“Employees are the number one source of innovative growth options and the only remaining source of true competitive advantage. Arming them with the skills and tools necessary to innovate on a continual basis is of paramount importance to organizational survival.”
About the Workshop
In this seminar, Outthinker outlines how to overcome seven key barriers to driving innovation inside of companies. Based on years of research and Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff’s next book, The Employee Innovator: Driving Innovation From Within (Columbia University Press) this workshop will lay a foundation for you to act innovatively and entrepreneurially within any organization in which you find yourself.
This highly interactive program is for individuals and teams at all levels that want to learn a powerful approach and set of tools to increase the rate at which they are able to experiment and pursue new innovation ideas in their company.
Participants are acquainted with findings of Outthinker research of internal innovators and the impact of Intrapreneurial Intensity. They will learn a world-class approach (The IN–OVATE Framework) to landing innovative ideas in a company and a toolset that will enable them to identify the most relevant barriers that they need to focus on now to advance an idea in an organization. Participants immediately practice the tools and approach on business cases or their own business challenge. Immediate application of the tools and framework builds confidence and reinforces the idea that innovation from within is possible, attainable, and ultimately actionable.
Intent – Can you activate your employees to have the intent to innovate?
Need – Do you understand what the market needs, what the organization needs, and your organization’s strategy?
Options – Are you able to create lots of interesting options, ie, do you have the creative capacity to generate ideas for innovation?
Value blockers – Are you able to overcome value blockers if the new idea conflicts with your current business model?
Act – Can you take-action and experiment or prototype your ideas?
Team – Can you assemble a cross-functional team that has the right attributes needed to ramp up the innovation up quickly?
Environment– Can you manage environmental factors (leadership, culture, structure, and talent)?
Date: August 8, 2018
Time: Arrival at 9:30AM, workshop runs 10AM-2PM
Location: NYU Kimmel Center, KC 405
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Printable PDF workshop overview and logistical details HERE.
Outthinker is a growth-strategy and innovation consulting firm that collaborates with businesses to help them step into the future and execute with speed and clarity today. We believe that your biggest, safest, and most sustainable growth sources are organic: introducing new business models, opening new market spaces, and building the capabilities your future demands. In a world that demands agility, we work with companies that recognize the limits and liabilities of their linear organizations.
Outthinker helps companies:
- Find innovative responses to emerging opportunities and threats
- Become disruptors rather than the disrupted
- Solve problems that matter to the world as the smartest path to profit
- Develop vibrant, ongoing, company-wide conversations about strategy and innovation
- Embrace employees as a critical source of advantage rather than a cost
- Create open-networked structures instead of top-down hierarchy
- Employ the transformative power of emerging technology