Aligning your innovation engine

WORKSHOP

Align the objectives and expectations of your strategy, operations, and innovation activities. Address challenges and bottlenecks in your innovation process and eliminate pain points of the various stakeholders. Create a sustainable innovation engine for your organization.

Why have a workshop?

Your innovation activities should enable you to execute upon your strategy, enhance your operational activities, increase your revenues, and propel your growth. That sounds great in theory, but the reality is often very different. We know, because we have been there.

What is your process to bring ideas to practice? How many innovation projects have been executed successfully in the past 2 years? What stands in the way?

In preparation of the workshop we analyze your current innovation capabilities and infrastructure, and identify the bottlenecks and pain points.

During the workshop we present these results and work from there - with all the stakeholder representatives - towards building a sustainable innovation engine that is aligned with your strategy, supported by your business units, and designed to deliver results.

The outcome is a clear plan of action that describes where you are and what you would like your innovation engine to look like, including the road map to get you there and a milestone plan to guide you along.

Who should attend?

This workshop is for organizations that struggle to capture novel business opportunities, act upon innovative ideas, and implement new technologies in an effective and efficient manner.

The best group of participants is a combination of 6 to 25 innovators and senior managers who all have a stake in the innovation process. That is, decision makers who are involved in the execution of the organization's strategy, business unit leaders, and employees who know what it takes to act upon opportunities and bring ideas to practice.

What will you get out of the program?

The objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Define the role of innovation in your organization. What should it accomplish?
  • Create a common understanding of the current strengths and weaknesses of your innovation process
  • Analyze the portfolio of innovation activities
  • Address current pain points
  • Agree upon a road map and milestone plan to create your sustainable innovation engine

Workshop duration
1 day

Preparation
4 weeks

$4975 for the workshop
including preparations

Receive a summary report
with clear next steps

What about the preparation?

The preparation work is done by us and is included in the workshop pricing.

Innovation Management Scan

Four weeks before the start of the workshop, we ask participants and stakeholders in your organization to fill out the O4I Scan. We administer the survey and analyze the responses for you. The collected information will be used to create a snapshot of the current strengths and weaknesses of your innovation capabilities. The results will be used as a discussion-starter for the workshop.

Overview of ongoing projects

It is beneficiary to have an overview of all ongoing innovation projects. That is, an overview of all quality improvement, new service development, new business development, research projects etc.. If that information is not available, we can create a workaround for the workshop.

Interviews

We will conduct between 3 to 8 interviews with key stakeholders in the organization before the start of the workshop. The purpose of these interviews is to understand the main bottlenecks, get a good feel for what your organization is like, and learn what makes it unique.

What is the agenda?

Topics

Type

Duration

Introduction

Interactive lecture

60 min

Capabilities Scan

  • Discuss results

Interactive exercise

60 min

Innovation portfolio exercise

  • Discuss current portfolio
  • Identify gaps
  • Discuss portfolio management challenges

Interactive exercise

60 min

Conclude morning findings

Summary

30 min

Building the innovation process as a value chain

  • Discuss and report back to group

Case studies

60 min

Addressing existing pain points

Dialogue

60 min

Creating a roadmap toward a sustainable innovation engine

Discussion

90 min

Next steps

  • Conclusion of workshop

Summary

30 min

Plan your workshop

Please contact us for more information or to schedule your workshop 

Who will be your facilitator?

Dr. Floortje Blindenbach-Driessen

Hi, I am the founder of Organizing for Innovation. I am looking forward to work with your organization. My goal is to assist you in aligning objectives and expectations of all the main stakeholders in the innovation process, creating a humming and sustainable innovation engine, and defining the path to implementation.

If you have questions about the workshop, please email me at fblinden@organizing4innovation.com

If Dr. Blindenbach is not available on the date you would like to hold your workshop, we are happy to suggest several other excellent and experienced facilitators.

What is next?

The outcome of the workshop is a clear plan of action, that will get you from where you are to where you want to be, within a specified time frame.

In case you would like help executing upon this plan of action, we gladly discuss how we can assist you with the implementation.