Align innovation expectations


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 an innovation pipeline that delivers results.

Why have an alignment 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.

In preparation for the workshop, we analyze your current innovation capabilities and infrastructure with a survey.

During the workshop, we will present the results and work towards building a sustainable innovation process and pipeline that is aligned with your strategy, supported by your business units, and designed to deliver results.

The outcome is a clear plan of action, including the road map to get there where you want to be.

Who should attend?

The best group of participants is a combination of a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 16 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? Who is accountable and for what?
  • Create a common understanding of the current strengths and weaknesses of your innovation process
  • Analyze the portfolio of innovation activities
  • Address current bottlenecks
  • Create action items and a road map to improve the process

Workshop duration
4 hours

3 weeks

$7490 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 Innovation 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 discussed during the workshop.

Overview of ongoing projects

If available, we ask you to bring 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.


We will conduct interviews with 3 to 4 interviews key stakeholders in the organization before the start of the workshop. The purpose of these interviews is to understand the culture of your organization and to learn what makes it unique.


Below is an overview of the program. The time indications are approximate. The session can be held in person or virtually.

What is the agenda?






15 min

Capabilities Scan

  • Discuss results


45 min

Innovation portfolio exercise

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


45 min

Conclude findings


15 min

Strengthening the innovation process as a value chain


30 min

Setting goals for the program


30 min

Defining action items


20 min

Conclusion of workshop


10 min

Plan your alignment workshop

Please contact us for more information or to schedule your alignment workshop