IEEE S.F. Bay Area Council e-GRID's

Technology & Networking in Silicon Valley & the SF Bay Area: Upcoming Meetings, Courses and Conferences

September 25, 2013

Mtg: Building an Organization that Fosters Creativity and Innovation

by @ 4:56 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY November 7, 2013
SCV Technology Management  Chapter
Speaker: Kimberley Wiefling, President, Wiefling Consulting
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $11 for IEEE members, $14 for non-members
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website

Many companies that were successful 100 years ago no longer exist.  Trapped by their own success, they gradually learn to reduce risk, avoid mistakes and failure at all costs, and consequently squelch or kill innovation and creativity.  This makes them vulnerable to global competition from new or more aggressive companies with less to lose.  Oddly enough, the most successful companies are the most vulnerable, as their very success can lead to an inability to recognize and adjust to shifts in the environment.  This phenomenon has been described in detail in books like Clayton Christensenâ??s â??The Innovatorâ??s Dilemmaâ? and Jim Collinâ??s â??How the Mighty Fallâ?.
This presentation will explore the biggest barriers to breakthroughs in an organization, and practical ways to promote risk taking, thinking differently, and sparking innovative thinking in their organizations.  Real-world examples of successful and unsuccessful innovators from a number of different industries will be examined and analyzed.
What is Creativity?
Relationship of Creativity to Innovation
Barriers to Creativity and Innovation
Building Environments that Foster Creativity and Innovation


Comments are closed.

[IEEE S.F. Bay Area Council -] [powered by WordPress .]

SF Bay Area Council


  • 5G (2)
  • ALL (4,702)
  • Antennas & Propagation (5)
  • BioEngineering (675)
  • Blogroll (33)
  • Circuits (16)
  • Communications (1,862)
  • Computers/Software (1,777)
  • Consumer Electronics (103)
  • Control Systems (23)
  • Electrical/Power (1,284)
  • Electronics Design (2,774)
  • Employment (4)
  • Employment opportunities (7)
  • Engineering Mgmt (1,819)
  • Green energy (48)
  • History (7)
  • Industrial Applications (91)
  • Information Theory (13)
  • Instrument and Measurement (1)
  • Magnetics (30)
  • Microwave (8)
  • NanoEngineering (876)
  • Optics/Displays (969)
  • Photonics (31)
  • PhotoVoltaics (4)
  • Product Safety (25)
  • Reliability (37)
  • Robotics and Automation (19)
  • Semiconductors (1,847)
  • Signal Processing (138)
  • Vehicular Technology (16)
  • Women in Engineering (8)
  • Young Professionals (5)

    Support our advertisers:

    Visit our

    Enabling Javascript allows us to show you upcoming conferences in this column.

    For the Firefox browser, select Tools/Options/Content and select "Enable Javascript".

    If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer you may need to click on the yellow bar above and select 'Allow Blocked Content'. You must then click 'Yes' on the following security warning.


    July 2018
    S M T W T F S
    « May    

    View in Google Calendar

    search blog:

    SUBSCRIBE: Get the e-GRID twice a month by email - upcoming IEEE SF Bay Area meetings, conferences.

    RSS Feed Subscribe to our RSS Feed.

    PUBLICIZE your event to IEEE's membership.

    general links:

    22 queries. 0.570 seconds