Leading up to training, we assessed AFI’s processes, resources, culture, and innovation stakeholders to customize the workshop and content to align with its systems. Because our workshops are based on experiential learning, we collaborated with AFI to identify internal technology intelligence projects that we would use; this allowed participants to apply our structured approach to their individual work. Over the two-day training, participants learned technology intelligence tools and techniques to assess internal needs and gain stakeholder buy-in; a repeatable intelligence gathering methodology; and strategies for “scouting solution” analysis and communication.
Technology Intelligence Training Influences Innovation
Today Armstrong Flooring has made technology intelligence a critical piece of its innovation process. The organization uses our approach to anticipate and define early stage opportunities and inform and validate later stage projects. Our technology intelligence training continues to influence technology innovation across the organization from manufacturing processes, product development, and business operations, to building external partnerships and development programs.
Empowering Team to Make Informed Decisions
AFI has recognized many benefits from the technology intelligence training led by RTI Innovation Advisors, as summed up below.