On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Macro Solutions’ Vice President, Todd Hager did a TED-style talk at the ACT-IAC NexUS Forum: Inspiring a Shared Vision event. His talk “Inspiring Creativity and Innovation,” focused more on culture than technology, encouraging participants to make space for innovation within their teams. Asking questions like, “How might we approach this differently?” inspires the ideation necessary to enable innovation. Showing vulnerability is really hard and uncomfortable for many people, however, it can help to build trust within teams leading to growth. Creating a culture of innovation requires ideation and the safety to fail (and recover quickly).
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