BUILDING A CIVIC INNOVATION CULTURE

innovation capacity
CHALLENGE

How might we help a city’s chief innovation officer build innovation capacity across the multiple departments within the city?

SOLUTION

Complexity Navigation Program

Working closely with a newly appointed chief city innovation officer, Humantific is delivering our proprietary Complexity Navigation Program to leaders within a cross section of city departments. The Complexity Navigation Program consists of Strategic CoCreation, Design Research and Visual SenseMaking.

 

The focus of the program was on teaching leaders to innovate at an advanced level so they can bring it back within their departments and thus make innovation something that happens everywhere, vs. keeping it within an innovation group. A series of introductory workshops to a larger set of city employees is taking place in parallel to maximize acceptance of the new approach. The different levels of depth range from introduction, to specific skills development to advanced master classes.