Innovation Parkour Field Lab
Innovation is rarely something that can be undertaken in isolation from the
chaos of an organization's day to day operations. Most of us aren’t on
specialized teams and we can’t innovate in isolation from the chaos of our
daily work. It’s tough just trying to find people to innovate with. We
don’t have special places to innovate and more importantly, we never seem to
have the time. Innovation seems like a luxury that no one can afford.
It’s time to challenge some of the current myths of innovation: that it is
always expensive, time consuming and requires deep specialization and skills.
Innovation is something that anyone can do, as long as they’re willing to
The Innovation Parkour Field Lab is a chance for individuals to learn the
basics of practicing innovation as a team discipline. The session leaders
will introduce attendees to the framework, its historical foundations and
practical elements. Then it’s all about learning through co-creation as
attendees work in teams to practice the core skills of Innovation Parkour in a
live-fire exercise. Let loose in a dynamic game-like environment, teams will
navigate a range of challenging constraints and then regroup to critique what
they’ve learned to help collaboratively design the next iteration of the
innovation parkour practice. Part learning exercise and part design activity,
the session will build off of previous successful field labs and exercises
conducted over the last year.
At the end of the day participants will have an evolved view of what innovation
looks like, how it works and most importantly what it feels like. They will
also have the capability to start start teaching Innovation Parkour to their
peers and contribute to the future of the framework.