Feeding creativity for innovation.

The Challenge

Maple Leaf Foods, a major Canadian food manufacturing company, needed its senior leadership team to apply the company’s values and find new ways to achieve strategic goals. The organization wanted an experiential workshop that would provide practical exercises with lasting impact.

Our Approach

We introduced a method for creative problem solving, using an interactive experience that gave leaders the chance to collaborate, think and prototype real ideas quickly. We then held a competitive team challenge where groups came up with bold and creative solutions to achieve strategic goals. We also looked at how to live, work, lead and innovate in a rapidly changing and uncertain world.

The Results

Senior leaders came away with knowledge of design thinking principles, increased self-awareness and team interconnectedness, a renewed passion for corporate values, and innovative ideas for new strategic goals.

Real Results
Leaders applied their innovative design thinking to the strategic initiatives outlined by the CEO for implementation this year, resulting in real change.

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