Over the last decade, appreciation for design and innovation has skyrocketed in organizations. Companies are scrambling to pick up designers anywhere they can find them. Innovation Centers are popping up all over. And finally, everyone agrees on the importance of knowing and understanding their audience.
The opportunity and potential that come with strengthening design and innovation in healthcare organizations is exciting. But it can also be a challenge:
- There are so many options. The list of approaches for strengthening these capabilities is ever-growing and diverse. From infrastructure changes like Innovation Labs and Design Systems to smaller (but no less important) aspects like skill development and tool adoption, there is no shortage of options.
- Choosing isn’t straightforward. Finding the right approach isn’t as simple as copying what’s worked for others. Each organization has its own culture and circumstances–and needs a unique combination of approaches.
- Things don’t go as planned. We’ve all heard of (or experienced) big innovation and design efforts that initially seemed thrilling, but eventually fizzled and failed to live up to their objectives. Whatever approaches we choose, we need to be able to adjust our efforts as things evolve in our organizations.
Effective strategies for building design and innovation capabilities go beyond identifying skills and process gaps. They require an understanding of the cultural qualities and team dynamics that influence this shift in working. And they’re built to be iterative, leveraging momentum and enabling continuous learning and adaptation.
This workshop helps leaders, innovators, and designers develop effective strategies to grow human-centered design and innovation in their organizations. Whether you want to start, scale, strengthen, or evolve your practices, this workshop will help you align your teams and transform your practice.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to:
- Analyze your organization’s culture to understand its strengths, challenges, and opportunities for strengthening human-centered design and innovation.
- Choose the approaches that best fit together for your objectives and your organization’s unique circumstances.
- Construct plans that use influence and momentum to overcome common transformation challenges.
- Execute, reflect, and adapt your strategy and actions as you continuously learn more about your organization.