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Articles by Todd Henneman

When Innovation Turns Into Exasperation

January 17, 2013
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Failed inventions and initiatives can give rise to painful—unproductive—“innovation trauma.”
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Not Your Grandfather's Industrial Lab

January 17, 2013
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Nowadays, companies ranging from high-tech firms to service companies have invested in a new generation of idea factories. They share one trait: a mantra that time equals money.
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The New Recipe for Workforce Innovation

January 17, 2013
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To cook up greater creativity, organizations ought to update their approach to collaboration, compensation and culture.
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DreamWorks Animation Cultivates a Culture of Creativity

August 4, 2012
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How DreamWorks Animation created a work world that captures the imagination of its employees through perks designed to reduce stress.
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DreamWorks Animation Draws on Experience of Mentors to Integrate New Hires

August 3, 2012
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After an orientation, employees spend four to eight weeks training on the company's proprietary software. Then within their first 60 days, they attend a “welcome session,” hosted by CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
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DreamWorks Animation Etches Out a Creative Culture Through Connectivity

July 25, 2012
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To connect with its employees and improve engagement, DreamWorks introduced initiatives that range from paying for the personalization of workspaces to sending daily updates from the CEO.
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Talkin' About Their Generations: The Workforce of the '50s and Today

March 15, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines generational issues in the workforce in the 1950s and today. Next month, we look at the 1960s and the civil rights movement.
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The Age of Employer Paternalism

March 15, 2012
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Employers in the 1950s sought lifelong employees and competed for talent by promising employment stability and long-term financial security, says Nelson Lichtenstein, professor of history at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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The Birth of the Golden Years

March 15, 2012
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Medical advances in the 1950s meant that large numbers of Americans were reaching so-called “old age,” defined by Social Security as age 65 and above, a notable change from 1900 when life expectancy was 47.
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Pet Projects

March 13, 2012
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A growing number of employers let employees bring pets to work, especially dogs, a benefit, experts say, that reduces stress and increases employee loyalty.
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