Learning to adapt and stay relevant amid rapidly shifting social, technological and market dynamics doesn’t always come naturally to mature businesses fine-tuned for efficiency and scale.
Graft was founded to help organisations build the capability to keep pace with this changing world. We have over a decade of experience working with companies to nurture thriving innovation cultures and support teams to deliver results.
Innovation Strategy Support
Providing a range of project leadership, research, and facilitation skills to help get important innovation work done.
Cross-silo collaboration is key to successful innovation, but working within multi-disciplinary projects isn’t always easy. We help model effective ways of working through the facilitation of collaborative research, strategy development, pipeline planning and design sprints.
Developing and delivering tailored learning programmes to boost teams’ innovation capabilities and embed new behaviours.
Increasing internal innovation potential typically begins with embedding new approaches, behaviours and perspectives. With a depth of knowledge in both innovation practice and learning design, we develop and deliver tailored programmes to boost teams’ knowledge, skills and experience.
Coaching and Mentoring
Supporting individuals to work towards personal development goals and contend with on-the-job priorities through regular coaching sessions.
Innovation culture lives and breathes at the level of the individual. We work with managers to identify on-going support needs of teams and individuals, as well as the best way of addressing them. We typically provide regular coaching and feedback sessions, but also offer connections to a network of expert coaches, facilitation of internal peer learning networks and introductions to long-term career mentors for individuals.
Working with business leaders to configure innovation architecture for success — from development of the vision, right down to the nitty-gritty of job descriptions.
Aligning innovation capability to broader business strategy is a complex challenge that needs time and attention, beyond the cut and thrust of delivery. We work closely with business leaders to define the purpose of innovation teams and the roles they play in the organisation’s activities. We can then define how innovation culture, processes and organisational structure can be set up for success.