Adobe has just provided free online access to Kickbox, its “innovation-in-a-box” toolkit.
Kickbox is a new innovation process that Adobe developed for its own use and then open-sourced so everyone can use it. It is both a process for individuals and a system for deploying that process across an organization at scale. It’s designed to increase innovator effectiveness, accelerate innovation velocity, and measurably improve innovation outcomes. It can also optimize innovation investments by reducing costs compared to traditional approaches.
Kickbox was developed at Adobe by building on 30 years of experience successfully innovating. We wanted to empower individual employees to follow their instincts about emerging opportunities so we created an “innovation-in-a-box” kit.
For Adobe staff, the Kickbox includes:
Each red box contains everything we think an enterprise innovator needs, including:
Money. Each red box contains a pre-paid credit card in the amount of US$1,000. Innovators use these funds to validate their idea.
Instructions. Kickbox includes quick reference cards outlining the six levels in the red box. Each card includes a checklist of actions innovators must complete to advance to the next level.
Other innovation tools. These include scorecards, frameworks, exercises, and other materials you’ll use to develop ideas.
Adobe won the 2015 award for Best Corporate Innovation Programme for Kickbox, so it's worth taking a look.
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