points of view – again if properly and effectively moderated – create an audit trail of the emerging themes and allow for more thoughtful participation.