Yeh IDeology Design Summit: The Evolution of “Innovation”

May 28 2019 - 5:48pm

Speakers include Betsy Goodrich, FIDSA and Jordan Nollman, IDSA.

Innovation is disruptive. The kind of investment you need to review, build and rebuild can be monumental depending on the stakeholders involved. If you’re leading innovation, you have to change a point of view, and there will certainly be resistance.

That said, everyone wants a piece of the innovation pie, from newfound startups to corporations who’ve been around for decades. Employers want talent who can do everything, and talent are seeking transformational experiences in corporations with incubators and design labs. But what we’re hearing is quite different.

While there are valid companies that truly need innovation and are ready to support it, some companies are unclear on what it is they need and end up under-supporting their investment in innovation. For other companies, the ruse of innovation is becoming a tactic to win over top talent who are put to work on menial initiatives. We’re hearing more and more stories where corporation enterprises that have had years of investment in design and innovation have downsized, diluted or even disbanded these divisions. Design departments are getting smaller—to the point where, in some corporations, there are none. Roles in corporations are now more vertically diverse, with requirements from big-picture vision to still being hands-on with SolidWorks skills.

In some companies, innovation is now just a plaque on the door of a department. People have innovation titles, but the work they are doing is no longer innovative—it's just a requisition sent down by engineering or marketing, depending on how the corporation is originated. 

  • What does it mean to build an innovation department?
  • Are companies using innovation as a facade?
  • Where is innovation truly being invested?
  • Where is innovation needed most?
  • Most of all, how is this affecting you and your teams?

Join us as we unpack The Evolution of “Innovation."

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Knoll Inc. Showroom, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 2, New York, NY 10019

6:00pm - Open doors & Networking
6:30pm - Panel
7:30pm - Q&A
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Wrap up & Networking
*Refreshments will be served

About Yeh IDeology
Yeh IDeology is a Talent Strategies consultancy specializing in design, strategy, innovative recruitment and executive career coaching. For the past 13 years, founder Angela Yeh has helped businesses build innovation teams and guided talent to find career success.