Who is The Innovation System for?expand_more
We've developed The Innovation System with corporate innovators in mind.
So, if you work in a medium or large organization, and have "innovation", "new business", "product development", "growth" etc. in your title, this course is the perfect fit for you.
Most of our pilot customers have been innovation managers at large organizations, but it doesn't matter if you're C-level, director, manager, or individual contributor, we've tailored the course content so that it is understandable, useful, and practical regardless of your place in the organization.
If you work in a small company, or would simply like to learn more about innovation, we're confident that you'll still learn a lot from the program, it's just that many of the practical processes, tools, and frameworks might not be as useful for you as they will be for people in the aforementioned positions.
What kind of results can I expect?expand_more
The exact benefits and results obviously vary widely depending on what your current role is, how experienced an innovator you are, and how advanced your organization is, so it's very difficult to try to generalize these.
For beginners, the course provides a great overview on innovation, and on how to make it work in a large organization. It also walks you through the process of creating your own "Innovation System", comprising of strategy, processes, practices, etc., so if you're starting from a clean slate, you'll be getting all of that directly from the program, saving you a lot of time, money, and effort.
For intermediates, or those who already know quite a bit about innovation, and whose organizations already have an innovation program in place, the course will help you gauge where you are, and provide you with plenty of new ideas, tools and frameworks to help you improve your innovation work.
We also had one advanced innovator beta test the program, and they obviously have the least to win, but still said that they learned something new from every module, and also got quite a few valuable practical ideas on what they could still do better.
So, suffice to say, regardless of who you are, if you're interested in corporate innovation, we're very confident that your ROI for the time and money spent will be high.
How long does it take to complete the program?expand_more
Watching the videos, and browsing through the course material will take roughly 10 hours.
In addition, there are also practical exercises on most lessons that are designed to either:
A) help with your work on your innovation program
B) provide you with opportunities to reflect on where you currently are, and what could be the right steps going forward
These exercises are estimated to take the average innovation manager around 20 hours. Depending on your own experience, and the maturity of your organization, this can take slightly less, and in some situations quite a bit longer than that. However, that is all work you're going to need to do anyway, so we guarantee it won't go to waste.
For those who participate in the peer matchmaking and 1-on-1 coaching, those are expected to take an additional 8 hours each.
So, if you put all of that together, we're looking at approximately one full time work week.
However, for most, it isn't possible to take an entire week from all of the regular work you do, so what we recommend most people to do is to block half a day from their calendars for a period of roughly 8-10 weeks.
Of course, everything you do on the course is for your own good, so if you're pressed for time and there's a module or two you're the most interested in, you can still take away a lot of value from them with much less time spent.
Does it work in my industry?expand_more
There's plenty of room for innovation in every industry. While the prevailing culture and current statuses might be different in different industries, the principles, systems and frameworks are, for the most part, the same. As are the practical things corporate innovators need to be working on.
We've also developed the program together with pilot customers from various industries like heavy industrials, food & beverages, and software, and all of them found the course to be very helpful.
Who are you at Viima, why should I believe you know your stuff?expand_more
We're the kind of company that believes in actions speaking louder than words, so here goes.Viima is the company behind the most widely used and highest rated innovation management software out there by customers. As of this writing, more than 10, 000 organizations from more than 185 countries, from startups to the Global Fortune 500, have signed up for our tool.We've worked closely with hundreds of them, and have seen up close what works and what doesn't. On our mission to help democratize the tools and the knowledge needed to make more innovation happen, we've also put invested time and money in a lot of research to understand the state-of-art in innovation, and are trying to do our best to share as much of our knowledge as possible. Usually that happens via our blog, which is also the #1 most popular innovation blog in the world.
If you want to get a taste of how we see things, and what we believe in, before you make your purchase decision, I'd recommend you take a look at some of the posts from there, for example:
These are a bit of a teaser of what's to come on the course. Some of the same points, plus plenty more, will be discussed there in more detail, and we'll also provide you with plenty of practical advice mixed in.
And, if you still don't believe in us, remember that with our 100% money-back guarantee, it's completely risk free to join the program. If it won't help you make a difference, we'll happily return your money.