What can you achieve by unleashing the creative potential of your organisation?
Power comes from strategic insight and the ability to act. An organisation that has the right tools and skills and an enterprising mindset can identify opportunities in an ever-changing market to harness and hold a competitive position.
By having the tools to understand the macro environment and the techniques to identify and qualify opportunities, your organisation can act quickly and move from a reactive position to a proactive, competitive position.
The creation of powerful and lasting value will position your organisation as flexible and able to grasp opportunities where and when they arise. The techniques, tools and models in the Sustainable Innovation Program have been developed and validated over a ten-year period.
By applying models of creativity and innovation to your business you can identify and action powerful and practical insights.
The Sustainable Innovation Program builds your capacity to understand and tackle
- why organisations often reach a growth plateau and never leave it
- why people’s energy is often spent on being busy, not on leveraging opportunities
- why ideas remain ideas and do not transform into powerful opportunities for growth.
The results speak for themselves.
In 2010, Marcus coached a global project management company. They had four teams present their enterprising opportunities to their leadership team. The teams turned these opportunities into rigorous business cases and sold them persuasively into the organisation. As a result, the international Board invested in all four programs—when the usual organisational investment in projects is often 1 or 2 in 40.
ServCo and EduCo, both with international operations in Australia, participated in the Sustainable Innovation Program. As a result, ServCo generated over 600 opportunities for growth (business cases) and EduCo over 240.
Over three years ServCo and EduCo both
- benefited from dramatic rises in their employees’ ability to think creatively and generate ideas—92% of employees involved confirmed this behaviour
- improved employees’ understanding of their organisation and its services and products—96% of employees involved confirmed this behaviour
- experienced a dramatic change in their employees’ ability to recognise opportunities for growth in the organisation—87% of employees involved confirmed this behaviour.
The leadership groups in both organisations realised that opportunities are only made feasible by systematically applying appropriate methods, skills and resources.