Innovation Turbocharger: Make your business an idea machine

Beat the competition! Turn your business & teams into innovation masters who execute the ideas your customers dream of
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

Innovation is turning an idea into something which is valuable to a customer. It is fundamental to business growth, and seen as the most important competency by virtually all global CEOs. Yet many companies both large and small are struggling to produce innovative solutions which actually deliver results.

In fact, 96% of all innovations released by companies fail. Why is this? In order to produce successful innovations, you and your team need to have capabilities in the following dimensions

  • Capability to generate ideas
  • Capability to refine, manage and execute on those ideas
  • An organisational environment which enables and encourages people to produce innovations

These are the 3 Dimensions of Innovation. This course not only explains what innovation is and how it works, but also gives you a complete guide of the capabilities required within your organisation to actually develop new offerings which will delight your customers.

The 3 Dimensions of Innovation will teach you about every capability you need to improve your ability to generate ideas, developing a high-performance innovation team to execute on them, and setting an innovation culture which supports your corporate vision and strategy. You will benefit through:

  • Reducing risk around innovation projects
  • Generating solutions which actually address customer challenges
  • Reduced time spent managing innovation projects with greater speed to market
  • Diversifying your innovation types and enabling new business models

Join the course now to take your success rate with new innovations to the next level.

What are the requirements?

  • Desire to improve your innovation capability

What am I going to get from this course?

  • What innovation is within companies and markets
  • The 10 myths of innovation
  • The 3 Dimensions required for successfully being innovative
  • The Ten Types of Innovation
  • How you generate ideas and how to improve your creativity
  • How to set up and manage a high-performance innovation team
  • Reducing risk around innovation projects
  • Leading an innovative company and developing a culture which enables innovation

What is the target audience?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • CEOs
  • Small Business Owners
  • Intrapreneurs
  • Innovation Leaders
  • Team Performance Managers
  • Students
  • Anyone with an interest in how creativity and innovation work

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Welcome to the course
Preview
00:15
Section 1: Introduction
02:10

We go through the importance of innovation to growing organisations over time

02:16

Find out more about Nick Skillicorn and improvides.

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Section 2: Understanding innovation
03:00

Understand the definition of Innovation and the importance of focusing on understanding a problem before developing a solution

03:13

The ways in which companies innovate internally

08:44

Professor Clayton Christensen's theory of Disruptive Innovation, and how it changes markets.

04:40

How the Disruptive Innovation theory determines why many large companies lose their competitive edge and innovation capabilities.

5 questions

Asses what you've learned so far about innovation

Section 3: Myths of Innovation
04:28

Are innovations always driven by individuals of remarkable ability and ingenuity?

00:55

Once you have an idea, is the innovation process easy?

01:44

Are startups more innovative than large companies because large companies focus too much on management?

02:39

If a company comes out with an innovative solution, customers will always find them

02:11

People cannot improve their creative ability

02:36

Left brained people are analytical while right brained people are creative

01:20

Teams full of creative people will result in innovative solutions

03:12

Companies should focus on developing as many ideas as possible.

01:32

Teams need an open plan office in order to be successful at developing innovations

01:34

Innovation requires everyone in the organisation submitting as many ideas as possible

6 questions

What is the reality of innovation and what are myths?

Section 4: The 3 Dimensions of Innovation
05:58

The 3 Dimensions of Innovation define the capabilities which every company needs for ongoing innovation success.

They are:

  1. Teamwork, Techniques and tools
  2. Organisational Support
  3. People's creativity
04:33

Companies which lack capabilities in any of the dimensions are going to struggle to achieve long-term innovation success

Be honest when assessing your capabilities
01:38
Section 5: Ten Types of Innovation
03:30

Doblin has determined that there are Ten Types of Innovation.

Companies which only focus on Product Performance innovation are the ones who are likely to fail to recoup their investment.

24:46

Find out how each of the Ten Types of Innovation can be applied to your business.

Learn from examples of best practice from innovative companies.

Applying the Ten Types of Innovation to your innovation portfolio
01:08
13 questions

Test how much you have learned about the Ten Types of Innovation

Section 6: Dimension 1: Teamwork, Techniques and Tools
07:35

Learn about the capabilities which High Performance Innovation teams need.

04:52

Why standard programme management methodologies are inappropriate for innovation projects.

14:34

Detail of how teams can use the innovation lifecycle to consistently develop new innovations.

13:17

Considerations for building a high performance project team

23:47

The traditional method of brainstorming is quite ineffective for developing new ideas

02:45

Live coaching and consulting by companies like Improvides can take the capabilities described in this series and actually develop them within your teams.

Find out more about what Improvides can do, and then contact us to take your innovation capability to the next level.

10 questions

Test how much you've learned about this dimension of innovation.

Section 7: Dimension 2: People's Creativity
12:33

Learn about the capabilities which individual people need in order to develop ideas for innovation challenges.

21:48

Learn about the brain generates ideas in two distinct ways.

11:58

Some of the simple ways to understand and improve your creativity.

02:47

Live coaching and consulting by companies like Improvides can take the capabilities described in this series and actually develop them within your teams.

Find out more about what Improvides can do, and then contact us to take your innovation capability to the next level.

10 questions

See how much you've learned about this dimension

Section 8: Dimension 3: Organisational Support
11:13

What are the capabilities which leaders of companies need to enable sustained innovation

14:00

How do vision and strategy help determine the innovation requirements for a company

10:57

Many managers and corporate leaders avoid innovation projects as they appear to be innately risky. However, if you diversify your innovation portfolio, it is actually less risky than only focusing on short-term efforts.

05:25

How you can use an innovation healthcheck to assess your capabilities across the 3 Dimensions of Innovation

Leadership and leading innovation
Preview
01:25
02:36

Live coaching and consulting by companies like Improvides can take the capabilities described in this series and actually develop them within your teams.

Find out more about what Improvides can do, and then contact us to take your innovation capability to the next level.

10 questions

Test how much you've learned about the capabilities of organisational support.

Section 9: Is there anything else we can help you with?
00:28

Thank you so much for selecting our course. If you learned some new aspects of innovation and how they might help you develop your innovation efforts, then please rate the Course 5 stars and let other people benefit from what you've learned.

Find out more about what Improvides can do, and then contact us to take your innovation capability to the next level.

Thank you for joining us
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Instructor Biography

Nicholas Skillicorn, CEO & Founder of Improvides

Author, Creativity Coach and Innovation Consultant with over a decade's experience in enhancing creativity and managing large-scale innovation projects.

I work with and coach anyone who has the challenge of generating new ideas, figuring out how to implement them and become more innovative. I help them achieve this by helping them develop their corporate and leadership innovations capabilities, give their teams the techniques and tools to evaluate and refine ideas and execute innovation projects, and actually improving people's creativity to generate the ideas (Yes, it can be done). This helps them break through their creative challenges and find avenues for growth they didn't see before, earning them more money and recognition as leaders of innovation.

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