It is important to us to follow a scientific approach. To date, we have completed over 60 one-to-one interviews, 200 questionnaires, read numerous studies, presented a various events to discuss the ideas and are preparing three scientific articles to publish. Below is a first summary on why we are excited and believe we are on the right track. It is the science, the facts and findings behind our work.
This is a start. We will expand the collection over time.
If you have specific questions or want to contribute any relevant information, please do not hesitate to contact me at: [email protected]
We are honour that the scientific article we submitted was published on the 24th December 2019. It looks at how we can close the gap between the (work) environment that companies provide and the environment that employees are looking for.
Why work does no longer work and how we can tell.
After 60 interviews, 200 questionnaires, countless conversations and reading, here is what we found.
Even if you are not working in innovation today, we need more innovation to tackle the big challenges of today. Here we look at how this might work.
So, with these new insights, where do we go from here? In this part, we will introduce our vision of the future.
Find out more about our scientific work. And please feel free to contribute by sending any scientific material to [email protected].
Since the 1970's an ever expanding body of scientific work has explored the effects of a positive work environment. Today, a lot of this work comes under the heading of "Positive Psychology" and "Organisational Psychology". Names like Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi are part of the reading. And we are looking to stay up to date by looking at names like Brene Brown and Simon Sinek. However, our primary interest is the measuring the effects of the above approaches in business. The focus in on using the full human potential and using it to accelerate innovative approaches to the big challenges of today.
Most of our energy so far is invested into concept development and validation. After reading 170 Start-up "postmortems", 60 interviews and over 300 standardized questionnaires, we are convinced, we are onto something. In December 2019, the CERN Journal for Experimental Innovation has published our first article: "Closing the Gap: Reinventing Organizations for Innovation and the Disruptors who Drive It"
In partnership with some well-known organisations, we are currently working on:
1) ttwo more scientific articles, summarizing our approach, methodology and findings to date, and
2) a side-by-side test of our ATELIER-Concept vs. the more typical idea-centric innovation process common in large organisations today.
In parallel, we are developing and validating the necessary training and methodologies to bring the ATELIER to live by the end of 2020. This looks at the operational needs and recommendation to bring such a project to live.