How to use Structure to Create (not Hinder) Innovation with Everyday Innovator Michael Arena
Structure and innovation — can they work hand in hand? Can a big company teach us more entrepreneurial spirits about innovation? Michael Arena, now VP of Talent at Amazon and previous Chief Talent Officer at General Motors talks about just that. He shared how he thinks differently about his work and what GM does to stay innovative, as well as his mantra “positively disrupt or be disrupted.” We also talk about the importance of scaling and why that’s important no matter your size. Whether you feel like you are a cog in a big wheel or the sole innovator, this podcast has some interesting lessons around how structure can foster innovation, not hinder it.