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Rainforest Strategies cultivates untapped innovation in your culture, your leaders, and your strategies. Our clients around the world include corporate executives, institutional leaders, and influential entrepreneurs.

Rainforest Strategies helps you increase your innovation capacity, velocity, and sustainability by Measuring, Facilitating, Educating, and Coaching inside your organization.

We focus on aligning your culture, leadership, and strategy for greater innovation. Are you ready to grow your organization's innovation capacity and velocity? If so, take a few minutes to download a complimentary copy of our book The Rainforest Scorecard: A Practical Framework for Growing Innovation PotentialYou can also take the short-form of the Rainforest Scorecard assessment online - our way to help you gain insights to act on right away. We’ll send your results, our gift to you.

WHY RAINFOREST?

The science of innovation is the science of human systems, which are biological. Innovation cultures require the language of living systems. Rainforest ecosystem behavior is analogous to human innovation ecosystems. For an overview of why we call innovation ecosystems “Rainforests” go here. To learn more about the science of innovation underpinning that analogy see our publications here.

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HOW IT WORKS: 

Rainforest Innovation Model

 
 
 

RAINFOREST FOCUS AREAS

Innovation Culture can be fostered in your organization to embrace change, increase creativity, and consistently make smart innovation experiments faster.

Innovation Leadership can frame, empower, protect, and encourage innovation across your organization, and in particular, among your internal innovation role models.

Innovation Strategy can align your organization's priorities, resources, infrastructure, frameworks, and agenda for innovation.

 
 

APPROACHES TO IMPROVEMENT

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We Measure. Our Rainforest Scorecard innovation assessment has been used by thousands of individuals, including groups from discrete companies up to bi-national regions. The Rainforest Scorecard measures the strength of six classes of performance drivers in innovation ecosystems. The assessment reveals strengths and improvement opportunities, and enables collaborative design and prioritization of innovation initiatives.

We Facilitate. Innovation ecosystems function through multi-stakeholder collaborations. Our accelerated collaboration processes address strategy, leadership, and culture development, and can range in size from a small leadership team to 1000’s of diverse stakeholders.

We Educate. Rainforest Strategies provides educational programming and materials on the strategy, leadership, and culture of innovation. Our curricula are based on the science of innovation and good practices in strategic management and leadership.

We Coach. Leading innovation, and being in innovative states, requires a different mindset than one focused on production, precision, and predictability. Coaching helps those charged with leading an innovation culture to develop the mental and emotional flexibility necessary for innovation breakthroughs.

 

See Methodology to learn more about these elements to our approach. 


WHY INNOVATE?

Human Potential:  Innovation cultivates the full potential for good in every person and organization.

Prosperity:  Innovation improves prosperity in families, organizations and communities.

Capacity:  Innovation capacity enables people to solve more problems and achieve more dreams.

Velocity:  Innovation drives the acceleration of these improvements.

Sustainability:  Innovation, when coupled with focused effort, drives economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

 

2014 Global Innovation Summit Rainforest