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Innovation Series: Part 2Nicola Millson and Julia Bindman6headswww.6-heads.comApril 2012
Impact, Inspiration, Innovation            …create new and better                     leaders                  organisatio...
Agenda: Today1. Review      1.    Frame the series: Understand      2.    Set the scene: Prepare      3.    Think like Yun...
Understand: Definition                                “…new and                                creating value             ...
Prepare: People  Invite                             Diversity  others                             Power                  I...
Develop the challenge: The right question                      “You will only answer the problem you                      ...
Build capability: Personal Experiments    in 20/40 VisionDaily to do -• It would be cool if…?              • Learn somethi...
Build capability: Organisational Experiments in 20/40 VisionTo do                                   To reflect1. Have lunc...
Agenda: Today1. Review      1.    Frame the series: Understand      2.    Set the scene: Prepare      3.    Think like Yun...
Angela’s challengeHERA encourages individuals who have been trafficked tobecome entrepreneurs.“We want to communicate our ...
How it works: An innovation process                                            “innovation is tough but it is             ...
Discover – greet and welcome every idea1. Judge later – not now. Quantity of ideas, not quality! Crazy is good!2. Listen t...
Angela’s challengeHERA encourages individuals who have been trafficked tobecome entrepreneurs.“We want to communicate our ...
Discover – techniques to help us open    out our thinkingRe-expression           Related worlds              Revolution   ...
Discover - Examine a random item andlist its characteristicsWhat solutions could be like this item –including crazy soluti...
Discover - Examine a random item andlist its characteristics•   Dashboard•   Speed              What solutions•   Leaking ...
Discover – techniques to help us open    out our thinkingRe-expression           Related worlds              Revolution   ...
Discover - Use someone else’sperspectiveImagine you are aBuilder      Cook                Doctor        ????Think:• Where ...
Discover - Find out more about ideageneration online• http://www.mycoted.com/Category:Creativity_Techniques• http://www.br...
How it works: An innovation process                      Discover                 Design                       Deliver5/14...
Design – start by selecting• Criteria?• Who does the selecting?      – Team commitment to outcome vs efficiency and direct...
Design – group the ideas into themes• You decide which ideas belong together.• You don’t need to proceed with all the them...
Angela’s challenge - Themes• Celebrities• Clubs/groups• New communications channels• Direct action5/14/2012            www...
Angela’s first theme to work on:‘new communications channels’• Use social media• Create a community on the web• Film women...
Design – practical problem solvingHow to ……?What are 3 benefits of doing this?1. ….2. ….3. ….What are the barriers to gett...
How to make HERA go viral onFacebook globally?•   3 benefits of doing this      –     We could start work in more than one...
How it works: An innovation process                      Discover                 Design                       Deliver5/14...
Deliver - “A little less conversation”•   Visualise/Prototype•   Start now•   Test•   Nothing is precious –    Destruct5/1...
Deliver - Implementing Now• Articulating      –     7 words      –     5 minute in a lift      –     Presentation      –  ...
Deliver - Implementing over time• Overcoming resistance• Dealing with failure• Telling the world5/14/2012             www....
Deliver - A culture of change                Experiment    Openness                             Care                 Diver...
“The greatest danger for all of us is not that our aim is  too high and we miss itbut that our aim is too low      and we ...
Next Steps Q&A• Contacts and follow-ups…5/14/2012              www.6-heads.com   33
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Inspiration, Innovation and Impact Series Part 2

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This is Part 2 of a 2-part innovation series developed for Global Giving. It is a 'how-to' guide for organisations wishing to introduce different ideas. This part focussed on idea generation, selection and implementation.

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Inspiration, Innovation and Impact Series Part 2

