About the Organizational Innovation Lab

The Organizational Innovation Lab

The Organizational Innovation Lab was established under Dean James Martin’s vision to bring humanness back into engineering. The Lab accomplishes this mission by applying theories in leadership and organizational research to innovate organizational practices.

The Lab envisions a future where a vibrant network structure is established for optimal information flow, unity in mission is established to reach cohesion while diversity of ideas is valued to reach better decisions, and nonlinear thinking is practiced by every organizational member.

Just as music ensembles or sport teams need practice to perform well, organizations need practice to work together effectively as a team. The Lab provides a platform for members to go through rapid ideation and prototyping cycles, learn together with colleagues of distinct professional backgrounds within their work context, and scale learning to the entire organization.