THINK 16 is over but the conversation continues throughout the year. While you head home, enjoy these stories to make you think: Inside Pixar: We’re About Telling Stories – A fascinating video by Bloomberg. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration – Our review of a great read by Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, who offers personal insights on creativity and how to encourage it in the workplace. And three intriguing reads about culture change from Harvard Business Review:
- Changing an Organization’s Culture, Without Resistance or Blame
- If You’re Going to Change Your Culture, Do it Quickly
- And, last but not least, Culture Change that Sticks, a case study about Aetna. "All too often, leaders see cultural initiatives as a last resort, except for top-down exhortations to change. By the time they get around to culture, they're convinced that a comprehensive overhaul of the culture is the only way to overcome the company's resistance to major change. Culture thus becomes an excuse and a diversion, rather than an accelerator and an energizer."