  1. 1. Innovation Series: Part 2Nicola Millson and Julia Bindman6headswww.6-heads.comApril 2012
  2. 2. Impact, Inspiration, Innovation …create new and better leaders organisations planet5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 2
  3. 3. Agenda: Today1. Review 1. Frame the series: Understand 2. Set the scene: Prepare 3. Think like Yunnus: Develop the challenge 4. Do “20/40” exercises: Build capability2. An innovation process: How it works3. Explore new options: Create solutions4. Act: Develop a plan5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 3
  4. 4. Understand: Definition “…new and creating value for society”5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 4
  5. 5. Prepare: People Invite Diversity others Power Impact5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 5
  6. 6. Develop the challenge: The right question “You will only answer the problem you are trying to solve” What do you want to do? I wish: ………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… “It is all very well going very fast, but it won’t make any difference if you’re heading in the wrong direction””5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 6
  7. 7. Build capability: Personal Experiments in 20/40 VisionDaily to do -• It would be cool if…? • Learn something new: go• I am inspired by…? to a lecture/download one• A trend I spotted today…? on a topic you’ve never• New route I’ve taken to heard of… work/coffee machine/etc….? • Talk to someone random• 1 thing said/done that I don’t agree with…? (for at least 10mins)• A new things I did that aren’t • Map someone else doing meant for me…. E.g. visit something e.g. shop games arcade, get a facial, drive a truck… • Find a crazy idea 5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 7
  8. 8. Build capability: Organisational Experiments in 20/40 VisionTo do To reflect1. Have lunch with someone • How could I use this insight to you don’t know think differently about my2. Take your team out… for a organisation? walk, for shopping, for a bus ride, for a tourist visit, for a • What would this mean for my child experience customers?3. Play music first thing • New challenge?4. Have a childrens problem- solver competition5. Re-write your job description as an explorer, astronaut or artist 5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 8
  9. 9. Agenda: Today1. Review 1. Frame the series: Understand 2. Set the scene: Prepare 3. Think like Yunnus: Develop the challenge 4. Do “20/40” exercises: Build capability2. An innovation process: How it works Angela’s3. Explore new options: Create new ideas Challenge4. Act: Develop a plan5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 9
  10. 10. Angela’s challengeHERA encourages individuals who have been trafficked tobecome entrepreneurs.“We want to communicate our success storybeyond London, and thus open up opportunitiesto deliver our project in other ‘destination cities’like New York.”5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 10
  11. 11. How it works: An innovation process “innovation is tough but it is Discover a science not an art” Design Deliver5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 11
  12. 12. Discover – greet and welcome every idea1. Judge later – not now. Quantity of ideas, not quality! Crazy is good!2. Listen to others –‘what does that make me think of?’3. Listen to your ‘unofficial thoughts’ and questions4. Build on their idea - creating together5. Assume friendly intentions6. Write headlines – 1 line only – ‘I wish/how to’5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 12
  13. 13. Angela’s challengeHERA encourages individuals who have been trafficked tobecome entrepreneurs.“We want to communicate our success storybeyond London, and thus open up opportunitiesto deliver our project in other ‘destination cities’like New York.”5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 13
  14. 14. Discover – techniques to help us open out our thinkingRe-expression Related worlds Revolution Random Links• Use alternative • Other Redefine your • Pick a random words organisations assumptions: item. What• Use different • Other people • Exaggerate solutions could senses with related • Reverse be like this• Use someone expertise item – • Oppose including crazy else’s • Science, • Reduce ones? perspective history, nature 5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 14
  15. 15. Discover - Examine a random item andlist its characteristicsWhat solutions could be like this item –including crazy solutions?5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 15
  16. 16. Discover - Examine a random item andlist its characteristics• Dashboard• Speed What solutions• Leaking could be like this• Older item – including• Direction crazy solutions?• Prototype• Maps• Ragged tyres• Toy5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 16
  17. 17. Discover – techniques to help us open out our thinkingRe-expression Related worlds Revolution Random Links• Use alternative • Other Redefine your • Pick a random words organisations assumptions: item. What• Use different • Other people • Exaggerate solutions could senses with related • Reverse be like this• Use someone expertise item – • Oppose including crazy else’s • Science, • Reduce ones? perspective history, nature 5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 17
  18. 18. Discover - Use someone else’sperspectiveImagine you are aBuilder Cook Doctor ????Think:• Where do you work – what is it like?• What tools do you use?• When do you work?• What do you try to achieve?• Who else do you work with?Now – how would a Cook approach the challenge?5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 18
  19. 19. Discover - Find out more about ideageneration online• http://www.mycoted.com/Category:Creativity_Techniques• http://www.brainstorming.co.uk/tutorials/creativethinkingcontents. html• http://www.spring.org.uk/2010/03/boost-creativity-7-unusual- psychological-techniques.php• More on Synectics methodology• http://syque.com/quality_tools/tools/Tools34.htm5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 19
  20. 20. How it works: An innovation process Discover Design Deliver5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 20
  21. 21. Design – start by selecting• Criteria?• Who does the selecting? – Team commitment to outcome vs efficiency and direction• How many ideas to select?5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 21
  22. 22. Design – group the ideas into themes• You decide which ideas belong together.• You don’t need to proceed with all the themes you find.• Work on them one-by-one, or in smaller groups• Turn each theme you want to work on into a ‘How to’ question.5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 22
  23. 23. Angela’s challenge - Themes• Celebrities• Clubs/groups• New communications channels• Direct action5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 23
  24. 24. Angela’s first theme to work on:‘new communications channels’• Use social media• Create a community on the web• Film women telling their stories and create a documentary• how to make a viral video• I wish other senses than sight were used to communicate• I wish HERA was available in any language - even Martian• How to ….. make HERA go viral on Facebook globally?5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 24
  25. 25. Design – practical problem solvingHow to ……?What are 3 benefits of doing this?1. ….2. ….3. ….What are the barriers to getting this done?• ….• ….• ….• ….Overcoming the barriers: What You Do Is…… (WYDIs)WYDI….. WYDI….. WYDI…..WYDI….. WYDI….. WYDI…..WYDI….. WYDI…..5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 25
  26. 26. How to make HERA go viral onFacebook globally?• 3 benefits of doing this – We could start work in more than one city at the same time. – We could find willing, able people to start and run HERA programmes themselves, with our help. – We could attract the attention of women who want to join our programme.• Barriers – Lots of competition for attention – Our subject is not interesting to everyone – Some people find our subject complicated or unpleasant – Not all our success stories want to be publicised. – Video can be expensive.• What you do is… – WYDI approach a college media programme to be a student project. – WYDI ask M’s wife who works in advertising for advice and costings. – WYDI see if we can work humour and/or cats into the story. – WYDI study the Kona story for lessons. – WYDI see if we can use actors or cartoons instead of filming people who don’t want to be filmed.5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 26
  27. 27. How it works: An innovation process Discover Design Deliver5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 27
  28. 28. Deliver - “A little less conversation”• Visualise/Prototype• Start now• Test• Nothing is precious – Destruct5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 28
  29. 29. Deliver - Implementing Now• Articulating – 7 words – 5 minute in a lift – Presentation – Dragons Den• Planning – 5 W’s – Gantt Chart – Goals/measures• DIY vs collaboration5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 29
  30. 30. Deliver - Implementing over time• Overcoming resistance• Dealing with failure• Telling the world5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 30
  31. 31. Deliver - A culture of change Experiment Openness Care Diversity Challenge Nurture5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 31
  32. 32. “The greatest danger for all of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss itbut that our aim is too low and we reach it” Michelangelo
  33. 33. Next Steps Q&A• Contacts and follow-ups…5/14/2012 www.6-heads.com 33

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