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How the Quest Works

The Innovation Quest is a chat-based, coaching-like experience that drives meaningful conversations, powerful ideas, and "a-ha!" moments around innovation. This approach enables the rapid, lasting adoption of innovative behaviors in your organization. We do this by:

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Activity

Completions indicate that users have awareness and understanding of a topic.

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Follow-Through

Positive activation checks show that users have followed through and taken specific actions.

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Reflection

Insights demonstrate that users have reflected on their experiences in a way that reinforces the desired mindsets.

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Social Engagement

'Likes' and comments tell us that a user's insights are positively impacting others in the group and are initiating social learning.

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The Challenges

Innovative teams that interact with other departments are confident in tabling their ideas and aren't deterred by failure. According to McKinsey, 80% of executives think their current business models are at risk of being disrupted in the near future. In addition, 84% say innovation is important to their growth strategy. Our Innovation Quest activates managers to enable, nurture, and reward innovative thinking. The 10 challenges encourage participants to take concrete actions that foster an innovative environment for their teams.

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CHALLENGES
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Encourage Interaction between Departments
Kick-off innovation in your team by helping your team to break down some silos and be inspired by new ways of thinking.

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Look for Alternative Methods

Sometimes we find ourselves doing things 'the old way' when there's a better, more successful method out there just waiting to be discovered.
3 Learn from a Newbie Pairing up junior and senior team members can yield unexpected and refreshing new insights. 
4 Get Out of the Office Get out into a new environment to release your team's creativity.
5 Learn from Mistakes With innovative thinking and new ideas inevitably comes a certain degree of risk-taking, but it's important to embrace this rather than be afraid of it.
6 Welcome All Ideas Putting a creative idea out there in front of your colleagues and superiors can be daunting, so to boost the confidence of your team members be sure to welcome all ideas that come your way, no matter how out of the box they may be.
7 Brainstorm Regularly Brainstorming doesn't have to be restricted to specific projects; sometimes it's helpful to practice group brainstorming to discuss general ways in which your business could improve.
8 Relinquish Control Control stifles innovation. Find ways in which you can rather influence and inspire your team.
9  Reward Innovative Thinking Give your team an incentive to speak up about new ideas by implementing a reward system to show how much you appreciate their creativity.
10   Implement Ideas Boxes Inspiration often hits us at the most random moments, so have an outlet for staff to get their great ideas down at any time with a simple 'ideas box'.
 

 

Custom Package

Do you have more than 500 users in your organization? Book a call with us to create a custom package that works for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is a 10-day program really effective?

    Yes. Our quests drive the adoption of new behaviors and habits, and the best way to do this is by giving people the opportunity to practice and repeat.

    We do this in the form of a 10-day Quest. Each day, for the duration of the Quest, a participant accepts a bite-sized challenge. The challenge will introduce an offline activity to complete between online sessions. Once complete, a user will then come back and reflect on the experience of trying new behaviors. Reflecting on our experiences drives behavior change in a short time.

  • How do you know the program is working?

    Designated administrators will have access to the "Manage" section of Cognician, which is our reporting dashboard.

    The "Manage" section gives administrators a collection of helpful information about participants and their activities on the platform. For example, every time someone uses a cog (short for "coaching guide", which is what we call a learning module at Cognician), the system logs their actions so that administrators can view the learner’s journey, how many cogs have been completed, and where the team seems to be struggling.

    Administrators can monitor general participant progress and export CSV documents that contain cog completion data and even the insights shared by the users.

  • Do you have other programs besides the Innovation Quest?

    Yes. We have a variety of Quests available, tailored to help you activate behavior change when it matters.

  • Is my user information/data confidential?

    Yes. Cognician adheres to a data privacy model whereby privacy protections overlay most existing security protection mechanisms and the focus and investment is applied across People, Processes, and Technology.

  • Is my company’s information safe?

    Yes. Cognician is trusted by global management consultancies and their clients, based on the team’s practice of privacy and security by design. The team’s main security objective is to continually assess and improve its ability to prevent, detect and respond to cyber incidents using a threat-based risk management approach, and treating cybersecurity as part of its integrated risk management processes.
  • Is there customer support?

    Yes. We provide 24hr support for users. You can email support@cognician.com with any queries. Alternatively, when you are on the platform, click or tap on the chat icon on the bottom right page and the support team will assist you.