Everything is in flux.

In order to navigate the complexities of current markets we need a whole new mind that is capable of integrative thinking, comfortable with ambiguity and not afraid of starting from a blank page.

In this second phase of our human-centered innovation journey we build up our navigational “scaffolding” through immersive learning experiences in creative leadership, design thinking and new venture creation.

“There’s a shift underway in large organisations, one that puts design much closer to the centre of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.
— Jon Kolko, Harvard Business Review

Short customised Programmes

1 Hour Keynote or “brown bag lunch” / Introduction to Design Thinking - Learning the principles of applying design and creativity to build business value. A high-level understanding of the main principles of design thinking and the design process and how it can assist you in unleashing creative potential. 

1/2 DAY How Human-Centred Design transforms Organisations: By utilizing Human-Centred design, the actual needs and wants of the end user become clear and businesses are able to create relevant products from the ground up. An understanding of how focusing on the customer, instead of business objectives leads to more relevant solutions and possible revenue increase. 

2 DAY “Hothouse” Innovation and Customer Centricity / Creating an Innovation capability within your organization: A high-level understanding of the design process phases, as well as an understanding of how to apply design thinking to a business problem. This session explains the concepts and process behind the new approach to innovation called Design Thinking. It shows how it is applied to create growth or improve efficiency. This course also demystifies the inner workings of an innovation process and develops creative confidence. Gives experience in creating practical business innovations. This fascinating course introduces the process of creating new value to teams through a fun, hypothetical challenge. It then applies the process to real business scenarios.  

“The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind - creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers.
— Daniel Pink, A whole new mind

longer term interventions

We can also build an Innovation Capability Into Your Organisation. We guide teams of employees through projects using the design process. We help executives to select the most valuable and appropriate projects and allocate budgets towards them. We help establish a continuous cycle of identifying business needs, recruiting multi-disciplinary teams and running design projects. Over time every employee can join a team and implement a solution. Each person who has run a project is automatically a mentor to teams running their first project. This scales the capability exponentially until our input is no longer needed and the organization has acquired the capability.

Companies who have found the greatest benefit from continuous innovation have done so by building a permanent ability to create into their operations. This is cheaper than using outside consultants, it builds employees’  own skills and it creates a sustainable ability to continuously innovate. In addition it creates a new work experience resulting in more engaged employees.