Innovation

Innovation

Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.

- Ted Levitt

Why is innovation so difficult?

Ask yourself these questions...
  • Does your organisation need to be innovative to ensure long-term sustainability and success?
  • Is Innovation a threat to your organisation (the answer is almost often yes, even if we think its no)?
  • Does the culture of your organisation foster innovation?
  • Are the systems and processes used by your organisation enabling innovation?
If the answer is yes to one or more of these, you've got an innovation (or lack of) problem

Bite sized solutions to complex problems

Many organisations struggle with innovation because they try to boil the ocean instead of breaking projects into manageable phases. In today’s fast paced, rapidly changing environment, the ability to leverage battle tested best practice techniques to foster innovation has never been more important. The absence of effective innovation strategies cause organisations to fall behind and ultimately suffer poor financial and goal performance.

Whether you work in the private, not-for-profit or government sectors, the tools and techniques for innovation still apply. Top universities like University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and Stanford’s D.School have provided solid research combined with applied practical tools for leaders to utilise in driving innovation. Innovation isn’t new, it’s just often poorly managed in organisation. The concepts and models utilised in our innovation project consultancy bring organisations up to speed on current best practice in innovation, leveraging innovation principles from around the globe.

In this half-day workshop, participants learn some of the best researched and tested tools that can be applied in any organisational setting. The course includes mini-case studies and examples of how these techniques have successfully been applied in other organisations. Lastly, the course covers the culture and self-efficacy requirements for creating innovation in your organisation to ensure that participants are aware of the highs and lows of the process.

Critical to innovation project success, we will work with you to:
  • Understand the requirements, mechanisms and barriers to innovation in your team and the organisation
  • Understand and apply the process of Design Thinking
  • Understand the value of failure in innovation, without being wreckless
  • Deliver on key innovation initiatives to ensure your organisation is successful in moving forward with the times.

Regardless of your sector, industry or team size, if you haven't been affected by disruptive innovation or changes in revenue / budgets, you will be. To get ahead of the curve, contact us to discuss how we can help accelerate your innovation initiatives or help you find new ones to focus in on.

“An integral approach ensures that you are utilising the full range of resources for any situation, with the greater likelihood of success.”

-
Ken Wilber


At the core of our approach to corporate innovation is Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory. Described as a new paradigm for the 21st century, the Integral Theory draws on both eastern and western philosophical and scientific perspectives.  

We use the Integral Framework to ensure the key ‘quadrants’ for leadership, management and innovation covered. The model incorporates the skills and behaviours of individuals, teams and organisations in terms of leading and managing innovation.

The Integral framework is flexible and can be customised to suit your specific requirements and strategic challenges.
 

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