Innovation depends on 3 elements complementary and influencing each other
The collaborative team
“The emotional ambiance of a design team correlates with success and failure – 70% accuracy” (center for Design Research at Stanford)
It is the most critical element for the success of any innovation project. It only takes a few hours to an experienced coach to assess a team and its potential success
The characteristics of a team are
Its capability to work together depends on the behavior of each team member. Design Thinking is based on 8 ground rules. They are constantly reinforced to enhance the collaborative work. It is agile governance, so called Governance Thinking
Similar to other agile methods, the team coach contributes to boost the team’s performance towards delivery. He is responsible for the innovation process while the team is responsible for the result.
The innovation process
Its main characteristics are
This process is common sense and uses numerous elements to other methods. You need to trust such process by applying it systematically
What makes a difference is its holistic implementation facilitated by a coach to find solutions to complex challenges
The modular space
It is key to create such environment enabling creativity, interaction and action. It differs from the traditional work environment with:
This picture illustrates such innovation space. Does it look like our usual meeting room!?
These 3 elements are just common sense. The challenge is to combine them and to grow the team effectiveness. Team coaching techniques are one of the keys