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Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

It’s an opportunity to improve innovation culture that few are taking up. Forbes says innovation training is one of the 12 factors a company needs, to establish a more inventive culture. You won’t improve operations without an innovative mindset and culture.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. For results, leaders need to foster innovation fundamentals and integrate them into organizational culture. It’s about the cultural basics underlying them, and all innovation. Culture is key.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Does your culture support innovation? Small “i” innovation can be generated at any level, so communicate to all that you seek ideas to improve. If a good idea pops up, by all means resource it and get it into action. Is your culture supporting innovation?

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. Training the teams, having a skilled facilitator in-house, and frequent practice of divergent thinking are essential to effective idea generation sessions.

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. There is also a lot of yakking about culture. Nothing wrong with desiring an innovation friendly culture, although talking about it isn’t going to make it happen.


GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It examines culture assessment, strategy, and on-going project management. It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. More ideas, better ideas, and tools for amping and refining ideas.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

A truly innovative culture? If you don’t know the newer more advanced tools, and some neglected old technologies, including Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, Theory of Constraints, and CPS, you’re missing opportunities.

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Gregg Fraley

If you are seeking to enhance innovation culture and jump-start or improve innovation efforts, this is the course to attend. Gregg instructs ways to blend frameworks and use the best tools within frameworks such as Lean, Agile, CPS, or Design Thinking. Innovation Training.

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

The Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity. The content is about how the best organizations do it; mindset, frameworks, project selections, and how to create the elusive culture of innovation. Pitching ideas, prototyping, and resourcing innovation.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

The funnel describes the main stages and gates every idea has to pass through on its way to a product, service or business model innovation. Ideation : Ideas for innovation in products, services and business models are generated.

The Winning Formula for Financial Process Improvement – How TSYS is Defining the Future of Fintech


Rapidly changing customer behaviours, disruptive digital technologies, and the emergence of agile fintech start-ups means that disruption is an ever-present danger. This left employees sceptical of the idea that future programs would be any different.

Déjà vu all over again: Corporate innovation is stuck in a rut

The Future Shapers

Other established innovators are exploring how to move innovation decisions ever closer to the customer using agile processes, lean startup models and design thinking. They are morphing innovation from a somewhat nebulous but very segmented management process into a more free-wheeling, nimble and agile activity that anyone in the organization can master. Since the corporate world has adopted a lot of new thinking (lean, agile, outsourcing, right sizing, etc.)

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Why do innovation programs fail


Similarly, you will need a robust process to collect and evaluate ideas in the ideation phase. Number of ideas generated. Number of ideas shortlisted. Number of ideas funded. Agility is not an option. Risk-averse culture.

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Companies


Large corporations have taken steps towards being more agile and adapting to the rapid pace of digitization by improving their oftentimes long innovation processes and giving more autonomy to employees. The term comes from the English and is based on the Lean Startup Model by Eric Ries.