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An overview of our FireStarter practice that has the capability to impact an individual and enable them to create a quantum movement in their lives.

An overview of our FireStarter practice that has the capability to impact an individual and enable them to create a quantum movement in their lives.


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    • Based out of India, Switzerland and Singapore, Erehwon Innovation Consulting was founded in 1992.
    • Over the last 16 years, we have extensively researched and worked in the area of innovation, thus pioneering a unique approach - ‘Orbit-Shifting Innovation TM ’ to making innovation happen in organizations.
  • 3. Some of our clients…
  • 4. The India Innovation Multiplier © Erehwon Innovation Consulting
  • 5. © Erehwon Innovation Consulting Catch-up Jumps Generative Leaps Problem Solving Continuous Improvement Quantum Benefit Incremental Benefit Proactive Reactive Maintaining the Orbit Orbit-Shifting
  • 6. Orbit Shifting Challenge
  • 7.
    • The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but it is too low and we reach it.
    • - Michelangelo
  • 8. What is an Orbit Shifting Challenge?
    • It asks the question ‘What is impossible today which if made possible would transform my work / industry/ life?’
    • It forces one to decimate the existing ways of thinking.
    • It is almost never “practical”
    © Erehwon Innovation Consulting
  • 9. Our Practices
    • LEADERSHIP FOR INNOVATION PRACTICE (LFI)
    • The ‘Breaking Through Gravity’ – CEO/HR Head
    • Project Lighthouse – GSM
    • MISSIONS PRACTICE
    • Navigation Innovation Missions – CEO/Business Head
    • Breakthrough Insighting – Marketing / R&D
    • Building Innovation Champions – Innovation Managers
    • FIRESTARTER PRACTICE
    • The Firestarter programme – Learning/Training Managers
  • 10.
    • Need:
    • Most individuals in most organizations become ‘mandate seeking, the number of individuals who self initiate ‘new opportunities’ is minimal.
  • 11. © Erehwon Innovation Consulting FireStarter
  • 12. What is the FireStarter?
    • The fire Starter workshop is about the individual
    • Address current mindsets of the individual & the mindset shifts required.
    • Impact the individual so that they can impact their sphere of control & influence
    • Create multiple fires within the organizations team
    • Articulate an orbit Shifting individual or team challenge with a defined road map
  • 13. Resigned to reality Activity/Process focused Demand/ Sell/ Convince Second hand information Over Analyzing Waiting Creating new reality Purpose Driven Enroll First Hand Insight Experimenting Activating
  • 14. Process FIRESTARTER WORKSHOP LIVE CONCOURSE 2 day workshop Virtual offline Online - 1 day
  • 15. Multiply - FireStarter What The FireStarter programme Why The FireStarter is a unique programme crafted to build individuals as innovators who would innovate in their respective areas of work. This programme is ideally offered to develop a critical mass of individual innovators across the organization. How
    • Trigger: The FireStarter workshop - An action-packed 2-day experience. The intent is to inspire, enable and tip participants to take on orbit -shifting challenges in their sphere of control
    • Fuel: The LiveConcourse – Very often, typical training workshops end up with a follow-up review with the hope that actions would get covered. The LiveConcourse is a unique methodology which ensures showcasing of versions of the innovation attempts which could be centrally monitored by the organization.
  • 16. FIRESTARTER: OUTCOMES
    • 1. Increase in the number of individuals who
      • Voluntarily take on ‘Orbit-Shift Challenges’ within their sphere of influence
      • Are able to find innovative solutions to existing problems
      • Are able to uncover new opportunities
    • 2. Increase in the strike rate of ‘new opportunities’ – bottom up.
  • 17. Outcome This is to keep you all, at Erehwon, about an activity that has spun off due to the participation of Subodh and Mayur in the Firestarter experience. They ran a session for 25 of our team-members, on Saturday, 06 Sep, 2008 and I was amazed at what came of it. There was perfect blend in the way they took it through and they had so much of customization done from our perspective!!! I did mention to them that I would not have expected this output, if I had to go by what they had communicated on day 1, to me!!! This picture that unfurled was a pleasant surprise. They have undergone a change and soon, I know, this will be a metamorphosis!! We will be utilizing their passion as resources within our organization to address the various groups. With best regards, Ivy Louis General Manager- Human Resources A large bio technology research company Multiply fire starters within Firestarter Large Bio-tech company
  • 18. Outcome Essentially this challenge emerged as follows : - Since i attended the course, i was tempted to try something out in practice what i learnt in theory and also motivate my colleagues who attended the course, i thought, being the leader i should set an example :- I tried to follow the pattern on the calendar you handed out, which functioned as reminders of things i needed to do - On the way back from the workshop- i was thinking about the "challenge" -"take on an orbit shifting challenge" Then started thinking about how to "decimate the status quo" and ways in which i am able to create large scale influence rather than local to my unit. Since i was already heading the innovation committee, wanted to do something through this team that will have far reaching consequences for the centre / organisation and something that my management will have the ability to support.. "removing escape buttons" involved a series of steps : • sharing with the team i came to the workshop with, • sharing with my line manager that i am interested in running a "million dollar chase" within the centre • sharing with my peer group in the management meet. • commenting on our CEO's blog that i ( as past of the bangalore mgmt team ) plan to take on this challenge and will keep him updated Exciting stakehoders and partners happened through the concept development and then i arranged a meeting for all managers, chaired by the head of the centre explaining why this is essential, curcial and important for the organisation and how they can assist in moving this forward, My team and I created a visually appealing power point presentation along with videos borrowed from youtube conveying the mesage about "why it is necessary to think out of the box" and how "nothing is impossible" We created a communication campaign with dashboards, that would indicate progress on a monthly basis and created infrastruture by forming teams to sustain momentum through the 3000 strong organisation, The team that is creating the momentum is the team that accompanied me through to the workshops, they are known as firestarters or innovation champions in the organisation now ! This part was "emptying the cup" involving a large group of committed people and getting them to execute the finer details and motivating their staff etc.. Save $1 million in 1 year Firestarter MNC financial Services