Assessment & Consulting
In an ever-changing business environment, creating a culture that fosters innovation is a key to success. But, like fish unable to see the water in which they swim, managers can’t really see their own organization’s culture objectively. Only someone outside the system has the perspective to see whether your culture is helping or hindering innovation.
As unbiased consultants, we can assess how conducive your organizational culture is to innovation. Here’s how it works:
- You decide how long, how much and how deeply we work together
- We provide you with a summary of findings and key recommendations based on our analysis
- We can help you design and implement solutions, or you can proceed on your own using the information we’ve provided
Whether you want to focus on improving your organization’s ability to attract, retain, develop and promote women or increasing women’s involvement in and contribution to innovation at your firm- the first step is determining the current situation. There are several ways to assess the status quo including audits of practices, focus groups, and surveys.
While we offer all these approaches, our preferred method of operation is using tailored Innovation Games®, carefully structured activities that enable us to unearth insights in an engaging and non-threatening way. We also use them to explore potential actions to be taken and prioritization of actions. Depending a variety of factors including degree of anonymity desired, cost, and speed of implementation, these games can be done on site/in-person or via the internet.
Innovation Games® have been proven effective in facilitating change. San Jose used this process to deal with its challenges of meeting a very diverse set of community needs while closing a budget gap. The impact is described in Financial Times and Business Week. The technique worked so well, San Jose continues to use it each year and the process is being adopted elsewhere. Intrigued and like to know more?
Call us at (408) 777-0333 to schedule a complimentary, no obligation 30-minute consultation.
Where Are Your Women – and How Are They Doing?
Is your goal improving your organization’s ability to attract, retain, develop and promote women? Is your goal increasing women’s involvement in and contribution to innovation? We offer a tailored approach to innovation that we call: Innovation Games®, Innovation Games® are carefully structured activities that unearth insights in an engaging and non-threatening way. Through these games, we can test potential actions your company or organization might take to accelerate successful innovation – and we can prioritize them. On site, with your team, driving results fast!
Innovation Games® have been proven effective in facilitating change. Ask the administration of City of San Jose. Because they were struggling with prioritizing limited funds, Innovation Games® facilitated a series of budget games which brought together a representative group of constituents to suggest budget allocations. The experience was featured in the Financial Times and Business Week. The technique worked so well, San Jose continues to use it each year and the process is being adopted elsewhere. Depending on a variety of factors — including the degree of anonymity appropriate to your group and how fast you want results, as well as your budget, — we can conduct these games on site/in-person or via the internet.
Intrigued and want to know more? Email Francine@Womennovation.com to schedule a complimentary, no obligation 30-minute consultation.
We offer workshops to build your employees’ innovation mindset, communication and leadership skills. Our workshops are highly interactive with participants learn by doing. We customize content to match your organization’s culture and goals.
Some of the topics we offer include:
- Innovation Mindset
- Teaming for Innovation
- Creating an Innovative Organization
- Failure as the Key to Success
- Communicating with Impact for Women
- He Says, She Says – Communicating Across Genders
- Getting Things Done When You’re Not in Charge
- Creating Highly Functional Teams
- Managing Virtual Teams
- Leadership for Women
- Building Confidence and Increasing Risk Tolerance
- Tempering the “Impostor Syndrome”
- Overcoming Perfectionism
We can help you decide which workshops would most benefit your organization. Call us at (408) 777-0333 to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute exploratory session.
Do you have executives and managers who are great at a lot of things but need…..a little fine-tuning?
In one-to-one executive coaching, we help them build their individual interpersonal and leadership skills – and this makes the organization more efficient and more productive We empower them to motivate people, form dynamic work teams, foster a creative culture —- and tap the organization’s true potential to achieve measurable results, such as:
- Increasing employees’ ability to innovate
- Improving effective leadership of innovation teams
- Becoming more effective at recruiting and retaining women at all levels
- Enhancing confidence and innovation mindset of women leaders
Thinking about coaching for yourself or others in your organization? Email Francine@Womennovation.com arrange a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute appointment to find out more about what we offer.