HackLab: Big Innovation Starts with Thinking Small

2014 Talent Management Conference
Workplace Application: To fuel big innovation within your organization, this workshop will show you how to start by teaching employees at all levels how to hack their work for continuous improvements.

Innovation isn't about big changes. And it doesn't even require a big budget, a big title, or any permission. The changes that matter don't happen overnight, they are the result of a lot of small, meaningful changes over time. Applying insights from the computer hacking culture, we will help you start finding ways to innovate and make progress in your work, one small change at a time (hacks). This highly interactive session is designed to provide actionable insights and tools for immediate application. You will practice applying a hacking mindset to an actual aspect of your work (for example: team meetings, performance appraisals, preparing reports, etc.) and will come to understand change as a process rather than an event and see that large changes are the culmination of a series of meaningful small changes building upon one another.You will leave with an appreciation for some of the core tenets of hacking culture and how they can be applied to your work and your organization (specifically sharing, openness, decentralization, access to tools, world improvement). 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Jason Lauritsen

Jason Lauritsen a keynote speaker, author, and consultant.  He is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently. 

A former corporate Human Resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits.
Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest.
Jason is the co-author of the book, Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships. Connect with Jason at www.JasonLauritsen.com.  


Gaylord Opryland
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Preconference Workshop
HR Expertise
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