Creating Collaborative and Adaptive Space for Innovation to Thrive

Michael Arena, VP of Talent and Development at Amazon Web Services, outlines how social capital plays an important role in innovation and how we can encourage it in remote teams.

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This FREE webinar was recorded on:
December 08, 2020
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Remote work has shown benefits for productivity, employee satisfaction and safety, but it’s becoming clear that employees also feel something is missing. The ability to create, to workshop ideas, to have open conversation is not as easy to facilitate in online environments, a factor that can stifle innovation if not mitigated.

To create spaces for employees to solve problems, create new and innovative products and to facilitate an environment where employees and the organization can adapt, leadership has to cultivate a space where that can occur. In this session, we’ll look at methods to do this in virtual environments and how organizations can continue to be the best version of themselves in a pandemic.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand how remote work impacts innovation
  • Identify and overcome roadblocks to collaborative virtual environments
  • Improve the organization’s ability to adapt and innovate in any setting.

Presenters:

Michael Arena
VP of Talent and Development
Amazon Web Services

Michael Arena is the author of a best-selling book, Adaptive Space: How GM and Other Companies are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations and the former Chief Talent Officer for General Motors Corporation. His research on social capital and networks won the 2017 Walker Prize from People + Strategy and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review, and Sloan Management Review. He was also recently nominated to the Thinkers50 Radar class of 2020 for his work on network roles in creating adaptive organizations.

Arena also serves as a faculty member in Penn’s Masters in Organizational Dynamics. Prior to GM, Arena spent two years as a visiting scientist with MIT’s Media Lab studying network theory. He also served as Senior Vice President of Leadership Development at Bank of America.

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