Raising your internal innovation game

As they become more central to company strategy, more demands are being made of Design and Innovation teams. In response to this, leaders are evolving their team’s purpose, developing new skills and ways of working more quickly. We draw on decades of experience, advising and supporting to accelerate the growth of your team’s impact.

Outputs

Design / innovation team strategy

It’s critical that you articulate your team’s purpose within your organisation and how this will evolve. To do this, we’ll help you devise a vision, build a value proposition and identify the capabilities you need for an action plan.

Principles, processes and tools

We help distil your strategy into principles and frameworks, develop processes to embed this into new ways of working, and craft communication tools to engage the organisation.

Training and mentoring

We design and deliver engaging programmes to upskill your innovation team or individual team members. These are tailored to your needs and supported by clear, compelling materials.

Case studies

Plan came with fresh perspectives, crystal clear insights and some difficult “home truths” – and they left us with a clear direction, a stronger sense of purpose and new capabilities. They did all of this in a humble, respectful and genuine way, making the whole project a pleasure to work on.

Head of Innovation, People Development

Working with the Plan team was an absolute pleasure, as well as an inspiring experience. I enjoyed the fruitful discussions, and the final outcome really helped open top management’s eyes to the strategic power of design. The team’s structure and commitment ensured a lean and straight-forward process. They identified opportunities and developed an actionable roadmap to implement their recommendations.

General Manager, Design Management Team

‘Plan helped us navigate a particularly fuzzy and complex project – defining our perspective on Designing for Diversity. Kevin and the team are terrific thought partners; they brought great perspective and candid advice throughout the project. The result was a set of crisp and actionable principles; all brought to life in a compelling and highly relevant way.

Global Head of Consumer Insights
Capability building
Redesigning work in an age of automation

There are many reasons to be cheerful about automation.

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WFH – be careful what you wish for

Six pitfalls fo working from home and the case for working together in offices

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Interview with Kevin

An article by Be Kaler Pilgrim for Futureheads

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The many faces of design leadership

So what the hell is a Design Leader? From Maestros to Scholars, there is no…

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Mentoring Tomorrow’s Design Leaders

So what is mentoring all about? How can young designers find a mentor? And, how…

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Strategy for the real world

The RAZR story provides a strong case of an emergent, learning, and responsive strategy.