We believe that learning and developing skills to become innovative requires behavior changes that are best learned through time and repetition. Our training programs provide highly-experiential activities that may span 3-6 months and combine in-person training with virtual coaching. This ensures that once the initial training is over, the participants learn to apply their skills in their job, practice and have an opportunity to discuss successes and challenges with peers and a coach.
We use a blend of Creative Problem Solving, Design Thinking, and Ethnographic approaches for developing innovative process as well as the Foursight® instrument to help build more innovative teams.
Customized Learning & Facilitation
Have you ever noticed that when all you have is a hammer, you tend to treat everything like a nail? Strategic Insights understands that the creative and the innovative thinking process need a customized approach. We customize our approach for each organization and situation.
Some of the proven techniques in innovative thinking we employ include:
- Creative Problem Solving (CPS)
- Design Thinking
- User Experience and Ethnographic Approach
- Prototyping and Creating Experiments
- Collaborative Team Building
- The Foursight® diagnostic and instrument
- Ideation and Idea Selection including Brainstorming and many other techniques
- Proven Tools for Diverging and Converging
- Business Model Canvas (BMC) as an innovation tool
Solutions Based on Real Needs
Meaningful solutions don’t happen in a vacuum. The creative process works best when it’s based on a deep understanding of user needs and desires. We help you integrate these vital insights throughout the process with secondary research, ethnographic research and early feedback on prototypes. We’ll also help you explore what happens once your idea enters the real world.
Embracing a Collaborative Effort
There is creative strength in diversity. We help you foster a collaborative attitude, drawing on the perspectives of all team members to create a common vantage point that enhances buy-in and viability. We also use the Foursight® instrument for building an understanding of how diverse preferences can help build better communication and understanding in innovation teams which leads to better outcomes and collaboration.