Innovation is critical for long term sustainability of a business. Working in teams can be challenging — especially with the added challenge of virtual and hybrid teams.
It is difficult to work collaboratively on projects (beyond simply talking) while you do not have a common space to meet and work and lack non-verbal cues (which represents the bulk of communication) that you get by being together.
The pressure on teams working on innovation projects is particularly high since the projects may be ambiguous and may fail (95% of new product fail according to INC.) They require a different type of thinking for which the team members and management may not have enough training on the process, nor the time and ability to facilitate complex processes over several days.
Strategic Insights empower teams to collaborate better by facilitating specific projects during the front end of the innovation process, guiding teams through assignments, steps and tools so they can focus on the content. Having an external facilitator 100% focused on the process, makes the early stages of innovation so much faster, effective and less expensive.