11 minutes | Oct 7th 2020

58. How Microsoft Organizes for Innovation and Cultural Change through Hackathons - Linda Thackeray, Microsoft

Linda Thackeray, Director of The Garage, New England Research & Development (NERD) at Microsoft, discusses how organizations can prepare for hackathons, how they can free up time for employees to innovate, and how this can reduce "innovation theatre". 

Linda explains the key principles for assembling and motivating teams, the leadership approach that produces the best results, and the importance of culture in this process. 

This episode was recorded at the Innovation Roundtable workshop hosted by Facebook in Chicago on Culture of Agility, Connection & Collaboration. 

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