Innovation - Professional Workshop
It’s one thing to have a good idea and another thing to put that idea into practice. This workshop is designed to help you think about what to do once a good idea has struck, from the first prototype to keeping your stakeholders on board as you scale up over years.
In this two-hour session, we will:
• Practise prototyping designs and pitching so that stakeholders buy into our ideas.
• Consider how to keep multiple stakeholders engaged and in the loop.
• Think through how to keep our project going long term.
• Explore our responses to failure and risk, where they come from in our lives, and how we can embrace the unknown and learn from setbacks.
What characterises mastery of this skill?
Innovative employees can often be found in leadership positions. They are confident and willing to take on risks, responsibilities and even accept failure where necessary. In order to lead a team forward, they actively promote change, emphasise its importance and serve as a strong role model for its benefits.
What characterises a lack of this skill?
A lack of innovation can be observed in rigid rather than flexible thinking. These employees find it hard to let go of doubts and anxiety regarding changes to their product, services or company. They tend to dwell on risk rather than reward and their passivity might slow down the process of innovation.
‘Those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.’ — Voltaire
‘It demonstrated the importance of confidence in enacting change, though tempered by setting realistic expectations’
‘I learned how to structure innovative thinking, and combine areas of potential and constraint into innovative ideas’
‘I reminded me to be bold, brave and don't be scared to fail when trying new things!’