Building Teams for Growth and Innovation

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Building Teams for Growth and Innovation

  1. 1. Building Teams for Growth and InnovationKatherine GoldenVice President of Engineering & Enterprise ArchitectureCorbisTechnology advancements continue to bring disruptive change tomany of our industries. These demanding times carry an evengreater importance for Technology Leaders to identify newopportunities for business growth.This session will highlight approaches for building a highlyengaged technology team and fostering a culture of growth andinnovation.
  2. 2. 2Introduction
  3. 3. 3My BackgroundAnalog DigitalCanvassing neighborhoodsdoor to doorAdept use of social mediaand webPaper greeting cardsDigital expression - E-cards,IM, Facebook postsPrinted books, magazines,newspapersE-readers, blogs, onlineadvertisingTechnology advancements continue to bring disruptive changeTangled WebTechnologies
  4. 4. 4Necessity of Growth & InnovationTo maintain competitive advantage, companies need to innovatecloudmobilebig datasocial mediaonline communicationweb of things security 3D printingsmart TVs augmented realityTechnology advancementscontinue to bring disruptive change
  5. 5. 5Innovation is Doing New Things“Innovation is1% inspiration and99% perspiration”- Thomas Edison© Schenectady Museum; Hall of Electrical History Foundation/CORBIS
  6. 6. 6Building Teams for Growth & Innovation1. Hiring great talent2. Building culture of engaged employees3. Programs targeted at growth & innovation
  7. 7. 7Building Teams for Growth & Innovation1. Hiring great talent2. Building culture of engaged employees3. Programs targeted at growth & innovation
  8. 8. 8Modern Recruiting• Invest in your employee brand• Have fun with the job description• Utilize non-traditional recruiting methods
  9. 9. 9Modern Recruiting• Invest in your employee brand• Have fun with the job description• Utilize non-traditional recruiting methodsAbout the PositionIn short, we are a little bit scrappy and nerdy, welove sharpies, and we fear boredom, so we workquickly and balance multiple complex projects. Ourprojects are not “easy”, and you will learn the joyof being thorough and multi-talented.
  10. 10. 10Modern Recruiting• Invest in your employee brand• Have fun with the job description• Utilize non-traditional recruiting methods• Employee Referral Programs• LinkedInSince January 2013, LinkedIn has 200million members worldwide3 out of 4 users want to be approachedfor other job opportunitieshttp://www.globalrecruitingroundtable.com
  11. 11. 11Hire DiversityDiversity helps in collaborative innovation© Schenectady Museum; Hall of Electrical History Foundation/CORBIS
  12. 12. 12Explore Internship Programs• Relationships with local universities• Provide hands-on experience• Pipeline full-time positions© Michele Constantini/ZenShui/CORBIS
  13. 13. 13Building Teams for Growth & Innovation1. Hiring great talent2. Building culture of engaged employees3. Programs targeted at growth & innovation
  14. 14. 14Engage EmployeesHis secret - Believe inemployees and engage themon a higher levelHis secret - Askingemployees to look forpurpose in their jobs© Kimberly White/CORBIS© http://chipconley.com/
  15. 15. 15Support Risk TakingThe role of a leaderis not to have all theright answers,but rather tocreate an atmospherethat fostersthe ideas of others© John Lund/Sam Diephuis/Blend Images/CORBIS
  16. 16. 16Challenge the Status QuoBe willing to keep re-defining absolutely everything
  17. 17. 17Evolve Ideas© ImageZoo/CORBISRecognize theongoing need forcontinuedimprovement
  18. 18. 18Building Teams for Growth & Innovation1. Hiring great talent2. Building culture of engaged employees3. Programs targeted at growth & innovation
  19. 19. 19Happiness Matters
  20. 20. 20Connection to CustomersOn-site customer visitsCustomer service© Ansgar Photography/CORBIS© Eric Audras/Onoky/Corbis© Helen King/CORBISUsability studiesSurveysMetrics© Ocean/Corbis© Gregor Schuster/Corbis
  21. 21. 21Patent ProgramMonetary award for inventors of patents© Ben Hupfer/CORBIS
  22. 22. 22Hack DayWhat can YOUdo in 24 hours?What in the world is Hack Day?In a nutshell, it’s a 24-hour period for developersand other creative minds to build a prototype fornew ideas for Corbis, either individually or in teams,and present those ideas to the Executive Team.
  23. 23. 23Regularly Tend the Garden© Max Wagner/CORBISWater plants… pull weeds
  24. 24. 24Summary
  25. 25. 25Questions© Colin Anderson/CORBIS

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