Innovation and Emerging Learning Strategies

Innovation is the capability to discover, develop, and do something new. When companies have a strategy to focus the power of innovation on present and future business needs and goals, organizations can solve problems in new and faster ways.

GP Strategies actively develops and researches innovations, using an evidence-based process to discover, create, and capture the right innovations that have real impact on business goals.

GP Strategies uses a 5-Step Innovation Process to help organizations harness new, disruptive technologies and innovations:

  • Discovery: Look at the business, organization, and industry for ideas, inspirations, technologies, pain points, and trends.
  • Refinement: Link the idea, inspiration, pain point, or trend to a business need and hypothesize the impact, followed by prioritizing efforts.
  • Experiment: Design an approach to experiment, test, and learn.
  • Reflect and Share: Reflect on what was learned, questions answered, potential applications, and share across the organization.
  • Integrate: Progress viable innovations from concept to relevant business practices.

Bringing Innovation to You

GP Strategies partners with organizations to create physical and virtual Innovation Centers where learning and development teams can explore, innovate, pilot, and refine without disrupting critical day-to-day activities. If you are curious and want to work with emerging methodologies, technologies, platforms, and approaches, we can help you make the space without compromising the needs of the business.

Innovative Solutions in Action

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Gamification and Microlearning for Increased Customer Engagement

A hardware retailer had a need to improve customer engagement for new sales representatives. Considering the limited time employees had, GP Strategies combined a microlearning strategy with gamification to create a customer engagement simulation. Employees are rewarded for their performance in the game and are matched against peers.

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Augmented Reality and As-Needed Training for Improved Sales Skills

A major auto seller had a need to improve the sales skills for new associates. GP Strategies created an award-winning, in-dealer sales training program that combined as-needed training strategies with AR-enabled magnetic stickers. The magnets are used by product trainers who deliver in-dealership training as part of an activity. Sales consultants select a customer scenario, then use their smartphone to point at the target and are tasked to craft and deliver a feature and benefit pitch that they share with their teams.

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GP Strategies actively researches innovations, using an evidence-based process to create and capture the right innovations that have real impact on business goals.

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