Have you ever heard someone say, “That simply won’t work for us, they are in an entirely different industry.” That always struck me as quite short-sighted.
We can certainly borrow bits and pieces, from the successful strategies of any business and apply to our own organizations with great success. You just have to step back and see the forest for the trees.
Whether it is an unbelievably effective idea to engage a customer or a novel way to look at a problem – good is just – good.
Today at LinkedIn, I explore what we can learn from the gaming industry. We could all take a page (or screen shot) from their arsenal. Here’s the link: What a Gamer Taught Me About Organizational Success
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It is better to hire people for life experience and ability to adapt than to simply get carbon copies of your current team (boring…) It leads to group think and stale ideas. Great post! Thanks for sharing Marla.
I couldn’t agree more Skip. I was surprised that more hasn’t been written about gaming and how they have developed. I’ve learned my lesson. (Think this needs to be a new speaking topic.)
This is yet another reason why it’s important to hire a team with diverse background and experience. All of these other experiences and perspectives meld together to create better ideas.