Companies simply cannot survive if they are unwilling to innovate. In this course, Innovation in the Workplace, you will learn to incorporate innovation into the daily workflow of companies and organizations of all sizes and across all industries. First, you will explore what exactly innovation is and why it’s important to make it a part of your business strategy. Next, you will look at different techniques for coming up with and refining innovative ideas, including using empathy to think about how customers may feel about your products and services. Finally, you will look at some of the cognitive biases that can impede the innovation process. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of innovation needed to continuously develop market-leading products and services for your organization.
Stephen Haunts is an experienced Software Developer and Leader who has worked across multiple business domains including Computer Games, Finance, and Healthcare Retail and Distribution. Stephen has worked in languages ranging from Assembler, various forms of BASIC, to C and C++, and then finding his love of C# and .NET.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Stephen Haunts, and welcome to my course Innovation in the Workplace. Innovation is a crucial aspect that any organization needs to excel at so they can compete with other companies in the marketplace. Innovation enables you to come out with new products, which will increase revenue and also attract and retain the best talent to your organization. In this course, we'll look to understand what innovation means to a company and how it can benefit you. We'll also look at the consequences of not innovating. We'll then look at different techniques your company and staff can use to generate and group new ideas, and assess them with an eye in empathy for your target audience. We'll then take a look at some of the main cognitive biases that can get in the way of people trying to assess ideas and design new products. By the end of this course, you'll have a good idea about what innovation is and what it means to a company and its staff. You'll also be armed with a series of tools and techniques to come up with ideas and turning those ideas into products. This course is aimed at anyone who's involved in the design process for new products and services, from software developers, designers, analytics, and leadership. I hope you'll join me, Stephen Haunts, on this journey to learn about innovation with my course Innovation in the Workplace, here at Pluralsight.