Available Strategy Workshops
The Case for Innovation
Time: 8 hours
What does your company require from “innovation” in order to achieve its vision?
The term “innovation” is too frequently used as a buzzword to describe a set of creative activities that may or may not improve the business. Innovation, however, should be an integral, essential element of business strategy, not an ancillary activity. Despite the unknowns associated with innovation initiatives, top companies view innovation as a strategic element which has a grounded financial justification, clearly defined success measures, regular milestones and dedicated resources.
- This session will guide you through how to set an innovation strategy which answers the question, “What does my company require from innovation in order to achieve its vision?”.
- Set a shared vision for your company, and what considerations are necessary to execute on the vision.
- Map out and articulate the steps required to move your company from its current state to its desired state.
- You will be provided a template for building and presenting the case for innovation within your company, including how to make the financial justification, how to understand the innovation landscape, and how to define the benefits of innovation to the company.
Killing/Disrupting your Company
Time: 8 hours
Kodak was once a Wall Street darling, raking in more than $10 billion in sales at its peak and with 120,000 employees. The company built the first digital camera prototype, but failed to capitalize on it, and subsequently sold off its patents and filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012. The very same month, Facebook plunked down $1 billion for Instagram – and its 13 employees.
What causes companies to fail to keep their dominant marketplace position? What strategies enable disruptors to achieve success? We will explore examples of disruption to glean insights into how we can ensure our companies can leverage change to become stronger, and avoid being disrupted.
- Understand the distinction between product innovation and business model innovation – and how, together, they can fundamentally disrupt an industry
- Identify disruptive threats to your industry
- Establish internal consensus to address a potential threat
- Explore potential business killers to your company
- Develop strategies that allow your company to become the disruptor
Moving from Tactician to Strategist – Webinar
Time: 1 hour
Do you spend the majority of your time at work as a task-oriented tactician or do you think and operate strategically, like leaders do? In this session, learn how to shift your focus from being tactical or reactive to operating with a more strategic mindset.
- What it means to be strategic
- How to evaluate time being spent on strategic or tactical activities
- Four questions asked by strategic leaders
- How to create a personal plan to transition from being tactical to being more strategic
Time: 8 hours
When an organization commits to innovation, the work has only just begun. No innovation strategy is achievable without a strong strategic plan, as well as the systems required to move ideas from concept to launch. In this session, you’ll learn how to map the elements of your innovation strategies to ensure your organization’s initiatives gain traction.
- Play Remember the Future to identify what needs to change to achieve your vision
- Design a roadmap that defines your innovation goals, tactics, and governance system
- Prototype the innovation pipeline required to achieve your vision
- Learn how to balance and diversify your innovation portfolio