Innovation and creative competence

Innovation and creative competence objectives

When people and organizations are faced with fast-changing trends, tough competition and high targets there is a need for innovative thinking. This module focuses on building the participants´ ability to think beyond boundaries and develop creative and disruptive thinking skills.

The module provides insights and invites exploration of how to think laterally and improve participants’ creativity competence. Participants understand the importance of looking to non-traditional avenues to find new ways of being as an organization, new products, new ways of exploiting mega trends, new distribution channels, new marketing methods, new operational procedures. The participants explore how to foster an innovation culture in teams and across the organization.

Innovation and creative competence objectives

  • Build ideation competence
  • Engage in future forecasting – use ideation under uncertainty
  • Challenge the status quo (evolutionary thinking, antifragility)
  • Solve the problem of exploitation (improving efficiency) versus the challenge of exploration (identifying global trends and opportunities)
  • Get people to leave their comfort zone (increase knowledge, lower fear)
  • Employ strategic innovation in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment
  • Make decisions while facing unknown unknowns
  • Evaluate ideas effectively – balancing risk-taking and loss aversion
  • Engage scenario planning and rapid execution
  • Build change agility and overcome resistance
  • Build a fail fast and adaptive culture
  • Leverage diversity to build innovation and creativity
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