Over 70% of history’s most transformative innovation came from employees, not entrepreneurs.

Employees are the number one source of innovative growth options and the only remaining source of true competitive advantage. Arming them with the skills and tools necessary to innovate on a continual basis is of paramount importance to organizational survival.

Discover how to overcome seven key barriers to driving innovation inside from inside large companies, based on three years of research involving more than 150 interviews with internal innovators, experts, and CEOs, and his analysis of the most transformative innovations of the last three decades.

This workshop will lay out a set of practical tools and frameworks for navigating the innovation journey and activating innovation from within any established organization, based on Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff’s next book, Innovate from Within: Change the World without Quitting your Job (Columbia University Press).

This highly interactive program is for individuals and teams at all levels that want to learn a robust approach to increase the rate at which they can experiment and pursue new innovative ideas in their company.

Your Expert: Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff is committed to helping organizations and individuals thrive in today’s era of fast-paced disruptive technological change. Kaihan is known for his ability to turn difficult concepts into easy-to-understand ideas that drive meaningful outcomes and actions. He is an internationally recognized thought-leader, battle-tested consultant, and sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of business strategy, growth, transformation and innovation.

Kaihan began his career as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company before founding the growth strategy and innovation consulting firm Outthinker. Growth strategies and innovations created through Outthinker have energized countless organizations, teams, and individuals all while generating over $2.5B in revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable Fortune 500 companies.

An accomplished author, Kaihan has written four books on business strategy, growth, and transformation, most recently Outthink the Competition (John Wiley & Sons). For his forthcoming book, The Employee Innovator: Driving Innovation From Within (Columbia University Press, 2019), Kaihan deeply researched and interviewed more than 150 internal innovators and leaders in nearly every conceivable industry.

Kaihan founded and facilitates the Outthinker Roundtables – an invitation-only group of high-level strategists and innovators for large $1B+ organizations. Quarterly roundtables are a unique opportunity for senior executives to take part in an intimate, candid, and forward-looking conversation with a network of peer professionals and the world’s most sought-after disruptive thinkers, including Rita Gunther McGrath, John Hagel, and George Day, among others. This connects Kaihan with both thought-leaders and organizational leaders, providing insights as to what issues are most relevant and how companies can approach and conquer threats of disruption.

What You'll Learn

The IN-OVATE Framework

You’ll get exclusive access Outthinker research of internal innovators and the impact of Intrapreneurial Intensity. You will learn a world-class approach (The IN–OVATE Framework) to landing innovative ideas in a company and a toolset that will enable you to identify the most relevant barriers that you need to focus on now to advance an idea in an organization.

Intent – Can you activate your employees to have the intent to innovate?
Need – Do you understand what the market needs, what the organization needs, and your organization’s strategy?
Options – Are you able to create lots of exciting options, i.e., do you have the creative capacity to generate ideas for innovation?
Value blockers – Are you able to overcome value blockers if the new idea conflicts with your current business model?
Act – Can you take-action and experiment or prototype your ideas?
Team – Can you assemble a cross-functional team that has the right attributes needed to ramp up the innovation up quickly?
Environment– Can you manage environmental factors (leadership, culture, structure, and talent)?

This is not just theory. You will immediately practice the tools and approach on business cases or your own business challenge. This will boost your confidence and reinforces the idea that innovation from within is possible, attainable, and ultimately actionable.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The proven characteristics of effective internal innovators
  • The seven most common barriers to internal innovation
  • How to identify islands of freedom with your organization
  • The three barriers that stop employees from attempting innovative behavior
  • How to predict and pre-empt business model conflict
  • The proven organizational drivers that enhance or hinder internal innovation

What Others Say

“A professional approach, cutting-edge business concepts with unique tools presented in a way that inspires leaders to think differently. The process holds up against the most sophisticated and experienced audiences.”

-Robert Cancalosi
Director of Global Customer Leadership Education, GE

“Leaders were able to immediately apply the Outthinker tools they learned to tackle real business problems and develop more creative solutions with the potential to have a real impact on our business.”

– Learning and Development Manager
Global Software Firm

“The Outthinker process created an entirely different way of solving business problems. It was as though someone suddenly opened the floodgate; there was a whole new flow of ideas and energy.”

– Country Manager

“[Outthinker] provides practical methods to systematically analyze and intelligently manage the competition. This does not mean copying or even responding to the competition. It means precisely the opposite.”

– Marc Speichert
CMO, L’Oreal USA (now Managing Director, Google)

The Outthinker IN-OVATE Workshop

Tools to Unlock Internal InnovationWorkshop with Kaihan Krippendorff
New York City, 25 April 2019

Because of the intimate nature of this workshop, there are limited seats available.

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