Changing feelings can boost creativity for conventional thinkers
Can we train conventional thinking employees to think more creatively? Can negative emotions be used as opportunities to practice flexible thinking?
Robots driving U.S. co-workers to substance abuse, mental health issues
While both countries saw reduced work-related injuries, in the U.S. exposure to robotics resulted in more adverse mental health effects whereas German workers saw no significant mental-health change.
Higher frequency of financial reporting hinders corporate innovation
A more relaxed approach to reporting requirements gives managers the space they require to focus less on short-term increments to appease shareholders, and more scope to increase expenditure on more valuable projects
Disruptions like the corona crisis create new business opportunities
We increasingly need to expand the range of our ideas and get rid of old assumptions. We need to challenge not just our thinking, but how we think.
Under the right conditions, creative-boosting daydreaming can help crack difficult challenges in new ways.
Innovations for sustainability in a post-pandemic future
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the world into turmoil and disrupted the status quo, but it is also providing opportunities for innovation in the way we live and work.
Study finds stronger links between automation and inequality
In some white-collar jobs—designer, engineer—people become more productive with sophisticated software at their side. In other cases, forms of automation have simply replaced factory workers, receptionists, and many other kinds of employees.
Artificial intelligence can help some businesses but may not others
The temptation for businesses to use artificial intelligence and other technology to improve performance, drive down labor costs, and better the bottom line is understandable. But before pursuing automation that could put the jobs of human employees at risk, it is important that business owners take careful stock of their operations.
Innovation is widespread in rural areas, not just cities
This “hidden” innovation brings economic benefits to businesses and communities, according to researchers, whose findings will help decision makers think in new ways about innovation and how they can support it.
Empathy empowers product development
Eliciting an emotion before beginning a creative project offers product developers an inexpensive and simple way to boost their generation of ideas.
In product design, imagining end user's feelings leads to more original outcomes
New research strengthens the idea that humans are more persuaded by emotions than facts.
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