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Social Labs

Innovation and Sustainable Business Development


Nowadays, innovation and sustainable business development can only be accomplished if the available knowledge and experience of all stakeholders is being mobilized. Horus Social Labs, a specific kind of workshop, allow for such mobilization through well structured, coordinated execution of necessary measures.

Horus Social Labs can be used for the analysis of business models as well as for the assessment of procedures and organizational structures. Also, having a Social Lab in the course of the implementation of IT systems verifiably improves the overall result, specifically in terms of sustainability.

In times of globalization and the continuous availability of new technology, businesses are pressured to constantly supply innovation throughout all industries. Most businesses are already aware of which measures to take, but need the appropriate methods and tools to ensure the best possible further development.

Many projects suffer a lack of transparency concerning context, performance, goals, strategies, key figures, and risks. Not having a clearly defined roadmap and including an insufficient number of stakeholders can make your employees feel left out and in turn make your business lose a lot of potential.
Horus Social Labs drastically increase the transparency within these projects and ensure a common roadmap as well as permanently motivated project participants.

Preparation

Development of a business case to be worked during the course of the Lab
Tools
Horus Business Modeler
Benefits
Structured graphical visualization of single, flexible business cases

Method- and
Tool-training

All participants are being trained about the Horus Method and the according software tools
Tools
e.g. WebEx
Benefits
Ideal preparation for the collaboration within the Lab; further education in innovation-, project-, and business process management

Introduction of participants

A web-conference elaborates the Lab’s framework
Tools
e.g. WebEx
Benefits
Common understanding of terms and tasks

Cross-location work

The Lab-participants act according to their roles and work on the tasks on hand
Tools
Horus Business Modeler
Horus Private Community
Benefits
Inclusion of everbody’s knowledge (Stakeholder, employees, specialists …); teamwork – both on-site and cross-location

Finale

The moderator summarizes the course of the Lab and gives a first outlook of the results
Tools
e.g. WebEx
Benefits
Encountering and overcoming barriers in communication and technology
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Preparation
Development of a business case to be worked during the course of the Lab
Duration: 1 – 4 days
Tools
Horus Business Modeler
Benefits
Structured graphical visualization of single, flexible business cases
Method- and tool-training
All participants are being trained about the Horus Method and the according software tools
Duration: 30 min – 2 hrs.
Tools
e.g. WebEx
Benefits
Ideal preparation for the collaboration within the Lab; further education in innovation-, project-, and business process management
Introduction of participants
A web-conference elaborates the Lab’s framework
Duration: 10 – 20 min
Tools
e.g. WebEx
Benefits
Common understanding of terms and tasks
Cross-location work
The Lab-participants act according to their roles and work on the tasks on hand
Duration: 4 hrs. – several days
Tools
Horus Business Modeler
Horus Private Community
Horus GRC+
Benefits
Inclusion of everbody’s knowledge (Stakeholder, employees, specialists …); teamwork – both on-site and cross-location
Finale
The moderator summarizes the course of the Lab and gives a first outlook of the results Tools
e.g. WebEx
Benefits
Encountering and overcoming barriers in communication and technology
Follow-up
Consolidation, documentation and analysis of results, Follow-Up
Duration: 0,5 – 4 days
Tools
Horus Private Community
Benefits
Sustainable use of achieved results
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Conclusion

In the long run innovation and sustainable business development can only be successful if all available potential is being brought to the fullest and if specific, external support helps to focus on the important aspects of your business.