Coaching by Example


Our team of the founders of Cimcoin (Clever IMage technology) and CimJoy has diverse cross-functional expertise. Our personal auras also create great synergy.

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Coaching by Example


Innopreneurial simulation games InnoBall (Innovation Brainball') and InnoChess (Innovation Chess) help build cross-functional expertise of an innovation team and assess its capabilities.





Coaching by Example


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Steve Job's speecf here is to the crazy ones cross-functional innovation team  


Steve Jobs explained the great success of his first computer as follows: "Part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians, and poets, and artists, and zoologists, and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world."






Corning with its remarkable culture of innovation has a long heritage of inventing new products and technologies as well as creating new businesses.

At Corning, cross-functional innovation teams are involved at every stage of the innovation process and have access to every resource and technology that is needed for project success... More










KoRe 10 Innovative Thinking Tools

KoRe 10 innovative thinking tools help ‒ inter alia ‒ strengthen cross-functional creativity of innovators. Kore 10 Innovative thinking tools also streamline generation and cross-pollination of ideas in an innovation team by defining action areas for each tool.. More

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Case Studies Silicon Valley

Source: Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

Both corporate and internal structure in the Silicon Valley firms conforms to the task. Companies make cross-functional involvement the path of least resistance. Compared to other places, radical project teams in the Silicon Valley have more capability, authority, responsibility, and accountability.3

Corporate Leaders view teams as the heart of innovation and the central innovation organization. The role of functions is defined explicitly as providing support to the teams.

By far, the vast majority of radical innovation in the Valley occurs in cross-functional teams because they:

  1. are easily structured

  2. are customized to bring the right people together for fast development and action

  3. make it easier for partners and suppliers to participate in the innovation effort

  4. provide a structure that follows the path of least resistance... More

Case Studies Harley-Davidson

One specific area in which Harley-Davidson's management has received acclaim is its use of cross-functional teams to design new products. To some extent, cross-functional advice has always been considered within the new product design process at Harley-Davidson. Representatives from engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, and marketing have always had some influence on the future direction of new products... More

Case Studies Quantum

Quantum is a global leader in storage, delivering highly reliable backup, recovery and archive solutions. The company established cross-functional innovation teams to accomplish two purposes:

1. to drive decisions downward, and
2. to increase innovation speed via real-time involvement of all relevant functions...