Innovation in companies is often seen as something only a select few are able to do and should be involved in. Innovation is traditionally left to R&D, product development or those thought to have a creative mind-set. It is seen as a “dark art” that only certain people can understand and apply. Contrary to this belief, experience shows that in fact everyone in an organization can and should contribute to innovation, and that, most importantly, innovation can easily be taught, deployed and reliably applied to create new sources of revenue.
Granted, “creating an innovation mind-set” to kick-start major transformations and drive growth is not easy. Companies need a holistic approach that involves the entire organization and the right foundations and framework. To gain the best results, they also need to train key business and transformation leaders on what innovation is in general, on the tools and how to apply them, and on leading the change that goes along with the innovation journey.
This unique two-day innovation course focuses on the “enabling people” building block of this journey in order to unlock the creative potential of everyone within your business—from technical experts to senior business leaders. The content of the class is designed to give anyone solving complex business problems and aspiring to drive new ideas the right ways of working forward. In other words, you’ll gain the basic innovation toolkit needed to gain fast and impactful results.
Following an analysis of your own unique creative style along a solidly researched theory, participants will learn how to practically apply the following seven innovation tools to any business problem:
Job to be Done / Outcome Expectations
Value Quotient / Ideal Final Result
Six Modes of Thinking
Through teaching these seven basic innovation tools and how to apply them within Rapid Innovation Events (RIEs), this course will enable any individual or business to unleash the creative potential of all employees. These seven tools are so impactful because they are relatively easy to learn and apply, they can be used in a wide range of different problem solving methodologies, and they are proven to drive breakthrough results.
Through the skills acquired, you’ll be able to not only unleash your own individual creative potential, but also inspire a mind-set that is more focused on innovation across your own business operations—on new streams of revenue, novel approaches to run the business and opportunities as they emerge in daily business.
Applying these tools is ludic and fun. They can also fundamentally change the way people work together. Familiarizing your employees with such approaches helps make everyone in your organization more receptive to an innovation mind-set.