….goes to Hathor, for his or her contribution of the following card:
The award isn’t so much for the individual idea as the fascinating chain of conversation Hathor sparked around the importance of place in shaping innovation. For example, participants suggested that we could imagine new kinds of settings, such as hotels designed to enable groups to come together to innovate.
Others took issue with the suggestion: For example, Nasapiri suggested that live-work innovation communities could be too insular:
What both authors are getting at is a set of questions that will be fundamental to talent management in the next 25 years. How much do casual connections in central places matter to new ideas? How valuable will in-person work be in a world where the best talent in the world can be summoned virtually? Or, put differently, in a world where it will be possible to innovate without personal relationships, will personal relationships really matter?
Special thanks to some of the other nominees for the Talent Trailblazer Award 2038, in no particular order:
Rasa for advocating an innovation kibbutz:
Wasserperson for starting a conversation about the role of the university in the future of innovation:
Another suggestion from Hathor about rethinking what are traditionally called mental “disabilities” as intellectual assets:
Finally, Karl_Schroeder suggested that using apps and other nudges can help us overcome our own cognitive limitations and become more innovative thinkers:
Thanks again to everyone who participated–and congratulations on generating such a rich variety of ideas about talent management!