“Our process is good but we want it to be even better”
"We want to be the leaders in our field"
"We've been told we need to embrace Design Thinking, but we don't know where to start"
"We have great people but we struggle to collaborate and innovate effectively"
"How can I impact my employer?"
OUR CLIENTS COME TO US WITH STORIES LIKE...
“We don’t have the resources to be innovative”
“We’re struggling to allocate time to innovation”
“Our ideas never go anywhere”
“We don’t know which ideas to choose or how to develop them”
"How can we identify opportunities for the future?"
Turning challenges into opportunities...
Whilst all of these stories present unique challenges, they all have the same goal at their core. To create opportunities for impact. Ultimately this means tangible change, growth and profits.
In order for organisations to achieve this impact, they need a robust innovation strategy, a human-centred innovation process and an in-depth understanding of the trends and market forces pulling their industry. Moreover, they also need employees empowered with the knowledge and confidence to turn the process, plan and analysis into action.
Whether it's a workshop, an innovation training course, a transformational program or bespoke opportunity gathering, our engaging workshops and programs are full of powerful insights, up to date case-studies and thought-leading concepts designed to inspire and empower our clients.
Whatever your story is, we'll take the time to really understand your business and tailor our programs to meet your organisation’s needs.
More and more businesses are realising that in order to be competitive, they need to be able to quickly respond to change and opportunities. Our Innovation and Design Thinking training promote nimble behaviour by providing agile and effective tools that consistently deliver outcomes.
Design Thinking is a human-centred process that encourages organisations to dig deeper, ask the difficult questions, and go beyond the obvious to understand the real challenge to be solved. It is an approach that always puts the user at the centre, ensuring that your innovation activities consistently add value, where value matters the most.
We combine human-centred design practises with innovation tools and techniques that have been battle-hardened in industry. These include rapid ideation, low-fidelity prototyping, trend awareness and analysis, business model generation and collaboration value generation.
Most importantly our training is led by energetic and passionate facilitators who are dedicated to increasing capability and delivering results through innovation.
We talk about strategy a lot in business. There’s a growth strategy, a marketing strategy, an HR and finance strategy, but who can put their hand up and say they have an innovation strategy?
Your innovation strategy is your plan of action. It’s designed to achieve a long-term aim and provide a company-wide vision for innovation, but it also needs to be backed up with realistic goals and objectives including an in-depth understanding of your innovation 'why'. For example, is it playing to win or playing not to lose?
It's also imperative to understand that such ultimate goals will be redundant unless you have people playing on your team that are motivated to achieve them.
That's why building innovation confidence by developing creativity, embedding knowledge and processes around innovation, and by encouraging a culture that is open to experimentation will reap lucrative rewards in the long run.
Investing in an innovation strategy and building innovation confidence in your team is guaranteed to make massive inroads in the quest for greater impact.
Whilst the speed and pace of change is increasing rapidly, the actual trends that influence and govern innovation move at a much slower pace. The key is in identifying them. Ultimately, it's about knowing where to look and knowing how to analyse data to better connect with users, and action these into opportunities for the future.
By using our deep web analytics and trend forecasting service you can stay ahead of competition, spot cutting-edge opportunities and be the first to the future.
Our Future Forecasting service has introduced leading manufacturers, service providers and fast moving product groups to new technologies and consumer trends, enabled them to identify new markets, and has been the precursor to new product development.