Your needs are unique – simply get in touch for a free no-commitment chat with us, and together we can explore what you might need. Here are some examples of what we do:
Innovation Health Check
How innovative is your organisation? Is it missing opportunities? How could it do more? Just like a car needing its MOT, every business needs a regular check-up – some parts get worn out from constant use, other parts need re-tuning for optimum performance. We look at the strengths and weaknesses in your business, and identify priority actions for boosting your performance at spotting great ideas and making them happen.
Going beyond a simple Innovation Health Check, we develop a full Innovation Strategy for your organisation. People, culture, processes, knowledge flow, connectivity, bespoke innovation programmes and leadership are all crucial elements in your ‘innovation ecosystem’. Together they should make more than the sum of the parts, integrate seamlessly with your business strategy, and build a truly innovative place. But do they? This can be an incredibly difficult task and it’s no surprise that most organisations need some support to get them on the road to success. The right Innovation Strategy supports your business needs – and lets you get ahead of the curve by becoming more adaptable, more robust, and more competitive.
Facilitation: creative thinking and lateral thinking
Do you need a strategy day with your team, or a brainstorm on a new product? In today’s markets, original thinking is the path to competitiveness and success. We train your team to use a toolbox of simple techniques that allow new ideas to shine through. You can apply this toolbox again and again to help your team be more inventive with any challenge: problem-solving, product or service design, or developing a whole new business model.
Psychometrics for creativity
It’s not whether you’re creative, but how. Perhaps you just need the right environment to start things off for you. As your organisation develops, it’s vital that you understand you and your team’s personal skills, and how each of you can best contribute to driving forward innovation. Luckily there is now a psychometric test specifically designed to look at characteristics that are useful in creativity and innovation – such as the way that ideas come to you, motivating factors, and curiosity. Like many other psychometric tests, it’s great fun as a team-building exercise and a source of fresh insight into how you think.
Horizon scanning and foresighting
The best way to predict the future is to create it. Go beyond your usual strategic planning time-span and start reaping the benefits today. What will happen in 5, 10 or 20 years’ time that will impact on your business? Can you position yourself as a leader in your field, or make yourself more robust against global economic change? Using foresighting techniques you can explore scenarios, rehearse major decisions in a risk-free environment, and better understand the choices that are open for you. We work with an experienced futurologist to help you create your own future.