Session Length Options: Six 120-minute virtual sessions

Overview:

Finding your companies “second act” has never been more important. In the past, new products and distribution methods were adopted according to a familiar bell-shaped curve. Innovators and early adopters first, followed by a vast majority, and finally the laggards. All that has changed. The new product (and technical adoption) now looks like a Shark Fin – a few trial users and a very large steep spike of everyone else. Today’s marketplace is a series of rapid-fire Shark Fins hitting one after another. For leaders, the question is not whether to pivot, but rather how to efficiently drive a successful change of direction.

Target Audience:

Leadership teams, new product organizations, sales functions – any group that has to quickly create new strategic thinking to help their business thrive.

The Problem:

McKinsey’s Global Innovation Survey found the 84% of executives agree that innovation is essential for their business growth. However, only 6% of those same executives were satisfied with the outcomes of their innovation efforts. Many leaders reported struggling with problem identification and how to improve their innovation processes.

Our Solution:

To Learn to… 

    Define creativity and the innovative thinking process

  • Detail the characteristics of each step of the process
    • Strengths and contributions
    • Blind spots and ways they annoy others
    • Divergent and convergent thinking
  • Assess personal and team innovation preferences
  • Diagnose the assisters and resisters to innovation among the team and in the greater organization
  • Generate new and novel thinking around a real-world challenge or opportunity that will help the business pivot

Course Outline:

    Complete the FourSight® Innovative Thinking assessment (prework)

  • Define creativity and innovation
  • Overview of the four steps in the innovative thinking process
  • Review assessment results to better understand oneself
  • Examine the team’s profile – their innovation strengths and struggles 
  • Conduct a deep dive on a key business issue by applying tools to
    • Clarify the problem
    • Brainstorm new high potential ideas
    • Develop a detailed solution
    • Create an implementation action plan
  • Imbed facilitation skill building for each step in the innovation process