Skills, Tools and Mindsets for Practical and PURPOSE driven Innovation

The Six 'I's® of Innovation

Yes, You Can Innovate

Skills, Tools and Mindsets for Practical and PURPOSE driven Innovation

70% of leaders say innovation is one of their top three priorities, but 50% are dissatisfied with the results that they are experiencing.

How can we develop a workforce that can systematically create value from new ideas?

Introduction

Yes, You Can Innovate Programmes help to bridge this gap and enable you to harness the power of innovation within your organisation. Through our highly insightful and interactive sessions, you will learn how to develop innovative ideas that can drive productivity, efficiency and growth. The Programmes are designed for individuals and organisations wanting to:

  • Stimulate fresh and creative thinking around business issues
  • Adopt a structured, purpose-driven approach to innovation
  • Measure and develop innovation strengths so that they can more effectively innovate

Central to all Programmes is The Six ‘I’s® of Innovation. The Six ‘I’s® is a comprehensive, integrated methodology that combines design thinking with organisational and team development.

This brochure provides an overview of :

  • What makes The Six ‘I’s® a unique, flexible framework
  • ‘The Six ‘I’s® Yes, You Can Innovate’ Training Programmes

Exclusive

Participants will receive a copy of Natalie Turner’s  book Yes, You Can Innovate. The book is packed full of practical ideas, tips and tools on how to build innovation skills and mindsets. Participants can use the it as a post Programme reference guide to help them embed learning, continue to build their innovation strengths, and improve their ability to create value out of new ideas.

The Six ‘I’s® Assessment Tools

Discover, Leverage & Build Innovation Capabilities

The Six ‘I’s® incorporates a proprietary Innovation strengths profiling tool that enables individuals and teams to understand their innovation-related strengths and areas of development; so they can play to their strengths and improve their ability to innovate at work.

Individual strengths (darker bars) and Importance Levels (lighter coloured bars)

The results show a gap analysis between current and desired skill levels. This enables an individual to know where they will need support in helping an idea move into action 

Key Benefits of the Individual Profile

For Individuals

  • Enables individuals to be aware of their strengths and areas of development. This allows individuals to know how they can contribute their strengths and get support when needed. For example, an individual that is strong on IMPLEMENT might never have considered themselves as an innovator. However, without focus and skills around implementation, ideas remain just ‘good ideas’.

For Leaders / The Organisation

  • If leadership team members results are collectively compiled, they will discover how strong they are across each ‘I’ with regards to leadership, culture building and open innovation and collaboration. Leaders can focus on where they need to build systems, processes and culture at the various stages of The Six ‘I’s® to help embed innovation as a core competence.

Team Strengths “At a Glance”

This grid highlights the range of strengths that individual team members exhibit. This gives, at a glance, the diversity of the team’s collective skill set

Team Scores focused on Leadership and Culture Attributes

Team profiling also offers a ‘heat map’ overview on three additional concepts which are important for leaders to manage in building a culture of innovation

Key Benefits of the Team Profile

For Team Members

  • Awareness of the team’s collective strength and areas of development can allow them to be aware of their strengths and where other skills might be needed to make an idea work. For example, if a team is collectively high on INVESTIGATE, they are more likely to be over-analysing ideas, without moving them forward into INVEST or IMPLEMENTATION.

For Leaders / The Organisation

  • If leadership team members results are collectively compiled, they will discover how strong they are across each ‘I’ with regards to leadership, culture building and open innovation and collaboration. Leaders can focus on where they need to build systems, processes and culture at the various stages of The Six ‘I’s® to help embed innovation as a core competence.

What Makes the Six ‘I’s® Unique?

1AGILE (Non-Linear) Journey
Innovation journeys are commonly represented by an assumption that innovation starts at the same place, ‘the beginning’. The Six ‘I’s® provides a trailblazing perspective on this, by representing the journey as an inter-connected whole. In reality, innovation efforts can start at any stage, cycle back into PURPOSE, cycle back out, moving backwards and forwards at any time; to eventual resolution.

2PURPOSE at the Centre
Many processes and models suggest jumping into a challenge (the ‘WHAT’). The Six ‘I’s® breaks the mould by starting at the heart of a challenge …with an exploration of the WHY? The Six ‘I’s® is an innovation MODEL for the 4th Industrial Revolution that encourages sustainability and PURPOSE at its core.

