Driving business innovation as a leader
Successfully driving business innovation as a leader is essential to living a positive innovation culture and strong innovation management. We therefore provide insights into well-implementable processes that combine creative thinking with analytical thoroughness. #positiveinnovationculture #innovationmanagement
Are you a leader?
Things are going really well in your area of responsibility right now, or maybe you’re currently facing some big challenges.
Or are you an HR business partner, HR developer or organizational developer?
Your task is to support and advise these leaders?
Regardless of your current situation, you are asking yourself, “How can I strategically develop my area of responsibility and drive and implement innovative initiatives?
We’ll provide insight into easy-to-implement processes* that combine creative thinking with analytical accuracy, as well as identify new opportunities – and that are aligned with both the needs of your customers and your business or organization.
Executive Coach, Consultant, Trainer & Managing Partner MDI
Anita Berger is an executive coach, consultant and trainer specialising in leadership development and international human resource management. She is a partner of MDI Management Development International. For more than 15 years she has worked in management and leadership positions (among others as HR-
Director at Coca-Cola Hellenic and HR Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions).
Strategy Process Map & Strategy Choice Cascade
This is a first introduction into the processes. We apply methods from design thinking (such as brainstorming, prototyping and iteration) to business modeling and strategy.
The processes include the “Strategy Process Map” and the “Strategy Choice Cascade” based on the work of IDEOU.
*IDEOU provides design-driven approaches to help companies innovate and grow.
The “Strategy Process Map” consists of seven main steps.
Step 1: Identify your strategic problem
You identify the biggest challenge with your current strategy. What is preventing you from achieving your company’s goals? The problem you identify is the one you will work on as you move forward in the strategy process.
Step 2: Frame a strategic question
You reformulate the problem into a strategic question to set the conditions for generating opportunities. The question “How can we, …” helps create the framework for generating new ideas.
Step 3: Generate strategic possibilities
Here you need to explore strategic possibilities and thus strategic decision-making opportunities to solve your problem and answer your strategic question.
Step 4: “What would have to be true?”
In this step, you define the requirements and conditions for each of your possibilities that have to be true in order for each of them to become a winning strategy.
Step 5: Identify barriers
Select the conditions – the things that would have to be true – that might be the most difficult or uncertain. Test these conditions before deciding on a possibility as a new strategy.
Step 6: Test to learn
You test to learn. Conduct research and testing and create iterative prototypes to learn what might work.
Step 7: Make a choice.
Make a choice. Based on what you’ve learned, you decide on a strategic option.
The Strategy Choice Cascade” contains 5 essential elements
It provides an important contribution to making the right decision for you in the strategy process. It also provides the framework to visualize and communicate your strategy.
- “Winning aspiration”: define what it means for your company to “win”. What do you want to achieve?
- “Where to play”:What is your “playing field” where you want to compete or not.
- “How to win”:What is the advantage over the competition, e.g. reduce costs or add value?
- “Capabilities”: what is needed to win?
- “Management systems”: what infrastructure and systems can support?
Turning Theory into Practice
We support you with an accessible process to do the work of innovation.
Make strategic choices and turn ideas into reality with us!
Just let us know how we can support you.