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Innovation Infrastruction (I2)
Identification of opportunities for innovative breakthroughs
Formulation of development strategies
Lectures for a shift of consciousness
Strategic planning (moderation and consultancy)
Targeted management - as a tool for raising business performance
Project Management
Brainstorming workshops for new ideas
The innovative teacher and innovative school
Innovative local community (InLoCom)
Development story
Target learning
Target leadership
HRM strategies
"Team building"
Special projects
Acceleration of business space evolution
Action plans

Innovation Infrastruction (I2)

Topic:

Content:
  • analysis of existing tools for promoting innovation in company,
  • definition of market needs and understanding of strategic focus of enterprises,
  • definition of the building blocks of innovation infrastructure,
  • definition of the innovation process,
  • plan of internal innovation communication to support and develop innovative culture,
  • development of a model for mass innovation in the company,
  • placement of innovation infrastructure into innovation ecosystem in business (open innovation),
  • testing the model,
  • establishment of a system for sustainable innovation.

For whom:
  • directors of organizations,
  • heads of teams, departments, projects, processes,
  • responsible persons for projects and activities within the organization.

Method of implementation:
  • motivational introductory lecture, a series of workshops for the development of innovation infrastructure in accordance with the given content, the final document with the results of the prototype phase.

References: workshops on the topic described above were carried out in the following companies: BTC d.d., Petrol d.d., Lek d.d., Elektro Maribor d.d., TPV d.d. and Talum d.d..


Identification of opportunities for innovative breakthroughs

Topic:
  • Identification of key business opportunities to create innovative breakthroughs (on the level of technology, service, organizational and social innovation).

Content:
  • presentation of various forms and types of innovation,
  • understanding their essence and applicability in practice,
  • evolution of the development of innovation ecosystems,
  • identification of the key opportunities for innovation,
  • elements of innovative culture,
  • differences between breakthrough innovation and incremental innovation,
  • competencies necessary to develop an innovative culture,
  • model of mass innovation and its importance for innovative breakthroughs.

For whom:
  • directors of organizations,
  • heads of teams, departments, projects, processes,
  • responsible persons for projects and activities within the organization.

Method of implementation:
  • motivational introductory lecture, a series of workshops for the identification of opportunities for innovative breakthroughs, a continuing dialogue with participants, business games that connect and motivate the team, group work in interstructural teams.

References: workshops on the topic described above were in the last two years carried out in the following companies: Trimo d.d., Hidria d.d., Unistar d.o.o., Aha Emmi d.o.o., Talum d.d., Petrol d.d., Donit Tesnit d.o.o., Johnson Controls - NTU d.o.o..


Formulation of development strategies

Topic:
  • The development of the strategic direction of the company / organization based on sustainable development and organic growth (at the level of annual, medium-term and long-term planning).

Content:
  • identification of the key elements of sustainable development and organic growth,
  • definition of the evolutionary stages of business and identification of healthy kernels for further development,
  • definition of the value chain and positioning of the company,
  • market segmentation,
  • supply chain segmentation,
  • the creation of the sales mix,
  • employee segmentation
    to support sustainable development and organic growth of the company at the strategic, tactical and operative level.

For whom:
  • directors of organizations,
  • heads of teams, departments, projects, processes,
  • responsible persons for projects and activities within the organization.

Method of implementation:
  • motivational introductory lecture, a series of workshops for formulation of the development strategies, a continuing dialogue with participants, business games that connect and motivate the team, group work in interstructural teams.

References: workshops on the topic described above were carried out in the following companies: Adria Mobil d.o.o., BTC d.d., Steklarna Hrastnik d.o.o. Vinakoper d.o.o., Lesnina Emmi d.d., Center za razvoj Litija d.o.o., Egoles d.d., Radeče papir d.d., Finera d.o.o., Finor leasing d.o.o., GIZ Gradis, Inštitut za metalne konstrukcije (IMK), Imko d.d., Jarina z.o.o., Kamnoseštvo Šergan d.o.o., Kovikor d.o.o., Nektar Natura d.o.o. & Klanšek d.o.o., RSH d.o.o., Sinet d.d..


Lectures for a shift of consciousness

Purpose of the lectures: Introduction of important issues for successful business development and the creation of value added. Lecture in an original way presents the selected content to participants and reinforces the content by providing practical business experiences from Slovenian and international environment. It presents the theoretical basis for introduction of the content in the company.

Topics of the lectures:
  • "Innovation Ecosystems - Challenges and Opportunities"
  • "Modern principles of management"
  • "The role of emotion, intuition and the mind in the process of innovation"
  • "The role of emotion, intuition and the mind in the process of management and decision-making"
  • "5 disciplines to create value added for customers"
  • "How to motivate employees for proactive cooperation and innovation"
  • "How to effective communicate skills and innovation in the market"
  • "Customer segmentation in the value chain (B2B)"
  • "How to reach efficient process organization"
  • "How to reach excellence in relationships: between management and employees, between employees, customers, suppliers, the public"
  • "Innovation and innovative communication"
  • "Innovation and Innovative Leadership"
  • "The concept of open innovation"
  • "Establishing effective team ("team building"): breakthrough of old patterns and searching for new opportunities"


Method of implementation: Lectures (2 lessons for each topic)

One-day workshop can be organized for all described topics. The upgrades of workshop are practical examples and group work where participants further consolidate key messages related to the selected topic. At the same time workshop encourages the understanding of an individual's competence, the development of collective consciousness and understanding of the needs of the market.

The method of conducting workshops: One day workshop, business games, case analysis, lectures.

For whom: holders of the development pulse in the company, regardless of the function or process in which they operate.


