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SEED is a seed for building a culture of innovation and excellence in an organization.
SEED is a custom solutions program for firms and organizations to simultaneously educate, train and create innovative solutions to the major strategic challenges by leveraging the creativity of executives, managers and high potential employees in an intense and fast paced environment.
Why SEEDSM differs from the Traditional business school programs?
Traditional custom education programs offered by the top business schools are not tailored to the client’s needs – they are either tailored to the needs of the lead professor’s research agenda or fitted into the specific area of the academic interests or tools developed by the program faculty
Traditional programs require long-term commitments and further engagement of the school faculty to help develop and implement solutions, post delivery of the program
Given the short shelf-life of the knowledge acquired, these long-drawn efforts to create and implement solutions dissipate knowledge, lose momentum, diminish motivation and drive and thus fail to deliver tangible, sustainable value for the client organization.
The SEEDSM Value
Just-in-time application of the content learned by the participants in the context of the real-life issues in valuelab® - an accelerated, intensely creative and learning environment, creates an indelible experience and much longer and better retention of the knowledge acquired than traditional methods
Creation of an innovative, executable solution to the major strategic issues, by leveraging the collective genius of its best and the brightest, in a very short time is a tremendously value-added return for the organization
Senior management have a realistic and measurable evaluation of the high-potential and the emerging leaders of the company through execution of the solutions developed and their subsequent results
SEED participants are challenged and instilled to build a culture of innovation and excellence, a seed that could be the foundation for a significant and sustainable transformation and value creation in the organization
While the duration of the program may vary with the scope and the complexity of issues, the following steps are typical for a custom developed program. Each step combines issue specific leading research and content, with hands-on exercises that build on to create innovative, practical solutions and their execution plans.
Pre-Program Define - Objectives and Scope
Day I Discover – Best concepts, models, practices
Day 2 Decide- Focus of the effort
Day 3 Design- Conceptual models of the potential solution
Day 4 Develop- Detail design of the solution
Day 5 Deploy – Execution plan
Post-Program Deliver- Implementation and measurement of the results
Deliver real value faster
Executable projects aligned with strategy
Address major issues/opportunities
Aligned and committed management team
Re-useable execution infrastructure
Accelerated decision making
Access to expertise
Change organizational culture
Focus on excellence – A culture that strives to be the best in the business
Build and enhance strategic capacity & capabilities - out-innovate and out-execute competition