Innovation and Agility Development
Many of our clients come to us because they are struggling to innovate fast or deep enough. The practices of the 20th Century – dominated by the need for control and predictability – have yielded many benefits, but the shadow side of a culture dominated by compliance and reporting (for example) is that variance, mutation, experimentation, improvisation (all innovation pre-requisites) have been squeezed out. Clients have often tried to implement Lean or Agile – and find that something deeper in their “DNA” prevents these practices from sticking.
This is where we can help. Because we work at the deepest levels of social and cultural patterns and assumptions, we can help people rediscover their innate capacity for disciplined risk-taking, speed and creative disturbance/innovation. We design and support programmes which might be focused on product, service or cultural innovation, using a unique blend of rapid-prototyping, applied “hackathon” techniques, and “agile” style cycles of group action inquiry.
- We develop leaders and change agents, using applied improvisation and prototyping skills, enabling them to lead more creatively, with better risk-awareness and speed
- We work with internal stakeholder groups to improve the flow of relevant information, reduce power-dynamics and increase experimentation and prototyping
- We help you get your products and services to market faster, with better customer and employee engagement