Since 1986, we've been helping forward thinking organizations unleash their collective brilliance and achieve extraordinary results. Our work, however, goes well beyond getting people out of the box. Beyond brainstorming. Beyond ideas. Beyond the fuzzy front end of the corporate innovation process. What we do, ultimately, is help our clients establish humane, inclusive, sustainable cultures of innovation - the kinds of environments that become fertile ground for the natural expression of creativity, collaboration, commitment and uncommon success.
Culture of Innovation
If your organization values innovation, it will need more than just
new ideas, freshly minted teams, and management pep talks. Nope.
It will need to establish the kind of culture that is conducive to
sustainable innovation — one that enables innovation to become part of
your company's DNA, rather than being yet another "flavor of the month."
Creating this kind of breakthrough-friendly culture is not accomplished
overnight Still, there are many ways you can accelerate the process —
and we can help.
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Idea Champions is thrilled to announce that we are opening the virtual doors of our Online Innovation University. Our one-hour webinars are engaging, refreshing, inspiring, and interactive. And they will make an immediate difference in your work life as we provide the tips, tools, and techniques that you need to increase innovation for yourself and your company.
Bottom line, two kinds of thinking take place in an organization: Convergent thinking (i.e. linear, logical, left-brained thinking) and divergent thinking (i.e. playful, associative, right-brained thinking). Both are needed. Both, indeed, are sides of the same coin. In our experience, however, divergent thinking is in woeful short-supply these days. Data rules. Logic is king. Analysis is the default condition. To help balance the scales, Idea Champions offers its clients a wide range of processes, tools, trainings, and techniques to catalyze creativity, brilliance, and innovation.
While breakthrough ideas may be the seed of innovation, it is teamwork that's the soil. No teamwork, no innovation. Plain and simple. Rarely are a few closet geniuses enough to turn invention into action. For that, a high performing team is needed. Or several teams — inspired collaborators with a shared vision and the commitment to go beyond their individual agendas in order to make magic happen.
If your organization wants innovation to be more than just a buzz word, top leadership will need to step up to the plate, big time. And this can only happen if top management is aligned, committed, and shares a common vision of what this "innovation thing" is all about. People in your organization are not stupid. They know the difference between pep talks and passion. It is top leadership's responsibility to close this gap — and make the kind of sustainable organizational changes that will enable innovation to flourish.