We help clients to rapidly improve sales, marketing, collaboration, and productivity through innovation consultancy.
Things that we typically do for our clients result in: many new customers, much higher revenue per client, existing customers are more trusting, huge productivity and collaboration improvements between employees, and organisations that become fresh and relevant again.
Through our professional innovation consultancy, strategy, insight and technology, we advise businesses to 'stay ahead of being relevant'. From our north west and London offices, we create a culture of innovative behaviours for our UK and overseas customers.
Answer the thought provoking questions below.
These are just some of the issues we address on the road to making your company a relevant part of your sector.
Once your company is truly relevant to:
...we then begin further innovation consultancy to future-proof your business for impending industry transformations.
We were asked during an industry conference panel, "what does innovation mean to you?".
When you think of innovation, these words may come to mind: unconventionality, renovation, reorganisation, advancing, invention, leading-edge, pioneer, change, transformation, restructuring, modernisation, restyling, alteration, metamorphosis, rearrangement...
...but to us, the word relevant is extremely important when thinking about and offering innovation advice. Because being relevant is the foundation level that allows for innovation to take hold. If a business is not relevant to its customers, then becoming innovative will be extremely hard indeed and in most cases, wasteful at best.
We think of innovation as two stages -
So our answer to this question was, "innovation means staying ahead of being relevant". And as an innovation agency, we help our clients to become more relevant with customers and help them to innovate to win better customers.
Just some innovative companies that we currently work with are software and collaboration giants, Microsoft, Manchester SEO experts, Embryo Digital, Manchester's best hosting company, Datacentreplus, and Manchester IT Support company, Apex.
HiveMind is a rapid innovation tool that allows teams to quickly create solutions to business problems. It is used to create new products, to decide how a company can grow, how departments can better communicate, and many other ways where rapid innovation and decisions are required.
Croissant is software to ensure that employees at all levels of a business are recognised when they go above and beyond. By allowing directors of a business to see amazing things that employees anywhere in the world have achieved, excellent staff can be rewarded. Croissant ensures that staff compete with each other to do amazing things for each other and their customers.
A microlearning platform that ensures that staff are constantly and consistently learning about topics relating to their roles and how your company should operate. If staff retaining crucial information and knowledge that helps them in their roles is an issue, then TimeTrain is the solution.
In a word, HiveMind! We created HiveMind to aid the process of innovation within companies and between teams of innovators.
HiveMind is both a physical and digital innovation framework for helping businesses to innovate rapidly, using the egalitarian nature of its design, which creates an environment for each participant to work together on an equal footing - breaking down one of innovation's fiercest foes - elitism.
HiveMind is used not only to quickly create solutions to problems, but to realise problems and solutions that were not even thought about previously.
Here's HiveMind in both tabletop and digital form.
So, to summarise, if you're looking for an agency to help with business innovation strategies at your company, in ways such as increasing value given to customers, marketing in more efficient, tactile ways, or coaching sales teams to think differently about customers, then call us.