Scott Anthony is a Senior Partner at Innosight, where he helps leaders design new growth strategies, build innovation capabilities, navigate disruptive innovation, and manage strategic transformation. Scott has written eight books, including most recently Eat, Sleep, Innovate (2020) and Dual Transformation (2017), which describe how forward-thinking organizations can navigate disruptive change and own the future. Scott is a prolific contributor to Harvard Business Publishing. He is the most published digital author on HBR.org and is Harvard Business Corporate Learning’s most in-demand subject matter expert. He has been based in Singapore since 2010, where he served as a member of the Committee on the Future Economy and a Board member of MediaCorp from 2013-2019. In 2019 he was named one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50, and in 2017 he won the T50 Innovation Award.
Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation
Despite billions of dollars of investment, surveys show that 90% of companies are dissatisfied with their innovation performance. Why? Anthony Scott believes that it’s because they have failed to address a huge underlying obstacle: the day-to-day routines and rituals that stifle innovation. Organizational inertia or “business as usual” is powerful. The good news: it’s possible to “hack” this problem. Drawing on insights from his new book, Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization, Innosight managing director Scott Anthony will introduce a practical way to break bad habits that squelch innovation and develop new ones that inspire it. In this interactive discussion, Scott will share practical tools and approaches to encourage new behaviors that inspire innovation. He’ll describe the five behaviors that drive innovation success, how companies can leverage a toolkit of BEANs — behavior enablers, artifacts, and nudges –to drive change, and case stories of companies that have successfully driven digital and other transformations.