What you will learn
- Why companies need to continuously innovate strategically
- How to identify weak signals, market discontinuities and non-linear shifts that shape the future evolution of an industry
- How to execute breakthrough innovation strategies
- How can firms build the requisite organizational DNA to create the future while managing the present
Courses in this program
DartmouthX's Leading Innovation with Vijay Govindarajan Professional Certificate
- Job Outlook
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Given the incredible pace of change disrupting industries today, no company can survive by its sole reliance on a few individual leaders at the top trying to assess, and respond, to these disrupters. EVERY employee must take up this mantle in his, or her, respective job, function, business unit, market and/or geography. But to upskill an entire organization to think this way in real time can seem overwhelming. This is precisely why these two edX courses created and taught by one of the world's most capable strategists is so timely, and so critical to a company's long term success. Any employee who wants to think, and act like a leader... one who can hypothesize what the future holds and act accordingly would benefit from completing these two courses on innovation. The simplicity, and power of application of VG's Box 3 thinking simply cannot be overstated. Hasbro leaders have found Three Box Solution practical and impactful.
At P&G, we take a holistic approach to innovation to meet the needs of the consumers we serve. This means partnering across all of our functions, including marketing, supply chain, technology, human resources, and finance to create and execute winning innovations. We have worked with Vijay Govindarajan to strengthen our approach to innovation, leveraging the insights from his latest book Three Box Solution. As a result, we believe managers in all functional areas can benefit from developing their innovation skills through professional certificate programs like those being offered through edX.
At Prudential, Vijay Govindarajan has helped shape our thinking on the theory and practice of innovation. The rate of change will only accelerate in the future. Innovation is therefore going to be even more important. Whether you are a manager in the marketing function or in human resources or in finance, you must acquire capabilities to spot unmet customer problems, conceive new business models, test critical assumptions, come up with appropriate scorecard, and build the talent and the team to convert ideas into impact. Earning a Professional Certificate in Vijay's Developing Breakthrough Innovations and Executing Breakthrough Innovations will help you develop these critical capabilities.