3More than just a robust PROCESS
Many innovation models focus only on the process and miss out the equally important component of building systems and policies to support innovation efforts. The two triangles that link PURPOSE to the six stages, symbolise this connection, as innovation efforts often fall apart if they don’t take into consideration culture and ways of working.

4PROFILING TOOLS – Leveraging Strengths, Building Capabilities
Most innovation efforts are focused on addressing a challenge or seizing an opportunity. Sometimes, innovation efforts fail because the individual or team does not possess the requisite skillset to make an idea work. The Six ‘I’s® profiling tools allow organisations to discover individual and team collective strengths, which enable targeted interventions to leverage strengths and provide support where needed.

5MINDSETS for Innovation
The Six ‘I’s ® is the world’s only Model which incorporates the various mindsets required to innovate. This is a radical breakaway from the idea that a separate, singular mindset is required.

6FLEXIBLE ARCHITECTURE
Adopting The Six ‘I’s® does not require a rejection of other systems or approaches. It is an incredibly flexible architecture that seamlessly incorporates other tools, methodologies and ways of working e.g. lean, agile, sprints, design thinking, business model canvas, lateral thinking , pitching, and so on…

The Six ‘I’s® in ACTION

Two Day Programme

The Two-Day Programme is designed to develop innovation skills and mindsets by applying them on a real business challenge, faced by the team or organisation. Individual and collective strengths around The Six ‘I’s® will be measured and reinforced to deepen understanding and embed learning.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
for Participants

  • To apply The Six ‘I’s® (including innovation tools, techniques and mindsets) to a real work challenge
  • To familiarise participants with core innovation concepts and how they apply within a work environment
  • To equip participants with a common framework for understanding innovation
  • To provide a guide map for making innovation practical and PURPOSE driven
  • To identify perceived strengths and areas of improvement around innovation skills and behaviours
  • To create an innovation-skills development plan

KEY BENEFITS
to Organisation

  • A range of value creating project ideas, pending input and effort post-workshop
  • A common language for innovation that can be applied across a team or organisation
  • A shared innovation framework for use on future innovation projects
  • Post-workshop, the opportunity for each participant to follow through on an innovation-skills development plan (created in the workshop)
  • A new sense of energy, purpose and confidence: that all employees can contribute to innovation efforts, based on their individual strengths
  • Public Programmes: Individuals are invited to bring their own challenge into the session
  • In-house Programmes: At least one team must be directly responsible for the business challenge, and have the authority to implement a recommended solution
    • A maximum of two business challenges can be accommodated per workshop
    • Business challenges can be focused on re-imagining products, services, or process. Business challenges need to be scoped with the team leader(s) prior to the start of the workshop
    • Organisations who want to bring in more than two business challenges into a session; or organisations who want to embed innovation into their culture are advised to contact us for a custom designed Programme.

TWO DAY PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Specially designed for Individuals, Innovators, Innovation Teams, Managers and Team Leaders.
Recommended class size: 12 – 20 participants.

Duration: Two days, 9am – 5:30pm
Timing includes two tea breaks and one lunch break

Includes:
  • Yes, You Can Innovate book per participant
  • The Six ‘I’s® Standard Report per participant
  • One Six ‘I’s® Team or Group Report per workshop

DAY 1: EXPERIENCE & LEARN

  • Innovation Theory – key definitions
  • Overview of The Six ‘I’s® and how it works at the level of skills, mindsets, processes and culture
  • Demonstration of The Six ‘I’s®
  • Exploration of The Six ‘I’s® Individual Profiles – strengths and areas of development
  • Experience innovation in action (Pre-set Innovation challenge)
  • Exploration of The Six ‘I’s® Team Profile – strengths and areas of development
  • Deepen skills – innovation in action (Pre-set Innovation challenge)
    • PURPOSE: Develop skills to refine business challenge
    • IDENTIFY: Identify opportunities to innovate, and target customer group
    • IGNITE: Idea generation
    • INVESTIGATE: Refine one idea to prototype or trial
    • INVEST: Pitch initial solution to group

DAY 2: APPLY & REINFORCE

  • Apply skills – Innovation in Action (customised innovation challenge)
    • PURPOSE: Apply skills to refine business challenge
    • IDENTIFY: Explore big picture and target customer group
    • IGNITE: Idea generation
    • INVESTIGATE: Refine one idea to prototype or trial
    • INVEST: Pitch initial solution to group
    • IMPLEMENT: Action planning on steps to trial solution
    • IMPROVE: Reflect on team dynamics, strengths and areas for development

