Tag: Kill The Company
To be innovative, innovation often cannot be your starting point. In fact, at futurethink, we challenge organizations to take a bold look at themselves and rather than only focusing on what works, we challenge them to focus on what needs fixing first. To do this, we use a provocative exercise called Kill The Company.
Here’s how it works: gather your teams (include people of all levels and functions), and ask them a simple question: “Imagine that you’re the competition. What would you do today to put us out of business?”
People in the room will come up with all kinds of threats and vulnerabilities. Have them plot their ideas on a continuum, from “smallest threats” to “biggest threats” and see what needs to be attacked first. Once you can visualize all the different ideas that people come up with of how to … Read More »