Leading and solving your business challenges requires an ability to be curious and innovative in order to generate meaningful solutions for you, your stakeholders and customers.
Understanding design thinking, with its systemic approach to innovation, helps you and your team generate new ideas to solve your ‘wicked’ problems – those curly problems that are complex or multi-faceted. Developing your innovation mindset helps to jumpstart new and inspired ideas, to create new and better business outcomes
The workshop will introduce you to cutting edge design thinking research and uses a highly interactive and immersive innovation experience that will broaden your mind and insights. Through practical exercises, you will learn some design discovery tools to solve some wicked business problems so you can apply these straight away to your business context. Some examples could include business transformation from the effects of Covid-19, developing a people strategy to improve employee engagement, developing new products or moving into new markets, turning round a toxic organisational culture, or improving the employment value proposition
As a result of learning to develop an innovation mindset and how to effectively gather and present insights, you can expect to be able to foster more curiosity and create better engagement with your team and stakeholders to improve your team’s ability to thrive in an ever-changing business landscape.
Participation in this workshop will enable you to:
- understand the core principles of design thinking, innovation and leadership
- recognise the different facets of an innovation mindset with a solution-focused approach
- reframe your problems as opportunities
- immerse yourself in an innovation hackathon to generate new ideas to solve wicked workplace problems
- gather and present insights and pain points to generate the next steps for innovation in your organisation
- identify how you could apply this innovation mindset to your work and team
- develop strategies to initiate an innovation mindset culture
- use the design discovery tool ‘Job to be Done’ to make a plan for the real work that needs to be done to generate new ideas and ways of doing things in your workplace and with your customers/stakeholders.
- Benefits of using the core principles of design thinking and leadership to foster an innovation mindset
- Identifying and reframing wicked problems
- Immersive innovation hackathon experience
- Gathering and presenting insights and pain points
- Steps to start developing an innovation mindset culture in your team
- Job to Be Done Framework – design discovery tool to focus on the real work to be done to build curiosity and innovation in your workplace
- Innovation plan template