Innovation formats at ti&m range from intensive one-day workshops and one-week design sprints to “innovation garages” lasting several weeks. The goal is to jointly develop an interconnected solution in which all user groups see themselves represented, instead of many independent individual solutions. The company incorporates diversity aspects into the process in the various phases of planning and this includes carrying out a “design sprint”.
As part of the pilot for the Toolkit: Women & Diversity in Innovation, Comvation has set itself the goals of offering employees different perspectives and further developing diversity in its teams. The SME eliminated traditional employee appraisals some time ago. Instead, regular “feedback walks” support employees in their personal development and contribute to effective networking among staff.
As part of the pilot for the Toolkit: Women & Diversity in Innovation, Volvo Car Switzerland AG has set itself the goal to develop diverse teams and increase employees’ understanding of the role of diversity in innovation and creative performance. To help achieve this, the company has formed a “thinktank” of committed employees to plan and implement appropriate measures.