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The Innovation Reality Check

Just like a GPS device cannot advise you on the best route to your destination unless it knows your present location, it's essential to know exactly where you are before making plans to move your organization forward.

In our 30 years of helping organizations innovate, we've found that one of the biggest obstacles to improving organizational innovation is the absence of a clear picture of their current reality. You simply HAVE to know what's working well, what's not, and where the high leverage points are for future success. Without this knowledge, leaders and change agents merely end up in a kind of organizational stop-and-go traffic pattern, wasting precious time and resources.

Idea Champions' Innovation Reality Check is designed to help your organization significantly increase the odds of its future innovation-sparking initiatives actually working. We'll focus on essentials, find your innovation bottlenecks, and identify your best practices so that they can be desseminated throughout your organization.

And we'll get everybody involved in the process so that whatever strategy you eventually choose will have a much greater chance of being understood, embraced, and sustained.

Our main tool for helping you understand the current reality of your company's innovation landscape is a very powerful one — conversation. Yes, we also conduct surveys, too, but it is the in-depth conversations with your senior leaders, key stakeholders, and a cross-section of your workforce that will humanize the effort and ensure that the results of our efforts are grounded, insightful, and applicable.

Our deliverable is a cogent, complete, and easy-to-understand report that will include not only a clear description of "what is", but recommendations for future action on your part. What to do next. And what to do later. And we can deliver our report either virtually or in person.


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