Sample program: Create an innovation engine
In this Custom Program, the client’s core question was: “How might I develop my staff to create an innovation engine?”
In order to safeguard their license to operate and to create new income streams, our client wanted to innovate in the field of energy transition and digital services.
The client recognized that to be successful, they would need to equip their staff with the skills and mindsets to source, develop, and implement new innovations. They set out on a multi-year journey to train their senior and middle management in innovative practices including Design Thinking, LEAN startup, and Agile Methodology.
We collaborated with the client to design and deliver an action-learning program for senior, middle management, and frontline staff. Based on THNK Innovation Flow, the program empowered the team to generate new solutions.
Through experiential learning exercises, staff learned and applied mindsets which help them to be more effective in emergence. The team became comfortable with concepts including postponing judgement, co-creation, quick decision making, and embracing failure.
Outcomes and takeaways
Concrete innovations on topics of strategic relevance
Staff understand and apply innovation tools and capabilities
Staff change their mindset toward one of innovation