Join Drew Boyd for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a pilot program, part of Business Innovation.
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Now that you're on your way to learning about…systematic inventive thinking you may be wondering,…"How can I use it at my company?"…A good way to get started is to do a pilot program.…A pilot program is a way to test new methods and…processes on a limited scale before…investing time and money on a larger scale.…It reduces your risk.…A short pilot program on a specific product or…service line helps you understand whether a new…innovation method is right for your company.…
Pilot programs help keep your costs in line and…they help reduce resistance to new methods.…To start a pilot program you'll need resources,…a budget, so you'll need to build the…business case before you can secure funding.…From my experience the best way to gain support is to…show your managers what has changed in the marketplace.…That change can be something your competition has done.…It can be a new consumer trend.…Or perhaps a change in industry regulations.…
Perhaps something changed in your company,…like a big downturn in sales or a product recall.…
In the bonus chapter, Drew shares insights from his own career and answers tough questions on resistance to innovation, innovation and leadership, and the difference between generating vs. executing innovative ideas.
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- What is innovation?
- Understanding the myths about creativity and barriers to innovation
- Understanding the characteristics of innovative products and services
- Using the five techniques of Systematic Inventive Thinking
- Creating new services and processes at work
- Running innovation workshops
- Involving customers in innovation
- Mastering innovative thinking<br><br>
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