Innovation for the sake of innovation often lacks focus. To be successful, it needs to be tied into the strategic direction of the organisation and help to solve real organisational challenges. With this in mind, we work with organisations to develop their thinking on their biggest challenges and map potential solutions with them. We will then seek the most effective ways to deliver on these solutions, whether that be internally focused, co-developing solutions with startups in your space, buying in appropriate technologies or even acquiring startups outright if that is the most appropriate path. Journey Partners act as the catalyst for matching problems and opportunities to those best suited to bring those ideas forward. We work closely with you to develop your thinking and provide particular assistance on topics including:
We live in a world where cities and regions globally are in competition for investment, talent and innovation. The factors which determine where multinational companies locate, where entrepreneurial ecosystems thrive and where communities are engaged with the social and cultural fabric of the area, are often challenging for cities to recognise. We combine quantitative and qualitative research to establish key indicators that will contribute to a region’s success, supporting our clients in developing actionable projects to deliver on their promise.
Some of the projects the principals of the firm have successfully delivered include:
In today’s market, the threat of disruption is now coming not just from your competitors, but from organisations in entirely different fields, making it very challenging to see where the next disruptive technology or business model may come from. This new market paradigm means it’s more challenging than ever to predict where change may come from, and what shape that may take. We take that burden from you, mapping out the innovation marketplace to explore who your competitors are working with, what new technologies are coming through, and what business models have been created that may create that disruption in your business. This allows you to be ahead of the game in adapting when the inevitable happens.
These programmes are proven to engage and energise people, increase retention and put in place the elements for future success.
For smaller organisations in pre- and early-growth phases, it is important to spend time identifying, implementing and measuring the type of culture you need to create in order build your brand, compete in your market and ensure successful engagement with employees, clients and customers.
For larger organisations, especially those who have gone through changes to either the internal or external environments, it is important to ensure that the culture which has been created is one which will bring you success in the future, not just the one that brought you successfully through the challenges of the past.
Journey Partners perform culture audits and assessment, culture reframing programmes and implementation strategies with targeted interventions.