Executive Overview ____________________________________________________________ Throughout this site, we describe who we are and what we do to for those who want detailed information. For visitors who want to quickly get to the bottom line, we designed this page.
The challenge:Helping diverse groups of people collaborate and leverage innovation through effective planning and strategy, creative problem solving, and sound decision making. _________________________________________________________________________________________
Value Proposition: What value do we bring?
By providing services that support both the "front" and "back" ends of innovation, we help clients build or enhance a critical piece that's usually missing: an enterprise-wide innovation competency that enables both incremental and breakthrough innovation.
On the front end of innovation, we facilitate idea generation as well as strategy & execution, helping clients enhance the kind of creative problem solving and decision making that translates innovative ideas into actionable goals and strategies.
Through idea generation and planning, we help organizations achieve competitive advantage and/or enhanced organizational effectiveness through new products or services, more efficient internal processes, expanded distribution channels, reduced operating costs, and enhanced performance.
Managing Principal, Marilyn Blocker, has served in senior leadership roles at leading firms; worked for both large and boutique consulting firms; and brings theoretical, strategic, and practical perspectives developed during her 30-year career. (To learn more about her background and expertise, click here.)
The Innovation Outcomesboard of advisersand our affiliates bring expertise, diverse perspectives, and a rich blend of experience in functional areas that include new product development, branding, marketing, human resources, organizational development, and clinical, educational, or organizational psychology.
Consultants in various parts of the U.S. and Canada provide broad geographic reach and bring multi-industry and functional expertise gained within public, not-for-profit, and private sectors.
Services and Solutions: How do we help clients optimize individual, team, and organizational performance?
We know that success is often the result of achieving a good balance between value creation (innovation) and value preservation (effective risk/portfolio management). Consequently, our efforts are aimed at helping clients achieve both, through services and solutions that fall within our three core practice areas described next.