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The UNITE Innovation & Transformation Models – The Hiring Download Package

People are the heart of any organization. In an innovation culture, you need people with a green-teal mindset who can adapt flexibly to changing situations. Therefore, hiring is perhaps the most crucial business function. As such, it should never be outsourced or delegated. So get the right people on your team. We will show you how.

Focus on the right factors to hire the right people

Get the hiring process right

Build an enabled and motivated team

What the download contains

  • The UNITE Hiring Pyramid Hiring end2end:
  • Whom to hire
  • How to run a hiring dialogue
  • Questions for candidates
  • Pre-boarding and on-boarding
  • Off-boarding
  • The UNITE Perspectives on Organizations/
  • The UNITE overview of evolutionary developments across people, culture, organizations & economy – Templates for group activities on the topic of mindset
  • The UNITE Culture Canvas empty/with definitions ready for your workshop. The canvas comes both in a core and a conextualized version
What People Are Saying

Why we use it:

In our rapidly evolving world, hiring for mindset is more important than anything else, including skills and experience. In fact, you should hire when you find a great person, even if you aren’t sure what position they will eventually occupy. Also, we need a fundamentally different way of thinking about hiring. It is more a process of getting to know one another than a strict interview situation. This download package contains the key elements of a new hiring process, from the skills you should be looking for to the activities and questions that will guide the getting to know you process.


This download package summarizes several vital tools. First, the hiring pyramid indicates that in an innovation context, the priority of hiring is mindset. You can train for skills, but without the right mindset, a person will not work well (or be happy) on an innovation team. Because mindset is a priority, we offer a set of questions that you can use to guide your discussion when you sit down with candidates for the first time. Gauge their curiosity and resilience rather than their past experiences and technical skills.
We also outline the onboarding process (and, if need be) off-boarding. Why not do an extended on-site trial period where candidates meet the team and begin to see how it works before both sides decide whether they will be a good fit? We also cover an ideal schedule for the hiring process amongst many other topics.

What is the goal of the model?

Finding the right people! Employees are the heart of a business and this is even more the case in an innovation context. Finding the right person takes time and effort, but building the right team the first time will save you a headache down the road.



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The Origin of this Model:
» How to Create Innovation «

How to Create Innovation is a practical, comprehensive, OpenSource guide for successful corporate innovation. The UNITE initiative and movement, spearheaded by Stefan F. Dieffenbacher and Caroline Hüttinger and supported by a diverse team of industry leaders and innovation researchers, aims to spark a revolution in global innovation and transformation.


How to CREATE INNOVATION is a workbook for students, innovators, designers, and government and corporate leaders who appreciate and are curious about emerging technologies and the accelerating pace of innovation. It challenges the status quo and supports the development of the mindset, beliefs and strategies necessary for the next stage of business evolution. Leverage the UNITE innovation framework to conceptualize and build the future of your business.

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Leaderships’ experience

Digital Leadership is a strategy-execution firm built on strong and innovative values. We support our customers in strategizing, building and securing their future through the creation of fully digitally enabled, and extraordinarily successful, products and businesses. Our agile, lean, fast-track business setup, coupled with access to an extensive pool of highly specialized and trusted resources (customized for each customer’s journey), allows for ideating and building in an effective and meaningful way.

Shared goals are the cornerstone of our customer approach. To date, our team has successfully led 74 projects with numerous global players across all industry sectors, ranging from $50,000 projects to $100 million ones. But helping our customers’ build their futures is not enough. We are committed to changing the world through the sharing of powerful innovation and transformation practices. Join the UNITE movement and help us start an innovation revolution.
Stefan F. Dieffenbacher
Founder & Managing Director of Digital Leadership

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It's what we are made for. Let's create winning digital businesses – together. And, at the same time, let’s create a world worth living in.«


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