CAFFE Strategies Blog

Insights of Innovation

Observing The Unnoticed

When my husband and I moved into a condo in 2011, we loved the property grounds, which stood near the edge of a mountain. Though we took a few strolls here and there, we never really observed the area in which we lived. It wasn’t until my son was walking—and...

Adapting, Creativity, and the Future of Work

The world is ever changing. We have gone from mobile phones having only 1740kb of memory to smartphones being able to do everything except bake a roast. There was a time when store catalogs would arrive in our physical mailboxes. Now catalogs, magazines, periodicals, and more are mostly digital. You...

Cognitive Diversity and Shifting Perspectives

When we hear the word diversity, we often think of demographic diversity. The top-four common associations with diversity are generally race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. However, cognitive diversity is just as important as demographic diversity. Cognitive diversity simply refers to how someone thinks: opinions, world views, beliefs, and styles...

Real or Real Fake?

What am I doing? I can’t possibly go through with it. Everyone will find out that I don’t know what I’m doing.  Have you ever experienced those types of thoughts? Unfortunately, many of us have. We suddenly feel incompetent, like we don’t belong. We feel if someone were to discover...

Agility, Perspective, and Your Imagination

When you think of agility, what are a few words that come to mind? Are they words that typically correspond with athletic prowess—flexibility, quickness, dexterity? What about expanding our ideas of agility into other areas of our lives? Could it be incorporated and applied into our organizational skills and how...
Inclusion, Intercultural Creativity February 23, 2022

5 Tips on How to Foster Psychological Safety on Your Teams

Intercultural Creativity is all about understanding how cultural competence intersects with creative thinking. Creative thinking is highly affected by the level of psychological safety within the environment. My podcast with the author of the 4 Stages of Psychological Safety, Dr. Tim Clark, shares more on why this is so. Developed...