Agents of Change.™
REINVENTION’s business transformation services are either PROACTIVE in response to growth and industry change or REMEDIAL to address under-performance and business distress. We’ve worked with 100+ clients, from Fortune 100 companies to venture-funded startups.
Here’s how we can help YOU boost market share and drive revenue growth:
90 Day Business and Brand Reinvention
“Change Management and Capabilities Improvement.”
Consumers and customers are smarter and more demanding then ever; minimum viable brands, products, and innovation systems simply aren’t enough. RE:INVENTION can help you reinvent your brand or business and build an exceptional viable innovation system (EVIS™) in 90 – 120 days. We’ll identify innovation buckets and culture/performance gaps, then zero in on your greatest growth opportunities. We’ll work with you to create a mechanism to shepherd future projects from prototyping to deployment.
Our process will transform your company’s innovation prowess from regular to ripped. We’ll help you design and validate a game-changing, repeatable innovation system that will improve core and new-growth innovation, increase productivity, and improve return on investment.
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Our project work will be supported by proprietary RE:INVENTION tools including our Everyday Inventive Diagnostic Test™, Ten Principles of Everyday Inventive Companies™, 12 C’s of Commercialization Guide™, Anticipatory Thinking Training Platform™, and Interactive Business Blueprinting Matrix™.
Fees: Varies based on company size
Duration: 90 days
New Growth Blueprinting
“Business Modeling and Opportunity Scouting.”
After systematically evaluating your company or organization from the inside-out using a unique discovery process called “Appreciative Inquiry”, we’ll identify your company’s most opportunistic growth opportunities as measured across five key dimensions of change – People, Products/Services, Process, Technology, and Physical Infrastructure.
We’ll explore ways that your company can boost performance and earnings: from organizational redesign to reducing costs or raising prices, expanding into new markets, selling more of your company’s products and services in existing markets, leveraging hidden assets, and revitalizing, closing or selling losing operations.
As part of our process, we’ll conduct secondary and/or primary research to understand cultural contexts, key consumer insights, and competitive landscapes. Our work may include: customer or employee focus groups or surveys, 1:1 executive interviews, marketplace simulations, sampling, survey data analysis, data visualization, survey programming or other creative research solutions.
Then, we’ll create a custom-designed Business Blueprint that recommends high-impact tactics to drive business performance, generate new revenue streams, improve organizational health, and accelerate growth.
While every Growth Blueprint is different, yours may include actionable recommendations for:
- Business modeling
- Pre/post M&A brand and culture integration
- Strategic partnership and merger/acquisition targeting
- Improved innovation processes
- Competitive strategy
- Innovation software sourcing and integration
- Product and service development and concept testing processes
- Product/service commercialization strategies
- Sales process planning
- Salesforce restructuring
- Sales/distribution channel strategy
- Target customer strategy
- Product/service slating
- Pricing strategy
- Organizational redesign and restructuring
- Corporate culture development
- Customer/employee engagement campaigns
- Market intelligence tools
- Market development and marketing activation
Every Growth Blueprint includes: resource requirements, budget requirements, ROI analysis, milestones, success metrics, and timelines.
But strategy is only part of the equation. Great ideas need to be executed well to create value. So we’ll work with you to implement our recommendations, developing value chains and collaboration tools so that you can overcome operational complexities and cultural resistance to change. We’ll help you negotiate and close profitable partnerships and help you secure the internal and external resources you need to achieve success. To ensure sustainable results, we also provide quarterly performance checkups for one full year following our engagement.
Fees: Varies based on company size and project scope
Innovation Training Workshops
“Part Discovery. Part Hackathon.”
RE:INVENTION Consulting has conducted over 75 Innovation Training Workshops to date — for Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft and Genworth, Ricardo (a global engineering company), not-for-profit organizations (including Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council and San Diego Humane Society), and growth stage software companies (like Hybris, Brightscope and BigCommerce).
During a 1 or 2 day-long session — supported by proprietary tools like RE:INVENTION’s Everyday Inventive Diagnostic Test™, Ten Principles of Everyday Inventive Companies™, 12 C’s of Commercialization Guide™, Anticipatory Thinking Training Platform™, and Interactive Business Blueprinting Matrix™ — we’ll lead your team through a proven process to help you take stock of customer/market insights and your company’s capabilities, processes, systems, and resources.
