The People Equation: Why Innovation Is People, Not Products

  • 4h 50m 5s
  • David Crawley, Deborah Perry Piscione
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2017

Every business leader knows that the key to growth is innovation—if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got. Deborah Perry Piscione and David Crawley argue that ultimately the key to innovation is people. After all, creativity is a uniquely human function, something that can't be automated. So how do you design an organization so that it provides the elements that will bear new thinking and bring forth bold ideas? Through The People Equation.

Based on examples from their consulting work and research into successful business practices, Perry Piscione and Crawley's The People Equation enables leaders to create a culture where psychological safety is a given, risk taking is embraced, and collaboration between highly competent people is nurtured. When experiments and new initiatives look promising, Perry Piscione and Crawley's Improvisational Innovation process provides a road map to quickly develop ideas and bring them to market. All this requires upending the usual organizational pyramid and instilling a completely new mindset throughout the organization.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: The Psychology of Innovation
  • Chapter 2: The Process: Improvisational Innovation
  • Chapter 3: The Inverted Organization
  • Chapter 4: Risk-Taking Leadership
  • Chapter 5: The Corporate Culture of How
  • Chapter 6: It Only Takes One
  • Chapter 7: Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone
  • Chapter 8: The Art of the Ask