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INNOVATION: TYPES, DIMENSION AND APPLICATION

Duration: 3 Days

Lagos Venue

106 Apapa Road beside
Zenith Bank Lagos.

Fee: N75, 000. VAT Incl.

4 - 5 participants: 5% discount
More than 6 ppl: 10% discount

Class Session

9:00am – 4:00pm daily.
(In plant training available upon request)
WEEKDAY CLASSES Sept. Mon 12 - Wed 14.


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Introduction

  • Define innovation.
  • Understand what innovation is and is not.
  • Compare traditional methods of capturing ideas to more current thinking and approaches.

Innovation Culture

  • Understand barriers to creating a culture of innovation.
  • Understand what innovation culture is.
  • Drive the organization into a culture of innovation.
  • Generate innovations within the culture.
  • Identify the innovation culture within your own organization.

THE INNOVATION PROCESS

Step 1: Capture the Visions and Ideas

  • Identify the drivers for innovation.
  • Understand how to generate visions and ideas.
  • Identify and record all visions and ideas through various brainstorming techniques.
  • Other techniques.

Step 2: Create the Innovation Team

  • Identify innovation team resources.
  • Create a cross-functional team responsible for exploring and implementing the innovations.
  • Ensure team includes both creative and practical individuals.
  • Consider including those who will be impacted by the innovation (customers).

Step 3: Review and Combine the Innovations

  • Discuss the captured visions and ideas in the innovation team.
  • Brainstorm and expand on these visions and ideas with the team.
  • Understand the process of grouping the visions and ideas.
  • Develop a statement representing each group of visions and ideas.
  • Review and finalize the innovation statements in the innovation team.

Step 4: Identify Benefits of each Innovation

  • Identify benefits of each innovation statement to the organization, department/plant, staff and customers.
  • Quantify the benefits of each innovation statement and related group of innovations.
  • Describe the fit to the organization's strategy and objectives.
  • Estimate the business potential for each innovation statement and related group of innovations.
  • Determine the impact on the customer for each innovation statement and related group of innovations.

Step 5: Overcome Barriers to Innovation

  • Identify the barriers to each innovation group.
  • Recognize the elements that cause barriers.
  • Create ideas to "drive out fear".
  • Use mind-mapping to identify and develop options/solutions to overcome these barriers to the innovations.

Step 6: Prioritize Implementation of Innovations

  • Use various quality tools to prioritize the implementation of the innovations such as multi-voting and priority evaluation.
  • Prioritize the order to implement the innovations.
  • Prioritize order to implement within each innovation.

Step 7: Develop the Business Effectiveness Strategy

  • Identify all of the innovation implementation requirements.
  • Identify the action steps required to ensure the innovations are successfully implemented.
  • Identify the resource requirements.
  • Estimate the time required to implement each innovation.
  • Finalize the cost-benefit analysis of the innovations.

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