We’ll identify 2 to 3 revenue-generating or cost-containing product, service, or process improvement concepts via a collaborative approach that combines design thinking, lean startup, and agile methodologies and involves creative ideation, context shifting, market/industry insights, data visualization, video, and interactive digital whiteboards. Then we’ll help you develop narrative mock-ups or rapid 3D printing models of those solutions ready for pilot or beta testing.
A “typical” Innovation Training Workshop includes:
- Challenge framing: to kickstart the process
- Customer/employee assessment surveys: to get an inside-outside view
- Creative ideation: to take stock of capabilities and resources
- Context shifting: to transform participants’ point of view
- Data visualization and infographics: to map connections
- Interactive whiteboards: to track ideas and suggestions
- Digital videography: to capture collective intelligence
- Group excursion: to find answers outside the building
- Narrative/rapid prototyping: using Google SketchUp, Tinkercad, 3D Printing, various third party platforms, and “maker materials” like marshmallows, fruit-scented markers, pasta noodles, gluesticks, and toy soldiers.
The goal? Moving beyond ideas to ACTIONABLE SOLUTIONS and INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) CREATION — the beginnings of a proprietary product, patent, practice, or process that you can test, advance, and deploy to fuel growth.
Fees: $5,000 – $50,000 depending on number of participants and complexity
Duration: 1 – 2 days + pre- and post- project work
Customer Journey Mapping and Product Development
“Create, Commercialize or Acquire New Products.”
RE:INVENTION can help your company design, test, and launch new products, services, processes, brands, and ventures. We’re like IDEO™ — all the knowledge and experience — at a fraction of the price. We’ll provide quarterly checkups for one full year following our engagement to ensure sustainable success.
Specifics tactics will vary and may include:
- New product/service conceptual concept development and testing
- End-to-end development of overall UX vision and design delivery, with budgeting and scoping
- User research and testing
- Primary/secondary research to understand cultural contexts, key consumer insights, and competitive landscapes
- Sampling, survey data, data visualization, survey programming and other qualified survey solutions
- Merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunity assessment and research
- Marketplace simulations, market research, and sales strategy planning
- New product launches
- Channel and market development
- Market expansion
- Custom market intelligence tools development (from digital dashboards to visualization tools and intelligence alerts)
- Innovation software identification, sourcing, and integration
Fees: Varies based on company size and project scope
Duration: Varies based on project scope
“A Quickstart Innovation Capabilities Audit.”
Innovation Footprinting™ is an excellent early, middle, or end of year planning activity to monitor organizational health.
We’ll evaluate your company’s current innovation capabilities and assets as measured across five key dimensions of change – People, Products/Services, Process, Technology, and Physical Infrastructure. Then, we’ll provide a brutally objective and honest assessment of how your company stacks up against industry leaders…identify performance gaps…and recommend ways that you can leapfrog your competition.
Project Format and Deliverables:
- We’ll start with a one hour briefing to determine who you are and where you want to go.
- Next, we’ll review your existing research, operations, strategies, and market commercialization plans.
- Then we’ll conduct Nimble Validation™ (a process of exploration and experimentation based on primary/secondary research and Lean Startup techniques)
- We’ll assess the delta between how your present yourselves today and how you could be presenting yourselves.
- Finally, we’ll outline the top five (5) core “growth hacking” activities that will improve your company’s agility and ability to achieve your goals.
Your Innovation Footprint™ may include:
- Competitive intel
- Ecosystem mapping
- Customer analysis and segmentation
- Market opportunity assessment
- Organizational structure and team strengths assessment
- Prototyping/testing methods assessment
- Customer experience assessment
- Evaluation of internal and external collaboration practices
- Cross-functional team development and cooperative strategic partnership activation
- Review of current go-to-market strategies
This is a low-cost, high-impact diagnostic checkup your company can’t afford to miss.
Fees: $1,500 – $5,000 (depending on company size)
Duration: 3 – 5 days
Don’t See What You Need?
We can create a custom solution to fit your needs. We also offer hourly consulting packages.
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