ENabling Invention and Innovation
Starts With Your Ideal Future State
The ideal future state is a vision that realizes a future with repaired, new and expanded value streams. During the visioning process we work with you to indicate areas of focus that will help you arrive at the vision that is realized.
The Innovation Vision helps uncover the context under which the organization will invent, innovate and succeed.
This stage is about the preparing the team to see the world they have been in, and see it differently. This is about gathering new data, different data, the data we would normally ignore so we can compare and combine with data we already have. Regardless of the type of opportunity we are working on, key information is gathered in new ways.
We will employ, at a minimum qualitative immersion, existing quantitative data, trend exploration and analogous worlds that will influence the team's thinking.
FINDING YOUR X
With a multitude of new data points, it is very easy to slip back into a mode of “what already we know.” By this stage, the team has generated potentially 100’s of new data points regarding the opportunity that was gathered through the Collect stage. These new data point represent new facts and truths about the innovation opportunity. To truly create something new, we must take these data points and analyze and synthesize them selectively combining, comparing and contrasting the data until we create new meaning for the business. We employ a theory that was created by neuroscientists and psychologists that tap into our natural and innate workings of our brains.
X MARKS THE SPOT
Inventiveness and Invention Processes are key to being able to get to a decision point as to how to move forward. A structured, well designed and facilitated engagement is key to Open-Sourcing the team's ingenuity. We facilitate the team through divergent thinking and convergent actions. We will attack each idea as if it was a problem to solve. Innovation and growth comes from the ideas and concepts we wish we could do and still need to figure it out--we spend time iteratively developing and evolving beginning thinking until we shape it enough to act upon it.
EVOLVING YOUR X
Ideas are easy to come by. New and different ideas are hard to implement. Innovative ideas can be shut down because organizations don’t know how to activate them because it may call for changing the way we approach our business today. During this stage we take an approach to ensure that the innovative ideas stay alive long enough to strengthen and cross barriers to implementation. The ability to endure roadblocks is the key to successful activation. Strategically, new concepts need to be incubated before being implemented.