Update Summer 2013: At Humantific we are always adapting around a core set of skills that remain central to how we help our clients facing continuous change in their industries.
Here are 25 things Humantific helps organizational leaders do:
Build inclusive innovation cultures.
Adapt to changing marketplace conditions.
CoCreate new strategies.
Tackle massively complicated fuzzy challenges.
Visualize complex data/information.
Decode what innovation and sensemaking actually are.
Convert complex data/information into innovation fuel.
Drive change in their organizations.
Maximize the whole brain-power in their organizations.
CoDesign multi-participant envisioning programs.
CoDesign leadership offsite strategy experiences.
Align leadership teams.
Maximize the use of future-oriented research.
Assess their innovation ecosystems.
CoCreate innovation learning programs.
Improve cross-disciplinary team dynamics.
Learn upstream challenge framing.
Build “jedi-master” innovation orchestration teams.
Onboard human-centered design thinking.
Learn Complexity Navigation skills.
Adopt open innovation practices.
Design reuseable future-made visible tools.
Learn innovation culture-building leadership skills.
Communicate complex strategic stories.
CoCreate new Innovation Acceleration Labs.
Humantific Background / Innovation Acceleration
Formerly the Founders of the Innovation Acceleration Labs at Scient, Elizabeth Pastor and GK VanPatter cofounded Humantific in New York City in 2001. Humantific has since evolved into a leading SenseMaking and ChangeMaking consultancy. For more than 15 years we have been working closely with organizations large and small on innovation related challenges: visual sensemaking, advanced problem solving, innovation acceleration, skill-building, culture-building.
We have already learned a lot! We share a lot!
MarketPlace View / Information as Innovation Fuel
Today, in the emerging social media/social economy era, we are seeing tremendous rising interest in the power of both Visual SenseMaking and CoCreated ChangeMaking. We see leaders in every country, in every industry, seeking to tap into and make sense of the tsunami of data/information that is crashing on their shores, as well as make sense of complex situations where no data exists. We see many leadership teams facing the need to design and then drive meaningful future-forward change in their organizations as the world around them is in continuous motion.
While others in the marketplace are using Big Data to drive eye-balls to web sites, and to sell more cornflakes, Humantific has since 2001 been focused on using Data and Information to solve real problems in organizations and in societies. We see data and information as FUEL for innovation. Helping leaders create innovative solutions to complex challenges is the real promise of Big Data from our perspective. That means we are not just using information to enhance decision-making (convergent thinking) but also to fuel idea-making (divergent thinking). Without both in orchestration no innovation occurs.
Emerging Future View / The New Adaptability
In the big picture sense as well as where the rubber hits the road, we believe a new form of organizational adaptability is rapidly emerging with effective use of information visualization combined with advanced problem-solving at its core. The new adaptability involves effectively connecting DataMaking to SenseMaking and ChangeMaking.
It is no secret that to do all of that involves significant cultural shifts for most organizations in order to be able to participate in the emerging, much more transparent, information sharing – changemaking revolution. Culture shift challenges, innovation capacity building challenges remain central to how we help our clients.
Humantific Applied Research
Integral to our work with organizational leaders Humantific conducts several streams of ongoing applied research that informs how we do what we do. Subjects include: Visual SenseMaking, Design for Thinking, Innovation Dialogue Mapping, NetBehaviors, Integrated Thinking, Cognitive Bias, Thinking Made Visible, Team Dynamics, Think-Balance, Design Thinking Geographies, Experiencial Learning, Innovation Methods Mapping, History of Innovation, Creative Intelligence (1950-2013), Open Innovation (1950-2013), Distributed Cognition Systems, Enabling CoCreation in Organizations and Inclusive Innovation Culture Building. As an example of how we output and share our research see our virtual book: Design Thinking Made Visible.
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Humantific has the privilege of working with leading companies in numerous industries. Much of our work is strategically sensitive and highly confidential. We respect our clients’ wishes to keep it that way. For more information on Humantific services drop us a line: engage (at) humantific (dot) com.