The importance of innovation to an organization cannot be overstated. Innovation is necessary across all business processes including product development, marketing and advertising and sales. The process never stops, especially in today's global consumer landscape. At Sarder Learning, we bring you courses focusing on innovation, designed to help participants to understand the importance of creative solutions at all levels in order to build and maintain a dynamic and ever-changing ecosystem for sustainable organizational growth.

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Building And Sustaining An Innovative Organization

Creativity and innovation are catalysts for new ideas, products and services that keep a company growing successfully. It takes a lot to build this ecosystem. Hence, it is essential to understand the factors that go into creating a work environment that recognizes and fosters innovation.

  • Intermediate
  • Fostering a Culture of Innovation, Problem Solving
  • 33 min

Collaborate To Innovate

Businesses constantly struggle to keep up with technological advances—they have to maintain consistent growth while attempting to create new products and services that will meet future customer needs. Linda Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and a prolific author, shares her expertise on how leaders can promote innovation within their organizations using a variety of techniques and strategies.

  • Advanced
  • Fostering a Culture of Innovation, Collaborating
  • 29 min
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Linda HillProfessor - Harvard University

Consumer-Centric Product Development

Nine in ten new products launched fail and disappear from the marketplace within two years according to industry statistics. The main reason for failure is the inability to meet customer needs. Stephen Wunker is the managing director of New Markets Advisors, which assists clients in developing new ideas and strategies, finding new markets, and assessing current markets.

  • Advanced
  • Product Development, Goal Setting, Fostering Innovation
  • 29 min
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Stephen WunkerMD - New Markets Advisors

Driving Innovation Across Cultures

All organizations want to create an environment where creativity and innovation is encouraged. Innovation drives new product growth, enables creative solutions to problems, and keeps an organization competitive. Large multinational corporations face difficult challenges when trying to implement programs geared toward innovation across different countries and cultures where expectations of employees vary.

  • Advanced
  • Fostering a Culture of Innovation, Supporting Ideas
  • 42 min

Evolving Digital Business Strategies

In today’s world, it is essential that organizations embrace digital disruptions and be prepared to create innovative products that will help them stay relevant in the present and future. Ray Wang, founder and chairman of a Silicon Valley based organization, shares his expertise on a variety of topics centered on innovation and meeting digital challenges.

  • Intermediate
  • Organizational Alignment, Strategy
  • 29 min
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Ray WangChairman - Constellation Research

Internet Of Things And Product Development

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its infancy but it is being rapidly developed. It is transforming how businesses operate—from manufacturing products to making repairs to keeping in touch with customers. Maciej Kranz, VP, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco Systems and bestselling author of Building the Internet of Things, discusses how the full development and implementation of IoT will be more important than the development of the internet.

  • Intermediate
  • Industry Knowledge, Driving Operational Efficiency
  • 24 min
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Maciej KranzVP - Cisco Systems

Reverse Innovation

Organizations need continuous innovation to survive and grow in a complex business environment that is increasingly becoming global. Vijay Govindarajan, a Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, has written and spoken on the topic of innovation for years. In this course, he shares strategies from his book The Three Box Solution for driving innovation and creating the future in the present.

  • Advanced
  • Strategy, Future-Orientation
  • 27 min
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Vijay GovindarajanProfessor - Dartmouth