Case: How to free up time for innovation

Excerpt from the book 'Working smart in the AI-era'

Do you want - or need, 100-140 hours/month to innovate and adapt to changes

Imagine having more time for innovation - and in addition that your information flow becomes clearer, and people more engaged. That would be great, wouldn't it? You could invest this in activities to prepare for, and deal with, challenges and disruptive times. 

But, many leaders are absorbed by daily operations and fire-fighting - and frustrated that they don't have time to innovate. If that resonates with you, there's good news.

Often, there's plenty of hidden time and blocked energy waiting to be released.

Here is an inspiring case from Kongsberg Norspace saving them 50-70 working hours per month - plus profiting from clearer information, better decisions, and increased engagement from just one ‘small’ change project:

CASE – "How do we get more useful and motivating status meetings?"

BACKGROUND: Christian Omholt, COO at Kongsberg Norspace, was part of our leadership- and change-management program 'Slow Change & Mobilize people' (Få folk med). It's built on the principle 'slow down to speed up' which accelerates progress. Christian used this case to practice what he learned.

THE CHALLENGE: Christian told me that “our project status meetings are no longer efficient, but rather confusing and time-consuming,”. Additionally,  they needed to free up time to deliver on time and stay competitive. How to change this? In short:

ACTION TAKEN: Christian decided to drive this as a change process. We carefully discussed the goal and agreed upon “How do we make status meetings more useful and motivating?” He was then trained in Slow Change management step by step (thoroughly described in 'Working smart in the AI era'*).

THE RESULTS: 

«I’ve learned it is especially useful to slow down and get a good start. Once the foundation was there my colleagues flourished and the final solution became excellent. We’ve saved 50-70 work hours for the organization per month. In addition, we profit from clearer information and better decisions, which value can be difficult to estimatethe numbers can be very high” 
– Christian Omholt, COO, Kongsberg Norspace 

If you want more time for innovation, why not start two to three change- and improvement processes and find 100-140 hours or more per month?  

PS. In disruptive, urgent times I advise you to run workshops instead (facilitated by an external person) to both boost innovativeness and entrepreneurship - and to identify, refine, and prioritize new opportunities.

If I can be of help, just contact me at: [email protected]
or call +47-47 25 22 64.

All the best to you,
Efwa

*Update: 'Working smart in the AI-era' has been published on Amazon and is available in Norwegian by Hegnar Media 'Fremtidsrettet ledelse' May 27. The practical strategies in the book are highly valuable for the current Corona-situation we're we need to boost entrepreneurship, adaptability, and innovativeness.

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