An Online Innovation Training Program with Global Impact
Challenge: Xinova offers a unique global platform and network of 12,000 innovators in 113 countries who rapidly solve problems and deliver client solutions worldwide. The Innovation Facilitators serve a valuable role in managing the Open Innovation process for clients. This required a training program that could develop key skills for online and on-site collaboration within a global innovation market network.
Discovery: An organizational audit and global readiness assessment revealed the need for a structured learning framework applied to the Xinova innovation facilitation methodology. The training format required more dynamic interactions through experiential learning. Through engagement with innovators and the management team, a two day workshop was held to co-create and test the online innovation facilitation training program.
Results: The new program is focused on training innovation facilitators who can design and deliver high impact solutions through online and on-site collaboration. Designed for online interaction, basic and advanced tracks have modules delivered through instructor-led sessions. The focus is on peer learning and knowledge-sharing to optimize the talent and experience of participants. This is complemented by micro-learning activities and online assessments. Evaluations showed high satisfaction and engagement by innovators who enjoyed the interactive structure, dynamic learning content, and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
“Global Minds Network was a fantastic partner. Karina Jensen worked with our team to create and deliver a series of online learning modules to kick off our program and provide us a structure we can build on as we grow.”
– Matt Ferguson, VP Innovation Solutions, Xinova
A Global Launch Readiness Program, from Concept to Market
Challenge: With consecutive, profitable quarters, this leading global software provider enjoyed rapid market growth in key geographies. In order to sustain market momentum worldwide, the client wanted to ensure effective planning and execution for the global launch of a new product. However, the client faced challenges with the global plan, especially in driving the project and team process from concept to market.
Discovery: Global Minds Network performed a global readiness audit through interviews with stakeholders, leaders and team members in key geographies. We identified the need for a Global Innovation Readiness program to align the global product launch with an innovation culture based on the company vision. This required strategic co-creation of the new concept and global plan as well as development of a new team and project process.
Results: Global Minds Network designed and delivered critical readiness solutions to ensure internal alignment and timely launch execution. In order to achieve organizational alignment and to develop an effective team and project process, global strategies and tools were introduced for key solution areas: Strategic Planning, Internal Communication, and Global Education/Sales Readiness. As a result, Global Minds Network helped enable organizational change, global innovation performance and international market success. This resulted in a global readiness framework and process that enabled improved understanding, participation, and ownership by cross-functional and cross-regional teams.
“Global Minds Network came into an organization that had extreme difficulty in launching a product and pulled everyone together to implement a disciplined, structured, and replicable launch process that led to successful product launches going forward.” (Global Marketing Director)
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