This phase is highlighted by the actual IAE event. Two to three days in duration, the IAE is comprised of four modes. Each mode within our methodology is designed to accomplish specific objectives and produce defined deliverables. The collective impact of the modes will allow stakeholders to build consensus on a new future state and clear path to its realization.
Mode I - Initiate - Understanding the Foundation for Change
The purpose of the Initiate Mode is to spark a participant’s Accelerated Innovation Journey. Initiate is comprised of 3 stages.
Addressing the organizational and team transformational readiness
Confirming current state and latest thinking
Confirming purpose for action and committing to design
Mode II - Blue Sky - Envisioning without Limits
The focus of the Blue Sky mode is to envision and design the future state without the confines of present “realities.” Speaking to the importance of defining the “There,” this mode utilizes our Blue Sky Visioning approach to establish an initial view of the possible and concludes with a definition of the guiding principles that light the way. This mode is comprised of 3 stages.
Interactive stage designed to pullout key points in a playful and safe environment
The hard work of letting go of today, and focusing on the limitless possibilities and imperatives of the future
Establishing guiding principles that empower future state and commitment to the vision
Mode III - Activate - Understanding and Managing the Forces at Work
The objective of the Activate mode is to surface and understand the forces that will challenge a transformational change. The forces at work on both the organization as a whole and its individuals. This mode is comprised of 3 stages.
Exploring the individual skills required to lead with Transformational Agility
Examine the internal and external factors that will challenge the future strategy
Defining the actions required to mitigate the individual and organizational forces at work
Mode IV - Launch - Moving from Concept to Realization
The purpose of this final mode is to develop the plan for continued solution development, eventual deployment, and benefit realization. Quite simply, developing the first version of both the steps and the language that will be utilized on the journey from current to future state. This mode incorporates 3 stages.
Determining the strategy, tactics, and execution accountability required for success
Defining the measures that support purpose and empower vision
Defining a narrative that conveys the vision and responds to the forces that will challenge the effort and sustain commitment