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Future Thinking Strategic Planning Sessions & the full Design Thinking process


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How our sessions can contribute to a pre-existing design thinking intervention

1) Future Thinking Strategic Planning Sessions, Scoping Workshops

Before embarking on a looking at solutions of delivery (ie company wide or team Design Thinking session and other workshops), its important to ensure the right program is designed and chosen. We can help you co-design innovation strategy programs that match your organization’s goals. We recommend that all stakeholders should do a Future Thinking Strategic Planning Session, (this can make use of DT and other tools). This workshop includes assessment of the current business model to identify strategic opportunities, asses how strong the leaders are in supporting the transformation, who is innovation ready and assess the tension around this, look at how aligned the teams are, (trust and collaboration), discover the current structure, where the leaders are today and what is happening. Look at designing programs that are user centered (ie in this case the audience might be the employees and stake holders and eventually the customer.) This can be priced on a T&M model (time and materials).

This stage can also include: Diagnose, Design, Development, Customisation. Understand client business strategies, Determine desired outcomes, Link learning to needs and desired outcomes, Develop content & delivery methods to reach outcomes, Prepare best teams & resources.

Are you really ready for design thinking?

Before jumping into the more traditional Design Thinking sessions / complete with “A Pitch” & “Innovation Lab” we recommend considering a Pre Strategic Planning Design Thinking Session (PSP-DT) with the key stakeholders.
PDF DownloadDownload CSI Pre Design Thinking Checklist

 
 

2) The Building Blocks of a Full Design Thinking Process and where Tirian’s CSI programs fit

  1. Culture change and tools for innovation readiness: (Engage & Learn) To build awareness, and a mindset that is ready for self disruption. The creative thinking skills and mindsets that need to be developed in individuals in order to come up with novel ideas through strategic brainstorming and ideation. Intervention & Programs recommendations: 1-2 day workshops introducing the topic and tools to all stakeholders. > CSI1,CSI2 and The Innovation Race with iCLi assessment.
  2. Innovation tools in practice: (Learn & Apply) For leaders who need to be immersed and discover the value of a Design Thinking approach. Intervention & Programs recommendations: 1-2 day workshop for involved leaders. > CSI2 Business facilitation workshop. CIS5 The Chocolate Factory (empathy /testing / prototyping) AND with the option of Design Thinking Specialist who, if needed carry the process forwards.
  3. Defining customer journeys and potential problems: (Apply)
    Intervention & Programs recommendations: 3-4 day learning experience based on workplace projects, for the chosen team members. Exploring and applying the tools & methods of Design Thinking. > Run by a Design Thinking specialist, &/or innovation lab.
  4. Bespoke innovation research: Can be several months. Collaborative consulting process utilising deep ethnographic customer research, cocreation with customers, prototyping etc. Intervention & Programs recommendations:. > Run by Design Thinking researcher.
  5. The full design thinking process: 6-8 week period. Specific teams are coached through sponsored projects to deliver customer impact and outcomes using DT. Intervention & Programs recommendations: 6-8 week period. > Run by Design Thinking specialist, &/or innovation lab.

 

Tirian (through our CSI suite) specialises in:

  • motivating and building an awareness of the importance of innovative thinking and problem solving
  • diagnosing readiness for DT & innovation with all stakeholders and identifying potential blocks or barriers
  • developing creative and critical thinking skills that will support the Design Thinking Process through introducing a set of tools
  • demonstrating how to activate innovation and prepare a culture for innovation at all phases of the process through the Strategies for Innovative Development (SID) model

Are you really ready for design thinking?

Before jumping into the more traditional Design Thinking sessions / complete with “A Pitch” & “Innovation Lab” we recommend considering a Pre Strategic Planning Design Thinking Session (PSP-DT) with the key stakeholders.

Is your team really innovation ready?

To see if you are ready for design thinking –
download this checklist and score the following statements out of 10 and know the answers to the questions.
PDF DownloadDownload CSI Pre Design Thinking Checklist

To see if you are ready for innovation try –
iCLi Quick AssessmentThis Quick Assessment