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Do You Know How IKEA Was INVENTED?

Discover how IKEA was invented. And ask yourself - what you can learn from its story. And, should you have to create a similar video for your organization - what would it look like?

Chander Nagpal
Chander Nagpal

Assuming you have watched the video before reading this article, the question is: Did it look familiar?

Is that how your startup idea emerged? Or is that how innovation gets done in your organization?

Did you identify yourself (or someone in your team or organization) as "Todd"?

Or did you identify yourself (or someone in your team or organization) as one of the two guys doing the creative stuff?

While the video might come across as FUN, it does have some invaluable lessons on the core enablers (as well as disablers) of creativity and innovation.

𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆?

Here are a few of them. Please share - which one (s) could you relate to? And, if you identified any other enabler/disabler - do share that too.

1. Simplify, Eliminate -- Do More with Less
2. Create human-centric design -- Make it Easy for the Users
3. Make Your value propositions Visible and Accessible -- Online & Offline
4. Engage Your Customers -- Identify Customer Personas and jobstobedone
5. Understand Customers' Needs & Wants -- Just Ask Them
6. Identify Your USP -- Be Different
7. Celebrate Success -- Right from Idea to Results
8. Recognize Contributions -- Nurture Your Talent

Deploying structured approaches like exponential sprints (an end-to-end framework combining design thinking, lean startup, and agile) and leveraging systemic methodologies and tools such as SCAMPER and six thinking hats undoubtedly make the innovation process far more efficient and effective.

And this is what Exponential Organizations do.

So, if you want to create the next IKEA, aka a new venture as a startup OR a new growth initiative within your organization - ASK YOURSELF - what would your video look like?

To read about the real story behind IKEA -

You can find the original post here.

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Chander Nagpal

With more than 25 years of experience in driving transformation initiatives, Chander is pronounced with a passion for delivering sustainable 10X impact through inspiring, engaging & enabling people.