Innovation Teams
Training & Coaching

Most corporate innovation programs fail. This is understandable as it’s unlike anything else in business, balancing stability and agility, predictability and uncertainty, and rebellion and rigor.

Empower and enable your innovation teams—and their senior leaders and sponsors—to deliver strategic, breakthrough, and transformative innovation without costly mistakes and painful failures.

“Both a compass and a Gale Force 9 wind!”

 

Chief Marketing Officer, Tesco

World-Class Training In How To Lead & Manage
Transformational/Disruptive/Breakthrough Innovation

Benefit from 23+ years experience designing and delivering disruptive innovation—and ways to structure innovation activities so they do not disrupt Business As Usual
Avoid costly innovation mistakes, wasted efforts, burnt bridges, organization trauma, and team disappointment/disengagement
Gain insights from us leading 100+ innovation projects with orgs like Microsoft, Tesco, BBC, Vodafone, Diageo, Unilever, Virgin, Oxfam, Genentech, Novartis, Zalando
Understand how to use our proven and strategic 8-Stage innovation process—and how to preempt the many pitfalls of innovation that lead most programs to fail to deliver
Learn how to use over 40+ transformational innovation tools in teams—and how to engage diverse stakeholders to collaborate effectively
Explore how to leverage 4th Industrial Revolution technologies—AI to Blockchain to CRISPR—and how to bake-in purpose, social impact, and sustainability from the start
Ensure innovation teams solve the right problems—not those that will lead to incremental improvements
Prevent organization “Immune System” from killing ideas, shrinking ambition, constraining creativity
Give teams a safe, structured, and totally desrisked way to experiment and practice doing rigorous creativity
Experiential learning through doing—practice using tools and techniques on live business problems
Benefit from coaching, reflection, feedback, and space to integrate new ways of thinking and doing into everyday work
Customized around your unique culture, sector, history, strategy, and ambitions—you choose which tools you want the teams to learn e.g. problem definition, smart experimentation, breakthrough insights
Create a shared foundation of innovation knowledge, language, process, tools, and experience
Build trust, reciprocity, and cohesion as innovation teams—to cope with the inherent tensions and anxieties of genuine innovation

“Inspirational yet incredibly strategic with long-term exponential value creation.”

 

Head of Mobile Division, Microsoft

Some Examples Of Our Work In
Strategic Disruptive/Breakthrough Innovation

Genentech

Global Biotech Company (Silicon Valley)

Working with C-Suite leaders to develop systemic and breakthrough innovations in healthcare delivery in the complex US sector beyond R&D—leveraging our transformational innovation process, toolset, and experiential workshops.

Nesta

National Innovation Fund

Design and prototype a digital social and systemic innovation platform that can engage high-impact changemakers in collaborative action—leveraging our unique transformational innovation process and toolkit.

Lendlease

Construction & Property Company (European Region)

Innovate new business models for commercial property with cross-functional engagement with final deliverable a multi-stakeholder innovation roadmap—leveraging our transformational innovation process and toolkit.

Zalando

Tech Company (Global)

Design and deliver highly-experiential leadership and innovation program to harness Artificial Intelligence across all functions aimed at emerging leaders and top talent—leveraging key elements from our transformational leadership programs and transformational innovation process.

UK Green Building Council

Industry Sustainability Non-Profit

Design and co-facilitate a cross-sector and collaborative systemic innovation lab process to ideate breakthrough, systemic, and sustainable innovations, whilst cultivating and driving collaborative activities between major member companies (e.g. Canary Wharf Group and Marks & Spencers)—leveraging our transformational innovation approach.

Novartis

Global Pharmaceutical Company

Design and facilitate a disruptive innovation process to unlock breakthrough ideas for non-pharmaceutical healthcare solutions bringing together multiple internal functions and external industry partners—and supporting the internal innovation function across the global business to become more influential a change leaders—leveraging our transformational innovation process and transformational leadership programs.

Diageo

Global Drinks Business

Design a multi-stakeholder purpose-led approach to drive social innovation ideas and impact across the supply chain in Brazil whilst growing the value of the brand and business—harnessing our transformational innovation process and systemic change tools.

BBC Knowledge & Learning

Global Content Organization

Design and deliver a multi-stakeholder, participatory design approach to co-create the user experience and personal development journeys of a major multimedia app intended to make available the BBC’s 100+ year content library to all for lifelong learning—harnessing our transformational innovation process and experience design approach.

Tech Nation

Government Technology Agency

Engage innovative start-ups and scale-ups from across the region to form a unique narrative to compete on a global scale for inward investment and high-value customers—leveraging our transformational innovation process and multi-stakeholder engagement approach.

Innovate UK

Government Innovation Agency

Engage innovative start-ups and corporate innovation teams from across an entire system to input their insights and knowledge into a long-term sustainable innovation strategy for the industry—leveraging our transformational innovation process and multi-stakeholder engagement approach.

Rigorous Yet Agile Process That Reliably Causes Creative Breakthroughs

Leverage Exciting Digital Technologies To Disrupt Your Market

Built-In Foresight, Scenario Planning, Future-Scouting & VUCA Sense-Making

Deep Customer & Consumer Insights Unlock Exponential Value-Creation

Purpose-Led With Sustainability (UNSDGs) Baked In

Brain-Based Tools For Maximum Creativity & Participation

Capture Stakeholder & Customer Hearts & Minds With Design & Brand Thinking

Turn Your Internal Change Agents, Intrapreneurs & Collaborators Into Innovation Champions

 Codified & Teachable Tools For Employee-Led Innovation Culture & ‘Smart Experimentation’

Proactive Stakeholder Management, Investment-Readiness & Innovation Storytelling

“Extraordinarily rigorous and strategic—yet also had a creative passion that led to breakthrough ideas designed to serve new customer needs.”

 

Brand Director, Virgin Atlantic

Deep Dive Into One or More Of Our
8-Stage Strategic Innovation Process

Choose which areas to focus on—from problem definition to smart experimentation
From breakthrough ideation to multi-horizon roadmapping

“Felt like pouring raw ‘idea ingredients’ into a machine—and very real and exciting innovations being shaped and processed out the other end… in our case, a step change to what we do.”

 

Managing Director, Lendlease

Harness 40+ Codified Tools To Drive Forward Innovation
Across Multiple Teams, Projects & Business Units

Rigorously developed to enable cross-functional team to unlock breakthrough innovation—and empower multiple teams to innovate. Save costs and avoid consultancy over-reliance.

E.g. The Future Operating Context Engine

E.g. The Transformational Challenge Definition Engine

E.g. The Breakthrough Innovation Engine

E.g. The 10-Year Innovation Roadmap Engine

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