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COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Control Plan
In response to the threat posed by the continuing spread of the Covid-19 (Corona) Virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that all countries undertake urgent action to prepare for a potential pandemic. Innovation Research Interchange would like to share this Exposure Control Plan (ECP) that was created by Gretchen Digby Norwood, Founding Partner of Future Partners, LLC that you can use to protect your employees and minimize disruptions to business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the template.
PILOT research projects launching this spring
Digital Transformation Case Study now available
IRI’s Digital Transformation Community (DXC) presents our latest case study – taking a deep dive into USG’s digital journey. The case study examines the digital transformation journey of USG, a 118-year-old company best known for producing Sheetrock® brand gypsum wallboard panels. It covers the six factors, many of which are still ongoing, that have contributed to USG’s digital transformation successes thus far.
We have two opportunities coming up for you to learn more about USG’s journey and the case study:
|Case Study Teaching Session||Thought Leader Interview|
Monday, April 6, 12-1:30pm ET
In this webinar, RTI Innovation Advisors, Jeff Copy and Tom Culver, will teach the USG case study. This session will also include a Q&A with Sam Immordino, Director, Futuring & Digital Innovation at USG.
Thursday, April 16, 12-1 PM, ET
Join IRI's Lee green as she interviews USG's Sam Immordino and Jeff White, Vice Presdient of Marketing, about their digital transformation journey.
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Learning More About the Innovation Officer Role
Innovation officers are the fastest growing C-Suite position; however, little has been done to standardize the role and understand the impact. Join us to assess how innovation roles are impacting business results. The first step of the study includes a brief digital survey that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. After assessing the data, we may contact you for a follow-up discussion to better understand responses. The output will be aggregated results, to maintain anonymity across the participants. Please complete the survey by April 10th.
Explore cognitive biases, how they affect content design, and how you can eliminate their impact
Users' minds take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually they’re harmless. Even helpful. But what happens when they’re not? In this talk, David Dylan Thomas, Content Strategy Advocate at Think Company, will use real-world examples to identify some particularly nasty biases that frequently lead users to make bad decisions. He will then talk about some content strategy and design choices we can use in our apps, designs, and platforms to redirect or eliminate the impact of those biases. Finally, he will help us explore our own biases and introduce some methods to prevent our own blind spots from hurting users.
Join Fox Business School's Innovation Leader Speaker Series for a webinar on April 3, 10-11 AM (eastern) to hear David Dylan Thomas. **This event was originally scheduled as an in-person session and has been changed to a webinar.
Shaping Innovation Leaders
Managers in today’s competitive R&D marketplace rely on enhanced business skills to improve their company’s competitive edge. IRI, in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, specifically designed Shaping Innovation Leaders, May 30-June 5, 2020 at Northwestern's Allen Center, to meet the needs of demanding leadership roles in promising, mid-level managers in research, development and engineering. The program’s curriculum is designed by Kellogg, in cooperation with senior R&D executives of IRI Member Organizations. This course will equip you with best practices and methods to address challenges in leading innovation teams, and the skills to boost your team's performance.
For more information about discounts for IRI member companies and how to register, please email Gabriella Herzberg.
Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation throughout Your Organization
Is your company being threatened by disruption? Most companies today must develop continuous flows of innovation in order to create new product categories, find new ways to use their existing products, and stay relevant. Attend Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation, a two-day Babson Executive Education program for leaders, managers, teams, and innovators to develop an action plan for generating long-term revenue from breakthrough innovations. Get a 10% discount using the code BEE-IRI when you register.