Continuous internal advocacy and education
At Quickbase, our vision for a Center of Excellence aligns around two key functions – training and education, and community. Coupled with a focus on building buy-in championed from the top of your organization both of these are designed to ensure that your teams will understand and be excited for the potential of rapid-cycle innovation.
For training and education, this means making sure that employees across your business will be able to consistently have resources to learn and build their skillset. The more knowledgeable an individual feels, the more likely they are to feel empowered to make the changes they think need to be made on their end of the business with their hands-on experience. HBRAS found that 52% of executives see a major benefit of rapid-cycle innovation being that business professionals and process managers can get more involved in innovation and idea generation. Being able to enable those professionals with the right skills to get their innovation into your business ASAP is critical.
A community, on the other hand, will bring about the necessary excitement in your organization and showcase the potential success and impact of innovation efforts. With a focus on knowledge sharing, internal events, and user groups, business users can communicate directly with each other in a structured way while learning from each other on how to grow. This internal sense of camaraderie and celebration from a community will grow the rapid-cycle innovation practice within your business.