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Why innovative teams play Hacky Sack


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8 tips to develop more innovative, collaborative practices in your organisation.

I usually use these slides as an introduction during training courses for tech, marketing and product management teams. Let me know your thoughts.

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Why innovative teams play Hacky Sack

  1. 1. Innovative teams play Hacky Sack 8 tips to develop more innovative, collaborative practices in your organization. | | @jim_may
  2. 2. Background Value is only generated via a deep, shared understanding of customer needs|| @jim_may @jim_may
  3. 3. What is “a day in the life of” your customer? How can we: Improve their daily work lives? (easier, faster, better..) Create value? Generate revenue for shareholders/value chain participants?|| @jim_may @jim_may
  4. 4. Challenge How do you create the right mindset & work-culture?|| @jim_may @jim_may
  5. 5. New ideas are “old” ideas colliding, in context so immerse teams in the customer context|| @jim_may @jim_may
  6. 6. Get out of the building Interview plenty of customers | @jim_may | @jim_may
  7. 7. Dig deeper for the root cause Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Real solution is found here|| @jim_may @jim_may
  8. 8. Share “ownership” of ideas... | @jim_may|| @jim_may @jim_may
  9. 9. ...But take responsibility for tasks / projects / deliverables | @jim_may | @jim_may
  10. 10. Be both creative... …and disciplined / scientific|| @jim_may @jim_may
  11. 11. Brainstorm – critique – edit. Repeat. When everyone knows which “mode” we’re in, Helmuth von constructive. meetings are more collaborative andMiltke the Elder|| @jim_may @jim_may
  12. 12. Think solutions past the complexity peak Complexity Complexity Peak A Simpler Solution Time & understanding of a problem|| @jim_may @jim_may
  13. 13. Plan as far as your next learning milestone So execute relatively short projects (experiments), then pivot as required Helmuth von Miltke the Elder|| @jim_may @jim_may
  14. 14. Next steps Use these ideas to: •Energise and inspire teams. •Re-think meeting agendas. •Simplify processes and documentation. •Add traits to consider when recruiting. Coming up next: •A Lean Product Manager’s Toolkit.|| @jim_may @jim_may
  15. 15. Thanks!|| @jim_may @jim_may