35. Is your imagination fuelling growth?
Today’s successful businesses need teams that are constantly coming up with ideas, good and bad, because great ideas fuel growth. In this episode of Future Proof, Jane Ostler EVP, Global Thought Leadership at Kantar, talks to Albert Read, Managing Director at Condé Nast Britain, and author of newly-published book The Imagination Muscle, about how we need to manage our lives and our environments in order to stay fresh and keep coming up with ideas.
Read argues that companies should expect employees to have ideas - even encourage the bad ones - and ditch the need for managers to be always right. He also thinks that the power of the imagination will be even more important in the age of AI. While pessimists argue that AI creates a world where adequate is good enough, he says the optimists will succeed by taking advantage of the opportunity of AI and use it to ask the right questions.
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