Future Watch, January 2023
Welcome back to Future Watch, our monthly roundup of what business leaders need to know about.
Articles & Editorials
Updates Kill Your Strategy, article by inVision Edge
Strategy execution doesn’t need to be complicated, so why do so many organizations struggle to get past the finish line, despite the clear, executable action plan laid out?
The reason: Updates.
There’s nothing worse than a roundtable meeting where each participant takes their turn updating the table on how they accomplished x, y, or z.
At the Intersection of Strategy & Innovation, article by Manitoba Inc. Magazine
Today’s organizations deal with many challenges daily, not the least of which is the pressure to get ahead and stay ahead. It’s no longer enough to be ‘good enough.’ Today’s successful organizations must be both strategic and innovative to be competitive. However, it can be difficult to find your competitive edge when you’re mired in the day-to-day operations of your business. Luckily, there is help available to put your organization on a path driven by strategy and innovation.
Creating a Culture of Innovation in Manitoba
As the modern labour force evolves faster and faster in the 21st century, we are seeing a shift within working culture to build workplaces that are creative, cohesive and competitive.
Are Extreme Policies Like Shopify’s Meetings Ban Actually Good for Productivity?
Removing meetings? Bringing in beds? More companies are enforcing policies in hopes of improving worker output.
A Look into ChatGPT
ChatGPT is potentially one of the most powerful and consequential innovations of our time. So what is it capable of, and is it to be feared, or embraced?
ChatGPT Passes Exams From Law and Business Schools
ChatGPT is smart enough to pass prestigious graduate-level exams — though not with particularly high marks.
A Wharton Business School Professor is Requiring his Students to Use ChatGPT
While ChatGPT may be getting heat from certain educators who worry it will facilitate cheating, one professor said that he is embracing the technology with open arms.
Old Mice Grow Young Again in Study. Can People do the same?
In Boston labs, old, blind mice have regained their eyesight, developed smarter, younger brains and built healthier muscle and kidney tissue.
Here are the 5 Biggest Innovations to Expect in 2023
Cheap EVs, new mRNA jabs, wind farm wins, and more.
Upcoming Events & Resources
Innovation Igniter — February, Virtual
Ignite innovation by learning the fundamentals of a proven, repeatable process that enables you to innovate with confidence.
Check out a preview of the Innovation Igniter program:
The Canadian Business Innovation Awards Are Now Open
The annual ranking celebrates the companies that are forging a more progressive path forward.
The Canadian Business Innovation Awards celebrate trailblazing companies that are pushing their industries forward and challenging the status quo. Applications are now open, and in the spring of 2023 we will be announcing 50 leading organizations that show what it is to be truly innovative—with game-changing products and services, visionary leadership and genuinely progressive social and environmental initiatives.
Organizations can apply online until February 10, 2023.
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