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To thrive in today’s “fluid economy,” companies must organize around their people, the greatest force in helping to move the organization forward. Innovation experts Deborah Perry Piscione and David Crawley develop this concept in their trim, approachable guide to cultivating creativity and innovation. They illustrate how to create structural shifts in your company so you can focus on your people’s talents. The authors provide a useful overview of the requirements for using the “People Equation” to put your people first. getAbstract recommends their methods to senior executives and human resources officers who seek ways to benefit from employee innovation.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why human innovation matters in an automated, tech-focused world;
  • How your organization can thrive in today’s “fluid economy” by adopting the “People Equation”; and
  • How to implement “Improvisational Innovation.”

About the Authors

Entrepreneur Deborah Perry Piscione wrote The Risk Factor and the best-selling Secrets of Silicon Valley. She and innovation specialist David Crawley co-founded Vorto Consulting.



“The People Equation”

“Innovation is people.” If automation were to replace 45% of your co-workers, your business could still thrive by relying on a crucial tool: its innovative spirit. In the “fluid economy” of a rapidly changing world, the long-term health of your company requires innovation. Achieve it by relying on the wisdom of your staff members, especially your “knowledge workers.” Their “social intelligence, cross-cultural competency” and “human skills” hold greater value than their “hard skills.”

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