Innovation Workshop

CCLFI is offering to corporations, NGOs, social enterprises and government institutions an Innovation Workshop to enhance their knowledge workers’ capacities to innovate or improve their business processes, products or business models – capacities crucial for competitiveness and performance excellence.

According to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) “innovation” is both the action and its product, which is characterized by (a) novelty and (b) utility or creation or market or social value. For competitiveness, creating new knowledge – not just managing existing knowledge – is important. Listen to Secretary-General Takenaka of the Asian Productivity Organization:

“The days when incremental or continuous improvement preoccupied corporate managers are over. It is to innovation and breakthroughs that those managers have turned their attention. For achieving innovation, the most relevant tool is no longer quality control or quality management. It is KM in its broadest sense, which includes value creation or knowledge creation that is the most relevant.” 

Listen also to the guru of all management gurus Peter F. Drucker:

“…the major task in society – and especially in the economy… [is] doing something different rather than doing better what is already being done.”

 A High-Value Innovation Workshop

The Workshop starts with practice of the following actions: (a) internal attention and listening, (b) discovering one’s limiting assumptions, and (c) observing that various acts of creation are always accompanied by a deep sense of fulfillment and discovering which specific types of creativity bring each one the deepest sense of fulfillment. 

The Workshop then proceeds with practice of various KM tools that contribute directly to creating business value:

  • 200% Listening
  • Two-Phase Brainstorming
  • Problem Finding
  • Knowledge Networking
  • Lessons-Learned Session.

In this Workshop you will:

  • Understand why Einstein says the problem finding is more important than problem solving;
  • Understand better what Kim and Mauborgne's “Blue Ocean Strategy” means;
  • Appreciate the advantage of being able to consciously manage our thought processes, and see why such tools as “Six Thinking Hats” of Edward de Bono is very useful;
  • Why the Advisory Council of the Stanford Business School believes that the most important leadership quality CEOs must practice is “self awareness;”
  • What novelist Ernest Hemingway, industrialist Henry Kaiser and businessman-statesman Bernard Baruch are saying in common;
  • Discover another practical use of your and your employees’ MBTI scores;
  • Understand what is “wisdom of the crowds” or “weapons of mass collaboration” or “crowd-sourcing;”
  • Why knowing “what did not work well” can be more advantageous than knowing “what worked well” and
  • Discover why Toyota Motors beat General Motors, Ford and other American car manufacturers.

If you are interested in this Innovation Workshop, contact us.