INTRO to The Six ‘I’s®

One Day Programme

The One-Day Programme is designed for organisations who would like to develop a shared approach and common language on how to innovate. It will also enable them to understand the perceived strengths of individuals and teams so that they can leverage skill diversity and make innovation outcomes more effective.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
for Participants

  • To apply the Six ‘I’s® (including innovation tools, techniques and mindsets) to a pre-set challenge
  • To familiarise participants with core innovation concepts
  • To equip participants with a common framework for understanding innovation
  • To provide a guide map for making innovation practical and PURPOSE driven
  • To identify perceived strengths and areas of improvement around innovation skills and behaviours

KEY BENEFITS
to Organisation

  • A common language for innovation that can be applied across the organisation
  • A shared innovation framework for use on future innovation projects
  • A Six ‘I’s® Team Profile that can be used as a diagnostic tool to support teams to innovate
  • A new sense of energy, purpose and confidence: that all employees can contribute to innovation efforts, based on their individual strengths

ONE DAY PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Specially designed for Individuals, Innovators, Innovation Teams, Managers and Team Leaders.
Recommended class size: 12 – 20 participants.

Duration: One day, 9am – 5:30pm
Timing includes two tea breaks and one lunch break

Includes:
  • Yes, You Can Innovate book per participant
  • The Six ‘I’s® Standard Report per participant
  • One Six ‘I’s® Team or Group Report per workshop

DAY 1: EXPERIENCE & LEARN

  • Innovation Theory – key definitions
  • Overview of The Six ‘I’s® and how it works at the level of skills, mindsets, processes and culture
  • Demonstration of The Six ‘I’s®
  • Exploration of The Six ‘I’s ® Individual Profiles – strengths and areas of development
  • Experience innovation in action (Pre-set Innovation challenge)
  • Exploration of The Six ‘I’s® Team Profile – strengths and areas of development
  • Deepen skills – innovation in action (Pre-set Innovation challenge)
    • PURPOSE: Develop skills to refine business challenge
    • IDENTIFY: Identify opportunities to innovate, and target customer group
    • IGNITE: Idea generation
    • INVESTIGATE: Refine one idea to prototype or trial
    • INVEST: Pitch initial solution to group

The Six ‘I’s® TASTER

Half Day Programme

The Taster Session is designed for individuals and organisations who would like to develop a high-level appreciation of The Six ‘I’s® of Innovation, and to explore how it could add value to their work.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
for Participants

  • To introduce a Model that integrates the dimensions of innovation culture, process, skills and mindsets
  • To provide a guide map for making innovation practical and PURPOSE driven
  • To discover individual strengths across The Six ‘I’s®
  • To explore areas for further development

Specially designed for Individuals, Innovators, Innovation Teams, Managers and Team Leaders; and HR / L&D managers wishing to explore innovation methodologies that could be adopted into the organisation

Duration: Half day, 3 – 3.5 hrs
Timing includes one break

Includes:
  • Yes, You Can Innovate book per participant
  • The Six ‘I’s® Standard Report per participant
  • One Six ‘I’s® Team or Group Report per Session

HALF DAY PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
Key Topics

  • Exploration of The Six ‘I’s® and how it works at the level of skills, mindsets, processes and culture
  • Demonstration of the Six ‘I’s®
  • The Six ‘I’s® Individual Profiles and interactive activity
  • The Six ‘I’s® Team Profile and interactive activity
  • Reflections, questions and application of learning

QUOTES

“…helped me to become innovative and to create successful projects for the growth of the organisation.”

LEO Pharma, Marketing Manager, South Asia

“…every department or functional area has scope to improve productivity through innovation.”

Director, Singapore Airlines

“…helped me to think in a different manner and gave me practical tools that can help me to innovate.”

Manager, Ministry of Health

“… gave me a new look at describing the process of innovation. Very effective facilitation.”

Director, Ministry of Manpower

ABOUT

The Entheo Network is an international Leadership Innovation Company and owners and developers of The Six ‘I’s® of Innovation, an integrated innovation methodology invented by innovation specialist Natalie Turner, CEO and Founder of The Entheo Network.

Entheo operates through a network of Six ‘I’s® Certified Practitioners throughout the world.

Visit www.yesyoucaninnovate.com to download a free chapter.
Yes, You Can Innovate was selected as ‘Business Book of the Month’ both in Singapore and the UK within two months of its launch.

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