Strategic planning (moderation and consultancy)

Topic:
  • Preparation of the annual strategic plan with the elaboration of goals and strategies. Preparation of the action plans for 2011.

Content:
  • involvement of the business planning in the framework of the organization (vision, mission, values, key competencies)
  • the importance of the targeted management
  • identification of the business goals at the company level and / or the level of business units, departments
  • identification of the annual strategies at the company level and / or the level of business units, departments
  • the development of the key projects
  • decomposition of the projects in the Action Plan (or definition of the phases or activities of the individual project, responsible person, time frame and criteria for success).

For whom:
  • directors of organizations
  • heads of teams, departments, projects, processes,
  • responsible persons for projects and activities within the organization.

Method of implementation:
  • a set of at least two workshops that are conducted exclusively for an organization or their business unit
  • a set of workshops comprised of introductory lecture and group work in interstructural teams, including the analysis and notes during the workshop.


Targeted management - as a tool for raising business performance

Topic:
  • Presentation and practical application of effective tools for planning and monitoring of business results and monitoring the implementation of the outlined strategies. Excellent tool for the development and upgrading of the learning organizations.

Content:
  • basics of targeted management (goals, strategies)
  • connection between target management and business development strategy
  • advantages and pitfalls of targeted management
  • connection between objectives, strategies, projects and activities in the organization (cause-effect relationship with the help of so called tree and network structure)
  • understanding of the interdependence between organizational units, departments, processes and projects
  • connection between the processes of generating ideas, improvements, inventions and innovations and the targeted management
  • evaluation of the success and contribution of each individual, team, department, organizational unit, organization
  • the implementation of the targeted management in business practice of the company (goal setting and formation of an action plan)

For Whom:
  • directors, heads of business units, sectors, departments, team leaders and project managers, quality managers.

Method of implementation:
  • introductory lecture
  • workshops to develop goals, strategies and action plans based on concrete examples from business practice
  • case analysis and understanding of the messages.


Project Management
Topic:
  • The development of a project-oriented culture, systematic and integrated management of business change.

Content:
  • integration of the projects with a vision and strategic goals of the organization
  • advantages and challenges of project management
  • elements of the successful execution of the projects
  • different roles working on the project (manager, project team, project owner, project sponsor)
  • effective formation of project teams (skills)
  • project planning (scope, resources, schedule, risks,...)
  • measuring of the business benefits of projects (objectives, success criteria, results)

For Whom:
  • directors, heads of business units, sectors, departments, managers and team members and leaders and members of the project.

Method of implementation:
  • Lectures with an analysis of case studies.


Brainstorming workshops for new ideas
Topic:
  • Workshops that searches for new business opportunities.

Content:
  • treatment of existing and search for new ideas
  • development of new project contents
  • search for new opportunities and innovative breakthroughs.

For Whom:
  • interstructural teams in different functional and hierarchical levels within the organization.

Method of implementation:
  • Introductory lecture
  • "brainstorming" in groups
  • business games to break the taboo and to connect the teams.


The innovative teacher and innovative school
Topic:
  • Presentation of opportunities and possibilities for innovation among employees in the education system.

Content:
  • an introductory lecture on changes in the way of management and working within the school system
  • formulation of a business school framework (mission, vision, values, key competencies, main goals and strategies)
  • Diagnostics “8 +1 relations” in schools and analysis of opportunities for the improvement of the relations
  • the formation of an action plan to optimize the "8 +1 relations” in school (target - activity - responsible person - the period of performance - performance criterion)
  • a set of potential areas for systematic development of innovation among teachers and pupils/students.

For Whom:
  • principals
  • technical workers
  • teachers who wish to contribute to their own development and development of the school.

Method of implementation:
  • interactive workshop that includes introductory lectures, a continuing dialogue with participants, business games that connect and motivate the team, team work with interstructural teams


Innovative local community (InLoCom)
Topic:
  • The formation of the business model and cooperation in the implementation of the projects of the innovative local community.

Contents:
  • creation of the structure of innovative local community and definition of relations with stakeholders (companies, schools, universities, associations and other non-governmental organizations, community structure, media)
  • the creation of the (priority) projects that bring together different stakeholders in local communities (workshops, lectures, meetings, conferences, awards systems, web portals)
  • mentoring of the local coordinators for the (continuation) of the implementation of the individual projects
  • ensuring the proper promotion
  • finding sources of funding for integrated projects.

For Whom:
  • directors of organizations
  • mayors and municipal direction
  • research centers and developmental agencies
  • all representatives of local communities who wish to contribute to its development.

Method of implementation:
  • workshops with the client for a set of ideas and projects
  • formation of the appropriate materials for specific projects
  • workshops and other events for the integration of all stakeholders in the local community.


Development stories

Definition of strategy, tactics and operation activities for all stakeholders, taking into account key competences and values of the company.

Tools: MABS®, crystallization of ideas


Target learning

Development of company's life-long learning model and tools for the development of human capital (intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual) by transferring and providing strategic knowledge.

Tools: crystallization of ideas, participation model


Target leadership

Definition of activities for efficient implementation of business plan and strategic goals in order to achieve (self) responsibility, transparency and efficiency.

Tools: crystallization of ideas, participation model


HRM strategies

Development of the HRM strategy – development of human capital and needs of the company's development story.

Tools: E3HRM®, segmentation of business actors, participation model


"Team building"

Development of collective consciousness, trust and respect in order to solve real business challenges.


Special projects

Solutions for specific business challenges linked to long-term growth; lectures and workshops, conferences and business meetings.


Acceleration of business space evolution

Diagnostics of triggers and sources of creating added value. Formation of development strategy on the basis of the company's evolution development phase.


Action plans

Formation of action plans on the basis of the development strategy.

Tools: crystallization of ideas, participation model, B2B portal