We catalyze your organization to create a deeper culture of innovation, tap into the collective intelligence of your staff, and discover novel solutions amid complex, accelerated and uncertain times.
Culture, technology, geo-politics, economics, the western church, philanthropy, Christian tolerance and the like are changing at an unmatched rate and this phenomenon of “acceleration” will become even more exponential in the years to come.
Derek Seipp, in his book Innovation in World Mission, notes,“Without a natural mechanism forcing our ministries to continually innovate, we are especially vulnerable to perpetuating outdated programs aimed at yesterday’s needs... Our objective should be to fulfill God’s calling in a way that understands the times.” Preparing NGO’s and faith-based for-profit companies to confidently engage in the unknown future, free of ambiguity and fear, Seeds exists to provide that natural mechanism of innovation.
APPROACH TO INNOVATION
Impactful innovation starts with providing space and time - that's a given. Seeds facilitates teams through discovery to identify the ultimate goal they need to pursue. And, only with a consensus on who you're designing for can teams move forward.
Seeds utilizes several different models of innovation, perhaps the most commonly used is Design Thinking. Our team facilitates groups through each stage, providing an objective voice to break stalemates and push for unique solutions. As the first iteration of a solution emerges, we help teams to evaluate customer desirability, organizational viability and functional feasibility.
A team cannot stop with the decision to pursue the idea that has emerged. Teams must then go systematically through the steps of testing and implementing the idea. Seeds will mentor and train your team to identify ways it can build the implementation plan so as to curb as much uncertainty as possible and realize the desired outcomes.
A unique feature of Seeds is that we coach teams to devise a strategy for managing the change that results from the new innovations. Whether a new process, product or system, or even a shift in the organization’s direction, we use tried and true processes to manage change.
WHAT WE DO
organizations for the emerging world
SOME ORGANIZATIONS WE WORK WITH
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
Seeds is the type of team you want in your network - from their training program to their consulting projects, this team does an amazing job developing design thinkers in organizations so that institutions of today can become institutions of tomorrow. I've worked with them in several different capacities, and look forward to our next partnership.
Director of Internal Innovation