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White Papers, Videos & Slideshows

VCI’s thought leadership in the field of innovation centers on 4 principles:

  •    Expanding the often-narrow understanding of “innovation”
  •    Focusing on human values – the qualities of good character found across cultures – as the foundation for what, why and how we innovate
  •    Encouraging holistic perspectives that consider input from, and the impact on, the larger whole of stakeholders
  •    Offering a comprehensive, integrated set of programs in which each module directly empowers the innovation process that individuals and groups use to do their innovative work

 Below you will find white papers and slideshows that will expand your perspectives about innovation.

White paper: Jump-Shifting HRs Impact on Business Performance

White paper: Jump-Shifting HRs Impact on Business Performance

A perfect storm has arisen in business pressure, business priorities, and HR maturity that offers HR a pivot-point opportunity to transform - to jump-shift - its impact on overall business performance.

That opportunity is to concentrate its internal functions and priorities on the single most important, highest priority driver of business success today: being innovative.

In this white paper, you will discover how 2 sets of priorities are converging and integrating to shape HRs opportunity to jump-shift its impact on business results.

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White paper: Jump-Shifting the Impact of Innovation Campaigns

White paper: Jump-Shifting the Impact of Innovation Campaigns

CEOs want growth, and innovation drives growth. Innovation sponsors are relying more and more on innovation campaigns utilizing IT-based idea management systems.

These innovation campaigns have helped to drive growth, keep pace with disruption, and increase speed and agility – but they could do better. And they still lag when it comes to forging wide-spread engagement, and cultivating the mindset and culture for innovation.

In this white paper, you will discover how sponsors of innovation can jump-shift their impact on business results by partnering with Talent Development.

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White paper: Bringing Human Values to the Forefront of Corporate Innovation

White paper: Bringing Human Values to the Forefront of Corporate Innovation

The call today is not just for more innovation, but for innovation that is motivated to achieve consistently positive and beneficial outcomes: innovation with a conscience.

Innovation with a conscience means innovation that is informed, inspired and guided by our higher human nature through human values.

In this white paper, you will discover how human values help us shape the answers to three questions related to innovation: What should we innovate? How should we innovate? Why are we innovating in the first place?

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White paper: Evolving Corporate Innovation

White paper: Evolving Corporate Innovation

Human Values and a wholistic perspective are critical components for evolving the field of corporate innovation today.    

Speaking to executives at the International School of Business in Hyderabad India, Debra and William Miller demonstrate why human values and a wholistic perspective are critical components for evolving the field of corporate innovation today.

Drawing from years of research and the wisdom of the India culture, they illuminate new insights into the practice of innovation that can be implemented not just in India but throughout the world.

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White paper: The Moral Compass Behind the Invisible Hand

White paper: The Moral Compass Behind the Invisible Hand

If we’re to recover from the our economic crisis, it will take more than just new economic policies and systems; it will take a complete overhaul of our moral faculties as well as a wholistic view of business and leadership.

Drawing from the wisdom of Adam Smith, considered the father of capitalistic economics, this paper illuminates new insights into why we need to focus on developing our moral faculties in business.

Perhaps the most far-reaching lesson to learn from our global recession is that we need to “grow up” in developing the moral faculties that Adam Smith so relied upon to guide the individual and societal decisions for economic prosperity.

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Slideshow: Enabling Innovation Today and Tomorrow

Slideshow: Enabling Innovation Today and Tomorrow

There are myths about innovation that must be demystified in order to put innovation into the hands of every person.  

There are many different perspectives about innovation. As we strive to demystify innovation and create a universal language and understanding, we will bring people together and enable every person to innovate in every job.

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