One of the biggest things we hope to learn through this listening tour are the critical elements required to build and sustain a successful corporate innovation group (CIG). To get at that question, we designed a simple, interactive activity that asks our interviewees to plot a number of optional CIG elements (yellow “cards”) against two dimensions: risk and rigidity.
Our Director Brandon Chinn recently wrote his thoughts on LinkedIn about the designing thinking approach compared to engineering.
Being in the professional services industry, I think we, as consultants, often forget to practice what we preach. Practicing our methodology on ourselves helps us not only validate our methods (or work out the kinks) but also it helps build deep empathy for our clients.