Innovation is quite the buzzword these days, but what does it even mean? How do you get a team to adopt an innovative mindset and build an innovative culture? It can seem challenging to do, but it doesn’t have to be.
Companies are needing to innovate to stay relevant. Our products and services not only need to iterate, but the way we work needs to iterate as well. What matters is creating a team culture that can work in an agile manner to support our big innovative ideas.
"Creating an Innovative Team Culture” is a 1-hour workshop designed to help people geeks, culture champions and people leaders navigate how to build a culture that supports innovation.
In this workshop you will:
- Gain a richer understanding of how you can impact your organizations when it comes to thinking strategically.
- Participate in interactive exercises that help to create psychological safety, a prerequisite for innovation.
- Redefine what innovation really means on your teams.
- Learn tactical exercises to use with your teams.
You will also have the opportunity to connect with and build a network of other people geeks and culture champions in New Zealand.
Workplace and Innovation Consultant
Jessie Jacob is a culture consultant and innovation coach. After working at the Sprint Accelerator and for a couple of venture-backed startups, Jessie was inspired to create a workplace culture accelerator program called the Culture Lab where she helped teams to define and improve their cultures to significantly increase performance and engagement. She has helped a number of founders and execu…
Jessie Jacob is a culture consultant and innovation coach. After working at the Sprint Accelerator and for a couple of venture-backed startups, Jessie was inspired to create a workplace culture accelerator program called the Culture Lab where she helped teams to define and improve their cultures to significantly increase performance and engagement. She has helped a number of founders and executives to be intentional with their teams and workplace cultures so they can effectively scale. Jessie has recently worked alongside NY Times Best-selling author and successful entrepreneur, Diana Kander, where they help teams to tweak their existing habits to significantly increase performance and agility. Their coaching and facilitation allow teams to bring innovation and workplace culture best practices to hire, project management, iteration, and many other team functions. They’ve worked with large organizations such as Hormel Food and a government agency to adopt habits of innovation.
Her experience with organizations large and small has taught her a number of important lessons:
· Having a workplace environment where individuals can thrive is created or destroyed through culture or the team’s habits. A culture needs to be continuously nourished and there isn’t a one-time fix.
· Teams need simple tools and exercises to help tweak their habits, increase productivity, and get a team on the same page. Jessie has distilled lessons from her last 7 years working with startups and corporate innovation teams into simple, powerful tools for teams to apply.
· Successful team cultures can’t be copied and pasted. There are overarching best practices, but each individual culture is as unique as the individuals in the organization.