The Innovation Reality Check
A User Friendly Needs Assessment Process
Just like a GPS device cannot advise you on the best route to your destination unless it knows your current location, your organization will need to know exactly where it is positioned before making plans to move its innovation efforts forward.
In Idea Champions' 30 years of helping organizations innovate, we've discovered that one of their biggest obstacles has been the absence of a clear picture of their current reality. There's no getting around it. You simply HAVE to know what's working well, what's not, and where your high leverage points are for future success. Without this knowledge, leaders and change agents merely end up spinning their wheels, wasting precious time and resources. Which is exactly why we have created The Innovation Reality Check — a user-friendly needs assessment process to help our clients significantly increase the odds of their innovation initiatives actually working.
We cut to the chase, focus on the essentials, find your innovation bottlenecks, uncover promising new opportunities, and identify best practices worth spreading.
And we do this in a way that gets everybody engaged — from mail room to board room — ensuring that whatever strategy you end up choosing will have the best possible chance of being understood, embraced, and sustained.
Our main tool for helping you understand your company's innovation landscape is a powerful one — conversation. Yes, we also conduct surveys, but it is the in-depth conversations we have with your senior leaders, key stakeholders, and workforce that humanizes the effort and ensures that our results are grounded, insightful, and applicable.
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