Creating the Conditions for Innovation: An Introduction to the Five Mindsets
Date: Sunday, Oct. 22, 9am–12pm (local Central time)
Location: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (in-person only)
Fee: $100 USD for registered conference attendees
How can you be a better catalyst and identify innovation bottlenecks which hinder the flow of ideas and impede innovation effectiveness in your organization?
While progress has been made in the last few decades on building innovation programs, those programs have focused primarily on creating new ideas and overlooked ensuring the conditions exist for ideas to flow efficiently through the pipeline. Innovation bottlenecks such as redundancy in processes, loss in knowledge transfer between functions, or lack of cooperation cause friction that diminish our ability to create an impact to our fullest potential. In most organizations, no specific role is tasked with solving these bottlenecks, and there is no holistic approach to help the organization think about what is needed for innovation effectiveness.
These unaddressed bottlenecks can limit performance and, in some organizations, have led to the loss of innovation program support at the highest levels. Empowering individuals working within innovation programs to identify and eliminate sources of friction creates a virtuous cycle of improvement because they often have the best ability to tune into what’s not working. With training and tools, the squeaky wheel can become seen as a musical call to action instead of an annoying sound to avoid. Based on our research, Khoj Lab has developed “The Five Mindsets,” critical to innovation success to guide and inform organizations aiming to improve their innovation flow.
Through a mix of presentations, group discussions, and activities, in this session, you will:
● Build on your current experiences working in innovation to gain a comprehensive
approach to identifying and tackling sources of friction in your innovation program.
● Experience how to use an innovation maturity model to discuss and align innovation
expectations within your organization.
● Understand ways to use the ‘Five Mindsets’ framework to distinguish where your
organization is focused and where improvements are needed.
● Define specific actions to move your organization forward in its innovation journey.
Innovation Catalyst and Founder, Khoj Lab LLC
Shilpi is the founder and CEO of Khoj Lab, an innovation consultancy based in Chicago. Her mission is to help business leaders discover new growth opportunities and optimize the process as they scale innovation within their organizations using a human-centered approach. Her expertise lies in being a liaison between design and business while engaging her clients in design-led methods and frameworks to enhance their businesses’ value. Shilpi has successfully brought shifts in innovation programs at Herman Miller (Now MillerKnoll), and General Electric Transportation (Now Wabtech) by introducing a design-led approach. She also teaches ‘Corporate Innovation Effectiveness’ to graduate students at the Institute of Design at Illinois Tech, Chicago.
Leadership & Collaboration Consultant, Elevation Collaborative LLC
With over two decades of business leadership experience in innovation, product development, training, and coaching, Cris is known for her ability to see new possibilities in challenging situations and her coaching skills that bring out the best in people. As Founder of Elevation Collaborative, Cris aims to support leaders and their teams in translating talent, vision, and ideas into fulfilling results and experiences. She has an open and inclusive style, and her fusion of creative curiosity and technical practicality benefits clients as she guides them from thinking big to planning strategically and taking action. Rubbermaid, Rolodex, Raid, Off!, Scrubbing Bubbles, Glade, and Ziploc have benefited from Cris’s creativity and strategic leadership.
How to Register
Price: Tickets are $100 USD for each workshop
Enrollment: Maximum 30 participants
Date: Monday, Oct. 22, 9am–12pm Central
Location: Illionis Institute of Design, Chicago
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