Innovation Management facilitation

Performing innovation management activities

FacilitatorSuccessful implementation is critical in every transformation project. Facilitation is a service where we support internal project leaders and ensure the activity of co-creators – internal or external – through means necessary in each specific case. Among activities performed are posting of spottings or ideas, commenting and giving feedback, sending push-notices, clustering ideas or spottings, editing and formatting trends and concepts, setting up challenges, making reports or taking on the role as acting project manager. A common format is an engagement at the level of 1/2-1 day a week after the set-up phase to ensure that the implementation keeps on track.

 

A first facilitator task is to discuss and decide the purpose of your activity

Clarify how the analysis will be usedDo you wish to develop ideas for a new product to be launched next year? Or explore and describe key trends for your organization until 2020? Both questions have a strategic purpose. Other challenges can have a more opearative scope; Get feedback from customers, re-think communication, identify costs-cuts or brainstorm new product improvements.

A good focal question is usually characterized by:

  • One question, not multiple ones
  • A question about an area, business unit or product category
  • A content that does not include value judgments or negations
  • A clear boundary, such as geographic, demographic, etc
  • A goal that corresponds to the participants' authority and mandate
  • A financial framework (external and internal) that is clear and reasonable
  • A clear desired end result (report, slides, etc.)

Developing good focal questions takes time and experience (which you get from having worked with unclear focal questions).

Kairos Future consultants have years of experience in finding the right strategic level, determining clear purposes and creating instructive yet at the same time motivating content. Contact us for more information and advice.

For more info, contact Trond Bugge
Director Collaborative Innovation

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