We Bring Design Thinking In-House
We Bring Design Thinking In-House
Design Thinking is a powerful process, but innovation takes a lot more than that. It requires buy-in across your organization; mindsets and behaviors that allow for everyday problem solving and collaboration; and a common language that transgresses role, team or hierarchy.
But above all, it requires YOU—a creative leader to help set the vision.
Don’t worry; you don’t have to go it alone. We’re here to help.
There’s creativity inside your organization. Let’s work it out.
Innovation ‘Personality Test’
Innovation is not about copycat-ing the wonderful companies that grace the magazine covers. It’s about understanding what it means for you, why you feel you need it, and how to make it authentic for your employees.
This ½ day session is the essential starting place to align your stakeholders and craft the vision that drives the movement.
Education + Training
From 3-hour crash courses and full-day bootcamps to customized experiences for isolated skills development, our education and training offerings are about building awareness and capabilities.
We’re human too and hate boring PowerPoints as much as you. All of our workshops are designed to be high-energy, collaborative and project-based. They also work great for retreats and conferences.
Process Definition + Support Tools
Defining a common language for problem solving means you can empower people to collaborate in completely new ways. We’ll pull all sorts of design thinking methodologies and help you define the one that works best for your organization, then help design the tools and artifacts to bring it to life across your organization, both physically and digitally.
Train the Trainer Programs
Our job is successful when we aren’t there anymore, which means deep empowerment for a select group of your people. We like to call them catalysts—and they’re the key to sustaining energy, spreading the word and leading others in the process and behaviors of innovation. These are the ones who make the story of innovation your own.
We’ll work with you to select your organization’s catalysts and empower them to be able to provide the basic training and facilitation to new employees and other business units so that your organization can continue to foster a culture of innovation.
You can read all the books and take all the classes, but until you get your hands dirty, your organization will struggle to find the real impact of design thinking.
Design Sprints package the teaching, coaching and structure to help your team tackle a real organizational challenge using design thinking. Over 3-8 weeks, we’ll balance group learning with in-field project work, ultimately landing on real, customer validated outcomes.
They’ll get the learning experience of their career and you’ll get creative solutions to one of your toughest challenges.
Creative Leadership Development
There’s no two ways about it, without authentic leadership support, most innovation initiatives will fail. But knowing how to foster and manage a creative environment isn’t innate or easy—it takes time and development.
We’ll hit the design thinking from the leadership vantage point—when to use it, what to use it on, how to empower your teams to do it and how to measure whether it’s been successful.
Building Internal Design Thinking Labs
True innovation is a long-term ROI, which means it should be going on in some capacity all the time.
We’ll help you set up an internal design thinking lab in a way that creates career changing learning opportunities for your employees while creating a constant stream of big thinking on the challenges most important to your organization. We’ll engage our network of organizational design specialists, innovation talent recruiters and Agile experts, as needed, to make sure you’re getting the best support there is.
Having our Lead Trainers embedded in your team is like having an expert trainer on hand all the time. We know that shifting culture and building energy can be tough amidst the everyday grind, so these folks provide everyday boosts of energy, creativity and action.
Our Lead Trainers spend time getting to know your team and where leaders are looking to go, then pull from our other offerings to empower your team for change. Whether it’s creating language, providing education or leading design sprints, the embedded teams are nimble and experimental to drive change specific to your team.
Programs start at 3-month commitments and are for leaders looking to fully transform the way their teams work.
Interested in Bringing Design Thinking in House?
We’d love to hear from you! Fill out the form below or shoot Head of Client Partnerships, Andy Hagerman an e-mail at email@example.com.